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New Releases

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Chasing Life
Day the Dinosaurs Died
Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex-Trafficking

TV Shows
Archer season 8

Seasons Change by Scotty McCreery
I’ll Be Your Girl by The Decemberists
Love, Simon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various
17th Avenue Revival by The Oak Ridge Boys
Stone Temple Pilots by Stone Temple Pilots
Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love by Snoop Dogg

The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Duel to the Death by J. A. Jance
Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel
The Disappeared by C. J. Box
The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

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2018 Academy Awards

2018 Academy Awards

Here is a summarized list of the 2018 Academy Award winners and nominees with links to their films in the library catalog (if available at this time). The full list of nominees and winners can be viewed here.

Best Picture

The Shape of Water (winner)
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Actor in a Leading Role

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour (winner)
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel Esq.

Actor in a Supporting Role

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (winner)
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World

Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (winner)
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Meryl Streep – The Post

Actress in a Supporting Role

Allison Janney – I, Tonya (winner)
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

Animated Feature Film

Coco (winner)
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent


Blade Runner 2049 (winner)
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water


Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water (winner)
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread

Documentary (Feature)

Icarus (winner)
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (winner)
The Insult
On Body and Soul
The Square

Music (Original Score)

Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water (winner)
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk
Johnny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
John Williams – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Carter Burwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Music (Original Song)

“Remember Me” – Coco (winner)
“Might River” – Mudbound
“Mystery of Love” – Call Me By Your Name
“Stand Up For Something” – Marshall
“This is Me” – The Greatest Showman

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

James Ivory – Call Me By Your Name (winner)
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist
Scott Frank, James Mangold & Michael Green – Logan
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game
Virgil Williams & Dee Rees – Mudbound

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Jordan Peele – Get Out (winner)
Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


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New Releases

Justice League
Call Me by Your Name
The Disaster Artist
The Shape of Water
I, Tonya
44 Pages
Bible Hunters
Let There be Light

TV Shows
Major Crimes season 6
Knightfall season 1
Fear the Walking Dead season 3
The Good Fight season 1
The Handmaid’s Tale season 1

Musicboth sides the sky
Both Sides of the Sky by Jimi Hendrix
American Utopia by David Byrne
Tearing at the Seams by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
White is Relic/Irrealis Mood by Of Montreal
Firepower by Judas Priest
Outsider by Three Days Grace

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White
The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

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New Releases

Thor: Ragnarok
Lady Bird
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Wonder Wheel
The Breadwinner
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
49 Pulses
47 Below
Titanic’s Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster
NFL Super Bowl 52 Champions
Blue Planet II
A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story
More Art Upstairs

TV Series
Newton’s Law: season 1
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9

Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt by Moby
All Nerve by The Breeders
Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith by Casting Crowns
Whistle Down the Wind by Joan Baez
Black Times by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
A Productive Cough by Titus Andronicus
World Beyond by Erasure
Superorganism by Superorganism

The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard
The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin
I’ll be Your Blue Sky by Marisa De Los Santos

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New Releases

Moviesmurder on the orient express
Murder on the Orient Express
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Let There be Light
Darkest Hour
Just Getting Started
5 Doctors
Colors of Heaven
Polluting Paradise

TV Series
MacGyver season 1
Rebecka Martinsson series 1

Musicone people one world
Surrounded by Michael W. Smith
Nation of Two by Vance Joy
Special Reserve by Big Smo
One People One World by Femi Kuti
Plunge by Fever Ray
Cry No More by Danielle Nicole
Red Lights by Milestones

The Hush by John Hart
The Deceivers by Alex Berenson
Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

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February Staff Picks

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Dragana’s Picks

The-Circle-2017-movie-posterMovie: The Circle

“When Mae is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.”

Audiobook: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbertsignature

“Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker, a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself.”

Jamie’s Picks

silver linings playbookMovie: Silver Linings Playbook

An offbeat romantic comedy about two individuals struggling with loss and mental health issues. Even with the somewhat heavy subject, this movie is very funny! Filmed in locations around Upper Darby and Landsdowne and includes much Eagles pride!

CD: Chris Thile – Thanks for Listeningthanks for listening

A compilation of topical songs that Thile wrote for the “Song of the Week” segment of A Prairie Home Companion. Timely lyrics paired with Thile’s complex bluegrass/pop compositions. I recommend a few listens to let it sink in!

Jessie’s Picks

mr and mrs smithMovie: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

One of the best Action/Romance movies! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star in this movie as rival hitmen that married without knowing the other’s true occupation. Chaos and romance occur when they find out the truth about each other.

CD: The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?Everybody_else_is_doing_it_so_why_can't_we_(album_cover)

This is the debut album of The Cranberries and has the hits “Linger” and “Dreams.” The whole album is full of great songs. The celtic influences and the late, great Dolores O’Riordan’s voice make this album a must-listen. My other favorite Cranberries album is “No Need to Argue,” which includes “Zombie” and “Daffodil Lament.”

Kim’s Picks

one-eyed-jacks.64315Movie: One-Eyed Jacks

In 1880 Rio (Marlon Brando) and Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) rob a Mexican bank but are cornered on a mesa by the Rurales.  Dad takes their only horse, promising to return, but he doesn’t and Rio spends years in a hellish prison.  Vowing vengeance, he escapes and finds Dad a respectable family man and sheriff of Monterey, California.  Revenge remains on Rio’s mind, and like virtually every character in the film he dishes out and becomes a victim of lies.  Marlon Brando took over from Stanley Kubrick and others to direct this 1961 minimally-flawed western masterpiece restored for the Criterion Collection.

Audiobook: Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waterscoming to my senses

Founder (1971) of the now iconic Chez Panisse, Waters traces her life from her youth in New Jersey to her Eureka! moment discovering French cuisine on the ground in France and dreaming of duplicating the experience back home in Berkeley, California, hotbed of the Free Speech Movement and liberal causes brought to a head by the Vietnam war.  Waters succeeded.  Her locally grown, organic products and preparation attracted a broad clientele, including such film directors as Coppola, Rossellini and Godard.  Like Julia Child’s books, Coming to My Senses creates a desire to eat and drink the French, or here, the California way.

Mary’s Picks

poldarkTV Series: Poldark

BBC drama at its best. Fall in love with great characters and breathtaking scenery of Cornwall, England.only time

CD: Enya – Only Time: The Collection

Mesmerizing music from Irish vocalist, Enya. Her first album, which includes “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings movie.

Stephanie’s Picks

cool runnings.jpgMovie: Cool Runnings

“The comedy hit inspired by the true story of Jamaica’s first Olympic bobsled team.”

CD: Dum Dum Girls – Only in DreamsPrint

The Dum Dum Girls’ second album featuring a more polished sound than their first. Contains themes of heartbreak and loss. Tim Sendra of AllMusic writes, “Dee Dee had to change, the change was good, and it led to a fine, grown-up guitar pop record.”

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New Releases

Moviesdaddy's home 2
Same Kind of Different as Me
Daddy’s Home 2
The Star
The Girl Without Hands
In Search of Israeli Cuisine
Blood of the Vikings: Last of the Vikings
Black Code
What Lies Upstream

TV Series
Midnight, Texas season one

By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
What a Time to be Alive by Superchunk
How to Solve Our Human Problems by Belle and Sebastian
See You Around by I’m With Her
A Million Lights by Michael W. Smith
Paranoia by Lee Dewyzedown the river unto the sea
The Strife of Love in a Dream by Miracle

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson & Candice Fox
Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
Sunburn by Laura Lippman
Educated by Tara Westover

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New Releases

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Do it Like an Hombre
Don’t Call Me Son
Line 41
Fidel Castro
Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

TV Shows
Broad City season four
Mystery Science Theater 3000 volume VII
The Deuce the complete first season
The Sinner season one
Doctor Who Twice Upon a Time
Animal Kingdom the complete second season

Brighter Wounds by Son Lux
Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand
Sleepwalkers by Brian Fallon
Black Panther the Album Soundtrack by various artists

Audiobookssurprise me
Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
Poison by John Lescroart
White Houses by Amy Bloom
Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

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Grammy Awards 2018


Here is a summarized list of the 2018 Grammy Award winners and nominees with links to their albums in the library catalog. You can view the full list of winners and nominees here.

Album Of The Year
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (winner)
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Jay-Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
Lorde – Melodrama

Record Of The Year
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (winner)
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Luis Fonsi – Despacito (remix)
Jay-Z – The Story of OJ
Kendrick Lamar – Humble

Song Of The Year
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (winner)
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (remix)
Jay-Z – 4:44
Julia Michaels – Issues
Logic ft Alessia Cara and Khalid – 1-800-273-8255

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara (winner)
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels

Best Pop Album
Ed Sheeran – ÷ (winner)
Coldplay – Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Kesha – Rainbow
Lady Gaga – Joanne

Best Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar – Damn (winner)
Jay-Z – 4:44
Migos – Culture
Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

Best Pop Solo Performance
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (winner)
Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft
Kesha – Praying
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons
Pink – What About Us

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (winner)
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito (remix)
Imagine Dragons – Thunder
Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay

Best Dance Recording
LCD Soundsystem – Tonite (winner)
Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa – Bambro Koyo Ganda
Camelphat & Elderbrook – Cola
Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M. – Andromeda
Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair – Line Of Sight

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Kraftwerk – 3-D The Catalogue (winner)
Bonobo – Migration
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
Odesza – A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso – What Now

Best Rock Performance
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (winner)
Chris Cornell – The Promise
Foo Fighters – Run
Kaleo – No Good
Nothing More – Go To War

Best Metal Performance
Mastodon – Sultan’s Curse (winner)
August Burns Red – Invisible Enemy
Body Count – Black Hoodie
Code Orange – Forever
Meshuggah – Clockworks

Best Rock Song
Foo Fighters – Run (winner)
Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
K.Flay – Blood In The Cut
Nothing More – Go To War
Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

Best Rock Album
The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (winner)
Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Best Alternative Album
The National – Sleep Well Beast (winner)
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Gorillaz – Humanz
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy

Best R&B Performance
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (winner)
Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis – Get You
Kehlani – Distraction
Ledisi – High
SZA – The Weekend

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Weeknd – Starboy (winner)
6LACK – Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
Khalid – American Teen
SZA – Ctrl

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (winner)
Big Sean – Bounce Back
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Jay-Z – 4:44
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – Loyalty (winner)
Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy – Crew
Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé – Family Feud
SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (winner)
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me
Rapsody – Sassy
Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J.

Best Country Album
Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1 (winner)
Kenny Chesney – Cosmic Hallelujah
Lady Antebellum – Heart Break
Little Big Town – The Breaker
Thomas Rhett – Life Changes

Best Musical Theatre Album
Dear Evan Hansen (winner)
Come From Away
Hello, Dolly!

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
La La Land (winner)
Baby Driver
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Hidden Figures: The Album
Moana: The Songs

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz) (winner)
Arrival (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
Game Of Thrones: Season 7 (Ramin Djawadi)
Hidden Figures (Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
How Far I’ll Go – from Moana (winner)
City Of Stars – from La La Land
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – from Fifty Shades Darker
Never Give Up – from Lion
Stand Up For Something – from Marshall

Best Music Video
Kendrick Lamar – Humble (winner)
Beck – Up All Night
Jain – Makeba
Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J.
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255

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New Releases

Moviesonly the brave
Only the Brave
All I See is You
A Bad Moms Christmas
Walking Out
Tom of Finland
Who Put the Klan into Ku Klux Klan
Why Are We Fat?
Revive Us 2
The Gilded Age
The Presidents Collection
Designing Dogs
The Very Best of Victor Borge
The Arctic Expedition: A Historic Journey to Find the Truth
The Pearltaboo
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

TV Series
Homeland season six
The Kids in the Hall the complete collection

Walk Between Worlds by Simple Minds
Here Come the Runts by Awolnation
Arkansas by John Oates & The Good Road Band
One Drop of Truth by the Wood Brothers
Here’s to You by Montgomery Gentry
Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake
Blood by Rhyelook for me

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd
A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

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