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"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made."- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ken Follett’s long-awaited The Evening and the Morning hit library shelves today, September 15. This prequel to The Pillars of the Earth creates a new beginning to the Kingsbridge cycle, the hugely popular series that ignited an interest in history for many readers. The Pillars of the Earth centered on the building of a cathedral in an English town and its successors span the centuries of the town following the cathedral’s completion.
You’ve seen enough “Best Of” lists for 2018 by now, so the Randall Oaks staff thought we’d just share some of our favorites, whether they're critically lauded or not. Here’s a sampling of books and movies that came out last year that we enjoyed for various reasons- they made us think, they made us cry, they were just plain fun, etc.
Now that we’re finally into October, it’s culturally acceptable for me to fully exhibit my undying love for all things Halloween, which includes gorging myself on scary books and movies (I’ve already got my plans set to see the Halloween sequel later this month). Even if you’re not the type who watches horror movies all year long, leading up to Halloween is the perfect time to curl up in the dark and spook yourself with some creepy films.
In some cases, the definitive version of a song is the cover version. Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” is inarguably the definitive version, despite the fact that it’s a Bob Dylan cover. Some artists, notably Nina Simone, possess an uncanny ability to make every song they performed feel like an original. There is also the equally rare gift of incorporating a known song into an original composition, and making something completely new.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away in February 2018. He was 48 years old.
With the cold winter weather approaching and the days getting shorter, it’s the time of year where I especially enjoy curling up on the couch and watching a movie after a long day of work. The holidays are just around the corner, and that means the Christmas DVDs are sure to fly off the shelves here at FRVPLD. Don’t forget, though, that you can stream movies for free with your library card now that we have Hoopla! Hoopla has variety of Christmas movies available for all ages that you can stream right away.
Believe it or not, 2017 is more than halfway over. In case you’ve been living in an underground bunker or whatever, here's what you've missed so far this year:
“Bad and Boujee” - Migos