Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Davenport's Grimm DVD Series

American versions of classic folk and fairy tales From the Brothers Grimm
by Delaplane's own Tom Davenport are now available in DVD format.

You may have seen some of these stories on PBS a while back.
These award-winning live action Appalachian versions of traditional tales have a unique style and flavor, with memorable characters and settings in the hills and regions of the South.

Included are the following stories:
Ashpet, an American Cinderella set in the rural South during the early years of WWII
Hansel and Gretel, Bearskin, The Frog King
Jack and the Dentist's Daughter (based on The Master Thief)
Rapunzel, Bristlelip, the Goose Girl,
Soldier Jack, or the man who caught death in a sack
Willa, an American Snow White.

As a lagniappe, special features are incorporated with the tales.
Documentaries from the American Traditional Culture series by Davenport, such as The Ballad of Frankie Silver, a real murder immortalized in song, that took place in Morganton, NC in 1833, and Being a Joines: A Life in the Brushy Mountains about a master tale teller from Wilkes County, NC. enhance some of the DVD's.
Interviews with the filmmaker and behind the scenes footage and commentary are also provided.

Please note: some of these titles are recommended for older children.
The complete series is available at all three library branches.
For additional information and teacher resource guides check out Tom Davenport's website www.davenportfilms.com.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

New Downloadable Audio Book Titles for December

30 New Titles
With downloadable audiobooks, there's no reserves, no overdues, no parking problems!

See previous post for more information about starting a netLibrary account to access the
library's downloadable audiobook collection.

Death of a Nag -M.C. Beaton
Most Unsuitable Man, A -Jo Beverley
Chill Factor -Sandra Brown
Our Endangered Values -Jimmy Carter
Richest Man in Babylon, The -George Clason
Case of Crooked Letters, A -Lori Copeland
Quality of Life Report, The -Meghan Daum
Hot Six -Janet Evanovich
Going Out in Style -Chloe Green
Maggody and the Moonbeams -Joan Hess
How to Expand Love -Dalai Lama
Light from Heaven -Jan Karon
Ranger's Trail -Elmer Kelton
Regime, The - LaHaye & Jenkins

You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes -Laura Love
Bootlegger's Daughter -Margaret Maron
Teacher Man -Frank McCourt
John Paul the Great- Peggy Noonan
Callander Square- Anne Perry
Heather Hills of Stonewycke, The -Phillips & Pella
Cold Springs -Rick Riordan
Woodsman's Daughter, The -Gwyn Rubio
Black Mountain Breakdown -Lee Smith
Fury -Robert Tanenbaum
Liberating Paris -Linda Bloodworth Thomason
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -Hunter Thompson
Preacher's Son, The -Carl Weber
Everyone Worth Knowing -Lauren Weisberger
White -Christopher Whitcomb
Secret Man, The -Bob Woodward

Friday, December 02, 2005

Connect, Click and Listen

Now you can borrow audiobooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with Downloadable eAudiobooks.

From the library’s website, click on "Databases and LInks" then, click on the netLibrary logo, enter your library card number and you can access the collection of over 1,000 titles, with 30 new titles from Recorded Books added each month.

Adult fiction, nonfiction, children’s titles, classics and Pimsleur Language instruction courses are available. They can be downloaded to portable listening devices that support Windows Media Player v9 and above.
(Sorry, not iPod or MAC compatible.)

Individual users can borrow up to 10 titles at any given time. Titles are always available-no need to place holds for what you want. Items are "checked out" for 21 days and are automatically checked in when that time is up. Each item can be renewed once.

In order to use the netLibrary collection, you need to have a netLibrary account.Fauquier Library cardholders must first come into the library and set up a
FREE netLibrary account or call the reference desk at 347-8750 ext. 30 to register for an account during regular library hours.

Once your account is created, you can check out and download the eAudiobooks from your home, office, or travel location. There is no need to come in to the library to borrow or return them; they are automatically checked out and checked back in from your computer or portable listening device. This account also allows you to access over 27,000 digitized print books (ebooks) from netLibrary as well.
For more detailed information, please enter your library cardnumber here at