Black History Month Display

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February 1st is the start of Black History Month.  Black History Month celebrates the people, history, culture and influence of African-American citizens in the U.S.  African-Americans contribute to our nation and economy in many ways, from our government and military, to small business, industry, arts, music, food and education. The Fountaindale Public Library is proud to present this month’s lobby tree display in dedication to Black History Month with a plethora of books to choose from as well as a smattering of DVDs and CDs that take a look at all aspects of this unique and wonderful culture.

Here is a sampling of some of the titles that await you:

  1. Black America: A Photographic Journey by Marcia A. Smith
  2. Creating Black Americans by Nell Irvin Painter
  3. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
  4. Legacy: Treasures of Black History by John Hope Franklin
  5. Living Black History by Manning Marable

 

…And, it’s all conveniently located for you on the 1st Floor, right when you first walk in!

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So, come on in and celebrate the history, people, culture, and contributions of African-Americans and Black History.

 

-Brian

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BASKETBALL DISPLAY

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The month of December celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Basketball.   Invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, Basketball is one of the world’s most popular and widely viewed sports.  The Fountaindale Public Library is proud to present this month’s lobby tree display in recognition of the sport and some of its key players with a plethora of books to choose from as well as a smattering of DVDs.  …And, it’s all conveniently located for you on the 1st Floor, right when you first walk in!

Here is a sampling of some of the titles that await you:

  1. Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure by Alexander Wolff
  2. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson
  3. A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball by Dwayne Wade
  4. One Last Shot: The Story of Michael Jordan’s Comeback by Mitchell Kruegl
  5. Values of the Game by Bill Bradley

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So, come on in and celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Basketball.

-Brian S.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Display

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September 15th is the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the people, history, culture and influence of Hispanic and Latino American citizens on the U.S. With ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, Hispanic Americans contribute to our nation and economy in many ways, from our government and military, to small business, industry, arts, music, food and education. The Fountaindale Public Library is proud to present this month’s lobby tree display in dedication to National Hispanic Heritage with a plethora of books to choose from as well as a smattering of DVDs and CDs that take a look at all aspects of this unique and wonderful culture.  …And, it’s all conveniently located for you on the 1st Floor, right when you first walk in!

Here is a sampling of some of the titles that await you:

  1. Everything You Need To Know About Latino History by Himilce Novas
  2. Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States by Nicolas Kanellos
  3. Hispanic American Voices by Deborah Gillan Straub
  4. Latinos: Remaking America by Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Mariela M. Paez
  5. Our America: A Hispanic History of The United States by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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So, come on in and celebrate the history, people, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Heritage.

-Brian S.

Fantastic Beasts at Fountaindale

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Greetings, witches and wizards! You better be getting your wands ready for the release of the new Harry Potter prequel film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18th! Set in 1920s New York City, the story follows Mr. Newt Scamander (played by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne), the eventual author of the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which Harry Potter and his friends will one day use at Hogwarts decades in the future. Newt comes to NYC after being kicked out of Hogwarts himself (why, we wonder??), carrying a suitcase full of fantastical creatures. But somehow the creatures escape and start wreaking havoc in New York…

Sound exciting enough?? To celebrate the release of this highly-anticipated film, Fountaindale is throwing a party! On Saturday, November 12th from 10am to 3pm, the library will have crafts, games, and even host some real-life fantastic creatures! This is an all-ages, drop-in event, and it is sure to be FANTASTIC!

What can you expect at Fountaindale’s event? Here’s a sneak-peak:

  • Check out our Wizard Emporium, where witches and wizards of all ages can “buy” their wizard necessities. Stop by the bank for your wizard dollars, register your wand at the MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) wand registry, pick out the wizarding items of your fancy, and even get your fortune told!
  • Go on a scavenger hunt throughout the library to find Newt Scamander’s missing beasts! Can you find them all? If so, a magical prize awaits you!
  • …and much more! Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out more about this FANTASTIC event!

A “Ghostly” Display

ghostbusters_symbolWith the release of the updated and recent reboot of the classic Ghostbusters film, we here at The Fountaindale Public Library are taking the time to showcase a Spook-tacular display. This month’s lobby tree display contains a plethora of books to choose from as well as a smattering of audio books that take a look at all things paranormal; including ghosts, haunted houses, and all other manner of things that go “bump” in the night.  …And, it’s all conveniently located for you on the 1st Floor, right when you first walk in!

Here is a sampling of some of the titles that await you:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits by Troy Taylor
  2. The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, Tools, and Techniques For Exploring the Supernatural World by Melissa Martin Ellis
  3. Ghost: Investigating the Other Side by Katherine Ramsland
  4. The Truth Behind Ghosts, Mediums, & Psychic Phenomena by Ron Rhodes
  5. Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps by Adam Selzer

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So, come on in and get a sample of all things ghostly!

-Brian S.

Academy Award Winners – Best Picture

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Every year, since 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has  presented the Award for Best Picture.  In this brochure, you will find a sampling of some of the films that have been selected in the last 14 of the ensuing 88 years.

 

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2014 (87th Academy Awards)

 

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12 Years A Slave
2013 (86th Academy Awards)

 

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Argo
2012 (85th Academy Awards)

 

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The Artist
2011 (84th Academy Awards)

 

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The King’s Speech
2010 (83rd Academy Awards)

 

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The Hurt Locker
2009 (82nd Academy Awards)

 

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Slumdog Millionaire
2008 (81st Academy Awards)

 

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No Country For Old Men
2007 (80th Academy Awards)

 

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The Departed
2006 (79th Academy Awards)

 

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Crash
2005 (78th Academy Awards)

 

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Million Dollar Baby
2004 (77th Academy Awards)

 

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 (76th Academy Awards)

 

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Chicago
2002 (75th Academy Awards)

 

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A Beautiful Mind
2001 (74th Academy Awards)

 

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Gladiator
2000 (73rd Academy Awards)

 

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American Beauty
1999 (72nd Academy Awards)

 

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Shakespeare in Love
1998 (71st Academy Awards)

 

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Titanic
1997 (70th Academy Awards)

 

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The English Patient
1996 (69th Academy Awards)

 

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Braveheart
1995 (68th Academy Awards)

 

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Forrest Gump
1994 (67th Academy Awards)

 

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Schindler’s List
1993 (66th Academy Awards)

 

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Unforgiven
1992 (65th Academy Awards)

 

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The Silence of the Lambs
1991 (64th Academy Awards)

 

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Dances with Wolves
1990 (63rd Academy Awards)

 

So come on into the Fountaindale Public Library to get yourself a copy of these Academy Award Winners for Best Picture today!!

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– Brian S

 

Back to the Future

The wait is almost over for Back to The Future fans! October 25, 2015, the exact date Marty McFly traveled through time in Back to the Future Part II is among us! Let the countdown begin to the PRECISE time Marty went back to the future at 4:29PM.

Here are a couple of ways to celebrate this once in a lifetime event.

Wear your pockets inside out.

While people don’t really wear their pants inside out these days (well most of us don’t, or maybe it’s just me?), take some of Doc’s advice and wear your pockets inside out! It’s simple. You just reach inside of your pockets, and pull them out.

Pizza Hut and Pepsi

Have dinner with the family and order a half pepperoni and half green peppers pizza from Pizza Hut. Although it won’t be a dehydrated pizza like in the movie, a fresh and ready to go pizza will suffice.

Pepsi is going Back to the Future (or should I say Present?) and will be releasing a new (EXTREMELY) limited edition collectable bottle (only 6,500 bottles will be made). Aside from it being made with the same Pepsi Formula, it will give you a little taste of the future. This product will be sold for the appropriate price of $20.15, not quite as pricey as the $50 Pepsi Perfect Doc gave to Marty in the film. You can buy your collectors item online, although Pepsi recommends checking out their social media page for the exact locations where you can buy it.

Does it feel like I’m trying to sell these products? I SWEAR I’m not.
MOVING ON.

Watch/Root for the Cubbies!

Ever since the Cubs won the Wild Card game against the Pirates, I’ve been hearing nothing but Back to the Future references. The Cubs won the first round against their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and are currently playing against the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. If they manage to beat the Mets, they will be in the World Series! If the Cubs were to win the World Series they would end their 107 year old drought. This would be be a HUGE celebration to Chicago and all the Cubs fans out there. HOW EXCITING!!! If you’re not a Cubbies or baseball fan watch them anyways! I am a DIE HARD White Sox fan (SOUTH SIDE!) and I will be watching the games. The Cubs are making history, and how cool would it be to say Back to the Future predicted this!

Could this be “the year?”

The hoverboard is finally here!
The hoverboard has been brought to life! Lexus has designed a hoverboard using superconductive magnetic levitation to defy gravity. Although it is not for sale, it will be sold in the near future. Don’t believe me? See it for yourself.

Back to the Future movie marathon

I am a big fan of movie marathons. If you don’t want to watch the Cubs game or perhaps have a lot of free time on the 21st watch the movies all over again! Want to watch the trilogy all over again or perhaps for the first time but don’t have them? Don’t sweat it, the library owns several copies!

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Back to the Future Day at Fountaindale!

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!” Come celebrate with us as we munch on popcorn and watch a showing of Back to the Future II at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room A! You can also stop by to get your picture taken in front of a DeLorean background or get a picture of you on a hoverboard. You can also be entered into a special grand prize drawing just for attending! If you aren’t excited yet, check out our promo video made by the Studio 300! The fun begins at 6! Hope to see you all there!

–Cristina