The Lightning Thief, the Musical

28187It’s another book made into a musical! This time, it’s Rick Riordan’s THE LIGHTNING THIEF, the first in the Percy Jackson series about a boy who discovers he has ties to the Greek Gods he has been learning about in school. While this series has been made into several movies, Riordan hasn’t backed those ventures, but whole-heartedly supports this event off Broadway.

You can hear one of the songs from the original play here, sung by Chris McCarrell who will star. While it doesn’t debut until March of this year, I’m sure fans are already clamoring to get tickets!

DVDs at the Library

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If you’re a regular library user, you’ll know that we offer lots of new DVDs each week. Not everything is a blockbuster…we also carry TV series, and now some fabulous documentaries!

Just a few of the new suggestions coming soon or available now at our library?

BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON ONE—– If you loved “Breaking Bad”, you’ll want to watch this series which is a spin-off, but a bit of a prequel to shady lawyer Saul Goodman’s stint on the show. He made us all laugh at his questionable dealings, artfully decorated law office, and always noisy waiting room.

TWINSTERS——-This documentary follows the life of two young women who meet online and share more than just similar tastes in clothes. The search to discover where they came from will leave you glued to your seat.

SULLY-—-This new release is the latest from Clint Eastwood’s directorial fares, and stars Tom Hanks as the pilot who brought down a passenger jet in the middle of the Hudson River, saving everyone on board after both engines were hit by a flock of birds and disabled. This movie follows the story after the crash, as the National Transportation and Safety Board begins the investigation into whether or not it was the best place to land. You won’t believe what happened behind the scenes in this heroic tale!

You can drop into the library to place a hold or pick up one of these great DVDs, or check out the rest of our collection right here, or online. Don’t forget, we have lots of great new movies coming to our shelves each week.

http://carletonplacelibrary.ca

Read Magazines During the Holidays!

flipster_poster_11x171-page-001If you’re looking for things to do while you’re off on holidays, and the library is closed, don’t forget that you can download magazines to your computer or device and read for FREE!  All you need is your library card!

Flipster is fabulous….and we have tons of great magazines for the whole family. Download the latest issues, or back issues, print off pages to keep recipes or articles, and read as many issues as you like, just by using your library card.

Visit our website and click on the Flipster banner to start reading today!

Toblerone Shortbread Recipe

20161221_112306We’ve been munching on this fantastic shortbread all week after one of our staff made some for us as a treat. We wanted to share a nice recipe with you to try!

Toblerone Shortbread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup instant dissolving (fruit/berry) sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped Toblerone chocolate

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Beat sugar and butter till fluffy.

Mix together flours and then add to butter mixture with wooden spoon. Mix just until combined. Reserve 60 larger pieces of the toblerone, add remainder to the dough and combine.
Drop 1 rounded tsp onto ungreased baking sheet, flatten slightly, press one chunk of Toblerone onto each cookie.
Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 mins, let cool slightly before lifting off pan.
Makes about 60 cookies.

Cocoa

He’s been back for over a week, and we’re already counting the days until he leaves. Okay, so our Elf on the Library Shelf, Cocoa, isn’t that bad, but he certainly has a mischievous side. Here are a few photos of Cocoa’s antics so far. Don’t forget to follow him each day on our Facebook page to win. And yes, Cocoa has gone hipster this year.

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Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

Following on the heels of yesterday’s post about book related gifts comes this “2016 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide” that I found on the School Library Journal site. While these aren’t exactly gifts that everyone would want, I must admit, I’m kind of obsessing over the Bookworm Starfish Ornament, and I’m pretty sure there would be many library staff members who would go for this HarryPotter/Gilmore Girls mash-up:

il_570xn-1086005178_mndyStill, it’s a funny list. Take a minute to look through it. There are many wonderful things out there in Etsy land….