Friday, April 27, 2012
"Vera" (TV series) - two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn plays the unconventional Detective Inspector based on the writings of Ann Cleeves
Out May 1:
Haywire" - mixed martial arts champion Gina Carano stars as a double-crossed spy fighting to stay alive - all-star supporting cast including Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, April 27th, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue
Jersey Shore Cast Member and Author Vinny G will be here to sign his book, Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama and Maintain Inner Cool.
We all have the power to make our lives better in an instant. You have absolute power to control your crazy. In his new book, Vinny from Jersey Shore shares the step-by-step program that has helped him get a handle on his anxious mind and filled him with a sense of personal power and control that has rocked every facet of his life.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Come Home, by Lisa Scottoline
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"The Swerve" tells the story of the rediscovery during the Renaissance of "On The Nature of Things" by the ancient Roman poet Lucretius. This lengthy work of verse espoused the then-dangerous views that the universe was not controlled by gods, that religion can be a danger to people, that virtue and pleasure can be mixed together, and that matter is made up of ever-moving particles that either collide or go elsewhere at random. Professor Greenblatt chronicles how the distribution of "On The Nature of Things" influenced the makeup in future centuries of science, politics, philosophy and literature.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012, 7:00pm @Book Revue
Talk Show Host, Actress, and Author, Ricki Lake, will be here to speak about and sign her memoir, Never Say Never: Finding a Life that Fits.
From the beloved teen star, talk-show host, and media personality, an uplifting and revelatory memoir about turning forty, losing weight, and reinventing oneself at any age. Readers first met Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray. They fell in love with her as the spunky, no-holds-barred host of The Ricki Lake Show. And they came to respect her as the
executive producer behind The Business of Being Born, a groundbreaking documentary on childbirth in the United States. Now, Ricki’s many fans will get to know her in a whole new way.
In this intimate, bold, and relatable memoir, Ricki takes readers into her childhood home in Westchester County, where her parents—once liberal Jews—became born-again Christians. She’ll reveal the sexual abuse she endured, and the subsequent food issues and weight problems spawned from that trauma. She’ll pull back the curtain on her life as
a celebrity, from Hairspray through her decade-long talk show to the reinvention of herself as an author and filmmaker on the subject of alternative childbirth. Along the way, Ricki has weathered near bankruptcy, a brutal divorce, and a string of broken romances, while
also giving birth to two sons and raising them as a single mother—circumstances that would knock some of the strongest off their feet. But not this fighter.
Timed to coincide with Ricki’s return to the television screen with a brand-new talk show in 2012, this inspiring memoir gives readers an empowering example of the way one woman learned to take responsibility for her emotions, trust her gut, and turn an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Derek "Bud Harrelson" played all but three of his sixteen-year major league career with the Mets. He was the everyday shortstop on the 1969 World Championship team and the 1973 National League penant winning club. A clutch hitter in spite of a .236 lifetime batting average, Harrelson was superb at his position with a career .969 fielding percentage and a Gold Glove in 1971. After his retirement as a player in 1980, Bud Harrelson became a Mets coach in 1986 for a team that won 108 games and the World Series in memorable fashion. In 1990 and 91 Harrelson managed the club.
Presently this native Californian lives in Hauppauge and serves as both Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and first base coach for the Long Island Ducks minor league club. Bud Harrelson wrote "Turning Two" in collaboration with longtime New York sportswriter Phil Pepe. The book includes a foreward by Daryl Strawberry, a standout player on the 1986 Mets team considered by many the greatest in National League history.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Among the documentary's onscreen commentators was Glenn Stout, a prolific sports writer who penned the 2011 book Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, A Championship Season and Fenway's Remarkable First Year, to be found in Merrick Library's collection. In it Mr. Stout chronicles a year that ended with a memorable World Series versus the then-New York Giants and future Hall of Fame manager John J. McGraw.
Merrick Library also has these books written or edited by Glenn Stout:
Everything They Had: Sportswriting From David Halberstam (editor)
Yankees Century: 100 Years of New York Yankees Baseball
And other recent works about baseball's history:
Breslin, Jimmy. Branch Rickey.
Harrelson, Bud. Turning Two: My Journey to the Top of the World and Back with the New York Mets.
Kennedy, Kostya. 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.
Vescey, George. Stan Musial: An American Life.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
Follow this link for the full article....http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-reading/
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
"The Iron Lady" - Meryl Streep as the history-making British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a performance that won Best Actress honors at the Academy, Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Awards
"King of Devil's Island - from Norway - a lone inmate leads an uprising against a corrupt school for delinquents who are used for cheap labor instead of getting an education - stars Stellan Skarsgard ("Girl With the Dragon Tattoo")
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Monday, April 2nd, 2012, 7:00pm @ Book Revue
Author Ridley Pearson will be here to speak about and sign his newest book in the "Kingdom Keeper series, Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game."
As the Disney Fantasy joins the cruise fleet, a special treat is in store for guests aboard its inaugural sail from Cape Canaveral to Los Angeles: the Disney Host Interactive teenage guides will be part of the Fantasy crew.
Finn, Maybeck, Charlene, Willa, and Philby are to attend the cruise as celebrity guests, and to perform a ribbon cutting for the DHI server to go live. The Fantasy is now the most advanced cruise ship in the world.
But all is not right belowdecks. Strange things are happening. Unexplained phenomena. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation: nearly every Disney villain is represented onboard the new ship: whether on its decks or in its theaters. It's believed the Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and are "stowaways." Worse: it is believed they have stolen an important journal that once belonged to Walt Disney himself--Finn has been having dreams about this--and that some kind of mission is planned.
The ship sets sail filled with enthusiastic guests and crew, and the battle is on in new and exotic arenas: the beaches of Castaway Cay, the caves of Aruba, the locks of the Panama Canal, Costa Rica's rain forest zip line . . . But the end game is far more complicated and intense than anything the Kingdom Keepers had planned on. If the Overtakers get their way, a power will be unleashed that no one will have the ability to vanquish: Chernabog, dormant for years, is about to have his full powers restored. . . .