Monday, February 21, 2011

And the Oscar for Best Library Display Table Goes To...

With the Academy Awards set to air this Sunday, February 27th, why not do a display table at your library honoring all things Oscar – fashion, food, past nominees and winners? I like using materials that show patrons how several nominated movies are based on books, since the studios seem to "forget" to mention that while campaigning for the Oscar (an example of Hollywood's snub to the book author happened last year when Up In the Air author Walter Kirn wasn’t offered tickets to the ceremony, even with all the nominations!)

Here are some of my top picks, with where they are located in the library:

1. The complete book of Oscar fashion : Variety's 75 years of glamour on the red carpet / Reeve Chace 791.43026 CHACE
2. Murder at the Academy Awards : a red carpet murder mystery / Joan Rivers MYS RIVERS
3. The real Oscar: the story behind the Academy Awards / by Peter H. Brown 791.43 BROWN
4. Made for each other: fashion and the Academy Awards / Bronwyn Cosgrave 391 COSGRAVE
5. For Your Consideration DVD 1638 COMEDY
6. Coraline J FIC GAIMAN and DVD 2594 CHILD/FAMILY
7. Up in the air / Walter Kirn FIC KIRN
8. The Blind Side / 921 OHER
9. Food Inc. DVD 2781 DOCUMENTARY
10. Julie & Julia Book 641.5 POWELL and DVD 2831 COMEDY
11. Slumdog millionaire: a novel / Vikas Swarup FIC SWARUP and DVD 2528 DRAMA and CD 969 SOUND TRACK
12. No country for old men / Cormac McCarthy FIC MCCARTHY and DVD 2012 DRAMA
13. A beautiful mind: a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994 / Sylvia Nasar 921 and NASH VIDEO 6164 DRAMA
14. The English patient : a novel / by Michael Ondaatje FIC ONDAATJE
15. Forrest Gump / Winston Groom FIC GROOM
16. Schindler's list / Thomas Keneally FIC KENEALLY
17. The silence of the lambs / Thomas Harris FIC HARRIS and DVD 2552 THRILLER
18. Dances with wolves / Michael Blake FIC BLAKE and VIDEO 1420 DRAMA and CD 463 SOUND TRACK
19. Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy / Alfred Uhry 812 UHRY and VIDEO 637 COMEDY