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Trouble comes in genders:

The Last Thing He Told Me | Laura Dave Male: This husband and father takes off in a suspect manner when the business he works for goes under. Female: Wife and stepmom researches her husband’s activities when the public announcement is made that the business was a failure, leaving plenty of people without their investments. …

Unique superpower movies:

Birds of Prey | 2020, starring Margot Robbie Summary: If only criminals were more trustworthy… ehh! Harley Quinn is finally done with the Joker, so she claims her independence in a big (boom) noisy way. Anyone after her for retribution or payback now knows she’s without protection. Except there are these accidental teammates that keep …

Shakespeare, Period. [Movies]

Ophelia | (2019) starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen Summary: Based on the novel by Lisa Klein, this movie is the story of Hamlet shown from Ophelia’s point of view. There is so much more to her from beginning to end, you’ll feel like you’ve experienced a completely new Shakespeare play by watching it. …

Summer Reads about the Outdoors

Stillmeadow Sampler | Gladys Taber Summary: Gladys Bagg Taber (1899 – 1980) produced a large body of work during her lifetime. She wrote over 50 books, including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, children’s books, plays, poetry and more. Her best loved books are in her series about her life at Stillmeadow, her farm in the then rural …

Strategic Planning Patron Survey

The Smithton Public Library District is seeking your input on its programs and products. Your opinions are important. Please complete all of the questions in the survey, linked below. Your responses will be treated confidentially. A consolidated summary of all replies will be made available to the Strategic Planning Committee. Thank you for your participation. …

Enlightening Nonfiction:

The Talk: Conversations about race, love & truth | Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson Summary: What are we teaching our young ones about race? Having ‘the talk’ might mean introducing a child to the perils of being different or discussing why “treating everyone the same” isn’t the ultimate solution under systemic racism. Gathering works …