Adult Services Blog

  • If you liked the TV show Love Boat than you may like...

     
    The daughter of a wealthy bandit, Sophia Dawson once lost herself in the arms of Black Hawk, the most infamous pirate ever to command the high seas. But now, determined to put her sinful past behind her, she prepares to enter society as the bride of a well-born nobleman who knows nothing of her scandalous youth. All goes according to plan until her ex-lover--now a respectable sea captain but just as handsome and dangerous as ever--appears and once again tempts her with desire.
     
    When Dorie Anderson meets a cute guy, she becomes a huge klutz. But one phone call has turned her dead-end dating life into an adventure: she's won a trip on a singles' cruise to Fiji. On board, she soon meets pro baseball player Andy, and the ship's hunky French doctor. She's sure she'll fall head-over-heels in no time. Unfortunately, she's right: soon, she trips over her luggage right in front of them. Mortifying. But a bigger disaster is just on the horizon. Dorie finds a man murdered in his bunk the same night a storm wrecks the ship, stranding everyone on a deserted shore. It'd be a perfect setting for romance-if it weren't for the fact that there's a killer among them
     
    After her mother died, vivacious Katey Tyler fled her dull Connecticut town, hoping to meet her relatives in England and find adventure and romance on a grand tour of Europe. She had no idea that her life-changing travels would have both in spades, as well as danger and intrigue, when she catches the eye of ship owner Boyd Anderson and inadvertently stumbles upon a high-stakes kidnapping. When Sir Anthony Malory's young daughter is abducted from London's Hyde Park, her kidnapper mistakenly sends the ransom note to the home of Sir Anthony's brother, James. With James and his wife, Georgina, in the Caribbean, the demands are received by their houseguest, Georgina's youngest brother, Boyd Anderson. Searching for the girl with Anthony, the notoriously hot-headed American sea captain fully intends to make the foolhardy villain pay. But he hardly expects to find exquisite Katey Tyler, recently a passenger on his ship, at the center of the plot! Little does Katey realize that in having caught the attention of Boyd Anderson, and in meeting up with the Malorys, she's about to experience more excitement than the typical young lady encounters on a grand tour, and her life will never be dull again. A multitude of surprises await Katey, from the startling truth about her mother's early life to the lengths a man will go to win the affections of a lady who has every reason to despise him, but who can't resist the seductive, impassioned love he has to offer her.
    Lt. Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs have gone back in time to eleventh-century Norselands on a search-and-destroy mission, but when they find they've landed in the middle of a sanctuary-filled with women-well, hoo-yah! Their plans are put on hold, much to the distress of Hilda, the head of the sanctuary. At first resistant to Torolf's pursuits, she soon succumbs to his passionate advances. But with victory in sight for Torolf, Hilda must face the fact that their love may not survive the test of time. Source: amazon.com
     
    A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship.
     
    The roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa, steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal. Captain Barbossa kidnaps the governor's beautiful daughter, Elizabeth. In a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl, Elizabeth's childhood friend Will Turner joins forces with Jack. What Will doesn't know is that a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead.
    Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner Titanic.-MA

     

  • February is National Bird-Feeding Month

    Birds bring a welcome dash of color, flash of motion, and splash of sound into our lives, particularly in winter. But this also is one of the most difficult seasons for birds to survive in the wild in much of North America. This national event was created to advance and publicize the wild bird feeding and watching hobby.

  • Tango Dance Program

     Learn the steps of Argentine Tango as you interpret the music in group choreographies in line dancing on three Wednesday evenings 02/15, 03/14, and 04/18 from 7-8:30 P.M.

    Learn to interpret this enchanting music as a line dance as you move gracefully on the dance floor while improving your balance and posture, acquiring intense mind/body coordination, and regaining flexibility while doing low-impact movements. (No partner needed) Program is limited to 30 people. Space is limited. Registration is required. Participants will need to sign a liability form which will be provided. Wearing comfortable clothing and gym shoes are recommended. The three sessions are not progressive. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions to enjoy this program. - MA

    The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

     

  • Book Review - The Book of Clouds by John A. Day c 2003

    Dr. Day provides in The Book on Clouds a quick ready photographic reference on clouds. Clouds are defined as a collection of visible ice crystals or water droplets. He explains cloud composition, how clouds form, affect the planet and how weather can be predicted by observing them.

    Dr. Day held a PH.D in cloud physics. He was a retired professor at Linfield College in Oregon who taught physics and meteorology. Dr. Day passed away on June 21, 2008 at the age of 95. His website www.cloudman.com lists the books he has written which include: The Science of Weather, Climate and Weather, Field Guide to the Atmosphere, and First Guide to Clouds and Weather.

    There is a chart that includes color photos of clouds placed into six groups based on their type and elevation. The clouds’ names and their corresponding page numbers are listed.

    The main body of the book contains color photos of various cloud types. Next to the photos are listed their group, name, elevation, stability, buoyancy, moisture content, temperature, lift ability and precipitation type.

    Some types of clouds included are: cumulus, stratus which can form fog, mist that forms over water is referred to as sea smoke, and cirrus is wispy. Precipitation clouds include: stratocumulus, alto stratocumulus, altocumulus and cumulonimbus. Day describes mist, drizzle and hail. Day discusses optical cloud effects such as rainbows, halos, sundogs, sun pillars, coronas, rays, aurora borealis, flashes, sunrises and sunsets.

    A modest historical background of Luke Howard the man who named the clouds is included along with how the clouds came to be classified.

    Storm clouds are discussed as well as types of storms including thunder and hail, tornadoes and tropical storms. Weather prediction is explained involving the sun, land, and sea and how they affect one another and interact. Day mentions ten cloud conditions used to predict the weather.

    The book contains a glossary and an index but not a bibliography. The book has attractive color photos and is a manageable size. The Book of Clouds serves as a quick ready reference for the adult lay person including teens and tweens to identify and look at clouds to view for pleasure and to learn to predict the weather. This book may peak someone’s interest to further study clouds and meteorology.

    Similar books may include:

    Peterson's First Guide to Clouds and Weather by John A. Day, Vincent J. Schaefer c 1991

    The cloudspotter's guide : the science, history and culture of clouds by Gavin Pretor-Pinney ; chapter illustrations by Bill Sanderson c 2006

    The cloud book : how to understand the skies by Richard Hamblyn c 2008 - MA

     

  • Oscar-worthy reads

    Several of the recent Oscar nominees began life as novels.  You still have time to read a few before the awards are announced on February 26th.

  • Inside Writing and Publishing 2012

    It's that time of year again! This year, Glenside is hosting local author Joelle Charboneau on Thursday, February 16 at 7 P.M.  She will share tricks of the trade in understanding and overcoming rejection. Check out the rest of program offerings for Inside Writing and Publishing 2012.

     

  • Winter thrills

    If this winter has been too mild for you, you'll find lots of snow and cold in these thrilling winter tales.

  • Chocolate 101 Program

    Chocolatier Kevin Roblee presents a Choco-licious happy hour on Tuesday, February 7 from 7-8 P.M. with scrumptious dipping items into his unique and irresistible chocolate sauces. Kevin’s sauces, flavorings and powdered mixes will be available for purchase at the event and are sold under the Kokku – Distinctive Gourmet brand. Registration is required. Program is limited to 70 people. - MA

    The program is FREE and open to the public. See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions

    or register online at www.glensidepld.org.

  • Movie - Sat., January 28 @ 2 PM

    See and enjoy the 2011 PG-13 rated sci-fi thriller starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, and Kyle Chandler that is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg on Saturday, January 28 at 2 P.M.

    The movie is abouta group of friends in a small Ohio town that witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. The local Deputy tries to uncover the truth and discovers something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. - MA

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