It's that time of year where we celebrate that summertime treat that everyone loves: ice cream!
Part action, part thriller, Non-Stop follows the story of a hijacked flight from New York to London and the US Air Marshall (Liam Neeson) who is believed to be the plane’s hijacker. Throughout the film, I kept trying to piece together the true story of the hijacking and who was really behind it, but the storyline kept me guessing until the very end. The only portion of the film that I did not like in general was the director’s use of on-screen text messages between the mysterious hijacker and Neeson. Though the texts allowed the viewer to see the words as they were typed and read, I had to pay very close attention to ensure that I didn’t miss one. Overall, it was an engaging film, and one that I would recommend to others. Overall Rating: B+
Happy Birthday, Laura Numeroff
Run & Jump stars Will Fort as Ted, an American doctor who travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after the husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a stroke, which changes his personality and leaves his wife, Vanetia (Maxine Peake), to hold things together. While this plotline may sound bleak and depressing, the film is actually a beautiful and heartwarming story. At first, Vanetia find's Ted's presence and continual filming to be annoying and stifling but as time progresses, Ted and the family members find themselves influencing each other in positive and powerful ways. It is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit and the bond of love and support that can develop within us all. At once poignant, funny and thought-provoking, I highly recommend this film. Overall Rating: A-
Book Review: Birds of a Feather by Francesco Pittau & Bernadette Gervais, from Miss Melanie at Main Library
The play revolves around a foster parent and her three unruly foster children who move into Madea’s small blue collar Georgia neighborhood.
The summer is just over 1/3 of the way over and we've been busy! Check the status of our Summer Library Program.
This year's Summer Library Program (SLP) is all about science — why not make this awesome mask to celebrate?!
Book Review: There's an Owl in the Shower from Miss Sarah at Bellville
June is National Great Outdoors Month. Find something fun to do outdoors!
Artist and Children’s Book Illustrator Dan Santat was chosen to create the art work for this year’s Summer Library Program, Fizz, Boom, Read!
Call the Midwife is an award winning BBC drama based on the best selling memoirs of former nurse, Jennifer Worth, that is set in 1950's poverty-ridden East London.
Book Reveiw: The Boxcar Children From Miss Sarah at Bellville
The Vampire Academy series of novels by Richelle Mead concerns the adventures of two teenagers, Rose and Lissa, who share a psychic bond following their involvement in a near-fatal car crash.
Summer is officially here at the Library!
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Book Review -- Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved and prolific of all children's authors -- Margaret Wise Brown.
In the Academy Award Best Picture nominated movie, Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a lonely and sensitive writer who develops a deep relationship with an operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
With the warm weather finally here, it's time to start planting gardens!
Soul Food Junkies is a documentary film that discusses how the traditional (but delicious) Southern United States/African-American diet is unhealthy, and how to improve that diet through altered cooking methods and food choices.
Every May, we celebrate a very special week-long event called Children's Book Week!
Crafting with Kids: Mother's Day Crafts
Austenland is a romantic comedy about a thirtysomething woman whose lifelong obsession with all things Jane Austen leads her to an eccentric theme park based on the writer's work, and into the company of a handsome young suitor.
Book Review: The Pigeon Needs a Bath. "Everyone's favorite pigeon is back, and he's dirtier than ever!"
A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
We're celebrating two totally made-up holidays soon: School Lunch Hero Day & Star Wars Day!
Happy Birthday to Amy Hest, children's author, including author and book information.