The author of the self-published picture book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep promises that it will put your children to sleep, and many tired parents are willing to try anything. Swedish psychologist Carol-Johan Frossen Ehrlin wrote The Rabbit …Read More
Felicia Day has made a name for herself within “geek” culture as an actress on favorite TV shows like Buffy and Supernatural, as well as lesser known cult favorites like The Guild and Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog. This week she …Read More
When next at Eisenhower, stop for a minute to take a look at the detailed miniatures of Sandy Dumalski. They’ll be on display in the lobby until the end of August.…Read More
Like last week’s recommended band, Veruca Salt, this week’s band released a new record after nearly 20 years apart. The members of the Swedish hard-core quartet Refused put aside their differences for a reunion tour, ultimately leading to the …Read More
Check out Arms and the Dudes and learn about a stoner trio’s unlikely success with foreign arms dealing before it comes to the big screen next spring. Arms and the Dudes is based on Rolling Stone reporter Guy Lawson’s research …Read More
After about 17 years of changing line-ups, the original members of mid-90’s, Chicago rockers, Veruca Salt have come together with “hatchets buried, axes exhumed” to release a new album. Called “unabashedly decade-specific” by NPR’s Katie Presley, Ghost Notes sound like …Read More
The first chapter of Go Set a Watchman, the first novel published by Harper Lee since To Kill A Mockingbird is available to read online now! Get on the list to borrow the book, set to be released …Read More
Recording the life and career of perhaps our finest documentary photographer, the latest entry in PBS’ American Masters series is a fascinating documentary. In it, we see Lange develop from a portrait artist to someone on the road photographing the …Read More
When Hitler launched his war he didn’t merely launch one of tanks and planes, he also launched one of ideas. With Mein Kampf he began a campaign called total war, designed to take over not just the city and the …Read More
The Library of Congress has appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States. Herrera is the son of migrant farm workers from Mexico, and has a wide range of poetry from his reflections on his …Read More
Recently, the online magazine, BuzzFeed asked its readers to offer suggestion of great, underrated books. The list contains many international best sellers, a couple of books adapted into movies, and even a Nobel Prize winner or two, so I’m not …Read More
Jason Segel will star as David Foster Wallace in the biopic coming out at the end of July. Wallace was a highly acclaimed writer that took his life in 2008. He gave a very popular commencement speech at Kenyon College …Read More
Mental_Floss magazine recently published a list of Famous Authors’ Favorite Books.
Ray Bradbury (one of my favorites) placed Moby Dick and the collected essays of George Bernard Shaw among his favorites. George R.R. Martin recommended Station Eleven as one …Read More
Poor Bjorn, all he wants is a little peace and quiet. All he wants is to be as productive as possible. Why do his co-workers at The Authority have to be so messy and chatty? Then one day Bjorn discovers …Read More
This Oscar-nominated biopic brings us inside the life of Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist and cosmologist.
While a graduate student at Cambridge University, Hawking begins to experience difficulty controlling his extremities before ultimately being diagnosed with ALS, the motor-neuron disease commonly …Read More
Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, The Hundred-Foot Journey tells its coming-of-age story from the perspective of a young Indian man named Hassan.
He and his family leave the U.K in search of a new life. When …Read More
“Did anyone really know their child? Your child was a little stranger, constantly changing, disappearing and reintroducing himself to you. New personality traits could appear overnight.”
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty takes place on the Pirriwee Peninsula in Australia …Read More
Rear Window meets Gone Girl. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is voyeuristic like Rear Window, with an unreliable narrator like Gone Girl; this psychological thriller is a page turner!
Every day, as Rachel takes …Read More
Amid the gritty decay of modern Detroit, reality falls away as grotesque half-human bodies and dream-like street art consume the city. While Detective Gabrielle Versado tries to contain the chaos, her personal life comes undone as her daughter flirts with …Read More
Look for Academy Award Contest entry forms at the Answers Desk. Check off your selections from this year’s nominees. Entries with the most correct answers will be eligible to win prizes. In the event of a tie, prizes will be …Read More
When at the library this month, be sure to stop in the lobby for a few moments to take in the display of Southeast Asian shadow puppets created by artist Siew Lian Lim. With her use of recycled materials such …Read More
Today the Librarian of Congress announced the 2014 additions to the National Film Registry, a list of films deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” that are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. These films are not selected as …Read More
This fantasy tale is filled with literary and poetic references.
Grad student Nora stumbles through a gateway to another world and is trapped by a race of people called the Faitoren. Magician Aruendiel rescues he and becomes her protector and …Read More
Naomi Klein has a fresh take on climate change that doesn’t have anything to do with switching out your light bulbs. Klein is changing the nature of the conversation by arguing that capitalism is to blame for climate change, not …Read More