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  • National Novel Writing Month: Inspiration for the inner novelist

    National Novel Writing Month: Inspiration for the inner novelist
    National Novel Writing Month kicks off Friday, and thus far, more than 95,000 people have each pledged to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Nearly 11,000 Chicago-area folks have registered, so this week we're offering a little inspiration...
  • Spring full of film adaptations of favorite books

    Spring full of film adaptations of favorite books
    As grand as the spectacle of film can be, books offer a different set of pleasures: There is time to ponder, to turn the page back, to sit with characters' thoughts and share in their heartbreaks, their revelations. Some big movies are coming this...
  • Reel Critics: 'Water For Elephants' too dry

    "Water for Elephants" is a Depression-era melodrama whose star has never looked more gorgeous. And that's just Robert Pattinson. Pattinson plays Jacob, a down on his luck veterinary student who joins a second-rate circus in a twist of fate. Its...
  • 10 things you might not know about elephants

    10 things you might not know about elephants
    The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts: 1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...
  • Friends Of The Library: Sign changes at Park Avenue branch

    "What happened to the big yellow sign?" people ask when they visit the library in Lions Park. "Does that mean you don't do the passport acceptance service anymore?" The passport service is still offered at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855...
  • Michael Douglas Credits Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Center For His Start As Actor

    Michael Douglas Credits Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Center For His Start As Actor
    Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
  • Senior briefs

    Trips for 2012 Members of the Annapolis Senior Activity Center can stop by the Trip Desk for a preview of 2012 trips and make reservations and deposits. Trips include "Journey of Hope" in Gettysburg, Pa., and a visit to Washington to see the cherry...
  • Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?

    Where's Uggie the dog's Oscar nomination?
    He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in "The Artist." But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in...
  • 'The Vampire Diaries' cleans up at Teen Choice 2011

    'The Vampire Diaries' cleans up at Teen Choice 2011
    "The Vampire Diaries" compelled Teen Choice 2011 voters, winning five surf boards during Sunday's ceremonies broadcast by Fox. The series won choice fantasy/sci-fi TV show, while stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were named choice fantasy/sci-fi...
  • Book Group of the North Shore

    Book Group of the North Shore
    Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college. Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
  • Family Conference Call Book Club

    Family Conference Call Book Club
    About once a month, members of the Michalski family discuss by phone our monthly book. Three generations of the family take part. Members call in from California to Texas to Chicago. Biggest obstacle: Coordinating time zones to make sure that the...