Gobble, Gobble…


Happy (day before) Thanksgiving, Bits and Bramblers! Yep, it’s that time of year again—time for the Macy’s Day Parade, football, turkey, cranberries, pie, and going to bed early so you can get to the stores at exactly 3:00 a.m. to start shopping. Or not. Maybe you’d rather stay in bed, then get up and eat some more pie. (Personally, I’m all for the “sleeping in and eating pie” plan.)

And now, it’s time for a little (day before) Thanksgiving entertainment. First off, my very favorite Thanksgiving YouTube video. I can’t get over how much I love those little Bric-a-Bracs with celebrity voices. So click play and watch Christopher Walken, John Madden, and Owen Wilson teach you all about the First Thanksgiving! (Kind of!)
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As you can see, it’s important to be as historically accurate as possible when talking about the first Thanksgiving. If not, suddenly the aliens were making pie for the Pilgrims, and the Indians were looking for ways to defeat Zombies. Don’t believe me? Then check out M/RCPL’s very own Puppet Posse with their take on the first Thanksgiving. But beware, this video contains several cute and cuddly puppets. Watch at your own risk…
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HAVE A VERY SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING, BITS AND BRAMBLERS…FULL OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, FUN, AND FOOD!



Watch It Now: Family Ties


Hey Bits and Bramblers! You know how we keep telling you about books that we love (that you can get here at the library, because we want you to READ THEM NOW?!) Well, we’re starting a new series of posts here, highlighting some of our made-of-awesome AV materials—because we want you to WATCH THEM NOW!

…Like Family Ties. You should head to the library, check it out, and WATCH IT NOW. It was a very big show in the 1980’s. In fact, it was the show that made Michael J. Fox a star (even before Back to the Future!)

Just in case you don’t know much about the show, it was all about the Keaton Family, who lived in Columbus, Ohio (no joke! They always cheered for Ohio State, and they shopped at Lazarus.) Steven and Elyse Keaton were flower children in the 60’s, before finishing college and having three kids: Mallory (who’s obsessed with fashion,) Jennifer (who’s a tomboy,) and Alex P. Keaton (who…is a young Republican, and obsessed with Ronald Regan.) As you can tell, there might be a liiiiiiiitle conflict between Alex and his parents (but it’s good conflict. The “wacky good time” kind of conflict.)

So…what are you waiting for? Now that cold weather is coming, head to the library, check out Family Ties on DVD. Then head home, pop some popcorn, and WATCH IT NOW! Oh…and did I mention it had a really cool theme song? It had a really cool theme song. Sha-la-la-laaaaaa!
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