Have you checked out what’s new on Kanopy – the on-demand streaming video service which is available free to our Bryant community (using your Bryant credentials)? There’s over 3,000 titles to choose from in Classic Cinema, Indie Films, Foreign Films, and Documentaries! Hundreds of new titles are added each month.So pop the popcorn, relax and watch a favorite film, or discover something new tonight. Photo: Hollywood legend Ingrid Bergman in the foreign film ‘A WOMAN’S FACE’.
Admittedly, it was with great hesitation that I started Oprah’s current choice for her eponymous book club – the debut novel “BEHOLD THE DREAMERS” by Imbolo Mbue. After all, what’s an Oprah book choice without the 3D’s (despair, depression, and dysfunction) and I wasn’t quite sure I was looking for that at the end of those lazy days of summer. Much to my surprise, Mbue’s book proved one of the best book choices in Oprah’s 20 year ‘book club’ history. Sure it has the 3 D’s, yet layered in a beautifully written story about a young Cameroonian couple who believe they are on the fast track to living the American Dream, until the 2008 economic meltdown comes into play. A clash of cultures, religion, class systems, race, wealth, and dreams all come into play – making this a must-read book for everyone.
Due to the popularity of our August Book Club pick “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, our September Book Club choice is the enchanting ‘companion’ novel “The Love Songs of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce. While ‘Miss Queenie’ is waiting for Harold’s visit as he treks across England, she decides to write to him – and tell Harold everything she’s kept secret for 20 years. Order your copy today through ILL – just call us at Borrower Services and we’ll be happy to help you. (232-6125)
As the summer travel season kicks into high-gear, how about listening to an audio-book while you hit the roads? Whether it’s a drive to Niagara Falls or a ride to Cape Cod, you can pop a ‘Book on CD’ into your car’s player, and escape into a great story. We have access to thousands of titles – from memoirs to mysteries, best-sellers in fiction and non-fiction. Stop by the library, give us a call at ext. 6125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we will be happy to make suggestions and find the book you’re interested in!
JUST ARRIVED! Summer’s most anticipated new books and Best Sellers are all waiting for you at Krupp Library. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins, “Against all Odds” by Danielle Steel, and Lisa See’s “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” deserve a place in your Summer beach bag. Inspiring books such as Sheryl Sandberg’s “Option B…”, William McRaven’s “Make Your Bed”, and Ivanka Trump’s “Women Who Work” have become instant best-sellers on the non-fiction lists. So whether you’re headed to the boat, the beach or the backyard, stop by the library and pick up some good books to enjoy!
Great news for every parent this summer! We are pleased to announce that we have – or can probably have for you in a timely manner – the books on your child’s ‘summer reading list’ which has become mandatory for most schools (Grades 6 – 12). Rather than wait on an endless list for an available copy at your public library, or buy the book out-of-pocket, just order the book here by requesting it from our collection – or ordering it through ILL. Don’t forget, we have access to titles from libraries around the country – so try us this summer, and pick up all the books your child needs.
“ConGraduations!” to the Class of 2017! We wish you all the best, and send you forth with these inspiring words from author/humorist Tom Bodett:
“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”