The Fresno County Library’s Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music, and other items, and provides information about library programs.
Top 5 Most Requested Books
▪ “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” by Leah Remini, with Rebecca Paley.
▪ “Rogue Lawyer,” by John Grisham.
▪ “The Crossing: A Novel,” by Michael Connelly.
▪ “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School,” by Jeff Kinney.
▪ “The Japanese Lover: A Novel,” by Isabel Allende.
▪ “A Killing Winter,” by Tom Callaghan. A bold new thriller set in an unlikely locale – the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. Inspector Akyl Borubaev finds a corpse in a public park and fears that this simple discovery will lead to the end of his own life.
▪ “Cleopatra’s Shadows: A Novel,” by Emily Holleman. When the celebrated queen-to-be and her father flee strife in Egypt and run to Rome, her sisters Berenice and Arsinoe stay behind and become tangled in webs of violence and deceit.
▪ “Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking,” by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. Along with staples such as kugels, latkes, and rugelach, this James Beard Award-winner adds exotic new fare, such as pink lentil soup and cashew baklava cigars.
‘Tis the Season
▪ “Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes From the Chicago Tribune for Cookies, Bars, Brownies and More.” Certain to please and selected from hundreds of the newspaper’s prize-winning cookie contest entries.
▪ “Holiday Cheer: Festive Inspirations for Your Best Season Ever,” by the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Country Living. Indulge your seasonal creativity with these recipes, decoration ideas, and homemade gift instructions.
▪ “Gluten-Free Holiday: Delicious Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Stuffings and Sauces for the Perfect Festive Table,” by Hannah Miles. Learn how to make delicious mini-cornbreads, chestnut stuffings, and other fare for protein-sensitive people.
▪ Hunger Games Movie Nights: Celebrate the release of the series’ final film by watching the first three. Seating is limited, arrive early! Monday, Nov. 16 (“Hunger Games”); Wednesday, Nov. 18 (“Catching Fire”); and Thursday, Nov. 19 (“Mockingjay, Part 1”); all 6-9 p.m., at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-600-3135.
▪ Crafters Social Circle: Learn, teach, talk about, and have fun with various crafts. 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Caruthers Branch Library. Details: 559-864-8766.
▪ Kingsburg Author Talk: Valerie Runningwolf will read from her new children’s book, “Nerplee: The Giant Little Girl.” Take your picture with Nerplee, too! 11 a.m.-noon., Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Kingsburg Branch Library. Details: 559-897-3710.
He's built an impressive career since being cast as Harry Potter at the age of 11.
And British actor Daniel Radcliffe was awarded a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk Of Fame - which he called 'an incredible honor' - on Thursday.
The former child star beamed as he his shiny new star was unveiled in Los Angeles.
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Red carpet: Actor Daniel Radcliffe was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday
The 26-year-old actor wore a smart grey checked suit and dark tie for the occasion.
His head closely-shorn s as he was joined by Harry Potter director Christopher Columbus and @midnight host Chris Hardwick.
They were also joined by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler.
Impressive career: The British Harry Potter star wore a smart suit and dark tie for the unveiling ceremony
Child star: The actor has come a long way since being cast as Harry Potter at the age of eleven
Daniel earned the 2,565th star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is situated in front of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
The actor has been busy in the US promoting his new film Victor Frankenstein, which also stars Scottish actor James McAvoy.
And he told Variety that he was surprised and honored to receive a star with his name on it.
Star treatment: Daniel was joined by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Leron Gubler, right
He did it! @Midnight host Chris Hardwick, left, and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus, right, joined in as Daniel showed off his new star
'It's really an incredible honor,' he said.
'We (Brits) have a national embarrassment about people saying nice things about us, so I was taken aback at first but then I had a real sense of gratitude,' he told the publication.
'Only about 20 per cent of people who work in film and television end up on the Walk Of Fame.
'It's kind of amazing. I don't know if they remove these things, but no matter how badly I mess up, they can't remove it.'
Proud day: The actor has also been busy promoting his new film Victor Frankenstein in the US
Hollywood: The 26-year-old posed on his new star outside the Dolby Theatre
Daniel is one of the rare child stars who has successfully transitioned to an adult career.
In addition to starring in the four blockbuster Harry Potter films, Daniel has been seen in The Woman In Black, Kill Your Darlings, Trainwreck and What If.
The actor also recently weighed in on Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling's revelation that the American term for 'muggle', is 'no maj.'
Star treatment: The British actor is considered one of the few former child stars to successfully transition to an adult career
Fans were in an uproar over the new term, which will be introduced in Rowling's upcoming book Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
'I have no strong opinions about this,' Daniel told Mashable about the controversy.
'We have different words in England, so it makes perfect sense that there should be a different word for it in America.'
Honor: The actor was presented with an official proclamation before being awarded his Hollywood Star
And he told E! news that he can't wait to see the new Fantastic Beasts films, which will star British Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.
'I can barely keep myself in this chair,' he told E! News.
'Yes, I am very excited but I've also been asked about it a lot, and I don't have any information to give unfortunately.
Shiny and new: Daniel's star joins the other famous names on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame
Peta Murgatroyd can’t contain her excitement about being back at the DWTS studios in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (November 11).
The 29-year-old pro dancer made the big announcement that she would be performing with BFF Sharna Burgess and her partner, Nick Carter, for their trio dance on Dancing With The Stars next week.
“Soooo….I cancelled my trip to Miami to be on @DancingABC this week :) I’ll be reuniting with my girl @SharnaBurgess for trios!!! ???? If you know me, I’m extremely excited…” Peta wrote.
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