February 25, 2016 | SuzyQ
February 23, 2016 | Patton
Umberto Eco, the Italian author and scholar most know for his 1980 book turned movie "The Name of the Rose," passed away at the age of 84 in Milan, Italy on February 19th, 2016. We have a number of his fiction and nonfiction titles available as well as the 1986 film adaptation starring Sean Connery.
Investigating the deaths of two monks, a visiting brother discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith.
Simone Simonini-- a secret agent and killer filled with hate-- weaves together the problems of tumultuous nineteenth-century Europe into vast conspiracies, and meanwhile he realizes that he is suffering from a split personality, calling himself both a captain and a priest. (Also available in audiobook format)
February 23, 2016 | hathawaym
If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 12 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more. A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.
*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.
February 22, 2016 | jonesw
Love the classics? Try a modern retelling of one of your favorites.
February 22, 2016 | SuzyQ
February 22, 2016 | SuzyQ
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed - forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
Explores the life and career of tennis player Althea Gibson, who overcame obstacles in the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
February 19, 2016 | jonesw
If you loved Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, check out one of these titles today.
When Lauren and Ryan's marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes. Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren's ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?
Sixteen year old Hazel, who has cancer, meets Augustus at a kids-with-cancer support group and as they fall in love they both wonder how they will be remembered.
Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went wrong. Everything was going smoothly. Ok, she had a slightly rubbish job working for the council and she hadn't seen her best friend Emma in god knows how long, but she'd been working up to proposing to Paul for months. This. Was. It. But with one annoying little 'beep beep', Delia's life is turned upside down and rather than stick around and commit GBH by punching her cheating scumbag boyfriend (who still wants to be with her) in the chops, she decides the best thing to do would be get some head space and leave for London. But a new city is never going to be the answer, and with a dodgy new job in media PR, where a suspicious yet devastatingly handsome journalist seems to be sniffing around and endangering her job, Delia can't run forever. Where did the old Delia go? And can she get her back?.
February 18, 2016 | jonesw
Examines the life and career of pop singer Amy Winehouse.
Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A BAND CALLED DEATH chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.
Portrait of the artist as a young man. In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubador, spends three weeks in England.
A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 American concert tour and a concert at Altamont Speedway where security guards killed an audience member. Includes appearances by Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
February 18, 2016 | jonesw
Actress Tina Fey recounts her life, sharing how she managed to fulfill her dream of one day becoming a comedian on television and discussing her childhood, marriage, career, and views on beauty, politics, motherhood, and relationships.
"A deeply funny and bittersweet memoir of having grown up in an eccentric family of faded wealth and gentility (think shades of Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums) in which the father's failed dreams of being a writer put the family in the poor-house, drove the mother to weepy alcoholism, and provided Jeanne with a highly unusual approach to life--and a wicked sense of humor"--.
February 15, 2016 | SuzyQ
Betty & Coretta [videodisc] by produced by Yves Simoneau and Jacqueline Lavoie ; written by Shem Bitterman and Ron Hutchinson ; directed by Yves Simoneau
The butler by a Weinstein Company release and presentation of a Lura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, and Pam Williams Productions ; produced by Pam Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay, Danny Strong
42 [videodisc]: the Jackie Robinson story by Warner Bors. Pictures ; Legendary Picture Funding ; director and writer, Brian Helgeland ; producer, Thomas Tull
Fruitvale Station by produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker ; written and directed by Ryan Coogler
Ghosts of Mississippi [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment