Oct 092014
 
Looking for something different to read? Stuck in a rut? Check out one of these “Forgotten Gems”.

When Hans van Meegeren’s paintings were sneered at by critics, he got mad…and then he got even. Van Meegeren passed his works of art off as the work of Johannes Vermeer. His most infamous mark was Nazi Hermann Goering. This nonfiction work of art crime and history reads like a fiction novel. Check out “The Forger’s Spell” by Edward Dolnick.

During the summer of 1950, an 11 year old spitfire named Flavia discovers a body in the cucumber patch. She makes an irreverent investigator in “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. See More

 

Oct 062014
 

October 27th 5:30-7:30pm: Fearless Computing classes by CCC instructor covering the ins and outs of Microsoft Word. Build your knowledge one step at a time. $25.00. Pick up Registration forms and attend class at the Loup City Public Library.

Aug 032014
 

Associated Press release:
Topics: From the Wires, Entertainment News, News

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Best-selling author Billie Letts has died at an Oklahoma hospital.

Letts’ publicist, Arlene Johnson, says Letts died Saturday after a brief illness. Letts was 76.

Letts’ novels include “Where the Heart Is,” which was turned into a movie starring Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing and Joan Cusak. Letts also taught English and creative writing at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

Jul 032014
 

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who later survived the brutality of a Japanese prison of war camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific, has died at age 97. Zamperini’s life story was chronicled in the best-seller Unbroken and a film based on the book is set to be released in December. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/03/328077931/olympian-wwii-hero-louis-zamperini-dies-at-97