Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A rendition of song 'Let It Go' by Demi Lovato & Idina Menzel

'Let It Grow' by Taylene Lavertue, Sammie Tremblay, Iyla Cousins & Taylor Panek
Verse 1
The fire burns bright on the mountain side. Not a shelter to be seen. A field of wheat and animals stray across the great old stream.   Farming was invented in Neolithic times.   Couldn’t kill the animals even though we tried. Don’t burn yourself on the fire keep on moving till your tired. Built those shelters to keep warm. Grow that corn!!
let it grow, let it grow, domesticate the animals, let it grow, let it grow, they found otzi in the ice, Now we are safe because we have cooper tools, harvest your wheat and rice, food keeps us all alive.
Verse 2 Its crazy how migration makes everything seem far, but the Vikings and historic people know how to do it all, it's time to eat that surplus food, to grow strong and break the wood, paint those painting on the wall to prove they can do it all

Let it grow let it grow, I'm one with the wheat and rice, let it grow let it grow, sharpen your spears and knifes, let it grow let it grow they found otzi in the ice, Let it grow let it grow, Let the crops grow on, The animals never bothered me anyway

New Movies!

List of new movie titles at the library:
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- Leap Year
- A Madea Christmas
- Chef
- Christmas with the Kranks / The Holiday (Double Feature!)

List of new movie titles that are on their way:
- The Last Detail
- Malificent
- Elf
- The Fault in Our Stars
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Divergent
- True Detective
- The Grand Budapest Motel
- The Hundred-Foot Journey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox  
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Boyhood
- Game of Thrones: Season 4 (February release date,)

Call the library a call at 446-6251, to put any of these titles on hold.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Audio Books coming your way.


Good Health, Good Life: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness
by Joyce Meyer, Read by Jodi Carlisle.
Based on her New York Times bestseller, Look Great, Feel Great, Joyce Meyer explores the key ways to live a healthier, happier life. Meeting the demands of your busy life may leave little time for you to focus on maintaining your personal well-being. But it is important to remember that each part of your mind, body, and emotions-serves a purpose in God's exciting plan for your future. Embracing a healthier lifestyle will help you fully experience all the good things He has in store for you. Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, understands that modern life is hectic and has created a practical plan for achieving good health, one day at a time. Her easy-to-use 12-Key Plan for Good Health will help you develop life changing habits for a healthier lifestyle, no matter what your current level of health.

When Books Go to War
by Molly Guptill Manning, Read by Bernadette Dunne.
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943 the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.

Word Workout, Level One
by Charles Harrington Elster, Read by the author.
A practical audio book for building vocabulary-a graduated exercise program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words of the highest level. "People judge you by the words you use." This has never been more true than in our text-driven world of quick communications and often sloppy language use. The workout will be a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There will be creative review quizzesat each step of the way and longer review tests after each level to reinforce learning. Unlike other vocabulary audio books, Word Workout provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more.


Woman With a Gun by Phillip Margolin, Read by Hillary Huber.
New York Times bestselling master of mystery Phillip Margolin transcends his traditional territory in this a haunting thriller inspired by an unforgettable photograph. Visiting an art museum displaying a retrospective of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran’s work, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the photo at the center of the show—the famous “Woman with a Gun,” which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the photographer’s career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black and white image is a picture of a woman in a wedding dress, standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. Behind her back, she holds a six-shooter. The image captures Stacey’s imagination, raising a host of compelling questions. Obsessed with finding answers, Stacey discovers that the woman in the photograph is Megan Cahill, suspected of killing her husband, millionaire Raymond Cahill, with the six-shooter on their wedding night. But the murder was never solved.

The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant, Read by Linda Lavin.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the na├»ve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
Part duex to The Rosie Project.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November: National Picture Book Month

Why Picture Books Are Important by Aaron Becker
The picture book physically connects a child to their world through story. It provides an elemental platform in which storytelling can find its way into the newest members of our planet and provide a moral compass, or at the very least a subtle whisper: “You are not alone. You matter.” When we share a book with a child, an exchange is taking place: a passing-down of wisdom, adventure, joy, and even love. The pictures take on a special significance here. They become the vehicle of communication – the path upon which a young child can walk on, or better yet, to meander through, as they discover which way they want to go. As the world changes, we must ask ourselves what we’re losing in this transition from books to glowing entertainment devices. The fear here, I think, is that without the quieter paths of a shared book, we might all end up lazily building houses made of straw, or worse yet, turn into the big bad wolf himself, searching for the next best thing to eat up.
              The picture book is a physical object that demands our engagement and attention. It does this without beeps or whistles or touch screens or promises of something faster, better, and more efficient. It tells us we can take our time. The pictures, within their bound pages, allow children to formulate their own stories; to find their own way. But the picture book also suggests something greater – that the world is a place we might have an actual connection to. In the arms of a parent, a child hears and touches and feels that connection through the simple gift of story. All they have to do – all WE have to do – is slow down and listen. I’ve yet to find an “app” that does this very well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November at the Davis Public Library

Monday, November 3rd @ 4:30pm
Lantern Making

Celebrate the end of daylight savings, by making beautiful lanterns to bring light to the early nights.

Saturday November 15th @ 12pm
National Game Day

Come by the library to play! We have lots of fun games including cards, dominos, jenga, candy land and cribbage.

Saturday, November 22nd @ 12pm
Celebrate Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" turning 50 by playing games to win candy!

Monday, November 24-29, 2014 

National Game and Puzzle Week
There will be an ongoing puzzle at the library all week, can you help complete it by Saturday!?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Audio Book Purchaseson OverDrive

BelzharMeg Wolitzer, Jorjeana Marie
Bones Never Lie: Temperance Brennan Series, Book 17 Kathy Reichs, Katherine Borowitz
Burn: Michael Bennett Series, Book 7 James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Danny Mastrogiorgio
The Death Cure: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 James Dashner, Mark Deakins
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain Brock L. Eide, Fernette F. Eide, Paul Costanzo
Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3 Ken Follett, John Lee
The Golem of HollywoodJonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman, John Rubinstein
Gone Girl: A Novel Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel Alix Christie, Robert Petkoff
He's So Fine: Lucky Harbor Series, Book 11 Jill Shalvis
How Google WorksEric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
How to Build a Girl: A Novel Caitlin Moran, Louise Brealey
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Steven Johnson, George Newbern
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Bill O'Reilly
The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington Irving
The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache Series, Book 10 Louise Penny, Ralph Cosham
The Maze Runner: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 James Dashner, Mark Deakins
The Paying GuestsSarah Waters, Juliet Stevenson
Personal: Jack Reacher Series, Book 19 Lee Child, Dick Hill
Proof Positive: Joe Gunther Series, Book 25 Archer Mayor, Tom Taylorson
The Revenge of Seven: Lorien Legacies Series, Book 5 Pittacus Lore, Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, et. al.
The School for Good and Evil: The School for Good and Evil Series, Book 1 Soman Chainani, Polly Lee
The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 James Dashner, Mark Deakins
Shouldn't You Be in School?: All the Wrong Questions Series, Book 3 Lemony Snicket, Liam Aiken
Swamp Bones: A Novella Kathy Reichs, Katherine Borowitz
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan Jenny Nordberg, Kirsten Potter
What a Wallflower Wants: Wicked Wallflower Series, Book 3 Maya Rodale, Carolyn Morris
The Witch's BoyKelly Barnhill, Ralph Lister
Wolf in White Van: A Novel John Darnielle, John Darnielle