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At the Captiva Library: Funny Frog Trivia

April 5, 2012
Ann Bradley , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Kids can learn fun facts about frogs by playing Funny Frog Trivia April 3-13 at the Captiva Memorial Library. When you visit the library you can complete a trivia game or a puzzle about frogs. Library resources are here to help you find the answers to the game and puzzle all at your own pace. Bring your friends and join the fun!

New stories about departed celebrities are available at the library:

Marilyn Monroe: Murder at Five Helena Drive by Keya Morgan

"A noted scholar, historian, producer, writer, director, and entrepreneur, Keya Morgan first appeared on CNN as a child business prodigy at age 11, and has since lent his expertise to clients that comprise dozens of the world's most famous people and prestigious institutions. These include the White House, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stanford University, and the Louvre Museum in Paris. A native New Yorker, Keya first developed a deep and abiding interest in Marilyn Monroe during the mid-1990s, thanks partly to his friendship with her third husband Arthur Miller and later her first husband James Dougherty. At the one and only Marilyn Monroe estate auction, held by Christie's on October 27, 1999, Keya Morgan bought hundreds of items, including much of Marilyn's private library, with many personally inscribed books. He now possesses the largest Monroe collection in the world, as well as large portions of the estates of her second husband Joe DiMaggio and close friend Marlon Brando. Additionally, Keya Morgan owns the world's largest collections of both Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln manuscripts, artifacts, and original photographs, many of which have been featured in numerous documentaries, books, newspapers, and magazines, including the cover of Time on no less than three occasions. Today, items from the Keya Morgan Collection are continually on exhibit at the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and the White House. A voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), Keya has worked very closely with Michael Jackson, Buzz Aldrin, Al Pacino, and dozens of other high-profile celebrities...Currently, Keya Morgan is producing and directing the highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe: Murder On Fifth Helena Drive, a documentary which has so far been reported on in 189 countries around the globe. He lives in New York City." *

Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice by Alisa Statman and Brie Tate

"The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious Manson family rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries and bestselling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical peace, love and understanding, this incident is one that still resonates with millions today. Yet while this crime left an indelible mark on society's consciousness, it was, first and foremost, a shattering personal tragedy for those closest to Sharon, the loving family left to cope with the emotional devastation of her loss. Now, after nearly forty years, their story is finally revealed. Compiled by close family friend Alisa Statman and Sharon's niece Brie Tate draws on a wealth of material including interviews with the Tates, personal letters, tape recordings, home movies, public interviews, private journals, and official documents to provide a powerful, poignant, and affecting four-decade, three-generation memoir of crime and punishment, anguish and hope, rage and love, that is both a chronicle of death and a celebration of life. Extending beyond all previous accountsthe most revealing, riveting, and emotionally raw account not just of these heinous murders, the hunt and capture of the killers and the behind-the-scenes drama of their trials, but of the torment victims' families endure for years in the wake of such senseless violence. Tate family members set the record straight, correcting media misinformation and delving well beyond the official storyline to provide information, much of it available for the first time. Intimate, honest, and heartfeltTold from the Tate's extraordinary perspective Restless Souls offers a rare glimpse at the post-trauma survival of a family and their journey to find justice and ultimately, peace, a glimpse that couldn't be more timely as Charles Manson comes up for parole again in 2012." *

Jackie After O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and Rediscovered Her Dreams by Tina Cassidy

"Defined in the public eye by her two high-profile marriages, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis faced a personal crossroads on the eve of 1975. Her relationship with Aristotle Onassis was crumbling while his health was rapidly declining. Her children were nearing adulthood, soon to leave her with an empty nest. Both death and scandal were about to strike yet again. But 1975 would also be a time of incredible growth and personal renaissance for Jackie, the year in which she reinvented herself and rediscovered talents and passions she had set aside for her roles as wife and mother Acclaimed author and journalist Tina Cassidy explores this prolific yet incredibly daunting year in the life of Jacqueline Onassis, including her part in the campaign to preserve Grand Central Terminal in New York City; her pursuit of a real career, in the editorial department of Viking Press; the death of her second husband and her fraught relationship with his surviving daughter; and the London bombing that almost took her own daughter's lifenew information from archives and original interviews, and reveals intimate stories about the projects and interests of Jackie's earlier years that would lay the foundation for her life beginning in 1975, from an internship at Vogue to her meticulous restoration of the White House when she was First Ladyan exciting and original portrayal of the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis through the lens of one remarkable year, a time of reinvention both personal and public, as she shook the world's expectations and pursued her dreams in middle age." *

Eisenhower: the White House Years by Jim Newton

"Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew. Belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief, Eisenhower ground down Joseph McCarthy, stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, and turned an $8 billion deficit in 1953 into a $500 million surplus in 1960. The President Eisenhower of popular imagination is a benign figure, armed with a putter, a winning smile, and little else. The Eisenhower of veteran journalist Jim Newton's rendering is shrewd, sentimental, and tempestuous. Admired as a general, he was a champion of peace. In Korea and Vietnam, in Quemoy and Berlin, his generals urged him to wage nuclear war. Time and again he considered the idea and rejected it. And it was Eisenhower who appointed the liberal justices Earl Warren and William Brennan and who then called in the military to enforce desegregation in the schools." *

*book jacket/publisher description

 
 

 

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