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Monday, September 29, 2014

More Good Movies You Might Have Missed...

by Jill Eisner
Information Services

Hi Everyone,

If you like to get caught up in a thrilling drama, I highly recommend these selections from our Series section:

PRISONERS OF WAR - Seasons 1 and 2 (Hebrew title: Hatufim)

Shout! Factory, 2010.
Rated TV-MA

For fans of Homeland: Prisoners of War is the Israeli version upon which Homeland is based. The story revolves around three Israeli soldiers captured for seventeen years and the lives they return to after being released. Season One begins with two soldiers and the remains of a third to the families they have been estranged from for so long. More realistic than Homeland, this gripping drama will have you on the edge of your seat throughout.  

Starring Yoram Toledano, Yael Abecassis, Ishai Golan, Mili Avital, Assi Cohen, Adi Ezroni.
In Hebrew with English subtitles.


20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2013.
Not Rated

Set during the Reagan-era, cold war 1980s, a pair of Soviet spies pose as an American married couple so they can spy on the U.S. government. 
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Noah Emmerich, Richard Thomas, Margo Martindale.

SHERLOCK - Seasons 1-3

British Broadcasting Corporation, 2009 - 2014.
Not Rated

A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. 

Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bite Club - New Foodie Book Club

Come to Bite Club TODAY, Tuesday, September 16!

The new #foodiebookclub at #sbpl14:

Bite Club is a new book club for people who love to talk about cooking and/or eating!  Each month we will discuss a new food theme and its corresponding cookbooks. Meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 in our Cafe (make two sharp rights after you enter the Library).

This is how it works:  Starting the 15th of the month, come to the Information Desk in the library to choose and take out ONE of the cookbooks we have set aside for you.  At home, peruse it, cook from it and and then come to the meeting on the following third Tuesday of the month to share your opinions and experiences.  (Return your book, and you can pick up the following month's selection at the Tuesday meeting.)

If you wish, bring in something you've made to the meeting; but please, don't feel obligated to bring something.  We just want you and your opinions to be there as a part of our "foodie" community!   We will provide a "bite" of something that we have made and you can weigh in with your instant review of what you're tasting. If you can, photograph your creations and we may post them on our blog.  If we have time, we may demonstrate a cooking technique or tip.

This book club is for you if you love talking about (thinking about, obsessing about?) good food.

September's theme:  Cooking Seasonally with the cookbooks of Alice Waters of Chez Panisse in California.
Waters' cookbooks give simple and delicious guidelines for preparing fresh local ingredients, perfect for the bounty of late August and early September.  

October's theme:  In Search of Flavor with the cookbooks of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa
November's theme:  Classic American Cooking with cookbooks by America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Illustrated Magazine
December's theme:  Holiday Baking with various authors
Please join us as we get together with fellow foodies and talk about one of our favorite subjects!
Diane Whitman
Reference Librarian