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New AV at Steele – December 2016 January 9, 2017

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  • secretlifeofpetsChristmas In Compton
  • Kate & Mim-Mim-A Christmas Wish
  • Charming Christmas
  • On Strike For Christmas
  • Santa’s Apprentice
  • Chilly Christmas
  • Suicide Squad
  • Edge of Winter
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • Jason Bourne
  • Killersaurus
  • Bananas
  • Death Valley Days
  • Lions
  • The Odd Couple
  • Thirst (foreign)
  • Equals
  • Bad Hurt
  • Churchill’s Secret
  • Never Back Down
  • Marauders
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • The Christmas Gift
  • T.
  • Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever
  • The Funhouse
  • Step Up
  • Step Up 2 the Streets
  • Laid In America
  • Popstar
  • Swiss Army Man
  • The Darkness
  • Bible Stories-Jesus
  • Hard Target 2
  • Nessie & Me
  • Ithaca
  • Lucifer-TV Series
  • Snowtime
  • My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree
  • Paw Patrol: On A Roll
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Bad Moms
  • BFG Big Friendly Giant
  • A Christmas Melody
  • Indian Point
  • Back To The Future:Animated Series
  • Thomas & Friends: Tinsel On The Tracks
  • The Wild Life
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Good Kids
  • Don’t Breathe
  • How To Eat Fried Worms
  • grumpycat.jpgSkip Trace
  • Hell Or High Water
  • Interrogation
  • Lost TV Classics featuring The Joe Palooka Story
  • Mechanic Resurrection
  • The Brothers Solomon
  • Superman/Batman Apocalypse
  • Egypt Eternal: The Quest For Lost Tombs
  • All Star Superman
  • Dimples
  • Superman-Last Son of Krypton
  • Howdy Doody’s Christmas
  • Private Resort
  • Antboy-Revenge of The Red Fury
  • Outside The Wire-The Complete Series
  • Just Around The Corner
  • Batman Beyond-The Movie
  • Century of Warfare
  • The Ultimate Civil War Series
  • Crusade In The Pacific
  • D-Day Code Name: Overlord
  • S. I Love You
  • The Lake House
  • Lone Ranger-The Legend Begins
  • Fire In The Dark
  • Chilly Dogs
  • Tom and Jerry Tales
  • Nature: Yellowstone
  • The Wolf That Changed America
  • The Duchess
  • Sex and The City: The Movie
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Hetalia Axis Powers-Complete Series
  • Stargate
  • The Covenant
  • Air Bud Golden Receiver
  • The Wild West
  • Visions of Italy
  • Visions of Britain & Ireland
  • Undiscovered Haiti
  • Ecuador: The Royal Tour
  • Railroad Journeys Around The World
  • pieplaces.jpgVisions of Germany & Austria
  • 21 Great Wonders of The World
  • War In The Pacific
  • A Few Good Pie Places
  • Rick Sebak’s Summer Fun
  • The Partridge Family-TV Series
  • Preacher-TV Series
  • Mom’s Outta Sight
  • Suicide Kings


  • Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions
  • Gorillaz The Singles Collection 2001-2011
  • TJM Prime Country Cuts
  • Garth Brooks The Collection
  • An Evening In Tuscany
  • Missy Elliott Under Construction
  • Village People Best of…
  • Blondie No Exit
  • C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat
  • Chicago The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997
  • Now That’s What I Call Merry Christmas
  • Kenny Chesney Everywhere We Go
  • Dan Seals On Arrival
  • Dixie Chicks Fly
  • Poison Open Up and Say …Ahh
  • Blackberry Smoke Like An Arrow
  • Ian Hunter&The Rant Band Fingers Crossed
  • Lil’ Kim The Notorious Kim
  • Blackfoot Southern Native
  • Jennifer Lopez J Lo
  • Nelly Country Grammar
  • Counting Crows This Desert Life
  • Cactus Black Dawn
  • Martina McBride Emotion
  • Confederate Railroad Lucky To Be Alive
  • mudWhiskey Myers Mud
  • Jimmy Buffett ‘Tis The Season
  • Drive-By Truckers American Band
  • Phish Big Boat
  • Norah Jones Day Breaks
  • Crowbar The Serpent Only Lies
  • The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
  • David Crosby Lighthouse
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Derek Minor Reflection
  • Jennifer Lopez On The 6
  • Melissa Etheridge Memphis Rock and Soul
  • Kings of Leon Walls
  • Mississippi Heat Cab Driving Man
  • Dwight Yoakam Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…
  • Crobot Fat City
  • Green Day Revolution Radio
  • Blue Shadows The Blue Shadows


  • Cornwell, Patricia Chaos
  • Crouch, Blake Good Behavior
  • Cussler, Clive Odessa Sea
  • Evans, Richard Paul The Mistletoe Secret
  • Harris, Charlaine All The Little Liars
  • Johansen, Iris Night Watch
  • Letham, Jonathan A Gambler’s Anatomy
  • Mallery, Susan The Girl of His Dreams
  • Michaels, Fern The Most Wonderful Time
  • Patterson, James Cross The Line
  • Semple, Maria Today Will Be Different

New AV at Steele – November 2016 December 15, 2016

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warcraftNEW DVD:

  • Nerve
  • Warcraft
  • Air Buddies
  • Air Bud: World Pup
  • Central Intelligence
  • Sundown
  • Roots
  • Starcrossed
  • All The Way
  • The People vs O.J. Simpson
  • Nina
  • Breaking The Bank
  • Batman Unlimited – Mechs vs Mutants
  • The American Side
  • Misconduct
  • Conjuring 2
  • Night Of The Living Deb
  • Beyond The Mask
  • Forever Strong
  • Fishes`n Loaves: Heaven Sent
  • Chosen
  • Barbie Starlight Adventure
  • Limitless-TV Series
  • Criminal Minds Beyond Borders-TV Series
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow-TV Series
  • Chicago Med-TV Series
  • Honey 3 Dare to Dance
  • Air Bud – Special Edition
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation
  • beyondStar Trek Beyond
  • Eden Lake
  • Tai Chi Zero
  • Legendary Amazons
  • Barbershop 2-Back In Business
  • New Jack City
  • Gypsy
  • Papa Hemingway In Cuba
  • The Purge-Election Year
  • The Rifleman-TV Series
  • Indignation
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Sausage Party
  • Dear Secret Santa
  • Finding Dory
  • Beauty and The Beast The Enchanted Christmas
  • Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas
  • The Magic Snowflake
  • Bob The Builder: Bob’s Winter Build
  • Nine Lives
  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
  • Pulse 2
  • Feast II – Sloppy Seconds
  • Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Forsaken
  • 8 Action Movies
  • Orphan Black-TV Series
  • Grace and Frankie-TV Series
  • Greatest Classic Films Collection
  • Greatest Classic Legends Collection
  • westerns.jpgClassic Westerns-10 Movie Collection
  • Once Upon A Forest
  • The Swan Princess
  • 150 Cartoon Classics
  • Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave
  • Kurt Russell 4 Movie Collection
  • Herbie Fully Loaded
  • Monster Mutt
  • Who Killed Doc Robbin
  • The Borrowers
  • Greatest Classic Films-Best Picture Winners
  • Greatest Classic Films-Classic Moms
  • Star Trek Enterprise-TV Series


  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By
  • Dee Snider We Are The Ones
  • Kenny Chesney Cosmic Hallelujah
  • Casting Crowns The Very Next Thing
  • Gavin Degraw Something Worth Saving
  • Aaron Lewis Sinner
  • Paul & The Broken Bones Sea of Noise
  • dollypartonDolly Parton Pure & Simple
  • Meat Loaf Braver Than We Are
  • Tamela Mann One Way
  • Sia This Is Acting
  • Kansas The Prelude Implicit
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Thin Line
  • Prophets of Rage The Party’s Over
  • Elvis Presley Way Down In The Jungle Room
  • Jerry Garcia Band Garcia Live vol. 7
  • Freddie Mercury Messenger of The Gods
  • All Time Low Future Hearts
  • The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl
  • Willie Nelson For the Good Times
  • Van Morrison Keep Me Singing
  • WOW Hits 2017 36 Top Christian Artists & Hits


  • Baldacci, David No Man’s Land
  • Boyle, T.C. The Terranauts
  • Child, Lee Night School
  • Clark, Mary Higgins Sleeping Beauty Killer
  • Connelly, Michael The Wrong Side of Goodbye
  • turbotwentythreeEvanovich, Janet Turbo Twenty-Three
  • Fountain, Ben Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Francis, Felix Triple Crown
  • French, Tana The Trespasser
  • Grisham, John The Whistler
  • Macomber, Debbie Twelve Days of Christmas
  • McCall Smith, Alexander Precious and Grace
  • Patterson, James Filthy Rich
  • Patterson, James Missing: A Private Novel
  • Richman, Alyson The Velvet Hours
  • Riggs, Ransom Tales of The Peculiar
  • Steel, Danielle The Award
  • Tanabaum, Robert K Infamy
  • White, Randy Wayne Seduced
  • Woods, Stuart Sex, Lies & Serious Money

New AV at Central (Steele) – July 2014 July 1, 2014

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Young AdultDVDs:

  • The Patrol
  • That Awkward Moment
  • Godzilla On Monster Island
  • Godzilla Vs The Smog Monster
  • Rose red
  • Martial Arts Movie Marathon
  • Bloodmarsh Krackoon
  • I, Frankenstein
  • Young Adult
  • Art of Steal
  • Lone Survivor
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  • Robocop
  • Badges of Fury


  • Rodney Atkins – Take A Back Road
  • Los Lonely Boys – Live At The Fillmore
  • Pat Travers – Best Of
  • Florida Georgia Line – Here’s To The Good Times
  • Keith UrbanKeith Urban – Fuse
  • Albert King – Very Best of
  • Doors – Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mines
  • Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines
  • Jimi Hendrix – Live at Monterey
  • Lykke Li – I Never Learn
  • Steel Panther – All You Can Eat
  • Ian Anderson – Homo Erraticus
  • Uriah Heep – Outsider
  • Chicago – Live In Japan
  • Hank Willaims, Jr – High Notes
  • Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm
  • Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home


  • Rob ZombieRob Zombie Horror Picture Show
  • Black Sabbath – Gathered In Their Masses
  • Foghat  – Live In St. Pete
  • Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones – Live At The Checkerboard Lounge


  • David Ignatius – The Director
  • Diana Gabaldon – Written In My Own Heart’s Blood
  • Lee Child – Three Jack Reacher Novellas

Books to Movies for Teens @ your CCLD Library! May 19, 2014

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Have your teens seen the Hunger Games and Divergent movies, read the books, and are clamoring for more? (Are YOU?) Good news! More movies based on great teen books are due out this summer!  Check out the books from our Central library, any CCLD branch library, or download the library’s ebooks from STARCat to read the books before the movies come out!

Upcoming books to movies this SUMMER:

Fault in our Stars (by John Green) Movie release: June 6, 2014

DJM, teen librarian, says: “I read this in one day, cried buckets, and could not shake off the book for several days. Worth every tear!”

STARCat summary: “Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”

STARCat link for the book: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results/?ln=en_US&q=fault+in+our+stars&rw=0

Movie Trailer Link:


Other cool books by John Green: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=green%2C+john&te=&lm=YA

Loved Fault in our Stars? Want more about teens facing life, death, loss and love? Try:

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Movie release: August 22, 2014)

STARCat summary:

“While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family.”

STARCat Link for the book: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=if+i+stay&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

Movie Trailer:


Don’t miss other excellent books on these poignant issues:

Thirteen R3asons Why (Jay Asher)

STARCat Link for the book:  http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Thirteen+reasons+why&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

Before I die (Jenny Downham)

A terminally ill teenage girl makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies

STARCat Link for the book:  http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Before+I+die&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||TITLE|||Title

(fan made) BOOK trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUhWH67YZtQ

For Award winning, classic, dystopian fiction:

The Giver by Lois Lowry (movie release: August 15, 2014)

DJM, teen librarian: “..another book I could not put down and thus read in one day. Harrowing, and thought provoking. Would YOU choose to remember sorrow and pain? Life is easier without choice or decisions, but is that really living?”

STARCat summary: “Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.”

STARCat Link for the book:


Don’t miss the rest of Lois Lowry’s GIVER books: “Gathering Blue”; “Messenger”; and “Son.”

STARCat Link for the rest of the GIVER (“Quartet”) books: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=lowry%2C+lois&te=&lm=YA&rt=false|||AUTHOR|||Author

Movie Trailer for The Giver:


Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, star in this award winning, classic, dystopian fiction.

Never a Dull Moment for Teens @ Central Library!

Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for teen events such as Teen Night, Manga Club, and “Spark a Reaction” Teen Summer Reading fun in July & August.

Teens & Parents: Want reminders for TEEN-only Central (Steele) Library events in your email or your cell phone? Teen Librarian Doris Jean uses “Remind 101”; Your cell phone number will remain private. You will receive reminder messages about teen library events from librarian Doris Jean. You can choose to unsubscribe at any time. Here’s how to sign up for text OR email reminders: For TEXT reminders: text the message @teenevent to the number (607)281-6812; for EMAIL reminders: send a blank email to “teenevent@mail.remind101.com”.

Doris Jean Metzger, MLIS
Teen Services, Central Library, CCLD


Which is better…the book or the movie? April 13, 2011

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Eat, Pray, LoveRecently we created a display, at the Steele Memorial Library, of books that were subsequently made into movies.  Many examples come to mind, including older titles such as “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett (1930) and the film version of the same title which starred Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor (1941). Additionally, there are many contemporary titles such as the memoir “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia” by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006), adapted to the screen starring Julia Roberts (2010).

In the process of making lists and gathering books and DVDs for this display, we became involved in that age old debate “which is better the book or the movie?”  The popular consensus seems to be that the book is usually better than the movie.  What I’m hearing from this discussion is that the reading process enables the reader to appreciate the written words and engages their imagination.  Greater depth may be created within the written story and the characters can be envisioned with much more detail.

I think everyone has to agree that sometimes a great book can become an even greater movie.  The first title that comes to mind is “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell published in 1936.  The movie of 1939, featuring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, became a timeless classic.  There is also  “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien, a wonderful fantasy story written between 1937 and 1949, and published in 1954.  These books are the subject of various film versions, but the one that stands out, directed by Peter Jackson, was produced in three parts: “The Fellowship of the Ring (2001),” “The Two Towers (2002),” and “The Return of the King (2003).”  These films definitely bring the story and its intricate fantasy world to life!

Another part of this debate is stories that were better on the big screen than they were in print.  “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo (1969), was made into the film version in 1972, directed by Francis Coppola starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.  This film won many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Picture.  This film brought the book and its author greater popularity.

Meanwhile, the debate continues.  What are your thoughts, which do you think is better the book or the movie?

Connie Ogilvie, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

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