Taking a cue from metallic makeup trends, silver and platinum hair is having a cross–generational moment this spring. Beauty expert Lorraine Massey offers advice for maintaining gorgeous texture and color in her newest book Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine.Read More
Curtis Sittenfeld has spun a career out of characters who observe much and understand less.Read More
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1:00 PM.
Our Classic Film Series continues with The Twelve Chairs.Read More
When a human heart is found inside the bones and guts of a hoaxed sea monster carcass on the shore of Scotland's famous Loch Ness, small-town detective Annie Redford is assigned to investigate.Read More
Friday, May 25, 2018, 3:30 PM.
Every month, residents of Central Baptist Village meet in the Craft Room to discuss a book chosen by our Outreach Librarian. This month we're reading I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman.Read More
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 1:00 PM.
Our Classic Film Series continues with Stalag 17.Read More
"The African buffalo is among the largest species of ruminants; an adult male can weigh up to 1000 kilograms. African buffalo eat mostly grass, which can be hard to digest and must be consumed in huge quantities to provide enough energy to power such a large animal. Similar to cows, they have four stomach chambers, therefore they produce large quantities of farts."Read More
In Batman: Gotham by Gaslight it’s Jack the Ripper vs. the world’s greatest detective in a battle of wits and strength.Read More
"Frank likes being a spider. He likes making beautiful webs..."Read More
I picked up Local Flavor imagining it was one of these books that lists a bunch of places to visit in the Chicago area. You've probably seen the type. On one page is a picture of a quirky landmark and on the facing page, a few paragraphs tell you why it's worth a trip. A good example is 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss. I like these books.Read More
Shirley Jackson is probably best known for her short story The Lottery, an unsettling tale of life in a small east coast town. Her signature blend of darkness laced with pieces of humor shows too in We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House.Read More
Since the Pulitzers expanded to include music in the 1940s, the award has only ever been given to classical or jazz composers and artists. This year the selection board broke that tradition and awarded the Pulitzer Prize to rapper Kendrick Lamar for his hip hop masterpiece, DAMN calling it "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."Read More
It was not until after her death this past January that I finally picked up one of Ursula K. Le Guin’s books.Read More
According to Reuters, Milos Forman, the Czech-born film director who found fame in Hollywood with the Oscar-winning classics One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, died at the age of 86.Read More
Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list.Read More
Life. How did it come into being? What does it mean? A group of astronauts from all over Earth working on the International Space Station have made it their mission to find the answer.Read More
Friday, May 11, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
We're keeping the library open after hours just for teens. Bring your friends, to watch a movie, eat some pizza, and make a craft. This month, watch Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley welcome home their long lost Uncle Fester in the Addams Family movie then make your own juggling balls and learn some juggling basics.Read More
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1:00 PM.
Our Classic Film Series continues with Once Upon a Time in the West.Read More
Wednesday, May 09, 2018, 1:30 PM.
Every month The Page to Screen Club watches a movie and discusses the book from which it was adapted.Read More
In the middle of a crowded restaurant, a man is murdered. Three blasts from a shotgun and no one sees or hears anything. "One second everything is fine; next second there’s a dead guy messy on the floor with a shotgun next to him and blood spreading out and all the nice people freaking out and throwing up." Must have been magic.Read More
In The Atavast Magazine, Jon Mooallem wrote an unbelievable, but true, story. This is the gist of it: In 1910 there was a meat shortage. The American frontier was all discovered and cattle ranching land was already being ranched. So a Louisiana Congressman named Robert Broussard came up with an idea to make swamps and bayous usable for raising meat animals, specifically hippos. That's right, Hippos. Remember, this is a true story. The American Hippo Bill failed to pass by a single vote.Read More
I've seen 2001: A Space Odyssey several times but only once on the big screen.Read More
April 02 - 16, 2018.
Big Library Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time. It’s a worldwide digital book club.Read More
Monday, May 07, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 PM.
This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Driving Miss Norma by Tim Bauerschmidt.Read More