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LPL News for the week of 3/6/11

Postby Lakewood Public Library » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:08 pm

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." -- Jack Kerouac (1904-1991)


Sunday, March 6
SUNDAY WITH THE FRIENDS: The Keller Brothers Spring Concert

One of the finest dramatic vocal ensembles in Northeast Ohio first came together as brothers. Peter, George and John will welcome the season of spring with Italian arias, favorite show tunes and contemporary favorites and make everything old seem new again.
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Monday, March 7
Great Lakes Theater Festival: Twice Told Tales of the Decameron

In Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, the Decameron, three men and seven women trade one hundred stories about Fortune while hiding out from the bubonic plague. It was the bawdy bestseller of the medieval age. Two-and-a-half centuries later, William Shakespeare drew upon several of these tales and stretched them out into his own masterpieces, penning immortal plays like Cymbeline and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. This traveling presentation from the Great Lakes Theater Festival dramatizes two of Boccaccio’s originals later amplified by Shakespeare to provide a fascinating context for their upcoming productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

Thursday, March 10
BOOKED FOR MURDER: The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin

As the Ottoman Empire teeters on the brink of revolution, a eunuch passes through the busy streets without notice—he’s a detective. Four New Guard officers are missing and humble Yashim suspects the Janissaries, a mystical group of mercenaries who have defended the empire against foreign threats for hundreds of years.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday, March 12
Lakewood Public Cinema: The Secret of Kells (2009)

Directed by Tomm Moore Suitable for All Ages
There isn’t much about the Book of Kells that anybody knows for sure. This animated feature weaves its own story about Ireland’s greatest artistic treasure from the influences apparent in its design. A monastery in the middle of a pagan forest prepares to be overrun by Vikings. What’s more important: fortifying walls or finishing the book of your people? With a style that borrows heavily from Klimt, Katsushika and Calvin and Hobbes to bring ancient Celtic art to new life, this film will never leave you.
6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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

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NEW BOOKS, MOVIES & MUSIC: Located on the First Floor in the New Book Area
Adult Fiction:
How to bake a perfect life: a novel by O'Neal, Barbara - FICTION ONEAL
Women on the verge of a nervous breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker - FICTION PENNEBAKER
The kenken killings: a puzzle lady mystery by Parnell Hall - MYSTERY HALL

Adult Nonfiction:
Cracking the hidden job market: how to find opportunity in any economy by Donald Asher - 650.14 ASHER
Facebook me!: a guide to socializing, sharing, and promoting on Facebook by Dave Awl - 006.754 AWL
The bipolar disorder survival guide: what you and your family need to know by Miklowitz, David Jay - 616.895 MIKLOWITZ

Adult Audiovisual:
Red starring Bruce Willis - DVD RED
Nowhere boy by Aaron Johnson - DVD NOWHERE BOY
The red garden by Alice Hoffman - CD FICTION HOFFMAN

Juvenile Fiction:
The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - jPICTURE Rawlings
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond - jFICTION Bond
Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten - TEEN FICTION Weingarten

Juvenile Audiovisual:
Jump Into Spring -- jDVD Jump
No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko - jCD FICTION Choldenko
Jazz Playground -- jCD Jazz

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

The complete book of Pilates for men : the lifetime plan for strength, power, and peak performance by Daniel Lyon - 613.71 LYON
Are you ready!: take charge, lose weight, get in shape, and change your life forever
by Bob Harper - 613.25 HARPER
50/50: secrets I learned running 50 marathons in 50 days--and how you too can achieve super endurance! by Dean Karnazes - 796.4252 KARNAZES
7 minutes of magic: the ultimate energy workout by Lee Holden - 613.7 HOLDEN
The body in action: you can keep your joints young by Sarah Key - 613.7044 KEY
10,000 steps a day to your optimal weight : walk your way to better health by Greg Isaacs - 613.7176 ISSACS

Freaky Green Eyes By Joyce Carol Oates
When her parents separate, Franky Pierson has no trouble deciding whose side she is on. After all, her mother is the one who chose to leave. When her mother is suddenly reported missing, Franky believes she simply pulled a disappearing act and deserted the family for good. But a part of Franky, a part she calls Freaky Green Eyes, know that something is wrong. To uncover the truth, Freaky Green Eyes must open Franky’s eyes to what is really happening.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead By Avi
A young teen's life quickly changes after the death of his mother. He learns his given name is Crispin and that he must keep his mother's cross safe. After the priest that has been helping him is killed, Crispin becomes a wolf's head, which means anyone can kill him for a reward. Crispin runs for his life while attempting to solve the mystery of his past.

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