eBooks, Pop Culture, Reading

Book Review: The Pull of the Stars

The Pull of the Stars Written By: Emma Donoghue Released: 2020 Available as: Book, eBook, Audiobook Feature Image found on Evening Standard BookBrowse Review Review: You need to be prepared to read this book.   Set in 1918 war-torn Dublin during… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History, Pop Culture

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Looking for great movies, books and more to celebrate Spooky Season? The library has tons of options to find the scary, sweet, classic and contemporary! Check out some of our resources below to get started. History Curious about… Continue Reading…

Pop Culture, Reading

Louise Glück Awarded Nobel Prize

Louise Glück served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2003-2004, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature this year. Her poetry has been a constant body of innovative work that serves as inspiration to both its readers and Glück’s contemporaries.… Continue Reading…

History, Pop Culture, Reading

National Hobbit Day: Celebrating the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

September 22 has been proclaimed and celebrated by Tolkien fans as National Hobbit Day since 1978. The date marks the mutual birthdays of hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the protagonists of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings respectively.… Continue Reading…

eBooks, Pop Culture

Remembering Tom Seaver

Hello, I’m Peter, one of the adult reference librarians and a longtime Mets fan. The late Tom Seaver was an idol to me, my younger brother, and our neighborhood buddies. I knew his name even before I saw my first… Continue Reading…

Pop Culture, Reading

Pete Hamill, A New York Author (1935-2020)

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. The first of the great New York authors, a writer who specialized in chronicling the stories, legends, politics, growth, and history of New York City as well as the nature… Continue Reading…

Film, Pop Culture

Remembering Olivia De Havilland (1916-2020)

Greetings, cinephiles! This is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. When I was in elementary school, the annual 5th Grade field trip was always to Radio City Music Hall to see a first run “family” film and the spring… Continue Reading…

Film, History, Pop Culture

The Silent Clowns

Greetings, cinephiles! This is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. During the December holiday break of my 5th grade school year, my Dad took my brother and I sledding at a nearby golf course, after a snow fall. Despite… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History, Pop Culture, Programs, Research

Documentary Review and Discussion: Bombshell

Join Reference Librarian Noel on July 22 at 6:30pm via Facebook for a discussion on the documentary film, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Click here for more information! Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Directed By: Alexandra Dean Released: 2017 Available… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, Music, Pop Culture

The Good, The Bad and Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)

Greetings film score fans! This is Peter, the Audio Video Librarian. If you’re like me, you love film scores, and one of the best film music composers, Ennio Morricone, has passed away in Rome at age 91. If his name… Continue Reading…

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