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  • 'Harry Potter' actor Tom Felton sorted into Pottermore's Gryffindor

    'Harry Potter' actor Tom Felton sorted into Pottermore's Gryffindor
    Turns out Tom Felton has a bit of bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry in him after all. The "Harry Potter" actor, who played the boy wizard's Hogwarts nemesis Draco Malfoy in the franchise's eight films, has been sorted into Pottermore's Gryffindor...
  • Downers Grove library circulation dipped slightly in 2014

    Downers Grove library circulation dipped slightly in 2014
    Circulation at the Downers Grove Public Library dipped slightly as it underwent demolition of rooms, removal of ceilings and walls as part of a major renovation project in 2014. "Overall we've held pretty steady," said Nicole Wilhelms, adult and teen...
  • Book publishing shocker: That boy didn't actually come back from heaven!

    The secular world is having a good guffaw over the embarrassment of Tyndale House, a Christian book publisher that announced last week it was withdrawing from print its bestseller "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven." The reason: The book's co-author...
  • 'Descent' twists a familiar trope in an unforgettable novel

    "Descent" by Tim Johnston; Algonquin (375 pages, $25.95) The missing girl has become a common, almost tiresome, plot device in suspense fiction, which makes what novelist Tim Johnston does with the premise all the more remarkable. Author of the...
  • ‘Supergirl': ‘Glee’ actress Melissa Benoist to star in new CBS series

     
    Actress Melissa Benoist is set to star in “Supergirl,” CBS' new one-hour drama, the latest in a flurry of TV […]...
  • 'Suspended Sentences': A Nobel laureate's Paris

    "Suspended Sentences" by Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzotti; Yale University Press (215 pages, $16) When Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature in October while many Americans took to Google to find out who he is several...
  • James Patterson is selling a $300,000 exploding book

    James Patterson is selling a $300,000 exploding book
    Every literature fan knows the frustration of walking into a bookstore with $300,000 burning a hole in your pocket, but not being able to find even one book that will eventually explode. If you've found yourself in that position, James Patterson has...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At Hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18

     'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At Hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...
  • Kids hear colorful story behind Hanukkah

    Kids hear colorful story behind Hanukkah
    It's hard to imagine the story of Hanukkah being told more exuberantly or with more infectious zeal than what was rendered on the eve of the Jewish holiday in Skokie. In the children's area at the rear of Barnes and Noble in Village Crossing, Zeesy...
  • Scientists are sexy: After Turing and Hawking, new play 'Oppenheimer' on atomic bomb creator

    Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it's good timing...
  • 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...