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Summer films

Movie theaters across the country are just starting to open up again, but if you’re still social distancing, the Warsaw Community Public Library can meet all your film needs. Below are three that might be of interest.

“Above Suspicion” is a film based on the true-crime book by Joe Sharkey. It is the story of one of the most notorious crimes in FBI history. This gritty crime-thriller stars…

Feel Good Books

In a world that is rapidly changing, we as people need positivity to keep us going. Below are a few new books on the bestseller list that are sure to help us maintain a positive attitude.

 “Out of Many, One” by George W Bush brings together full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside inspiring stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing…

Graphic Novels

Where print media is slowly dying, the appeal and art of comic books remain strong. Since they first rose to popularity in the 1930s, comics have been a staple of the literary landscape. They were once considered an indulgence for children, a cheap, meaningless entertainment meant to be grown out of. However, these days, more people are realizing the rich potential found within the pages of a fantastic…

True crime

If you are addicted to all things true crime, you have probably already binged shows like Making a Murderer or Mindhunter. Truman Capote's true crime book “In Cold Blood”, published in 1966, details a brutal quadruple murder in small town Kansas. An instant success, the book launched the true crime genre that today consists of thousands of titles, television shows, films and even podcasts. Disturbing…

A Woman is no Man by Etaf Rum

This novel is set in old Muslim culture in which women have no rights and no right to question the world around them or their situation simply due to the fact that they are female.
 
The Islamic Quran teaches that the father is the head of the household, but the mother is stronger as she is expected to carry…

American Daughter book review

This memoir in the same vein as "The Glass Castle" is about a woman who struggled out of a terrible childhood to live a successful life, but ends being drawn back into her past, not by her own choice, but by her mother.  She tries to deal with all of the feelings that revisiting her past brings up and also tries unsuccessfully to hold her mother accountable.  

Scary Films for Halloween

While the horror genre has often been pushed aside in cinema for its campy and formulaic tendencies, there’s a reason real horror movies haven’t met their demise. The films below are intended to give you a scare.

 “Ready or Not” is about a bride named Grace (Samara Weaving) who marries into a wealthy, eccentric family, where tradition dictates that all new family members have to take part…

Films that changed the way we see movies

 

Over the years there have been spectacular movies that have been produced that changed the way we see films. Here is a sampling of some of the films that did just that.

“The Wizard of Oz” is the quintessential movie experience: a young girl, lost in a fantasy world, suddenly alive with color and vibrance, accompanied by animals, heroes, and friends. Dorothy is haunted by a fearful…

New Summer Films currently available

Here are some great new movies available at the Warsaw Community Public Library.

“The Invisible Man” is unbearably tense, thematically rich and is a fresh take on a 123-year-old story. The film proves an old classic can get dusted off to be a completely relevant and timely thriller for a new generation.

When Cecilia's (Elisabeth Moss) abusive ex Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen),…

New Titles

“The Summer of Weird Harold,” by Eric Walker Williams is about Twelve-year-old Kayla Minnix who loves the swamp on the far side of the lake in the little place where she lives. A place where the sun always shines, the water stays warm all year and your neighbors want to kill you!? Two creepy neighbors and a string of near-fatal accidents have her convinced someone's out to scare her family into…

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