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Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The HelpThe Help is set in the 1960s when black females could only get jobs as maids. The maids' jobs consisted of cooking, cleaning and raising children in the homes of white people.

Published on Friday, August 12, 2011

Published on Saturday, August 6, 2011

Film ReelAugust 18: Edge of Darkness

A cop and widower witness what at first appears to be the accidental killing of his activist daughter, Emma.  Distraught by the loss and further troubled by his conviction that the bullet was intended for him, he takes on the murder investigation with an obsessive zeal to see justice done.  The investigation leads him to uncover a corporate cover-up of an illegal plutonium stockpile.  Rated R; 117 minutes; 2009.

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Harriet Tubman This Harriet Tubman picture book is very inviting, with its hardback covers and colorful illustrations. It is a thin book containing only 24 pages, and it is an excellent read for second and third graders.  Of course, it covers the adventures in Harriet's life, and several history facts about the underground railroad. The book includes Harriet Tubman's timeline, a glossary, the list of books in the Biographies series, website links and other resources.

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

unforgettable season When you hear the name Joe DiMaggio, you think of baseball and then Marilyn Monroe. Joe married Marilyn, a beautiful young woman, in her time of fame and fortune. The story of Marilyn is another book for someone to write, but this story is a very exciting picture book about the lives of Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.  This is a good book to get young children interested in baseball. The author, Phil Bildner, is a diehard Mets fan, who shares some fun facts and baseball statistics that will knock your socks off.

Published on Saturday, July 23, 2011

In her new book, Dana Meachen Rau tells us that fireworks started about a thousand years ago with the Chinese people. The plan was to make medicine, but instead gunpowder and fireworks were developed. They mixed different chemicals and discovered that one mixture flamed, smoked and made a loud noise when lit with fire. It became known as gunpowder. Flaming arrows, fireballs and bullets followed the invention of gunpowder. The Chinese made rockets with gunpowder that shot into the sky and exploded with showers of sparks. This was the beginning of early fireworks, and the colors were only yellow and orange.

Published on Monday, July 18, 2011

Come and enjoy our summer reading program.  All children can register in the library, and receive gifts and prizes for every 30 minutes of reading time.  Read for seven hours to complete the program.  Continue to participate and receive more prizes and give-aways.

The Summer Reading Program Schedule

American Sign Language Story Time
Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Steen Styer
Tuesday, July 26, 1 p.m., ages 5-12

Make your own Superhero-Comic Book Character Drawing Workshop
with Maryanne Pollock
Thursday, August 11, 2 p.m., ages 6-12 

--Deborah P. Turner, Children's Librarian

Published on Thursday, July 14, 2011

High NoonThe Washington Highlands' High Noon Book Club is on vacation until September. 

The title selected for September is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The book is about how doctors took Lacks' cancerous cells without asking.  Her cells lived on in the laboratory, and launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry.  More than 20 years later, her children found out. Skloot weaves Lacks' and her children's tales together.

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

007 Carte Blanche Watch Me Die

Published on Saturday, June 25, 2011


film reel

 July 7: XXX

Charismatic extreme sports competitor Zander Cage aka Triple X, is recruited by a government agent (Jackson) to infiltrate a Russian crime ring. This high-octane thriller sends him on a dangerous covert mission where he must use all of his death-defying skills to succeed where other agents have failed. Fasten your seatbelts!

July 14:  Defiance