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Have You Heard About... Sherlock

… the latest incarnation of Sherlock Holmes from the BBC?  Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, is a marvelous adaptation

Have You Heard About... The Grimm Legacy

… the New York Circulating Material Repository?  It’s a lending library for objects – everything from chess sets to one of Marie Antoinette’s every-day wigs.  The special collections include more powerful and dangerous items, like Snow White’s mother’s mirror in the Grimm Collection and a shrinking ray in the

Have You Heard About... Antiques Roadshow behind the Scenes

…what people around the country are doing with their antiques (and old junk)?  You can find out with Antiques Roadshow behind the Scenes: An Insider’s Guide to PBS’s #1 Weekly Show, by Marsha Bemko.  Whether you are a fan of Antiques Roads

Have You Heard About... The Sorcerer's Apprentice

… the hit DVD, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice?  This movie is classified as Sci Fi, but it’s definitely for the whole family.

Have You Heard About... Blameless

… the humorous steampunk Victorian romance with vampires and werewolves?  Gail Carriger’s Blameless* picks up shortly after the end of Changeless, with both Lord and Lady Maccon dealing with the fallout of Alexia’s announcement.  (I won’t leave any spoilers here, because this series is definitely better when read in order!)  Our heroine’s situation is made

Have You Heard About... The Disappearing Spoon

… the amazing science, people, and more behind the periodic table of the elements?  The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean, is a fascinating look at everything from how the solar system was formed, to how the periodic table was formed, to the lives of va

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