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Fall 2018 Book Sale

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September is upon us and as the days begin to get shorter and the autumn leaves begin to fall it is a perfect opportunity to check out some new films at the library. We’ve acquired something for every taste. Realizing that Halloween is just around the corner, we’ve added some staples and some classic horror films. Halloween 1 and 2 (the originals, with Jamie Lee Curtis), John Carpenter’s The Thing (Kurt Russell), Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien and An American Werewolf in London. We also got a great Halloween title for the younger set -The Witches, based on the Roald Dahl book. For serious scary movie fans, a newer title -The Babadook. Not quite a scary movie, but definitely dystopian, 12 Monkeys with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

For the classic film lover – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (this movie gave me insomnia for life!), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Bette Davis and Joan Crawford), The Days of Wine and Roses (Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick), A Woman Under the Influence (Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk), Paths of Glory (Kirk Douglas) and Spartucus (Kirk again) and The Lion in Winter (Katherine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole).  Two of the best musicals ever made- The Bandwagon (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse) and Meet Me in St.Louis (the radiant Judy Garland) and the incomparable John Wayne in his final role as John Book in The Shootist.

I did say something for every taste. I am excited to say we got the whole series of Dexter with Michael C. Hall. Also added is the acclaimed Spike Jonze film, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Django Unchained, directed by Quinten Tarintino, Predestination, with Ethan Hawke, and the live-action/animated science fiction The Congress, starring Robin Wright.

Back to the Future Trilogy [Blu-ray]

Filling in some glaring holes in our otherwise stellar film collection, we have added some more staples: The Back to the Future Trilogy, School of Rock, Dragonslayer, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Major League, Animal House, Big and a personal family favorite -Rustler’s Rhapsody. Rustler’s Rhapsody tells the tale of Rex O’Herlihan, the singing cowboy. A very funny western parody, brought to you by Bob Clark director of A Christmas Story. 

You are allowed to check out 4 DVDs at a time, so, why not make it a movie marathon?

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Along with a plethora of new DVDs we also recently acquired some new audio books. They range from the true crime -I’ll be gone in the dark, the story of one woman’s unrelenting search for the Golden State Killer, to Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. There are some fantastic biographies, Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist and Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run. Born Survivors by Wendy Holden, tells the story of three young mothers and their extraordinary courage, defiance and hope in the concentration camps.

Code Girls, the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War 2. Facism, a Warning by our ex Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. We also have American Wolf, The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. And the thought provoking (and provocative) Michal Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

To round out this array of great “listens” You think it, I’ll say it by Curtis Sittenfeld, a collection of short stories. Beautiful Days A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien”. and a little something for the young adults, Quiet Power, the Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain.

Audio books are invaluable for a long car trip, or even your daily commute. So, come on in and pick one up. I’m pretty sure you’ll get hooked.

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Vote for your favorite at PBS  and then stop by the Library to let us know that you have voted so you can be entered to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. #greatamericanread

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Here at the Orland Free Library we have been fortunate to be the recipient of many donations. We are very grateful and appreciative. Recently, though, through the efforts of the Library director (Jody Meza), we were thrilled to receive a grant for media items. We are adding loads of new DVDs and quite a few audio books to our inventory. I am really excited about this! We were able to fill in the gaps of, what I think a really good video collection needs. Also, some new titles, that are sure to be a hit. These include Ready Player One, Annihilation, Phantom Thread, Blade Runner 2049, Red Sparrow, The Shape of Water, Chappaquiddick, I, Tonya, A Quiet Place, Lean on Pete, Love, Simon and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Some of the titles that I spoke of earlier, that I think are great films that make for a great video collection are- Harold and Maude, This is Spinal Tap, Jaws, Aliens, A League of Their Own, Rudy, Field of Dreams, all 3 of the Toy Story movies, Carrie, the original Willy Wonka and Annie, Cool Hand Luke, The Dirty Harry Collection, Raising Arizona, The Planet of the Apes Legacy collection, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Red Tails, The Usual Suspects, Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, True Romance, Wall-E and some classics, such as Easter Parade, Fiddler on the Roof, Double Indemnity and The Night of the Hunter.

I am also proud to have added some Foreign Film titles, including The 400 Blows, The Seven Samurai, A Ciambra, Akira, Biancanieves, Ugetsu and Yojimbo.

So, make sure and come into the Orland Free Library and treat yourself to some great movies!

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