It’s that time of year again: too hot and humid to be outside, yet there’s nothing good to watch on tv.
If you are getting tired of all the reality programming that is pervading the television airwaves this summer, make a run to the air-conditioned cool of the Blue Springs South branch for some of your favorite tv shows on DVD.
Although obscured by the coverage of the BP Oil Spill and the tragic death of television icon Gary Coleman, it is important to note that today marks the 55th anniversary of arguably one of the greatest events of the mid-twentieth century, the birth of Dana Thomas Carvey.
Carvey jumpstarted his career on Saturday Night Live with unforgettable characters and scarily realistic impersonations. Some of his most famous roles on SNL include: The Church Lady, Hans from Hans and Franz, Ross Perot, George Bush Sr., Neil Young, and Garth Algar from the Wayne’s World sketches.
Grab some popcorn and see the original A-Team pilot at Reel RemakesSaturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch. Who is the real B.A.? Mr. T or Quinton “Rampage” Jackson? And who just has B.O.? You decide!
The Film + Travel series found in our 900s non-fiction book section is an awesome resource for a virtual excursion: dubbed as "traveling the world through your favorite movies", the series by Museyon Guides, contains three titles thus far:
Have you ever had one of those moments when you are trying to tell someone about something you just saw and you can’t remember the name of the show or possibly the actor? Perhaps, you have debated with a friend on the number of Nightmare on Elm Street sequels that have been made. Maybe, you are a big fan of Richard Dean Anderson, and you would really like to find a list of everything he has ever acted in.
Do you know where to go to quickly find the answers to these questions and more?
You may have watched this TV series earlier this year, where a celebrity goes place to place to trace their family ancestry with help from genealogical experts. Did you know that there is a book by the same title, written by Megan Smolenyak, who was the chief research advisor for the TV series?