- Allison T.
Check out the films on DVD recently added to the library's collection.
- Mona Verma
While talking to library patrons, I was surprised to learn that quite a few people in our community do not know that Richland Library offers free summer movies! There are different movie series ranging from Press Play: Teen Cinema Series where viewing is intended for teens and refreshments are provided for them to Movies with the Nick where you can have some movie-inspired fun hosted by our special guests from the Nickolodeon. The listings for Coffee, Donuts and a Movie where classic movies are shown to adults is at http://www.richlandlibrary.com/events/coffee-donuts-and-movie-4. For anime movies and the Y.O.S.H.I. series search our site at www.richlandlibrary.com/events. For the rest of the movies being shown this summer there is a listing below with the names of the movies along with their dates/times and locations. For a printable chart of movie names and timings, scroll down to the end of this blog post and click on the link provided. Enjoy and do attend......
- Allison T.
Check out the films on Blu-ray recently added to the library's collection.
- Melissa Thigpen
L Frank Baum was born on this day in 1859. He was a prolific writer of children's stories in the early 20th century with 60 books published. Of course, he is best known as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (published in 1899) and thirteen more OZ stories. His modern American fairy tale of Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her adventures in the Land of OZ were immensely popular and inspired the classic 1939 movie with Judy Garland as well as a 1970's musical, The Wiz, and the most recent movie version, OZ, the Great and Powerful. There have also been numerous spin-offs and continuation of the OZ stories. Most popular may be the novel and musical show, Wicked.
- MaryKate Q.
Richland Library offers tens of thousands of downloadable media for a wide range of portable devices. The library partners with various vendors to bring you downloadable media – all free of charge! All you need is your library card! Your PIN (usually the last four of your phone number) allows you to log in to the various sites. You can search our catalog for all types of resources for a particular item, or go directly to the partner site to search for the e-Resource only.
- Sheila Dorsey
Misogynistic, visually dark, cynical, moral, amoral, bleak. These words help describe, but cannot completely define, the visual style and underlying tone of the cinematic genre known as film noir. A fellow librarian and I have a real appreciation for this genre and enjoy swapping recommendations as we come across new library s of films from the 1930s, 1940s, or later that are noir classics. A noir film is one I never have to be in the right mood for; once I start to watch one, it wraps me in a smoky cloud in which the plot twists along a winding path, scenes are made using strangely distorted shadows and camera angles, and the outcome is nearly always completely unpredictable. A visual and emotional feast. Yum.