Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vogue - The September Issue


Vogue – The September Issue
It’s here – the September issue of Vogue magazine.  Even though we may not religiously follow the fashion of the season, it sure is fun to see what clothing made it down the runways and what the possibilities are for our own wardrobe.

Who can resist staring at the Ralph Lauren collection – the all white is stunning.  Amazon.com/Fashion now has a fall campaign with new outerwear trends.  H&M is affordable and stylish and others who are not always affordable still draw our attention -  like Stella McCartney, Donna Karin, and Ugg boots.

The September issue is thick,  and full of surprises.  Do you have any idea what it takes to put an issue like this together.  If interested at all you must check out “The September Issue”.  This is a non-fiction DVD ( 741.65 September) that is mesmerizing in its detail of every aspect of magazine photography, layout, and journalism.  Definitely a “must see”.

The September issue of  Vogue is in our magazine section just waiting for you to peruse.  Also, “The September Issue” DVD is available for checkout.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Where Did Pilates Go?

Are you a Pilates enthusiast?  Then you’ve noticed that our Pilates books and DVDs are not in their usual places.  Don’t despair!  The Pilates Method now has its own number in the Dewey Decimal System.   Books are now at 613.7192.  DVDs can be found at DVD 613.7192. 

If you are curious about the Pilates Method, we can help.  In addition to our collection of books and DVDs, we are offering an Introduction to Pilates class led by a certified Pilates instructor.  This class will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 2:00 pm.  There will be a brief introduction to Joseph Pilates, the creator of the method.  We will discuss the benefits and the core concepts.  Also, what’s the difference between Yoga and Pilates?

After this discussion, we will put the concepts to practice by going through an introductory session of mat Pilates.  This class will not be too strenuous, but will give you a good idea whether the Pilates Method is right for you.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat or towel, as we will be on the floor.  

Now that you know where Pilates items can be found, we will end our session by presenting some of the books and DVDs that the library has available for you to borrow. Right now you can find some of these items on display across from the main staircase on the 2nd floor of the library. 

To find our full collection of items about the Pilates Method, look for shelf cards with the "Pilates Girl" pictured above on our book and DVD shelves  at - you know where: 613.7192.  


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Book Quote Quiz

He Said/She Said/Who Said? Do you have a guess? 

The following quotes appear in famous children's books. (The book covers are some clues. Answers are at the bottom of the article.)

1. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

2.  “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

3.  “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

4.  “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”

5.  “It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather!”

6.  “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”

7.  “I have noticed several times that people don't think I know how to behave even when I'm trying as hard as I can.”

8.  “She thought to herself, "This is now." She was glad that the cozy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.”

9.  “Give a boy - ANY boy - enough time, and he WILL eventually pick his nose!”

10.  “And the walls became the world all around.”
11.  “Some day I will be famous but for now I am stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.”

12. "George promised to be good, but it is easy for little monkeys to forget."

13.  “At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”

14.  “...you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”

1. AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh 2. JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 3. Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! 4. EB White, Charlotte's Web 5. Louis Sachar, Holes 6. JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit 7. Astrid Lindren, Pippi Longstocking 8. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods 9. Lincoln Peirce, From the Top 10. Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are 11. Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12. HA Rey, Curious George 13. Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express 14. Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Music Play

Music in storytimes promotes numerous early literacy skills- music helps children learn the sounds of language, it enriches vocabulary, and music improves listening skills and memory.

Music isn’t just important during storytimes, though; music is a very important activity to do at home!  The good news is that you do not have to be a professional singer or musician to play with music at home.  You can sing nursery rhymes in your non-professional voice and kids won’t even notice.  The Library also has a great collection of music CDs that you can play at home so that you can sing and dance along to the professionals.

You may not know the name Jim Gill, but chances are if you go to storytime at HMMPL you have heard his music!  Jim Gill is a favorite children’s singer among the librarians at Zionsville because he creatively combines music and play, which always makes a great time.  We have fun learning and dancing to his music in storytime.

You have an excellent opportunity to see Jim Gill live at the Carmel Clay Library this weekend!  On September 20, 2014 Jim Gill will be putting on a concert at the Carmel Clay Library at 10:00AM and noon.  Stop by the Carmel Clay Library if you have a chance, this is an interactive concert you won’t want to miss! Click here if you want to put Jim Gill CDs on hold at HMMPL.

Click here for a great music video of Jim Gill putting music and play together.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a seven-part PBS series that chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, premieres this Sunday, September 14, on WFYI at 8 PM.  PBS describes the 14-hour documentary created by acclaimed filmmaker, Ken Burns, as follows: "The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear."

Look for the companion volume, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History  at the Library. Kirkus Reviews calls the book, co-authored by Roosevelt scholar Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, "[A]n eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own."

Other fine books about this distinguished American family include: Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR’s Introduction to War, Politics, and Life by Stanley Weintraub; The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency by James Tobin, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough, and The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. (Coincidentally, Millard's newest book, The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, a gripping account of events surrounding President James A. Garfield's assassination, is the Library’s 2014 United We Read selection.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Knitting at the Library

Join us on Wednesday, 9/17 from 2-4PM for a Debbie Macomber knit-along! We'll talk about The Shop on Blossom Street and work on afghan blocks that we'll donate to Warm Up America, an organization that  makes sure people get the clothing items and blankets they need. If you're not able to finish the block during the program, you may take it home and bring it back once you're done. Yarn will be provided, but additional worsted weight acrylic is welcome. Participants may either bring their own size 8 needles, or needles will be provided. Adults only, registration required.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Don't have a Library Card? Sign up for a Library Card during September and enter your name in a weekly drawing at the 2nd floor reference desk for a prize basket filled with Library goodies. Winners will be drawn every Tuesday in September and each new card holder will earn an entry into that week's raffle. New library card holders and all customers are welcome to attend our interesting and fun programs and activities for youth, teens and adults. The Library gives you access to computers, wireless, free computer classes, e-books, book clubs, prizes for reading during the summer and winter reading programs, and places in which you may study, read, and chat with your neighbors. Stop in during September and open your world with a library card.