Aug 17, 2010 8:23 AM | 0
Adrian Grenier is famous, both on- and off-screen. Like his celebrity character on the HBO series Entourage, he doesn’t have much free time. So, we were glad to see that he still makes time for reading in his daily routine. Check out the books he can’t put down:
Books for Kids
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende; translated by Ralph Manheim
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Books for Adults
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It by Thomas De Zengotita
Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Bring home an Entourage. Catch up on past seasons of the show by checking out a DVD at your library.
Aug 12, 2010 3:37 PM | 0
Brooklyn Public Library's first ever community mural will soon make its debut. Stop by Sunset Park's La Vida Shoes on August 26 for the unveiling.
Aug 11, 2010 10:40 AM | 0
Behemoths of the video rental world have stalked the land for ages now, but it is only recently that cracks in their "bigger-collection-lower-cost" veneers have begun to splinter. Citing a recent survey from the Online Computer Library Center, the Los Angeles Times reports that more people are borrowing DVDs from public libraries than from rental companies like Netflix, Blockbuster and Redbox. With the library's commitment to providing free and open access for everyone, one of the world's oldest institutions is still baffling--and beating--the mighty corporations of today.
If your block’s independent video store went the way of mine and many others’, take heart and browse BPL's online catalog, or visit one of our 60 neighborhood locations. There you will find an eclectic collection that includes old favorites as well as new releases like Avatar, The Runaways, Dear John, The Bounty Hunter and Alice in Wonderland.
Support your library; support your community; don't forget to stop by your local candy store on the way home.
Aug 10, 2010 11:58 AM | 0
A singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Meshell Ndegeocello can easily be described as a one-woman show. When she’s not making hits, Ndegeocello enjoys kicking back in her Park Slope home and curling up with a good book. Here are some of Meshell’s favorite summer reads:
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food by Gordon Ramsay
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Aug 6, 2010 10:48 AM | 0
She has played a servant, a princess and a queen. Anne Hathaway has certainly moved up the ranks with her roles. It seems her taste in books is just as varied. Check out what she told us she’ll be reading this summer.
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Be sure to also check out some of Anne Hathaway’s movies at your library.