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It's Doctober! Print Email
DVD cover images from the four films listed by name in the blog postEach October since 2007, The Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham hosts a month-long celebration of the best documentaries currently available for theatrical exhibition.  Contrary to the idea that documentaries are primarily dry and scholarly educational tools, many big hits and top-grossing films are from the documentary genre; just think of Bowling for Columbine, Rivers & Tides, March of the Penguins, or The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.  Check out Pickford Film Center Doctober page for a schedule of this month's showings!  Too busy?  The library owns many of the films that were screened at Doctober 2011 (see list here) - put on your jammies and make some popcorn!
 
New Collection from Sherman Alexie Print Email

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Sherman Alexie, who turns 46 this month, is the author of the National Book Award winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and many other acclaimed novels and short stories.  In a new collection, Blasphemy, he once examines the Native-American experience.  Known for his hilarious yet poignant depictions of life on the reservation, Alexie writes about characters battling stereotypes, racism, and most of all questions about heritage and identity.  This new collection will please Alexie fans and give new readers a chance to sample his perceptive observations on Native-American life.  Don't miss hearing Sherman speak and read from this new collection on October 29th, 7pm, at the Bellingham High School Theater (ticket info), hosted by Village Books and the Lummi Youth Academy.

 
New Website for Christian Fiction Readers Print Email

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Novel Crossing is a new website dedicated to bringing Christian fiction readers the latest news, book releases, author commentary and reviews from a range of writers including authors, professional reviewers, fiction book editors and fans of Christian fiction.  Users have the option of free registration, which allows you to add books to your "books I've read," "books I'm reading now," and "books I want to read" shelves.  You can also sign up to receive their newsletter about new titles or get recommendations for your next book group read.  Simple, clean interface and good functionality - check it out!

 
Election Fiction Print Email

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As the November 2012 election approaches, Bookmarks magazine collected some of the classics of election-themed fiction dealing with political campaigns and elections in all their brutal, glorious permutations. Writers across time have identified common themes of our political life: "the very human urge for power; the bribery and 'buying' of some elections; the fear and excitement of change; the corruption of governments; the struggle to steer the honest course." (from Bookmarks July/August 2012)

 
Flood of new eBooks and eAudio! Print Email

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Good news for eBook readers and eAudio listeners!  A veritable flood of new materials is populating the Washington Anytime Library, thanks to some one-time-only “end of year” federal grant funds for library development, made available through the WA State Library.  (The WA Anytime Library is a consortium of libraries from around the state who cooperatively contribute to a digital collection that can be shared by library patrons at all participating locations.)  In the past week, over 100 audio titles and over 400 eBook titles have been added - and more to come!  Heads-up if you are a digital content user - visit us today to find lots of new and exciting reads!

 
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