Friday, February 24, 2012

Back to the Future on Broadway

Great Scott!! Back to the Future on Broadway? Wow.. Who else here use to watch this every time it came it on TBS? A representative for writer and director Robert Zemeckis confirmed to The Huffington Post that Zemeckis, co-writer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri are engaged in preliminary creative discussions about the possibility of bringing "Back to the Future" to Broadway.

Librarian's Pick of the Week: Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood

Title: Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood
Author: Meredith Ann Pierce
Genre: Fantasy
Published: 2012
Age: 13+

Synopsis: First she is Brown Hannah, a drab healer living in the enchanted Tanglewood. Then, when she challenges the magician who holds her captive, she becomes Green Hannah. Next, she is Golden Hannah traveling through the land, with talking animals and birds by her side. And, finally, Russet Hannah, when she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story.

Review: "Pierce's latest is a mesmerizing tale is steeped in legends about Earth Mother. Brown Hannah, clad in brown leaves and with sprigs and buds growing in her hair, is a young healer who lives at the verge of Tanglewood. She has no memory of how she came there, and her only companions are Magpie, Badger, three mischievous fox pups, and a mysterious wizard who forbids her to leave the wood. Legend has it that within the wood lies a fabulous treasure, sought by knights from Faraway Isle and guarded by Golden Boar. One knight survives the vicious boar, and as Brown Hannah nurses him back to health, she learns the joys of human companionship. But the wizard mutes the knight and turns him into a fox. Enraged, Hannah flees with the fox and her companions, determined to restore the fox to human form. During her journey, she changes into Green Hannah, then Golden Hannah. When she reaches the place from which she first came, she becomes Russet Hannah, the season turns to autumn, and she discovers not only who she is but also what the future will bring. The telling is lyrical and magical, elegant in imagery, and memorable in characterization. It's a glorious return for Pierce." - Booklist

If you're intrigued, don't forget to check our library's catalog for this book!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Librarian's Pick of the Week: The Fault in Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genre: Drama
Published: 2012
Age: 13+

Synopsis: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Review: "It's not fair," complains 16-year-old Hazel from Indiana. "The world," says Gus, her new friend from her teen support group, "is not a wish-granting factory." Indeed, life is not fair; Hazel and Gus both have cancer, Hazel's terminal. Despite this, she has a burning obsession: to find out what happens to the characters after the end of her favorite novel. An Imperial Affliction by Dutch author Peter Van Houten is about a girl named Anna who has cancer, and it ends in mid-sentence (presumably to indicate a life cut short), a stylistic choice that Hazel appreciates but the ambiguity drives her crazy. Did the "Dutch Tulip Man" marry Anna's mom? What happened to Sisyphus the Hamster? Hazel asks her questions via email and Van Houten responds, claiming that he can only tell her the answers in person. When she was younger, Hazel used her wish-one granted to sick children from The Genie Foundation-by going to Disney World. Gus decides to use his to take Hazel to Amsterdam to meet the author. Like most things in life, the trip doesn't go exactly as anticipated. Van Houten is a disappointment, but Hazel, who has resisted loving Gus because she doesn't want to be the grenade that explodes in his life when she dies, finally allows herself to love. Once again Green offers a well-developed cast of characters capable of both reflective thought and hilarious dialogue. With his trademark humor, lovable parents, and exploration of big-time challenges, The Fault in Our Stars is an achingly beautiful story about life and loss." - School Library Journal

If you're intrigued, don't forget to check our library's catalog for this book!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

25 Pictures Taken at Exactly the Right Moment

I was in hysterics the entire time.... For more, go here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Turquoise Eyes!

What a pretty girl! She like something out of a fantasy book.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Painting vs. Real Life

So that's who that couple were! The artist, Grant Wood, saw a little house in Iowa that he wanted to paint with “the kind of people [he] fancied should live in that house.” Who did he choose? dut-duna-nah! His sister and his dentist. Aren't they a happy looking couple....

Friday, February 3, 2012

No-Handed Bicycle Moves

I have definitely pulled a few of these moves myself. "The Hippie," "The Beginner," and "The Canoe" are three of my trademark moves.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Arrivals!!

January 1st - January 15th

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