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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Recovering from the Oscars?


Our friends at Literary Hub came up with this list we think you'll like:
Check it out, it's pretty great!

Would you have nominated something different?
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

In case you missed it...

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The very first issue of The New Yorker was published February 21st, 1925. 

You can read the current issue and back issues right here with your library card.

You can also read 107 more magazines on your reading devices, laptop or pc!  
Getting your devices ready!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wilson!! Tom Hanks has written a book...!

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Yup, It's true! 
Tom Hanks has written, Uncommon Type: Some Stories. 

According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, 
"..the collection comprises 17 stories, each having something to do with a different typewriter. (Hanks has an affinity for the machines, owning a collection of over one hundred vintage typewriters.)"

Expect it to hit shelves October 24th of this year. 
Hanks will also record the audio version.  
Read the Entertainment Weekly interview here!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Jessica Jones, I mean Krysten Ritter...

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Here's this from Access Hollywood:

"Actress-producer Krysten Ritter is becoming a novelist.
Crown Archetype told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it had acquired Ritter's "Bonfire," a psychological thriller about an environmental lawyer and a company accused of dumping toxic chemicals. The book is scheduled for publication on Nov. 7. Ritter said in a statement that she welcomed the chance to "explore a character journey" and likened the writing process to studying an acting part.
Ritter is known for her starring role in the Netflix series "Jessica Jones." Her other credits include "Breaking Bad" and "Woke Up Dead."

We'll let you know as soon as the book is available!

Watch Jessica Jones on Netflix. It's amazing. 

Wanna see Ryan Gosling? He's in today's Friday Film!

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Join us today at 2:00pm for a screening of,
"The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We love our patrons.

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Happy Valentine's Day to all our Merrick patrons. 

Here's a little droll verse from poet Ogden Nash:

Friday, February 10, 2017

While you wait for your copy of 1984 to arrive...

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"If you’re drawn to 1984 because of its dark science and creepy portrayal of Big Brother, try…"


"If a desire to understand the dynamics of resistance and the authoritarian states is driving your desire for Orwell’s classic, try a few other classics…"


"For more dark stories about societies in disarray, try…"


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Words from books...

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Did you know that the word "tween" actually came from The Hobbit in 1937 to describe a hobbit between the ages of 20-33? Check out this great infographic for more word's worth a look!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Are you ready for something other than football?

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So you're just not that into it. 
We understand and 
we're open Sunday 1-5. 
Come in person to get the latest books and movies.

The entertainment possibilities are endless.
Happy Superbowl LI  
(don't ya just love using Roman numerals?)
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Friday, February 3, 2017

1 Book for 5 Boroughs...


This from the New York Times:

"On Wednesday the city announced its One Book, One New York program, in which residents of all five boroughs will be urged to read the same book starting in early March. During February, New Yorkers will vote on which book to read, choosing from these five finalists: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."  Read the full article here. 

Vote here!

Thursday, February 2, 2017


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Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things is about to get some serious star treatment!

Viola Davis and Julia Roberts are set to play the roles of Ruth Jefferson and Kennedy McQuarrie in Picoult's latest bestseller. 

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In this Picoult book, parents-to-be at a hospital "insist that one of the nurses be reassigned; they are white supremacists and Ruth is black. The hospital complies, but Ruth is the only nurse available when the baby goes into cardiac arrest, and her caution about rushing to the baby's aid leads to tragedy—and a trial. What's crucial is the unfolding of a deeper understanding between Ruth and her (white) public defender, who's initially reluctant to make race an issue." - Library Journal

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