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My Favorite Show: The Cape

The Cape

Only 3 episodes have aired of the new show The Cape, but I am already hooked. If you've missed it, don't despair, you can watch full episodes online for free. Wrongly accused and presumed dead, Vince Farraday finds refuge within a circus of thieves who teach him an odd assortment of skills. He earns The Cape - a hooded cloak with stunning properties.

Very much rooted in the superhero genre, it has the flair of the early seasons of Heroes, the action of the BBC show Robin Hood and is blended with the humor of Firefly.

More Live Action Caped Crusader TV Shows:

Happy Birthday Rainn Wilson!

The Rocker

Rainn Wilson, born on January 20, 1966, is one of the stars of the TV show, The Office. He first achieved notoriety with his role on the HBO show, Six Feet Under. This funnyman is one of my favorite celebrities on Twitter, follow him at @rainnwilson.

Alex Award Winners Announced

Today the Young Adult Library Services Association announced the winners of the Alex Awards. The Alex Awards are given to ten adult books, both fiction and nonfiction, that also appeal to young adults and were published during the previous year.

The 2011 Alex Award winners are:

Amelia Earhart, Queen of Aviation

Amelia Earhart and Frederick G. Bonfils, Rh-173

January 11 marks the 76th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's historic solo Pacific flight. The documentary Where's Amelia Earhart? explores her disappearance years later, as does an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. Can you name the 3 actresses who have recently portrayed Ms. Earhart on the silver screen?

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. 

- Amelia Earhart

Stitch the World Together

Knit Hats

Sylvia Montoya, former owner of Posh, a Yarn Boutique, returns with "fiberlicious" ideas for knitting with purpose. She'll show you projects to make and tell you about some local organizations that accept them. Bring size 7 or 8 needles (double point or 16 inch) on Saturday, January 15 at 1 p.m. to the Bear Valley Branch Library and Sylvia will help you get started on a hat.

Some knitting books are all about making hats and caps. Next time you are in your Library, look for the call number 746.43204!

Legal Matters

At the reference desk, we are asked a wide range of interesting questions, some involving the law. 

How old do I need to be to legally ride a moped?
What are my rights if I am pulled over by the police?
My boyfriend is in jail. What do I do?
I need a will. Can you help me find a form?

Librarians can not give legal advice or counsel, but we can refer you to resources readily available to you.

The library's online legal resources and forms are immensely helpful. You can browse the Colorado Revised Statutes and even search for specific terms. You can find legal forms including leases, wills, affidavits, and much more. Whether you need help finding a lawyer, settling a landlord dispute or answering questions about citizenship and immigration, the library has resources to help you get started.

Around the World Trip

What do you do with an around the world plane ticket? Come find out how to plan such a big trip and see photos from the various destinations visited by Kevin Ward and Jennifer Speer on Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Planning your own adventure? Browse your local library's Travel section for all the latest travel guides from Frommer's, Fodor's, Lonely Planet, Let's Go, Eyewitness, Rick Steves and more! Can't afford a trip? Travel the world from your couch with a Travel DVD or memoir!

Around the World Voyage Memoirs:

Bromances

I Love You, Man

Female friendship has been celebrated in movies widely even before Beaches was a blockbuster, but it isn't until recently that male friendships also received the same cinematic treatment. Bromances celebrate the brotherly love and friendship between two men and are often hysterical!

Many of the films on this list are written, directed, and/or produced by Judd Apatow. I think it is safe to assume that he is quite the bromantic.

Film Classics for the Whole Family

Looking for a film your whole family will enjoy? The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together by Ty Burr gives lots of suggestions and talking points to introduce even the smallest child to film classics. Tired of watching the same Spongebob movie time and time again? Try one of these classic films!

Your Library Card: Your Ski Pass' Best Friend

Heading to the slopes this season? Whether you prefer the bunny hill or the black diamond, don't forget to stop at the library for free music to listen to during the drive, and books on how to improve your cruising and carving. At your local library, head to the nonfiction section and look for the call number 796.93!

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