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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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Famous Birthdays: April 3 Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando and the Beat Generation

By Dylan May   Following the boom of the 1940s, the 1950s saw an interesting time in America. The economic boom resulted in a rather stable period. Challenges against social norms were cropping up all throughout the country, the civil rights movement was gaining momentum, and the rejection of America as it had been was […]
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Joan Crawford: A Life Through Film

By Dylan May Born on March 23, 1904, as Lucille LeSueur, Joan Crawford dreamed of becoming a dancer. Crawford’s life mirrored that of many characters that she would later play. Born to a poor family, Crawford worked her way from school janitor to Hollywood star. This ‘rags-to-riches’ trope appears in a majority of Crawford’s films […]
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What’s Happening at Your Library: Week of August 9–15

Check our Events Calendar for future events and updates.    Ongoing: StoryWalk®  An outdoor reading experience for kids and families! Start at the front of the library to find the first sign, then head toward Grand Avenue and around the block to read the whole story.   Monday, August 10 Indian Paintbrush Book Talk: 2:00 […]
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What’s Happening at Your Library: Week of August 2–8

Check our Events Calendar for future events and updates.    Ongoing: StoryWalk®  An outdoor reading experience for kids and families! Start at the front of the library to find the first sign, then head toward Grand Avenue and around the block to read the whole story.   Monday, August 3 Indian Paintbrush Book Talk: 2:00 […]
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What’s Happening at Your Library: Week of July 26–August 1

Check our Events Calendar for future events and updates.    Ongoing: StoryWalk®  An outdoor reading experience for kids and families! Start at the front of the library to find the first sign, then head toward Grand Avenue and around the block to read the whole story.   Dragon I Spy Dragons have invaded the library! […]
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What’s Happening at Your Library: Week of July 12–18

Check our Events Calendar for future events and updates.    Ongoing: StoryWalk®  An outdoor reading experience for kids and families! Start at the front of the library to find the first sign, then head toward Grand Avenue and around the block to read the whole story.   Monday, July 13th Indian Paintbrush Book Talk: 11 […]
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