A Novel Bunch book club is reading Jim Fergus’ One Thousand White Women on March 20th, 2:00-3:30. An historical novel transporting readers to another time and place, namely the western prairies, in 1875. In the 1850′s, a peace conference was held in Fort Laramie and a prominent North Cheyenne chief requested of the U.S. Army, a gift of one thousand white women as brides for his warriors. The chief thought by assimilating into the white man’s culture, he would be ensuring peace between the two cultures. Jim Fergus asks What If? and creates a journal of May Dodd, a courageous, inspiring main character. We feel her excitement, fear, sorrow and exultation as she and other women friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime ! Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
Every year the American Library Association presents awards in children’s literature. The Newbery and the Caldecott Medals are considered the two most prestigious awards for children’s literature in the United States. This year’s Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book went to “Locomotive,” illustrated by Brian Floca. The Newbery Award for literature went to Kate DiCamillo for “Flora & Ulysses.”
Honor books for the Caldecott include “Journey,” written and illustrated by Aaron Becker; Flora and the Flamingo,” written and illustrated by Molly Idle; and “Mr. Wuffles!” written and illustrated by David Wiesner. Newbery honors include “Doll Bones,” written by Holly Black ; “The Year of Billy Miller,” written by Kevin Henkes ; “One Came Home,” written by Amy Timberlake ; and “Paperboy,” written by Vince Vawter.
Check these and previous award winners out at the library!
Pick Your Practice, by Meagan McCrary, 613.7 MCC
Curious about yoga but don’t know where to start? Mystified by the different styles and don’t know which would suit you? This book may help. With overviews of yoga’s origins and purpose, the history of yoga in America and yoga’s philosophical foundations, you’ll get a good idea of what yoga is all about. In-depth chapters on seven of the major yoga styles and shorter summaries of ten more styles will give you a good grasp on which style would suit you best.
NEW to the library
The Language of Yoga: a Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms and Chants, by Nicolai Bachman, 613.7 BAC
If you are well on your way on your yoga journey but stumped by all the Sanskrit, take a look (and a listen!) at this book. A clear and concise dictionary of the Sanskrit terms used in yoga practice with the Sanskrit, transliteration and English translations, as well as illustrations, this book will help when you find yourself mystified in your practice. Includes 2 audio cds of the chants, terms and Astanga yoga sequences.
Brown County Reads! Join the Brown County Public Library and the Brown County Literacy Coalition in the second annual Brown County Reads. The 2014 title selection is Ashfall by Rosie Award winner, Indiana Young Adult author, Mike Mullin. This apocalyptic tale is about the aftermath of a supervolcano eruption in Yellowstone National Park. The author will be at the library on February 20th presenting a free evening program. The intended audience is for high school and up. Copies are available at the library.
If you are getting in the mood for the holidays, don’t forget the library. We have many old favorite movies and some you may have never seen. For instance, we have many versions of A Christmas Carol, including Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooge, and Scrooged with Bill Murray.
If you do a catalog search narrowed down to “videos,” enter keyword “Christmas,” and you will get a long list which includes television series that have a holiday episode. There are many titles in the children’s area starring everyone from Alvin to the Wiggles. Adults may choose action (Die Hard), sentimental favorites (It’s a Wonderful Life), comedy (Elf, Home Alone) etc.
Another source of holiday cheer is the Music CD collection near the checkout desk. Go around to the far side and look for the shelf in the middle marked “Holiday.” There are many wonderful choices with all-time favorites.
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