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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 »

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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        Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 2014 National Book Award Finalist, A New York Times Bestseller,  Best Books of 2014 One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... 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 »

Recommended Reading

Act of War by Brad Thor

 Act of War by Brad Thor After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem–no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. The ... 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 »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Astonish Me by Maggie ShipsteadHelping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend’s career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets. Cartwheel by Jennifer DeBoisWhen Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is ... Read More »