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Sir John Hurt R.I.P.

posted: , by Patti DeLois
tags: Library Collections | Adults | Teens | Kids & Families | Seniors | Art & Culture

johnhurt“It’s an immensely competitive business, and I can tell you, the older you get, the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater.”

Farewell to one of the greatest.

It’s an immensely competitive business, and I can tell you the older you get, the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater.
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It’s an immensely competitive business, and I can tell you the older you get, the parts are fewer, and the people who are proven performers are greater.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_hurt.html

R.I.P.

 

For a list of John Hurt films, click here.

 


Montgomery’s View: Among a Thousand Fireflies (a picture book)

posted: , by Mary Peverada
tags: Montgomery's View | Recommended Reads | Kids & Families
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AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES

Poem by Helen Frost and Photographs by Rick Lieder

Published by Candlewick

A beautiful tale of two fireflies seeking each other in the dark among thousands of other fireflies. (An end-note explains how the male and female fireflies are seeking flashes that are in sync.) It is the simplicity of the tale and the brief but captivating poem that make this book so alluring. The team of Frost and Lieder (creators of STEP GENTLY OUT and SWEEP UP THE SUN) have again exquisitely explored the natural world and the small creatures that live around us – and are often taken for granted. The photos are stunning – and the harmony of words and photos is absolute. The design of the book also adds so much.

The end-note is very informative.

As Lieder says on the book jacket flap: “Watching fireflies, we see sparks of magic come to life.” Readers will long for a summer’s night to go out and gaze at the fireflies.

Pick up a copy at the Portland Public Library

 


Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

posted: , by Raminta Moore
tags: Adults | Seniors | Art & Culture
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Mary Tyler Moore passed away today leaving a legacy of work. Moore received her biggest break on The Dick Van Dyke Show. From there she went on to star in the Mary Tyler Moore show. It was here, that Moore paved the way for women in television¬†and female comedians. Moore’s comedy series were the first to address pay equity in the workplace, work/life balance for women and a positive depiction of a single woman in the workplace. She will be sadly missed.

For more on Mary Tyler Moore, check out:
Growing Up Again

After All

Ordinary People

The Dick Van Dyke Show

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

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