Martial arts have been in film for almost as long as major motion pictures have existed. First appearing in Shanghai in the 1920s, martial arts flicks have become a major genre in film with worldwide stars such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Claude Van Damm, Jet Li, and many more. This list is not at all exhaustive, it is merely a start on your journey to discovering great martial arts movies. Each of the fight scenes mentioned has a link to view the fight, and the full film is available for a free rental through the Seattle Public Library. Continue reading “Top 10 Fight Scenes in Film”
During the dark days of winter, few things are as classically cozy as curling up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. If you want to reinforce that winter-y feeling, try reading one of these 10 books that are snowy and cold.
The extended holiday season, from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah and Christmas to the end of Kwanzaa and into the New Year, is often a time full of family – and the unique frustrations that family can bring. For comfort and commiseration, try reading one of these 10 books featuring families that are (probably) more dysfunctional than yours.
…according to Seattle Public Library’s Reader Services department
As Reader Services Librarians, we spend our days at the Central Library talking to people and suggesting books we think they might enjoy. Of course, we’re readers too. With the end of the year approaching we sat down and collaborated on a list of the novels we loved most this year. We hope you’ll love them, too.