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The Return of Pooh Opens Everybody's Eyes in 'Christopher Robin'

Mark Bialczak | 11 months ago

Imagine, if you will, a grown-up Christopher Robin ear-deep in a dilemma. He lives in London with a wife and daughter. He’s in charge of the family luggage company.

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You'll See More LPL Events Out in the Community the Next Few Months

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

More LPL programs will be taking place out in the community in February and March.

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A Trip Back to 'Mamma Mia' Island Brings Even More Joy

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

The joy of ABBA’s music surely lives on with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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A New Batch of Stars Puts Their Hearts on the Line in this Latest Version of 'The Seagull'

Mark Bialczak | 12 months ago

Stop, in the name of love!

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Here's What Folks Were Checking Out the Most at the LPL in 2018

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

”Pop singer Ed Sheeran’s album Divide held down the No. 2 spot. The rock and rap of Kid Rock in Sweet Southern Sugar took No. 3.Check out the label's album...

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Discover Why Fred Rogers Really Was A Champion for All Children

Mark Bialczak | 13 months ago

At some point about halfway through the strikingly poignant documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? the parade of people who pay homage to the man whom America came to know...

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Get Attached to Woodley's Great Talent in 'Adrift'

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

Tell Shailene Woodley that she’s Tami Oldham, and the actress is all in.

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Don't Leave Home without It

Keith Gatling | 14 months ago

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I see people here in the library who want to take something out, but don’t have their library card with them.

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You'll Find the Real Deal in 'The 15:17 to Paris,' but How Far Can the Heroes Carry a Movie?

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

There’s so much going for The 15:17 to Paris.

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Celebrate the Holidays with the Onyx Clarinet Quartet

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

The musicians in the Onyx Clarinet Quartet will make sure of that.They promise a set of music to wrap up the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to Holiday...

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Why Not Handle Those Gift Card Receipts with a Photo Finish?

Keith Gatling | 14 months ago

I love gift cards.

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That Family Style Carries On in 'Ocean's Eight'

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

Danny Ocean is gone, we find out in the fourth installment of the franchise that made his last name and big crime game famous, but his sister Debbie is fresh...

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Here's What to Do When You Decide It's Time to Manage Your Passwords

Keith Gatling | 14 months ago

Too many passwords! Just too many darned passwords!

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You Can Make This Up, Say the Musicians in the New Leaf Ensemble

Mark Bialczak | 14 months ago

There could be surprises sprung at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Carman Community Room during the third concert of the Fall Music Series: From Bluegrass to Polka to...

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Sometimes It's OK to Throw Away a Password

Keith Gatling | 15 months ago

What’s a throwaway password? It’s a password for a website that you use very rarely. Perhaps it’s a shopping website that you use maybe once or twice a year, but...

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Take a Wild Ride with ‘Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle’

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

Transformation is the name of the game in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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'Mary Shelley' Delves into the Author's Monster of a Time Creating Her Masterpiece

Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

The story about the making of this particular monster really is quite a dilly.

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Fritz's Polka Band Knows How to Spread Happy Vibes

Fritz's Polka Band and Mark Bialczak | 15 months ago

Fritz’s Polka Band will fill the Carman Community Room with happy sounds this Sunday. Oct. 21.That much you can bank on.Fritz Scherz has been making me smile with his music...

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When It's OK to Use the Same Password

Keith Gatling | 15 months ago

The last time I was here, I said how you shouldn’t use the same password everywhere. I also said that there were a couple of exceptions to this.

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It's Not That Difficult to Figure Out a Hard Password

Keith Gatling | 16 months ago

By now, many of you have probably already heard that Facebook’s been hacked, and that you should change your password.

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Melissa McCarthy Sort-of-Sweetly Returns to College as 'Life of the Party'

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

So a middle-aged set of parents drop their daughter off for her senior year at college, and as soon as they reach the car for the ride back home, hubby...

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Thanks to All as We Turn the Pages on Another Popular Book Sale

Mark Bialczak | 16 months ago

Thanks to all who volunteered for the year-long effort of book sorting, setting up, sale operation and break down.

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'Book Club' Gives Its Reliable Stars the Chance to Get Back Into It

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago

As the wonderful, honorable stars do their reliably solid work in Book Club, I’m still not ever quite all there.

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'I Can Only Imagine' Captures the Glory of the Perfect Song at the Right Time

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago

Life sure didn’t come easy for young Bart Millard.

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Cellular vs. WiFi

By Keith Gatling | 17 months ago

Mr. G tackles the issue of Cellular vs. WiFi via video.

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Brothers for Life Bring the Comfortable Feel of Home to 'Visible Soul'

Mark Bialczak | 17 months ago

BFL and “Visible Soul” are named very well.

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'The Greatest Showman' Puts Hugh Jackman's Talents Center Stage, Believe It

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago

Everything about The Greatest Showman comes off quite grand.

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Understanding WiFi

By Keith Gatling | 18 months ago

Take a video trip to the land of WiFi with LPL tech guy Mr. G.

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Get Ready for a Wild Ride with 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Mark Bialczak | 18 months ago

If you were a card-carrying kid of the 1960s or 70s, A Wrinkle in Time most likely made its way into your holy-cow discussions. Library card, that is.

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'Black Panther' Begins a Worthy New Chapter in the Marvel Universe

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago

You bet that Black Panther goes where no superhero movie ever previously dared.

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'The Post' Tells It Like It Was. And Is

Mark Bialczak | 19 months ago

There is no fake news in The Post. Weak-kneed journalists need not apply as the president and his justice department followers attempt to put the clamps on a free press.

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You Can Take It With You

Keith Gatling | 19 months ago

The internet, that is.

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Enjoy a Wide Range of Music from Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers in the Carman Community Room

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

The trio Rainbow Missy and the Grin Reapers promise a versatile set when they open the figurative doors to the outdoor concert season with a show on the Dinosaur Garden...

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Chadwick Boseman Demonstrates the Mighty Mountains of Inequity So Well in 'Marshall'

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

Before Thurgood Marshall could become one of the icons of American culture by righting so many injustices and becoming the first African American Supreme Court Justice, the young attorney had...

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Gary Oldman Embraces Winston Churchill for All He's Worth in 'Darkest Hour'

Mark Bialczak | 20 months ago

The history lessons in Darkest Hour shine various lights on Winston Churchill, the King and his Empire, and the oh-so-many players linked to them in the days that Adolph Hitler’s...

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The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

By Keith Gatling | 21 months ago

If you, like me, are at “a certain age” – and even if you are younger – you might find that things below a certain font size are incredibly hard...

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'The Breadwinner' Delivers a Big Message with Heart, Soul

Mark Bialczak | 21 months ago

Don’t let the fact that The Breadwinner uses the format of animation to drive home its message fool you.

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So You Want to Know Why to Text?

By Keith Gatling | 21 months ago

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Learn the Value of Family with 'Coco'

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

Just imagine if your family beat down your dream at every turn. And I mean your extended family. Parents, grandparents, cousins, the whole mass of generations.

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This Kid's Reality Truly Grows into a 'Wonder'

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

Nate and Isabel Pullman know they have something special with their son Auggie. The kid’s a true delight marching around in his NASA astronaut helmet, brandishing his love for space...

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It's Easy to Get Bullish for 'Ferdinand'

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

Get the bigs and littles together for a feel-good viewing of Ferdinand, why don’t you? The bull who first made a name for himself in the picture-book world of Munro...

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There's Plenty to Do for Teens at the LPL

Laurel G. | 22 months ago

Meet the Teen Librarian

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Music to Smile about from Julie Falatico and Rick Montalbano

Mark Bialczak | 22 months ago

The third of four Origins of Jazz III The Jazz Singer series shows had the big Carman Community Room crowd toe-tapping and smiling widely the afternoon of Sunday, March 18.Vocalist...

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Keeping Your Contact Info Up to Date

Keith Gatling | 23 months ago

Getting a new cell phone with a new number? Changing your cell phone number? Changing your email address? Be sure to let all the online services you subscribe to know...

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Get Ready to Have Your Heart Tugged by 'Only the Brave'

Mark Bialczak | 23 months ago

Only the Brave was ripped from the news. So anybody who followed the course of the Yarnell Fire of 2013 or the GQ story No Exit by Sean Flynn from...

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Wanted: Writers to Discover Our Biblioboard Database

Ginny Withers | 23 months ago

Did you know that the library has up-to-date, verified information that you can access at any time from your home computer?

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Kids Get Over Their Clash for the Common Good in 'Swallows and Amazons'

Mark Bialczak | 23 months ago

The Walker four and the Blackett pair are most definitely British kids floating around in their boats on the lake they reluctantly share in Swallows and Amazons.

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The Ames Kids Put Their Time and Talents Behind Their Love for their Library

Mark Bialczak | 23 months ago

Why the Liverpool Public Library for this generosity?

“This is ours,” Meg Ames says. “We enjoy everything about it. We enjoy perusing all the books.

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Savoring the First Half of the Winter Music Series

Mark Bialczak | 23 months ago

The day following the concerts, I posted song videos on our Facebook page. They scored lots of views.I squirreled away a couple for here, though.

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Ronnie Leigh's Ready to Perform with a Smile as Part of The Jazz Singer Series

Mark Bialczak | 24 months ago

I recall him talking about his relationship with Frank Sinatra’s music for my podcast with community radio station WAER, complete with his snippets of The Chairman of the Board’s familiar...

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