We moved our older Large Print books out of the dark end of the stacks into a more convenient corner location. The more recent LP books are still in the main reading room. Give it a look on your next visit.
Our library passes to area museums provide admission to many great events. On Saturday, May 4 at 10am, Shaker Village in Canterbury opens for the season with the return of the Brookford Farm cows to the Village pastures, complete with fiddling and Morris Dancers. There’s still a chance to see the spectacular “Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor”, which ends May5. The Wright Museum opens its 2013 season on May 1. Trails are already open at the Squam Lake Nature Center; the library’s trail pass is ready for use. Finally, a pass to Castle in the Clouds will be available at the Nichols Library for the first time. Visitors to the CITC can enjoy the Lucknow estate and gardens, trails and work by local artists.
This week’s new bookshelf features memoirs and biographies of some remarkable women. Form pioneering career women to today’s CEO’s, their lives are stories of hurdles overcome and accomplishments gained. To read more, follow the link.
In recent crime fiction, people are talking about Ghostman by newcomer Roger Hobbs. A fixer arrives in Atlantic City to clean-up a heist gone wrong: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged and on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, and $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where. There is much to like here: a morally ambiguous but compelling protagonist, a fast-paced plot, and sharp supportive detail. More crime after the jump.
Agent 007 first hit the big screen in 1963. Since that time, 23 Bond films have been made, with six actors in the starring role. While the franchise has become as “venerable and predictable as McDonald’s”, movie-goers still turnout to revel in Bond’s “fortitude, elegance, double-entendres, and gadget-driven spy-jinks.” To mark the occasion, the Nichols Library added DVDs from each of the six Bonds. Here’s a sneak preview.
We just finished a makeover of our audio and video shelves! New DVDs (2001 +) and audio CDs (2009+) are still in the spinners in the front reading room. In the stacks along the north-facing wall (your left), you’ll find the rest of our audio CDs and DVDs. The first range has DVDs of classic movies (90s and back), BBC and HBO series and documentaries. The middle range has audio CDs of non-fiction books, memoirs, and older fiction (2008 and back). The far range has movies on VHS tapes (for those of you whose camps haven gone digital). Our remaining books on tapes are in storage but are listed in the catalog and can be retrieved.