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Award-Winning Films


The Film Award Season is Here! The Oscar nominees and winners are listed here. The Golden Globe nominees and winners for movies are listed here and television are listed here. The SAG nominees and winners are here. Oscar Night at the Library returns this year on Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Woods Branch.  Jason Buchanan, film critic for All Movie ... Read More »

Leaving Before the Rains Come


Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller. Fuller, author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, has written a new memoir of her life in America and the painful disintegration of her marriage.  Well-loved for her colorful memoirs of an African childhood with complicated, unorthodox parents, Fuller writes of  her struggles with ... Read More »

The Oscars


The Award Season continues…Oscar nominees were announced today.  Winners will be announced on February 22.  Links to the library catalog will be added as we are able to purchase the movie titles.  Oscar Night at the Library is February 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Woods Branch. BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand ... Read More »

Golden Globe Nominees & Winners – Movies


Best Motion Picture – Drama Boyhood WINNER Foxcatcher The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Julianne Moore – Still Alice  WINNER Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon – Wild Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything Jennifer Aniston – Cake Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Eddie Redmayne – ... Read More »

West of Sunset


West of Sunset  by Stewart O’Nan Focusing on the last years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life, when he was depleted both mentally and physically from overwork and too much drink, O’Nan, in understated prose, renders a heartbreaking portrait of an artist soldiering on in the face of personal and professional ruin.  …O’Nan’s convincing characterization of a man burdened by guilt ... Read More »

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. How to transform your clutter into spaces of serenity and inspiration.  The London Times has deemed author Marie Kondo “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”   Read More »

The Girl on the Train


  The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins “A wicked thriller, cleverly done.”  Booklist “Even the most astute readers will be in for a shock as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of love and obsession’s inescapable links to violence.”  Kirkus “The kind of slippery, thrilling read that only comes around every few years (see Gone Girl.)” ... Read More »

SAG Nominees & Winners for Movies & Television


The Screen Actors Guild announce their winners January 25.  Links will be updated as the library acquires more titles. How many have you seen?  Movies coming soon… Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Birdman - WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The Theory of Everything   Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading ... Read More »

Newspapers Online


Access in the Library or from Home The Detroit News - Full text of online edition from 1999. Click on America’s News, then Michigan. (Library card required for access outside library.) The Grosse Pointe News Archive - From 1940. The Grosse Pointe Times – From January 2002. Click on America’s News, then Michigan. (Library card required for access outside library.) Info Trac Newsstand - Full ... Read More »