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Classic Films featuring Lauren Bacall


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


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 »



        Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire…..he’s the man to solve the big crimes of Wyoming’s big sky country . Out of bestselling author Craig Johnson’s mystery novels strides Walt Longmire,  the charismatic and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County and the world-weary yet dedicated lead character of this spellbinding hit series. Starring : Robert Taylor.   Read More »

All is Lost

All is Lost

All is Lost Academy Award-nominated writer/director J.C. Chandor  takes the helm for this tense adventure drama about a man  who must fight for survival after being shipwrecked at sea. The boatsman, lying asleep below deck on his schooner, is suddenly jostled to consciousness by a horrifying crash. He discovers that a steel crate, floating in mid-ocean, has torn a gaping ... Read More »

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

One Summer: America 1927

One Summer : America 1927 The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous ... Read More »



Vera Two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice) stars in a British detective series based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves. DCI Vera Stanhope is a solitary, obsessed, caustic, brilliant investigator, and a bit disheveled; think female Columbo. Filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books. With David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, and Paul Ritter. Read More »

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

miss fisher

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Meet Phryne Fisher, our lady sleuth, as she sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920′s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood. Starring Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt. Read More »