Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Civility and savagery are juxtaposed again many years later when Lady Franklin seeks to defend her late husband's honor from accusations of cannibalism after Sir John and his crew starve to death during an Arctic expedition. She contacts Charles Dickens, another famous Victorian, to write a play that will absolve the explorers. The result, “The Frozen Deep,” not only addresses the widow’s concerns but forces Dickens to face his own suffering after the death of a beloved daughter.
Author’s Biography:Richard Flanagan was born in 1961 in the mining town of Rosebery, Tasmania. After finishing school he won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where he earned a Master of Letters degree. He has written several histories and four other novels including The Unknown Terrorist and Gould's Book of Fish. Today he continues to live in Tasmania with his wife and three children
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
If you are a Lake Forest Library cardholder, you can now download three free MP3 music tracks per week through the Freegal Music link at the library's home page. The Freegal Music service provides access to Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog of thousands of artists and over 100 genres of music.
Once logged in with your Lake Forest Library card number, a usage counter in the upper right corner of the page shows how many downloads you have used. This counter is reset every Monday morning. You can listen to a 30-second clip of a track before deciding to download it. To download, just select "download now," and save the track to your desktop. Once the track is on your desktop, it can be played or moved to iTunes or another MP3 library for transferring to your MP3 player.