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Looking to check out a book and a movie? Below are suggestions that are available through Hoopla and Libby. No Country for Old Men (Movie) No Country for Old Men (Book) While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. The Big Sleep (Movie) The Big Sleep (Book) The story is set in Los Angeles, California and is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing one another and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the final pages of the book about “sleeping the big sleep.” Emma (Movie) Emma (Book) Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied. After a couple she has introduced gets married, she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities and, blind to the dangers of meddling in other people’s lives, proceeds to forge ahead in her new interest despite objections. What follows is a comedy of manners, in which Emma repeatedly counsels her friends for or against their marriage prospects, absent any notice of their true emotions or desires. A Man Called Ove (Movie) A Man Called Ove (Book) Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Mansfield Park (Movie) Mansfield Park (Book) When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich cousins, she’s meant to learn the ways of proper society. But while Fanny learns their ways, she also enlightens them with wit and sparkle all her own. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Movie) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Book) Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced that it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. Dark Places (Movie) Dark Places (Book) From the bestselling book by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Charlize Theron stars in this acclaimed thriller about a woman investigating a family murder with the help of a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Hellboy (Movie) Hellboy (Comic) Born in the flames of hell sixty years ago during World War II, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was brought to Earth by evil madman Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetrate evil. Destined to be a harbinger of the apocalypse, Hellboy was instead rescued by Allied Forces led by Professor Broom (John Hurt), founder of the clandestine B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), who raised him like a son and developed his extraordinary paranormal gifts Freakonomics (Movie) Freakonomics (Book) The highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally best selling book about incentives-based thinking by renowned economists Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years. Cold Mountain (Movie) Cold Mountain (Book) In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. -Katie, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

Self Made: Inspiring Reads About Women Entrepreneurs

Many of you may have watched Netflix’s Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker which tells the story of Sarah Breedlove, a poor woman who became the first female black millionaire through her hard work and determination. She made her fortune by creating and marketing hair care and cosmetic products for black women. The series is based on the book On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles, which is available on Overdrive/Libby. As you get closer to honoring the role of women, as mothers, in our lives, allow yourself to get inspired by the following stories (available as ebooks) about fearless women who braved numerous challenges and fought countless odds, to ultimately set up their own successful businesses. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon & Sarah Zimmerman– AUDIOBOOK The true story of a fearless young woman who not only reinvented herself as an entrepreneur to save her family but, in the face of ferocious opposition, brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Kabul. Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech by Heather Cabot– AUDIOBOOK Introduces listeners to the fearless female entrepreneurs and technologists fighting at the grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that’s changing the way we live, work and connect to each other. Listeners will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build. They’ll get a peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan’s ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso –AUDIOBOOK Sophia Amoruso, the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees,  shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. My Journey by Donna Karan Traces Karan’s early days as an intern at Anne Klein, the creation of her Seven Easy Pieces (which forever changed the way working women dressed), and the meteoric rise of her company. Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck Here former Wall Street powerhouse-turned-entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck draws on her experiences at the highest levels of business, both as one of the few women at the top rungs of the biggest boy’s club in the world, and as an entrepreneur, to show women how to seize this seismic shift in power to take their careers to the next level. Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business by Barbara Corcoran- Audiobook Barbara shares her hilarious stories about growing up, getting into trouble, failing miserably, and then starting over again. In each chapter, she comes back to one of her mom’s unconventional lessons, and how it applies in the real world of business. Whatever your calling, the homespun lessons that work for Barbara will help you use what you’ve got to create success in your life. What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds by Raegan Moya-Jones Founder of global baby brand aden + anai, Raegan Moya-Jones doesn’t hold back on what it really takes to build a $100 million business from her kitchen table. Work Wife:The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses by Erica Cerulo & Claire Mazur Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur, founders of the fashion and design website Of a Kind, bring to light the unique power of female friendship to fuel successful businesses. Drawing on their own experiences, as well as the stories of other thriving “work wives,” they highlight the ways in which vulnerability, openness, and compassion—qualities central to so many women’s relationships—lend themselves to professional accomplishment and innovation. -Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian