Ramsey County Library will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25.

September 2014

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    Program Alert: A New Look at Christopher Columbus! ()

    http://www.biography.com/people/christopher-columbus-9254209

    The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus
    Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
    RCL - Roseville
    2180 Hamline Ave. N.

    Popular historian J.B. Andersen returns with the untold story of the discovery of America. It’s a story of exploration and discovery; but also one of dissension and mutiny, ships marooned and at least one instance when Columbus got arrested and hauled back to Spain in chains. Come hear about some of the events that get left out of the schoolbooks. Then prepare yourself to be amazed and amused by the New World shenanigans.

    This event presented in cooperation with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota and with the support of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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    Tags: History, Programs

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    Based on the Book - Fall Movie Preview ()

    Gone Girl

    With the coming of fall, so comes the fall movie season.  And so many movies coming out this fall are based on books. 

    Looking forward to comparing the movie with the book?  You might want to get on the list for some of these now.  After all, The Fault in Our Stars still has a pretty sizable request list.

    For more about these movies, check out Entertainment Weekly's always impressive Fall Movie Preview issue (8/13/14).

    On to the films!

    Gone Girl (release date: 10/3/14)
    Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn...

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    Tags: Books, Movies

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    Lev Grossman - Club Book Podcast is Up! ()

    Club Book image

    Did you miss Lev Grossman's fabulous appearance at RCL - Roseville kicking off the new Club Book season?  Were you there but wish to relive the magic? 

    Never fear!  For your listening pleasure, Club Book now has podcasts of all of their author events on their website

    And now, without further ado - Lev Grossman in his full authorial glory

    Slight warning:  Despite Lev Grossman being a regular guest on NPR, this podcast contains some explicit language that may not be appropriate for children.

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    Tags: Club Book, Fiction, Programs