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Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.

Cinema Cecilia’s Oscar Picks

What will win on Sunday night, February 28th?  What should instead?  Here are my picks for the winners, along with my picks on who/what SHOULD win, but most likely will not. Best Picture: The Revenant has the odds in its favor, but I would like to see Spotlight take home the prize, which I felt […]

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Ashley (left) and Emily Bialasik display their Reading Club Patches – that is, the ones they’ve earned so far. There will be more soon!

Sisters Blaze a Reading Trail, Collect Badges

Emily and Ashley Bialasik may well be the daughters many other parents wish they had: avid readers who, between them, have earned 33 patches in KidSpace’s Reading Patch Club. Their patches go in the plastic baseball-card protective sheets that KidSpace gives all participants (as do most kids’), making quite a collection. At the rate Bialasik […]

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Discover the Life of Musicians & Songwriting

Discover the life of musicians and songwriting through two YA fiction novels in the Teen Underground Fiction collection. I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil is a fictionalized account of the songwriting career of Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. This songwriting duo started song writing in their teens in the same office as Carole King […]

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Notable Videos for Adults 2016

I was very lucky to be part of the the American Library Association’s Notable Videos for Adults committee for 2016.  Each year, the national committee, part of ALA’s Video Round Table group, selects a list of 15 outstanding documentaries released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. For […]

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