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'Driveways' Lets Us Appreciate Brian Dennehy Demonstrate His Wide Range One More Time

Mark Bialczak | 5 days ago
Brian Dennehy pulls the switch off with equal reluctance, acceptance, recognition and charm in the most marvelous little independent film Driveways.
'Driveways' Lets Us Appreciate Brian Dennehy Demonstrate His Wide Range One More Time

My Word, 'Sometimes, Always, Never' Settles into Its Unique Family Mood

Mark Bialczak | 13 days ago
Life isn't easy for Alan.
My Word, 'Sometimes, Always, Never' Settles into Its Unique Family Mood

'I Am Not Your Negro' Proves to Be Timeless

Mark Bialczak | 28 days ago
Raoul Peck directed I Am Not Your Negro from the words and mind of James Baldwin in 2016.
'I Am Not Your Negro' Proves to Be Timeless

'Just Mercy' Shows the Deep Scars of Legal Racial Horror

Mark Bialczak | 44 days ago
The decade in which the incidents that Just Mercy are based upon is the 1980s.
'Just Mercy' Shows the Deep Scars of Legal Racial Horror

Cheers to the LCSD Seniors

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago
Taking safe walks around our neighborhoods on Wednesday, Community Engagement staffer Cindy Hibbert and myself both noted that we had seniors from Liverpool High School who lived nearby.
Cheers to the LCSD Seniors

Greetings from Us to You

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago
The library doors have been closed because of the Coronavirus for more than two months now.
Greetings from Us to You

Why Not Join Us for Some Virtual National Library Week Fun?

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
The folks at the American Library Association scrambled just a bit to make their theme for National Library Week 2020 appropriate.
Why Not Join Us for Some Virtual National Library Week Fun?

Pinwheels Spin Outside LPL for Go Blue for Kids

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
The Federation of Women’s Clubs is busy again to make sure the community recognizes the need to Go Blue for Kids.
Pinwheels Spin Outside LPL for Go Blue for Kids

Need an Actual Book? Check Out Little @ LPL

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago
You may hit that time in the next several weeks when you know you need to have a different book in your hands.
Need an Actual Book? Check Out Little @ LPL

Colleen Kattau and Dos XX will Honor Women and Latin Culture

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago
Colleen Kattau will make sure that her Sunday, March 15 concert in the Carman Community Room will span the themes of Women’s History Month and Latin Rhythms Series.Her band Dos...
Colleen Kattau and Dos XX will Honor Women and Latin Culture

You Can Find 'Bernadette' Complex and Slightly Amazing

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago
Sometimes the best of us can get lost without really identifying the when’s, why’s and how’s.
You Can Find 'Bernadette' Complex and Slightly Amazing

Samba Laranja Will Fill CCR with Brazilian Beats

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago
Samba Laranja is known for its infectious beats.So, yes, when the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble visits the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
Samba Laranja Will Fill CCR with Brazilian Beats

Dale Fiegl Shows How Far His Art Has Come with February Lobby Exhibit

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago
Dale Fiegl recalls that one day in January 2004, when inspiration whacked him, hard.
Dale Fiegl Shows How Far His Art Has Come with February Lobby Exhibit

Listen to Enzo, and bring Kleenex to 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago
If you’ve ever owned a dog, wanted to own a dog or petted a dog you passed on the street corner, bring at least one full box of Kleenex to...
Listen to Enzo, and bring Kleenex to 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'

LuBossa Kicks Off Latin Rhythm Series with Two Voices, Guitar

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago
When Luba Lesser and Jason Kessler decided to mesh their musical talents to form the band LuBossa, something special happened.The nylon strings of his guitar and the sound of his...
LuBossa Kicks Off Latin Rhythm Series with Two Voices, Guitar

Take a Video Tour with 9-Year-Old Lucky

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago
We received an email from LPL patron Hari today, pointing out something very great created here by 9-year-old son Lucky."My kid has been a regular user of the library and...
Take a Video Tour with 9-Year-Old Lucky

Rod Blumenthau's Dixieland Five Promises to Make the Most of That Style

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago
A true lover of his chosen style will ring the piano keys in the Carman Community Room.Rod Blumenau's Dixieland Five will conclude the Origins of Jazz 2019 program at 2 p.m.
Rod Blumenthau's Dixieland Five Promises to Make the Most of That Style

Buy in to 'Yesterday' and All Your Troubles May Go So Far Away

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago
A lot of really bad things could happen if all the power in the world went out at once.
Buy in to 'Yesterday' and All Your Troubles May Go So Far Away

There's a Lot to Appreciate about 'Toy Story 4,' Old and New

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago
How much of a good thing is too much?
There's a Lot to Appreciate about 'Toy Story 4,' Old and New

Andrew Carroll Expects to See Familar Faces as He Delivers Styles of Hancock, Corea

Mark Bialczak | 9 months ago
For a piano player who’s yet to turn 30, Andrew Carroll sure has put in plenty of attention from Central New York jazz fans.As a student at Manlius Pebble Hill...
Andrew Carroll Expects to See Familar Faces as He Delivers Styles of Hancock, Corea

Mark Nanni and the Intention to Explore Style of Bill Evans in the CCR

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago
Get set for round two of Origins of Jazz 2019.The piano sounds move back into the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
Mark Nanni and the Intention to Explore Style of Bill Evans in the CCR

Will Smith Delivers Big, Bold Strokes to the Latest 'Aladdin'

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago
When it came time to turn the Disney resources toward the remaking of Aladdin, director Guy Ritchie went big.
Will Smith Delivers Big, Bold Strokes to the Latest 'Aladdin'

'The Public' Examines How a Library Balances Rights, Needs and Obligations to Many

Mark Bialczak | 10 months ago
There are many reasons that people enter the doors of their favorite public library every day. The programs. The WiFi. The computers. The magazines. The books, still and even.
'The Public' Examines How a Library Balances Rights, Needs and Obligations to Many

Origins of Jazz Series Shines Spotlight on Piano Styles

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago
The Origins of Jazz series is coming back for the LPL community.
Origins of Jazz Series Shines Spotlight on Piano Styles

Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson Add Undeniable Chemistry for Con-Artist Fans

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago
The big-con buddy movie surely is not new to Hollywood. In fact, this year’s The Hustle takes its cue from two generational films before it: Bedtime Story with Marlon Brando...
Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson Add Undeniable Chemistry for Con-Artist Fans

Felicity Jones Relives the Roots of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Wisdom in 'On the Basis of Sex'

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago
Two films released in 2018 told the gigantic story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Felicity Jones Relives the Roots of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Wisdom in 'On the Basis of Sex'

John Gora & Gorale Goes Deep with 'My Polish Roots & Beyond'

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago
The 10th album from John Gora and Gorale delightfully covers a wide span of polka bases.
John Gora & Gorale Goes Deep with 'My Polish Roots & Beyond'

Feel the Soap in Julianne Moore's 'Bel Canto,' But Who Gets Out of These Things Cleanly?

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago
Picture a hostage situation where everybody gets along inside the gates.
Feel the Soap in Julianne Moore's 'Bel Canto,' But Who Gets Out of These Things Cleanly?

Feel the Pinnings on an Unlikely Friendship in 'Green Book'

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago
At the start of Green Book, we see Tony “Lip” Vallelonga operating through famed Manhattan nightclub The Copa as if he owned the joint.
Feel the Pinnings on an Unlikely Friendship in 'Green Book'

Nobody Seems Amazed at The Rock Scaling Adversity in 'Skyscraper'

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago
Bad guys foiled by the guy played by Dwayne Johnson?
Nobody Seems Amazed at The Rock Scaling Adversity in 'Skyscraper'

Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Live Up to the Challenges of Channeling Freddie Mercury, Queen

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago
If you lived through and paid any sort of attention to the real life and times of one Freddie Mercury and the band he led called Queen, you should recall...
Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Live Up to the Challenges of Channeling Freddie Mercury, Queen

Go Blue 4 Kids Carries a Powerful Message

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago
Take a good look at the blue pinwheels set up in the LPL gardens that flank the building on Tulip and Second streets.
Go Blue 4 Kids Carries a Powerful Message

Ryan Gosling Tackles Neil Armstrong Oh-So-Stolidly in 'First Man'

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago
Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped down that Apollo 11 ladder and made history.
Ryan Gosling Tackles Neil Armstrong Oh-So-Stolidly in 'First Man'

Eugenio Derbez & Anna Faris Fall into a Sweet Chemistry in 'Overboard' Reboot

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago
Sometimes unlikely stuff plays out up there on the screen. Hollywood folks can decide to flip the roles in three-decades-later remake of a flick that’s somewhat of a cult classic...
Eugenio Derbez & Anna Faris Fall into a Sweet Chemistry in 'Overboard' Reboot

The Jurassic Dinosaurs Won't Give Up Their Kingdom without a Fight

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago
In the fifth(!) installment of the movie series first adapted 28(!!) years ago from Michael Crichton’s forward- and backward-thinking novel Jurassic Park, the island set aside for the dinosaurs is...
The Jurassic Dinosaurs Won't Give Up Their Kingdom without a Fight

Robert Redford Sure Turns Forrest Tucker Appealing in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago
Old Man and the Gun review
Robert Redford Sure Turns Forrest Tucker Appealing in 'The Old Man and the Gun'

The Return of Pooh Opens Everybody's Eyes in 'Christopher Robin'

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago
Imagine, if you will, a grown-up Christopher Robin ear-deep in a dilemma. He lives in London with a wife and daughter. He’s in charge of the family luggage company.
The Return of Pooh Opens Everybody's Eyes in 'Christopher Robin'

You'll See More LPL Events Out in the Community the Next Few Months

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago
More LPL programs will be taking place out in the community in February and March.
You'll See More LPL Events Out in the Community the Next Few Months

A Trip Back to 'Mamma Mia' Island Brings Even More Joy

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago
The joy of ABBA’s music surely lives on with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
A Trip Back to 'Mamma Mia' Island Brings Even More Joy

A New Batch of Stars Puts Their Hearts on the Line in this Latest Version of 'The Seagull'

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago
Stop, in the name of love!
A New Batch of Stars Puts Their Hearts on the Line in this Latest Version of 'The Seagull'

Here's What Folks Were Checking Out the Most at the LPL in 2018

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago
”Pop singer Ed Sheeran’s album Divide held down the No. 2 spot. The rock and rap of Kid Rock in Sweet Southern Sugar took No. 3.Check out the label's album...
Here's What Folks Were Checking Out the Most at the LPL in 2018

Discover Why Fred Rogers Really Was A Champion for All Children

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago
At some point about halfway through the strikingly poignant documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? the parade of people who pay homage to the man whom America came to know...
Discover Why Fred Rogers Really Was A Champion for All Children

Get Attached to Woodley's Great Talent in 'Adrift'

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago
Tell Shailene Woodley that she’s Tami Oldham, and the actress is all in.
Get Attached to Woodley's Great Talent in 'Adrift'

You'll Find the Real Deal in 'The 15:17 to Paris,' but How Far Can the Heroes Carry a Movie?

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago
There’s so much going for The 15:17 to Paris.
You'll Find the Real Deal in 'The 15:17 to Paris,' but How Far Can the Heroes Carry a Movie?

Celebrate the Holidays with the Onyx Clarinet Quartet

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago
The musicians in the Onyx Clarinet Quartet will make sure of that.They promise a set of music to wrap up the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to Holiday...
Celebrate the Holidays with the Onyx Clarinet Quartet

That Family Style Carries On in 'Ocean's Eight'

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago
Danny Ocean is gone, we find out in the fourth installment of the franchise that made his last name and big crime game famous, but his sister Debbie is fresh...
That Family Style Carries On in 'Ocean's Eight'

You Can Make This Up, Say the Musicians in the New Leaf Ensemble

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago
There could be surprises sprung at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Carman Community Room during the third concert of the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to...
You Can Make This Up, Say the Musicians in the New Leaf Ensemble

Take a Wild Ride with ‘Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle’

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago
Transformation is the name of the game in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Take a Wild Ride with ‘Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle’

'Mary Shelley' Delves into the Author's Monster of a Time Creating Her Masterpiece

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago
The story about the making of this particular monster really is quite a dilly.
'Mary Shelley' Delves into the Author's Monster of a Time Creating Her Masterpiece

Fritz's Polka Band Knows How to Spread Happy Vibes

Fritz's Polka Band and Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago
Fritz’s Polka Band will fill the Carman Community Room with happy sounds this Sunday. Oct. 21.That much you can bank on.Fritz Scherz has been making me smile with his music...
Fritz's Polka Band Knows How to Spread Happy Vibes

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