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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…

What to watch while social distancing

Are you longing for human connection? Or looking to laugh for a few hours? Here are a few movies for every social-distancing mood. 

Harold Ramis’s “Groundhog Day” is a tried and true piece of entertainment. Bill Murray’s cynical newsman travels to a quaint town and gets stuck endlessly reliving the second of February, unable to break out of the loop. It’s not only a fantastic romantic…

New Spring Films

While we are social distancing at home we would like to continue to bring you reviews of books and movies to help give you ideas on what to watch or read while you are home during this trying time.

“Knives out” is an entertaining whodunit film, with eccentric characters and twists and turns. It is about a family, enabled by a wealthy patriarch, who are keenly aware from whence their money…

Valentine's Day films

Valentine's Day isn’t just about shameless bouquets of foil Mylar balloons, and chocolate strawberries. It’s for haters, cupids, and swipe daters, too. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or having a bit of complication blues, there's a movie for everyone. Be sure to have popcorn and tissues ready.

“A Star is Born” is about Ally (Lady Gaga), a struggling songstress on the verge of…

New Best sellers

Keeping up with all of the latest must-read books can quickly turn into an overwhelming endeavor. Whether you're in the market for an absorbing new book or are just on the lookout for your next can't-put-it-down read, there are so many options out there. If you need a new book to add to your reading list, look no further than this roundup of the some exceptional reads from 2019.

“The Boy,…

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