Monthly Archives: July 2010

Coming up in August:

For the August selection of “Cafe Parlez Goes to the Movies”, we’ll be
discussing three children’s books: “Shrek”, by William Steig; ” Coraline”, by Neil Gaiman; and “Holes” by Louis Sachar. All three were made into films for children, and we’ll be discussing the changes that were made in the stories. “Shrek” is a picture book about a very repulsive ogre who searches for his true love, making people faint with his ugliness along the way. It was made into four animated films.

William Steig's original Shrek

In “Coraline”, a young girl goes through a small door in her new house and finds another mother and another father, both of whom have buttons for eyes, and neither of whom will let her leave. In 2009, it was made into a film in starring Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher. And “Holes” is something for every taste: a mystery, a fantasy, a romance, a humorous book, and an adventure
story. It was made into a film in 2003, starring a young Shia LeBeouf as the hero Stanley Yelnats. Books and movies will be available at the desk.
Our discussion will take place on Thursday, August 26 at 6:30.

The Friends of the Plumb Library will hold their annual book sale on
Saturday, September 11. Books in good condition may be dropped off at the library until Wednesday, September 8. No encyclopedias, magazines, Readers Digest condensed books, or text books will be accepted.
Volunteers are needed for set up on Friday, Sept. 10, for the sale on the 11th, and for clean-up after the sale. Contact the library at
508-763-8600 if you’d like to help. Volunteers get 1/2 off the listed

Last year's booksale


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Next Big Thing After Cupcakes

According to NPR, the next hot thing after cupcakes will be libraries. We can only hope! Read the article HERE.

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Summer Newsletter posted

Click HERE for the summer newsletter. Highlights: the latest on the Summer Reading Program; a chance to see my chorus perform; Jen makes a new friend; the Plumb Summer Reading List.

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