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When the Killing's Done

T. C. Boyle fans who braved the rainy weather to see him speak at Headquarters Thursday night were rewarded with an entertaining evening. Boyle has published 13 novels and many short stories. He is known for his creative imagination and slightly off-kilter perspective. Using actual events for...

Alterknits

 

Hobbyists have no better resource than SLCL, especially when learning something new or needing renewed inspiration. Among my newest hobbies is needle felting and so I have used the library's collection for new ideas and to learn the fine points of the art.

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First Aid Kit

On my way to work last week, this song came on KDHX. It sounded like acoustic folk with Cotton-style finger picking. The lyrics connect the names Emmylou and June with Graham and Johnny. My pinfeathers go pimply and jut out straight. The harmonies remind me of those two...

Shostakovich and His World

Soviet composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) wrote 15 symphonies. His Seventh Symphony, the "Leningrad...

Within Temptation by The Unforgiving

 

Fans of goth from Evanescence and The Fallen, should consider checking out "Within Temptation" from a Dutch band called The Unforgiving...

Social Q's

 

If your favorite etiquette book contains instructions on leaving calling cards with a butler, it may be time to check out a few newer books. Classic books on manners may not address unanswered emails, posting unflattering photos on Facebook, or taking cell phone calls during dinner...

In a Lonely Place

Do you have a penchant for desperate men who chain smoke and wear fedoras while they cling to hopeless lives? The library has black and white noir classics full those colorful characters.

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Win Win

 

There were no Oscar nods to this offbeat, funny and touching film yet it in every way "Win Win"...

Sherlock

 

Enjoy a good mystery? Find that a British accent really adds credence to a detective? Then try these in your DVD player.

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Wild Flag

 

It seems that everybody's jibber-jabbering about this Adele lady. Oh, Adele won 6 Grammy awards, oh Adele has the voice of an angel. OK, I'll concede...

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