Join us for Movie Matinee on Monday, February 17, 1 pm to watch "The Great Gatsby" starring Leo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. OUr If you’d like to read more about the roaring twenties, and the Jazz age, check out our Spotlight page.
Lucy's Book Mark
"Red Rising," a debut novel from Pierce Brown, tops the new LibraryReads list. LibraryReads is a compilation of librarian's favorite forthcoming titles for the month. Oshkosh Public Library buys a copy of each title that appears on the list. "Red Rising" is being called the "next great read for those who loved The Hunger Games." Other titles are "The Martian" by Andy Weir, "This Dark Road to Mercy", Wiley Cash's second book and a nonfiction pick "E.E. Cummings: A Life" by Susan Cheever. Current list that's availalbe is on the display board next to the second floor Reference Desk.
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?
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.