Friday, February 27, 2009

New DVDs from February

The following are some new movies that we added to our collection in February:

  • Appaloosa
  • Changeling
  • City of Ember
  • The Express : the Ernie Davis story
  • The Fall
  • Flash of Genius
  • High School Musical 3 : senior year
  • Miracle at St. Anna
  • Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods
  • The Russell Girl
  • Swing Vote
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • W.

We also added 2 more seasons to our TV Series collections:
  • Battlestar Galactica. Season 4.0
  • The Tudors. The complete second season
Stop by or call the library to be placed on reserve for any of the above titles. You can also use the online catalog to place the reserve yourself. Need help? Let us know!

Happy Watching!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Audiobooks from February

The following are some new audiobooks that we added into our listening collection in February:
  • The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
  • Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
  • The Associate by John Grisham
  • The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
  • Hardly Knew Her : stories by Laura Lippman
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron
  • Bone by Bone by Carol O'Connell
  • Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
See something you like? Stop by the library or visit the online catalog to place them on reserve.

Happy Listening!

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Stuff in the Library

On several occasions, patrons have inquired about our new audiobooks and DVDs. While the new books are easy enough to find (with their own section), the new DVDs and Audiobooks are another matter.

So, dear patrons, we have heard you! For those who long for something new to listen to, watch or who just have an innate curiosity about what's new on the shelves of your Ligonier library, check the Blog!

Lists of our new materials will appear in posts on this Blog (and yes, I'll do some posts for books too). By using this method, patrons can not only see current lists but view older ones as well. So, if you forget a title or missed a post, you can go back and find it. How do you do this? Look along the right-hand side of the Blog for a section called "Labels," then click on one of the topics listed. This will allow you to see all of the posts that pertain to that particular subject. For instance, if you click on "book suggestions," you will see all of the posts we've ever written suggesting any of a variety of books.

If you want a list of new materials for the whole county, then you will need to visit our online catalog - POLARIS. On the left-hand side of the Polaris homepage, you will find a box with links to lists of new books, videos, sound recordings and more.

Happy searching!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Recycle a Book" sale is almost over!

Time is running out to pick up your bargain books at the "Recycle a Book" sale! So, hurry in!!!

Some books were donated, others withdrawn from the library's collection due to age, wear or lack of use. There are hardcover and paperback titles of all sizes. Some are a little dated, others a little faded - maybe a torn page or two - but they are too valuable for the trash bin. And... they are only 25¢ each! *

Stop in before 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21st and give an old book a new home!

* Re-Readables Bookstore will be open during the book sale. However, bookstore items are not included in the 25¢ sale. All items in the store are marked with a price inside the cover.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Romance is in the Book

This Saturday is Valentine's Day! It really shouldn't be a surprise. The displays of hearts, flowers, and candy that can be found in just about every store are a little hard to miss. So, with the most romantic day of the year knocking at our door... our thoughts naturally turn to our bookshelves.

Of course, there are classics such as any novel written by Jane Austen.

Lovers of Pride & Prejudice might want to read Colleen McCullough's new novel, The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet, which is a sequel to Pride & Prejudice. McCullough's story follows the misadventures of the wallflower sister who is now in her thirties and has bloomed into a beautiful woman.

If you are looking for a more modern tale of love and romance, try one of these:

Tomorrow's Promise by Sandra Brown
The Various Flavors Of Coffee by Anthony Capella
Nice To Come Home To by Rebecca Flowers
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

And what list would be complete without mentioning Stephenie Meyer's series that begins with the novel Twilight. Teen love can be challenging on a normal day, but when your true love turns out to be a vampire.... it leads to a wonderfully written tale.

Prefer a romantic movie? Or the sound of romantic music? Oh, we have those too. If you need help finding them, let us know.

No matter how you choose to spend the day (even if it's in quite rebellion), we hope you have fun!

PS - If you are spending the day in quite rebellion against all things "love," might we suggest curling up to a nice gruesome murder-mystery. Or perhaps something written by the Preston-Child duo or Stephen King?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Congratulations to the Super Bowl XLIII Champion Pittsburgh Steelers & the Rooney Family!!!

The Steelers are now the first team in NFL history to win 6 Super Bowls!

Special congratulations to the NFL Coach of the Year, Mike Tomlin ; the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, James Harrison ; and Super Bowl MVP, Santonio Holmes!!!

Thank you to the Rooneys, the Coaches, the never-give-up Offense,
and the amazing, #1-ranked Steeler "D" for an incredible 2008-09 season!