Zoey’s Favorite Songs of 2017

I decided to put together a small Spotify playlist inspired by NPR’s article, “The 100 Best Songs of 2017.” I tried not to include more than one song from each artist and/or album, but I simply could not help myself with Paramore and Imagine Dragons.

Albums and artists included in this playlist are:
After Laughter by Paramore
Harry Styles by Harry Styles
Evolve by Imagine Dragons
Divide by Ed Sheeran
Synthesis by Evanescence
One More Light by Linkin Park
Melodrama by Lorde
Younger Now by Miley Cyrus
Rainbow by Kesha
Echosmith
Selena Gomez
Zayn Malik
Sia

Honorable mentions:
On the playlist, I could not include:
“HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar
“Hard Feelings/Loveless” by Lorde
“Red Bone” by Childish Gambino
and “1-800-273-8355” by Logic
On the playlist, I also included a YouTuber by the name of dodie. Unfortunately, we do not have her CDs in the library, but you can check out her songs on Spotify and on YouTube.

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New Releases 12/12

Movies
Detroit
The Trip to Spain
All Saints
Viceroy’s House
Home Again
Wolf Warrior II
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Medeas
England is Mine
Bad Lucky Goat
The Unknown Girl
Ma’ Rosa
Secrets of the Shining Knight
General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait
Unsupersize Us

T.V. Series
Game of Thrones, Season 7
George Gently, Series 8
Fuller House, Season 2
Zoo, Season 3
Death in Paradise, Season 6
Father Brown, Season 5
A Chef’s Life, Season 5
The Strain, Season 4

Music
What Makes You Country by Luke Bryan
The Greatest Showman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Multimedia Roundup: Top Titles of 2017

Here are the most popular Multimedia titles checked out at Chester County Library and the Henrietta Hankin Branch this year!*

DVDs1
Moana
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sully
The Girl on the Train

Adult Books on CD
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Adult Music CDsblue-and-lonesome
25 by Adele
Blue & Lonesome by The Rolling Stones
Now That’s What I Call Music! 60
1989 by Taylor Swift
Now That’s What I Call Music! 59

eBooks
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttGoldfinch
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

eAudiobooks
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
1984 by George Orwell

 

 

*Source: http://chescolibraries.org/news/most-popular-titles-2017

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New Releases 12/5

Movies
American Assassin
On Wings of Eagles
The Sound
Happy Hour
Death Dive to Saturn
Knights Templar: Rise and Fall
Nature- H is for Hawk: A New Chapter
Trophy
Born Strong

T.V. Series
Doc Martin, Series 8
Midsomer Murders: John Barnaby’s First Class
One Day at a Time, The Complete Series
Dickensian
Fargo, Season 3

Music
From a Room: Volume 2 by Chris Stapleton
The Good Parts by Andy Grammer
War & Leisure by Miguel
Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me by Gregory Porter
Songs of Experience by U2
Versatile by Van Morrison

Audiobooks
Count to Ten by James Patterson & Ashwin Sanghi
The Demon Crown by James Rollins

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New Releases 11/28

Movies
Logan Lucky
Tulip Fever
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
1 Buck
Rememory
Girl in the Box
I Do — Until I Don’t
M.F.A.
Smithsonian: The Real Jesus of Nazareth
The Defiant Ones

T.V. Series
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Audiobooks
Past Perfect by Danielle Steel

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New Releases 11/21

Movies
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Good Time
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Birth of the Dragon
Leap!
Mully
From the Land of the Moon
The Nile Hilton Incident
Lemon
Beach Rats
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
High School Lover
Crown Heights
One Last Heist
After Love
Jungle
A Year in Space and Beyond a Year in Space
California Typewriter
Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
Vermeer, Beyond Time
My Journey Through French Cinema
Black is the Color

T.V. Series
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXIX
The Fall, Series 3
The Librarians, Season 3
Red Dwarf XII

Music
Luv is Rage 2 by Lil Uzi Vert
The Rest of Our Life by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
I Knew You When by Bob Segar
Lambs & Lions by Chase Rice
Fake Nudes by Barenaked Ladies
If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples
Rest by Charlotte Gainsbourg
I Fall in Love Too Easily by Katharine McPhee

Audiobooks
Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford
End Game by David Baldacci
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson
NPR American Chronicles: The Americans

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Jamie’s Staff Picks for November

Big Little Liesbig little lies

I love the fact that this is a miniseries and I am kind of hoping that they do not make a second season, as is rumored (though I’m sure I would watch anyway). Since it’s based on a book and the “first” season completely covers the material, there’s a concrete beginning, middle and end. No need to mess with something so perfect as this! The plot is enticing, and you will find yourself theorizing on the various mysteries going on amongst the children and parents of Otter Bay Elementary. The acting is fantastic; Nicole Kidman got a lot of attention for the series, but I found Reese Witherspoon’s Madeline to be the most compelling. The Monterey scenery with its beautiful bay views from these women’s luxury homes will make you want to get up and move there immediately (if only we could all afford it). The best part about this series, however, is the soundtrack and the innovative way the music is integrated into the action of the show. This was definitely one of my favorite TV shows of 2017.

The Ocean at the End of the Laneocean at the end of the lane.jpg
by Neil Gaiman

A fantastical and somewhat terrifying allegory for childhood. A small boy finds magic, wonder, and terror all contained within the country lane on which he lives. The story reminded me so much of how big a world the street that I lived on seemed as a child and the endless possibilities for adventure and discovery that my neighbors and I found there. I found myself believing that the narrator was truthful about what had happened to him, but at the same time… maybe it was just an elaborately imagined tale to cope with different things going on in his life, something that he convinced himself was real? Each scenario is somehow plausible, and the dual possibilities make the text even more interesting. I don’t think this story is extremely scary, but don’t be fooled by the fact that the protagonist is seven years old. This does not preclude him from danger, even from those who are supposed to protect him. A great tale for dark and cold winter!

Also available as an ebook and eaudiobook on OverDrive and Libby.

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New Releases 11/14

Movies
Kedi
Atomic Blonde
Wind River
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Christmas in the Heartland
Unlocked
Indiscretion
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain
Brigsby Bear
The Secret Scripture
Birthright: A War Story
Train Driver’s Diary
The Student
Whose Streets?
Eclipse Over America
Fallen
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Hamilton: Building America
Atheist America

T.V. Series
Rake, Series 4
Preacher, Season 2
24: Legacy, Season 1

Music
What If Nothing by Walk the Moon
A Brand New Me by Aretha Franklin & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Audiobooks
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Strange Weather by Joe Hill

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Murder on the Orient Express Book to Movie Event

Calling all book and movie lovers! Join us at the Movie Tavern at Main Street in Exton on Tuesday, November 14th for the 6:30 showing of Murder on the Orient Express. We’ll have a discussion after the movie for anyone interested in discussing and comparing details from the book and movie.

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New Releases 11/7

Movies
Cars 3
The Glass Castle
Slamma Jamma
Ingrid Goes West
The Journey
The Limehouse Golem
Killing Ground
Literally, Right Before Aaron
The Show
A Date for Mad Mary
Te Ata
Served Like a Girl
The Weight of Honor
Freeway: Crack in the System
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
In Pursuit of Silence
The Settlers

T.V. Series
Westworld, Season 1
Poldark, Season 3
The Crown, Season 1
19-2, Season 4
The Good Karma Hospital, Series 1
Family Guy, Season 15

Music
Unapologetically by Kelsea Ballerini
Lee Brice by Lee Brice
Texoma Shore by Blake Shelton
Red Pill Blues by Maroon 5
Heartbreak on a Full Moon by Chris Brown
Sweet Southern Sugar by Kid Rock
Honestly by Lalah Hathaway
Wild and Reckless by Blitzen Trapper
Just the Beginning by Grace Vanderwaal
All Your Fault Pt. 2 by Bebe Rexha
Glasshouse by Jessie Ware

Audiobooks
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury
Every Breath You Take by Marry Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Sisters First by Barbara Pierce Bush & Jenna Bush Hager
Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely
What Unites Us by Dan Rather

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