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Murder on the Orient Express

I grew up in a house filled with books.  Both of my parents were avid readers.  My dad favored Louis L'Amour.  My mom was Agatha Christie all the way.  So it's no surprise I, too, became a reader.  And a librarian!  What is surprising is that I have never read a Louis L'Amour book.  And, until recently, I had never read Agatha Christie.  But the new cinematic interpretation of Murder on the Orient Express came out this weekend, and I really want to see it.  So I simply had to read the book first.  One should ALWAYS read the book before watching the movie.  I enjoyed the story . . . and the interesting and mustachioed Hercule Poirot.  I'm not sure if I'm a fan of Kenneth Branagh's version of Poirot's mustache, though.  That thing is seriously ridiculous.  I hope I'll be able to focus on his words in the movie, that his formidable facial hair won't distract me from what's important.

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Insatiable Readers – Essays and Short Nonfiction October 2017

 

The library’s Readers’ Group discussed Essays and Short Nonfiction on Saturday, October 21.The titles presented are listed below:

The Best American Essays series

Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole

Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

Hogs Wild by Ian Frazier

Chuck Klosterman X by Chuck Klosterman

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

The American Spirit by David McCullough

The History of the Future by Edward McPherson

All These Wonders presented by The Moth

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

 

I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Keeping an Eye Open by Julian Barnes

A Bone to Pick by Mark Bittman

Uproot by Jace Clayton

Not Just Jane by Shelley DeWees

Somebody with a Little Hammer by Mary Gaitskill

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard

300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso

A Paris All Your Own

Feed your need for great nonfiction titles and bookish conversations!Join us in the Plaza Reading Room on Saturday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. for “Native American History.” There will be free coffee and lots of reading fun!


-Pam

 

 

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Fall for Kid Lit Coffee Break

We kicked off our Kid Lit Coffee Break program this summer.  Now it's time for the fall edition!  Kid Lit Coffee Break is for adults who love children's books . . . reading them and talking about them.  Miss Katie Jane, reader extraordinaire (that's me!), will share some of her favorite recent reads.  This usually leads to lots of discussions about the greater kid lit world and also the titles our attendees have been reading.  There will be free coffee and desserts from the library's East 59 Cafe.  And door prizes!  So join us this Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Youth Program Room at the end of the starred hallway in the Kid Zone.

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