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All Is Well(ness) at Bluford Branch

Health and Wellness Center

One by one on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, some 60 people of varying size, shape, and age will step atop a scale at the L.H. Bluford Branch to measure the returns from 12 weeks of sweat and self-discipline.

Featured Authors

Leo Damrosch: Library Speaker, Newly Minted Pulitzer Finalist

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

Columbia University released the roll of 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists this week, and one name — Leo Damrosch — caught our eye. He’s speaking at the Library next month.

Library Life

Sherrybaby - Available on Hoopla

Sherrybaby

Maggie Gyllenhaal won a slew of acting awards for her portrayal of a paroled junkie in 2006’s Sherrybaby. Ironically, the movie never played on a Kansas City theater screen.

Book Reviews

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex

I know what you must be thinking – how does Greek tragedy fit into my ongoing blog series about classic mysteries? Well, I admit, it’s something of a stretch, but April is National Poetry Month, and I strongly advise readers to find some great poetry out there.

Remembering Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Think Justin Bieber … only about 100 times more popular. That was Mickey Rooney. Rooney, who died this weekend at the age of 93, was the single biggest movie star of the 1930s and early 1940s.