April 5, 2016
EarlyWord reports that Alex Haley’s Roots is being re-adapted for TV’s The History Channel this May. A new TV tie-in edition of the novel published by Da Capo (though it still may be classified as non-fiction or biography as it was originally) is coming this May as well. We have 15 copies on order under the title Roots: The Saga of An American Family. A picture of the new cover is below.
Another media tie-in to watch out for is Lost City of Z by David Grann, the basis for a movie likely to come out this fall. We have 10 copies of the book but I’m not finding an audiobook supplier, but we’ll keep our eyes open.
June 9, 2011
The Audiobook Publishers Association is sponsoring a video contest as part of the Get Caught Listening Campaign.
Someone always has to do a jaunty rap bit it seems…
This one proves a first line can make or break an audiobook. I recognized only a few. “It was the best of times…” is not included.
I like this one but it seemed to be going someplace funnier…
September 17, 2010
Library Journal’s collection development feature for September is relaxation and meditation. My hazy memory of the last time I helped a customer try to locate materials on this subject, was that this stuff can be hard to find.
I select media so I was happy to see a small segment devoted to media both CD and DVD. I’ve submitted a cart for both music for meditation as well as DVD on the topic. These should be in the catalog sometime later this month.
Music for meditation
|ALL ONE||KRISHNA DAS|
|CHAKRA HEALING||DEAN EVENSON|
|DR. ANDREW WEIL PRESENTS VIBRATIONAL SOUND HEALING||KIMBA AREM & ANDREW WEIL, M.D.|
|HEALING THE HOLY LAND||DEAN & DUDLEY EVENSON|
|INTO LIGHT||DEVA PREMAL|
|IRELAX: LEAVING THE WORKDAY BEHIND||VARIOUS ARTISTS|
|KOYASAN: REIKI SOUND HEALING||DEUTER|
|LOVE SONGS TO THE DARK LORD||BHAGAVAN DAS|
|MANTRAS FOR PRECARIOUS TIMES||DEVA PREMAL|
|MEDITATION MOMENT||DEAN & DUDLEY EVENSON|
|MUSIC FOR BABIES||STEVEN HALPERN|
|MUSIC FOR ZEN MEDITATION||RILEY LEE|
|RELAXATION SUITE||STEVEN HALPERN|
|SHAKUHACHI WATER MEDITATIONS||RILEY LEE|
|ULTIMATE MOST RELAXING NEW AGE PIANO||VARIOUS ARTISTS|
DVDs to help you unwind
|ESOVISION – AFRICA|
|ESOVISION – BIRD SONG|
|ESOVISION – CANYONS|
|ESOVISION – CARIBBEAN DREAMS|
|ESOVISION – CELTIC DREAMS|
|ESOVISION – DESERT OASIS|
|ESOVISION – ETERNAL ICE|
|ESOVISION – FLOWER MEADOW|
|ESOVISION – LIJIANG RIVER|
|ESOVISION – MOUNTAIN HIGH|
|ESOVISION – NIAGARA FALLS|
|ESOVISION – OUT OF AFRICA|
|ESOVISION – RAIN FOREST|
|ESOVISION – SAHARA|
|ESOVISION – SAND DUNES|
|ESOVISION – SAVANNA|
|ESOVISION – THE FOREST|
|ESOVISION – THE SEA|
|ESOVISION – WATER MEADOW|
|ESOVISION – WINTER WONDERLAND|
Esovision is the publisher of these videos, so I suspect that when they land in the catalog the titles will just say “winter wonderland” or “water meadow” making the subject headings important in finding this material.
posting by jim
July 21, 2010
Linda Holmes of NPR wrote: Why the next big pop-culture wave after cupcakes might be libraries in the blog Monkey See. She shares many great videos about libraries found on the web:
Old spice guy on Libraries:
- Brigham Young University homage of the Old Spice ad
- If you have been living in a cave and haven’t seen it, here is the original commercial
- UW iSchool students singing Lady Gaga
Holmes writes that Libraries are getting a lot of exposure right now. Why? Some of her examples:
- Librarians know stuff
- Librarians are green and local
- Libraries will give you things for free
(M)ark my words, once you’ve got Old Spicy on your side and you can sell a couple of YouTube parodies in a couple of months, you’re standing on the edge of your pop-culture moment. Librarians: prepare.
posting by Lorraine
May 19, 2010
in a good book. i may have given up on the show (i stopped watching this year, despite enduring season 2), but i can certainly appreciate the nod to literature. as fans of the show know, “Lost” is full of books which has sparked speculation on the meaning of the particular books chosen, as well as book clubs. executive producers and writers for the show, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, self-identify as readers. Lindelof explains:
We pick the books with a great deal of meticulous thought and specificity and talk about what the thematic implications of picking a certain book are, why we’re using it in the scene and what we want the audience to deduce from that choice.
“The Stand” had a heavy influence on beginning episodes. some of the titles that impacted or were referenced on the show include “Watership Down,” “The Odyssey,” “Catch 22,” “The Fountainhead,” “Alice in Wonderland,”
and “A Wrinkle in Time” to name a few. the unofficial count is more than 70 books over the 6 seasons. there is a lot of time on the island to read.
(via Shelf Awareness)
posting by marin
March 15, 2010
the students at Ocoee Middle School, with the help of Full Sail University, created a flash mob interpretation of the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” called “Gotta Keep Reading.” it caught the attention of Oprah – the Black Eyed Peas did a flash mob performance of their song to kick-off this season of The Oprah Show.
Oprah interviewed the students on Friday’s show via satellite and delivered the news that along with the help of a corporate sponsor, the school’s library will receive 2,000 new books and brand new computers. pretty cool.
(via American Libraries)
posting by marin