Join Dr. Purdy as he presents Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethovens sole operatic work. Fidelio is an opera with spoken dialogue in two acts... more
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Events for Adults
Dr. Christopher Purdy concludes our summer Opera on Film program with Charles Gounods Romeo and Juliet. Based on William Shakespeare... more
Weve partnered with Whole Foods to bring you The Reading Café, an exciting new book discussion group that focuses on debut authors. We... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
Monty Python’s Financial Obligation Reunion
Is money the root of (mostly) all show business reunions? Probably. The Monty Python troupe makes no secret of the fact that financial need is a major force behind the current re-enactment of their greatest hits: Monty Python Live (mostly). The last show will be broadcast live in some local theaters on July 20.
Monty Python's Flying Circus is part of the cultural memory of my generation. It really was “something completely different” for (mostly) all of us. We didn't see the shows that influenced them, such as The Goon Show or Beyond the Fringe, until much later. Even after forty-five years of hits and misses, The Pythons continue to exert their own influence, and rightfully so. Their very large footprint can be found all over the library. In the television shows, the movies, the music, and the books. Books by and about the group and its members. I don’t begrudge them the money, just as long as it is still funny.
- So Anyway, the long-awaited memoir by the minister of funny walks himself, John Cleese,will be published in November.
- Terry Gilliam's memoir is slated for release in February 2015.
- Monty Python at Work by Michael Palin will arrive in September. It is an updated version of his Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.
A new book about Harper Lee ,The Mockingbird Next Door, will be released next week. Here are the three nominees for the...Read more
Sentinel: A Spycatcher Novel
Written by an ex-MI6 field agent, Matthew Dunn, this spy thriller exudes authenticity. Trained to be the ultimate spy, Will Cochran is sent to Russia on a fool’s errand: to find a deep cover agent who has betrayed the U. S. and wants to start a war. Not only does Cochran face geographic and physical odds in Russia, political and economic tensions at home, he is up against the clock, and it is ticking!
Dan Brown’s latest, The Inferno follows the pattern of Brown’s other thrillers. There is an intellectual puzzle to be solved while baddies chase and threaten the good guys. The fate of the world is in Langdon’s hands and hands of the brilliant Sienna Brooks, who accompanies him. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, specifically “Inferno”, is the key to deciphering an obscure message left by an obsessed scientist, Zorbrist, who is intent on saving the world by destroying it. The chase and race is on… through the streets, alleyways, secret underground passages, hidden doors and tombs of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul.
Along the way Langdon delivers a running commentary on the rich history of the Italian Renaissance, Christian, and Islamic art. The abundance of information can distract from the plot versus enrich. I would recommend reading this book for the excitement of the chase, the clues and the underlying theme, but not the convoluted plotting.
Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without all the Junk
Twinkie lovers’ have no fear – you can make your own at home, and guess what? You’ll know exactly what’s in them. This cookbook includes recipes for all kinds of “junk food” of your youth, made with healthier ingredients. There are gluten and dairy free options too.