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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…

1917 Film Review by Jacob Shriner

Directed by Sam Mendes and starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, 1917 is a kinetic
cinematic experience immersing the audience in a relentlessly visceral journey that propels us through
the abject horror and occasional stark beauty of a single twenty-four hour period on the Western Front
at the height of the First World War. The film follows the efforts of two English infantrymen,…

Coming Soon!

Here are a few new titles coming soon to the library. If you'd like one of these titles Ask for them for curbside check out or if they aren't currently available ask a staff member to put the book on hold.

The Last Book on the Left Stories of Murder and Mayhem from History's Most Notorious Serial Killers…

Family Life Review by Melissa Skinner

“Family Life” by Indian author Akhil Sharma.
 
  This international fiction novel is about an immigrant family from Delhi.  Told from the perspective of a pre-teen boy, it highlights the struggle of those from India, as far as trying to navigate the gap between their traditional way of life, thoughts, and life in America.  With headstrong…

Ebooks to read while social distancing

Below I have shared some interesting and entertaining reads

 

For those who remember the unsolved Burger Chef Murders that took place in 1978 in Speedway Indiana near Indianapolis there is  eBook "The Burger Chef Murders in Indiana" by Julie Young. Young does an excellent job of setting the scene and does not attempt to solve the crime four decades later. She brings…

Bite me. Book review by Melissa Skinner

BITE ME by Ally Hilfiger is the autobiographical story of her life with lyme disease.  The adult daughter of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, she accounts how she went undiagnosed for approximately 10 years, and the book highlights her health trials before diagnosis and talks about the tried (and mostly failed) treatment options that she sought.  Even though it is primarily about her…

In the Dark book review by Melissa Skinner

If you like chilling mysteries, you might want to check out “In the Dark” by Cara Hunter.
Set in England, this crime novel is about a young woman and small child found locked in the dark basement of a house. The owner/resident is an elderly man, stricken with early stage Alzheimer’s.  It is up to the detectives to find out whether the owner is in fact guilty of…

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