Recommendations from our staff on everything from A to Zed, with suggestions on your next great read, listen or movie to watch.

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Welcome to Gravity Falls!

December 30, 2016|0 Comments

Hey, folks. Ford Pines here! Stan and I are sailing around the world on the Stan O' War II, enjoying not having to worry anymore about dark [...]

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Photography: The Definitive Visual History

December 28, 2016|0 Comments

The pinhole in a camera obscura, the blue steel iris of an 80-200mm zoom lens snapping open, scattered light falling on a digital camera's full-frame sensor. The history of [...]

Film Club: My Love, Don’t Cross That River (South Korea)

December 26, 2016|0 Comments

Set in Gangwon province, South Korea, Cedar Mill Film Club’s final film of 2016 (this Wednesday, December 28th) was a block-buster hit in its home [...]

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In the Unlikely Event

December 20, 2016|Comments Off on In the Unlikely Event

I grew up reading Judy Blume's famous novels for kids and teens such as the 1970s classics Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Are You There [...]

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Favorite Young Adult Books – from our staff

December 19, 2016|Comments Off on Favorite Young Adult Books – from our staff

Our teen council gave us their list of favorite books and movies this year previously.  Now it's our staff's turn.  These were the best teen [...]

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Our Favorite Movies of 2016

December 16, 2016|Comments Off on Our Favorite Movies of 2016

Looking for the next great movie to watch? Here are our staff favorites that we watched this year:   The Free State of Jones Matthew [...]

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Our Favorite Nonfiction of 2016

December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Our Favorite Nonfiction of 2016

Our staff is excited to share some of the best nonfiction for adults that we read this year (favorite fiction featured in a separate post): The Soul [...]

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Our Favorite Fiction of 2016

December 4, 2016|Comments Off on Our Favorite Fiction of 2016

I asked my co-workers at both locations about the best books that they read this year, and they had plenty to say!  Here are some [...]