As Muhammad Ali said, “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” Art is a powerful, eye-opening weapon to use against hate.
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Oh wait, no, it’s Brad Pitt fighting zombies in World War Z, the summer blockbuster opening this weekend based on Max Brooks’ first novel. If you don’t want to go to the theater on opening weekend, let the Library fill your zombie needs.
Wuthering Heights is a must-read. Even Bella from Twilight was obsessed with it. But for some people, books like Wuthering Heights can be hard to read because of their thicker language and plot lines. Have no fear! Relax as someone else reads a British classic to you.
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In honor of June as LGBT Pride Month, here’s a quote from Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat, “…and when the audience said, ‘What sexual preference do you hope she has?’ they all go together, they go, ‘Happiness.’”
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Post-punk is a rock music genre that can be considered punk’s artsy, more experimental little sister. Eventually, the white noise, synthesizers and moodiness of post-punk turned into new wave, industrial, and alternative rock.
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When was the last time you tried a non-U.S. author? Latin American literature spans the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to the lush, character-driven style of Isabel Allende, to the intricate, gritty plots of Roberto Bolano.
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Lilian Jackson Braun wrote cozy mysteries with laid-back pacing and a cast of colorful feline and human characters. If you’ve made your way through all of her “Cat Who…” series, how about trying something new?
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“We want to be the band that if we moved in next door to you, your lawn would die,” said Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. From hair bands to thrash to Finnish folk death metal, the Library has your heavy metal needs covered.