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Deep Down Dark

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    The initial selection of the NPR Morning Edition Book Club, selected by author/bookseller Ann Patchett. The mind-boggling story of 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 10 weeks. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Tobar  spins a gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion, of the 2010 story that made international headlines for weeks… An electrifying, empathetic work of ... Read More »

Oscar Night at the Library

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      Mark your calendars now — Oscar Night at the Library returns!  Jason Buchanan, film critic for All Movie Guide and TVGuide.com will show film clips and critique this years Oscar nominees on Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Woods Branch.  Register on the online calendar for this popular program. Visit the Oscars website for more information on this ... Read More »

4th Monday Book Group

The 4th Monday Book Discussion group at the Woods Branch will meet on January 26, 1:30 p.m. to discuss The Signature of all Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Gilbert, in supreme command of her material, effortlessly invokes the questing spirit of the nineteenth century, when amateur explorers, naturalists, and enthusiasts were making major contributions to progress. Beautifully written and imbued with ... Read More »

Best Book Lists

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Forget naughty or nice, it is that time of year for lists of the best books of the year!  These are great sources for your own reading pleasure, for gift giving, for your upcoming book discussion selections, and so forth.  So dig in!  The NPR Book Concierge app lets you pick and choose your way through 2014’s great reads.  The ... Read More »

Capitol Park by Jack Dempsey

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                Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit by Jack Dempsey. Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state’s first governor is buried. It’s the birthplace of democracy in Michigan, an Underground Railroad site, a streetcar and transit hub. Once a symbol of the city’s late twentieth-century decay, it is ... Read More »

Delicious by Ruth Reichl

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Delicious! by Ruth Reichl Working as a public relations hotline consultant for a once-prestigious culinary magazine, Billie Breslin unexpectedly enters a world of New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors while reading World War II letters exchanged between a plucky twelve-year-old and James Beard.   Author Ruth Reichl is known for her scrumptiously honest memoirs (Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with ... Read More »

Five Came Back by Mark Harris

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Five Came Back: a Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens — to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.   Read More »