SISSON LIBRARY NEWS
Academy Award film DVDs donated to library
By Carole Howard and the Library Staff
A local anonymous benefactor has donated 40 once-viewed current films on DVD to the library, half of which are Academy Award nominees or winners. Thanks to this gift, we now have a larger DVD collection for your viewing pleasure including “Talk to Her,” “Far From Heaven,” “Doubt,” “Frost Nixon,” “Crash,” “Kinsey,” “Moneyball,” “Black Swan,” “Being Julia,” “Good Night and Good Luck,” “Gosford Park,” “Amelie,” “Mystic River,” “Hotel Rwanda,” “Monster Ball,” “Capote,” “The Whale Rider,” “Brother, Where Art Thou” and many more.
Other patrons also have been generous with donations of DVDs. We are very grateful for these additions to our DVD collection because our annual DVD budget is only $1,000. We now have 1,293 DVDs. In addition to popular titles, we have DVDs for children, classics, musicals, exercise and history.
Gentle reminder: We no longer are accepting video tapes for space reasons. As our DVD collection grows, we have to reduce the size of our VHS collection. Over the past few years, we have slowly been wedding the VHS tapes to make room for more DVDs.
If you have gently used DVDs you no longer need, we would love to have them to share with our patrons.
Films for teens
The free based-on-the-book film series for teens at12:30 p.m. Fridays features “Red Riding Hood” from the director of “Twilight” on July 6 and “The Ring” on July 13.
Films for adults
The free based-on-the book film series for adults at2:30 p.m. Fridays features “Casino Royal” tomorrow (June 29).
Summer Reading closing party
Summer Reading participants should mark your calendars for an all-ages closing party on Friday, July 13 from5:30 – 7 p.m.(after the library closes) that will include stories, refreshments and music. Special guests will be storytellers from Albuquerque Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee. After the program, we will draw the raffle tickets to find out who the grand prize winners are.
Mysteries and thrillers
“Skeleton Picnic” is a mystery set in the southwest and “On Deadly Ground” is a mystery set in Southern Utah’s Kanab; both are written by Michael Norman and feature BLM Ranger J.D. Books. “Nights of Awe” by Harri Nykanen is the first in the series featuring Inspector Ariel Kafka of Helsinki’s Violent Crime Unit. “Smoke” by Lisa Unger is the fourth and final book in the Lydia Strong series. “Now You See Me” by S.J. Bolton is a thriller following a killer remarkably like Jack the Ripper. “Little Night” by Luanne Rice follows two sisters estranged after one kills the husband of the other. “Love is Murder” is a collection of 30 romantic suspense stories by different authors.
Books on MP3
“The Storm” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown is the latest in the Kurt Austin adventure series. “Canada” by Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford is about a boy who tries to remake his life in Canada after his parents are jailed. “Stolen Prey” by John Sandford is the 22nd in the series featuring Lucas Davenport. “Deadlocked” by Charlaine Harris is the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse series. “The Chemistry of Tears” by Peter Carey follows a museum curator who buries her grief in work with automatons.
Books on CD
“The Columbus Affair” by Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Steve Berry takes readers on a whole new look at Christopher Columbus. “Born of Silence” by Sherrilyn Kenyon follows a Resistance leader working to topple the government that destroyed her family. “The Family Corleone” by Ed Falco is the prequel to “The Godfather.” “Deadline” by Fern Michaels is the latest in the Godmothers mystery series. “This is How”: Help for the Self” by Augusten Burroughs offers aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, obesity, grief, disease, sadness and more for young and old alike. “Farther Away” is a collection of essays and speeches written by Jonathan Franzen over the past five years.
“The Book of Lost Fragrances” by M.J. Rose is an historical thriller. “Words Get In The Way” by Nan Rossiter is a romance set inNew Hampshire. “Istanbul Passage” by Joseph Kanon is a story of espionage after World War II. “Honor” by Janet Dailey is the latest in the Bannon Brothers series. “No Cooperation from the Cat” by Marian Babson is a light whodunit. “Spring Fever” by Mary Kay Andrews is a romance set in the South. “No Longer A Gentleman” by Mary Jo Putney is the latest in the Lost Lords romance series. “Afterwards” by Rosamund Lupton is a mystery narrated by a woman in a coma. “The Steel Box” includes two western stories by Max Brand. “Final Sail” by Elaine Viets is the latest in the Dead-End Job mystery series.
Fantasy and supernatural
“Kiss the Dead” by Laurell K. Hamilton is an Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novel. “Mortal” by Ted Dekker is book two in the Books of Mortals series. “Among Others” by Jo Walton follows a little girl sent to boarding school in England where she tempts fate by doing magic herself. “Amped” by Daniel H. Wilson tells of a high school teacher who learns the powers of the tiny device in his head could have him killed.
Other new novels
“Shelter” by Frances Greenslade follows two sisters after their father dies and their mother abandons them. “The Far Side of the Sky” by Daniel Kalla tells of Jews fleeing Germany for Shanghai in World War II. “Little Century” by Anna Keesey is an historical novel set in a lawless frontier town in Oregon. “Wife 22” by Melanie Gideon is a story about a woman whose life changes after she becomes part of am anonymous online survey. “The Dream of the Celt” by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa explores the life of the irish nationalist Roger Casement. “Summer Breeze” by Nancy Thayer tells of three women who forge unique bonds one summer in the Berkshires. “Sea Change” by Karen White follows a woman with a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island.
“Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Marc Dolan traces the singer’s evolution from a struggling artist to an acclaimed musician. “Cronkite” by Douglas Brinkley is an in-depth look at the life of “the most trusted man inAmerica.”
Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Betty Church, Marcia Pastuszek and Tom Thorpe.
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