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Read These Great Books for National Grandparents Day

September 12 is National Grandparents day! Celebrate by checking out these books about grandparents. And don’t forget to take a moment to appreciate your grandparents and to let them know how much they mean to you! Picture Books Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson Link to this […]
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Horror from Outer Space!

The 1950s brought in a new transitional period for entertainment and for Hollywood. The popularity of television swept through the nation, the fall of the studio system was around the corner, and the aftermath of World War 2 transformed America. Television brought a new type of horror into the living room with family-friendly programming like […]
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A Brief History of Horror Films: Pop Horror

By: Dylan May As we reach the 1920s, German Expressionism begins to solidify as the aesthetic of horror and expands its reach into other films. During this period, we also saw the rise of horror in pop culture as it became more and more popular with the public. This in turn led to the rise […]
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A Brief History of Horror: 1890-1910

A Brief History of Horror Films: The Birth of Horror

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series exploring the history of horror films.   By Dylan May From the gothic vampire of Bella Lugosi or the silent Michael Meyers, to the creature in It Follows, horror films hold an important and lasting place in the zeitgeist. Starting in the late 1800s, horror films […]
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Pride 2021: Picture Books

Did you miss our Drag Storytime? Not to worry, you can still check out some LGBTQIA+ picture books to enjoy at home! Clicking the titles will lead you to the book in our catalog, where you can put materials on hold. How to place a hold.   Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack and illustrated […]
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New Summer Must Reads @ ACPL

Now that Summer has finally arrived, it’s time to start on your summer reading list. Here are three new books from our collection that we recommend.    The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargave The Mercies follows the story of Maren, who lives in a small fishing village in 1617. Set off the coast of Norway […]
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Agnès Varda and the French New Wave

Editor’s Note: Agnès Varda was born May 30, 1928. To celebrate her birthday, Dylan explores how Varada’s work influenced and was influenced by the French New Wave film movement By Dylan May   The French New Wave is a film movement that began in the late fifties and early sixties, particularly in France, and soon […]
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Female Directors and the Academy Awards

By Dylan May   As the 93rd Academy Awards came to a close this past month, history was made multiple times that night. Yuh-Jung Youn won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Minari, becoming the first Korean person to win the award. Emerald Fennell became the second solo woman to win an Oscar for […]
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Poet Profile: Ocean Vuong

Editor’s note: To wrap up and celebrate National Poetry Month, Jared dives into the life and works of Vietnamese-American poet and author Ocean Vuong. Check out the books we have by Ocean Vuong in our collection and online here. By Jared Mohr-Leiva “One writes out of one thing only—one’s own experience. Everything depends on how […]
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Literary Birthdays. April 22. Vladimir Nabokov

The Lesser-known Works of Vladimir Nabokov

This week, to celebrate Vladimir Nabokov’s birthday, Dylan introduces us to some lesser-known works by the author. See the Nabokov works in the library catalog. By Dylan May   Vladimir Nabokov was born April 22, 1899, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to a wealthy family. Living a rather charmed life, Nabokov was trilingual at an early […]
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