Reviews! THIMK Magazine Monster history in four issues

Thimk was a Mad magazine clone that only lasted a few issues but like Cracked consorted with monsters for a few pages each issue, sometimes.

REVIEWS!: The Uses of Enchantment

There is a place for The Brothers Grimm in our Halloween experience.

Fairy tales have spawn some of our most haunted, chilling images, in our minds when we were young. In “The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales” Psychologist Bruno Bettelheim explores the symbolic  importance of fairy tales and how they shape [...]

EVENTS: SongBook Halloween

Hope you are having a great mid-week Halloween . In this montage is a great Alfred Hitchcock LP,

Alfred Hitchcock’s Presents: Ghost Stories for Young People

Six great tales and wonderful deadpan Hitchcock intros… out of print but worth searching out….


40 Forever: Match Your Costume

A book to match your costume

Myers, Christopher. Black Cat. New York: Scholastic Press, 1999. Print.

Lots of parents come to the library this time of year searching for books to match their children’s costumes. Here are a few of my favorite pairings:
For the Egyptian princess:

Climo, Shirley, and Ruth Heller. The Egyptian Cinderella. New [...]

Trixie's Picks: Nick Lowe Goes Grammy

Yep Roc Records shared the following link and had this to say about it: A great article and three videos from Nick Lowe’s visit to The GRAMMY Museum, including some cool stories about first meeting Elvis Costello. Pioneering rock musician/producer Nick Lowe was the featured guest for a …  check it [...]

LISTEN TO THE BAND: The Spirit That Brings Us Here @ itunes

Ten brave tracks! First Chris LeRoy solo album! Now on iTunes!

Paul Adams: Listening Theme 64 – Leonard Cohen

by Paul Adams on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 5:26am

Hi all,

The next few Listening Themes will concentrate on some of our greatest songwriters – first off is Leonard Cohen. I’ll be listening to his recordings and covers of his songs by other artists. As usual, I’d be grateful of any recommendations you [...]

Trixie’s Picks: Drinking Whiskey in the Spirit of George!

Virginians have always enjoyed their liquor, and for much of the 18th century, their preferred drink was rum. But when war and tariffs made imported rum hard to come by, George Washington saw an opportunity. Why not make liquor out of grains he was growing on his farms…..?

40 Forever: In Stitches

Stitches by David Small

National Book Award Finalist
Small, David. Stitches: A Memoir. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2009. Print.

“David Small evokes the mad scientific world of the 1950s beautifully, a time when everyone believed that science could fix everything . . . Capturing body language and facial expressions subtly, [...]

EVENTS: X to reissue ‘The Unheard Music’ concert film on Blu-ray

New to Blu-Ray Essential X

A great film from the other band that really mattered— CL