August 2013

Titles in our collection of new DVDs and Bluray discs

The following movies can be found in the library's collection of newly received DVD and bluray movies as of August 21st. Hundreds more older movies are also available. All of these titles can be placed on hold if they are checked out.

Admission [DVD]
Anna Karenina [Bluray]
Anna Karenina [DVD]
Argo [DVD]
The Avengers [Bluray]
Beautiful creatures [DVD]
The brass teapot [DVD]
The call [DVD]
Captain America, the first avenger [Bluray]
Cloud atlas [Bluray]
Cloud atlas [DVD]
Company of heroes [DVD]
The dark knight rises [Bluray]
The dilemma [DVD]
Eclipse: The twilight saga [Bluray]
11 flowers [DVD]
Father vs son [DVD]
Flight [Bluray]
Flight [DVD]
42 [Bluray] : the Jackie Robinson story
42 [DVD] : the Jackie Robinson story
Gangster squad [DVD]
G.I. Joe : the rise of Cobra [Bluray]
A good day to die hard [DVD]
The guilt trip [Bluray]
The guilt trip [DVD]
Hit & run [DVD]
Hitchcock [Bluray]
Hitchcock [DVD]
The hobbit [Bluray] : an unexpected journey
The hobbit [DVD] : an unexpected journey
The hunger games [Bluray]
Hyde Park on Hudson [DVD]
I am number four [DVD]
Identity thief [DVD]
The impossible [Bluray]
The impossible [DVD]
Jack Reacher [Bluray]
Jack Reacher [DVD]
Jack the giant slayer [Bluray]
Jack the giant slayer [DVD]
Jack the giant slayer 3D [Bluray]
Johnny Dangerously [DVD]
The karate kid [DVD]
Kicking & screaming [DVD]
Kill the Irishman [DVD]
Killing Lincoln [DVD]
The last stand [DVD]
A late quartet [DVD]
Lawless [DVD]
Leon the professional [Bluray]
Les miserables [Bluray]
Les miserables [DVD]
Life as we know it [DVD]
Life of Pi [Bluray]
Life of Pi [DVD]
Lincoln [Bluray]
Lincoln [DVD]
The lucky one [Bluray]
Magic Mike [Bluray]
The man from nowhere [DVD]
Midnight in Paris [Bluray]
Miss Minoes [DVD]
Mission: impossible. Ghost protocol [Bluray]
Mud [DVD]
The muppets [Bluray]
Oblivion [DVD]
O brother, where art thou? [DVD]
On the road [DVD]
Oz the great and powerful [Bluray]
Oz the great and powerful [DVD]
ParaNorman [Bluray]
Parental guidance [DVD]
Parker [DVD]
People like us [DVD]
The perks of being a wallflower [DVD]
Pirates of the caribbean. on stranger tides [Bluray]
Pitch perfect [Bluray]
Playing for keeps [DVD]
The place beyond the pines [DVD]
Premium rush [DVD]
Prometheus [Bluray]
Promised land [Bluray]
Promised land [DVD]
Quartet [DVD]
Red dawn [DVD]
Redline [DVD]
Rise of the Guardians [Bluray]
Robot & Frank [DVD]
Rock of ages [Bluray]
A royal affair [DVD]
Safe haven [DVD]
The Sapphires [DVD]
Seal team six [DVD] / the raid on Osama Bin Laden
The sessions [DVD]
Seven psychopaths [DVD]
Sherlock Holmes [Bluray]
Sherlock Holmes [Bluray] / a game of shadows
Side effects [DVD]
Silver linings playbook [DVD]
Sinister [DVD]
Skyfall [Bluray]
Skyfall [DVD]
Sparkle [Bluray]
Stoker [DVD]
This is 40 [DVD]
The town [Bluray]
Trading places [DVD]
The tree of life [Bluray]
The tree of life [DVD]
Trouble with the curve [DVD]
Twelve o'clock high [DVD]
The twilight saga : breaking dawn, part 2 [DVD]
Warm bodies [DVD]
The words [DVD]
Zero dark thirty [Bluray]
Zero dark thirty [DVD]

2013 Kids' Summer Reading Program Grand Finale

Warmest thanks to all who made our Children's Room summer reading program and finale our BIGGEST EVER! 

451 kids participated and read a total of seven THOUSAND hours!!!!!  Way to go, young readers! And thank you to all the grown ups in their lives who encouraged their literacy and filled out reams of raffle tickets!

Speaking of raffle tickets, here are the winners of this summer's prizes:

Christian Filteau
John-William Washington
Nathan Domingos
Colin Watson

Avery Phoenix

Kierra Martin
Monique Baril
Cameron Hurrell

Haylie Lewis

Jagger Strickland

It is a pleasure and privilege to once again thank the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library for their amazing generosity, hard work, and support.  Not only did they provide the funds for the four Kindle grand prizes, but they enabled us to hire the Toe Jam Puppet Band, who kept our finale rocking. We are very fortunate indeed to have such a group of dedicated and delightful people supporting the library in a myriad of ways.

Heartfelt thanks to the following stalwart folks who oversaw games, food, check in, clean up, and a variety of other responsibilities at the finale itself:

Fidan Chong
Emma Donnelly
Matthew and Samantha Gibb
Alma Hewitt
Diane Keyes
Jenn Jackman
Anne Marchand
Chris Silverman
Nancy Stiles
Terri Teleen
Jenny Tobler

Many thanks, too, to all the people who brought in water, napkins, and strawberries.  An enterprise of this size could not happen without the help and contributions of such wonderful neighbors.

Jaime Langton, and her daughters Sophia and Becca, did an outstanding job painting faces at the event.  The looooong (and patient) line of children waiting to have their faces painted attests to the Langtons' artistry. Thank you, Langton ladies!

We owe a great debt of gratitude to everyone at the Centre, Marston, and Sacred Heart schools.  They are so gracious in welcoming us in to talk about Lane Memorial Library's summer reading program with their students.  In the five years since we began sharing our reading programs in the schools, we have seen the number of participants triple.

A huge THANK YOU to Flatbread Pizza, who donated 25 delicious pizzas for our party.

Hurray and hugs for our subs, Sandy Kent, Carol McGrath, Nicole Cico, and Rose Hanley.  These marvelous ladies have come to our rescue so many times this summer, often at a moment’s notice, and frequently staying later than scheduled out of the goodness of their hearts and their dedication to this community.  Volunteers Sarah Coffen and Meg Cico helped keep our department tidy and cheerfully made hundreds of paper wall decorations for our readers to sign and hang up.

Most of all I would like to thank Miss Wendy, Miss Julie, and Miss Liz.  They are so amazing, both individually and as a fantastic team.

While Miss Julie is--sadly for us--moving to England soon, I am so glad she was here to witness this record-breaking summer reading program.  You will be greatly missed, Miss Julie, but please know you've left a legacy of exceptional work, great innovations, and much laughter here in the Children's Room.