Download of the Day: December 20

A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter - Alice Turner Curtis

This youth book is about the experiences and perceptions of a young girl from Boston whose family is living in South Carolina just before the Civil War.

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TV Spotlight: Mr. Show With Bob & David

Mr. Show starred David Cross and Bob Odenkirk and lasted four seasons, airing from 1995-1998. This was Bob and David before Arrested Development and Breaking Bad. The show features a series of sketches, each one linking slightly to the next one and offering ridiculous comedy.

This show was around during the prime 1990s sketch comedy era. You had amazing shows like Ben Stiller Show, The State, Upright Citizens Brigade, In Living Color, and Kids in the Hall, keeping you up late and laughing your face off as they launched the careers of many.

And since 1990s television shows are rebooting all over the place, sketch comedy is in on the game. W/ Bob and David is a new Netflix-only show that began in November and features four half-hour episodes including original cast members in new sketches, as well as a fifth episode acting as a behind-the-scenes.

NYT Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2015

As with many other organizations, the New York Times Book Review puts out an annual list of the best books published in the past year. Known for its in-depth, analytical reviews each week, I always enjoy seeing the books that critics at the Book Review consider the best of the best.

You can see the entire list of the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2015 here, and make requests on books you’re interested in! What’s on the list this year? Some widely acclaimed titles like Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life won’t surprise readers, but there’s a fair share of unique titles on the list too:

Vanessa and Her Sister is the story of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, both exceedingly talented, and both part of a turn-of-the-century group of eccentric artists and intellectuals. Told through the eyes of Vanessa, readers get a fascinating perspective on the life of Virginia Woolf and her long-term struggle with mental illness.

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, is the story of author William Finnegan’s actual experiences as a life-long surfer. The breezy book is reminiscent of a day spent surfing the California coast, although Finnegan began his career in Honolulu and eventually traveled to the most exotic of exotic locales chasing the perfect wave.

Do No Harm, by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh is an interesting behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in hospitals and surgerical rooms. Part biography, part consideration of health policy, and party absorbsing description of operations and procedures, this account is brutally honest and sheds new light on the outlook of doctors everywhere.

Download of the Day: December 19

Hornswoggled - Donis Casey

A mother with a nose for justice is suspicious of the charming widower courting her daughter in rural Oklahoma in 1913.

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Download of the Day: December 18

Volcanologist - Kathleen Manatt

Volcanologists are scientists who study volcanoes and help to predict eruptions.

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Download of the Day: December 17

We On: An inside look at Michigan's Final Four run - Josh Bartelstein

This is the story of the University of Michigan men's basketball team's NCAA championship run, featuring behind-the-scenes details and reminiscences from team members.

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ANN ARBOR/ YPSILANTI READS 2016 - Lists for KIDS

COMING SOON to a Library near YOU!
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads begins in January 2016.

This year's community read is:
The BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS: A Novel by Christina Henriquez.
The story in a nutshell ... The Rivera family is moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident.
The Riveras confront cultural barriers, during their daughter's difficult recovery, and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.
The story brings out family feelings from different Latin American points of view.

Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Librarians created two reading lists especially for youth readers.
Kids Grades K-8 can read and join family discussions of immigrants and immigration issues.

Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Reads 2016 - Grades K-5.

Ann Arbor/ Ypsilanti Reads 2016 - Grades 6-8.

Fabulous Fiction Firsts #570

The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland, an award-winning journalist (The Guardian) set his debut thriller (written under his real name) in the not-so-distant future, in return for forgiving trillions in debt, the People's Republic of China, now the world's dominant global superpower, has established a permanent military presence on US soil. An economically weakened U.S. has also given China direct access to custom duties as part of the arrangement for repayments.

Los Angeles Times reporter Madison Webb will do anything to get to the heart of a story; to expose lies and corruption. When her younger sister is murdered and the Police seems too eager to write it up as an isolated incident, Maddy's investigation determines that the murder is one of a series; might be tied to a conspiracy that threatens some very powerful people; and that the Chinese military makes for a terrifying enemy.

For fans of international intrigue, try also I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes; The Heist by Daniel Silva; The Expats by Chris Pavone; and novels by Jonathan Freedland written under the name of Sam Bourne.

Download of the Day: December 16

Forge - Justin Bianco

This piano album takes inspiration from New Age rhythms.

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PreK Bits - Tea for "2"

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Ms. Rachel held a "T for 2" party in Preschool Storytime.
In TWO OF EVERYTHING ... there was a magic pot that made a copy of everything that went into it.
Banjo Betsy sang and played "Two For Tea", the Jim Gill version on Jim Gill Presents MUSIC PLAY ... while Ms. Rachel and the kids sang and made the motions.
We marched, hopped, rocked, wiggled to "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" recorded by Raffi on RISE And SHINE.
Bear showed his special things in his suitcase and discovered sharing is JUST RIGHT For TWO.

For more easy counting try these titles:
1,2 BUCKLE MY SHOE by Anna Grossnickle Hines ... for beginning counters and rhymers.
THAT’S (not) MINE by Anna Kang ... about finding and sharing.
BUNNY MONEY by Rosemary Wells ...about two siblings saving and spending.
TWO LITTLE MONKEYS by Mem Fox.
TWO STICKS by Orel Protopopescu.
SUN And MOON by Lindsey Yankey .. can you have both at once?

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