|posted by Inga|
For the past three years, the Library staff has been hosting "Cover to Cover", a book discussion program that is broadcast on local Public Access television. The show is part of the library's effort to help build a community of readers. On "Cover to Cover" library staff talk about books that we've enjoyed, and by doing so, hope to inspire others to discover the joy of reading.
That's the old news. Here's the real news. "Cover to Cover" now has a new theme song, composed and performed by local college Music major and our own part-time library shelver, Glenn Bell. The song includes a blazing guitar track by Glenn's fellow student , Kyle Damron, who also happens to be one of our part-time library shelvers. The library is so fortunate to have such talented young people to work with and to have available to help us create better tools for use in spreading the word about the importance of reading! The new theme song can be heard with our first broadcast in June.
To watch "Cover to Cover" tune in daily at 6:30 p.m. on local cable Cannel 25, or view it via streaming video from the library's Web site.
|posted by Jeanne|
In this story, Harry returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry under close watch, for better or worse, by everyone from teachers to the the Minister of Magic, while dementors prowl on the lookout for Sirius Black who has escaped from Azkaban Prison.
Here are a few questions to get the conversation started:
1) It seemed ironic to me that poor Harry finally gets to return to Hogwarts after a miserable summer trapped at the home of the insufferable Dursleys, just to be "trapped" again at Hogwarts - as his every action is scrutinized and his movements restricted. Which other characters are "trapped" in this story?
2) In this story Harry learns the deeper meaning of friendship and loyalty, even though there is a great deal of friction among the various characters. From which characters does Harry learn these lessons?
3) Does anyone remember the trick to opening the Monster Book of Monsters?
4.) Now that we have a little insight into Snape's schoolboy experience with James Potter and his friends, do you empathize with him? Or does he seem even less likeable than before?
5) If you were an animagus, what animal would you become? Why?
6) Crookshanks was a bit of a puzzle to me. Hermoine's cat turns out to be a friend of Padfoot's (Serius Black); Crookshanks knows all along that Scabbers is Peter Pettigrew, and he knows how to press the knot on the Whomping Willow? Is Crookshanks something other than just Hermoine's pet cat? I don't remember this ever being explained in anywhere, or maybe I just missed it. Can anyone enlighten me?
7) If you could have a Marauder's Map of any location, what would it be? How would you use it?
|posted by Jeanne|