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Boston Girl

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Boston Girl by Anita Diamant “Reading Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl is a bit like listening to an older relative tell stories at Thanksgiving—and that’s a good thing. Because Addie Baum, the book’s 85-year-old narrator (who is telling her tales to her college-age granddaughter throughout the book), is one entertaining older relative. The story Addie weaves is of her own ... Read More »

Leaving Before the Rains Come

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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

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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

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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 »

SAG Nominees & Winners for Movies & Television

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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 »

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 »

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 »