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Keith Gatling | 24 months ago
The internet, that is.
You Can Take It With You

Enjoy a Wide Range of Music from Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers in the Carman Community Room

Mark Bialczak | 24 months ago
The trio Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers promise a versatile set when they open the figurative doors to the outdoor concert season with a show on the Dinosaur Garden...
Enjoy a Wide Range of Music from Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers in the Carman Community Room

Chadwick Boseman Demonstrates the Mighty Mountains of Inequity So Well in 'Marshall'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Before Thurgood Marshall could become one of the icons of American culture by righting so many injustices and becoming the first African American Supreme Court Justice, the young attorney had...
Chadwick Boseman Demonstrates the Mighty Mountains of Inequity So Well in 'Marshall'

Gary Oldman Embraces Winston Churchill for All He's Worth in 'Darkest Hour'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
The history lessons in Darkest Hour shine various lights on Winston Churchill, the King and his Empire, and the oh-so-many players linked to them in the days that Adolph Hitler’s...
Gary Oldman Embraces Winston Churchill for All He's Worth in 'Darkest Hour'

The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

By Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
If you, like me, are at “a certain age” – and even if you are younger – you might find that things below a certain font size are incredibly hard...
The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

'The Breadwinner' Delivers a Big Message with Heart, Soul

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Don’t let the fact that The Breadwinner uses the format of animation to drive home its message fool you.
'The Breadwinner' Delivers a Big Message with Heart, Soul

So You Want to Know Why to Text?

By Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
So You Want to Know Why to Text?

Learn the Value of Family with 'Coco'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Just imagine if your family beat down your dream at every turn. And I mean your extended family. Parents, grandparents, cousins, the whole mass of generations.
Learn the Value of Family with 'Coco'

This Kid's Reality Truly Grows into a 'Wonder'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Nate and Isabel Pullman know they have something special with their son Auggie. The kid’s a true delight marching around in his NASA astronaut helmet, brandishing his love for space...
This Kid's Reality Truly Grows into a 'Wonder'

It's Easy to Get Bullish for 'Ferdinand'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Get the bigs and littles together for a feel-good viewing of Ferdinand, why don’t you? The bull who first made a name for himself in the picture-book world of Munro...
It's Easy to Get Bullish for 'Ferdinand'

There's Plenty to Do for Teens at the LPL

Laurel G. | 2 years ago
Meet the Teen Librarian
There's Plenty to Do for Teens at the LPL

Music to Smile about from Julie Falatico and Rick Montalbano

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
The third of four Origins of Jazz III The Jazz Singer series shows had the big Carman Community Room crowd toe-tapping and smiling widely the afternoon of Sunday, March 18.Vocalist...
Music to Smile about from Julie Falatico and Rick Montalbano

Keeping Your Contact Info Up to Date

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Getting a new cell phone with a new number? Changing your cell phone number? Changing your email address? Be sure to let all the online services you subscribe to know...
Keeping Your Contact Info Up to Date

Get Ready to Have Your Heart Tugged by 'Only the Brave'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Only the Brave was ripped from the news. So anybody who followed the course of the Yarnell Fire of 2013 or the GQ story No Exit by Sean Flynn from...
Get Ready to Have Your Heart Tugged by 'Only the Brave'

Wanted: Writers to Discover Our Biblioboard Database

Ginny Withers | 2 years ago
Did you know that the library has up-to-date, verified information that you can access at any time from your home computer?
Wanted: Writers to Discover Our Biblioboard Database

Kids Get Over Their Clash for the Common Good in 'Swallows and Amazons'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
The Walker four and the Blackett pair are most definitely British kids floating around in their boats on the lake they reluctantly share in Swallows and Amazons.
Kids Get Over Their Clash for the Common Good in 'Swallows and Amazons'

The Ames Kids Put Their Time and Talents Behind Their Love for their Library

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Why the Liverpool Public Library for this generosity?
“This is ours,” Meg Ames says. “We enjoy everything about it. We enjoy perusing all the books.
The Ames Kids Put Their Time and Talents Behind Their Love for their Library

Savoring the First Half of the Winter Music Series

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
The day following the concerts, I posted song videos on our Facebook page. They scored lots of views.I squirreled away a couple for here, though.
Savoring the First Half of the Winter Music Series

Ronnie Leigh's Ready to Perform with a Smile as Part of The Jazz Singer Series

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
I recall him talking about his relationship with Frank Sinatra’s music for my podcast with community radio station WAER, complete with his snippets of The Chairman of the Board’s familiar...
Ronnie Leigh's Ready to Perform with a Smile as Part of The Jazz Singer Series

Judi Dench, Ali Fazal Show Us (Mostly) True Mushi Business as 'Victoria & Abdul'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Some things are not supposed to happen. An aging and bored queen eats herself into a stupor at a feast in her honor until a 24-year-old Indian clerk marches up...
Judi Dench, Ali Fazal Show Us (Mostly) True Mushi Business as 'Victoria & Abdul'

You Can Tell Us Why You Love the LPL

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Do you have any words of love for your favorite library?
You Can Tell Us Why You Love the LPL

Gaming for Adults with Special Needs Is a Good News Story

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
And Andrew Rubino brought his microphone and recorder for a radio segment for the same site.They reported that the program does very good things.
Gaming for Adults with Special Needs Is a Good News Story

Mom Follows the 'The Book of Henry' No Matter the Chill

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Genius has no limits, Henry figured, even when you’re 10 years old and raising your mother and little brother.
Mom Follows the 'The Book of Henry' No Matter the Chill

Library Renewals and Cellphone Plans

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Take a good look at the headline for this installment of my Mr. G blog.
Library Renewals and Cellphone Plans

We've Got Much to Celebrate the Music, Man with Neil Diamond

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
Neil stuff for sale at the show. Karen got a T-shirt.In fact, I don't know which I enjoyed more.
We've Got Much to Celebrate the Music, Man with Neil Diamond

The Big D Orchestra featuring Sharon Allen Kicks Off 2018 Origins of Jazz Series

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
It's time for America's music to sweeten the Carman Community Room again.The 2018 edition of the Origins of Jazz series will honor The Jazz Singer.The first of four concerts, on...
The Big D Orchestra featuring Sharon Allen Kicks Off 2018 Origins of Jazz Series

How to Allow Your iPhone to Be Used in an Emergency

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
When your phone is locked, suppose something happens to you, and a bystander or first responder needs to contact your family to let them know?
How to Allow Your iPhone to Be Used in an Emergency

'Dunkirk' Paints the Tensions of Escape on Land, Sea and Air

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
There was no getting away from the unbearable tension at Dunkirk those striking days during World War II when the German forces had the Allied troops sealed off on the...
'Dunkirk' Paints the Tensions of Escape on Land, Sea and Air

Emma Stone, Steve Carell Capture a Snapshot of Cultural History in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
If you lived through the ‘70s, the phrase Battle of the Sexes is no stranger. Women were working hard to get their just due, and certain men were quite reluctant...
Emma Stone, Steve Carell Capture a Snapshot of Cultural History in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Enjoy a Song for the Holidays from the Salt City Harpers at the LPL

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
The seats were full to experience the holiday sounds from the Salt City Harpers on Sunday, Dec.
Enjoy a Song for the Holidays from the Salt City Harpers at the LPL

Salt City Harpers to Let Loose Lush Carpet of Four Majestic Instruments

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
There's bound to be a marvelous holiday spirit when the world of harp music visits the LPL.The Salt City Harpers will turn their four big stringed instruments onto a batch...
Salt City Harpers to Let Loose Lush Carpet of Four Majestic Instruments

Sally Hawkins Captures the Spirit that Lets 'Maudie' Emerge

Mark Bialczak | 2 years ago
For the front portion of Maud’s life, oh, so much tried to make a point that she wasn’t worth the effort.
Sally Hawkins Captures the Spirit that Lets 'Maudie' Emerge

The Young Bird Travels Far to Prove Good Can Prevail in 'Americano'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Life is sort of smooth for this Mexican flock as the papa and mama birds pull off their magic in making the family circus work as their son Cuco pays...
The Young Bird Travels Far to Prove Good Can Prevail in 'Americano'

'A Man Called Ove' Intrigues from Start to Finish

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
And one of the glories of the movie is we get to see why in bits and pieces of flashback to Ove’s youth growing up virtually in a train yard...
'A Man Called Ove' Intrigues from Start to Finish

Big Mike Fiss Leaves Legacy with 2 Complete Local Holiday Music CD Packages for LPL Collection

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
A present from Big Mike Fiss to the LPL local music-loving community.
Big Mike Fiss Leaves Legacy with 2 Complete Local Holiday Music CD Packages for LPL Collection

Dan Duggan to Treat Carman Community Room Music Series to Sound of His Hammered Dulcimer

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
The third installment of the Fall Music Series reaches the Dulcimers stage of the proceedings Sunday, Nov.
Dan Duggan to Treat Carman Community Room Music Series to Sound of His Hammered Dulcimer

Meet the Art of John Mariani through November

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Artist John Mariani hangs a painting commissioned by an Eastwood neighbor from a park that honors the artist's late son, Louis.
Meet the Art of John Mariani through November

Past, Present, Future Blend Majestically in 'Kaili Blues'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Kaili Blues presents a poetic prism on modern Chinese cinema.
Past, Present, Future Blend Majestically in 'Kaili Blues'

Songwriters of All Styles, Levels Share Their Songs and Suggestions

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Phrases such as "I like they key changes" and "It's all in the phrasing" met with nods and, and maybe even a smile or two.It was obvious that all were...
Songwriters of All Styles, Levels Share Their Songs and Suggestions

The Kids Are Cool, but Mom Thinks She Knows It All in 'Everything, Everything'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Teens being teens, they both want more. Especially Maddy, who longs to actually go to the ocean, which by the looks of things, can’t be so far from this gorgeous...
The Kids Are Cool, but Mom Thinks She Knows It All in 'Everything, Everything'

You'll End Up Pulling for the Busker and the Whiskers in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
You can’t help rooting for James to turn his life around for good. And for Bob to come out OK, too.
You'll End Up Pulling for the Busker and the Whiskers in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Be Ready for String Music to Be the Talk of the Carman Community Room

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
The Jefferson String Quartet will include Sonya Williams and Edgar Tumajyan on violin, Lindsay Groves on cello and Dana Huyge on viola.Classical music, yes.Traditional string quartet show, no."We will show...
Be Ready for String Music to Be the Talk of the Carman Community Room

Johnny Depp Sails 'Pirates of the Caribbean' into Creepy Waters for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow to continue Disney's moneymaking Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Johnny Depp Sails 'Pirates of the Caribbean' into Creepy Waters for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'

She's Pretty Wonderful, Sure, This Woman

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Comic book lovers and TV viewers of a certain vintage certainly are no strangers to the powers of Wonder Woman.
She's Pretty Wonderful, Sure, This Woman

Flipping Through the Pages of the 2017 Used Book Sale Down Under

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Flipping Through the Pages of the 2017 Used Book Sale Down Under

When 'A Monster Calls,' Brave Lad Conor Searches for Answers

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Some things in Conor O’Malley’s life are all too real.
When 'A Monster Calls,' Brave Lad Conor Searches for Answers

The Kid in the Middle Is Truly 'Gifted'

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Frank Adler stood up when hard times came knocking.
The Kid in the Middle Is Truly 'Gifted'

'The Shack' Brings You to Places You Can Only Imagine

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Mack had things good in life. Lovely and loving wife. Three smart and connected children. A robust family dynamic that included curious talk and practice of faith that strayed just...
'The Shack' Brings You to Places You Can Only Imagine

New Blog Post

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
The new music series that fills the LPL’s Carman Community Room with wonderful sound starts this Sunday, Sept.
It's Time for Music to Fill the Carman Community Room Again

The Emotional Roar of Lion Stretches Long and Far

Mark Bialczak | 3 years ago
Oh, what happened to 5-year-old Saroo.
The Emotional Roar of Lion Stretches Long and Far

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