Books & Media

Travel 2014

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014Whether you're looking for somewhere to go or content to travel from your armchair, Lonely Planet doesn't disappoint.  Take a look at their Best in Travel 2014 to see the latest hot spots around the globe.  Sneak peek:  Texas makes the list!

 

 

 

 

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New Fantasy Reads for Teens

new fantasy for teensLooking for something new to read? Whether you’re already a fantasy fan or want to explore the genre, consider checking out one of these books that are new to our shelves.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stand & Cheer!

inspire othersIn 2006, the American Film Institute released a list of the 100 most inspiring American movies: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers. It’s an interesting list that definitively answers the question, does a movie need to be sentimental to be inspiring? Looking over the broad range of genres present in this list, the answer is a definite no. Moviegoers can find inspiration in films that invite them to open themselves to love, stand up for what they believe is right, fight the good fight, and rediscover the innocence of childhood. Even superhero movies, like the recently released Captain America: The Winter Soldier, encourage audiences to aspire to be greater.

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The History of a Language

Would you be surprised to find out Shakespeare's works are written in Modern English? It's true! Modern English started in about 1450. Granted, Shakespeare's time included the early years of the Modern English period (1450-1800), while we live in the Late Modern English period (1800 onward). There are some differences, but not many. See for yourself

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Annihilation: One Bizzare, Fantastic, Wild Ride.

AnnihilationIf you're looking for something different than your traditional space opera, or the popular dystopian fiction, then give Annihilation a try.

 

 

 

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