Digital Services, Film, Music

The Horror! The Horror!

Greetings horror film fans! This is Peter, one of the adult Reference Librarians. Well, it’s that time of year, again: the spooky season of Halloween! To me, that has always meant good, scary, classic horror films with monsters and ghosts… Continue Reading…

Film

Remembering Chadwick Boseman, 1976-2020

Hello, this is Peter, the Adult Services/Media librarian. I remember being so impressed with the young actor Chadwick Boseman when he played Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42 a few years ago. I was taken with not only his… Continue Reading…

eBooks, Pop Culture

Remembering Tom Seaver

Hello, I’m Peter, one of the adult reference librarians and a longtime Mets fan. The late Tom Seaver was an idol to me, my younger brother, and our neighborhood buddies. I knew his name even before I saw my first… Continue Reading…

History, Reading, Research

U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial, 1920-2020: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. The first film I remember seeing in a movie theater was Mary Poppins and I still remember being especially taken by the character of Mrs. Banks, played by Glynis Johns,… Continue Reading…

History, Research

V-J Day: August 15, 1945. Victory over Japan and the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II.

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. My family spent July of 1972 in the state of Washington visiting my older brother, stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. At one point, we traveled to Seattle… Continue Reading…

Pop Culture, Reading

Pete Hamill, A New York Author (1935-2020)

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. The first of the great New York authors, a writer who specialized in chronicling the stories, legends, politics, growth, and history of New York City as well as the nature… Continue Reading…

Film, Pop Culture

Remembering Olivia De Havilland (1916-2020)

Greetings, cinephiles! This is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. When I was in elementary school, the annual 5th Grade field trip was always to Radio City Music Hall to see a first run “family” film and the spring… Continue Reading…

Film, History, Pop Culture

The Silent Clowns

Greetings, cinephiles! This is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. During the December holiday break of my 5th grade school year, my Dad took my brother and I sledding at a nearby golf course, after a snow fall. Despite… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, Music, Pop Culture

The Good, The Bad and Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)

Greetings film score fans! This is Peter, the Audio Video Librarian. If you’re like me, you love film scores, and one of the best film music composers, Ennio Morricone, has passed away in Rome at age 91. If his name… Continue Reading…

Film, History, Pop Culture

Unforgettable Carl Reiner 1922-2020

This is Peter, the audio video materials librarian. I clearly remember going to see a movie at age 5 with my parents and younger brother at the old Melville 110 Drive-In in our ’62 Chevy station wagon. The movie was… Continue Reading…

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