Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library’s movie collection. This month's movie will be Dunkirk. Allied troops stranded in the town of Dunkirk, France await rescue as overwhelming German forces surround them. 2017. Rated PG–13. 1h, 46m.
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. Place holds now to get on the top of the list when these books come out next month.
In Hillbilly Elegy, author J.D. Vance describes his childhood struggles of living in Middletown, Ohio, a town home to a white, working-class community. Vance’s father was mostly absent from his life, and although he still had his mother, she did not make his life any easier.
“We go downstairs and in the hall, he takes my coat from the cupboard and holds it open while I slip my arms into it. In the drive outside, he holds the car door for me and waits until I’m in. As he closes it behind me, I can’t help thinking it’s a shame he’s such a sadistic bastard, because he has wonderful manners.”