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Downton Daze

Sunday, March 6, 2016 was a dark day.  No, you are not forgetting a natural disaster.  You are just not remembering what happened at 8 p.m. CST on PBS. Let me refresh your memory.  It was the premiere airing of the final episode of the television show (phenomenon!) Downton Abbey. Not exactly a “day of […]

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Adult Services Staff Picks: Favorite Movies of 2017

Both 2016 Films that came out on DVD in 2017 and films made in 2017 qualify. (CC) = Cecilia C., Adult Services Librarian (GU) = Greta U., Adult Services Librarian Abacus: Small Enough to Fail (2016) – Steve James, director – Documentary (CC) – My favorite doc of the year by acclaimed filmmaker James’ known […]

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FILE - In this April 5, 2012 file photo, actress Glenne Headly arrives at the private reception for the "Alan Cumming Snaps" fine art photography collection in West Hollywood, Calif. Headly, an early member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent. She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

In Memory of Glenne Headly: 1955-2017

An Emmy-nominated actress (for Lonesome Dove and Bastard out of Carolina), Headly found her groove on Chicago stage, where she was part of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble from 1979-2005 and won four Jeff Awards for her stage work. And The Band Played On Around the Bend Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Dick Tracy (1990) […]

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In Memory of Tim Pigott-Smith: 1946-2017

A very accomplished British Shakespearean actor, Pigott-Smith had appeared in small roles in several major films, but the main core of his screen acting work was on television.  From Downton Abbey to Midsomer Murders….from Foyle’s War to Poirot…from Inspector Lewis to Inspector Lynley, Pigott-Smith became a very recognized face on the British telly, and eventually across the pond as well. […]

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