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11/01/2023 - 4:54pm

Nick Nolte in Mother Night (1996)

For many years,I had a poor opinion of Nick Nolte. (As an actor only. As a person, I could not say as I never met the guy). I did not watch Rich Man, Poor Man on television in the 70s. He appeared in some entertaining movies, but of the action/adventure kind that did not require much acting....

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10/27/2023 - 3:25pm

This month is an ideal opportunity to highlight some of the spookier, creepier, and scary but also funny movies in our collection. This list is by no means an exhaustive one, and the categories overlap and blend, but these are some select titles you may or may not be interested in watching to get in the Halloween spirit. Boo-careful, or make sure to watch with a friend!

Creature Features


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10/26/2023 - 4:42pm

Bloody Business: An anecdotal history of Scotland Yard  by H. Paul Jeffers. 363.2 J45

Fans of true crime and historical trivia will love this book. Why are British uniformed police called "Bobbies?" Why do the police at Scotland Yard call the main entrance "the back way?" Why is the elite department that deals with terrorism and...

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10/23/2023 - 3:36pm

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the eighth dimension

A friend who watched “Buckaroo Banzai” with me in the theater the week of its release in the Summer of 1984 described it as "the most sublimely ridiculous movie ever made." Many years later and after this movie has gained a cult following and we still hear it mentione...

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10/17/2023 - 4:48pm



Khālid Khalīfah No one prayed over their graves Fic Khalifa
Trang Thanh Tran She is a haunting Fic Tran
Elizabeth Castellano Save what's left Fic Castellano
Rikki Ducornet The plo...

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10/17/2023 - 4:30pm



Applied Sciences
Sinclair McKay The hidden history of code-breaking : the secret world of cyphers, uncrackable codes, and elusive encryptions 652.8 M153h

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Preston Gannaway Remember me 779.2 G198


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10/17/2023 - 4:22pm

In the 70s, Hollywood started to produce a different kind of Western, one that attempted to show a more historically authentic picture of people and events on the American frontier. An outgrowth of the social and political changes of the 1960s, these movies sharply departed from the older cliches of  "good guys in white hats" or the Native peoples depicted as either mindlessly violent or "properly" subservient and, of...

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