Summer Reading 2014

Queen Victoria’s Journals are now available!

June 6, 2012 by  

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    For the first time ever, all the personal journals of Queen Victoria have been made available to search and read online. This unique resource, developed in partnership by the Bodleian Libraries, the Royal Archives and ProQuest, is freely available for the public to access at www.queenvictoriasjournals.org through June 30, 2012. The journals, which span Victoria’s lifetime and consist of 141 volumes numbering over 33,000 pages, have never been published in their entirety and previously were only accessible by appointment at … Continue reading

KYVL New Password

June 4, 2012 by  

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KYVL has released new passwords that are effective immediately.  The old password will work through June 30th and will then be defunct.   Please visit any branch of the Boyd County Public Library to recieve the new passwords.  New passwords will be in effect through June 2014.   For a listing of databases available through KYVL, please click here.

Avengers Assemble!

May 27, 2012 by  

According to all the broken box office records, the entire US population has seen this movie in the theater at least 3 times. It pulled in a staggering $207 million the first weekend, and without the benefit of a holiday. That number changes the face of summer box office completely. Critics are talking about this movie like it’s the rapture. For some, it probably is a religious experience. Click here for a collection of reviews. On the other side, you … Continue reading

The Baz Luhrmann Effect

May 26, 2012 by  

Last weekend I found myself couch-bound and down with a serious sickness.  In times like these, I look to my favorite dvd’s to help me pull through.  Fueled by antibiotics and nostalgia, I put in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.  This movie is in my all time Top 10, maybe Top 5.  That’s how much I LOVE IT!  The soundtrack is tops too. Can you believe how young they were??  Leo and Claire?  I forgot how pretty he was.  The … Continue reading

The Devil Inside

This movie stars Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Suzan Crowley and Evan Helmuth and is directed by William Brent Bell.  A young woman becomes involved in unauthorized exorcisms in an attempt to understand the events surrounding her mother’s incarceration after she murdered three people who were attempting to exorcise a demon from her.  It is filmed documentary style like Paranormal Entity and the Paranormal Activity series.  I am interested in hearing your opinion concerning the ending.  I really liked it but my 16-year old … Continue reading

GONE ….

May 9, 2012 by  

Michael Grant has created a world of children and teens.  Everyone 15 and older has disappeared from the town of Perdido Beach.  Just GONE.  And even more surprising are the mysterious powers that some of the kids are beginning to show.  Well, not just the children.  What happens when your world gets tipped over so that nothing is normal anymore?  Who do you turn to for leadership when the oldest person present is 14? GONE is the first novel in … Continue reading

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