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Movie of the Month: On Golden Pond

Norman and Ethel Thayer spend every summer at their New England home. This year, their daughter, Chelsea, shows up, hoping to mend her frayed relationship with her father before he dies. Starring Henry Fonda—in his final movie role; Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.

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July 2018 Book Recommendations

Eli Wallach’s THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME: IN MY ANECDOTAGE; a memoir by the versatile actor of Broadway, screen–and television’s–Batman. Erma Bombeck’s MOTHERHOOD: THE SECOND OLDEST PROFESSION; the ups and downs of parenting from the popular humorist. Thomas Mann’s DEATH IN VENICE; the author examines life and death; love and suffering. Erica Jong’s HOW […]

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Your children will not learn the love of readingif their summer reading lists are boring

WASHINGTON, DC – Are your kids looking forward to reading a few good books this summer? The answer is probably “no” if you force feed them with titles that are boring, says author, publisher and education advocate David Bruce Smith. “They are not going to develop a true love of reading unless you get them […]

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The Civil War: June 5 – June 10, Augusta, MI

Starring Robert Newman and Fee Waybill
Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, The Civil War is a thrilling and awe-inspiring “dramatic theatrical concert.” The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, […]

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New report puts focus on Liberal Arts

WASHINGTON, DC – You’d think that the National Academies of Sciences would be out there promoting STEM education: the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But a new report questions whether the purpose of education is to provide students with “a path to educated citizenship or employment.” “There’s no question that a knowledgeable citizenry […]

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Book of the Week: ANTS ON THE MELON by Virginia Hamilton Adair

Virginia Hamilton Adair’s ANTS ON THE MELON; a debut collection of poetry published in 1996 by an octogenarian.

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Book of the Week: GREAT FOOD, ALL DAY LONG: EAT JOYFULLY, EAT HEALTHILY by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s GREAT FOOD, ALL DAY LONG: EAT JOYFULLY, EAT HEALTHILY; homemade and heavenly–with less calories.  

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ: 100 Books, 1 Winner

The Great American Read is an eight-part series from PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these […]

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Summer 2018 Reading List

Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME Chaim Potok’s THE CHOSEN Chaim Potok’s MY NAME IS ASHER LEV   Kathy Cannon Wiechman’s LIKE A RIVER: A CIVIL WAR NOVEL Chris Stevenson’s THE DRUM OF DESTINY Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES   Joanne Greenberg’s I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN Honore Morrow’s ON TO OREGON! James […]

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Book of the Week: SELF-PORTRAIT by Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney’s and Mickey Herskowitz’s SELF-PORTRAIT; the actress’s many movies, multiple marriages, and personal tragedies.    

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