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Newsletter 2015-11-27

New Fiction:

  • The Secret of Santa Vittoria, a novel by Robert Crichton.  “Depicts the efforts of an Italian mountain village to protect its hoard of wine from German soldiers near the end of World War II. It was hugely popular because of its blend of adventure, romance, and comedy flavored with nostalgia for the war. The story holds up better than most popular fiction because of its balance between sentimentality and darker elements and especially through the attention to detail about daily life in Santa Vittoria. Even though the characters rarely rise above caricature and the young lovers are tiresome, Crichton’s village is vividly credible.”

New Blu-Ray disc:

  • The Secret of Santa Vittoria, starring Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Kruger, Sergio Franchi.  “The mayor of the hillside village of Santa Vittoria is the wine-loving town’s leader. Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town. The town turns to Bombolini when they want to hide over a million bottles of wine from the Nazi army.”

The N-O-W Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesday, December 2nd from 10 to 11:30 am.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, December 4th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Persuader, by Lee Child, the 7th book in the Jack Reacher series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:  “Jack Reacher takes an undercover assignment to investigate the disappearance of a federal agent from the home of a notorious drug dealer, but Reacher soon discovers that the dealer has ties to a man from Reacher’s own past.”

The N-O-W CLC Grade 1 will visit the library Monday, December 14th from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Newsletter 2015-11-13

New Blu-ray disc:

  • The Godfather, the Coppola restoration, directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring in The Godfather Part I: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden; The Godfather Part II: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana KIng, John Cazale; and in The Godfather Part III: Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia.  Based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.

Newsletter 2015-11-06

New Blu-ray:

  • Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Robert Stephens.  Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.  Based upon histories by Plutarch, Suetonius Appian, other ancient sources and The life and times of Cleopatra, by C.M. Franzero.  This beautiful film, made long before computer special effects, is wonderful to view, but the antics of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are the scandalous back story. Special features: Commentary with Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky; Cleopatra through the ages: a cultural history; Cleopatra’s missing footage; The Cleopatra papers: a private correspondence; continued film commentary; Cleopatra: the film that changed Hollywood; The fourth star of Cleopatra; Fox movietone news: archival footage of the New York premiere and Archival footage of the Hollywood premiere.

Newsletter 2015-10-09

New Blu-Ray discs:

  • The Ultimate James Bond Collection, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig.  All the Bond films are gathered together in three cases:  1962-1977, 1979-2002, and 2006-2015.  Experience Bond with this fitting tribute to the most iconic and enduring secret agent in movie history.  23 films on Blu-ray from Dr. No to Skyfall plus space reserved for Spectre (Coming 2016).  Over 120 hours of Special Features including 2 all-new featurettes and a 90 minute documentary Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

Newsletter 2015-10-02

New Nonfiction:

  • America the Beautiful, Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, by Ben Carson, MD, with Candy Carson
  • One Nation, What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future, by Ben Carson, MD with Candy Carson

New Cookbooks:

  • Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations 2015
  • Maple, 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup, by Katie Webster

New DVDs:

  • Godzilla, starring  Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston.
  • Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 3, and 4, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Derrick O’Connor, Patsy Kensit, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson, Chris Rock, Jet Li.