May 10th is Mother’s Day. What better time to celebrate the strength and determination of moms and motherhood than now? Here are some titles that celebrate famous and notable mothers as well as a selection of films featuring famous mothers. Feel free to call in and reserve them! We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Biographies of Famous Moms

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty
Susan Page
Written by USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, this biography has more than one hundred interviews with friends and family members, conversation with Mrs. Bush herself during the final months of her life, and access to her diaries that span decades. 

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama chronicles experiences from her childhood in Chicago, through her years of balancing demands of motherhood and work, to her time in the White House

Jackie, Janet & Lee : the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
Randy J. Taraborrelli
Author J. Randy Taraborrelli gives us a biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, based on interviews with friends and family, as well as letters and journals. 

Home work : a memoir of my Hollywood years
Julie Andrews
In her follow-up to her memoir, Home, Julie Andrews recounts her career, starting with her arrival in Hollywood.  Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, Home Work discusses her tremendous success while balancing the demands of her personal life. 

My girls : a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie
Todd Fisher
Written by the son of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd Fisher offers a tribute to the lives of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, filled with photos and memorabilia of growing up in Hollywood.  

Anne Boleyn: 500 years of lies
Hayley Nolan
Hayley Nolan give us a new look at Anne Boleyn and explores her life and relationship with Henry VIII. 

Life is not a stage : from Broadway baby to a lovely lady and beyond
Florence Henderson
TV Mom and real Mom Florence Henderson discusses her childhood, as well as the challenges she has faced in her adult life. 

Maya Angelou : a glorious celebration
Marcia Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler, Richard A. Long
Created by her longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard A. Long, and her niece Rosa Johnson Butler, this tribute details Maya Angelou at home, at work, and in the public eye. 

Cleopatra : a life
Stacy Schiff
Author Stacy Schiff gives us a closer look at the last queen of Egypt and attempts to set the record straight about the life of Cleopatra. 

Meghan: a Hollywood princess
Andrew Morton
Author Andrew Morton introduces us to the real Meghan Markle with exclusive interview with family and friends, and never-before-seen photographs. 

Moms on the Big Screen

After seven years in captivity a woman and her young son finally escape and learn to survive in their newfound freedom.

Steel Magnolias
This classic film tells the story of a group of women whose bond of friendship sees them through the triumphs and sadness of life.

Grey Gardens
Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore are an eccentric mother-daughter pair, relatives of Jaqueline Kennedy-Onassis, in this drama based on the 1975 documentary with the same name.

Sound of Music
Julie Andrews stars as Maria, an innocent and enthusiastic nanny who brings joy into the lives of the Von Trapp family.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
New York playwright Siddalee Walker receives a scrapbook that details the adventures of her mother and her childhood friends.

Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger star in this classic story of a mother-daughter relationship.

Albert Brooks plays a divorced son who moves back in with his mother (Debbie Reynolds) in order to learn about himself.

The Kids Are All Right
The son of a same sex couple locates his biological father and changes their family dynamic.

Freaky Friday
This classic film involves a mother and daughter magically switching roles and gaining a new perspective on each other’s lives.

Soul Food
When Mama Joe is hospitalized and unable to host Sunday dinner it causes tension among her three daughters.

Mother’s Day
Several stories of motherhood intersect in unexpected ways in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day.

Victoria Vogel

Adult Services Associate