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In Memory of Gene Wilder: 1933-2016

Starring in some of the most iconic comedies of all time, Wilder first made a name for himself with dramatic roles on Broadway and on television.  Enter writer/director Mel Brooks with this film The Producers in 1968 to seal Wilder’s comic fate forever.  He proceeded to star in two more of Brooks’ films, Blazing Saddles […]

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Stranger Things: Read, Watch and Listen

If (like me) you’re one of the more than 44 million people who have binged on the Netflix original series Stranger Things (TV-14); then you may find yourself hungry for more. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, then you can read about the series here, but Stranger Things is basically a mash-up of Stephen King (think Stand By Me, Firestarter, The Shining, and […]

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Kindle Book Club Flying High at Niles Public Library

They come from six different area schools and a mix of grades: 1 seventh, 1 fourth, and 5 fifth graders. And what do they have in common? All together, they are the Niles Public Library’s Kindle Book Club (KBC): kids who have each checked out a library Kindle preloaded with the four books being discussed at summer […]

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