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Battle of the Books - Weeks 1 & 2

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Battle of the Books is off to a great start, with many passionate voters dropping their ballots in the box to keep their favorite books in the game. Here’s how we stand at the conclusion of the first two weeks of voting.

Later this summer in Adult fiction, Pride & Prejudice will be battling it out against Gone with the Wind, while

Truth, Justice, & the American Way

superman statueMan of Steel, the highly anticipated reboot to the Superman movie franchise opens in theaters today. Although I love the complexity and grittiness of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the snark of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, and the cleverness of

Room Art & Superheroes!

lego avengersHey teens! Need to get out of the house this summer? We’ve got you covered! On Tuesday, come make awesome art for your room with a blank canvas, paint, magazine cutouts and mod podge! All supplies provided. Room Art: Painting will be in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 18 at 3:00pm. For teens and tweens ages 10 and up.

Then, on Thursday, spend the day at the library for the Superhero Movie Marathon! Bring food, drinks and friends for an exciting trio of movies, or check out the schedule and stop by for your favorite. Trivia, games and prizes in between each movie! For all ages, but all movies are rated PG-13. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30-9:00pm.

Teen Cardboard Fortress Battle

cardboard box manKick off summer reading fun with a Cardboard Fortress Battle! Pick your team, build a fortress out of cardboard boxes and duct tape, design your paper flag, then play mini capture the flag battles in an epic struggle to win the war! Two teams, two cardboard fortresses - tons of fun! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 11 at 3:00pm. For tweens and teens ages 10 and up.

For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: Meet Danbo! Photo by: Sally Crossthwaite
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The Miniseries

CranfordOne of my favorite television forms is the miniseries, a single story told over a limited number of episodes. Because most miniseries are several hours long, they provide more freedom to delve deeper into the plot and the characters than a single two-hour movie. At the same time, they are generally much shorter than an average American TV season, allowing viewers to see a complete story from beginning to end.

In my last blog post (From Classic Page to Screen) I included several miniseries in the list of movies based on classic literature. Although the classics often provide inspiration, the miniseries is a popular vehicle for all genres, from westerns and love stories, to battlefronts and documentaries. It is interesting to see how the min...

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