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 Join us on Wednesday, January 18 @ 1 p.m.

Ghostbusters

This 2016 reboot of the 1980s comedy classic features the talents of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Watch the new crew battle paranormal hijinks in haunted New York City. View the trailer here.

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Join us on Saturday, January 14 @ 1 p.m.

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek is a 1944 screwball comedy from Preston Sturges, starring Betty Hutton as Trudy Kockenlocker, a young woman who enjoys a wild night out with a group of soldiers heading overseas. The next day, a now-sober Trudy remembers marrying one of the enlisted men, but can’t recall his name. The situation becomes more complicated when Trudy discovers that she’s pregnant, too.  View the trailer here.

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 Farewell to Two Leading Ladies:

Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher

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This week marked the passing of two of Hollywood's leading ladies—mother and daughter, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. The two died within a day of one another, and those closest to Ms. Reynolds surmise that she died of a broken heart while making funeral arrangements for her daughter, with whom she was very close.

Debbie was a Hollywood survivor whose first major role was alongside Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain. She was a multi-faceted performer, capable of singing, dancing, and acting. She survived Hollywood scandal, failed marriages, and bankruptcy, among other challenges. Like her title character in the 1964 musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Reynolds prevailed through tough times.

Carrie's biggest role was that of Princess Leia in Star Wars. This feisty character, and the actress who portrayed her, became an important part of the 1970s zeitgeist. Fisher battled addiction and mental illness, but like her mother, proved to be a survivor. In addition to acting, she enjoyed a career as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Fisher not only penned her own play and screenplay, but also served as a script doctor for others. She was long admired for her sardonic wit and refreshing honesty.

While these legends have passed on, they leave behind a lasting cultural imprint through their performances and contributions to the arts.

Check out some of the Library's DVDs featuring these two talented performers:

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