- National Geographic Whales in Crisis: Pilots, humpbacks, bowheads and orcas are the majestic sea mammals introduced to the viewer by scientists willing to risk life and limb as they journey from the Florida Keys to the Arctic in daring missions of whale conservation.
- Hell and Back Again: In this documentary, U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris is wounded by Taliban machine-gun fire, then grapples with the stress of civilian life upon return in his home of North Carolina.
- The Artist: This modern-day silent film artfully recounts the poignant end of the silent-movie era in the late 1920s. The story contrasts the declining fortunes of a silent-screen superstar with his lover’s rise to popularity as a darling of the “talkies.”
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Believing that his father left him a message before dying in the September 11 attacks, young Oskar Schell embarks on an emotional odyssey through New York City to find the lock that matches a key he found among his father’s belongings.
- Ghost Rider The Spirit of Vengeance: When the devil resurfaces with aims to take over the world in human form, Johnny Blaze reluctantly comes out of hiding to transform into the flame-spewing supernatural hero Ghost Rider — and rescue a 10-year-old boy from an unsavory end.
- John Carter: One minute, dozing Civil War veteran John Carter is evading Apaches in a deserted cave. The next, he’s waking up on Mars, a once-Earthlike planet that’s devolved into chaos — and civil war of a different sort.
- 21 Jump Street (2012): When two youthful undercover cops who work the local high school to investigate a drug ring, the guys find that much has changed since their own school days.
- The Vow: When a newlywed woman who slips into a coma after a car accident and awakens with amnesia, her devoted husband must help her recover and also win her back. Inspired by true events.
- Hugo: When his father dies, 12-year-old orphan Hugo takes up residence behind the walls of a Parisian train station. There, he meets Isabelle, the daughter of filmmaker Georges Méliès, who holds the key to Hugo’s destiny.
- Mirror Mirror: After she spends all her money, an evil enchantress queen schemes to marry a handsome, wealthy prince who is in love with Snow White. Joined by seven rebellious dwarves, Snow White launches an epic battle of good vs. evil.
Join us tomorrow, Thursday, July 26th for the last of our summer evening concert series as we enjoy the musical talents of Shon Townsend and Friends. The concert will begin at 6pm, and seating is limited so please bring your own. Light refreshments will be provided via the wonderful volunteers at RSVP.
Join us tomorrow evening, July 12th, at 7pm in the rose garden for the musical talents of John Breen and Friends. Seating is limited so we encourage you to bring your own. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the RSVP volunteers.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was release in 2007 and features the talents of Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker and Zooey Deschanel. It is based on the book of the same name by Ron Hansen, and both items are available in our collection.
“Hansen re-creates the real West with his imaginative telling of the life of the most famous outlaw of them all, Jesse James, and of his death at the hands of the upstart Robert Ford. James, a charismatic, superstitious, and moody man, holds sway over a ragged gang who fear his temper and quick shooting. Robert Ford, a young gang member torn between worshipping Jesse and taking his place, guns him down in cold blood and lives out his days tormented by the killing.”
The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We’ll resume normal hours of operation on Thursday, July 5th.
We wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday!
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer: Harry Clifton hopes to marry Emma Barrington but wants to escape from his family’s secrets. When an American dies after being rescued, Harry takes on the identity of Tom Bradshaw, but once he reaches New York, he starts to regret his identity change.
The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry: Zachariah Simon has kidnapped disgraced journalist Steve Berry’s daughter and forces him to search for a treasure that involves Christopher Columbus.
A Dog’s Journey by Bruce W. Cameron: Believing that he has achieved his purpose throughout several eventful lives, Buddy the dog is drawn to a vibrant but troubled teen who he struggles to help until they are separated.
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash: After snooping, Jess Hall’s older brother Christopher is killed during a snake-handling religious service, and sheriff Barefield who investigates the crime has his own dark past.
A Trail to Wounded Knee by Tim Chaplain: In 1876, alone after his wife abandons him, court-martialed army lieutenant Thaddeus Coyle starts his life over in a Black Hills freighting business and eventually takes a job with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, setting the stage for complicated reunions years later–one with his family in Washington, D.C., and one with his freighting partner, Swift Hawk, at Wounded Knee.
The Sea Witch by Stephen Coonts: A collection of three novellas about war and undercover military operations.
The Storm by Clive Cussler: Kurt Austin and the other members of the NUMA Special Assignment Team are called to investigate a ship that had been devoured by a mysterious substance in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson: When the site of his daughter’s upcoming wedding burns down, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend, Henry Standing Bear, witness the falling death of a young Crow woman and are recruited into an investigation that incites the wrath of the bride-to-be.