Manga Essentials

Enjoy this selection of essential manga by Westmont Public Library Librarian, Gil!

Posted by on September 23, 2021

Acclaimed Foreign Language TV Series

Babylon Berlin Police commissioner Gereon Rath is transferred from Cologne to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social change in the Golden Twenties. Shellshocked from his service during World War Read more...

Posted by on August 4, 2021

A Century of Reading: The 2000s

Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in Read more...

Posted by on July 26, 2021

Redline by Takeshi Koike

In the anime movie Redline, a giant whale monster that is biologically fused with a space army general fights an enormous glowing uncontrollable biological weapon named Funky Boy. That’s not Read more...

Posted by on July 13, 2021

A Century of Reading: The 1950s

Experience the classic science fiction and notable films of the 1950s, all with your library card!

Posted by on June 21, 2021

One Cut of the Dead by Shin'ichirô Ueda

The movie, One Cut of the Dead, is a Japanese Horror-Comedy zombie movie. Sort of. The promotional material suggests that it’s about the crew of a low budget zombie film Read more...

Posted by on May 25, 2021

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson

Stephen Leeds is not insane. How do you know that? Well, he tells you that repeatedly. It’s his hallucinations that are crazy. Stephen Leeds is a genius, but his genius Read more...

Posted by on November 24, 2020

The Cuckoo’s Egg by Cliff Stoll

The year is 1986 and Cliff Stoll’s grant money has just run out. One day he was an astronomer, working in the Keck Observatory of the Lawrence Berkeley Labs, the Read more...

Posted by on November 3, 2020

Kiln People by David Brin

Imagine if you could make temporary copies of yourself. These copies could then be assigned to run errands or do research or just have novel experiences. And at the end Read more...

Posted by on April 9, 2020

Kanopy Comedies!

Need a laugh? Here are 10 comedies you stream right now from Kanopy! If you need assistance with Kanopy or your account, please email [email protected] What We Do in the Read more...

Posted by on March 22, 2020

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto Moore

A completely unknown band releases a track on Bandcamp. Our hipster music blogger narrator hears it and is compelled to listen again and again, stopping only to finally take a Read more...

Posted by on February 18, 2020

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is an odd book. On the one hand, it’s grounded in a grimy, desperate post-Katrina New Orleans. Almost every character in the Read more...

Posted by on January 28, 2020

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

In the near future, the police of New Clipperton have new tool for fighting crime: they can recreate a facsimile of the entire city for a given 24 hour block Read more...

Posted by on January 7, 2020

The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories by Yukiko Motoya

A woman takes up bodybuilding on a whim, starts getting huge but her husband doesn’t notice. A sales clerk at a clothing store waits on someone who cannot find anything Read more...

Posted by on December 10, 2019

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Diane Freeman

After a year spent “mourning” the sudden death of her philandering husband (who died in bed with his mistress no less) American born countess Francis Wynn is ready to move Read more...

Posted by on November 12, 2019

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