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On Display at Clarkston - Deep Archive: On Display -- February 2009

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On Display -- February 2009

Featured Web Sites
Valentine's Day

The following articles address both sets of guys: they offer survival guides for every guy, whether he's single, married, or somewhere in between, solid advice on successful gift-giving, great ideas for romantic getaways, and even how-tos on meeting and scoring single women on Valentine's Day.

Better Homes and Gardens
Valentine's Day

Make Valentine's Day extra special with pretty centerpieces, homemade cards, and romantic recipes.

Brownielocks and the Three Bears
Valentine Poems for Children and Adults

A collection of light verse of the type printed on traditional Valentines.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

The Color of Love
M & Ms introduced a new product for Valentine's Day 2009, all green, milk chocolate candies, with the cute little, Ms. Green as the spokescharacter. This web site also featured a contest, and a flash animation of "The Green Mystique." A decade later, Ms. Green is still going strong though she no longer receives top billing. Note: Ms. Green inspired the logo for this display. This page now asks for your age, though I'm not sure why, since it is not illegal for children to read about candy.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Party 411
Valentine's Day Party Planning Guide

Valentine's Day is a day for gifts, cards and candy hearts. It's also a day for parties. I mean is there a month that is more of a drag than February? It’s still winter, football season is over, spring hasn’t arrived. Yuck! So why not have a Valentine’s Day party to improve your spirits!

The Quote Garden
Welcome to, a personal collection of favorite quotes and sayings - inspirational, funny, thought-provoking, motivational, famous, literary.

Romance Class
Basics of St. Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day only comes once each year - but the love, passion and romance described can be enjoyed every day. Make a commitment to try something romantic at least once a week!
A Valentine's Day for All to Love

Star chef's mouth watering recipes for aphrodesiacs and other Valentine's Day dishes. Remember tastes vary, and these recipes feature everything from chocolate to stinky cheeses. Note: there are twelve volumes of Valentine's Day cuisine from which to choose.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Webb, Michael
Classic Love and Romance Poems

Here is one of the web's largest selections of some of the most beloved and famous love poetry throughout the centuries. It is sorted by poet.

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Valentine's Day Logo featuring Ms. Green

Valentine's Day is the holiday of love, romance, and fun. Here is a display featuring romantic reading; inspirational quotes about love, romance, and marriage; and helpful, holiday web sites.

Romantic Reading

Allende, Isabel. Zorro: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
Call Number: PQ8098.1 .L54 .Z4613 2005.

Allende's lively retelling of the Zorro legend reads as effortlessly as the hero himself might slice his trademark "Z" on the wall with a flash of his sword.
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Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004.
Call Number: PR4304 .P7 2004.

A delightful mix of irony, humour, and... of course... romance, this is one of Jane Austen's most popular novels.

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre New York: Macmillan, 1962.
Call Number: PR4167 .J3 1962.

One of the world’s most beloved novels, Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance, mystery, and suspense.

Crew, Cheryl Howard. In the Face of Jinn. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Call Number: PS3603 .R49 .I5 2005.

When her sister disappears during a silk-buying trip to India, American importer Christine Shepherd challenges government bureaucracy while disguising herself as an Islamic woman.

Hutchisson, James M. Poe. Jackson, MS: University Press of M ississippi, 2005.
Call Number: PS2631 .H88 2005.

Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American original--- a luminous literary theorist, an erratic genius, and an analyst of human obsession and compulsion par excellence. The scope of his literary achievements and the dramatic character of Poe's life have drawn readers and critics to him in droves.

Rice, Anne. Interview with a Vampire: The First Book in the Vampire Chronicles. New York: Knopf, 1992.
Call Number: PS2568 .I265 .I58 1992.

In the now-classic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience.

Staggs, Sam. Staggs, Sam. When Blanche Met Brando: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcar Named Desire." New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Call Number: PS3545 .I5365 .S83 2005.

Opinionated, revealing, constantly entertaining account of the birth and growth of Tennessee Williams's most famous play. In the form we now know it, A Streetcar Named Desire, suggests Staggs (Close Up on Sunset Boulevard, 2002), blends Katherine Anne Porteresque Southern gothic, Samuel Beckettian nihilism and Cole Porterish camp.

Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina: A Novel in Eight Parts. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
Call Number: PG3366 .A6 2002.

In 1872 the mistress of a neighbouring landowner threw herself under a train at a station near Tolstoy's home. This gave Tolstoy the starting point he needed for composing what many believe to be the greatest novel ever written. In writing Anna Karenina he moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding, the story of an aristocratic woman who brings ruin on herself.

Wiegle, Matt. Romeo & Juliet New York: Sparknotes, 2008.
Call Number: PN6727 .W45 .R66.

Shakespeare's tragic drama of the "star-crossed" young lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet is best remembered for the famous balcony scene. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are teenagers who fall deeply in love but their families are bitter enemies. They seize the moment and marry in secret, they make every effort to conceal their actions but these end in tragedy when Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio and Paris all die. The themes running through the play address the issues of the consequences of immature blind passion, hatred and prejudice.

Anna Karenina    Jane Eyre

Interview with a Vampire    Pride & Prejudice

Inspirational Quotations

When love is not madness, it is not love. ~~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed. ~~Nicolas de Chamfort

kisses are a better fate
than wisdom.
~~e.e. cummings

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~~ Albert Einstein

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ~~ Rose Franken

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it. ~~ Don Fraser

Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~~ Eva Gabor

I should like to see any kind of a man, distinguishable from a gorilla that some good and even pretty woman could not shape a husband out of.~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. ~~ Latin Proverb

We loved with a love that was more than love. ~~Edgar Allan Poe

We cannot really love anybody without whom we never laugh. ~~ Alice Reppler

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~~Rita Rudner

And, if love is blind, how come lingerie is so popular? ~~ Unknown

Love is like war, easy to begin, hard to end . ~~ Unknown

Plenty of love
Tons of kisses
Hope some day
To be your Mrs.

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet. ~~ Mae West

The Face of Jinn    Zorro: The Novel

When Blanche Met Brando

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