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  • Posted on 03/08/2012 - 5:33pm

    TitleRelease Date
    King of Devil's Island3/6/2012
    The Women On The 6th Floor3/13/2012
    Amor En Transito3/20/2012
    The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo3/20/2012
    The Sitter3/20/2012
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy3/20/2012
    A Dangerous Method3/27/2012
    Bicycle Bride3/27/2012
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close3/27/2012
    Romantics Anonymous3/27/2012

  • Posted on 03/07/2012 - 10:11am

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    What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank is a compilation of stories chronicling what it means to be Jewish from both the Orthodox and secular vantage points.  The stories cover a wide range of experiences - from Israeli settlers to Holocaust victims to modern day secularists in southern Florida.  Nathan Englander knows what he's talking about too.  He grew up as a 4th generation modern Orthodox Jewish American  on Long Island.  His mother was stereotypically overprotective, he attended a religious day school, and he experienced anti-Semitism first-hand.  His life experiences, including living in Israel as a young man, color his take on what it means to be Jewish. 

    Nathan Englander is an amazing storyteller and a master at the short story.  Despite their brevity, you'll end each story feeling deeply connected with the characters and invested in their lives.   These stories will entertain you, enrage you, and on occasion, take your breath away. 

    Interested in more?  Check out the Fresh Air interview.

  • Posted on 03/06/2012 - 11:47am

    Tickets are now on sale for the library's next After Hours Concert on Friday, March 30, 7 pm.  If you enjoy Motown to Cole Porter, you’ll love “Four Guys in Tuxes”.  These versatile vocalists and musicians will wow you with a wide range of toe tapping tunes taking requests from the audience to boot.  Take advantage of an opportunity for an inexpenisve evening “out on the town” close to home.  The After Hours Concert is held on the first floor with reserved seating, Starbucks coffee, dessert, and a complimentary glass of wine included. Tickets are $10 Must be 21+.

  • Posted on 03/05/2012 - 10:04am

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    “I imagined everything. I never thought it would happen,” writes Keith Richards in his memoir, Life. And the book is full of life and energy; it may take a few pages to get used to the informal, conversational style, but then the reading becomes effortless as you become absorbed in Richards’ story of his youth and his long life with the Rolling Stones. He writes about songwriting, working with Mick Jagger, touring and recording, and personal stories as well. Richards remembers far more than one might reasonably expect, and has a fresh, humorous, matter-of-fact tone throughout much of the book. At times poetic, at times funny, Life is an excellent read full of new material for Stones fans. The audiobook, narrated by Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley, is also excellent (it won the Audio Publishers Association’s Audiobook of the Year Award in 2011).