Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Fun: Need something to do over Thanksgiving?

Maybe you've got a long drive ahead of you next week, or you need something to listen to while you cook, or you're looking for an alternative to endless parades and football. Fortunately, the CARL can help! Check out our NEW DVD and Audio Book purchases!

Need something "educational" for the holiday? Check out The Reduced Shakespeare Company's production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

In the course of two acts and one tactfully utilized intermission, the Reduced Shakespeare Company covers every single one of the Bard's plays and sonnets.

Get ready to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this week with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 

 If you want to run a marathon to get caught up with the popular series, or just want to fast forward to all of the Quiddich matches, you can check out all of the Harry Potter movies, audio books or novels.

If you need something to listen to, but don't want to bother with the CD player or burning tracks to put on your MP3 player, check out our Playaway section. Each Playaway is an audio book on its own self-contained MP3 player. Just plug in your own ear phones, and you're ready to go. If you need your hands free for jogging or cooking or tidying up the house, just sling the included lanyard around your neck, and you're ready to go. We have fiction and non-fiction, including language courses.

Like this audio book right here--On the Wrong Track by Steve Hockensmith. The two brothers from Holmes on the Range are back, and this time they get to become real detectives, with badges and everything.

But, if you like CDs for the car or the house, we have those too!  Never had a chance to read it, but kept wanting to? Check out the audio book version of Memoirs of a Gesha, by Arthur Golden. The story of a geisha working Kyoto, Japan before and after World War II, we're taken into a world where a woman's virginity can be sold, and girls are taught how to beguile powerful men.

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