The first time I heard Cold War Kids was on March 23, 2010. I was at The Auction House, a gritty upscale lounge in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with my two best gals. I was at the bar wishing I had a signature drink to order when their song Hang Me Up to Dry came on. It was like being punched in the face by awesomeness. The bartender was playing their second cd Loyalty to Loyalty. I wanted to curl … Continue reading
This has been the year of Adele. For me, it was just over a year ago when I saw a video of her performing Someone Like You at the Brit Awards. Click here if you want to see it. I watched and re-watched it until I could follow word-for-word. Her voice is enrapturing. Her songs are transformative. When she sings, she takes you with her. You feel what she’s feeling, and you understand where those lyrics come from. That’s what sets … Continue reading
Everyone knows about this movie. Almost everyone has read the books, and everyone who has LOVES THEM! We’re invested in them. The movie is still in theaters. If you’re waiting for the dvd, there is no official release date, but it’s expected to be in August. And you know the Boyd Co. Public Library will have several copies on pre-order. This review is spoiler heavy, so read at your own risk. First things first, what matters most is whether or … Continue reading
As a librarian I try to read the “popular” books so I will know what everyone is talking about. That’s why I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I read the second one because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Ana Steele and Christian Grey. There are a series of three books about these characters. It is set mostly in Seattle, WA. Ana meets “Fifty” when she falls through his office door. She’s only there because she’s helping a … Continue reading
Do you know about LearningExpress Library? It’s a great service BCPL offers that allows you to take online practice exams, use learning skills, gain computer skills and more! Remote Access In-house Access LearningExpress Library has added some new exams and titles, here’s the complete list: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New Online Practice Exams NCLEX-RN Practice Tests NCLEX-RN Practice Test 1 NCLEX-RN Practice Test 2 PANCE Practice Tests PANCE Practice Test 1 PANCE Practice Test 2 ASSET Practice Tests … Continue reading
BCPL’s music collection recently got a makeover that makes it more user-friendly. The adult collection is now broken into 11 genres, with color-coded labels to make browsing fast and easy: classical, comedy, country, fitness, holiday, jazz, pop/rock, rap/ hip-hop, religious, soundtrack and spoken word. Everything geared toward those 12 and under has a childrens label and is located in the youth services department.