History, News and Information

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. You can learn more and explore some wonderful resources with this… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film

Film Review: Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic Directed By: Matt Ross Released: 2016 Rated: R Available on Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/lindenhurstlibrary/video/5633108 Review: This film is a masterpiece of character. Despite having a large family at the center of the film, each actor brings the power of character… Continue Reading…

Film, History, Pop Culture

Documentary Review: Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Directed By: Tracy Heather Strain Released: 2017 Rated: PG Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/lorraine-hansberry-sighted-eyesfeeling-heart) Review: This documentary has everything a phenomenal documentary needs. From powerful insights, brilliant interviews, and a clear fascination with the subject at… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, History, News and Information

Black History Month

The month of February is dedicated to honoring the generations of African Americans who contributed to the history and culture of the United States. All month long, we will be sharing book recommendations, resources, and programs that celebrate Black voices.… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, Pop Culture

Film Review: Together Together

Together Together Directed By: Nikole Beckwith Released: 2021 Rated: R Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/together-together) Review: This film is a gift and a tribute to the power of human connection. With a soothing charm it conveys the awkward, sometimes uncomfortable, but… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film

Documentary Review: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Directed By: Mariem PĂ©rez 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, History, Pop Culture, Reading

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, Sustainability

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, History

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…

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