Becky King

Becky King

 


You can find adult services librarian Becky King at both the Cook Park and Aspen Drive library locations.  She is a huge movie fan, loves reading mysteries and thrillers, and is currently hooked on the TV series The Good Wife.  


 

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We are sad to note the passing this week of Ben Bradlee, the revered and longtime editor of The Washington Post.  He was 93.  Under Bradlee's leadership, The Washington Post earned its reputation as one of the country's premier newspapers w...

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It's October -- the perfect time of year to revisit some of our favorite classic horror films.  You may want to keep your doors locked and the lights turned on while these films roll!   In 1976, not many A-list stars made horror films, bu...

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It's that time of year -- fall weekends mean football!  Whether you're a fan of high school football, the college game, or the pros -- you'll find plenty of football-themed movies to feed your appetite for the sport at the library.  Check o...

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Before the political dynasties created by the Kennedy, Bush, and Clinton families, we had the Roosevelts.  Celebrated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is earning rave reviews for his newest PBS series The Roosevelts: An Intmate History.  Air...

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Two family film favorites celebrated major anniversaries last month:  the Disney classic Mary Poppins (released in 1964) turned 50, and The Wizard of Oz (released in1939) turned 75.  Both films continue to capture the hearts and imagination...

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You know television drama is in a good place when the annual Emmy Award category for Best Drama Series is so flooded with worthy entries that critically-acclaimed shows such as True Detective, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Mad M...

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The lazy days of summer are quickly coming to an end and the kids are heading back to school.  This week we're putting the spotlight on some of our favorite "high school" movies.  Grab some popcorn and soda, and let's head back to the Black...

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The entertainment world lost another legend this week with the passing of actress Lauren Bacall at the age of 89.  Of her many fine film performances over the years, she is perhaps most fondly remembered for the four classic films in which she c...

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We were sad to hear of the tragic passing of Robin Williams this week at the age of 63.  To say that Williams possessed an incredible range and depth to his talent is an understatement that borders on the absurd.  The insanely talented comi...

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As July winds to an end and the start of a new school year approaches, many of us are heading off on well-deserved vacations.  Is there a road trip in your future?  Too much togetherness over a few too many miles can wear thin, but one thin...

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We were sad to hear of the passing of actor James Garner this week -- he was 86.  In a career that spanned six decades, the Oklahoma native moved with ease between television and film, making his biggest mark in his starring roles in two iconic ...
For so many of us, our love of movies began when we were young children.  What is the first truly special movie you remember seeing as a child?  Perhaps it was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?  Toy Story?  Mary Poppins?  What movi...

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  "You're gonna need a bigger boat...."     Summer is movie blockbuster season, and this year is no exception with huge hits such as Transformers: Age of Distinction, Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla luri...

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This week marks the Centennial of the start of World War I (1914-1918).  The Great War was triggered by the assassination in Sarajevo of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by a Yugoslav nationalist.  T...

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Periodically, the Cook Library Cinema Club will shine the Spotlight on Directors -- where we'll highlight the work of some of the greatest directors of American films.   We'll start with the late, great Billy Wilder -- one of the most versatil...

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June weddings are a great tradition, and weddings have been at the heart of some wonderful movies over the years.  Weddings always seem to generate an emotional response, whether it be laughter, tears, or even heartbreak -- and movie weddings ar...

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Last week marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive Allied invasion of Normandy during WWII, which liberated France and helped turn the tide of the war against Germany.  The human toll resulting from the largest sea-borne invasion in his...

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Actress Angelina Jolie turns 39 this week!  After a fairly quiet year in which she dealt with a major health issue, the popular star is back with two high-profile projects in 2014.  She gets a chance to show off her dark side through her st...

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Can it be true that spring has finally arrived?  It's hard to believe that the month of May is almost over when temperatures for the month have often more closely resembled those of December! Speaking of May and December:  May-December rom...

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'Tis the season for college graduations!  Now is the perfect time to revisit the classic film The Graduate, which provides an especially entertaining look at the confusion that can reign at such a significant time in life.  Dustin Hoffman p...