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Program Pairings: The Mounds Club, The Mob and The Great Lake County Robbery

Below you will find an upcoming program paired with related movies, documentaries, books, music, and more to help you gain a wider understanding of the topic before or after the program.  Explore further, deepen your discovery, and connect to learning! Program: The Mounds Club, the Mob, and the Great Lake County Robbery, May 29, 6:30 […]

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Orphan Train: Book Review

Orphan Train: Book Review By Michelle Hudson, Communications & Development Associate for Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. Critically acclaimed author Christina Baker Kline highlights the true story of thousands of abandoned children who were relocated from the East Coast to the Midwest between 1834-1929 in her international bestseller Orphan Train. Set in present-day Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, […]

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Ready, Set, Launch: Movie Review

Movie Review Ready, Set, Launch by Dennis Campbell Brought to life by famed director Stephen Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List), Ready Player One is a nostalgic odyssey that takes the viewer on a field trip through the 1980s. Based off the 2011 novel of the same name, written by Ernest Cline, the film is about an Earth […]

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Silent Film Profile: Kosuzume Tōge

Movie Review Silent Film Profile: Kosuzume Tōge by Dennis Campbell Japan has one of the longer and richer histories when it comes to cinema, and this film is a fine example of that. Fitting in the genre, Jidaigeki, or what the West would know as a Period Piece. As with most period films, this one takes […]

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Love and Ruin: Book Review

We’re All Adults Here Book Recommendations & Other Musings by Carol Tuttle Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Knowing the ending doesn’t spoil this new novel at all. Paula McLain, Cleveland author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun, never expected to write this new novel. The Paris Wife was her luminous, bestselling historical […]

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We’re All Adults Here: December Edition

We’re All Adults Here Book Recommendations & Other Musings by Carol Tuttle The holiday season has arrived, and we are lending many seasonal music CDs and DVDs from our library building collections. Are you aware that the “collection” of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library includes our digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies and music available through hoopla? In the hurried days ahead, […]

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We’re All Adults Here: November Edition

We’re All Adults Here Book Recommendations & Other Musings by Carol Tuttle  Have you noticed a trending sub-genre in books and film over the last couple of years? I call it the “The Women behind the Scenes” theme. Currently, three titles are trending: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore;  The Woman Who Smashed […]

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Recommendation: Reincarnation Blues

Reincarnation Blues Book Recommendation by John Kleinbaum I don’t usually read fantasy novels but was drawn to the cover of Reincarnation Blues by the neon art and by my own perennial interest in coming back again as something different. I have also suspected that there might be some blues involved. A few pages in and […]

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