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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

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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 »

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 »

The Turner House

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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy A debut set in Detroit, with a family of 13 grown children and an aging East Side house.  From Flournoy’s website, a link to her recent New York Times op-ed on Detroit and her Dad. And here’s what Booklist had to say: *Starred Review* The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street on Detroit’s East Side ... Read More »

Star Wars Films at the Library

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  Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (DVD) 1999 Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (Blu-Ray) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and ... Read More »

Golden Globe Awards for 2015

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The nominations are in for the Golden Globe Awards for 2015.  We are adding the films to the library collection as soon as they are available for purchase on DVD.  The winners will be announced January 10.  Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes include television series.     BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA CAROL MAD MAX: FURY ROAD THE REVENANT  –  WINNER ... Read More »

The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

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The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills “Kyle Mills  picks up Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp without missing a beat and  dives right into a taut, suspenseful story of a traitor in the CIA who steals a wealth of sensitive documents. Mitch Rapp quickly tracks the traitor down and dispatches him—but the stolen data is out there, and starts turning ... Read More »

Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss

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Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »