Jumanji Movie Marathon

Jumanji movie covers

Our JUMANJI MARATHON

JUMANJI

We first enjoyed Robin Williams and crew in the original Jumanji DVD Rated PG.

Robin Williams played Alan, Bonnie Hunt was Sarah, and Kirsten Dunst & Bradley Pierce were the unwitting children when all of them were swept into the game. The story is of a young boy who disappears for 26 years, and returns to his home amid total chaos and wonderful and terrifying adventures.

JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle

New Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan Rated PG 13 (stronger language)

Four teenagers in detention, all completely opposite in characteristics, and an old video game console in the basement. What could go wrong? SO many things!! I don’t want to warn you, just be ready!!

Keep your eyes open for the nuances that link the stories together.

JUMANJI: The Next Level

Same Cast as Jungle, Rated PG 13 again.

This story opens a short time later, but the game has changed, and the graphic continue to improve. I won’t give away the changes, but they are ”not in Kansas anymore”. You will need to be attentive to all the switches, and you will again find links and bridges to the other stories.

We highly recommend an evening of popcorn & Jumanji, chuckles and gasps (and sweaty palms) – and the drum beats go on!!!

– Beth, Mystery Buff BC

Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks

The library may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t access some great ebooks online! If you are a resident of Massachusetts, that means you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard and gain access to their ebooks online through the Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks collection! For more information on how to sign up, check out this link: https://www.bpl.org/ecard/

If you have any questions about how to sign up or download an ebook once you have signed up, please feel free to reach out to Boston Public Library staff or to us, the Brimfield Public Library! You can reach us on facebook, through our virtual Reference Desk, or by email at library@brimfieldma.org.

Virtual Reference Desk

Is your child researching something for school? Do you have a specific question that you can’t find an answer to? Have you been struggling to come up with the title of that Tom Hanks movie with ‘crying’ and ‘baseball’? Maybe we can help!

We have just launched our very own Virtual Help Desk. This help desk will be staffed M-F for a few hours each day. All you have to do is click this link and follow the directions. If we are not staffing the desk at the time you ask your question, you will be able to email us and we will answer as soon as we can: http://brimfieldpubliclibrary.com/reference-help/

Let us be the missing piece!

Check out our latest staff picks!

Looking for some book and movie recommendations from library staff and the Brimfield Library community? Check out our Staff Picks blog! We are posting new recommendations every week from library staff, trustees, friends, and book club members. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite among our latest picks.

Watership Down by Richard Adams

I decided that this was the time to introduce my kids to Watership Down via audiobook. The kids started their journey with the rabbits on Monday. It’s a hit. We all listen to it during breakfast before the kids zip off to homework and chores. This trustee gives it two thumbs up!

– Alyshia Jensen, Trustee

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

In this book, the first of a trilogy, we follow Kelsea Raleigh, a young princess, as she comes out of hiding in order to claim her throne. This might sound like a typical fantasy story featuring a spunky young princess, but it’s deeper (and darker) than you might expect. While definitely a fantasy novel, there are sci-fi elements too as we realize that Kelsea’s ancestors sailed to this new land to escape modern technology. The capital of her kingdom is called “New London,” a very familiar sounding name, so as you read the book, you wonder what happened in the past, and if this is really a dystopian novel after all.

Kelsea’s quest to retake the throne is not an easy one. A lot of people would prefer her dead. There is a lot of political intrigue in this novel, and a lot of violence, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Some have even compared it to Game of Thrones. I’m not sure I would go quite that far, but it’s definitely a great read and I recommend it. The mysteries, secrecy, and the fleshed-out characters will keep you wanting to read more.

– Anne, BPL

Hellstrom’s Hive by Frank Herbert

A mad entomolgist’s efforts to create a utopian society filled with members bred to sacrifice themselves for the survival of the collective hive has become the world’s greatest threat. The outside world becomes more and more suspicious over Dr. Hellstrom’s unusual farm and scientific studies, labeled as Project 40.

When agents are sent undercover to discover what might be happening at Hellstrom’s Farm but then disappear, the agency becomes highly alarmed. More agents are sent in but no one is prepared for discovery of the absolute abomination that Dr. Hellstrom’s Project 40 has become.

– Joanie, BPL

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

In the book, the author explores parenting, gender issues, unconditional love, and family all in one well-written book that I couldn’t put down!

When three-year-old Claude asks to wear a dress and refers to being a girl when he grows up, parents Rosie and Penn realize they are in a situation for which they are painfully unprepared. Doing everything they possibly can to support their child, Rosie and Penn help Claude transition into Poppy. She’s thrilled to be Poppy and blossoms into a happy, joyful child. Yet problems soon arise when keeping a secret as big as ‘Poppy’ becomes a secret that ends up keeping the entire family.

Frankel weaves a layered, complex, and rich story exploring themes of self-identity, self-loathing, and self-esteem in the transgender community. Highly Recommended! ~Rebecca, BPL

Blind Date With a Book!

For the month of February at the Brimfield Public Library, check out our surprise books wrapped in red. Read the profile on the cover and take a chance! Will your blind date be hot or not? Rate your date at the end and return it to let us know!