movie rating guide

Summer is coming and that means movies.  Lots of movies come out in the summer and your kids will most likely want to go and see at least one or two over their vacation.  The real problem is you don’t know (until it’s far too late sometimes)  what exactly is in these movies, despite the MPAA ratings.   Here are a couple of websites that are dedicated to helping parents rate movies based on their content for things like violence, nudity, substance abuse and profanity: Kids In Mind and Common Sense Media.

Common Sense Media also reviews games, TV shows, apps, websites, books and music.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog to keep up with all the great stuff we have going on at FTPL! Such as our new Summer page with loads of information with our summer programs!  Also, remember that we have a wide selection of movies here at the library available for checkout- you can even search by movie genre when you click on the Catalog Search button on our homepage.

 

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Have you checked our our new Summer at the Library page?

It’s your go-to source for summer reading lists by grade, our summer reading program where you can win great prizes, and our summer concert series!  Go watch a video of the band playing, register for the concerts of your choice, sign up and log your summer reading (Starting June 15th, get ready!) for kids, teen and adults, and check out this year’s summer reading titles and place holds all from one convenient location.

A link is also below the Events/News/What to Read tabs on our homepage!

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Don’t miss out on all the great classes and events FTPL offers!  Join our “Happenings at FTPL” biweekly newsletter that highlights all the things you don’t want to miss out on.

Go to  our webpage, www.franklintwp.org, then click on “Newsletters” in the dark blue banner to the right of our logo.  A pop up window will appear, and “Happenings at FTPL” is the top selection.  After filling in your email and selecting the newsletters you’re interested in, click the dark blue “Subscribe” button at the bottom and you’re done!  If those were slightly confusing instructions, look at the graphics below.  Red arrows are next to the required fields.

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Two of our staffers read this book, and they loved it.  It has secret societies, an unsolvable puzzle (supposedly), and characters you’ll absolutely adore.  Once you get involved in Clay’s story, you won’t want to put it down.  We definitely recommend this winner of the Alex Award, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.   A perfect summer read, or something to help distract you from the fact that no, it’s not vacation time yet for you, check it out from the Library today!  We have it in regular and large type.

“The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.”– Taken from Amazon.com

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog to keep up with all the great stuff we have going on at FTPL!  Like our new Summer page!