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Take the BBC’s Excess Baggage Travel Quiz

I know it’s a little late to be posting this, but I couldn’t resist. Every year, one of my favorite BBC Radio 4 programs broadcasts a Christmas travel quiz in front of a live audience.

"The Secret in Their Eyes"

This film was the winner of numerous international awards, including nine Clarín Entertainment Awards (Argentina) and the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Celebrate Chanukah: Make a Gelt Bag

Visit the Mt. Pleasant Library with your friends and have fun making your own crafty and creative gelt bag. Materials provided by the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library. Ages: 8-12 Date: Wednesday December 8 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Book Club's Selection for December

Meet Balram Halwai: servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer.

Our November Book Club Selection

In 1925 British explorer Percy Fawcett traveled to the Amazon jungle to find an ancient civilization believed to have lived there in the city of Z, a fabled El Dorado long-rumored to be located deep in the South American wilderness.


When his orchestra is dismantled, Daigo Kobayashi decides to move back to the small town of his childhood with his wife to regroup.

"Small Island" by Andrea Levy

Small Island centers on the lives of four immigrants to London: Hortense Joseph, newly-arrived from Jamaica in 1948; her husband Gilbert Joseph, just returned from the war expecting to be treated as a war hero and not a second-class citizen; their landlady Queenie, raised as a farmer’s daughter; and her husband Bernard, also retu

Review of "The Forest of Hands and Teeth"

This is not your average teen tale. In a post-apocalyptic world infected by the unconsecrated (zombies), young Mary must decide if there could be life beyond the fences of her small world ... in the forbidden forest , and if there is does she betray her upbringing and risk everything, including death, to find out? Once out, there is no turning back, and Mary and several others must push forward while trying to survive in the forest of hand and teeth.