Every year libraries seek to provide the forms our users need to complete their state (New York) and federal (U.S.) income tax forms. More and more, forms are accessible online and requests to get print forms are also online.
One of our great American writers, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, died on Tuesday. She won many awards, including the National Book award for Young People’s literature, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. This is a lifetime achievement award given by the National Book Foundation. You can click on the image below to see her acceptance speech.
And, of course, we’ve got her books in the library! Ursula Le Guin wrote both fiction and nonfiction for all ages, from young schoolchildren, to teenagers, to adults. Click on the image below to get a list of all of her books at the North Castle Public Library.
Join us at 1 pm in Whipoorwill Hall for a free screening of the classic musical THE BAND WAGON!!!!
A must see for everyone, THE BAND WAGON is consistently rated one of the top 50 films of American cinema! With lush color, memorable songs that are part of the Great American Songbook, gorgeous dancing by Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse, this funny film is a hot way to spend to a cold afternoon.
I hope you were all staying warm this snowy Thursday, and then if you are out shoveling snow you go easy listen to your body and don’t over exert yourself.
That said, whether you need something to do as your recover in between rounds of shoveling or if you’re not going out at all and are just staying in and reading and watching some telly, consider watching an episode of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (season 1, episode 2 -ART) about art forgery, the art market, & art verification, top name sales to small museums at prices to good to be true… all subjects we’ve discussed in the past few semesters.
So if you want a guilty pleasure that combines your knowledge of forgers Beltracchi, Ken Perenyi and Mark Landis with various forms of art authentication using paint analysis from my Wednesday night art classes, and news stories about Helly Nahmad galleries (art market collision law suits & legal disputes over ownership of art collections stolen from Holocaust victims) and Steve Martin’s bargain basement Campendonk art forgery, this is your episode. You can also catch it in Hulu & Netflix.
For more on this topic, check out my post Snowy Guilty Pleasures at ProfValFranco.Wordpress.comBeltracchi was the major inspiration for this episode so of course, it’s always interesting to to go back to the source & watch the Beltracchi documentary if forgeries fascinate you.
In addition, there are some great books you can take out from the library, including Caveat Emptor by Ken Perenyi, a guest speaker at my Wednesday Art class a year or so ago.
Hopefully no one loses power or has an snow related problems.
Remember : This Friday’s January 5th free screening of one of the best musicals of the 20th Century, THE BAND WAGON has been rescheduled due to safety concerns regarding the extreme weather & frigid temperatures.
The film will screen Sunday, January 14, at 1 PM in the Event Room st the Library. We hope to see you there.
Have a wonderful snow day.
Yes, it’s true! The man voted “Author of the Century” in several polls would be 126 if he were alive today. He was born on January 3, 1892. Of course, the library has both his books and the films based on them. We also have books by authors who influenced him, and whom he influenced. Here are just a few of them:
Here are some stories published before Tolkien’s books. He may well have read some of these as a child or young man.
Tolkien read and admired this seminal work of science fiction. So did modern master Ursula Le Guin.
An adult book that completes Le Guin’s famous “Earthsea” series, originally written for young adults. Le Guin admires Tolkien and has commented on his work. Her series, like his, is considered a fantasy classic.
Speaking of fantasy classics, who can forget George R.R. Martin? The seventh season of the HBO series is now available to borrow!
Happy 126th birthday, Professor Tolkien! If you’re a fantasy fan, you can celebrate by reading or watching a fantasy that’s new to you.