Archive for December, 2008
Get ready for the second annual Denton Writes Creative Writing Contest by attending our writing workshop series where you can work on your poetry and prose.
Local writer Bonnie Allmond will host a series of workshops for children in grades 3-6 at the North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust, at 2:00 pm on January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 14 and 28. This workshop series will help children start the writing process and polish their work in time to submit to the contest in April.
You must pre-register for these programs by calling 940-349-8752 or by visiting the reference desk at the North Branch. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Do you have a resolution for the New Year? I think mine will be to get more organized, clean and finally finish unpacking from a move that happened five months ago. Anybody else craving more organization? Here are some resources that could help:
3. Body of Lies
8. Max Payne
10. Pride and Glory
13. Saw V
15. Sex Drive
16. Tell No One
In 1974, the Canadian horror film Black Christmas hit the theatres and not only brought terror to the Holiday season, but revolutionized North American horror cinema in the process. Though, film history has generally giving John Carpenter’s Halloween the credit of creating the North American slasher film archetype, many film critics, film historians and horror fans recognize Black Christmas, which was released four years prior to Halloween, as the first film to set the slasher precedent for North American horror cinema.
[The Italian horror film genre Giallo is generally recognized as being the first wave of the slasher genre, but more on Giallo later!]
The Denton Public Library currently has the 2006 Black Christmas remake in our DVD collection:
The Austin Chronicle has a nice review of the film from its release year in 06:
North Branch Library
Want to help out the less fortunate animals in Denton? Come down to the Emily Fowler Library and pick a Christmas card off of our Christmas tree. Each card features an animal at the Animal Shelter that is available for adoption.
If you can’t bring one of these beautiful animals home with you, you can read over the suggestions for donated items– things like old towels, blankets, pet beds, canned food, dry food, cat litter (cheap clay kind) and all sorts of pet toys. Bring your donations back to the Library and we will take them to Denton Animal Services to make their Christmas brighter.
It’s winter time and Horse and Cat and Dog and Pig and Duck are back for some snowy fun! See what what kind of adventure they fall into in Jingle-Jingle, Nicola Smee’s predictable, but fun follow up to Clip-Clop. Smee’s short and energetic read-aloud encourages preschoolers to participate in the reading as they cheer on their animal friends to sled faster and faster!
Last month, the 2009-2010 of Bluebonnet nominees were announced. Get an early start and check them out of the DPL!
Yum! MmMm! Que Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora
Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport
2. Bottle Shock
5. The Express
11. Righteous Kill
12. The Rocker
14. Soul Men
15. Zach & Miri