The Oscar nominees are out. Book adaptations made a strong showing in the major categories: Best Picture, Director, Best Actor & Actress and Best Supporting Actor & Actress. "American Hustle," based on "The Sting Man" had 10 nominations, "12 Years a Slave" (9), "Captain Phillips" (6), "The Wolf of Wall Street" (5) and "Philomena" (4) How many have you read or seen? Which was better, the book or the movie?
Lucy's Book Mark
Chase away the winter chills and curl up with a good book. Now is the perfect time to get to those books you've been meaning to read. When you finish reading three books, turn in your entry form (available at the library) and stop in at the Reference Desk to choose a free book for yourself. You can also fill out the online form and the next time you're here, choose your free book. More information on our "For Readers" page.
Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. The Monday Movie Matinee will show “42,” the film about Robinson’s first year in the majors, on January 20 at 1 pm. If you’d like to know more about Jackie Robinson and the early history of baseball, check out our Spotlight page.
The American Christian Fiction Writers' presented awards for the best in Christian fiction published within the last year. Here are some of the 2013 winners:
Oprah has announced the next title in her Book Club 2.0 series. It is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Unfortunately the title is not available yet, with a publication date of Jan. 7 and already has numerous holds. The novel, a 19th-century narrative featuring real and fictional characters, weaves together the stories of a slave girl and a slave owner's daughter. Just like Kidd's other book, "The Secret Life of Bees," the setting is South Carolina.