LPL News for the week of 3/13/11

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LPL News for the week of 3/13/11

Postby Lakewood Public Library » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:42 pm

"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better."
-- John Updike (1932-2009)

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 13

With a spray of the sea, this contemporary Celtic folk trio keeps their Irish fresh by dabbling in everything from rock’n’roll to electronica to world beat. They also have a weakness for rousing maritime music and the traditional songs, too. If your heart isn’t moved, if your soul isn’t stirred, you just might get thrown into the lake.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, March 14
How Much Should I Borrow for College?

Consumer journalist Steve Talbott believes that paying for college should be treated like a financial investment. By learning to focus on specific goals, you can save time and money. Find out which jobs will actually help pay off your student loans. One lucky attendee will walk away a free copy of Talbott’s information packed new book.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 15

Lynda Tuennerman hosts a social club for multitaskers—a combination book club and stitchery group. She’s looking for readers who can enjoy intense discussion of modern classics while relaxing with their latest project. Come share your passion for great literature and show off your knitting, crocheting, counted cross-stitch, embroidery and quilting works-in-progress. At the close of every meeting, the group decides which book will be read for next time. Visit for a complete list of the books being considered and find out which title you should read to be ready for the next discussion. Tonight’s book is The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 16

Back when Lakewood was called Rockport Township, people here felt the impact of the Civil War most dearly through the officers and soldiers they sent to serve in the Union Army’s fiercest battles. Families struggled to maintain farms and businesses. And the same forces that brought the nation to war rocked the fledgling community. Sabine Kretzschmar, a researcher for the Lakewood Historical Society, opens old wounds and takes a look at how they made it through.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Saturday, March 19
FIVE STAR FILMS: In Brilliant Black & White
Alice Adams
Directed by George Stevens Not Rated
Society wannabe Katharine Hepburn finally finds the wealthy man of her dreams in Fred MacMurray. She and her mother contrive what they hope will be an impressive family dinner. But Hattie McDaniel, the maid they hired for the big day, has no dog in this hunt.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Sunday, March 20
See The Magic, Touch the Magic

Richard W. McClendon II invites you to examine everything he does very closely. You still won’t catch him. This sophisticated afternoon of magic begins with simple card tricks and quickly progresses to edge-of-your-seat feats of transformation, disappearance and mind control. Did
you just see that?
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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NEW BOOKS, MOVIES & MUSIC: Located on the First Floor in the New Book Area

Adult Fiction:
Night soul and other stories by Joseph McElroy - FICTION MCELROY
The Janus stone by Elly Griffiths - MYSTERY GRIFFITHS
A hard day's knight by Simon R.Green - SCIFI GREEN

Adult Nonfiction:
Surviving a shark attack (on land): overcoming betrayal and dealing with revenge by Laura Schlessinger - 158.2 SCHLESSINGER
Poser: my life in twenty-three yoga poses by Clair Dederer - 306.8743092 DEDERER
Bringing up Oscar: the story of the men and women who founded the Academy by Debra Ann Pawlak - 791.43079 PAWLAK

Adult Audiovisual:
The freebie -- DVD FREEBIE
The king is dead by Decemberists - CD ROCK DECEMBERISTS
Fatal error by Judith A. Jance - CD FICTION JANCE

Juvenile Fiction:
Pajama Pirates by Andrew Kramer - jPICTURE Kramer
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond - jFICTION Bond
Trapped by Michael Northrup - TEEN FICTION Northrop

Juvenile Audiovisual:
Scooby Doo: Curse of the Lake Monster -- jDVD Scooby
Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection by Peggy Parish - jCD FICTION Parish
A Life of Songby Ella Jenkins - jCD Jenkins

Lakewood Public Library offers a wide variety of book collections within our non-fiction area. This week's spotlight is on: Religion. These titles can be found in the Nonfiction collection on the second floor at Main Library and also at the Madison Branch.

Religion: the basics by Malory Nye - 200 NYE
The religious history of American women: reimagining the past by Catherine A. Brekus - 200.820973 RELIGIOUS
God's continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe's religious crisis by Philip Jenkins - 200.94090511 JENKINS
The serpent's gift: gnostic reflections on the study of religion by Jeffrey John Kripal - 299.932 KRIPAL
Religion in Ohio: profiles of faith communities by Tarunjit S. Butalia - 200.9771 RELIGION
Spirituality in the land of the noble: how Iran shaped the world's religions by Richard Foltz - 200.955 FOLTZ

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett
The year is 1526, and King Henry VIII is on the throne, but rumors about the fate of the princes in the Tower (Edward V and Richard, Duke of York) are still circulating. Were they murdered by Richard III or his henchmen? Are they alive and living under assumed identities? Bennett's "unknown woman" is one figure in a group portrait, which is reproduced in beautiful detail both on the book’s cover and as its endsheet. In Bennett's fictionalized account, artist Hans Holbein arrives at the home of Sir Thomas More to paint a family portrait. By far the most intriguing part of the book occurs as Bennett describes Holbein's painting of his portraits including “the Ambassadors” and discusses how symbols, words, and props used in the paintings point to the solution of the mystery of the princes in the Tower. Fans of historical fiction about art such as Tracy Chevalier’s "Girl with the Pearl Earring" and Susan Vreeland's "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" will love Vanora Bennett's "Portrait of an Unknown Woman."

Staff Picks Archive:

TumbleBooks is an interactive, read-aloud website that offers a wide variety of animated, talking picture books. This website is simple enough for young children to use independently. When a particular e-book is activated, the text is highlighted as it is being read aloud to the listener. There are also tests and activities associated with the books. TumbleBooks can be used in the Main Library Computer Connections Room or remotely through the Library’s website,

Lakewood Public Library no longer provides plastic bags. Patrons are welcome to take or leave plastic bags from selected areas in the first floor Community Room and the Audiovisual Department. Thank you for supporting our continuing efforts to be environmentally responsible.

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