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…

Digital Services, Film, Reading

Documentary Review: The Booksellers

The Booksellers Directed By: D.W. Young Released: 2019 Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/booksellers) Review: This documentary is great for so many reasons. It is unapologetically New York, from a focus on Fran Lebowitz, to the narration by Parker Posey, and the… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History, Pop Culture

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Looking for great movies, books and more to celebrate Spooky Season? The library has tons of options to find the scary, sweet, classic and contemporary! Check out some of our resources below to get started. History Curious about… Continue Reading…

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…

Digital Services, Film

Film Review: The Farewell

The Farewell Directed By: Lulu Wang Released: 2019 Rated: PG Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/farewell-1) Review: This film is a wonderful take on family, especially families who grow up in different countries and have different relationships to their culture. Returning to… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History

Documentary Review: RBG

RBG Directed By: Julie Cohen and Betsy West Released: 2018 Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/rbg-1) Review: This documentary is inspiring and full of constant passion, power and joy. The film chooses to focus on multiple facets of Justice Ginsburg’s life including… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film

Documentary Review: Somm

Somm Directed By: Jason Wise Released: 2012 Available on: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/somm-0) Review: For anyone who is interested in wine, the art of drinking or the sheer insanity behind the way that smell, taste and history combine … this documentary is… Continue Reading…

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