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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Media for Moms

Recently, April S of the Toledo Public Library posted a blog story on Movies for Mother’s Day. I love how she reminiscences about watching movies every Sunday afternoon with her own mother.

More importantly, I like the idea of giving your mother time together watching a great flick rather than just buying her a DVD for this Mother’s Day. Not to mention that it’s a great way to promote Mother’s Day-worthy movies from a library’s perspective: don’t buy a movie; check one out from your local library and watch it with your mom.

Here are the movies for Mother’s Day that April S lists:
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
Yours, Mine and Ours
The Blind Side
Terms of Endearment
Steel Magnolias
Mrs. Miniver

I thought I’d add to this list, and detail some great albums and audiobooks to enjoy with mom—maybe while on a road trip or while spring cleaning! Be sure to recommend these great listens to your patrons eager to enjoy this weekend with their moms.

Carole King, Tapestry
Eva Cassidy, Simply Eva
Annie Lennox, The Annie Lennox Collection
Jessie J, Who You Are
Mamma Mia Soundtrack
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
Sarah McLachlan, Surfacing
Adele, 21
Natasha Bedingfield, Pocketful of Sunshine

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
Blood, Bones, & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Are there any other CDs, DVDs, or audiobooks you recommend for moms?

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