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A Comparative Look at Awards Season

OscarsThis morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. Honoring achievements in film, the Oscars are highly anticipated by Hollywood and movie goers alike. These nominations come several weeks after announcements of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) and the British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA Awards).

Every year, I find it interesting to compare the lists of nominees in the major categories at these three awards shows. Sometimes the nominations are strikingly similar (as with this year’s nominees for best director and lead actress), and sometimes they are completely different (as with this year’s nominees for best supporting actor). Below, I have listed all the nominees for film, director and the four major acti...

January Book Clubs

booksIt’s the start of a new  year, which means New Year’s resolutions. If your goal is to make new friends, read more books, or tiptoe out of your comfort zone, come to the library! With six book clubs for adults, covering a variety of genres and reading interests, the library is here to help you make your goals a reality.

For more information about the book clubs or to pick up a copy of this month’s selection, stop by the first floor Reference Desk and talk to a librarian.

After Austen Book Club (Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm) The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Afte...

A Modern Christmas

Christmas at DisneyworldChristmas is here again,
Stand up and cheer again.
Let’s leave our heartaches and sorrows behind.
- "Christmas is Here Again", Roger Whittaker

I know I say this every year, but it bears repeating: Christmas is my most favorite time of year! I love everything associated with the Christmas season and have since I was a little girl. I love decorating the Christmas tree with White Christmas playing in the background, baking cookies while singing along to my favorite Christmas tunes, and wrapping piles of presents late into the night. There are s...

Turkey Day

thanksgiving cookiesWith its tradition of big meals and family gatherings, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is also the most overlooked of the fall holidays, stuck in between the fun of Halloween and the cheer of Christmas. No sooner has the Halloween candy been eaten, than we are skipping ahead and preparing for Christmas, with only a meal and shopping to celebrate Thanksgiving. Even Hollywood seems to have bypassed Thanksgiving for the more obvious Christmas plots. Thanksgiving movies may be few and far between, but there are still enough to remind us what the holiday is really about: food, family, thankfulness, and pie. Always pie.

If you are in the mood for a Thanksgiving movie this season, browse the HCPL catalog and request one today!

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

hunger gamesIt’s an opening night watch party! Dress as your favorite Hunger Games character, play games, win prizes, and watch The Hunger Games (the first movie in the trilogy). Bring pillows, snacks and friends. Party is open to all ages, but movie is PG-13. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Thursday, November 21 from 6:30-9:00 pm.

For more information, call the librar...

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