We’ll be showing A Birder’s Guide to Everything on Wednesday, August 27th at 6:00pm. “David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he’s made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.” -IMDB.com
This film runs for 1hr and 16 minutes and is Rated PG-13 (on appeal) for language, sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity. IMDB.com
“Amazon’s new unlimited book-borrowing service may bring in $1 billion a year in sales for the company. Don’t be one of the suckers.
Kindle Unlimited charges $9.99 a month for an all-you-can-read buffet. For roughly the same cost of unlimited movies on Netflix or unlimited music on Spotify, you can download all the books you’ll never have time to read.
But there’s a competing service already available for compulsive book downloaders, and it’s available for free. It comes with a massive selection of books including new bestsellers, and a great app that lets you download to any of your devices: Kindle, iPhone, iPad, laptop, Android devices, Nook, Mac, PC, whatever. This miracle service is available — get this — at your public library.
It’s called OverDrive, and it’s free through thousands of libraries across the country. I put it to the test with a bunch of books recommended by colleagues: highbrow and low, old and new, popular and obscure. (Scroll down for the test results, and a great August reading list).
Here’s how it works: . . . ” What’s better than Kindle Unlimited for $120 a year? This free alternative
This post is a bit late in coming but it is no less due. The Library would like to congratulate our own Carol Edwards for collaborating with Abram Lansing School and the Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County, and implementing the Everybody Wins Power Lunch.
The Everybody Wins Power Lunch program pairs an adult reading mentor with an elementary student during the student’s lunch hour a for an hour reading. The program lasts the duration of the school year and incurs no cost to the school, student, or mentor.
This program benefits the students by expanding their reading and language skills as well as well as matching them to a caring adult who commits to read to them every week during the school year.
The Everybody Wins Power Lunch program is looking for reading volunteers to line up for next school year. Please contact Carol Edwards at 235-2570 (email@example.com) if you are interested in being a reading mentor for the forthcoming school year.
Movie Day is now Movie Night. We’ll be showing the Triplets of Belleville on Monday, July 28th at 6:00pm. When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him. -IMDB.com This is an animated film that runs for 1 hour and 21 minutes and is rated pg-13.
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