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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Library Books and Events

Happy Lunar New Year! For many people of Asian descent across the world, one of the most important holidays of the year is in full swing.Read More ›

Hollywood on the Hudson author Richard Koszarski at the Riverside Branch, Thursday, May 14 at 6:00pm

In 1919, D.W. Griffith announced that he was opening an independent film studio in Mamaroneck, New York; it had been only five years since the director left the East Coast for Hollywood. But that five-year period had been a momentous one, not only for Griffith—whose West Coast output during this time included Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, and Broken Blossoms—but for the film industry in general. By 1915, 80 percent of American films were made in southern California, and by 1919, the factory system that came to characterize Hollywood production during its classical period was largely in Read More ›

Frankly My Dear author Molly Haskell at the Riverside Branch, Thursday, May 7 at 6:00pm

Who better to take a fresh look at Scarlett O’Hara than the author of a book titled From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies? Molly Haskell made her name with that 1973 work, a watershed chronicle of female images through Hollywood history. In her new book Frankly My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited, Haskell has turned her lively analytical style to Margaret Mitchell’s tempestuous heroine, both in her literary and cinematic incarnations.Read More ›

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