Friday, October 05, 2012

Three Supreme Flicks and Two Supreme Series

DVD

The Dictator starring Supreme Leader Aladeen.  Supreme Leader Aladeen protects his nation from democracy.

The Avengers starring [lots of people].  Supreme super heroes protect the nation from aliens or something.

Dawn of the Dragonslayer starring [more people].  Supreme orphan protects nation from dragons.

TV Series

Strike Back: season one starring [even more people].  Supremely disgraced soldiers protect the nation from terrorists.

Boardwalk Empire: second season starring [yes, more people].  Supreme mobster protects his gambling business from the police and rivals.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Casual Cat Died Again

AudioBook on CD

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.  15 CDs at 18 hours.  I was listening ti BBC news yesterday and there was a conversation guessing what reader reactions would be to this, Rowling's first adult novel.  Especially since the novel has sex scenes. Phooey, her work was already popular with adults.

Fiction

What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart.  We have a saying in my house, "Cats are evil."  Okay, I have that saying in my house and the others say, "Aww, he's [one of two cats] is so cute and lovey."

The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde.  Fjords?  New Zealand has those.

NonFiction

America Again: re-becoming the greatness we never weren't by Stephen Colbert.  3-D photos in color.  3-D glasses to go with.  Great, libraries loooove it when little extra things like glasses and cards are added to books and have to be tracked.  We really love it when we have to bill people for losing those pieces.  We really, really love it when people contest those bills.  Because of that I'm not going to worry if the little cardboard and plastic glasses go missing.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Nothing New. Here Is A Photo.

Photo

The Black Hawk War of 1932 was brief.  In may of 1832 Chief Black Hawk led his tribe of Sac and Fox from Iowa back to Illinois and Wisconsin to the land that was ceded in an 1802 treated.  The U.S. sent troops after the tribe and pursued them across Wisconsin.  A battle at the Wisconsin River in July and a slaughter at the Mississippi River in August of 1832 ended the war.  The band's retreat included passage through present-day Lake Mills.

There are several books about Black Hawk and the war including 2007's Black Hawk: the battle for the heart of America by Kerry Trask.

This marker is in the Northwest corner of Commons Park across the street from the library.  You can see the library in the upper left corner.

Black Hawk War marker in Commons Park