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Irish actress Sarah Bolger was born on February 28, 1991.  She is well known for her work in films like “In America” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles” as well as for her roles on two television shows :  “The Tudors” and “Once Upon a Time.”  As  Princess Aurora the Sleeping Beauty on the latter show, she earned popular acclaim from fans and is due to return to the role in the future.  Your Marion Library owns her performances in both of her television shows on DVD.

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

 

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Actor/director/poet/photographer Leonard Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931. He died on February 27, 2015.

While he appeared on dozens of telvision shows including “The Twilight Zone”, “T.J. Hooker” and “Mission Impossible”, he  was best known for his role as the logical Vulcan Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” television series and subsequent feature films.  He wrote two autobiographies “I am Not Spock”  and “I am Spock.”

Your local library owns many books about Nimoy’s beloved Spock character.

 

 

 

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Cinderella! Cinderella!

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The new live action version of Cinderella starring Downton Abbey’s Cousin Rose (Lily James) won’t be released to theaters until March 13 but in the meantime your local library owns a glass slipper full of books and movies about the beloved fairy tale princess! Come by the library because we’re sure you’ll find a book or movie that fits you perfectly!

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America’s Most Wanted?

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Have you seen this woman?  She is wanted for crimes against humidity and suspicion of perpetuating extreme winter weather. Contrary to that tune in your head, should you see her do NOT let her go! While no formal (wear) charges have been brought against the pale woman in the blue evening gown and heels, she has been seen with other desperate characters including a talking snowman and a passive aggressive reindeer.  While known as Princess Elsa, this Frozen Felon may also answer to “Wind Chill Jill”  and “Veronica Vortex.”   We suggest you look for her in our Youth Services Department where you may find her on DVD and in several new easy readers!

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Remembering George Harrison!

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Singer/songwriter/producer George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943. As a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist he was responsible for crafting some of the most popular and influential songs of the twentieth century. He also organized the first major rock concert dedicated to raising money for a charity with his Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. He died on November 29, 2001. Harrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2004 and into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Once upon a time Wilhelm Grimm was born  on February 24, 1786. He and his brother Jacob became students of philology and in the course of their studies the siblings began to collect and study local Germanic folktales. In 1812  they published a collection of what we would today call fairy tales. Their book eventually grew to contain over 200 tales under the collective title of Children’s and Household Tales.  The book’s popularity  has only continued to grow and some sources rank the book as the third most popular published work of all time. Wilhelm died on December 16, 1859. Some of their tales like Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty would inspire popular animated films created by the Walt Disney Company.

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