Displays

November Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of November, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Honoring Our Veterans,” located on the left book cube, is fiction and movies about those who serve or have served in the armed forces.

“Love Books? Write One!,” located on the center book cube, is a display focusing on November as National Novel Writing Month.  It is a mix of books that started as NaNoWriMo projects and books about writing and authors.  If you’re interesting in National Novel Writing Month, you can get more information at http://nanowrimo.org/

“Class of…,” located on the CD display cube, is music from different eras.  Currently the classes of 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006 are represented on each side of the cube.

“Reading, the Best Only Game in Town: Book Selections from This Year’s Book Lover’s Day,” located on our corner display, is books from 2016’s Book Lover’s Day, as well as previous years.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The fiction film wall contains “Favorite Movies About Games and Sports,” those films that take place in the world of sporting competitions.  The nonfiction film wall is “How to Excel at Playing Them,” which features documentaries, how-tos, and films about playing different sports and games.

Our Teen display this month is “A Pinch of This, a Dash of That,” a fun combination of genre reads.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading Continues!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots,” located on the left book cube, is a wide selections of family dramas and fiction about family relationships.  Check one out to enjoy some (dys)functional families!

“The Game of Life,” located on the center book cube, are titles having to do with each stage of one’s life.  Starting a career, marriage, having a family and retirement are all featured through fiction.

“Spin the Bottle,” located on the CD display cube, is music of all eras.

Our corner display will be rotating through Trivial Pursuit categories every few weeks. Currently it is books related to Arts and Literature.

The film walls feature “Bingo,” films that begin with the letters BINGO, and “Big Bang Theory,” nonfiction films featuring the big universe of science.

All summer long, our new book display and staff (and patron) suggestions display are transformed into “Chance” and “Community Chest.”

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays, RA Programs

Summer Reading continues!

Every couple of weeks during summer reading, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays that go with the theme “Get in the Game: READ!” in the area surrounding our desk. Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Battleship,” located on the left book cube, is a salute to naval transport of all kinds, from sailing ships captained by Horatio Hornblower to spaceships from the far future.

“Clue,” located on the center book cube, is mystery fiction.  Many of the titles selected are stand-alones, so don’t worry if you don’t usually do series mysteries!

“Kick the Can,” located on the CD display cube, is country music of all eras.

Our corner display will be rotating through Trivial Pursuit categories every few weeks. Currently it is books related to History, and previously was Entertainment.

The film walls feature “Pinochle,” classic feature films, and “Monopoly,” nonfiction films about our financial world.

All summer long, our new book display and staff (and patron) suggestions display are transformed into “Chance” and “Community Chest.”

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

March Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of March, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Light and Literary Reads,” located on the left book cube, is general literary fiction that is a bit lighter in tone.

“Globetrotters: Stories from Near and Fear,” located on the center book cube, is fiction set in many different locales around the world.

“Perfect Pitch,” located on the CD display cube, is music by outstanding vocalists.

“Spotlight On: Women’s History Month,” located on our corner display, are books that are centered on women’s history and written by women.  Check out the accompanying Billboard slideshow!

The film walls feature fiction and nonfiction films focused on Women’s History Month.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

February Displays

Every month, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in the area surrounding our desk.  For us, it’s a fun way to tie in the materials we love to the specific month or season!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

For the month of February, there are several different exciting displays to choose from.

“Mardi Gras,” located on the left book cube, is fiction that is takes place during Mardi Gras itself, or is set in New Orleans.

“After Oprah…Best Book Club Reads,” located on the center book cube, is fiction that is often read in book clubs.  While these selections tend toward literary fiction, they can surprise you!

“I’m in the Mood for Love,” located on the CD cube, is music geared toward love and romance.

“Blind Date with a Book,” located on our corner display, are books that are presented in plain brown wrappers with small “personal ads” with their genre and a short description on them.  Take a chance on a blind date and take one home!

“100 Years, 100 Films,” located on the feature film wall, are movies that have been selected to the American Film Institute’s list of the best 100 movies of the last 100 years.

Check out the slideshow below for photos of each of these displays.
We encourage you to come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Displays

Summer Reading Displays

For the Summer Reading Program, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in our area that tie into the overarching summer theme.  For this summer’s theme, “Read to the Rhythm,” our book, music, and movie displays are all about music!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are five different displays going.

The first book cube is a split between “Battle Cry of Freedom,” Civil War fiction inspired by the music of that period, specifically the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, and “The Rake’s Song,” Regency romances with rakes and rogues inspired by the album The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

The second book cube is a split between “Yesterday,” selections of historical fiction inspired by the classic Beatles tune, and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” western novels whose choice were inspired by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning’s cover of a seminal country song by Ed Bruce.

The music display is “Stayin’ Alive”, a rip roaring collection of 70s albums that will keep you dancing disco, inspired, of course, by the Bee Gees.

The movie display is “I Will Survive,” a selection of disaster movies inspired by Gloria Gaynor’s hit song.

The teen display is “To Infinity, and Beyond!” inspired by the movie Toy Story and its soundtrack, featuring science fiction.

Come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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Movies

Foreign Film Collection – Spanish

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, the Spanish language will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.

Spanish
Al Otro Lado – 2005
Amador – 2010
Amores Perros – 2000
Belle Epoque – 1992
Biutiful – 2010
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotas) – 2009
Busco Novio para Mi Mujer – 2016
Cantinflas – 2014
The Crime of Padre Amaro (El crimen del Padre Amaro) – 2002
The Dancer Upstairs – 2002
Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) – 1955
The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) – 2001
Everybody Loves Somebody – 2017
Falling for Mala (A La Mala) – 2015
Flamenco, Flamenco – 2010
From Dad to Worse (Un padre no tan padre) – 2016
I’m So Excited! – 2013
Instructions Not Included (No se aceptan devoluciones) – 2013
Jauja – 2014
La Mujer de mi Hermano – 2005
Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón – 2007
Ladrones – 2015
The Liberator (Libertador) – 2013
Like Water for Chocolate – 1993
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
(Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) – 2013
Lucia, Lucia – 2003
Maria Full of Grace (María, llena eres de gracia) – 2004
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) – 2004
No – 2012
No Eres Tú, Soy Yo – 2010
No Manches Frida – 2016
El Norte – 1983
Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) – 1997
The Orphanage (El orfanato) – 2007
The Perfect Crime – 2004
Pulling Strings – 2013
Quinceañera – 2007
Recién Cazado – 2009
The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) – 2004
The Secret in their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) – 2009
Secretos Del Corazon – 1997
Sin Nombre – 2009
Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y chocolate) – 1993
Sugar – 2008
Talk to Her (Hable con ella) – 2002
To the Sea (Alamar) – 2009
Un Día sin Mexicanos – 2004
Under the Same Moon (La misma luna) – 2007
Undertow (Contracorriente) – 2009
Volver – 2006
Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) – 2014
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios”) – 1988
Y Tu Mamá También – 2001

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – M, N, and P

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters M, N, and P will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, with the film’s original release date.

Mongolian
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan – 2007

Norwegian
The Heavy Water War – 2015
Kon-Tiki – 2012
Max Manus: Man of War – 2008
O’Horten – 2007
The Wave (Bølgen) – 2015

Polish
The Decalogue (Dekalog) – 1989
Ida – 2013
In Darkness – 2011
The Innocents (Niewiniątek) – 2016
Knife in the Water (Noz w wodzie) – 1962

Portuguese
Antonia – 2006
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) – 1959
City of Men (Cidade dos Homens) – 2007
The Eighth Color of the Rainbow – 2004
Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?) – 1997
Mediterraneo – 1991
Mysteries of Lisbon (Mistérios de Lisboa) – 2010
Sugar – 2008
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
(O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias) – 2006

 

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – I, J, and K

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters I, J, and K will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.

Icelandic
Rams – 2015
White Night Wedding (Brúðguminn) – 2008

Italian
Amarcord – 1973
The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) – 1949
Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti) – 1958
Cinema Paradiso – 1989
Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all’italiana) – 1962
La Dolce Vita – 1960
Don’t Tell – 2005
8 ½ (Otto e mezzo) – 1963
The Flight of the Innocent (La corsa dell’innocente) – 1993
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – 1970
The Great Beauty (Grande bellezza) – 2013
Human Capital – 2014
I am Love (Io sono l’amore) – 2009
Life is Beautiful (La vita e bella) – 1997
Mediterraneo – 1991
Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto) – 2009
Night of the Shooting Stars – 1982
Open City (Roma, citta aperta) – 1945
The Organizer (I compagni) – 1963
Il Postino – 1994
Reality – 2012
Salvatore Giuliano – 1962
La Strada – 1954
The Tiger and the Snow (La tigre e la neve) – 2005
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero degli zoccoli) – 1978
The Unknown Woman (La sconosciuta) – 2006

Japanese
Akira – 1987
The Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto) – 1956
Cherry Blossoms (Hanami) – 2008
Departures (Okuribito) – 2008
From Up on Poppy Hill – 2011
Gojira – 1954
Hospitalité – 2010
I Wish – 2011
Jiro Dreams of Sushi – 2011
Kagemusha – 1980
Nobody Knows (Daremo shiranai) – 2004
Princess Mononoke – 1997
Ran – 1985
Rashomon – 1950
Rurouni Kenshin: Part I, Origins – 2012
Rurouni Kenshin: Part II, Kyoto Inferno – 2014
Rurouni Kenshin: Part III, The Legend Ends – 2014
Séance – 2000
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) – 1954
Shall We Dance? – 1996
Still Walking – 2008
Spirited Away – 2001
The Sword of Doom (Daibosatsutoge) – 1965
Tokyo Sonata – 2008
The Twilight Samurai – 2002
The Wind Rises – 2013

Kazakh
The Eagle Huntress – 2016

Korean
The Age of Shadows – 2016
The Handmaiden (Agassi) – 2016
Penny Pinchers – 2011
Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) – 2016
Veteran (Beterang) – 2015
Woman Is the Future of Man – 2004

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – R, S, T, and V

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters R, S, T, and V will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.  The Spanish language films will be featured in another post, as there are many of those, meriting a list on their own.

Romanian
The Human Resources Manager – 2010
Them (Ils) – 2006

Russian
Alexander Nevsky – 1938
Andrei Rublev – 1966
The Battleship Potemkin (silent with Russian intertitles) – 1925
Burnt by the Sun (Utomlennye solntsem) – 1994
Europa, Europa – 1991
Francofonia – 2015
Illégal – 2010
Ivan’s Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) – 1962
Leviathan – 2014
The Mirror (Zerkalo) – 1974
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskii plennik) – 1996
Russian Ark – 2002
Solaris (Sol︠i︡aris) – 1972
Stalingrad – 2013
Stalker – 1979

Serbo-Croatian
Fräulein – 2007
No Man’s Land – 2001
When Father was Away on Business (Otac na sluzbenom putu) – 1985

Swedish
The Best Intentions (Den Goda viljan) – 1992
Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) – 1972
Elvira Madigan – 1967
Fanny and Alexander – 1982
A Film Trilogy (includes Through a Glass Darkly,
Winter Light, and The Silence) – 1961-1963
Force Majeure – 2014
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) – 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) – 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) – 2009
June Night (Juninatten) – 1940
Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) – 2008
The Magician (Ansiktet) – 1958
A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) – 2015
My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) – 1985
The One Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut
genom fönstret och försvann) – 2013
Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett aktenskap) – 1974
The Seventh Seal (Sjunde inseglet) – 1957
Storm – 2005
Under the Sun (Under solen) – 1998
The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukallan) – 1960
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstallet) – 1957

Turkish
Distant (Uzak) – 2002
Mustang – 2015

Vietnamese
The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi đu đ̉u xanh) – 1993