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  • henry aaron
    Hank Aaron

    Hammerin' Hank was regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time and became an inspiration and pop culture figure to all. His 755 career home runs stood as the MLB record for 33 years. As a right fielder, he played 23 seasons from 1954 through 1976. Here are some titles from our catalog about his amazing career and life.

  • Picturing Information

    Books for the February 2021 online art book club on information graphics for artists, with a special focus on the designs created for the W.E.B. Du Bois curated Paris 1900 exhibit. Many more books on the subject are normally available to anyone but this list only contains those that can be borrowed at this time, in January-February 2021. The titles on this list can all be borrowed by Free Library card holders by placing holds and picking up at locations currently offering curbside or contactless pickup services or by reading online via our ebook providers such as Hoopla. This list does not include reference books that must be used inside our buildings, books stored in our offsite stacks, the Regional Operations Center or ebooks that have catalog records but are not at this time available.


Reviews

  • Summer of a thousand pies by Dilloway, Margaret.
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    After her alcoholic father goes to jail, 12-yr-old Cady Bennett must leave foster care in San Diego to live with an estranged aunt in the obscure mountain town of Julian. Cady doesn't know the particulars of the family's estrangement (she finds out later), nor does she know how to respond to Aunt Michelle and her partner, Suzanne, who give her the stability, a pretty room (her mother's), love, and a wholesome natural environment which she has never experienced. Cady gradually unwinds, learns to trust, make friends, heal her emotional scars, and save her Aunt's failing pie business. A fan of baking shows, Cady wants to learn how to bake. Aunt Shell's unfailing patience and discipline in teaching Cady how to bake, tempered by Suzanne's sweet indulgence, transform a damaged recalcitrant pre-teen into a lovable and responsible girl. Cady marshals the help of the townspeople to save Aunt Shell's business by developing her own pie recipes to add to the shop's menu. Wonderful book, true to life characters. Latino interest. Illegal aliens, undocumented workers. Great recipes for pies, Lady Baltimore Cake, Tres Leches Cake, icing ,and gluten free crust included. Attractive cover. Must read! Double-thumbs up! Gr. 5 and up. Marianne Bucci, Head, Children's Dept., NER

    Reviewed by Marianne B on Jan 22, 2021

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  • No good deed
    ☆☆☆☆☆

     

    Drama. Suspenseful. Thriller. Violent. Crime.

    The movie is full of tension from the very beginning.  The actors are strong and convincing. Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson worked well together.  Elba looked the part of a bad guy. He was very effective (simply evil). Taraji never have a problem with keeping up with any of her leading men  She is always quick and on point with her responses( but a little too naive in this film). This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like fast-paced suspense this movie is for you.  I enjoyed this movie.

    Reviewed by Joyce L on Jan 22, 2021

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  • Matilda
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Watched the Matilda with my grandson. Forgot how much I enjoyed this movie. A story of a gifted girl who has a special power. She uses her power for good. Nice family movie.

    Reviewed by Donna P on Jan 20, 2021

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  • The strangers by Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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    Reviewed by Megan M on Jan 19, 2021

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  • The miseducation of Lauryn Hill. by Hill, Lauryn.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Best Album ever. People moved to Philly over this album. Or at least I did.

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Jan 14, 2021

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  • Once again by Legend, John.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Great Vocals and Piano.

    Reviewed by Ellen A on Jan 14, 2021

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