Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Time To Celebrate a Little Celtic Music

Barnyard Banshees
Left to right: Ralph Suechting (guitar), Dean Langby (cello and fiddle), Alice Langby (bodhran and vocals), Leah Langby (flute and whistle), Olivia Langby (fiddle and vocals). Romeo the llama....... he hums!

~Special Performance~

@ the Colfax Public Library
Thursday March 11, 2010 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Come join us and take pleasure in a night of Celtic and old-time fiddle tunes. This family ensemble guarantees to get your toes tapping to their upbeat Celtic jigs.

The family group includes eleven year old Alice, who plays the bodhran (Irish drum) and also sings. Her older sister Olivia, the fiddle champ, will blow your socks off with her fine fiddle talents. The adults in the band fill in with fiddle, flute, whistle, cello and guitar. It’s guaranteed to be a fun night of music.

No registration required and the event is free. For more information call the library @ 962-4334 or email:

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Must Read

Hi, Jenny here....I guess it has been awhile since my last book review, not that I haven't been reading some great books, just haven't taken the time to write down my thoughts. Out of all the books I've read these past months, Bloodroot was the best and I highly recommend it as a must read for 2010.

If you are looking for a book that will stick with you, this is the one. First time novelist Amy Greene weaves a fascinating story of one Appalachian family that spans decades. The book unfolds like a living scrapbook, penned all in first person using the voices of each different character to write on the hearts of readers the ethereal joys, sorrows and intimate decisions of each person.

I am intrigued with the authors ability to breathe life into each character and give them their own distinctive voice. The story language of this book is like a slow brewed and savored drink that once drunk, becomes a part of you.

Click here to reserve your copy.

"Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, Bloodroot is a stunning fiction debut about legacies - of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss - that haunt one family across the generations, from the Great Depression to today." (taken from the publishers description)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

They Claim It's Easy To Use

The library is considering purchasing a Digital Camcorder, however, I've been hearing a lot of good things about this Flip Cam. Supposedly, this little video device is simple and easy to use.
After doing a Google search, the Flip Cam is available in 60 or 120 minutes of recording time. Prices range from $149.99 to $299.
Does anyone currently own a Flip Cam? Is it really that easy to use?