Believe it or not, Al Pacino is 77 today. Why not celebrate his birthday with your very own Pacino movie marathon. We will provide the movies, you provide the popcorn!
-Classics currently available for checkout are:
Scent of a Woman
Enjoy the films.
April 21st is Kindergarten Day! According to Chase’s calendar of events, it is “A day to recognize the importance of play, games and “creative self-activity” in children’s education and to note the history of kindergarten.” April 21st commemorates the birth of Friedrich Froebel, born in 1782, who began the first kindergarten in 1837 in Germany. Wondering where the first kindergarten was in the United States? Answer, St. Louis, MO, in 1873. Now go amaze your friends with your new knowledge.
So it is supposed to hit 80 degrees, the Indians are playing downtown, and the Cavs start their playoff run today at the Q, what more could you want? If you would like to brush up your Cavs or Indians knowledge, we have many fine books to choose from. We just had the pleasure of an author visit a couple of weeks ago with Scott Longert, who spoke about his new book No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression. For the Cavs, take a look at Brian Windhorst’s Return of the king : LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History. Enjoy!
I’ve got a few more fiction titles than in previous years, so take your pick, be it fiction or non-fiction, they are all good. Click the links below to go to the Reading Room for more details. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Resolution by Robert B. Parker
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist
The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell
House of Nails: a Memoir of Life on the Edge by Lenny Dykstra
Embattled Rebel by James McPherson
Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat by Randall Peffer
Did you know that on August 28th of 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington. If you would like to know more about the march, we have plenty of books and dvds, just head over to the 323 call numbers. If you can’t make it in, no problem, we even have streaming titles available through our free hoopla service.
What an odd summer it has been for the weather. If you would like to get more in-tune with your inner meteorologist, take a look at some of our weather related books, just wander over to the 551.5s in the nonfiction section. If all this heat is not your thing, jump to 919.8 for some Arctic expeditions to cool down. Soon you will be so knowledgeable about the weather that you will be setting up a green screen and wowing friends and family with your daily weather reports!
Yikes, I can’t believe August is upon us already! Although summer will be winding down, there are still things to be excited about. The Olympics start this week, the Indians are still in first in the Central, and if you are a fair lover the Cuyahoga County Fair starts Monday. If you are feeling adventurous and looking for the perfect way to wrap up the summer, check out our “August is American Adventures Month” display for some great ideas.