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.  


 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra, and multiple events and new media releases are planned to mark the centennial.  One of the most highly anticipated of these projects is the new HBO docume...
    Much has been said in recent weeks, both good and bad, about the growing number of Hollywood celebrities who use the high-profile public platform afforded them at Hollywood's annual film and television award shows to speak out on a ho...

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  Did you catch the Oscars on Sunday night? The expected battle between Boyhood and Birdman for best picture honors tipped in Birdman's favor by the end of the evening, with the latter film taking home four of the top trophies:  ...

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Valentine's Day is approaching: a time to celebrate love and lovers. We enjoy a great romantic comedy as much as the next person, but it's often much more fun to watch a film about love gone terribly wrong! Think Gone Girl....   Here...

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    Music fans are eagerly anticipating the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which will air locally on CBS this Sunday, February 8th at 7 p.m. In recent years, it seems the show has packed in more live performances than actual a...
It's awards season in the movie industry! As expected, Richard Linklater's moving drama Boyhood was a big winner Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards ceremony, taking home trophies for best drama, best director (Linklater), and best supp...

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Fans of Downton Abbey here in the U.S. are now happily immersed in season 5 of the popular British series, which premiered on local PBS stations on Sunday, January 4th. PBS offers a slew of tidbits about the new season on its website, including inter...
The National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress announced last week that 25 additional films have been added to its National Film Registry. The Registry is a list of films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically signifi...
Big budget movie musicals are so rare these days that the release of a new one is cause for celebration. The spectacular film adaptation of the Broadway hit Into the Woods opens in theaters on Christmas Day. The fractured fairy tale feature...

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  A slew of new biographies and memoirs about personalities from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and politics have arrived in bookstores and libraries in recent weeks.  Three new titles about film favorites are among those receiving a...

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Celebrated director Mike Nichols passed away yesterday -- he was 83.  Conquering virtually every entertainment medium, Nichols is one of the privileged few in the arts community to achieve "EGOT" status, scoring Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and multiple...

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 Election Day 2014 is now history!  There was certainly no lack of excitement in the mid-term elections, with control of the U.S. Senate in play and many races for state offices going down to the wire.  It isn't over yet, with run-off ...

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We hope you are registered to join us for our "Organizing and Prepping Thanksgiving" event tonight at Aspen Drive Library.  We will have a full house as Chef Dave Esau of Dave's Specialty Foods in Mount Prospect helps us get a jump on planning f...

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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...