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New DVDs at library will keep you busy

Dr. Betty Middleton
Rowan Public Library
With the holidays behind us and the gloom of January on the horizon, would this not be a good time to relax at home with a cup of hot chocolate and other snacks, and put a good movie in the DVD player?
You may not be aware that Rowan Public Library has thousands of DVDs available for your entertainment, all without rental fees. These include recent releases in addition to the standard and classic variety, along with travel logs, documentaries and a large collection of juvenile titles that can be found in the Children’s Room.
Upon checking orders for the last month, I discovered more than 40 news titles that are now available. Several that were box office hits include:
– “Julie & Julia,” adapted from the book by the same title, Julia Child’s life becomes intertwined with the life of Julie Powell, who decides to cook every recipe in Child’s book “Mastering the art of French Cooking”;
– “The Proposal,” with Sandra Bullock, is a story of a book editor who is faced with deportation unless she gets married;
– “Valkyrie,” with Tom Cruise, is based on the true story of how Colonel von Stauffenberg and his fellow officers attempt to assassinate the Fuhrer;
– “My Sister’s Keeper,” based on the novel by Jodi Picoult, is about an 11-year-old girl, conceived to be a donor to her cancer-stricken sister, who decides to sue her parents for emancipation.New DVDs in the Children’s Room include “Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure”; “The Lion’s Drum,” a retelling of an African folktale; “The Toy That Saved Christmas”; and “The Wiggles Big Big Show: Live in Concert.”
There are more than 1,000 DVDs in the children’s collection, which include the Reading Rainbow series, Walt Disney Production titles, as well as other recognizable children’s characters such as Barney, Blues Clues, Curious George, Madeline, Magic School Bus, Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Bring your family to the library to find a selection of DVDs that will entertain them for these dreary January days ahead.
Displays: Headquarters ó Kwanzaa by Eleanor Qadirah; South ó Christmas village by Tammie Foster. East ó Friends Basket display.
December hours: Dec. 31, all branches close at 5 p.m.; Jan. 1, 2010, all branches closed.Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-216-8266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

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