Digital Services, Film

Documentary Review: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Directed By: Mariem Pérez Riera Released: 2021 Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/rita-moreno-just-girl-who-decided-go-it) Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one… Continue Reading…

Film, Programs

Film Discussion: Decoding the Weather Machine

Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient – even thrive -in the face of enormous… Continue Reading…

Film

The New Normal at the Movies

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In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, movie studios have shiftedtheir film release dates. While many smaller films that had on-demand debutshave proceeded with the digital parts of those releases, many films are eithermoving to 2021 or being delayed indefinitely.… Continue Reading…

Cooking, Film, Reading

Alice Waters and her Delicious Revolution

Alice Waters had a dream. Opening a restaurant that feeds her friends fresh, wholesome foods while enjoying each other’s company; like the beloved cafes she would frequent when visiting France. Her passion for organic ingredients started at her restaurant, where… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History

Classic Cinema at Home

Craving an escape into the Golden Age of Hollywood? Hoopla and Kanopy have got you covered! Both resources have a combined 800+ films instantly available for streaming with your library card. Check out some of the titles below! If you… Continue Reading…

Cooking, Film

Suncookers – Teaching Refugees Solar Cooking (Kanopy Film Review)

Shot in Kenya in 2006, this short documentary film follows Margaret Owino, of Solar Cookers International in Nairobi, as she teaches refugees how to use solar cooking. Deforestation in Kenya has made the firewood and charcoal that the refugees use… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film

Documentary Review: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes Directed By: Alison Reid Released: 2019 Avaliable On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/woman-who-loves-giraffes) Review: In 1956, Anne Innis Dagg completed a solo trip to South Africa to study giraffes. This was years before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey… Continue Reading…

eBooks, Film, History, Reading, Research

We Should Talk About: Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is considered one of the greatest American poets. Born in Amherst in 1830, Emily was educated at the Amherst Academy and found fascination with a variety of subject such as science and botanical studies. As a writer she… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film

Film Review: Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth Directed By: William Oldroyd Released: 2016 Rated: R Avaliable On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/lady-macbeth-0) Review: This film is savoringly simple, pensive and alluring. This is a deceptive and manipulative way to introduce the power of the mind and the need for freedom and… Continue Reading…

Film, History

Veterans’ Day

My parents met in the mid-1940’s while working for W.T. Grant at the chain store’s Manhattan headquarters. My Dad was an early airline commuter flying around the country designing and overseeing the construction of new stores while my Mom worked… Continue Reading…

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