Author, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron has passed away from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 71. Ephron directed eight feature films and was credited as screenwriter on more than a dozen. She earned three Oscar nominations for writing Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and Silkwood. Perhaps her best known novel was Heartburn which was based on her marriage to reporter Carl Bernstein. She began her career in the 1960s as a reporter for the New York Post , and in the 1970s wrote columns for the magazines Esquire and New York.
Faster: the acceleration of just about everything by James Gleick
Galileo's pendulum: from the rhythm of time to the making of matter by Roger G. Newton
The history of watches by David Thomspson ; photography by Saul Peckham
Classic African American gospel [sound recording] by from Smithsonian Folkways
Dust bowl ballads [sound recording] by Woody Guthrie
America over there [videodisc]: the United States in World War I, 1917-18 by United States of America War Office, United States of America Navy Department
The lost JFK tapes [videodisc]: the assassination by National Geographic ; produced by Tom Jennings Productions for National Geographic Channel
Copper Tom incorporates cool, sometimes arcane, rhythms into accessible songs. He draws inspiration from American roots music, including old time country, blues and roots rock and roll. He might even throw in a little New Orleans funk, Trinidadian calypso, reggae and some fun tales to boot. Join us on Wednesday, July 25 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we sing and dance to Copper Tom's eclectic music.
Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles
Chronos: how time shapes our universe by Etienne Klein ; translated by Glenn Burney
How it began: a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey
How to build a time machine by Paul Davies
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
The beauty and the sorrow: an intimate history of the First World War by Peter Englund ; translated by Peter Graves
Berlin diary: the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 by William L. Shirer ; with a new foreword by Gordon A. Craig
Blue-eyed child of fortune: the Civil War letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw by edited by Russell Duncan
Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission ; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain ; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]
Dispatches from the front: the American war correspondent by Nathaniel Lande
According to a statement by the Galapagos National Park Service, the last surviving Pinta Giant Tortoise has passed away, making the subspecies extinct. The age of "Lonesome George" was estimated at least 100 years. The cause of George's death is unknown, though advanced age is not likely: the 5-foot, 200-lb tortoise was expected to live well over 200 years.
Week 1 Question: Which building is now located where Julien’s Corner Market and Gas Station used to be (torn down in 1997)? Hint: It was located on Canton Center Road.
- A new question will be posted every week
- Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
- Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
- Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!
A night to remember by Walter Lord
Titanic survivor: the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters by Violet Jessop ; introduced, edited, and annotated by John Maxtone-Graham
Devils & Blue Dresses by Mitch Ryder. Detroit's own, Mitch Ryder will discuss and sign his autobiography on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00p.m. at Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI. Ryder will be interviewed by Martin Bandyke of Ann Arbor 107. A Question and Answer session will follow the interview. Copies of Devils and Blue Dresses will be available for purchase. The event is free, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact the Ypsilanti District Library.
Check out some of these fascinating stories that you probably never learned in history class:
American heroes: profiles of men and women who shaped early America by Edmund S. Morgan