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Cover of the book Redshirts

The Future is Now

On New Year's Eve in the year 2000, my father and I sat down to watch the classic science fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. While watching it, we commented on how many of the technologies in the movie had either been surpassed or were still too fanciful to have occurred. We decided, in short, that we were living in the future. With each new generation, the future changes but even more fantastic ideas get presented in science fiction. Take for instance, the comparison of communicators in the original Star Trek TV series to iPhones.

Lego Batman

Summer Pajama Movie Night Lineup Announced

Join us each week for fun movies

This summer, put on your PJs and join us Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Tenley-Friendship Library for fun children’s movies. Food, blankets and pillows are welcome.Check out our lineup: June 22 - Lego Batman  June 29 - Cars

I'm Your Biggest Fan

Names! Names! Names!

Hollywood memoirs that dish

In her memoir Year of YesShonda Rhimes describes the night she sat in President Obama’s box during the Kennedy Center Honors:  “The whole evening feels a bit enchanted.  No matter how cynical the Beltway thinks it is or how world-weary politicians may seem, D.C.

zootopia

Silly Sweater and Pajama Party!

Let's recreate the fun of a slumber party . . . without the overnight stay. Pair your silliest winter sweater with you comfiest pajamas and wear them to our Silly Sweater & Pajama Party!  We will enjoy a group ice breaker game, winter crafts and a family film, “Zootopia”! (Please Note: Pajama Storytime will be cancelled for the evening)    

Disaster Artist cover

Funny Pop Culture Books

Beach season may be over, but the need for "beach reads" never goes away.  For me, a beach read is rarely a novel. My ideal relaxation book is usually light, funny, non-fiction and usually about some aspect of pop culture.  (I realize that this a very specific genre.)  I've picked some of my favorites below.  If you aren't in the mood for fiction the next time you go on vacation give one of these a try!

Saturday Matinee - Hugo

Come to Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library on Saturday, September 17, to watch "Hugo"! This is a great movie for all ages about finding your way in the world. Showtime is at 1:00 p.m. and snacks will be provided. See you there! 

Strictly Ballroom

Go for the Gold!

In honor of this year’s summer reading theme (Go for the Gold, Read!) and the close of the summer Olympics, here are my favorite inspirational sports films of those achieving their own personal gold.

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mars Attacks!

Mars, the red planet, named for the Roman god of war, has often captivated and inspired literature, as wide and varying as space western, scientific survival story, classic science fiction, philosophical novel, and popular dystopia. Here are what I consider essential Martian tales.

Cover for Don't Suck, Don't Die by Kristin Hersh

Don't Suck, Don't Die

Musicians Gone Too Soon

This year's Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, Amy, and the success of HBO's Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck last year (which has a print companion worth browsing) had us thinking about some other musicians whose careers were cut tragically short, and the stories behind their struggles and successes. 

Tupac Resurrection

Film Screening: 'Tupac Resurrection'

"All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me." - Tupac Shakur  

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