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The Education of Little Tree (Book and DVD)

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Forrest Carter
The Education of Little Tree

This story tells a tale both harrowing and enlightening about American Indian children taken from their parents and brought up to conform to the
customs of  "the white man." The author is a descendant and his story is that of his grandfather. This is a brilliant read and must watch movie.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

Downloadable Videos

Sunday, February 24, 2008

First you'll need to download the software - don't worry it's easy! Then you can make your selections from all the titles available for you to download - you'll need to enter in the numbers from the back of your library card before you can download them.

I used this a few weeks ago when I was ill and I was bored of being at home. I found it very easy to use and enjoyed the titles I dowloaded - mainly "library world" titles.

Some of the titles available include: shows like Fitness On Demand, Antiques Roadshow, America's Test Kitchen; movies like McClintock, My Best Friend's Wedding, Black Hawk Down, The Fifth Element, Desperado, Men In Black; Children's Shows like Boohbah, Caillou, and more!

Some of the things I'm looking forward to downloading for myself are some of the "Hollywood Favorites" movies like My Best Friend's Wedding; and shows of "Fitness on Demand"! I think this is a great service! If you have questions, don't hesitate to call the Reference Desk at the library: 517-546-0720 x106.

Janice, Youth Services

 

The Worst Hard Time

Sunday, February 24, 2008
Timothy Egan

I recently read the Livingston Reads 2008 book, The Worst Hard Time, the untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan. I don't usually read history but this book grabbed me and I learned a great deal about the decade of the '30 and the terrible life of the people of the Dust Bowl. After I read the book, I checked out the DVD, Surviving the Dust Bowl and was amazed at how closely the DVD followed the book, even interviews by some of the same people. Both the book and the DVD present "the remarkable story of the determined people who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease- even death- for nearly a decade."

Sue, Youth Services

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Veronica Mars (DVD)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Considering the writer’s strike and the abysmal choices on television right now, my almost-14-year-old daughter and I have a new guilty pleasure: Season 1 of the now extinct television show Veronica Mars. I admit it: I love Kristen Bell’s portrayal of a modern day Nancy Drew at the often cruel but always entertaining Neptune High School. Aside from every episode’s own mini-mystery, Veronica is also working on the mysterious murder of her best friend, Lily Kane, that runs throughout Season 1. Veronica Mars is a savvy portrayal of high school in the new millennium, and it is just plain fun to watch (especially with your favorite teenager). Can’t wait to see what she is up to in Season 2.

Kathleen M., Administration

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A Thief of Time (DVD)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police come face to face with the underworld of illegal archaeological excavation against the backdrop of Navajo witches, spirits and folklore.

Special appearances by Peter Fonda and Graham Greene. Robert Redford is one of the Executive Producers. Also try Coyote Waits.

Kathleen Z., Library Director

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Twelve Angry Men (DVD)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Twelve Angry Men (DVD)
Set in the mid-1950s, the defendant is accused of murdering his father. All twelve must agree on his innocence or guilt. If he is found guilty the death sentence is mandatory. The story revolves around what happens in that jury room after hearing the 'facts' in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. The twelve men retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant (with a criminal record) whose life is in the balance. What seemed like a quickly resolved case turns out to be anything but that. This is especially timely since the play is at the Fisher Theatre right now. Anyone who has ever served or will serve on a jury will find things to ponder in this video.
 
 
Betsy H., Reference
 
 

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