Meredith talks about one of her favorite epistolary novels (stories made up of letters or correspondence) and Katherine shares a novel that was a hit at her local book club.
Author Archive for Bond Drager
Jason talks about a British mystery series you may have missed, and Melody shows that the library can teach you how to have the body of a werewolf.
On this episode of Staff Picks, Terri tells us about some great documentaries in the ICPL collection, some CDs, and coffee table books.
Candice takes us behind the scenes at ICPL to make a special chocolate caramel sauce from the Mast Brothers Chocolate Cookbook.
Are you planning a wedding? We’ve got you covered. In this video, Melody talks about books and magazines in our collection that will give you some great ideas.
Items mentioned include
Planning a Wedding to Remember
by Beverly Clark
Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts
Michaels Book of Wedding Crafts
Creating Vintage Cards
by Jill Haglund
Paper to Petal
by Rebecca Fuss & Patrick Farrell
by Diane Wagner
Bouquets: A Year of Flowers for the Bride
by Marsha Heckman
Digital Magazines available online at
Wedding books are available at
call number 395
Crafts books are available at
call number 745
There is no shortage of well made films dealing with issues surrounding the AIDS epidemic. We Were Here from 2011 talks about San Francisco in the 80s and 90s. The Frontline film The Age of Aids took a comprehensive look at the history of the disease from beginning to end. Certainly many fictional films have addressed the topic as well.
When How to Survive a Plague came out last year, I almost didn’t watch it. I thought I had seen all I needed to see and wouldn’t find anything new or surprising in this story. I watched it anyway, and I’m so glad I did. Though it definitely was sad (kleenexes required!) it has notes of hope that other films about AIDS usually don’t share.
It opens at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US, and it follows the group ACT UP, who organized and protested while struggling to get the US government and pharmaceutical companies to develop and research new medications for the disease. It features a large amount of archival footage as well. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 and also was nominated for and won many other awards.
This story was compelling, affecting, and ultimately a beautiful portrait of a horrible situation.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s the trailer for the film.
In this episode of Video Staff Picks, Terri talks about these collection items: