Friday, April 30, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Literally!

From What Would Dewey Do? by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum


If you have ever wondered whether librarians have a sense of humor, wonder no more! What Would Dewey Do? - a compilation of the library-related comic strip Unshelved - chronicles the exploits of Dewey, the Mallville Young Adult Librarian.

As everyone knows, everyone is welcome at the public library. In Mallville this includes: Merv, the precocious and somewhat delinquent teenage boy; Buddy the Beaver, the library mascot (Who knows who the Las Vegas-Clark County Library mascot is?); and a nudist lawyer, among many others.

Look for:
  • the FBI visiting the library
  • kids practicing diving off the bookshelves
  • the mobs with pitchforks wondering why the Internet isn't working again
  • and "What's the hardest question you were ever asked?"
Don't worry--if you read between the lines, I know you will be able to see the affection librarians have for the communities they serve.

I highly recommend this book--forward written by Nancy Pearl, a librarian who modeled for her own action figure!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Dogs

From Don't Pet a Pooch ...While He's Pooping by Jennifer Quasha
Rule Fifteen
Dont let yourself be dressed up as Santa's elf
Unless there's eggnog in it for you.

Rule Thirty-three
Keep personal hygiene behind
closed doors. Never scoot and
scratch on sidewalks or
in public greens.

Rule Seventy-seven
Exercise is best when you
are in the arms of a person
who is doing the running.
No one ever said dogs were stupid... They just see things very differently than we do!

Find more funny dogs, at your library today!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Death

From Epitaphs: A Dictionary of Grave Epigrams and Memorial Eloquence, edited by Nigel Rees
In Memory of
MAGGIE
Who in her time kicked
Two colonels,
Four majors,
Ten captains,
Twenty-four lieutenants,
Forty-two sergeants,
Four hundred and thirty-two other ranks
AND
One Mills Bomb.
"On the last resting place of an Army mule somewhere in France" - JHA Dick, Currie, Midlothian (1981)

ROSE
Died April 20th 1913
From the Effects of an Aeroplane Flight
"Part of the memorial to Sir Charles Rose in St Margaret's Church, Mapledurham, quoted by Christopher Matthew (1981)."

STRANGE
Here Lies an Honest Lawyer -
That is Strange
"On the 'eminent barrister, Sir John Strange' - Fairley (1875)"

WELSTED
Beneath this Marble is Buried
Tho. Welsted
Who was Struck Down by the Throwing of a Stone.
He was First in this School
And we Hope is not Last in Heaven
Whither he went
Instead of to Oxford.
January 13, 1676
Aged 18.

Translation of a Latin inscription to be found in the Old Cloisters at Winchester College
There are only two things certain in life, and taxes is the other one. You can laugh or cry, but it's inevitable, so you may as well laugh!

Find more humor about death and dying, at your library today.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Being a parent

From The Boyfriend Test by Joseph E. Devlin
Question 12
What color are my daughter's eyes?
A. Blue
B. Brown
C. Green
D. Hazel
E. How would I know? I haven't been looking at her eyes.

I think it's important to know where his eyes are focused. Answer (E) gives us that answer far too clearly. If her eyes are the same color as the shirt she is wearing, then he is focused on the wrong assets. If he hesitates with the answer to this question, he's dead meat because my daughter will know he's checking to see. I like the idea that at least one of the questions on the test will get him in trouble with her if he screws it up. Ha! It's the little things I live for!
Let's face it - being a parent is hard, gritty work. Mostly because you're probably raising a carbon copy of yourself (and you know what you were like at that age!) Or, you're raising the teen you dated, and you know what you were thinking then!

Find more parenting humor, at your library today.

Tuesday's New DVD Releases


Here are the releases for May 4th;

Leap Year - When Anna’s (Amy Adams) four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of the handsome and carefree local Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

Nine - World famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, an American fashion journalist, his agent, and his mother.

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry - Best buddies Dustin, Albert and Mark are twelve year old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. When Dustin mows the lawn of seventy-five year old Jonathan Sperry, a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget.

Tooth Fairy - Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he's sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! Even though he must sport frilly wings and learn the magical tricks of the trade from his silver-winged superiors (Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal), Derek's determined to do the job HIS way and prove he's got what it takes!

This week’s release with the most requests is It’s Complicated with 840 requests.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Poetry

From Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her jawbone broke,
Her tongue caught fire,
Her nostrils smoked...
Most people think that poetry is boring, and hard, and yucky. We've all forgotten the great poetry we read as children!

Find more humorous poetry, at your library today.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - the English Language









From Anguished English, by Richard Lederer


Ow.

The English language is truly wonderful. It's so amazingly complicated and illogical that it gives the perfect opportunity for all sorts of hilarious mix-ups, errors and puns.

Find more language humor, at your library today.

Save Money: Concert Under the Stars

Money Saving tips from your Library

With all that is happening in the economy today, many people are looking for genuine ways to save money. Sometimes it is hard to let go of many of the things we have grown accustomed to having, but budget constraints have left all of us looking for ways to cut back. In the next few weeks, I am going to offer some helpful tips that will allow you to save tremendously and not cut back on the things you enjoy.

Tip #10
Attend a concert at home

When was the last time you attended a concert? If you are like me, it has been a while because the tickets can be quite expensive. I have figured out a great way to get front row seats. How you ask? Well, you can borrow the concert DVDs from the library. We have a huge variety to choose from and there is something for all age groups.

Kids – Do you need to keep the kids entertained for a while? Great, get a Doodlebops or Wiggles concert DVD. These are sure to provide lots of fun for the little ones. Don’t forget the Bratz DVD for the older girls who have not hit the teenage years.

Teens – What teen does not love Britney Spears? Well we have DVDs of her in concert as well. This is a sure bet way to get the teens involved.

Adults – Whether you like music from Celine Dion, John Legend, Alicia Keys or Beyoncé, we are sure you will find just the right DVD to share with your friends. Pull out the patio furniture and take the projector out for a concert under the stars. If you do not have a projector, a large screen TV will do just fine.

All of the movies at the library are free to checkout as long as you have a valid Las Vegas Clark County library card. You can borrow up to seven DVDs at one time on each card. Remember, some movies can only be checked out for seven days, so make sure you return the items on or before their due date to avoid fines.

To find live concert DVDs, follow these simple steps;

1. Go to our homepage, lvccld.org
2. Click on "Library Catalog"
3. In the search box, enter "live concerts" or “artist name,” in this format, last name, first name to narrow the search
4. Select the "Keyword” circle
5. Click on the drop down arrow under “View entire collection” and select DVD
6. Finally, click "Go"

Note: If you would like more recent live concerts to appear first, click date next to “sorted by.”

Ok, do you find this tip helpful? If so, just let us know. We are looking for ways to save you money, without losing out on the things you have come to enjoy. What are some ways you have continued to have fun during this stressful time in the economy? Make sure you check back next week for the eleventh tip.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Travel

From There's No Toilet Paper... on the Road Less Traveled, edited by Doug Lansky.

Dave Barry, on taking his family to visit London:
Another cultural activity we frequently engaged in was looking the wrong way before attempting to cross streets. The problem is that in America, people drive on the right side of the street, wheras in London, they drive on both sides of the street, using hard-to-see cars about the size of toaster ovens. The best way to handle this, as a tourist, is to remain on one side of the street for your entire visit, and see the other side on another trip.
Anyone who's ever traveled has a story, or two, or three. Some travel stories can make you profoundly grateful to be home in the same old boring place you've always been.

Find more travel humor, at your library today.

Urban Fiction Authors, April - Various

Spring signifies a new beginning, so we want to give you a taste of some new “blooming” authors that you may not be aware. These authors may have been around, but their works are just now being showcased in libraries. For the month of April, we are going to spotlight four new writers in the urban fiction genre. We are hoping that these new authors will make their way into your hearts and minds through their books. Enjoy!

Title: Almost Doesn’t Count
Author: Electa Rome Parks
Genre: Urban Fiction

Have you ever truly loved someone or has something only allowed you to almost love someone? Are certain people destined to be together, or is that just a myth?

Mercedes believes in playing men before they get a chance to play her first. Her sexual encounters are numerous and that’s how she intends to keep it. That is, until she is summoned home to take care of a mom who is one of her least favorite people in the world. Her job allows her to be transferred for the summer so that she can take care of her mom. Unbeknownst to Mercedes, this will be a time of revelations and healings that will impact the rest of her life.

She arrives in the small sleepy town she grew up in with the notion that this summer will be one long, hot and miserable three months that she can’t wait to end. Upon entering the house, she immediately feels the tension between her mom - Miss Betty - and herself. After settling into her old room, she decides to call an old friend. She knows Redman is the one person that can provide her with just what she needs, erotic sex. There are no expectations between the two of them, which is just the ways she intends for it to stay.

After a few weeks home, she meets a mysterious guy in the local grocery store that makes her heart skip a beat. He gives her his phone number, but she tosses it once she exits the store. He is history and of course Mercedes thinks this is best. Of course you know what happens when you live in a small town. Well she runs into him again and although she is still hesitant, she decides to go out on a date with him. She realizes that she is falling for him, but what happens next will surprise you.

During this time, many skeletons and demons are revealed in each characters life. Mercedes confronts her mom - Miss Betty - about one of her past relationship that has left Mercedes with deep emotional scars that have affected her throughout her life. She was molested, but the person who does this molesting surprised me. It is also during this time that Mercedes meets Darius’s mom, who reveals some of Darius’s hidden secrets that will forever affect their relationship. Will she be able to heal from all the pain she has endured in these relationships with Darius and her mother, or will she be forever lost to her inner demons?

This is a great story for the urban fiction readers. There is none of the harshness and cruelty that appears in many ghetto fabulous urban fiction novels. This is a story of searching ones inner self to find redemption and self worth. I found this book enlightening as well as a great escape for what I have been reading recently. Although it is not the usual urban fiction, it is still a fast read because the author takes you on a journey. You are inclined to know what will happen next, will Mercedes find a way, or will she just succumb to the hardships she has endured. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This is one of those Food for Thought books.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - The Law

From Shark Tales, by Ron Liebman
Here are some examples of transcripts of actual proceedings taken by court reporters...

Question: Can you describe that individual?
Answer: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Question: Was this a male or a female?
***
Question: Have you ever tried to commit suicide?
Answer: Yes, sir.
Question: Were you ever successful?
Answer: No, sir.
***
Question: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Answer: All my autopsies have been on dead people.
***
Question: What happened then?
Answer: He told me, he says, "I have to kill you because you can identify me."
Question: Did he kill you?
Answer: No
***
Question: Are you married, sir?
Answer: Yes.
Question: And to whom are you married?
Answer: My wife.
Ah, the legal mind! Where do they come up with these questions?

Find more legal humor, at your library today.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Politics

From I'll be Sober in the Morning, edited by Chris Lamb
In the early days of World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was talking to the head of the Swiss army. "You have an army of only 500,000 men. What would you do if attacked by an army of one million men?" the Kaiser snidely asked.

"Each one of our soldiers," the Swiss officer answered, "would simply have to shoot twice."
and
Several months after he left the White House, President Dwight Eisenhower was asked if retirement had affected his golf game. "Yes," Ike said. "A lot more people beat me now."
Great responsibility is supposed to come with great power. But in the game of politics, great power usually comes with shocked snickers and some great belly laughs.

Find more political humor, at your library today.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Work









From What Would Wally Do? by Scott Adams


When was the last time you couldn't stop laughing? What Would Wally Do?--a compilation of Dilbert cartoons by Scott Adams--did it for me. I laughed every page! Reading never felt so good.

For those who may not know--yet--Wally is a fellow engineer to the title character Dilbert. Both work in a bland corporate complex for the "pointy-haired boss," who always seems to create more problems than he fixes.

If you have trouble finding humor in your work, this is a great place to start. Who couldn't be entertained by a engineer so motivated, but so unmotivated to do his job, he turns his cubicle into a swimming pool?

Or when someone says, "I feel all motivated but I can't lift my arms," after the HR Director declares casual dress days are over because "employees work harder when they are wearing uncomfortable clothes." Wally, the employee, is wearing a suit of armor.

Perhaps most entertaining of all is learning that the character Wally is based on a real-life coworker Adams had in his life as a computer programmer at Pacific Bell before he became a full-time cartoonist. Real-life Wally, or Wally 1.0, as Adams calls him, was an MIT graduate but due to a bad decision had been informed by his employer that he had no chance of promotion ever again. The company decided to offer a buyout to the lowest performing 10% of employees. So, Wally 1.0 decided to try for the buyout...I'll let you read the book to imagine the consequences!

I highly recommend this book!

Next time--What Would Dewey Do?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Sports

From "You Don't Say!" by Hartley Miller:
If Britain really wanted to punish Iraq, it should have sent its 4,000 soccer fans.
-----Angus Jones, satirist, on Britain's decision to send troops to the Persion Gulf

What's everyone blaming me for? Blame Felix. I wouldn't have hit into double plays if he hadn't hit singles.
-----Joe Torre, while playing for the New York Mets, after tying a major-league record by hitting into four double plays, each time after Felix Millan ha singled just before Torre came to the plate.

If you slid into bases headfirst for twenty years, you'd be ugly too.
-----Pete Rose

Why does everyone stand up and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" when they're already there?
-----Former big-league baseball pitcher Larry Anderson

Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious.
-----Commentator Alan Minter
Professional sports are wonderful, entertaining, exhilerating, and sometimes downright funny.

Find more sports humor, at your library today!

Tuesday New DVD Releases


Here are the releases for April 27th;

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary "Imaginarium," a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Dr. Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality. Many centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his first-born reached its 16th birthday, he or she would become the property of Mr Nick.Valentina is now rapidly approaching this "coming of age" milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls.

Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to the man that helps him win. In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr. Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles - and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all.

It’s Complicated - Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious look at marriage, divorce and everything in between. With a thriving Santa Barbara bakeshop, a new romance heating up, and her divorce finally behind her, Jane Adler has her life all figured out – until she finds herself trapped between the perfect new beau and her philandering ex-husband who’s determined to win her back. When opposites attract all over again, will love be sweeter the second time around? It’s... complicated!

This week’s release with the most requests is Avatar with 943 requests.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Home Improvement

From Gutted by Lawrence LaRose:
...We are driving around looking for peril. Lo and behold we find it: Home Depot.

Interestingly, no one ever writes about this do-it-yourself danger; instead they concentrate on hazards like saw blades and asbestos. Trust me, the real danger is shopping....

Every trip like this... confronts me with the same unassailable truth: I married a woman I don't know. When we met we shared similar political opinions, a passion for travel and outdoor sports, enthusiasms about recent CDs and Hollywood releases, as well as convictions about what constitutes a good life. But, goddamn, if you want to know somebody, really know somebody, go to Home Depot and pick out a sink.... That's how you find out how someone's mind works.
If you've ever had any remodeling done, you know that if you don't laugh about it, you'll end up sobbing.

Find more home improvement humor at your library today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Women

From Manslations by Jeff Mac
Another reason that men love technology is that it does stuff....
But why does that matter?
I don't know. Why do you have five pairs of black shoes that are exactly alike?
They are most certainly not exactly alike! See, these have a little strap, and this pair has -
Please just kill me now.
See, that's what I'm talking about - you love those... totally distinct and different and in-no-way-the-same shoes. Men get excited about, you know, different details.
Okay, fair enough. But every one of those pairs of shoes -
Thanks. Thank you. That's great.
Men and women are different. Who knew?

Women think men are funny. Men think women are, well, confusing and sometimes scary, and funny.

Find more humor about women, at your library today.

Save Money: Humor Therapy with library DVDs

Money Saving Tips From Your Library

With all that is happening in the economy today, many people are looking for genuine ways to save money. Sometimes it is hard to let go of many of the things we have grown accustomed to having, but budget constraints have left all of us looking for ways to cut back. In the next few weeks, I am going to offer some helpful tips that will allow you to save tremendously and not cut back on the things you enjoy.

Tip #9: Borrow comedy DVDs

Have you been slightly under the weather or simply in need of a good laugh to get you through these trying times? We have just the remedy for you. Comedy DVDs. You want old DVDS that feature great comedians like Tim Allen and many others. No problem, we have those in our catalog. Not into the old, but want more current DVDs that feature comedians like Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy or the late Bernie Mac? We have those also. Comedy DVDs feature stand up comedy, television sitcoms and much more.

All of the movies at the library are free to checkout as long as you have a valid Las Vegas Clark County library card. You can borrow up to seven DVDs at one time on each card. Remember, some movies can only be checked out for seven days, so make sure you return the items on or before their due date to avoid fines.

How do you get the laughter started you ask? Well that is very simple. Just follow the steps below.

To find comedy DVDs, follow these simple steps;
1. Go to our homepage, lvccld.org
2. Click on "Library Catalog"
3. In the search box, enter "comedies" or “stand up comedies” to narrow the search
4. Select the "Keyword” circle
5. Click on the drop down arrow under “View entire collection” and select DVD
6. Finally, click "Go"

This will give you a list of comedy movies. Just click on any of the titles for more information.

What are some benefits of laughter? This is a great article on the subject. Let us know what you think of the article or tell us about some funny DVDs that you have watched recently or in the past.

Ok, do you find this tip helpful? If so, just let us know. We are looking for ways to save you money, without losing out on the things you have come to enjoy. Make sure you check back next week for the tenth tip.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Book Review: Book of Ballads

The Book of Ballads
Charles Vess et. al.
Graphic Novel, Fiction

Artist Charles Vess may be best known for his collaborations with Newberry and World Fantasy Award winning author Neil Gaiman. Gaiman contributes a story to The Book of Ballads, which, as the title suggests, is a collection of Celtic ballads adapted into comics form by Vess and a number of different authors. In addition to Gaiman, the book contains stories by Jane Yolen, Sharyn McCrumb, Midori Snyder, Lee Smith, Elaine Lee, Delia Sherman, Charles de Lint, Jeff Smith, and Emma Bull. The ballads range from Tam-Lin to Thomas the Rhymer to The False Knight on the Road to the Galtee Farmer.

I confess, I’m not a scholar of Celtic literature and music, and many of these ballads were completely new to me. Their selection shows a great deal of diversity: some are romantic, some adventurous, some dark and scary, and some hilarious. Vess’ artwork ties them all together. While he illustrates all the stories (and even wrote one himself) he skillfully alters his style appropriately to the tone of each story. For the comedic Galtee Farmer (written by Bone creator Jeff Smith) the art is lighter, broader, and more cartoony. For Charles de Lint’s Twa Corbies (set in the same contemporary urban setting as much of de Lint’s work) Vess uses a clear, straightforward style, detailed, but without a lot of moody shading or crosshatching. The historical tales, especially those in woodland settings, feature the style for which Vess is probably best known: elaborate, detailed, lush illustrations filled with shadows and mood, in which the magical feels perfectly natural seen alongside the mundane.

Another confession: I’ve been a fan of Charles Vess for decades. His art perfectly captures the idea of a world of magic and wonder existing alongside our own. He illustrated my favorite edition of my favorite Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His art inspired the look of our wedding. The Book of Ballads is my favorite of all his works. The stories collected here were originally published by Vess himself, instead of being commissioned by someone else. I think a great artist will always produce their finest work when it comes from the heart, when they are allowed the freedom to produce whatever they want. The Book of Ballads is proof of that, and is a must read for any lover of classical music, literature, folklore, or art.

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Parenting

From 13 is the new 18 by Beth Harpaz:
While I am often shocked by the way thirteen-year-old girls dress, there have also been occasions when I have been moved to genuinely compliment a girl on what she's wearing. But my attempts to be nice never go over well. When a forty-something-year-old woman tells a thirteen-year-old girl, "Oh, I like your shoes!" or "Nice earrings!" she might as well be saying "You are the most uncool person on earth. You look like you just walked out of a dressing room at Wal-Mart. You should strip on the spot, burn what you're wearing, and cover yourself with a sackcloth.
Do your parents talk with your kids, and chuckle about how happy they are that your kids are acting the way you did? And how you deserve it? And how they knew it would all come back to you?

Fortunately, it's not just you. Everyone's kids are conspiring to make them remember every "teenage" thing they ever did.

Find more parenting humor, at your library today!

Urban Fiction Authors, April - Various

Spring signifies a new beginning, so we want to give you a taste of some new “blooming” authors that you may not be aware. These authors may have been around, but their works are just now being showcased in libraries. For the month of April, we are going to spotlight four new writers in the urban fiction genre. We are hoping that these new authors will make their way into your hearts and minds through their books. Enjoy!

Title: My Woman His Wife
Author: Anna J.
Genre: Urban Fiction

What is the craziest thing you have ever done sexually? How would you fulfill your sexual fantasy is there were no consequences for your actions? Would you engage in a ménage trois?

Well that is what happens in My woman His Wife. However, it is a ménage trois that has many twists and turns that leave you bewildered and wanting more.

Monica is smart, sexy, but also very conniving. She wants to have her cake and eat it too. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if it means hurting the ones she loves in the process. She is excited when James asks her to engage in a threesome with his wife, Jasmine. After the evening of the ménage trios, Monica realizes that she has really fallen for Jasmine, so she plots to have Jasmine all to herself. She begins to secretly see Jasmine on the side and decides that she will do anything in her power to break up this marriage. Does she succeed?

James loves his wife, but after years of marriage, he is looking for a little excitement. He decides to do something out of the ordinary, but the first step is convincing his wife. His wife Jasmine loves her husband, but believes he is out of his mind when he approaches her and asked her to engage in a threesome with him and another woman. After much begging and pleading from her husband, Jasmine agrees.

The night is filled with romance and James and Jasmine have the time of their lives. Jasmine has it in her head that this was a one time experience and something she will never engage in again. Ever heard the saying, never say never? Jasmine and Monica indulge in a secret love affair unbeknownst to James and Monica falls madly in love with Jasmine. Monica decides that the only way for she and Jasmine to be together is to get rid of James, so she plots ways in which to blackmail him into leaving his wife. Does her plan work? Will James leave Jasmine?

This is a great book to read if you are looking for excitement mixed with scandal and lots of erotic love scenes. Anna J makes you realize that a threesome may be your ultimate fantasy, but at what price are you willing to pay to indulge? Don’t miss the sequel, The Aftermath.

Are you enjoying one author a week, or would you prefer focusing on one author each month?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Comics











From Garfield: 30 Years of Laughs & Lasagna by Jim Davis


Some of the most enduring humor appears in the daily funny papers and comics and cartoons. Old comics never die, they just get anthologized!

Find your favorite cartoons and comics, at your library today.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Golf

From Golf Shorts by Glenn Liebman
"Hitch up my girdle and let it rip."
-----Amy Alcott, describing her style at the tee

I'll take the two-shot penalty, but I'll be damned if I'm going to play the ball where it lies."
-----Elaine Johnson, after her tee shot hit a tree and caromed into her bra

"It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits (playing baseball). I did it in one afternoon on the golf course."
-----Hank Aaron

"Golf is an expensive way of playing marbles."
-----G.K. Chesterton

"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for that purpose."
-----Winston Churchill
Golf has its passionate devotees. Then there are the rest of us. Even the devotees have to maintain their sense of humor about the game.

Find more golf humor, at your library today!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at your Library - Having a parent

From Amy's Answering Machine, by Amy Borkowsky
To my mother, any story she hears on the news is directly related to my well-being.
****B*E*E*P*!****
"Hi Amila. I was watching the news, and I heard about that little girl who was alone in an apartment for nine days without food, and it made me think of you. Honey, please, be sure you have what to eat in the fridge, 'cause last time you came to visit, you looked like Olive Oyl. Okay, honey, bye-bye."
No matter how old you are, or how far away you live, your parents insist on being parents.

What are your "My parent did..." stories?

Find more humor about having a parent at your library today.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Laugh Out Loud at Your Library - Knock-Knock...

From Best Knock-Knock Book Ever by Charles Keller
Knock Knock.
.....Who's there?
Hoover.
.....Hoover who?
Hoover you expecting?

Knock Knock.
.....Who's there?
Estelle.
.....Estelle who?
Estelle waiting for you to open the door.
Knock-Knock jokes are usually horrible puns. You know what's going to happen, and you just can't resist saying Who's There?

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Tuesday New DVD Releases

Here are the releases for April 20th;

Crazy Heart - Four-time Academy Award® nominee JEFF BRIDGES stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film CRAZY HEART from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.

The Lovely Bones - Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson from a screenplay by Jackson & Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens, The Lovely Bones centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan.

Young Victoria - In The Young Victoria, Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") delivers an incredibly appealing performance as Queen Victoria in the turbulent first years of her reign. Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice) portrays Prince Albert, the suitor who wins her heart and becomes her partner in one of history's greatest romances.

This love story, set amongst all the intrigue of the court, also features Paul Bettany (Iron Man, The Da Vinci Code), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jim Broadbent (The Damned United, The Chronicles of Narnia), Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie), and Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Tristan & Isolde).

Here is the only release for April 22nd.

Avatar - In the epic action adventure Avatar, James Cameron, the director of Titanic, takes us to a spectacular new world beyond imagination. On the distant moon Pandora, a reluctant hero embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery as he leads a heroic battle to save a civilization. The film was first conceived by Cameron 14 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not yet exist. Now, after four years of actual production work, Avatar delivers a fully immersible cinematic experience of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film, disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story.

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