Digital Services, eBooks, History, Reading

We Should Talk About: Elizabeth Bishop

Hello! I wanted to highlight one of my favorite poets, Elizabeth Bishop. Her poetry has been regarded as some of the strongest in the English language, and she is known for her command over words. Bishop won the Pulitzer Prize… Continue Reading…

History, News and Information

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday that was created in 1937. To learn more about Columbus Day and its history, read this article from the Library of Congress. For books on Columbus and more, check out these titles! To… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, History, How to Guides

The World Book Database

Missing encyclopedias? Need some research in your life? Want a way to learn random things and find some fun facts? Check out the World Book Encyclopedia and discover a whole world of information! This database can be accessed through our… 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…

History, Pop Culture, Reading

National Hobbit Day: Celebrating the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

September 22 has been proclaimed and celebrated by Tolkien fans as National Hobbit Day since 1978. The date marks the mutual birthdays of hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the protagonists of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings respectively.… Continue Reading…

eBooks, History

We Should Talk About: Shirley Jackson

Hello! The next author I wanted to talk about is Shirley Jackson, an acclaimed novelist who created mystery and thrill around her real life as well as her fictional worlds. Shirley Jackson was another difficult woman, who lived in a… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History, Music

Documentary Review: The Girls in the Band

The Girls in the Band Directed By: Judy Chaikin Released: 2013 Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/girls-band-5) Review: For anyone who loves astounding music and appreciates history that has been underrated and unknown for too long, this documentary is for you. Going… 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…

Digital Services, Film, History

Film Review: Colette

Colette Directed By: Wash Westmoreland Released: 2017 Rated: R Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/colette) Review: Colette is a wonderful, well cast, and intriguing film. The beautiful story behind the filmmaker’s quest to create this tribute to their late partner is stunning… 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…

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