Lincoln in the Bardo Wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

Today, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Luke Ellis, CEO of Man Group, commented. “We are pleased to congratulate George Saunders, along with each of the shortlisted authors, …

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15 Overlooked Horror Movies for Halloween

Trick ’r Treat, 2007
It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil …

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Modern Times Film: Get Out

Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 28, 6:00 pm

Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library’s movie collection.

This month’s movie will be Get Out, the story of a young African …

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Beck: Colors

You’re never going to pigeonhole Beck. Coming out of nowhere in the early ’90s with his goofy ramshackle hybrid of folk guitars and hip hop beats, he had his biggest hit with his first single, “Loser.” But not content to …

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Polish Heritage: A Gentleman in Moscow

Thursday, December 14, 3:00 PM.

Our English-language book discussion group focuses on literature related to Poland and Polish culture.

This month we’re discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest …

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Mary Jane’s Ghost by Ted Gregory

In 1948, Stanley Skridla and Mary Jane Reed were violently murdered in the tiny Illinois town or Oregon. The deaths made national news and inspired a county-wide manhunt, but no suspects were ever detained. In the late ’90s, Chicago Tribune

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The Lost City of Z

Based on the best-selling book by the same title, The Lost City of Z deals with the true story of the adventures of British explorer Percy Fawcett (played by Charlie Hunnam) and his repeated quests to discover a lost city …

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Kazuo Ishiguro Awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize

Today, Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, announced author Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.

 

From the Nobel biography of Ishiguro:

“Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, …

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