Feb 28, 2008

new fiction, 2.28.08

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Prepared for Rage (a Kate Shugak novel), Dana Stabenow
A terrorist with a most personal grudge, an FBI analyst challenged to be three steps ahead of the intelligence, a Coast Guard captain assigned to keep watch on that very American of symbols from the water, an astronaut who takes her job very seriously—the paths of all of these characters converge on one clear morning in Florida. NASA is preparing to launch the space shuttle, this time with a high-paying visitor on board as a guest, and the FBI and the Coast Guard are doing everything they can to help the launch go off without a hitch. But one Pakistani man with a bottomless personal grudge and the commitment of many zealous men behind him is determined to strike back at the most visible target he can find.

One Last Look, Linda Lael Miller
Linda Lael Miller ignites the combustible passion between attorney Clare Westbrook and homicide detective Tony Sonterra in this page-turning conclusion to her New York Times bestselling trilogy.

Never Look Back, Linda Lael Miller
Devoted defense lawyer Clare Westbrook, used to working for others, can now call the shots on her own terms. A multi-million-dollar inheritance from the father she never knew has allowed her to start her own practice. And with her teenage niece, Emma, whom she's raised as a daughter, on a school trip to Europe, Clare has been able to focus on turning a storefront in a tough Phoenix neighborhood into the legal firm of her dreams and offering her services to the troubled community. But just as she opens for business, explosive shots take out her street-level windows — and nearly take her life. Someone clearly has targeted Clare, though she doesn't know who or why. All she knows is she must surrender to Tony Sonterra's protection if she wants to survive....
The Chocolate Lovers' Club, Carole Matthews
There’s just one thing Lucy Lombard can’t live without, and that’s chocolate—rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate. For her there’s no substitute. There’s nothing it won’t cure, from heartache to a headache, and she’s not alone. Sharing her passion are her three best friends and fellow addicts: sweet, peace-loving Autumn, harried mom Nadia, and sex kitten Chantal. Together they form a select group known as the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Whenever there’s a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a cafĂ© called Chocolate Heaven, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he’ll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband, and a loveless marriage, there’s always plenty to discuss….

People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
The journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding — an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair — she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries.

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Feb 27, 2008

new diy, how-to, and crafty nonfiction, 2.27.08

Anticraft: Knitting, Beading, and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister
AntiCraft takes an approach much sought after by the growing audience of hot publications like BUST, Ready Made and Craft: transforming traditional crafts into quirky wearable fashion. Featuring a variety of knitting, stitching and beading projects the book instructs, inspires and entertains.

How to Photograph Absolutely Everything, Tom Ang

Journal Revolution: Rise Up and Create Art Journals, Personal Manifestos and Other Artistic Insurrections, Linda Woods
The authors' honest humor and enthusiastic encouragement lead readers to create vibrant, edgy, urban journaled art, with easy projects.

The Cute Book, Aranzi Aronzo
The world of craftsters is full of things Japanese Cute - kawaii, and the look created by Aranzi Aronzo. Finally these priceless books of mascots, accessories, clothing and well, just about everything, come in ready-to-read English!

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a t-shirt
In 108 unexpected, easy-to-follow projects, this pied piper of DIY shows first how to tee off with the basic materials plus add-ons (ribbons, lace,safety pins) and techniques (stitching, hemming, gathering). Then come recipes: 13 projects for customizing a T-shirt (i.e., doing everything to it you possibly can and still be able to call it a T-shirt); 21 projects for tank tops (less shirt, more style); and 14 projects for tube tops and halters (even less shirt and more style). There's the Two-Tiered Peasant Skirt, the Bow-Tie Beanie, the Sweet Dreams pillow. Plus gauntlets, pot holders and tablecloths, pillows and braided rugs. Not a DIY expert? No problem. More than one third of the projects are "no sew," so anyone who can wield a pair of scissors can put a personal stamp on her wardrobe.

Feb 22, 2008

new nonfiction, 2.22.08

Hip Tastes: the fresh guide to wine, Courtney Cochran
Welcome to wine education with a fresh spin. No mammoth encyclopedias, just simple, hip tips that will help you navigate the world of wine quickly and with confidence. Here, Cochran brings you up to speed on the basics every budding enthusiast needs to knowfrom vintages and varieties, to shopping, serving, storing and - most importantly - tasting wine.

Rescuing Sprite: a dog lover's story of joy and anguish, Mark Levin
Nationally syndicated broadcaster Levin shares the story of the incredible bond between his family and a Spaniel mix adopted from a shelter. "Rescuing Sprite" is a stunningly intimate look at the love between a family and a dog.

Living Well: 21 days to transform your life, supercharge your health, and feel spectacular, Montel Williams
Montel Williams shares his battle plan for better living. Montel imparts his personal recipe for healthy and happy living. He also shares his 21-Day Living Well Food and Workout Program-a hard-hitting, three-phased health plan for fast, fit results. For anyone who wants to fight chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, and neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis

Body: the complete human, how it grows, how it works, and how to keep it healthy and strong, Patricia Daniels
Ideal for families, students, and anyone who's interested in maintaining good health, Body engagingly reveals the complex and fascinating systems of the human machine;from head to toe, cells to skin, inner workings to outward appearance.

The Rough Guide to Punk
The Rough Guide to Punk casts a sneering glance at the musicians, fashions, icons and record labels behind the sub-culture that revolutionized pop music. The guide includes profiles of more than 250 artists, from legends such as the Sex Pistols and X-Ray Spex to contemporary stars like Green Day and Babyshambles. There are critical reviews of landmark albums and classic singles, plus the lowdown on everything from safety pins and bondage trousers to venues like The Roxy and CBGBs. The guide comes complete with recommended playlists of the best, loudest and angriest slices of punk waiting to be downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.

Feb 19, 2008

new kids' dvds! 2.19.08

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Includes: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Possum Magic; Princess Furball; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (Spanish); and The Wizard.

High School Musical The Concert
The Emmy Award-winning cast takes to the stage in a sold-out concert on their 42-city tour.

Hannah Montana: Life's What You Make of It
ontains 4 episodes, plus Billy Ray Cyrus' Ready, Set, Don't Go music video, and Backstage Pass: The Secrets of Hannah Montana featurette.

Eloise in Hollywood
Eloise and Nanny are on their way to Hollywood, where Eloise is given the chance to star in a real movie!

The Black Stallion
After surviving a shipwreck together, a young boy and a horse develop a bond, and begin training to race once they are rescued.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Go To The Movies
The Chipmunks are at it again with three '80s and '90s spoofs, including Star Wreck; Batmunk; and Funny, We Shrunk the Adults.

Olive, the other reindeer
When a small dog, named Olive, learns that Blitzen is injured and Christmas may be cancelled, she jumps at the chance to join Santa's reindeer team.

Thomas & Friends: Carnival Capers
As a carnival comes to the Island of Sodor, the gang meets new friends Rocky and Rosie. Follow them as they explore their new surroundings and learn to work as a team.

Feb 15, 2008

new music, 2.15.08

Manipulator, The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy combines metal with progressive rock and blues to create a sound that builds upon the band's reputation for lightning fast guitar riffs, raw screams, and catchy choruses.

Wisin vs yandel: los extraterrestres, Wisin & Yandel

Nineteen tracks by the outstanding reggaeton duo.

Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna
The third album from pop megastar Rihanna includes the single Umbrella featuring Jay-Z, a song that many consider to be the biggest single of 2007.

Graduation, Kanye West
The popular Grammy Award-winning artist returns with his third album. Includes 14 tracks, featuring Stronger; Can't Tell Me Nothing; Everything I Am; and more.

It Is Time For a Love Revolution, Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz returns with his first new studio album since 2004's Baptism. The album presents a mix of ballads and power rock songs, all delivered in Lenny's signature vintage rock style. Includes the single Bring It On.

It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5
The much-anticipated sophomore album from Maroon 5 features 12 tracks, including the single Makes Me Wonder.

Riot! Paramore
Paramore takes their sound to new heights with their second album. The band covers such topics as shame and self-discovery with tracks like Misery Business and Hallelujah.

Juno (soundtrack)
A mix of classic rock, alternative rock, and cast performances fills the soundtrack to the film festival favorite featuring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner.

Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood's highly anticipated 2007 release follows up her platinum debut album, Some Hearts, and features the hit single So Small.

Headstrong, Ashley Tisdale
High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale makes her solo debut with Headstrong. The album features a vibrant mix of edgy, rhythmic dance-pop as well as the single He Said, She Said.

Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park
Linkin Park returns with their highly anticipated new album, which is their first new studio effort in four years. Includes the single What I've Done.

Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse makes her transformation from jazz vocalist to soul siren. Producer Mark Ronson (Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams) helped the singer/songwriter add flair and spark to her delightfully bittersweet vagaries of love., Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy burst onto the rap scene in 2007 at the age of 17 with this seemingly out-of-nowhere debut album. Includes the smash hit single Crank That.

Kala, M.I.A.
M.I.A.'s genre-bending, culture-blending 2007 album was recorded around the world in places like India, Trinidad, Australia, London, New York, and Baltimore, and features the club-thumping single Boyz.

Infinity on High, Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy follows up the multi-platinum success of their major label debut. Includes the single This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race.

Feb 12, 2008

Rebecca Rule comes to the Seabrook Library, Thursday February 14th at 1pm

Rebecca Rule, a New Hampshire native, is best known for her live presentations of humorous New Hampshire stories, many sponsored by the NH Humanities Council. She has entertained audiences from Stratford to Keene to Seabrook with her humorous NH stories. Join us this Thursday, February 14th at 1pm for an afternoon of stories and laughter.

Feb 11, 2008

new dvds, 2.11.08

Heroes, Season 1
Select people from all over the world are slowly discovering that they have special powers. Now they are learning about each other and must come together to stop one man from taking their powers for himself.

The Assassination of Jesse James
Robert Ford joins Jesse James' gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West. Starring Brad Pitt.

Away From Her
A long-married couple is faced with the reality of one's fading memory in the form of Alzheimer's. A beautiful story about enduring love and grace amidst life's complexities. Based on Alice Munro's short story, The Bear Came Over the Mountain. Starring Julie Christie.

The Brave One
New York radio host Erica Bain loves her life and her fiance. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica wounded and her fiance dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, she prowls the streets, looking for the men she holds responsible. Starring Jodie Foster.

Elizabeth, the Golden Age
Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, and she must act to protect the lives of her people, which will include a tragic sacrifice on her part. Includes deleted scenes, featurettes, commentary, and more. Starring Cate Blanchett.

The Aristocats
Phil Harris is alley-wise cat Thomas O'Malley, who comes to the rescue of Parisian-bred feline Duchess (Eva Gabor) and her three kittens after they are dumped in the countryside by a scheming butler out to steal their rightful inheritance. The musical highlight is the stylized tour de force "Everybody Wants To Be a Cat."

Suicide Killers
Explores the world of suicide bombers through interviews with family members of terrorists and jailed bombers whose attempts failed.

Love Affair
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
A man and women meet and fall in love, but an accident prevents their plans to marry.

Pilates Body
The perfect exercise video for everyone. Whether you have shoulder, back, hip, or knee pain, or you are just looking for a fun and highly-effective workout, Pilates Body is for you. It offers a safe yet challenging way to tone your body.

Yoga zone, for beginners
simple, easy-to-understand yoga routines