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…

Digital Services, eBooks, History, Pop Culture

April is National Poetry Month!

This year is the 25th since the American Academy of Poets marked April as National Poetry Month. Starting in 1996, National Poetry Month has worked to signify that importance of poetry in our culture, and the essential role that poets… 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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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