Mooresville Public Library

Mooresville Public Library
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Our Children's Book Trailer Playlists

We have divided our children's book trailer playlists (on the MPL YouTube Channel) into two categories:  picture books and chapter books.  This should make these book trailers easier to browse.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Psychical Research in a Nutshell

New Psychic Frontiers: Your Key to New Worlds (1st ed.)
Walter Uphoff & Mary Jo Uphoff
Gerrards Cross, U.K. : Colin Smythe Ltd., 1975. 272 pp.
Includes index & bibliographical references

First published in 1975, this classic treatise, written by Walter Uphoff and Mary Jo Uphoff, is an outstanding introduction to 20th century psychic research. The book has an excellent bibliography and is extensively documented, so interested readers will find a wealth of reference materials for further investigation. The book flows easily, effortlessly transporting the reader through the various topics discussed. Beginning with a request to remain open-minded and reasonable, yet skeptical, the authors explore the full range of psychic phenomena (See topic list below for details). They further consider implications for religion and science and discuss how to conduct and teach psychic research. Many wonderful photographs and illustrations are included. Although Professor Uphoff was best known academically for his work in labor studies, he and his wife truly enjoyed researching and writing about psychic phenomena, as is readily discernible from this work. Interested readers should include this fine addition to their psychic studies library.

The book’s topics include: telepathy (including extra sensory perception, or ESP), clairaudience, clairvoyance, psychometry, mediumship, guides, trance, cross-correspondence, direct voice, precognition, chair tests, apparitions, ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, psychokinesis (i.e., telekinesis), materializations, psychic photography, skotography, recorded voices, apports, astral projection, out-of-body experiences, reincarnation, possession, psychic and spiritual healing, automatic writing and artwork, and “far out” (as the authors label it) areas such as astrology, dowsing, the heironymus machine, radiesthesia and radionics, UFOs, witchcraft, and paranormal music.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Trailer: The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells

Below is our book trailer for The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells.  First published in 1898, it was one of the earliest examples of "alien invasion" science fiction.

Our Ten Most Recent Book Trailers

The Library has been busy making live-action videos this Fall (Miss Michelle's early literacy vlog and MEG-A-RAE vlog), but we've also made a few book trailers.  It's a fun way to find good reads!  Below are our ten most recent book trailers.  Be sure to have your sound on, so you can hear the great soundtrack music.  Visit the MPL YouTube Channel to watch more book trailers, promo (or program) trailers, history videos, music videos, and more.

MPL Book Trailer #166
The Most Dangerous Game, by Richard Connell

MPL Book Trailer #165
The Man in the Picture: a Ghost Story, by Susan Hill

MPL Book Trailer #164
It's All About ME-ow, by Hudson Talbott

MPL Book Trailer #163
The Adventures of Leaf Man (A Short Fairy Tale), by Rebecca Shelley

MPL Book Trailer #162
The Trouble With Harry, by Jack Trevor Story

MPL Book Trailer #161
Rear Window & Other Stories, by Cornell Woolrich

MPL Book Trailer #160
The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

MPL Book Trailer #159
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

MPL Book Trailer #158
This Is It, by Alan Watts

MPL Book Trailer #157
The Sailor Dog, by Margaret Wise Brown