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Canvas Detroit by Julie Pincus & Nichole Christian

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Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit. Canvas Detroit captures hundreds of pieces of artwork in many forms-including large-scale and small-scale murals, sculptures, portraits, light projections, wearable art, and installations (made with wood, glass, living plants, fiber, and fabric). ... 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 »

Classic Films featuring Lauren Bacall

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Midwest Tape, the library’s source for films, audiobooks and music, has a lovely tribute to the late Lauren Bacall.  For the full article click here. It was on the set of To Have and Have Not that Bacall met Bogie. The two married in 1945 and remained so until Bogart’s death in 1957. In addition to being husband and wife, ... Read More »

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend.  This documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane. Read More »