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Western Documentary Series

In keeping with our Western themed “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” Adult Winter Reading Program, the Carnegie Branch will be presenting two documentary series on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. during the months of January and February:

January 9: Native American Legends-Sitting Bull     

January 16: Native American Legends-Geronimo

January 23:Native American Legends-Crazy Horse

January 30:500 Nations

February 6: 500 Nations

February 13:500 Nations

February 20: 500 Nations

February 27: 500 Nations

Western Movie Weekend!

Saddle up your ponies, pardners, and come on out to the Carnegie Ranch, er, I mean Branch on Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19 for our Western Movie Weekend. Showing on Friday will be four all-time classical Westerns with Blazing Saddles (R) comencin’ at 9:00 a.m., Dances with Wolves (PG13) comencin’ at 11:00 a.m., Maverick (PG) comencin’ at 2:00 p.m., and High Noon (NR) comencin’ at 4 p.m.

Audiobook Review: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

I just finished the perfect read for these cool autumn nights: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier.  When Luce, a reclusive caretaker of a dilapidated Appalachian lodge inherits her sister’s twins after the murder of their mother, she is totally unprepared for the challenge.  After witnessing their mother’s murder they refuse to speak and have a penchant for violence and starting fires.  Luce, haunted by her own shadows,  must feel her way through a relationship with these two damaged souls, surrounded by a countryside that is both beautiful and menacing.

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