Russian road movie
The Friends of the Two Harbors Library presents a free screening of “Roads to Koketebel” (Russia, 2003), at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Two Harbors Public Library. The “Hard Times with Silver Linings” theme continues with another response to unemployment — a down-and-out aeronautics engineer hops a freight train with his alienated son. This slow-paced, beautifully-shot film drifts across the vast landscape between Moscow and the Black Sea, following the ups and downs of a father-son relationship in post-Soviet Russia.
The free monthly series, “Changing Worlds, Changing Lives,” is intended for adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library 834-3148 for details on this film and upcoming 2012 screenings.
Fiction: “V is for Vengeance” by Sue Grafton, “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson, and “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich.
Nonfiction: “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson and “The dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Young adult fiction: “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini.
Juvenile: “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen.
New Adult Fiction: “South of Superior” by Ellen Airgood; “A Dark and Lonely Place” by Edna Buchanan; “The Drop” by Michael Connelly; “Red Mist” by Patricia Cornwell; “Devil’s Gate” by Clive Cussler; “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich; “The Scottish Prisoner” by Diana Gabaldon; “V Is for Vengeance” by Sue Grafton; “Misery Bay” by Steve Hamilton; “11/22/63” by Stephen King; “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson; and “Last Letter” by Kathleen Shoop.
New Adult Non-Fiction: “Build a Website for Free” by Mark Bell; “Puffer Fish Blues” by C. Wesley Hanvy; “Through the Lens of Reality: Thoughts from a Maturing Grandpa” by Jerry Rabe; “I’m New At Being Old” by Lucy Rose Fischer; “Debunkery” by Ken Fisher; “Green to Grey: The Life and Times of Gerald E. Cotton, MD: An Autobiography” Local author; “Black and White” from Jackpine Writers Bloc, “The Talking Stick” v. 20. Includes local writers; “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created” Charles C. Mann; and “The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy” by Kimberly Powell.
New juvenile and young adult: “Teenage Waistland” by Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer; “Lighthouse Christmas” by Toni Buzzeo; “Carl & the Kitten” by Alexandra Day; “Tuesdays At the Castle” by Jessica Day George; “The Odyssey: A Pop-Up Book” by Sam Ita, based on the classic by Homer; “George Flies South” by Simon James; “Blue Exorcist” by Kazue Kato. Volumes 1-4; “Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)” by Jeff Kinney; “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen; “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Laurel Long; “The Power of Six” by Pittacus Lore; “The Magic of Christmas by Santa Claus”; “Bloodlines” by Richelle Mead; “Last Sacrifice” by Richelle Mead; “Book Fiesta: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day” by Pat Mora, a bilingual book; “Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet” by Jane O’Connor; “The Tale of Baboushka” by Elena Pasquali; “Master of Disaster” by Gary Paulsen; “The First Christmas” by Jan Pienkowski; “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini; “The Festival of Bones” by Luis San Vicente, a bilingual book; “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade” by Melissa Sweet; “Goliath” by Scott Westerfeld; “Hurray for Today: All About Holidays” by Bonnie Worth; “Can You Survive Storm Chasing? An Interactive Survival Adenture” by Elizabeth Raum.
There are also numerous new titles added to the juvenile and young adult collection this month thanks to the 2011 Lawrence E. and Mabel Jackson Rudberg grant. These items consist of classic titles, graphic novels, holiday books, and playaway audio books for children and teens.