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Feature : Mental Health & Self-Help

Why learn about mental health?

  1. Your mental health affects your physical health, too.

  2. It’s related to your emotional well-being and stress levels.

  3. Mental health plays a crucial role in relationships!

  4. It is connected to productivity and financial stability.

  5. Awareness of mental health can help in curbing suicide rates and helps end the stigma.

Why should you read self-help books?

  1. They can help you interpret yourself and the world more positively.
  2. You’re inspired to make better choices and take positive actions more often.
  3. You don’t improve your mind; you expand it.
  4. Limitations can be embraced and become sources of strength instead of weakness.
  5. They can assist you in creating personal projects that rocket your growth.

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ADULT NONFICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care – Anna Borges

Triggered : A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Fletcher Wortmann

Battlefield of the Mind : Winning the Battle in Your Mind – Joyce Meyer

The Comfort Crisis : Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self – Michael Easter

12 Tiny Things : Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life Heidi Barr & Ellie Roscher

Love People, Use Things : Because the Opposite Never Works – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

Satisfied : Finding Hope, Joy, and Contentment Right Where You Are – Alyssa Joy Bethke

What Happened to You? : Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing – Bruce D. Perry

Goodbye, Again : Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations – Jonny Sun

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess : 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking – Caroline Leaf

The Body Keeps the Score : Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma – Bessel A. van der Kolk

Welcome to the United States of Anxiety : Observations from a Reforming Neurotic – Jen Lancaster

 

ADULT FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi

Pulse – Felix Francis

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt – Beth Hoffman

After You – Jojo Moyes

 

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depression : A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive – Jacqueline B. Toner & Claire A. B. Freeland

The Anger Workbook for Teens : Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration – Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

The Confidence Code for Girls : Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self – Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

Your Brain Needs A Hug : Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches – Rae Earl

Behind Happy Faces : Taking Charge of Your Mental Health – Ross Szabo & Melanie Hall

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen

After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread my Wings, and Flew Away – Joyce Carol Oates

 

JUNIOR NONFICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to Do When You Worry Too Much : A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety – Dawn Huebner

Right Now, I am Fine – Dr. Daniela Owen

Attention, Girls! : A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD – Patricia O. Quinn

Right Now, I am Brave – Dr. Daniela Owen

 

JUNIOR FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life – Chris Tebbetts & James Patterson

Half a World Away – Cynthia Kadohata

 

CHILDREN’S FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boy Who Build a Wall Around Himself – Ali Redford

A Terrible Thing Happened – Margaret M. Holmes

 

DVD

 

Thanks for Sharing

Love Happens

Yes Man

Rain Man

My Sister’s Keeper

Internet Use Policy

The public libraries of Lancaster County strive to meet the cultural, informational and educational needs of the communities we serve.

The Library System of Lancaster County (LSLC) is a consortia of libraries made up of independent public libraries in Lancaster County, their branches, a bookmobile and administrative offices. This policy serves all entities, employees and volunteers of LSLC and all services provided on location and remotely. This policy covers equally the physical locations and human representatives of LSLC.

POLICY GOAL

LSLC (LSLC, the library, libraries or public libraries) will offer equal access to electronic resources for individuals (user, users) with library records in good standing. A library may amend this policy with additions to suit their situation and community.

INTERNET ACCESS

Equal access to the resources of the Internet is an important option. The Internet is an unregulated medium and not all information is appropriate for all audiences. Some information is inaccurate, offensive, and/or illegal. Though the library does use filtering software in accordance with the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA), it is not possible to filter/screen out all inappropriate, offensive or illegal material.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF LIBRARY STAFF AND USERS

It is the responsibility of the person using electronic resources to monitor their own use and/or the use of their dependent minor. Users are responsible to handle electronic resources and equipment responsibly. Users are to save data to a remote drive or preserve their information in a personally relevant manner. Library computers will not save data locally and the library will not be held responsible for lost data due to file-save failure, computer time-out, or any other reason.

PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED, AND MAY BE REQUIRED, TO COME TO THE LIBRARY WITH MINOR CHILDREN TO SUPERVISE INTERNET SESSIONS.

DISCLAIMERS

  • Library staff may monitor an individual’s use of WiFi and public access computers.
  • The user, and/or user’s parent/guardian, is responsible for his/her Internet session at all times.
  • LSLC specifically disclaims any warrant as to the retrieved information’s accuracy, timeliness, authoritativeness or usefulness for a particular purpose.
  • LSLC, public library corporations and staff will have no liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages related to the use of its computing resources.
  • Software and information from any source, including the Internet, may alter a host computer. The libraries are not responsible for damage to users’ disks, computers, or any other electronic device or for the loss of  data that may occur from use of a library or Internet resource.
  • Users are responsible for any equipment, software or network damages that occur while using the resources.
  • Library computers will not save files and will log the user off after a short period of inactivity. The library will not be responsible for any lost data.
  • Information transmitted across the Internet, regardless of the security protocol of the host agencies, may become public. Computer users are responsible to safeguard their personal information. The Library will not be held responsible for any security breach.

UNACCEPTABLE COMPUTER USE

Unacceptable computer uses include and are not limited to:

  • Uses that violate the law or encourage others to violate the law.
  • Uses that cause harm to others or damage to their property.
  • Uses that jeopardize the security of the computer network or other computers via the Internet.
  • Uses that are deemed harmful or compromise the safety and security of minors. The term “harmful to minors” is defined by the Communications Act of 1934 (47 USC Section 254 [h][7])
  • Displaying, downloading, or copying offensive or inappropriate messages, pictures or explicit sexual material as defined in 18 Pa.C.S.A § 5903.
  • Violating US Copyright law. The law prohibits unauthorized use of
    copyrighted materials except when permitted by “fair use” principles. Do not copy or distribute electronic materials (including text, images, audio-material, programs, e-mail or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
  • Uses that violate confidentiality of information or put the identity of any person at risk.
  • For safety reasons, minors may not disclose passwords; provide
    others with private information about themselves or others, including credit card and social security card numbers; and/or arrange face-to-face meetings with someone met via the Internet or computer network.

PROCEDURES FOR COMPUTER USE

  • To use a public internet computer or electronic device patrons must have a valid library card from LSLC in good standing. Member Libraries may choose to grant permission to a visitor on a limited basis if computers are available.
  • An “Internet Usage Agreement” must be signed. If under age 18, a “Parental Permission Form” must be signed by the patron’s parent or legal guardian in the presence of library staff.
  • Computer users must be able to employ the computer on their own, and may be asked to demonstrate their ability to use the computer without damaging it.
  • Patrons must leave a workstation immediately when asked by a staff member.
  • Patrons may not download materials onto the computer’s hard drive or attempt to add, modify or remove any system element.
  • Patrons may download only information which is legal to copy.
  • Patrons will refrain from using sounds or visuals which might be disruptive to others.
  • The Member Libraries do not offer email accounts. Patrons may use library computers to access email from outside providers such as MSN, Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.
  • Patrons may not alter or attach equipment, other than a remote storage device, to the library’s hardware, or alter, add or attempt to alter programs or device settings.
  • Patrons are responsible for any damages they cause to the equipment or software.
  • Printing may be available from computer stations. Member Libraries will establish prices and methods for printing and other computer related services. These costs may vary from location to location.

RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS

The patron’s access to the Library’s computer network and Internet is a privilege, not a right. A patron violates this policy by his or her own action. Failure to comply with this policy and its procedures will result in the forfeiture of the patron’s access to computers at any of the Member Libraries of the Library System of Lancaster County. The first offense will result in a loss of computer privileges for one month. The second offense will result in a loss of computer privileges for six months. After the third offense, the patron will lose all computer privileges indefinitely. Decisions regarding the appropriate response to violations will be made by the Director of the Member Library at which the offense occurred, or by his/her designate. Appeals should be made in writing and submitted to the Member Library Director’s attention. Responses will be made within 30 days of receipt of the appeal. Access to the County’s public libraries may be terminated until the Director has made a written response to the appeal.

COPYRIGHT

U.S. Copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials except when permitted by “fair use” principles. Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials (including text, images, programs, e-mail or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Responsibility for the consequences of copyright infringement lies solely with the user, as LSLC Member Libraries expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility resulting from such use. (Approved Febrary 6, 2015)

Feature : Graphic Novels

Why read graphic novels?

These books improve literacy skills and encourage kids to dive into books for fun — the perfect recipe for a love of reading. Graphic novels will improve your child’s reading skills like any other book would, and they are fantastic choices for reading outside of class.

  1. Graphic novels are full of text. Sure, they have drawings, illustrations, and sometimes photos, but they also have text that readers must actually decode, analyze, and comprehend. With graphic novels, kids still must follow plots and character development. They must understand cause and effect, and they must learn about perspective. All of these things will improve their reading comprehension.
  2. Graphic novels are engaging. Often, especially for reluctant readers, graphic novels add the extra support kids need to help them through a text. They tend to be particularly captivating for kids, and the combination of text and pictures provides context for stories that they may otherwise not completely understand.
  3. Graphic novels are high-quality reading material. Just like traditional novels, graphic novels have exciting and complex plots, characters, and conflicts. The plots have twists and turns. Characters are developed and dynamic. Conflicts are presented, unwound, and resolved like they are in other texts. The only difference is that graphic novels have more images to support the development.

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JUNIOR NONFICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donner Dinner Party – Nathan Hale

Medieval Knights : Europe’s Fearsome Armored Soldiers – Blake Hoena

A Chemical Nightmare : Bald Eagle Comeback – Tim Cooke

 

JUNIOR FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World – James Sturm

Claudia and Mean Janine – Raina Telgemeier

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

 

ADULT NONFICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best We Could Do : An Illustrated Memoir – Thi Bui

Solutions and Other Problems – Allie Brosh

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? – Roz Chast

 

ADULT FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black Diamond Detective Agency : Containing Mayhem, Mystery, Romance, Mine Shafts, Bullets – Eddie Campbell

I Love You More Than My Phone – Dante Fabiero

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World : An Introvert’s Story – Debbie Tung

 

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band Nerds Awards : Nominations from the 13th Chair Trombone Player – DJ Corchin

Invisible Differences : A Story of Asperger’s, Adulting, and Living a Life in Full Color – Julie Dachez

Dancing at the Pity Party : A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir – Tyler Feder

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This One Summer – Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki

Eight-Lane Runways – Henry McCausland

A Map to the Sun – Sloane Leong

Feature : Random Reads

Do you tend to stick to the same author or genre? Step outside your comfort zone and read something new! One book has been selected by author’s last name from each letter of the alphabet for both “Adult Fiction” and “Children’s Everybody” books. Try checking out the book that correlates to the first letter of your first name, the last letter of your last name, the first letter of the month you were born in, or the first letter of your favorite food!

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Adult Fiction

 

A

Afterlife – Julia Alvarez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Keeping the House – Ellen Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

No Judgements – Meg Cabot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Song of a Captive Bird – Jasmin Darznik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Lawn Boy – Jonathan Evison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

Leave Me – Gayle Forman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

Stardust – Neil Gaiman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

The NIX – Nathan Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

You Me Everything – Catherine Isaac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

The Girls in the Garden – Lisa Jewell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

The Book of Longings – Sue Monk Kidd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

The Unpassing – Chia Chia Lin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

Cult X – Fuminori Nakamura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

The Lonely Hearts Hotel – Heather O’Neill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Reincarnation Blues – Michael Poore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

Still Life with Bread Crumbs – Anna Quindlen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Bronte Plot – Katherine Reay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

The Murmur of Bees – Sofia Segovia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T

The Devil and the Dark Water – Stuart Turton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U

Rabbit, Run – John Updike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

Carnegie Hill – Jonathan Vatner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

The Animators – Kayla Rae Whitaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

Black Chalk – Christopher Yates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z

Sour Heart – Jenny Zhang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody Books

 

A

Love is a Handful of Honey – Giles Andreae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Gnome – Fred Blunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Lena’s Shoes are Nervous – Keith Calabrese & Juana Medina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

Love – Matt de la Pena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

I Heart You – Meg Fleming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

What’s Up, Maloo? – Genevieve Godbout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

Little White Rabbit – Kevin Henkes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can – Alison Inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

The Man in the Moon – William Joyce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

I’ve Loved You Since Forever – Hoda Kotb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

A Big Mooncake for Little Star – Grace Lin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

If You Hold a Seed – Elly MacKay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

Don’t Call me Grandma – Vaunda Micheaux-Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

The Not So Quiet Library – Zachariah O’Hora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

All Are Welcome – Alexandra Penfold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond – Mary Quattlebaum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

Nothing Rhymes with Orange – Adam Rex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

Your Alien – Tammi Sauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T

The Littlest Uninvited One – Charles Tazewell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U

Interstellar Cinderella – Deborah Underwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V

Wishes – Muon Van

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

Each Kindness – Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Measuring Up – Ann Xu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

If I Had a Robot – Dan Yaccarino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z

I Will Hold You ‘Til You Sleep – Linda Zuckerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Thru Cocalico 2022

Scavenger Hunt Game Card

Frequently Asked Questions

Participating Businesses


SCAVENGER HUNT GAME CARD

Download Your Spring Thru Cocalico Scavenger Hunt Card Here

DIRECTIONS:  Images are located in the window of each participating business listed below.  Once found, indicate the letter associated with the symbol in the box provided.  Find as many or as few as you like and then come back to the library for a fun prize! 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are you offering a scavenger hunt?  The Adamstown Area Library and Cocalico Cares wanted to be able to provide a fun Spring experience for our youngest community members.
  • Is the scavenger hunt free?  Yes!  The scavenger hunt is free and open to anyone.
  • Do I need to finish the scavenger hunt in one day?  No!  The Spring symbols will be located in participating business windows starting Friday, April 1st and ending on Tuesday, May 31st at 8:00.  You are welcome to take a few days to find as many images as you like.
  • Do I need to find each of the images to receive my goody bag from the library?  No!  You do not need to find all the listed Spring symbols in order to claim your goody bag from the library.
  • Do I need to go inside the businesses to find the Spring symbols?  You are welcome to shop at the participating businesses, but the Spring symbols will be located on each business window.
  • When can I claim my goody bag?  Library staff will be on hand to distribute goody bags during library hours (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-8, Friday 9:30-5, Saturday 9:30-2).
  • If I play every day, can I get a goody bag each day?  No, so that we have enough goody bags for all the children participating, we will be handing out one goody bag per child while supplies last.  Children must also be present to receive a goody bag.
  • How do I enter the photo raffles?  You can enter to win a raffle prize by uploading a picture of yourself playing the scavenger hunt to the Cocalico Cares Facebook page by June 1st.  Anyone using the hashtag #SpringThruCocalico and tagging @cocalicocares will be eligible to win.

Participating Businesses

View Map

Adamstown Area Library – 110 W Main St, Adamstown | 484-4200

Adamstown YMCA – 71 E. Main St, Adamstown | 484-4996

Anderson Pharmacy – 2590 N. Reading Rd, Denver | 484-2649

Black Diamond Financial Group – 6 Jason Ave, Denver | 610-370-7855

The Cocalico Cat & Gingham Dog – 226 Main St, Denver | 336-8387

Cocalico Heating & Plumbing – 27 N. 4th St, Denver | 738-0760

Countyline Mechanical – 80 W. Main St, Reinholds | 216-0846

DelVal Golden Retriever Rescue – 60 Vera Cruz Rd, Reinholds | 484-4799

Dogwood Farm Market – 1124 Dogwood Dr, Reinholds | 336-1661

Ensinger Printing Services – 50 W. Main St, Adamstown | 484-4451

Ephrata National Bank – 1 Main St, Denver | 733-4181

Focus Realty – 352 Main St, Denver | 256-3336

Little Cocalico – 20 N. Ridge Rd, Reinholds | 327-9263

Refreshing Mountain Retreat – 455 Camp Rd, Stevens | 738-1490

Tru by Hilton Denver – 400 N. Reamstown Rd, Denver | 336-5254

Village Perk, Stoudtburg Village – 105 Lautenburg Blvd, Reinholds | 203-8555

Feature : The Best of 2012

Ten years ago was 2012. During this year, the spacecraft Curiosity landed on Mars, the film “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released and became one of the highest-grossing films, and Carly Rae Jepsen debuted with her song “Call Me Maybe.” Additionally, these following books became the most read and highest voted of the year! Take a look back in time and read one of these books.

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FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where We Belong – Emily Giffin

Home Front – Kristin Hannah

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan

 

MYSTERY/THRILLER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

11th Hour – James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The Beautiful Mystery – Louise Penny

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman

The Secret Keeper – Kate Morton

The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey

 

FANTASY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wind Through the Keyhole – Stephen King

Shadow of Night – Deborah Harkness

Wicked Business : A Lizzy and Diesel Novel – Janet Evanovich

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed

Paris in Love – Eloisa James

Killing Kennedy : The End of Camelot – Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

 

FOOD/COOKBOOKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks : Food From my Frontier – Ree Drummond

Paris, My Sweet : A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) – Amy Thomas

Diabetes Cooking 101 : Master Diabetes Cooking with 101 Great Recipes – Perrin Davis

 

HUMOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacre Bleu : A Comedy D’art – Christopher Moore

America Again : Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t – Stephen Colbert

Stick Man’s Really Bad Day – Steve Mockus

 

YOUNG ADULT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

 

MIDDLE GRADE/CHILDRENS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mark of Athena – Rick Riordan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Third Wheel – Jeff Kinney

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

 

PICTURE BOOKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? – Mo Willems

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons – Eric Litwin

Creepy Carrots! – Aaron Reynolds

Feature: Indie Films

Do you enjoy the genre of independent films? Here are some indie films and cult classics to watch that are in the Adamstown Area Library’s collection! Click on the image to request the item.

  • An indie film is any feature-length or short film that is made without a major studio or big production company attached. Indie filmmaking is often low-budget, which in the film industry can mean anywhere from a few thousand dollars (“micro-budget”) to a few million.
  • Cult classics, also known as cult films, are films that are considered obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences and are often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed.

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (R)

Tells the adventures of a free-spirited mental ward inmate whose rebelliousness pits him against the repressive head nurse, and whose charm wins him the loyalty of his fellow inmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)

A high school student is determined to get a day off, but the principal has other ideas. Contains all-new special features and new interviews with Matthew Broderick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Breakfast Club (R)

They were five teenage students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At seven a.m. they had nothing to say, but by four p.m., they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)

The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in the inimitable Python fashion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Virgin Suicides (R)

When school hunk Trip Fontain convinces the beautiful but sheltered Lisbon sisters to go to the prom, the romantic fantasies of a group of neighborhood boys threaten to come true–until all are engulfed in a stunning chain of events that will change their lives forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whiplash (R)

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (PG-13)

A uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human relationships as a way to safely navigate the social mine field that is teenage life. In fact, he describes his best friend Earl, with whom he makes short-film parodies of classic movies, as being ‘more like a co-worker’. But when Greg’s mom insists he spends time with Rachel, a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer, Greg discovers just how powerful and important true friendship can be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parasite (R)

Kim Ki-teak’s family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family’s luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Park’s home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Buyers Club (R)

Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof’s free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Princess Bride (PG-13)

Heartbroken over the death of her beloved Westley, beautiful Buttercup finally succumbs to the advances of the wicked Prince Humperdinck. Yet, when she’s suddenly kidnapped by a motley band of deviants, what gallant hero comes to the rescue? None other than Westley– alive, well and as wonderful as ever. But before these two can live happily ever after, they must first overcome formidable odds. Will these star-crossed lovers ever fulfill their destiny? Or, this time, will Buttercup lose Westley forever?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R)

The adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s & Young Adult Book Award Winners

If you’re looking for the best children’s or young adult books, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2022 Youth Media Awards this week! Here are some of this year’s award-winning books, including those that won the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Medals. See the full list including all of the Honor Books and finalists at American Libraries Magazine.

 

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

The Last Cuentista written by Donna Barba Higuera

A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth.

Awards: Newbery Medal Award, 2022; Pura Belpre Award, Children’s Author Award Winner, 2022.

 

 

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

 

Watercress illustrated by Jason Chin and written by Andrea Wang

Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents.

Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2022; Caldecott Medal Award, 2022; Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner, Picture Book, 2022.

 

Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

 

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Cooper

A powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation’s history.

Awards: Caldecott Honor Book, 2022; Coretta Scott King Award, Author Award Winner, 2022; Coretta Scott King Award, Illustrator Award Winner, 2022; Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Honor Book, 2022.

 

 

 

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:

Firekeeper’s Daughter written by Angeline Boulley

Treated like an outsider in both her hometown and on the Ojibwe reservation, a half-Native American science geek and star hockey player places her dreams on hold in the wake of a family tragedy.

Awards: Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2022; William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award Winner, 2022; American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book, Young Adult, 2022.

 

 

 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

The People’s Painter: How Ben Schan Fought for Justice With Art written by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk

“The first thing I can remember,” Ben said, “I drew.” As an observant young child growing up in Lithuania, Ben Shahn yearns to draw everything he sees-and, after seeing his father banished by the Czar for demanding workers’ rights, he develops a keen sense of justice, too. So when Ben and the rest of his family make their way to America, Ben brings with him both his sharp artistic eye and his desire to fight for what’s right.

Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner, 2022

 

 

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:

Fox at Night written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor

Fox is up late in the night. There are shadows and noises everywhere. Fox is sure the night is full of monsters! Then he meets the real creatures of the night and realizes they are not so scary after all.

Awards: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner, 2022

 

 

 

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:

 

Young Children’s Awards: My City Speaks written by Darren Lebeuf and illustrated by Ashley Barron

Middle Grades Awards: A Bird Will Soar by Alison Green Myers

Teens Award: Words in My Hands written and illustrated by Asphyxia

 

 

 

 

 

See the Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences, the Pura Belpré Awards honoring Latinx writers and illustrators, winners of the American Indian Youth Literature Awards, and more at American Libraries Magazine.

Feature : Youth Offerings

Wondering where to find books for your child? Every child has different reading levels and interests, but these sections are a good place to start. Aubrey, Circulation Assistant, features her favorite books from the various sections.

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Birth-2 : Board Books (BB)

Age 2-5 : Everybody Books (E)

Age 4-8 : Early Readers (ER)

Age 6-8 : Early Chapter Books (JF)

Age 8-12 : Chapter Books (JF)

Age 13+ : Teen Books (YA)

Hallmark Holiday Movies

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