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Read the Movie, Watch the Book: Part Two!

Posted about 19 days ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with adaptations, films and movies

Which is better - the book or the film? Each version always has its champion. For the most part, seeing a visual interpretation of a book is worth the time spent. Continue reading to explore a selection of book to film adaptations coming out in 2017.

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We Shall Overcome: Great True Stories of Overcoming Hardship

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with bravery, civil rights, grit, guts, oppression, overcoming odds, perseverance, poverty, refugees, rising up, strength, struggle, survival and World War II

Tough times call for inspiring stories of people overcoming long odds or bad situations – take a look and be amazed.

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Fascinating Stories: Science and Nature

Posted 2 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with animals, astronomy, cosmology, documentary, earth, environmentalism, genetics, humans-history, inventors, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, naturalists, nature conservation, nonfiction, physics, science-history, scientists, solar system, space, universe and wildlife conservation

There are so many amazing stories about the natural world around us. Prepare for fascination!

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New Year, New You

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with beauty, diet, eVideo, exercise, health, meditation, mind-body, mindfulness, nutrition, psychology, resolutions, streaming video, stress management, weight-loss, wellness and Yoga

No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.

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June Is National Accordion Awareness Month!

Posted 10 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Resources | Tagged with accordion history, accordion music, musical instrument, polka, streaming music and zydeco

Hip AND Square: Accordions! From polka to zydeco to klezmer music, they’re an important (and incredibly fun) part of American culture and it’s time to appreciate them! June is National Accordion Awareness Month – so channel your inner Lawrence Welk and get those toes a tappin’.

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