The 2014 Winter Movie Program

movie-reel

Beginning this month until the end of March, Fountaindale Public Library is proud to present the Winter Movie Program!!! The guidelines for the program are very simple. Adults, 6th grade and up participate by viewing movies and then writing reviews online.  The movies can be ones you’ve watched on DVD, TV, or even at a movie theater.

Reviews can be entered at the following link:

 

http://host7.evanced.info/fountaindale/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=49

 

All you need to do is sign in with a User Name and a Password.  If you don’t have one, all you have to do is to click on the “Sign Me Up” button to get started.

At the end of each month (January, February, and March) there will be a drawing held to win a prize.  And that is it!

So get out the popcorn, pop in a movie, and enjoy the fun!!!

 

-Brian S.

Don’t Miss the Doctor Who Celebration this Saturday!

Fountaindale Public Library’s Doctor Who Celebration is next week! This fun all-ages event will be a galaxy of Whovian adventure and unexpected surprises!

What type of surprises, you ask? Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the cool things you’ll see throughout the day!

10th Doctor TardisThe TARDIS Lands In The Lobby

The TARDIS will be refueling from a rift located in the lobby of the library! As the Doctor, his companions, and a few villains will be out and about, the TARDIS doors will be locked. However, bring your cameras and your smart phones for photographic proof of your encounter with this unique piece of history!

Doctor Who Team Trivia

Are you in tune with all things Whovian? Sign up for the Doctor Who Team Trivia Game which will run from 2-3pm in our large meeting room! Create your own team or join a team of six people and get ready to answer questions from regarding ALL eleven Doctors and their subsequent adventures. If you are new to team trivia, Pub Trivia USA will be here to introduce you to the game, and ensure that everyone has a fantastic time! Registration runs from 11 am to 1:50 pm, and the trivia game begins promptly at 2 pm!

Doctor Who Costume Contest

This All-Ages Costume Contest is will be held at 1 pm in the large meeting room. You must be registered to win! Registration runs from 11 am to 12:45 pm, with the contest starting promptly at 1 pm. Bring your camera and get ready to win great prizes!

Fish Fingers and CustardFish Fingers and Custard

The 11th Doctor found harbored a craving for fish fingers and custard in his first full episode “The Eleventh Hour“. In honor of this bizarre yet filling combination, Brooks Cafe has created their own yummier version of Fish Fingers and Custard made out of graham cracker coated sugar cookies and vanilla pudding. Brooks Cafe will be serving their Fish Fingers and Custard for $2.30, as well as TARDIS Blue-Lemonade from their refreshment area on the first floor.

Submit Your Doctor Who Art for Our Contest!

Submit your artwork for our Doctor Who Art Contest! This all-ages art contest is accepting submissions through Thursday, November 7! All mediums accepted—Painting, sketching, clay, quilting, knitting, graphic arts ect! Artwork can be based on characters, locations, books, or movies centered in the Doctor Who universe. There’s great prizes to be won, so download a 2013 FPLD Doctor Who Entry Form and bring your art to the library today!

Schedule of Events

11 am – 1 pm
• Pin the Fez on the Doctor
• Make Your Own Brigadier Mustaches
• Make Your Own River Song Journal

1 pm  Costume Contest

2 pm Doctor Who Team Trivia

2 pm – 4 pm
• Make Your Own Adipose
• Weeping Angel Race
• Make Your Own Doctor Who Bottle Cap Necklace

All Day (11am-4pm)
• Sound Like a Dalek Station
• Where in the Universe? Green Screen Photos
• Exterminate! Dalek Invasion Photo Shoot
• Make Your Own Doctor Who Buttons
• Sign The Doctor Who Anniversary Card
• Doctor Who Board Games

To participate in our prize drawings, you’ll need to pick up your ‘Psychic Paper Passport’ and participate in five Doctor Who themed activities! Prizes are also awarded for the Doctor Who Team Trivia and Costume Contests! So come celebrate with your fellow Doctor Who fans!  You’ll also see several Doctors, companions, and special guests roaming around!
For more information regarding the Fountaindale Public Library Doctor Who Celebration, contact Randi at (630) 685-4175 or Debra at (630) 685-4201.

See You At The Library!

Debra

Hispanic Heritage Month Concert this Sunday!

Still haven’t made any fun plans for the weekend? Look no further! Visit the library this Sunday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with VOX 3 Collective! We’ll be hearing music of Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Cuba, and more! This is a FREE event for the whole family! Hope to see you there!

hispanicheritagemonth
concertinfo

COD: Ghosts’ – 5 New Multiplayer Options

cod-ghosts-release-date-1

I’m sure every gamer out there is anticipating the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts on 11/5/2013. While I would prefer to play Battlefield 3 over Call of Duty, I am really looking froward to COD: Ghosts. That is because Activision Blizzard Inc. is boasting 5 new game options for multiplayer. These new multiplayer options include: Girl Power, Map Quest, Dirty Dog, Crank and File, and Hear Me Now.

GIRL POWER: For the first time in Call of Duty multiplayer mode, players now have a choice between male and female soldiers. It’s just one of the very many customization options for your character in multiplayer mode. Many other types of personalization options will include race, body type, gear and different styles of clothing.

MAP QUEST: Unlike the multiplayer maps in previous Call of Duty games, Ghosts multiplayer maps will include ever changing environments. Specifically there are certain tricks that players can do to trigger such events to dramatically alter the map. Some of this tricks can be very simple to very elaborate. Such as a closed door blocking access to a secret hideaway, or something such as a gas station that if ignited can easily explode and massacre any nearby enemies.

DIRTY DOG: (This is the mode that I am really excited about) This is introduced as one of the 20 new “killstreak” rewards. This is based on the dog character Riley, the German Shepherd who helps you out throughout the single player campaign. Your companion will growl at approaching enemies to warn you, he will also scout the battlefield for you and take out any nearby enemies who get to close for comfort.

CRANK AND FILE: There are 7 different multiplayer modes coming to COD: Ghosts, but the most intense and anticipated game mode is called “Cranked”. I assume they got the idea from the movie Crank starring Jason Statham. But the gameplay is pretty simple and a pretty cool idea on how to make Call of Duty gameplay even more fast paced and intense. For each kill a player gets they get “cranked”. The players reload time and movement speed increases, but the catch is there is a 30-second countdown clock. If that clock reaches zero before the player can get another kill to reset the clock back to 30 seconds, the player will spontaneously explode.

HEAR ME NOW: The game developers are boasting more realistic sound effects. The sound effects will closely resemble what they actually sound like in the real world. Such as gun shots fired in a large metal filled container will sound much different from gun shots fired in an enclosed carpeted room environment. The battle chatter has become more realistic also; such as teammates calling out grenades or calling out enemies that appear near specific landmarks.

While I have yet to actually pre-order this game, not on my pre-order list, I am very eager to play it and see how all these different options enhance the multiplayer gameplay in Call of Duty: Ghosts.  If you have preordered the game already and the anticipation is just killing you, I added a short video of some of the crank gameplay that will be in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Enjoy!

-J-

The Ultimate Summer Soundtrack, brought to you by Adult and Teen Services!

It may be the beginning of August, but have no fear! There are still 7 glorious weeks of summer left to soak up the sun (with plenty of SPF, of course) and get your beach reading on — and we have the perfect summer playlist to last you until well after Labor Day! Check out some favorites of Adults & Teen Services staff below:

Paradise City — Guns N’ Roses: Appetite for Destruction (Tony)

A classic hit from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, ‘Paradise City’ is just one song from the album that has shaped, and continues to shape, the adolescence of many. Also, you’re a liar if you say you’ve never air-drummed the intro.

{Place Guns N’ Roses: Appetite for Destruction on hold here}

It’s OK — The Beach Boys: The Warmth of the Sun (Brian & Lynnette)

It’s impossible to create the best summer playlist of all time without at least one Beach Boys tune. After all, they’re an American icon with hit after hit that scream summer. The Warmth of the Sun presents a broad view of their musical legacy, with It’s OK reminding us to “play and enjoy it while it lasts.” Hear, hear.

{Place The Beach Boys: The Warmth of the Sun on hold here}

Girl — Beck: Guero (Debra)

With an NES symphony prologue, ‘Girl’ gives off a Cali-rock vibe that is a perfect addition for The Ultimate Summer Soundtrack. The entire album of Guero, in fact, is highly recommended for reveling in Beck’s eclecticism.

{Place Beck: Guero on hold here}

Pumped Up Kicks — Foster the People: Torches (Christine)

Foster the People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ was their breakthrough single that landed on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart at #1 in 2011 – and we’re still loving it two years later!

{Place Foster the People: Torches on hold here}

Hideaway – Passion Pit: Gossamer (Zach)

The synth-pop symphonies presented on the sophomore album of Passion Pit delve into some heavy topics. Hideaway, however, gives listeners the warm fuzzies with its soft Eurodisco pastiche.

{Place Passion Pit: Gossamer on hold here}

Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones: Grrr (Andrea)

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, and in my humble opinion, Mick Jagger has still got it! Grrr is a 3-disc set that includes some essential hits including ‘Beast of Burden’, the perfect laid-back jam for lounging poolside.

{Place The Rolling Stones: Grrr on hold here}

Life’s a Beach – Django Django: Django Django (Andrea)

No relation to the new Quentin Tarantino flick, Django Django is a rock group that hails from Edinburgh and played at Bonaroo, Central Park Summerstage, and Firefly this summer. Couldn’t make it to the fests? No worries. Check out their self-titled album at the library or place a hold by clicking the link below!

{Place Django Django: Django Django on hold here}

What are some of your essential summer tunes? Share in the comments below!

- a -

The Reel Story : Argo and the Culture of Iran

On Thursday, August 1st, we invite you to come travel through the cultural landscape of Iran, and learn more about the real life events behind the Oscar winning movie ‘Argo’. Author Libby Hellmann will highlight the atmosphere in revolutionary Iran as well as the country’s historical architecture, customs, and social culture. An author signing of Hellmann’s book “A Bitter Veil” and a free showing of “Argo” will immediately follow the program. Movie-themed refreshments will be served.  The program starts at 6:00 pm and is in Meeting Room A.

-Brian

Yoga for everyone, even if you’re not a human pretzel!

Perhaps you’re completely new to yoga but have heard all about the benefits of the ancient practice (stress relief, good posture, and improvement of muscle tone to name a few), or perhaps, like me, you’ve enjoyed yoga for a while but have struggled a few times to make it a part of your daily routine. Third time’s the charm, right? Or tenth, that’s cool too. Wherever you are on the yogi spectrum, the library has a great collection of yoga DVDs to use in the comfort of your home. As with any exercise program, be sure to consult a physician before starting.
 
 
Image
Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies is split into two workouts: beginner and intermediate. The twelve postures, or asanas, you learn in the beginner segment of the DVD are common poses that you will see in any other yoga DVD or class. I loved that the instructor provided modifications of various poses in case you’d like to challenge yourself or if you’d like a more basic version to meet your physical capabilities. Throughout the beginner practice, you will hear some sound effects whenever a warning, tip, myth buster, jargon alert, or remember icon appears. Honestly, I found these sound effects a bit off-putting, but they do provide some really important information that you will want to know as you transition into each pose.

In the intermediate workout, you will learn a sun salutation which includes postures that use breath and movement together. This portion does not have sound effects. It moves a bit faster than the beginner workout, but after you’ve learned your basics, the sun salutation will be fairly easy to follow. All in all, this is a great introduction to yoga for those trying it for the first time.
{Place Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies on hold here}

Image
Rodney Yee and Mariel Hemingway lead you through four 15-minute segments in 15-Minute Results: Yoga that focus on specific areas of the body – upper body toning, lower body sculpting, abdominal strengthening, and total body conditioning. 15 minutes of yoga is perfect for those of us with busy lives so that we can hit the mat and be out the door in almost no time at all. These compact workouts are a bit more fast paced, much like the sun salutation in Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies, but are definitely not lacking in benefits you’d gain from a longer workout. As Rodney and Mariel will tell you, 15 minutes is better than none at all!

ImageAfter doing Kundalini Yoga to Detox and Destress with Maya Fiennes I felt incredibly relaxed and rejuvenated. Kundalini is different from Hatha yoga, the most common practice in the West — think downward facing dog, tree, and other postures that you’d learn in Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies or in 15-Minute Results: Yoga. With Kundalini yoga, you might not experience much in regards to toning and strengthening. Instead, expect a bit of chanting and a lot of breathing techniques accompanied by Maya’s own ethereal music. I’ll admit, there are some movements that may seem weird at first, but but the results are so worth it. Maya explains what each movement is doing to cleanse and detox your body. I loved this DVD so much that I went out and got my own copy!

{Place Kundalini Yoga to Detox and Destress on hold here}
 
Be sure to check out these yoga DVDs and many others at the library!
Namaste.
 
- a -
  • Meet Our Bloggers

    While we are interested in quite a bit of the same subject matter, our tastes are very different. If you like a post by one of us, you can click on the name in the tagging area of the post and see all of the posts by that specific blogger.

  • J.

    Interests include Books, Movies, Music, Video Games, Zombies, Technology
  • Sabrina

    Interests include X Meets Y Book Club (and books in general), Art, Music, Travel, TV Shows, Movies, Fashion, Health
  • Brian S.

    Interests include Movies, Music, Books, Horror, Classic Rock, Poetry, Recording, Musical Instruments, Biographies, Travelogues, & History.
  • J.R.

    Interests include Anime, Manga, Movies, iPad/iPhone devices, iphone apps, Music (Spanish and Japanese music), Videogames specializing on Nintendo(Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSi), Computers software and gaming. Technology (gadgets and devices)
  • April 2014
    M T W T F S S
    « Jan    
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    282930  
  • Top Posts

  • Fountaindale Public Library Comment Policy

    Posts containing the following are against library rules and will be deleted before posting or removed by library staff: 1. Copyright violations 2. Off topic comments 3. Commercial material/spam 4. Duplicated posts from the same individual 5. Obscene, profane and/or abusive posts 6. Specific and imminent threats 7. Libelous comments 8. Images By choosing to comment you agree to these rules. Here is the link for the full social software policy.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,605 other followers