Saturday, March 26, 2011

What's @ the Movies is in your Library

Sometimes the book is better than the movie. 
Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old. All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!

Book: “Brighton Rock: An Entertainment” by Graham Greene (1938)
A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Ruthless Pinkie has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.

Movie: “Brighton Rock” Releases in theaters: February 4, 2011. Starring John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Sam Riley and Andy Serkis, “Brighton Rock” tells the story of the fall of Pinkie, a disadvantaged, violent teenager with a religious death wish. A remake of the original movie, “Brighton Rock” from 1947.

Friday, March 18, 2011

What's @ the Movies is in your Library

Sometimes the book is better than the movie. Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old. 
All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!

Book: “The Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly (2005)

Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.


Movie: “Lincoln Lawyer” Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Josh Lucas, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo and Ryan Phillipe. The Movie will be released in theaters March 18, 2011. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little Dixie Reading Group - "The Handmaid's Tale"

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
March 17, 2011 @ 5:15pm

It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed.

Everyone is welcome to join in a lively literary discussion of books from today and yesterday. Library book discussions will be in the Moberly Library Board Room.





For more information, please contact Melissa Poth at the Moberly Library

Check out our website (http://www.little-dixie.lib.mo.us/) to reserve this book today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Farmer's Almanac Online

Without a doubt, one of the most requested Reference books is the "Old Farmer's Almanac." A great resource for farmer's and burgeoning astronomers. Jokes, riddles, handy tips, weather predictions, planting tips...all since the days of Benjamin Franklin are in the pages of this handy dandy book. 


Did you know that you can get all of this now online? 
Check out http://www.almanac.com/ for this and much more.

Movin' On Up


Little Dixie Regional Libraries covers two counties and within those two counties, supports 4 libraries. Huntsville, Moberly, Paris, and Madison boast libraries that are part of the LDRL system. As such, they all share books and materials with one another.
Each book is at each library a total of three months. Once those three months are up, they move to the next library until the full rotation is finished. This ensures every library has a chance to have the book and all patrons have a chance to check it out if they desire.
Branch Shelves at Moberly

As you can see in the picture above, we have branch shelves in the back of the Moberly building. Here we hold books on their way to the different libraries until they are ready to be delivered.
When we get enough to fill a bag, a library worker will fill the bag with books for easier delivery and travel within the van.
It’s always fun to find out the inner-workings of the library. 
Just another…”Did you know?”

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Little Dixie Dispatch: Book Selections from the Library

     Little Dixie Regional Libraries encompasses the counties of Randolph and Monroe through its four branches located in Moberly, Madison, Huntsville, and Paris. Each branch is open six days a week, and we can always be contacted at any time through our website (www.little-dixie.lib.mo.us). February is Library Lover’s Month and we have a great month-long promotion going on! “Like” our Facebook page in February and each Friday we draw a winner for a prize!

New Romances
“A Certain Kind of Hero” by Kathleen Eagle (2010) Two bad boys find redemption when they become unlikely heroes to two very special women and their families.

“Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right” by Kieran Kramer (2011) Most women would not be pleased to be labeled a spinster. But Lady Poppy Smith-Barnes isn’t most women. In fact, Poppy has invented an imaginary fiancĂ©, the Duke of Drummond, to deter unwanted suitors. A very useful fellow, this duke, until the real Drummond turns up and uses Poppy’s ploy to trap her in a betrothal.

“How to Marry a Duke” by Vicky Dreiling (2011) Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary--nor desired. But how to choose among a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London's infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she's not the most captivating woman he's ever met...


“In Bed with the Duke” by Christina Dodd (2010) Lady's companion Emma Chegwidden avoids defying society's rules-until she runs right into the arms of the seductive Reaper...a mystery man whose goal is justice. Or is it vengeance? Only one thing is certain: he's far too dangerous for the demure Emma. But some challenges are too tempting to resist...

“Married by Morning” by Lisa Kleypas (2010) Paid companion Catherine Marks is attracted to her employers' older brother, Leo Hathaway, despite their constant bickering, so she agrees to a marriage of convenience with him, but the secret she is hiding threatens them both.

“Nothing But Trouble” by Rachel Gibson (2010) Angry at the world when a near-fatal car crash takes him off the ice permanently, hockey superstar Mark Bressler is bent on making life miserable for everyone--especially his latest team-provided personal assistant: outspoken, flamboyant, and unemployed actress Chelsea Ross. Chelsea is out to revamp her acting career and badly needs the $10,000 bonus she'll get if she lasts three months with Mark; failure is simply not an option. But neither is the unwanted, totally surprising attraction that springs up between them.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Truman and Treats

"Jump the Cracks"
by Stacy DeKayser 
March 14th-18th

What: 2010-2011 Truman Reader Award Nominees & Treats

Who: Middle School Students
When: 3:30-5:00 pm daily for 1 straight week





Join us each evening for a middle school read-aloud hour (and a half). Each day for 5 straight days, we will read one chosen Truman Reader Award Nominee. And we'll provide the treats! See the Little Dixie Regional Libraries website Calendar or Facebook for more information.

Summary: 
What would you do?
As far as I'm concerned, there's no excuse not to be decent...Especially when you're responsible for a kid.
It just figures that fifteen-year old Victoria's dad fails once again to be at the train station like he's promised.  Fuming, Victoria watches as a teen mom stashes her bruised little boy in the train's bathroom.  When the mom gets off the train alone, Victoria decides she has had it with all the poor excuses who call them selves parents.  Making a split-second decision, Victoria boards the next train out of town-taking the little boy with her.
No, really, what would you do?Victoria's staying on the run until everyone responsible starts keeping their promises. This kid's not falling through the cracks. Not on her watch.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Little Dixie Dispatch: New Large Print

 Little Dixie Regional Libraries encompasses the counties of Randolph and Monroe
 through its four branches located in Moberly, Madison, Huntsville, and Paris.

Each branch is open six days a week, 
and we can always be contacted at any time through our website (www.little-dixie.lib.mo.us). 

Our ever changing collections, entertaining programs, and friendly staff 
make your local library a great place to visit.
 For more information, give us a call at 660-263-4426.

New Large Print
Out of Mind” by Stella Cameron (2010) Willow Millet owns and runs a, we-can-do-anything, concierge service. When her business is hit by a series of strange and fatal accidents, Willow learns that her mysterious family heritage as a gifted psychic may have something to do with the killings

Cure” by Robin Cook (2010) New York City medical examiner Laurie Montgomery returns to work at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, where she's been employed for more than two decades. Worried about whether she still has what it takes after so much time away, Laurie finds her first case back to be a dangerous puzzler of the highest order, involving organized crime and two start-up biotech companies caught in a zero sum game....

Captive Queen” by Alison Weir (2010) Nearing her thirtieth birthday, Eleanor has spent the past dozen frustrating years as consort to the pious King Louis VII of France. For all its political advantages, the marriage has brought Eleanor only increasing unhappiness—and daughters instead of the hoped-for male heir. But when the young and dynamic Henry of Anjou arrives at the French court, Eleanor sees a way out of her discontent. For even as their eyes meet for the first time, the seductive Eleanor and the virile Henry know that theirs is a passion that could ignite the world.
    

Maybe This Time” by Jennifer Crusie (2010) "Andie" Miller is ready to move on with her life. After ten years of wavering, she plans to marry her fiance and forget her ex-husband, North Archer, forever. But when Andie goes to his office and dumps ten years' worth of uncashed alimony checks on his desk -- her idea of closure -- he asks for one favor. A cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans who have already driven out three nannies. North needs her help. How can she refuse -- especially when he's offered her $10,000 per month! 

Little Dixie Regional Libraries Board Meeting

The Little Dixie Regional Libraries Board Meeting will occur on Thursday, March 10th. 
For more information on the topics on the agenda, please contact the library.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Outreach Deliveries

Little Dixie Regional Libraries is proud to offer Outreach services to members of the Randolph and Monroe communities. Outreach services are always free of charge and available to anyone who has a physical problem getting to the library. Books and other materials are delivered by the delivery van or through mail.


If you are interested in learning more about Outreach services available through your local library or would like to sign up, please contact Rachael at the Moberly Public Library.

The next Outreach Delivery will occur 
on March 8th & 9th, 2011

Little Dixie Reading Group - "The Handmaid's Tale"

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
March 17, 2011 @ 5:15pm

It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed.

Everyone is welcome to join in a lively literary discussion of books from today and yesterday. Library book discussions will be in the Moberly Library Board Room.





For more information, please contact Melissa Poth at the Moberly Library

Check out our website (http://www.little-dixie.lib.mo.us/) to reserve this book today!

Monday, March 7, 2011

What's @ The Movies is in YOUR Library

Sometimes the book is better than the movie. Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old. 

All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!


Book: “Not Easily Broken” by T.D. Jakes (2007)
"New York Times" bestselling author Jakes pens a powerful tale of a couple's attempt to survive a car accident, a broken marriage, and the ultimate temptation.


Movie: “Not Easily Broken” Released in theaters on January 9, 2009. Starring Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Eddie Cibrian, and Niecy Nash, “Not Easily Broken,” tells the story of a married couple fighting to stay together through insurmountable odds. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Truman and Treats

"Jump the Cracks"
by Stacy DeKayser 
March 14th-18th

What: 2010-2011 Truman Reader Award Nominees & Treats

Who: Middle School Students
When: 3:30-5:00 pm daily for 1 straight week





Join us each evening for a middle school read-aloud hour (and a half). Each day for 5 straight days, we will read one chosen Truman Reader Award Nominee. And we'll provide the treats! See the Little Dixie Regional Libraries website Calendar or Facebook for more information.

Summary: 
What would you do?
As far as I'm concerned, there's no excuse not to be decent...Especially when you're responsible for a kid.
It just figures that fifteen-year old Victoria's dad fails once again to be at the train station like he's promised.  Fuming, Victoria watches as a teen mom stashes her bruised little boy in the train's bathroom.  When the mom gets off the train alone, Victoria decides she has had it with all the poor excuses who call them selves parents.  Making a split-second decision, Victoria boards the next train out of town-taking the little boy with her.
No, really, what would you do?Victoria's staying on the run until everyone responsible starts keeping their promises. This kid's not falling through the cracks. Not on her watch.