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Unless you live under a rock, you’ve likely heard of Crossfit – the grueling workout regimen that has gained a huge following in recent years.  Check out this new book by Stephen Madden, former editor of Bicycling magazine, called Embrace the Suck.  He chronicles a year of devotion to Crossfit and the Paleo diet and what he learned along the way.  This one is getting great reviews!  You can find it in our catalog by clicking here.



Ron’s Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

alexanderA young boy, Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould), for whom it seems that life is composed of nothing but a series of calamities, on the eve of his birthday, stays up past midnight, places a candle on a cupcake, lights it, and makes a wish that at least his family would notice and appreciate his predicament. The next day, his dad, Ben (Steve Carell), his mom, Kelly (Jennifer Garner), and his siblings, Anthony (Dylan Minnette), Emily (Kerris Dorsey), and Baby Trevor (Elise Vargas, Zoey Vargas) experience a variety of unusual  and annoying events. Sight gags abound, fast paced comical verbal interchanges occur, and near the end of the day, everyone’s nerves are frazzled. Alexander confesses that all is his fault, and pleads for everybody to simmer down. Even a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day is bearable as long as they are all together. 4 Stars (Reviewed by Ron)

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Hot Holds!

girl on the trainWondering what’s popular at the library right now?  Here are the items with the most holds as of yesterday, February 24th, 2015.  Want to know what all the fuss is about?  Click on the links to get on the hold list!

Hot Books:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Memory Man by David Baldacci

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

Mockingjay-DVDHot Movies:

Hunger Games – The Mockingjay Part One (DVD)

Interstellar (DVD)

American Sniper (DVD)

The Imitation Game (DVD)

Wild (DVD)


Let’s Talk Books!

In the video below, Debbie talks about the biography Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore.  You can find this title in our catalog by clicking here.

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Ron’s Review: Selma

This film relates some of the events in the fight to dismantle the obstructions to the right to vote exercised by local authorities. The magnificent portrayals of Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and of President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) easily lead one into thinking that they’ve been resurrected. It seems as if one is watching a real documentary. Coretta Scott King (Carmen Ejogo) is ably portrayed as well. Annie Lee Cooper (Oprah Winfrey), in a cameo role, visually shows some of the legal hardships presented to blacks who may have tried to register to vote. This film should be on everyone’s must see list. 4 stars (Reviewed by Ron) 

Watch the trailer below and click here to find this item in our catalog.