Friday, November 4, 2011

Cory's November Staff Pick


By Jane Smiley
PS 3569 M39 M66 1995

This hilarious dark comedy about university life features Earl Butz, a white hog being fed in secret to find out just how big he can get, and several other characters focused on all manner of appetites. Academia is always ripe for satire, but the tension between teaching and research at a large agricultural institution adds a whole new layer for Smiley to exploit.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jan's November Staff Pick

Check out our new subscription to:
The Wrangler, Horse and Rodeo News!

This is a locally published periodical that contains lots of equestrian information from the western states including Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Nebraska, and Idaho. There are articles by various writers; schedules of events; classified ads for trailers, trainings, etc.; and color photos of stock for sale. Don’t forget to check for your (or a friend’s) standing in the statistics lists of the many rodeo events.
Lots of information in a compact format! This is a weekly publication so check the library often for the latest news.

Casey's November Staff Pick

Survivorman Season 3

DVD GV 200.5 .S87 2009

Follow survival exper Les Stroud as he spends 7 days alone in places like the Colorado Rockies, the Australian Outback, and Papua New Guinea. Learn to eat the Witchetty Grub for your night time snack. Follow Les as he tried to stay alive long enough for rescue crews to reach him in the Sierra Nevadas. If you want real survival advice that won't let you down, kick back and enjoy your soda while Les starves in the wildlands to show you how to survive.

Shawnte's November Staff Pick

New Moon

By Stephenie Meyer

PS 3613 .E979 N532 2006

New Moon is a romance between a teenage girl, named Bella and a mysterious boy named Edward who turns out to be a vampire. For some of you who have not read this novel, it is an enchanting story where two completely different people have fallen in love and now for Bella’s safely Edward has made the decision to break up with Bella and stay away from her so no one tries to harm her. Their tale takes them on an adventure of desire and heart pounding altitudes. WARNING: this book may make you cry since the tale is of teenage romance and heartbreak. This book is great for cuddling up at home with a warm blanket, some hot chocolate on a cold November night, and I thought it would be perfect for all of you who have not yet read the series to start because Breaking Dawn part 1 is coming soon to theatres! Read the rest of Stephanie Myer’s series Twilight #1, New Moon #2 Eclipse #3, and Breaking dawn #4.

Juli's November Staff Pick


by David Wiesner

Oversize PZ 7 .W6367 F65 2006
Vivid storytelling and active imagining are at the heart of this beautiful Caldecott Award winning book. I first discovered Wiesner’s work when I picked up a copy of Tuesday, which the CWC Library also has. Who knew page-turning could be so fun! This book is an ultimate in armchair-travel!

Kelsey's November Staff Pick

The Hunger Games
By Suzanne Collins

PS 3603 .O4558 H86 2008

This is a must-read book that is sure to catch anyone’s attention. The Hunger Games will take you on a suspenseful adventure through the eyes of the main character, Katniss Everdeen. Hurry and get into the upcoming phenomenon before it takes off!

Sam's November Staff Pick

Mozart and the Whale

DVD PN 1995.9 .C55 M69378 2006
Mozart and the whale is a beautiful story of two people with Asperger's Syndrome who struggle to build and keep a loving relationship with each other. Donald and Isabelle are two completely different characters who meet through the Autism support group that Donald leads. The movie is beautifully photographed, and the music is both hilarious and appropriate. Director Petter Naess shows off his talent very well in the construction of the film.

Kristy's November Staff Pick

The Book of unholy mischief
By Elle Newmark

Set in fifteenth-century Venice, this historical drama is flavored with Renaissance recipes and political intrigue. The story is not perfectly written, but it is still worth listening to. Raul Esparza is the reader and he does an awesome job. Everyone, from Luciano the orphan street boy, to Francesca the convent beauty who captures the heart of the orphan, is brought to life with his voice.