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    Facebook Movie Advisory Day with Stephanie Curtis--Recap!

    Stephanie Curtis
    As promised, here’s the transcript from our recent Facebook Movie Advisory Day conversation with MPR’s Movie Maven and Cube Critic (and all-around movie genius) Stephanie Curtis! (Please note that we’ve removed our patrons' names since the Internet is a bit less private than Facebook.) On to the recap (complete with convenient links to our catalog)!  Lights, camera, ACTION! Love movies? Looking for your next favorite movie? Join us RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW with the fabulous Stephanie Curtis. Comment on this thread with your favorite film or genre and Stephanie will use her excellent movie knowledge to hook you up! Ramsey County Library (RCL):... Read More »

    Tags: Movies, Recommended

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    If You Liked ... Saving Mr. Banks

    Saving Mr. Banks
    Have you seen Saving Mr. Banks yet?  If you loved the behind the scenes look at the filming of Mary Poppins, here are a few more items in our collection you might enjoy (and a little more backstory). Although wildly popular and starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Disney's fictionalized version of the making of Mary Poppins and Walt Disney's relationship with the prickly author P. L. Travers is from all reports a bit sanitized.  Check out Vulture's... Read More »

    Tags: Movies, Recommended

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    Facebook Movie Advisory Day - March 27, 2014

    Stephanie Curtis
    Have you checked out our amazing Facebook Reader's Advisory Days, where our staff recommends titles just for you, based on books you've loved in the past? Join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., for Facebook Movie Advisory Day, guest starring the fabulous Stephanie Curtis, MPR's Movie Maven and Cube Critic! Tell us a genre or a movie or a director that you love, and we will help you find your next favorite movie!  From Anderson (Wes) to Zemeckis (Robert), romances to spaghetti westerns, foreign to cartoons, we are here to help you fill up your request queue at the library (popcorn not included)! Happy... Read More »

    Tags: Movies, Recommended

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    Get Your Audiobook On!

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
    'Tis the season for home improvement projects, and there's no better way to pass the time during a boring project (or your commute, or your workday) than listening to an amazing audiobook.  Librarians Karen B. and Ellen B. have compiled a list of their favorite recent audiobooks on our website.   In Ellen's words, "these are great examples of how a really great reader can add a lot to the experience of the book."  The list ranges from humor (P.G. Wodehouse) and mystery (Tana French) to fantasy (Neil Gaiman) and classics (Vladimir Nabokov) and their descriptions will make you rush right to the request button.  Find our Can't Miss Audiobooks list and... Read More »

    Tags: Audiobooks, Recommended

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    Frozen Reading ... Save for Summer!

    Frozen
    While searching the catalog for Frozen (on order at the library and due out 3/18/14), I was amazed by all the intriguing sounding novels with Frozen in the title.   (You'll be unsurprised to know that quite a few are set in Minnesota and Wisconsin.) Put these books on your reading list for July.  I have a feeling they'll be lovely reading on a hot, summer's day! Frozen by Mary Casanova - A young adult novel about sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose, the foster child of a corrupt senator in 1920s northern Minnesota.  Unable to speak or remember the... Read More »

    Tags: Fiction, Mysteries, Recommended, Teens