Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nov. 13








Abducted

Dave (Trevor Morgan) and Jessica (Tessa Ferrer), along with three other couples, are kidnapped by masked abductors in Griffith Park. Locked in a dark cell and sedated by gas, they are subjected to bizarre medical experiments and horrific physiological torture. After weeks of captivity, they make one final attempt to break free...only to discover the world they know will never be the same.     --Amazon--



After Earth

 Far in the future, a young boy and his estranged father navigates an abandoned planet on which their space ship crashed.







Dirty wars


Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill  traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC kill list, not even U.S. citizens.  -- Amazon--



Frozen ground

Based on a true story. An Alaskan State Trooper (Nicholas Cage) must partner with a near victim and the only witness to escape the clutches of the serial killer in order to bring the murderer to justice.  --Amazon--




This is the end

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.


 --Amazon--

Friday, November 8, 2013

Nov 8




The bones of Paris

“Fans of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris will feel right at home in the Jazz Age Paris setting. . . . Beyond the cameos and the bohemian atmosphere, there is a compelling thriller here and some fascinating fictional characters to go with the real-life ones. As always with King, the plot is tricky but marvelously constructed, delivering twists that not only surprise but also deepen the story and its multiple levels of meaning. Break out that dusty bottle of absinthe you have stored away and settle in for a treat.”Booklist     --amazon--



The Chocolate Book bandit 

“Realistic characters, an engaging plot, and lots of local color distinguish this superior cozy.”—Publishers Weekly
“Keeps you guessing all the way to the end.”—Kirkus Reviews“JoAnna Carl satisfies your sweet tooth along with your craving for a tasty whodunit.”—Cleo Coyle, author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries
“A deft mix of truffles and trouble. Chocaholics—this book is for you!”—Laura Childs, author of the Tea Shop mysteries






Let the old dreams die

,,,“Let the Old Dreams Die” is not the only stunner in this collection. In "Final Processing," Lindqvist also reveals the next chapter in the lives of the characters he created in Handling the Undead. “Equinox” is a story of a woman who takes care of her neighbor’s house while they are away and readers will never forget what she finds in the house. ,,,   --amazon--


Never go back

Never go back—but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is Lee Child’s new novel of action-charged suspense starring “one of the best thriller characters at work today” (Newsweek).









The October list
"Might well be Deaver's most fiendish thriller ever...as the pace quickens and the story continues to backtrack, solid evidence, established plot points and sturdily built characters all begin to come undone, until what started out as an interactive game becomes a truly unnerving exercise in deception." (New York Times Book Review)





Something borrowed, someone dead

..The plot is fairly predictable: a newcomer to a tiny village with a bad habit of “borrowing” others’ belongings is found poisoned after drinking some pilfered wine. Agatha moves from pub to vicar’s house to manor house, questioning everyone in sight. Although this is set in today’s world, it seems very much like the world of the early twentieth century. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series is extremely popular  and, often, good fun. This one seems like a too-calculated cozy...    --amazon--



W is for wasted
Wasted lives, wasted time, and wasted opportunities are at the heart of this twenty-third entry in the long-running Kinsey Millhone series, which reveals how the deaths of two very different men impact Kinsey’s life. The first man, Pete Wolinsky, found murdered in a local park, is a shady PI for whom Kinsey has little respect; the second, R. T. Dace, is an alcoholic vagrant who not only turns out to be Kinsey’s relative but also leaves her a half-million bucks. Armed with news of R. T.’s death, Kinsey sets out to learn more about him and why he disinherited his immediate family. 
--Amazon--




Second watch
Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced.
   His past collides with his present in this complex and thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.  --amazon--



Silencing Eve
This is the finale that fans have been waiting for.  In Taking Even, the game began.  In Hunting Eve, the chase was on.  Now, in Silencing Eve, the prey is cornered.  Will Eve Duncan survive?  Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve’s past ultimately become her undoing?  In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a shocking, you never saw it coming conclusion.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nov 06






Dr. Seuss' the Lorax
Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Trufful
a Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Betty White, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!   -- Amazon  --    

Reluctant Fundamentalist 

 A successful young Wall Street exec is drawn into a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and his homeland.    -- Amazon  --


The Great Gatsby

Aspiring writer Nick Carraway goes to New York City at the height of the Roaring Twenties and is drawn into the world of the super-rich and the mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby.     -- Amazon  -- 


 In 1968, four gutsy Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars by singing for the troops in Vietnam with the help of an R&B-loving musician (Chris O'Dowd). Inspired by a true story.    -- Amazon  -- 


The next chapter on America's food crisis from the people that brought you FOOD, INC: 1 in 4 kids don't know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger is a growing epidemic in the US, and we can fix it. Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio star.     -- Amazon  --



The hangover 

After a blow-out bachelor party, three groomsmen wake in their Las Vegas hotel room to find the groom is missing and they can't remember a thing about what they did the night before.      -- Amazon  --

The hangover, part II

Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.      -- Amazon  --


The Wolfpack gets together for one last time in Las Vegas - the city where it all began - all hell breaks loose as the city crumbles in mayhem. An epic end to an epic tale.       -- Amazon  --








 In this heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller, veteran 911 operator Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman's car. But with the clock ticking, Jordan soon realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life and put an end to a serial killer's haunting rampage. -- Amazon


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nov 05



Check out our Government Documents collection.  3rd floor Range 31


Serving up MyPlate a yummy curriculum : 

This is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into math, science, English language arts, and health. Introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands-on activities. The MyPlate nutrition program replaces the MyPyramid food pyramid.






Government Documents (paper) 3rd floor Range 31






Government Documents (paper) 3rd floor Range 31


Government Documents (paper) 3rd floor Range 31








Government Documents (paper) 3rd floor Range 31





Operation Enduring Freedom. March 2002-April 2005.

They detail the story of American and international forces working to solidify the initial invasion's crippling of al-Qaeda and removal of the Taliban. They recount the quest to build a new, democratic Afghan government capable of maintaining internal security and tending to the needs of the Afghan people. They describe the U.S. Army's search for a proper balance between counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations as the enemy rebuilt his forces from safe havens in Pakistan.