Friday, October 17, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
|"The Aura" Coat of Arms|
For those of you who have never read The Aura, I thought you might enjoy a bit of the magazine’s history. The Aura is a combination of several different kinds of literature and artwork submitted by students in grades 5 through 12.
Our cover design is always unique, created by one of the club members. The cover always includes the Club’s Coat of Arms, designed in 2011 in a joint effort by the Creative Writing Club. In the medieval ages, one represented the kingdom that he fought for with a Coat of Arms. The first quadrant was meant to represent yourself, the second represents your history, the third depicts a skill you possess, and the final is representative of where you live.
To represent the Club, Emily Mullis drew a dragon doing battle with a phoenix. The creatures represent the creative side of writing while the fighting represents the turmoil of writing in every story’s conflict and climax and in every author’s churning mind.
The history quadrant is a picture of our town’s sign depicting John and Sarah Noble, founders of our town, with the founding date of 1707. This sign represents the history of not only our writer’s club, but also of the entire town of New Milford.
The quill pen represents our talent. Some of the best writing has come from feather pens. All of the members of our club are very talented and eager to write and publish their work.
Lastly, the picture of the New Milford Public Library is where the club meets twice a month. The library is a symbol of wisdom to the club.
The writing across the Coat of Arms says “ad finum temporum.” The club chose these Latin words which translate into “until the end of time.” And isn’t that what writing is all about?
Come pick up your free copy of The Aura at the end of October and enjoy the work of all of our talented artists.
Friday, October 3, 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sally recommends the book Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and the movie “Yesterday,” which she will be showing in November at the library.
Reference/Information Services Associate
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,
by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
99. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
During Banned Books Week, we're displaying books that have been banned and challenged at the end of the new book shelves, just inside the Main Street entrance. Celebrate your freedom to read by reading one of the books on display or from the lists above.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Almost every lamppost in Central Park has an embossed label that displays a four-digit number. The first two numbers indicate the closest cross street in Manhattan, and the second two numbers are oriented to either the east or west side of the Park (odd numbers are closer to the west side, and even numbers are closer to the east side). For example, lamppost number 7314 indicates that the closest cross street to you is 73rd Street, and the 14 indicates that you are standing near the east side of the Park. The labels on lampposts located from 100th to 110th Streets still have four digits, but they drop the first digit (number one). Thus, lamppost 0107 is nearest 101st Street (01), and the 07 indicates that you are closer to the west side."
We do, however, own another wonderful book by Ms. Miller about Central Park, Central Park, an American Masterpiece.