Films…and Teen Remix… and E-books (i.e. “OverDrive”) too

Couple of insightful films screening this week at FPL:

Wed, Nov 16th, 7pm: “Food & Water Watch presents a screening of Fresh, a movie that “celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system.” Fresh not only opens our eyes to the environmental, economic, and health consequences of our current food system, but inspires viewers to think about, and participate in, healthier, more sustainable alternatives. ”
Watch the trailer, here –


Nov 17, 7pmTransition Ferndale presents: Coal Country

2009 documentary about the environmental destruction of coal mining in West Virginia… -Transition Ferndale aims to educate the community on what we should be doing, for sustainability purposes, for our society in the age of “Peak oil, climate change & a failing economy.”


Now, a week from today (that’d be Tues, Nov 22nd, 6:30 pm) we have our Teen Remix – a book/culture discussion club that covers new anime, the latest manga series – an opportunity for teen readers to meet and engage other fans, and/or participate in a craft or activity related to Japanese culture…

Now, I’m dubious that any teens consider this blog hip enough to include it in their daily web feeds… But, perhaps you’ve got a lil’ pre-or-post-pubescent hellraiser whom you’d like to influence into being a bit more literary and a bit less video-gamey… This is an ideal opportunity – and a chance to shine a light on our, pardon my boasting, substantial collections of teen-tempting mangas and fantasy/action anime…
P.S. (seen left: a hot new title that your teen is probably already aware of…)


Random Book News? The Kindle Fire (via Amazon’s new Lending Library) is burning up the digital shelves…- Kindle Offers Lending Library To Customers (via NPR);

Alas – via mocoNews.netAuthors Guild: Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Is “Nonsense” – “The Authors Guild is taking a stand against the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Amazon’s new initiative allowing Kindle-owning Prime members to borrow free e-books…”

Meanwhile, the Washington Post explores the future of digital publishing: Amazon lending library and the future of digital publishing

If you’d like to explore the e-reading opportunities offered to you, as a Ferndale Library patron, visit Overdrive‘s – Download Destination – Match your device (whether you want to get Adobe “e-pub” files for your tablet, laptop or PC or if you want to load them onto your Kindle) and download the initial Overdrive software. You can find

  • Kindle Books
  • Adobe EPUB eBooks
  • Adobe PDF eBooks
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks
  • OverDrive Music

    …right HERE.

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