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21st Century’s Greatest Films

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BBC Culture surveyed film critics from around the world for their lists of the century’s greatest films since 2000.  Here’s the top 35, just about all available at GPPL.  How many have you seen?  Click here to see the full list and commentary.       Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) There Will ... Read More »

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

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Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance A Yale Law School graduate’s account of his traumatic hillbilly childhood and the plight of America’s angry white working class. “Americans call them hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash,” writes Vance, a biotech executive and National Review contributor. “I call them neighbors, friends, and family.” In ... Read More »

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gym community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other ... Read More »

Bill Cunningham New York

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Bill Cunningham New York New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died this week at age 87.  He was famous for pedaling around the streets of New York on his bicycle and capturing fashion on the street. This documentary of his life and work is well worth watching.   Read More »

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick An account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Read More »

Britt-Marie Was Here

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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, sixty-three-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children.  From the author of A Man Called Ove. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman” target=”blank” ]Peggy’s Picks[/button] Read More »

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

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Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss An art critic and an exiled Argentine painter on the run from his country’s violence are brought together by their individual tragedies, a small-town beauty, and a mysterious orphan boy who helps them rediscover what they have lost. Read More »

Suffragette

Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep Did you miss the screening of this new movie at the library last month? Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother ... Read More »

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington The role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health, and the science community’s recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep. Read More »

Oscars for 2015

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A select list of Oscar nominees.  Links will be updated as soon as the library is able to purchase dvds. BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Bryan Cranston – Trumbo Matt Damon -The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Michael Fassbender – Steve ... Read More »