Sunday, March 24, 2013

Marina's April Staff Pick

Planet Earth
DVD QL 50 .P526 2007
This series includes; From Pole to Pole, Mountains, Fresh Water, Caves, Deserts, Ice Worlds, Great Plains, Jungles, Shallow Seas, Seasonal Forests, Ocean Deep, and Planet Earth: The Future. Each disc shows how amazing the world and everything in it is. The last disc, Planet Earth: The Future, shows how many species are threatened and how they can be protected in the future.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jeff's April Staff Pick

What tHe βLЄЄP DӨ wS (k)pow!?

PN1995.9.D7 W52 2004

Amanda, brilliantly played by Marlee Matlin, is a photographer who begins to question her perceptions.  The film details her quest to understand alternate reality theories and different ways to observe the universe around us. 
Interspersed throughout Amanda’s adventures are interviews with quantum physics experts and New Age authors.
This is a fascinating mental journey through various realms of thought.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Iroda's April Staff Pick

Beneath a Meth Moon

PZ 7 .W849 45 BEN 2012

By Jacqueline Woodson

It is a stunning novel about the young girl and her dark journey on a horrible meth addiction. It is a very powerful, emotional, wonderful, and yet very easy to read book.
It is a must read book of the 2012 year.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Iroda's March Staff Pick

Food, Inc.
DVD HD 9005 .F66 2009
“Drawing on Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, director Robert Kenner’s provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary explores the food industry’s detrimental effects on our health and environment.”
This documentary is extremely powerful, shocking and eye opening truth about our today’s food production.
 It is an excellent movie to get knowledge about what we really buy in grocery stores and consume. Highly recommend to watch to anybody.

Kristy's March Staff Pick

The Girl Who Chased the Moon
This is one of the books from the library's newest collection of leased books. This collection includes a variety of popular and best-selling hardcover books. Come in and check out our selection!

Mullaby, North Carolina is a place where magic happens. Emily Benedict and Julia Winterson are each searching for their place in the world. Emily arrives at the house of a grandfather she's never met and tries to make sense of the changes in her life and the past her mother has hidden from her. Julia Winterson came back to Mullaby temporarily. The deadline she has set for herself to finish her business is rapidly approaching but is she ready to leave permanently?

Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emily's backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of loveable misfits, the unexpected fits right in.

This story has a little bit of everything... romance, mystery, forbidden love, delicious food, all sprinkled with a hint of magic.

Jan's March Staff Pick

Nobody Don't Love Nobody
By Stacey Bess
LC 5144.22 .U8 B47 1994
The telling of a series of situations in a teacher's life, this book about a school in Utah for homeless students brings to the front the lifestyle situation that these children live in, not by their choice, but because of adult choices and circumstances.
"No matter how simple the act may seem, we may never get another opportunity to touch someone's life."  pg. 208

Candy's March Staff Pick

By Dick Francis and Felix Francis
CWC Library’s McNaughton Collection

Dick Francis’ books are of the mystery/adventure genre, but in reading his many books you can learn a lot about horses and steeplechase racing; he was also a jockey. At times you can feel you are in the race with the rider, but also help solve the story. This book is co- authored by his son Felix, so the tradition continues. Enjoy!


Marina's March Staff Pick

Food, Inc.
Robert Kenner
DVD HD 9005 .F66 2009
This film exposes the food industry. It shows where our food really comes from, and how the animals are treated. The filmmaker exposes slaughter houses and factory farms. The film shows that chickens are bred to grow so fast that most of them can’t even walk, the average hamburger contains meat from nearly 100 cattle, and mass production cattle are often raised knee-deep in their own manure. It’s a very interesting and disturbing film.        

Joe's March Staff Pick

Think Harmony with Horses
By Ray Hunt
This book I’m only half way through and the amount of knowledge that Ray Hunt knows about horses is over whelming. He explains on what to think when your horse dose this or that and how to respond to their reaction. Ray hunt basically tells the reader that the horse is smarter then you and knows more then you. There is a saying that goes “You can lead a horse to water” Ray flips that saying around to be the horse will lead you to the watering hole of knowledge.

I think that this book is good book to read and will be towards anyone who has ever broke and trained horses before.


Jeff's March Staff Pick

Gasland: Can You Light Your Water On Fire?
DVD: TN 881.G37 2010

As the number of drilling sites for natural gas increases, the water in several areas across the country (including Wyoming) is being contaminated and many residents are able to run their faucets and light their tap water on fire.  This ecological disaster affects 34 states.
Filmmaker John Fox travels across America to learn about hydraulic fracturing - also called “fracking” -  and asks questions about the safety of the practice.
I really enjoyed watching this documentary.  I learned a lot about how natural gas is acquired and the dangers and pollutants that result.  Citizens may want to learn more about the process of drilling for natural gas before supporting the idea that natural gas is a good, ecological alternative to other fuel sources.

Kelsey's March Staff Pick

The Aristocats
DVD PN 1995.9 .C55 A75 2008

‘The Aristocats’ is definitely a movie I would recommend for just about anyone of any age. This movie has been around since 1970 and I believe it to be enjoyable for each generation that comes into contact with it.  It is a charming, touching, and humorous movie. It has a lot of character, and is surely worth checking out!

Nicole's March Staff Pick

Taking Chance
Film by Michael Strobl and Ross Katz
DVD PN 1997.2 .T35 2009
  Taking Chance is a movie based on a true story about a Lt. Colonel in the Marines whose cathartic journey begins with volunteering to escort the remains of a deceased soldier to his hometown in Wyoming.  There are no surprises or plot twists, just the human experience of people who recognize the tragedy of one man’s death and the impact we have as we touch each other’s lives.


The special features were fabulous because you meet the real people represented in the story, glimpse how one young soldier lived, and the impact he made during his short 20 year life.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Kirsten's March Staff Pick

Louis Sachar
PZ 7 S1185 Ho 1998
Holes is one of those books that you will always remember. The main character, Stanley is thrust into a world where “juvenile offenses”, like him are sent to a camp. At the camp they are required to dig holes, holes, and more holes. Our character finds a box which sets him off on an adventure of his lifetime. I love this book because it’s an easy read, but there are complex themes to also think about, such as the symbolism of holes.  If you haven’t read it, I would check it out!

Tyler's March Staff Pick

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Hunter S. Thompson
PN 4874 .T444 A3 2005
            This novel is not your average adventure story, but more of a twisted documentary of two people, journalist Raul Duke and attorney Dr. Gonzo, who take it to the next level to cover a couple events in Las Vegas. The two drives from California to Las Vegas with a suitcase of illicit drugs including LSD, ether, mescaline, cannabis, cocaine, amyls, uppers, downers, and a whole collection of assorted alcohol to the Mint 400, a race in the desert. The journalist, Raul Duke who is Hunter S. Thompson’s character, and attorney Dr. Gonzo, go out to cover the story, but instead decide to find the American Dream through fear and loathing.

            Through out the novel, you watch these two get crazier and deeper into their drug induced experience, going days at a time totally losing control.  They constantly talk about the failure of the early 60’s counterculture and how it was so much better than the current times, story taken place in 1971.  They lose track of why they were sent out in the first place and start to solely focus on finding the American Dream.

            This is truly an outrageous adventure with never a dull moment.  It’s an easy read, though at times gets confusing since the characters are on a different level at points.  It is humorous, serious, puts you on edge, and straight up great and interesting.  This is highly recommended if you are open to a different style of writing.  Hunter S. Thompson does not disappoint and is truly a genuine man who isn’t afraid to express himself and his view on life.