We've got some new smileys! -which you might recognize from the old forum. More new ones are on the way too, so stay tuned. We've also got images along the side of the forum, so if you want to post some art it'll show up on the front page too for people to see.
till later -
Mockingjay won't be released until August, but in the meantime click over to Scholastic for a view of all three covers together and a little more information about Suzanne Collins' latest.
Also, check out Mr. Foster's Books if you can't see him in person.
There is a book that I had requested from another library. It has said "in transit" for at least 10 days. I just wanted to confirm that this meant it has not arrived at the Canton Public Library yet. My name is Brian Kutnick. Thanks.
They Might Be Giants No! - the title track has a great rock guitar riff that will get you bopping around.
Jim Gill Makes it Noisy In Boise - parents can definitely stand to listen to the swing sensation "The night we made it noisy in Boise, Idaho" and "Let's Dance Now!" I don't think it's possible to sit still and listen to those.
*Note- if you're a fan of Jim Gill, check out his Facebook page! He gives updates about his appearances and he has also announced that he's currently working on a new album! We can't wait to hear it!
The Music Man - so it isn't technically a children's CD, but what better way to get active than to march around the house to "Seventy six trombones"?
[Photo courtesy of eLibrary]
I'm thinking this will be a wonderful distraction during the week while I'm waiting for the next episode of Masterpiece Classic. Wonderful episode guides exist online if you want to watch a particular episode and can't remember its name or season. My favorite is the Road to Avonlea Guide &mdsh; but watch out! Spoilers abound!
If you love good storytelling, beautiful scenery, or period films--come check this series out!
I really don't think its necessary to require passwords to have both a lower case, upper case, punctuation and a number. This is really excessive. These requirements exceed the requirements for every secure site I have ever used: four brokerages, five insurance companies, sieight forture 500 companies I do consulting for, three retirement accounts and a dozen credit cards, etc etc. I have a sixteen character password which is plenty secure by any reasonable measure but it doesn't cut the muster for the Canton Public Library?
This password excess can actually promote insecurity because ittends to cause people to write it down becuase it doesn't match any other password they use. For me its a really pain because I have to get my password reset every single time I want to log in. Hopefully your IT director will consider changing this to a little more rational scheme.
All the Living by C.E. Morgan. Aloma moves to her boyfriend Orren's Kentucky farm when his family dies in a car accident. And as a bereaved Orren withdraws, Aloma's chances of becoming a concert pianist diminish. Read by Julia Gibson
Closing Time: a Memoir by Joe Queenan. Queenan's deeply funny and affecting memoir about his great escape from a childhood of poverty in a Philadelphia housing project in the early 1960s. Read by Johnny Heller
The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs. Essays on all of A.J.'s hilarious adventures as a human guinea pig, including "My Outsourced Life" and "The Truth About Nakedness." Read by the author
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project. Read by multiple readers
Little Bee by Chris Cleave. A haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers--one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. Read by Anne Flosnik
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. Truly paid the price of her enormity, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers, while her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection, leads a life of privilege. Read by Carrington MacDuffie
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Dr. Faraday is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family. The once grand Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayres haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Farady know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. Read by Simon Vance
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly. Focusing on the case of Alonzo Winslow, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus and that the real killer is operating completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Read by Peter Giles
Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos. A portrait of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother's disappearance when they were children. Read by Tavia Gilbert
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith. When Precious Ramotswe asks her dependable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni to fix her tiny, white van, she fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern, and he does. So Precious tries to track her beloved van down--and learns it has already been stolen from its new owner. Read by Lisette Lecat