When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality – America is not only far from the world’s wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering burden of individual and government debt. The film, Maxed Out takes us on a journey deep inside the American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Sure, most of us may have that sinking feeling that something isn’t quite right, but we’re told not to worry. After all, there’s always more credit! Maxed Out shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of “preferred customer” and tells us why the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer. By turns hilarious and profoundly disturbing, Maxed Out paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us. This “Faces of Addiction” 90 minute film is written by James Scurlock and will be shown on Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. A light meal and discussion will be included in the evening. For more information about this series or any library program call 334-3490.
When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to a film version of a Wild West legend she had dedicated her career to researching in “Infamous” by Suzanne Brockmann she didn’t know she’d get a front row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus. Nor did she suspect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie—-and her world—-completely upside down.
Other new fiction includes “Body Work” by Sara Paretsky, “Crossfire” by Dick Francis, “All I Ever Wanted” by Kristan Higgins, “Ghost Moon” by Heather Graham, “The Last Lie” by Stephen White and “Ruthless” by Anne Stuart. “Blood Promise” by Richelle Mead, “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman and “King of the Screwups” by K. L. Going are now available in the YA section.
“The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women” by James Ellroy and “Katie Up and Down the Hall: the True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family” by Glenn Plaskin are on the new non-fiction shelf along with “Packing for Mars: the Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach.
The Lennea Lewis Slagle Children’s Library has these new chapter books: “The Shadows” by Jacqueline West and “Wildfire Run” by Dee Garretson. A new picture book is “Not Exactly the Same” by Grace Lin.
334-3274 is the Dial-A-Story number. Dial-A-Story is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Dial in and hear an exciting story today!