Adult News, Reviews & Information

  • Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:18pm

    Thursday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as we welcome author Craig Darch discusses his book,  From Brooklyn to the Olympics, whichfollows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s–’40s to his selection as head coach for United States track and field for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The book describes how a Jewish kid from Brighton Beach, New York, followed his dream to become the head track and field coach at Auburn University for twenty-eight years. Rosen coached seven Olympians and 143 All-Americans and guided Auburn’s track and field team to four consecutive SEC Conference indoor championships. The book details Rosen’s coaching career during the turbulent era of the 1950s and ’60s. Lively vignettes highlight Auburn sports history, Alabama history, Jews in the South, and the Olympics. A book signing will follow; books will be available for purchase.

  • Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:42pm

    B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014), suffered from malaria, typhoid, and tuberculosis. as a child The constant state of poor health and poverty began to take its toll.  To maintain physical and mental health, he studied yoga at the age of 16. His strength increased over time.

    After years of study, practice and teaching, he catalogued yoga poses and arranged them in different ways as to meet the specific needs of the practitioner. Practicing every day, even after retiring at the age of 90, he could still stand on his head and balance for more than 30 minutes

    Regarded as the “Father of Modern Yoga”, and credited with bringing the discipline of yoga to the West, he became known worldwide. His published works have been translated into 19 languages and Iyenar Yoga is used in over 70 countries. With an emphasis of proper form, timing, and sequence, plus the incorporation of props, Iyengar revolutionized the practice of yoga.

    If you are interested in Iyengar Yoga and yoga practice, here are some titles of interest:

    Yoga : the path to holistic health by B. K. S. Iyengar

    This bestseller is the only illustrated practical Iyengar yoga guide written by the master himself. B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health is the complete, authoritative teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar for mind, body, and health. It is suitable for every level of ability, age, and physical conditions.


    Yoga: the Greater Tradition by David Frawley

    As yoga continues to grow in popularity as a modern exercise and fitness movement, it is important to take notice of the greater spiritual tradition that forms its core. This book sheds light on the greater tradition and teachings of yoga, providing readers with an important approach to the practice that can harmonize their existence both individually and collectively. Yoga provides all students with a new appreciation of their dicipline's universe.


    Yoga: the Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillnessby Erich Schiffmann

    From the yoga master featured in the bestselling Yoga Mind and Body videos with Ali McGraw comes an introduction to Hatha Yoga, complete with step-by-step instructions and meditation techniques.


    Breath of the gods [HOOPLA] : a journey to the origins of modern yoga

    A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga. Yoga is known to go back to god Shiva, who perfected 8,4 million postures, according to Indian tradition. Far less known is the fact that yoga is at the same time an early 20th century-creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya, which is what this film is about. Krishnamacharya's life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director on his search for authentic yoga.


  • Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:50pm

    The Strain is the first book of a trilogy written by Guillermo del Toro and the basis of the sci-fi series The Strain on FX.  The concept was first envisioned for television; however no one was interested in picking it up. The idea expanded in to a book series co- written with Chuck Hogan, and later adapted into a 24 issue comic series by Dark Horse Comics.   

    FX aired it first season of The Strain the television series in 2013, and is currently in its second season. posted about a possible tie-in with the Dark Horse Comics' version of the series. 



    All of the following titles are available on our Overdrive Media Player, where you can download and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from your library, wherever you go. 


    The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

    The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1) A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.


    The Fall (The Strain Trilogy #2) by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

    The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain has taken over New York City. It is spreading across the country and soon, the world. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Center for Disease Control’s team—leads a small band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late. With the future of the world in the balance, Eph and his courageous team, guided by the brilliant former professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and exterminator Vasiliy Fet, must combat a terror whose ultimate plan is more terrible than anyone first imagined—a fate worse than annihilation


    The Night Eternal  (The Strain Trilogy #3) by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

    It's been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master—an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters—Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It's their job to overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans