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August 18, 2009

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August 18, 2009 - Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library



Tara Bannon – Denver Public Library - Schlessman

Bernice Hicks – Lafayettte Library

Paty Frobisher – Lafayettte Library

Bobby Erskine - Rangeview

Katherine Phenix – Rangeview

Alice Kober – ALD

Stephanie Klasner – Colorado Talking Book Library

Mary Jones – Westminster

Joanne Nelson – Mamie Doud Eisenhower

Marie McColley – Jefferson Co – Columbine


Library News

•    Lafayette Librarians doing the Hula on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8aOR_d5avE

•    Graveyard Book won Hugo award

•    One City One Broomfield - Eventide by Kent Haruf

•    One Book One Denver – To Kill a Mockingbird

•    One Book One Jewish Denver – My Father’s Paradise - http://www.examiner.com/x-15031-Denver-Books-Examiner~y2009m6d25-Mizel-Arts--Culture-Center-announces-2009-Denver-Jewish-community-book-read

•    Colorado Book Award Winners - http://www.coloradohumanities.org/print/48

•    WEBINAR –from Dodie – library journal mystery buzz - http://www.libraryjournal.com/webcastsDetail/2140423216.html

•    Become a book selector or judge for the Colorado Book Awards! – from Mary Jones has done it 2 years in a row. Get a dozen books to read! 3 selectors in each category then meet with others to determine top 3 choices.

•    DPL facing serious service reductions – http://www.denverlibrary.org/news/dplnews/budget_survey.html - I’m not sure how long the survey will be up, but they are either going to close and sell 7 branches or close 248 hours to be open 732 hours/week system-wide. (2002=1087 hrs/wk)

•    Rangeview is opening 4 new libraries!! FINE free! And got rid of Dewey now BISAC – Book industry standards and communications – adapted and calling it WORDThink - Experience place not a research place

•    ALD & JeffCO have Weeding Lists

•    ALD sells discarded material through B-Logistics

•    ALD big book sale in September but also did a multi-site Paperback-apalooza and made several grand

•    Joanna Nelson shared her very cool display series inserts! - pics taken see - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptero27/sets/72157622105963930/

•    Send any weeded Large Print books to Stephanie Klasner at the Colorado Talking Book Library.

•    Mary Jones toying with idea of genre sticker for Narrative NonFiction. Anybody heard of this? “Reads like Fiction” sticker

•    ALD putting book trailers into their catalog


Next Meetings

November at CAL – TBA

February 10th - Colorado Talking Book Library - TOUR included!!!!

May Workshop – Lafayette Public Library - May 5th or 12th! Please let me know ASAP what works best for you!

August – I’m looking for a Southern-ish library to volunteer!


CAL Info

•    CAL Conference is Nov 19-21

•    Upon your suggestion, I have started the process of putting together a Poster for the Poster Session for CAL to recruit new members to our group. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!

•    CORAIG member Joanna Nelson is presenting at CAL on Saturday at 2pm on LibraryThing!


Recommended Reads

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The devil's queen : a novel of Catherine de Medici / Jeanne Kalogridis.

Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman


The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Daughter of the Flames

The Thirteenth Child

Still Alice

Sarah’s Key – book club hit – very good

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society– great on audio – still very popular

The Help by  - Southern, 14 different voices first person

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – on many people’s to read list

The Elegance of the Hedgehog – translated

The Girl Who Played with Fire – sequel to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – also translated – everyone is still talking about it . Published in Sweden. Trilogy. Has torture. Author dead – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

3rd popular recently translated author – Ruiz – Shadow of the Wind & The Angel’s Game

Stephen White – The Siege – local author

Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

South of Broad by Pat Conroy- (lots of ooh and ahhs) Like Faulkner – first part love paeon to the city of Charleston – James Joyce moves through time – airport popular

Great authors to see in person  - Alice Munro and Connie Willis

Edgar Sawtelle – hot and cold reactions “boggy middle”

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

History of Love by Nicole Krauss – audiobook so good – so good had to pull over crying – is married to fellow author Jonathan Foer

Farewell, My Subaru by Doug Fine

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Catching Fire how cooking made us Human – Great science writing

Burnt Shadows by Kamilla Shamsie – Nagasaki goes to Pakistan and New Yrok – these multicultural titles are really becoming popular

Kid narrator books for adult audiences – Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Selected Works of T.S. Spivet …

Zombies are very popular still.

Calligrapher’s Daughter

Physick of Deliverance – Salem Witch Trials

Dog on it – mystery – dog’s point of view

Dave Eggers  – co-wrote screenplay with Spike Jonze with sendak approval for Where the Wild Things Are – Wild Things – Novel version – fur covered edition – New Yorker has a chapter

Stitches – graphic novel by David Small – his memoir illustrated messed up family

Robot Dreams – wordless graphic novel

Book bag of Persepolis for book groups to win them over to graphic novels

Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury approved – graphic novel

Twilight will be made into a graphic novel


Soon to be Released with Date

•    Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters 9/15 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jZVE5uF24Q

•    Dexter by Design – September 8th

•    The Year of the Flood: A Novel - Margaret Atwood 9/22 – sequel to Oryx and Crake

•    Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger 9/29

•    Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman - Jon Krakauer 9/15

•    Touch of Dead – Charlaine Harris 10/6

•    Tempted by P.C. Cast 10/27

•    Fire by Kristin Cashore 10/5

•    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett 9/17

•    Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper 8/25

•    What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell 10/20

•    The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A. J. Jacobs 9/8 (Know-it-all author)


Movie News

•    Cirque du Freak is going to be a movie! - http://www.earlyword.com/2009/08/05/cirque-du-freak-trailer/

•    Percy Jackson movie trailer - http://www.moviefone.com/movie/percy-jackson-and-the-olympians-the/32797/hd/480

•    A film reportedly starring Angelina Jolie is in the works based on Patricia Cornwell's character, Kary Scarpetta.

•    Peter Jackson is directing the movie based on Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. It’s due out in December.

•    Julia Roberts will star in Eat, Pray, Love, which began shooting in July. Brad Pitt is producing

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