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  • Commentary: The day the angels sang the birth of a child

    Christmas Eve. The children improvise costumes for a living nativity, as we read the Christmas story. Maren and Tommy are Mary and Joseph. Jimmy and Lily, with dish-towel shepherds' headdresses, abide in the fields watching over their flock, played convincingly by Winnie the dog.
  • Reel Critics: 'Woods' is lovely, dark and deep

    "Into the Woods" is Disney's film version of Stephen Sondheim's award winning play. The plot borrows basic elements from "Cinderella," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel" and "Little Red Riding Hood." These children's stories are represented in several...

    Check It Out: Roping in the reluctant reader

    As a librarian, one of my favorite things to do is to recommend books to children. There is something exciting about connecting a young person with the perfect book. This is not as easy as it sounds. Everyone's tastes are different. Sometimes it is...

    Check It Out: Prepare yourself for 2015's movies

    The holidays announced the arrival to the big screen of two longtime chart-topping books, "American Sniper" and "Unbroken." This appears destined to be a year of dozens of popular book adaptations. Before watching the films, check out the books they...

    The Latest: Girls and other mysteries

    'City of Brick and Shadow' Tim Wirkus Tyrus Books; 282 pages Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975, and most of us, I think, accept that the mob did him in. Amelia Earhart lost radio contact somewhere in the Pacific, and we've narrowed her fate down to...