School is back in session. It reminds me of the good old days when we had to deal with crushes, bullies, state championships, rogue cheerleaders, detentions, vampires, and alien teachers. That’s right, I’m talking about Hollywood’s portrayals of high school. Movies about high school, realistic or not, are huge pop culture phenomenons because they speak […]
Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (34:14), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode – Time Travel books and movies — what are your favorites? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Starting this week, library card holders will receive our connectnow magazine in the mail. This makes planning your time at the library more convenient and helps you become a walking encyclopedia of library activities and news. Keep an eye out for your copy. At-home deliver isn’t the only change to our bimonthly magazine. It’s now […]
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (52:47) with Lissa Staley and Thad Hartman. Julie Nelson returns to to talk about true crime books. Daniel Fogt shares reading and viewing tips to get ready for the upcoming summer blockbuster movies. Carrie Cumming promotes the movie series at the library. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
This summer, spend some time at the capitol building like you never have before. This is date night done cheap! Grab a blanket and cuddle up for a six-movie series provided in conjunction with Summerfest 2011 and the Kansas sesquicentennial.
The legendary Elizabeth Taylor has died, and Hollywood’s golden era has passed with her. If you’d like to know more about her life as a woman, actress, and star, try the biography “Elizabeth” by J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Water for Elephants isn’t the only movie based on a book that will be opening in the next couple of months. Read on to see what else to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater. This list is gleaned from information gathered from […]
When you’re looking for information, inspiration and entertainment that’s environmentally friendly–the library is the place to go. Not only do we have what you need but it’s one of the best ways to recycle.
On February 27th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present their annual awards, the Oscars. Here is the list of winners for Best Picture. 1927-1927 Wings 1928-1929 The Broadway Melody 1929-1930 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930-1931 Cimarron 1931-1932 Grand Hotel 1932-1933 Cavalcade 1934 It Happened One Night 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 1936 The Great Ziegfeld 1937 The Life […]
If you ever thought, and I’m sure you do, that being a parent is hard; imagine doing it with multiple personality disorder, otherwise known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). In Season One of United States of Tara actress Toni Collette illuminates the bizarre home life of Tara Gregson, a woman with three clearly defined personalities […]
Doubt is a fascinating movie that takes us into the complicated world of human relationships, interactions, and assumptions. It is set in a Catholic Parish in 1964 and revolves around a young priest, Father Flynn, who is portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, his new ideas, and his relationships with his students and the nuns who teach and […]