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How was that last book you read?

Did it have your fingers earning tiny little paper cuts as you anxiously turned to the next page, desperate to know what was going to happen next?  Did it give you a headache from banging your head against a desk in frustration (Why am I reading this book, why)?

Spread the word!

Submit a review for a book you’ve read and let the whole library know how fantastic or awful it was.  How do I do this, you ask?  It’s easy.

  1. Find the book in the library catalog.
  2. Under the title/author/publication information is a line for User Reviews.
  3. Click where it says, “add a review.”
  4. Click “Review this yourself.”
  5. Create a review account by entering a user name, password, and if you’d like, an email address.  Prefer to post an anonymous review?  No problem – just create a wacky user name; no real identity required.
  6. Click “Submit.”
  7. Type your review!

You can review any of the library materials that appear in the catalog, not just  books – the more reviews, the merrier – so add yours now!

– posted by Megan, Reference Services

New in DVD this week

Lemon Tree (Etz Limon) – The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

 

 

 

My Sister’s Keeper – Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive. (also available in Blu-Ray)

 

 

Star Trek – A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. (also available in Blu-Ray)

 

 

 

 

Thirst (Bakjwi) – A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire.

New in DVD this week

ugly_truth_ver2The Ugly Truth – A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. (imdb.com)

upUp –  By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. (imdb.com)

New in DVD this week

bloodBlood: The Last Vampire – Demons have infested Earth. And only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all.

food incFood, Inc. – Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

gi joeG.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra – The G.I. Joe team, armed with the coolest hi-tech gadgets and weapons, travels the world from the Egyptian desert to the polar ice caps in a high stakes pursuit of Cobra, an evil international organization threatening to use a technology that could bring the world to its knees (also available in Blu-ray).

i_love_you_beth_cooperI Love You, Beth Cooper – When Denis, the geekiest guy in high school, proclaims his love for super-popular Beth Cooper, during his valedictorian speech, everyone is…well… speechless! But the real shock comes that night when Beth shows up at Denis’ house with her two best friends to show him how the cool kids party.

taking of pelhamThe Taking of Pelham 123 – Walter Garber  is a New York City subway dispatcher whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder, the criminal mastermind behind the hijacking and leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour.

New in DVD

ice ageIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

il divoIl Divo – The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected to Parliament seven times since is was established in 1946.

imagine-thatImagine That – A financial executive who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

nothing likeNothing Like the Holidays – A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

rageRage – A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

whatever worksWhatever Works – Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence, lifelong New York resident Boris Yellnikoff rants to anyone who will listen.

New in DVD

transformersTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Autobots have formed an alliance with the U.S. government, creating an elite team led by Major Lennox, in an effort to snuff out any remaining Decepticons that show up. The bad guys keep coming, and it turns out that a much more menacing force than Megatron is out there–and it is looking for something on Earth that is tied to the very origin of the Transformers race. (Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.)

New in DVD

drag me to hellDrag Me to Hell – Christine Brown  is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend , a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she’s forced to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse.

 

 

land of the loseLand of the Lost Dr. Rick Marshall gets more than he bargained for when his expedition takes a wrong turn into the Land of the Lost. Now, Marshall, his crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will, have no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in a world full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures.

 

proposalThe Proposal – Margaret is a workaholic, tyrannical book editor who suddenly finds her career in jeopardy as she faces deportation back to Canada. Her solution is to simply fake an engagement to her unsuspecting assistant Andrew, who in turn blackmails her for a promotion. However, when Margaret is forced to head to Alaska with Andrew to visit his family in an effort to make their story believable to the deportation officers, they soon realize that their plan may not be so simple after all.

– posted by Sonia