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Pacific Rim Uprising and the Like

Posted 6 months ago by Joseph C

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Action & Adventure, alien invasions, creature film, Read-Alikes, Readers' Advisory, robots, Sci-Fi Action and view-alikes

The upcoming release of the Universal Pictures film “Pacific Rim Uprising” on March 23, 2018 inspires a new look into past Sci-Fi gems involving Alien Invasions, Robots and unwinnable struggles.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 6 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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Afternoon with the Monster: 200 Years of Frankenstein

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with classic films, drama, Frankenstein, Horror Fiction, monster movies, Sci-Fi and Young Frankenstein

Originally published anonymously on January 1, 1818, the legend of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is as famous as the Monster it immortalized.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted 8 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Movies and Music | Tagged with African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Fall in Love - At the Library!

Posted 8 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Business and Investing, Children and Parenting, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel, Romance and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adult coloring, american beauty, anti-romance, date night, diy gifts, eyes wide shut, gone girl, romance, romance films, sugar scrub, the shining, valentine's day and zumba

From fun and free “date nights” to DIY gifts to romantic movies you can stream at home, we have everything you need to make this year’s Valentine’s Day something to remember – so get ready to fall in love…at the Library!

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