Tinley Park native Megan Waltman is a semi-finalist in the 13th season of American Idol. Join us in wishing Megan good luck as the contest continues!
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No Harry Nilsson!...have you ever heard of him? It seems like there are two kinds of people: those who love Harry, and those who have never heard of him. The new book Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton is a great new biography that covers Nilsson’s entire life, from his heartbreaking childhood through his meteoric rise to fame and his struggles with the many demons that lead to his career-ending physical problems. Nilsson had an aversion to performing live, which might explain his semi-obscurity today. This well-documented book is a perfect companion to the DVD Who is Harry Nilsson and Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?, available through interlibrary loan. *Susan from Administration
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Wrestling events during the month of October and November.
We had quite a few entries for the interactive wrestling display case and the WrestleMania Challenge.
Recently, at the reference desk, I was asked about the new movie, “Dallas Buyers Club”. The patron wanted to know about the book that this movie was based on. The story is based on true events, but there never was a book written about the "Dallas Buyers Club". However, after doing a little research, I learned that Don Woodroof's story was reported in the Dallas Morning News in 1992, and they recently reprinted it.
Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 17th, at 9 pm Central Time, Mythbusters is airing a zombies special! There are several clips from the show on the Discovery Channel website. Here is a preview of the episode.
This afternoon I was able to preview the panel discussion that we will be hosting on Zombies, Art, and Pop Culture. Here's a sample from a prior Moraine Valley panel event on how to survive the zombie apocalypse:
The Tinley Junction recently reviewed the Phil & Amy concert from September 15th. "Overall it was a pleasant, hour-long performance that I am told has become an annual event," says Patrick J. Byrne, Tinley Junction Contributing Columnist, and Tinley Park resident. Read the rest of Patrick's review too!
We just posted the last of our 30 Days 30 Ways pictures to our website, and hope you've enjoyed following all the different things you can do at your Tinley Park Public Library.