November 3rd, 2015

News & Updates
Every month, I will be posting music playlists custom-crafted by yours truly to hopefully accompany your studies, work, and personal lives with the smoothest, hippest jams a librarian can possibly muster. 

In this week's issue, you'll find the LRC's November playlist--streamable on Spotify and Grooveshark. Also, books about zombies, superheroes, and ordinary (but not boring) humans; a video of pandas, and a podcast about dogs.

Autumn, Fall--whichever you call it--always reminds me of the breezy, guitar-driven music of the 1970's and the folksy, Americana sounds of today. Let these moody, female-driven sounds guide you through the Falliest of Fall months--November.

Listen on Spotify...

Listen on Grooveshark...

YouTube Pick of the Week

Can you handle this video? I bet you can't.


Humans of New York (2013) by Brandon Stanton

Location: LRC Coffee Table
Availability: Not to be borrowed

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City.  Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New York ers and their stories.  The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. 

Humans of New York  is the book inspired by the Internet sensation. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York  is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.  Surprising and moving, Humans of New York  is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. 

more details on Humans of New York...

The Rest of Us Just Live Here (2015) by Patrick Ness

Call Number: FIC Ness
Availability: click here

What if you aren't the Chosen One?

The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable. --

The Girl With All the Gifts  (2014) by  M.R. Carey
Call Number:  FIC Carey
Availability: click  here

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her "our little genius."

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.

Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad. --


Can I Pet Your Dog?

Every Tuesday, dog owner Allegra Ringo, dog wanter Renee Colvert, and producer Travis McElroy talk to guests about their dogs, discuss dogs they met this week, and brief you on dogs news. They go on assignment to dog events and report back with what you need to know. If there's a dog, they're gonna pet it! -- Maximum Fun

This podcast is a hilarious and uplifting podcast for any self-professed dog lovers. Just ask Nora Byrne--she loves it, too! -- Mr. Apo

Listen to the podcast in iTunes  here...
Download the iTunes Podcast app here, and search for "Can I Pet Your Dog."
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