5 Star Fridays · movie or tv · Reader's Advisory

Call the Midwife – Five Star Friday

My Five Star Friday recommendation,  Call the Midwife,  is perfect for summer binge-watching.  The BBC series that has aired on PBS for six seasons is on hiatus until the Holiday Special later this year.  Thank goodness, your library has all six seasons, so if you haven’t yet discovered this gem, you’ve got plenty of time to… Continue reading Call the Midwife – Five Star Friday

Featured Content · movie or tv · New Title Tuesday

New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

It’s finally arrived at the library! La La Land written and directed by Damien Chazelle and it’s this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it last winter, you’re in for a treat. Summary: Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

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Beauty and the Beast

Loved Emma Watson in Harry Potter? Go see her take on a different role-Belle-in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Everyone knows the story…the beautiful but eccentric daughter of an inventor takes her father’s place in a magical castle as prisoner. There she encounters a hideous Beast who terrifies her soul. A beast who was once… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast

Featured Content · movie or tv · New Title Tuesday

The Hollars – a Sundance Film

I don’t normally recommend movies for New Title Tuesday, but I feel the need to plug for The Hollars a touching Sundance film starring The Office alum John Krasinski and my favorite character actress Margo Martindale. Summary: Jo hn Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when… Continue reading The Hollars – a Sundance Film

5 Star Fridays · movie or tv

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

Calling lovers of all things Harry Potter. Although our beloved hero and his friends don’t make an appearance in this highly-anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them explores aspects of the Wizarding World that were unknown to the Muggle (non-magic) population until now. We join Newt Scamander on his travels to collect and learn… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-The Movie

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Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2017

If you are unfamiliar with or hope to teach young people about Dr. King’s values and his leadership in the non-violent struggle for equal rights, I have put together just a few of the many resources we have for that purpose. DVD’s  Selma [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo Films present; produced by Christian Colson, Oprah… Continue reading Prepare to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan 16, 2017