I’m addicted to tales of survival, whether real or fiction, that show the power of the human spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles and challenges and live to fight another day. Here are some of my favorites: Real Life Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them by John [...]
The Octavo is a powerful form of divination which can be used to change the world, and the seekers who use the Octavo to foretell a significant event can experience great success or complete ruin.
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Heavily influenced by powerful literary icon Edith Wharton, Jennie Fields has written a book that takes readers on an adventure back to the Gilded Age. In her novel The Age of Desire, Fields weaves Wharton’s actual correspondence into her fictionalized story. Watch the video below to see what Kathy and Diana liked and disliked about [...]
In recognition of American Indian Heritage Month, I want to share the art of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell with you. We’ll take a closer look at her sculpture called “Laughing at the Ducks”, which is part of the library’s permanent art collection. Then we’ll hit the road to see examples of her work in museums in Kansas City and Denver.
Errol Flynn was one of the most popular Hollywood stars of the 1930s and 1940s. Revisit his amazing career with this sampling of his greatest hits.
Remember an old movie you wish you could see again? Or, an old movie you never saw but wish you had? Or better yet, an old movie you really want a friend or loved one to watch with you, so you can see their reaction to it? That’s probably as good a definition of a [...]
Crafts are a wonderful creative outlet and a source for inexpensive gifts that allow you to share your creativity with friends, relatives and total strangers. Find out how inspiration can strike at the library.
Fifteen years after traveling to the Shaolin Temple in China and training with the monks who invented the art of kung fu, Matthew Polly’s weakness for Chinese takeout had taken its toll. His new book, Tapped Out chronicles his redeeming two-year journey through the sport of mixed martial arts. Marvin Auditorium 101AB, Fri Nov 16 [...]
The 157th infantry in the 45th division during World War II saw 511 days of combat and was part of some of the fiercest fighting with numerous casualties. This infantry began the war with the landings on the beaches of Italy, continued into France, which then led them into Germany and the Dachau Concentration Camp where they liberated the few survivors. The story of the 157th is filled with both tragedy and triumph and cannot be separated from the lives of the men who fought so bravely, yet even with so many heroes…
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865) creates a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The characters are familiar; the logic and literary nonsense are highly influential to other genres. Discuss at the library on Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C