Staff Picks

The Cove

In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan, behind a wall of barbed wire and "Keep Out” signs, lies a shocking secret. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins.

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Yeah Yeah Yeah's- It's Blitz

"The Yeah Yeah Yeahs still create great, compelling pop-rock, largely because of the way the songs themselves are organized, with conventional verse-chorus structures repeatedly eschewed

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Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare.

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Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"'Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast' is a reference to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass... The quote seemed perfect for the blog for a couple of reasons.

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Gnod

You might call it a search engine to find things you don't know about. Gnod recommends movies, music and books based on what you already like.

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Generation T : beyond fashion : 120 new ways to transform a t-shirt

The rallying cry is: Don't buy; DIY. The result is hip, imaginative, crafty, and very green.

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Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story

Life for JFK and Jackie was less than perfect...Still, Jackie's devastation was real; afterward, her love for his brother Bobby was equally genuine.

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Let the Right One In

Oskar is a 12-year-old outcast who is frequently picked on by his classmates. He dreams of getting his revenge, but he never stands up to the boys.

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Homer's Odyssey

Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever," never as playful or independent as other cats.

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Coraline

A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life.

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Mennonite In a Little Black Dress

A hilarious and moving memoir--in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron--about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.

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Hear Me Sign

Hear Me Sign will join HTFL in the Family Place Parent/Child Workshop this fall for the first time.

Amy Burns is the founder of, Hear Me Sign, a program that offers baby sign language classes to adults and children, ages birth-3. Amy is a certified special education teacher and sign language instructor. Amy has 3 years experience of professional teaching and has completed levels I and II of American Sign Language.

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MusicWorks

MusicWorks and HTFL have been collaborating for more than two years! We've worked together on the Family Place Parent/Child Workshop, storytimes, and afterschool sessions for elementary children.

MusicWorks, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) music therapy service provider, offers small group sessions for children and young adults (21 years plus) with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other challenges.

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Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

With guest spots from Scott Walker and Yeasayer, Bat For Lashes’ sophomore effort lands with simple poise.

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Little Bunny on the Move

"From here to there, a bunny goes where a bunny must." With its simple but philosophical prose and minimal yet striking illustration, this children's book weaves an enchanting tale of one small rabbit

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