Saturday, September 27, 2008

PAUL NEWMAN 1925-2008

Noted film actor Paul Newman died Friday after a long struggle with cancer. Some of his most memorable roles were in the films Hud, The Long Hot Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, among many others. Some of these films are available at the Elk Grove Village Public Library.

EGVPL has several books that he co-authored:
Newman's Own Cookbook (1998) by Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner; with the culinary and editorial assistance of Lisa Stalvey and Evie Righter (641.5 NEW)
The Hole in the Wall Gang Cookbook: Kid-friendly Recipes for Families to Make Together (1998) by Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner; with the culinary and editorial assistance of Lisa Stalvey and Carol Wright (641.5973 NEW)
Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good (2003) by Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner (338.7664 NEW)

There are a few biographies as well:
Paul Newman (1989) by Elena Oumano
Paul Newman: A Biography (1996) by Eric Lax.
Paul Newman (1996) by Lawrence J. Quirk.
Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (1988) by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein 791.43028 MOR
There is also a DVD:
Paul Newman (2005) [A&E Television Network]

He will be missed.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Avast there, me Hearties! Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Need help with the proper way of speakin'? There's help in "Glossaries:, "Dictionaries" and "Translators":
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Evil Stevie's Pirate Game
Pirate Speak
Pirate's Realm
Maritime Pirates
Pyrate Talk

Privateer Dragons of the Caribbean has pirate songs (lyrics and music), pirate name generators for men and women (regular and "insultin'"), a bibliography, and pirate history.

Some other sites with links to pirate-y information include:
Pirate Links on Portrait Planet
Pirates Theme Page
Pirate's Realm
No Quarter Given

More Pirate games and info for kids can be found at:
National Geographic
Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean

There are even Pirate Museums:
New England Pirate Museum (in Salem, Massachusetts)
Pirate Soul (in Key West, Florida)
Pirates of Nassau (in the Bahamas)

Check out the display in Youth Services for Pirate Picture books and non-fiction Pirate books.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Today we remember the terrible events that occured 7 years ago in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Memorial services were held today in those locations and in other places across the nation and overseas. Several memorials for the victims of that day's attacks were also dedicated this month, including the Pentagon memorial today, and the memorial at Boston's Logan Airport.

The Elk Grove Village Library has quite a few new books related to the events of that day:
The Second Plane: September 11: Terror and Boredom by Martin Amis (NEW 974.879 AMI)
Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded in the Skies over America on 9/11 by Lynn Spencer (NEW 973.931 SPE)
Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 by Patrick Creed and Rick Newman (NEW 975.5295 CRE)
The Book of Mychal: The Surprising Life and Heroic Death of Father Mychal Judge by Michael Daly (NEW 282.092 DAL)
9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press by David Ray Griffin (NEW 973.931 GRI)
The Fighting 69th: One Remarkable National Guard Unit's Journey from Ground Zero to Baghdad by Sean Michael Flynn (NEW 356.113 FLY)

There are two "new" videos:
Saint of 9/11: The True Story of Father Mychal Judge (2006) (NEW DVD 255.3 SAI)
Inside 9/11 (2005) (NEW DVD 973.931 INS)

Other recent books no longer new, include:
Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 edited by Damon DiMarco (974.71044 TOW)
September 11, 2001 Rodney P. Carlisle, general editor (973.931 SEP)
Reclaiming the Sky: 9/11 and the Untold Story of the Men and Women Who Kept America Flying by Tom Murphy (973.931 MUR)
Closure: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Recovery Mission by William Keegan, Jr., with Bart Davis (974.7104 KEE)
Aftermath: Unseen 9/11 Photos by a New York City Cop by John Botte (974.7104 BOT)
Aftermath by Joel Meyerwitz (974.7104 MEY)
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn (974.7 DWY)
Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11 by David Friend (973.931 FRI)
Liberty Street: Encounters at Ground Zero by Peter Josyph (973.931 JOS)