Archive for August, 2009

Twenty Boy Summer

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Grab a box of tissues and a tall glass of iced tea and prepare yourself for a great read. This box will keep you reading. It is a love story but more. Do you remember your first kiss? The one from that boy that you had dreamed about forever. What would happen if you got that kiss and then something tragic happened that changed your life and his forever? This is a must read. You won’t regret it and you won’t be able to put it down.

Viva la difference! by Ann Dow

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Viva la difference! by Ann Dow

We’ve made it through the middle years,
through sorrow, joy and hidden tears.
We’ve passed the point of no return,
but still there’s much for us to learn.

We may not always seem too wise,
but we have learned to compromise.
The candle’s glow may not be bright,
and yet it burns throughout the night.

Perhaps we often don’t agree,
but you are you and I am me.
You like to chase the little ball
and answer nature’s outdoor call.

I find contentment and unwind
through simple pleasures of the mind.
You seek and find the perfect bird;
my search is for the perfect word.

I’m no more right than you are wrong;
we simply hear a different song.
We share a world we’ve made our own,
and neither of us is alone.

Summer reading @ WDFPL winds down.

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Say hello to Doris Pollack, our WDFPL Adult Summer Reading prize winner.

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I will miss the Adult Summer Reading program.  WDFPL had more participation than anticipated and the library now has an email list of readers interested in future reading circle activities.  

Thanks to all who tried something new this summer.  
Don’t forget, Adult Summer Reading will be back in 2010! 

Here is the list of summer favorites compiled at this month’s Ice Tea and Book Talk session.

Anything by Harlan Coban  

Dancing with Cuba by Alma Guillernorprieto

First Impressions by Jude Devereaux

Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

State of the Onion by Julie Huzy
 
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
 
The Lost City of Z by David Gann

The Same Kind of Difference as Me by Denver Moore

The Shack by William P. Young

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Adult Summer Reading – 24 hours and counting!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Adult summer reading at WDFPL will wind down in less than 24 hours!  Feel free to stop by the Library today and drop off your completed reading form at the Information Desk or submit the titles you have read online right here.

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The WDFPL Booklover Bag winner’s name will be drawn at the Iced Tea and Talk Reading Circle scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning at the Library.  Just give us a call at 856-845-5593 to add your name to the list of readers ready to share favorite titles and refreshments on Tuesday, August 18th. 

Who knows, your name may be on the winning ticket!

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FYI - As of today, WDFPL’s most voracious 2009 summer readers are Christine Long  reading 39 titles and Doris Pollack reading 33 titles.  

Of course, they read the entire books, not just the titles;-)

Love, Aubrey

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

This book can be found in Junior Fiction but is great for any age. It is about love, loss, and survival. The main character is an 11 year old girl who is left on her own, abandoned by her mother after a terrible tragedy. It will cover every emotion you have. You will find yourself in tears fighting for the main character. It is definitely a page turner. There are many characters you will connect with in this book and it’s one I highly recommend.

Matters of the Heart

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

This book was fantastic. It was definitely a page turner and a different twist for Danielle Steel. Instead of her usual love story she added a little mystery and intrigue to this one. You couldn’t put it down. I would highly recommend this book.

No real talent for cooking?

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

This movie looks like a lot of fun to me and I’m not much of a cook.  Just ask my kids.

The film opens in local theaters on August 7th.   You can check out the book @ your library and have it read before opening night!

See Meryl Streep’s recent Telegraph interview to learn more.