Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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Still  need to buy last minute gifts for the fast approaching holiday? Why not purchase a few of the award winning books for 2014 suggested by RUSA, the Reference and User Services Association. 

***Find more information on each title pictured by clicking the image.***


 

Adult Fiction   

Americanah by Adichie Chimamanda Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs Vicious by VE Schwab Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Enon by Paul Harding

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Johnny Cash the Life by Robert Hilburn

 


Audio-books

Heartburn by Nora Ephron The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman World War Z by Max Brooks

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler What Happens in London by Julia Quinn

 

 

Find more of RUSA’s literary gift suggestions by clicking the link below:

RUSA’s Literary Gift Ideas

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Library Closings

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Image of a closed sign. The image is in black and white. The sign reads "sorry we're closed".

All Library locations will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

All Library locations will close at 5 pm Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve.

All Library locations will be closed Thursday, January 1, New Year’s Day.

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New Books at Odom This Week

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Click any image below to view/ reserve the title in our online catalog:

Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul Hooker to Housewife by Joy Deja King 

Double Dippin by Allison Hobbs Trife Life to Lavish Part 2 by Deja King

 

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Happy Anniversary

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Titanic

Click the image above to view/ reserve Titanic in our online catalog.

On this day 17 years ago the movie, Titanic was released in theaters. The movie stars actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, as the main characters who find love on the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jack Dawson, a poor third class artist that wins tickets to board the Titanic through a poker game. While Kate Winslet plays the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater, a first class citizen traveling back to Philadelphia to marry her fiancé Caledon. The two main characters cross paths when Rose attempts to jump off the ship and end her life. Jack saves her from her fatal death and from then on helps Rose realize that she can find happiness. In the midst of helping Rose the two fall in love. Unfortunately, The RMS Titanic collides with an iceberg causing the ship to sink and force riders to fend for themselves in the freezing cold waters of the sea. Rose and Jack remain together through this tragedy until Jack passes away from hypothermia. Eighty four years later after the tragedy, a team of treasure hunters come to Rose looking for the necklace she wore in a portrait Jack drew of her on the ship. She doesn’t give them the necklace, but instead gives them a recollection of her experience on the RMS Titanic. In the end, Rose throws the necklace into the ocean as she is finally at peace with her memories of the Titanic.

Fast forward 17 years from Titanic’s first premiere and this movie is still considered a classic romance story. In 1997, the movie grossed over $1.84 billion in sales, making it the first film to reach the billion dollar mark. Fifteen years later, in 2012, a 3D version of the film was released, earning the movie an additional $343.6 million worldwide. This re-release marked Titanic as the second film to gross more than $2 billion in sales worldwide. In addition to record breaking sales, the film has received many film accolades, such as 11 Academy Awards including, “Best Picture” and “Best Director”.

Ultimately, these great accomplishments deserve a celebration and what better way to do this than on the anniversary of the films premiere. So today, start your weekend off by watching the movie or start reading a book about that fateful day in 1912.

Below are items from our online catalog related to the Titanic. Click any image to view/reserve the title.

Secrets of the Titanic Titanic Revealed Titanic How It Really Sank  A Night to Remember

Voyagers of the Titanic by RPT Davenport Hines James Cameron's Titanic by Douglas Kirkland Shadow of the Titanic by Andrew Wilson Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic

You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic by David Stewart Your Life as a Cabin Attendant on the Titanic by Jessica Gunderson Can You Survive the Titanic by Allison Lassieur Truth and Rumors by Michael Burgan

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Sharpie Mugs

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Sharpie Mugs

Friday, December 19, 3:30-4:30pm 

Bring your artistic talents and design your own mug. These are a great gift giving idea for the holidays.

Please register in advance for this program.

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Kwanzaa Program

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Kwanzaa

 

Thursday, December 18, 3:45-4:45 pm

The Phi Delta Kappa National Sorority will host with light refreshments and a Kwanzaa make and take craft.

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Family Movie Time

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Thursday, December 18, 5 pm 

Film ClueA young boy has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a B.B. gun really is the perfect gift.

***This movie is rated PG and is 93 minutes in length***

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New Books At Odom This Week

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The Dirty Divorce Part 3 by Miss KP Sleeping with the Enemy Your Quantum Breakthrough Code by Sandra Taylor

The Morcai Battalion by Diana Palmer The Making of a Man by Tim Brown Asperger Syndrome by Patricia Bashe

No Man's Land by Elizabeth Samet Brain Games for Puppies by Claire Arrowsmith Murdergram by Nisa Santiago

Baby Momma by Nichelle Genovese Tempest by Shakir Rashaan Ripped by Katy Evans

Gray Mountain by John Grisham A String of Beads by Thomas Perry

 

 

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Holiday Open House

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BalloonsSaturday, December 13, 1-3 pm

Balloon twisting fun with guest performer Suzy B who specializes in wrist balloons. Holiday craft stations and light refreshments. Something for ALL ages.

 

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Family Movie Time

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Thursday, December 11, 5 pm 

Film ClueAn ordinary toy construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing their toy universe into eternal stasis.

***This movie is rated PG and is 100 minutes  in length***

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