Blog Tag · Movies

Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

by Sharon Nagel on Nov 10, 2021

The children’s show Sesame Street premiered on public television stations on November 10, 1969. It takes place along a city street, featuring a diverse cast of humans and puppets. The show reached its 52nd season in 2021. It was the first television program of its kind to base its content and production values on laboratory and formative research.

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Elena Ferrante Adapted on Film

by Ina Margulis on Aug 7, 2019

In 2016 Time Magazine named Elena Ferrante one of the 100 most influential people. For those not in the know, Elena Ferrante is a pseudonym for an author whose identity is unknown to the public. I stand to agree and declare her my favorite contemporary author of all time. I miss reading her and think of her books often, so when she started to get adapted on film I felt a new rush of joy and wanted to share these new works with people that might have missed them.

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Something to Be Merry About

by Ina Margulis on Jun 14, 2019

Here we are- in June- Wedding Season for many families including mine. It comes with excitement and joy, hope and good feelings for the young couples. It also brings back sweet memories of the old days. Good romantic movies or books are a great inspiration for recreating that spirit. I am tempted to take a memory walk through some oldies that will put me in the right spot in preparation for this season.

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A Glass of Wine to Match with a Good Movie

by Ina Margulis on Feb 15, 2019

Staying home and indoors this cold winter will find you sometimes in the mood for a good glass of wine with your better half and needing a good movie to go with it. Being Valentine season you can dream together of nice, warmer places , with nice vineyards and a good glass of wine.

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Snow Books

by Laura Gravander on Jan 28, 2019

Winter is here, and now is the perfect time to cozy up with your kiddo and read stories about the snow! Our picture book reorganization is complete, which means we now have a whole section in the picture books dedicated to winter. Come on in and we can show you how easy it is to find picture books by topic using our new picture book organization.

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New to DVD

by Ina Margulis on Nov 29, 2018

Getting ready for the winter season includes finding new DVDs to keep us occupied during the cold and dark months. Here are some suggestions you might consider:

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Stay Warm with these Hot Movies

by Ina Margulis on Feb 2, 2017

Living in Wisconsin, with hard and long winters, it is particularly conducive to spend time indoors and find a pleasant way to forget about the weather. Watching movies is one of my favorite pastimes and probably of many of yours. Blockbuster titles are familiar to many of you, so this time I chose to highlight some of the lesser known titles that we added to our collection hoping that they might inspire you to try them.

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Movie Musicals

by Ina Margulis on Feb 21, 2018

How comes so many of us love musical feature films? Love them or hate them (or just secretly love them), musicals are here to stay. While many love the escapism they provide, others can’t get past the fantastical idea of breaking into song every time something dramatic happens. I for one sure love them and here are a few of my all-time favorites.

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Favorite Films of 2017

by Ina Margulis on Dec 28, 2017

As winter settles in we are looking more and more for good “escapes” in the comfort of our homes. Here are some of my favorite movies of 2017 that you can find on our library shelves.

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Comics and Graphic Novels on Hoopla

by Anders Aasheim on Dec 21, 2017

One of the recent major arrivals on the digital download resource Hoopla is Marvel Comics. Notable additions include the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Avengers, and Star Wars comics. I have highlighted some of the comics and graphic novels available through Hoopla, both from Marvel and other publishers.

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Upcoming Book to TV Adaptations

by Scott Lenski on Nov 28, 2017

We are in a golden age of television. Long episodic storytelling is very fashionable and we’re seeing a lot of books being adapted in TV shows for network, cable channels, as well as streaming services. Television does a great job of translating books onto the small screen in comparison to feature films because TV can take it’s time telling the story. When you’ve got a 700 page book, there is so much left out of a 2-hour film adaptation. Get your Tivo or DVR ready for these upcoming book to TV adaptations.

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Documentary Movies

by Ina Margulis on Nov 9, 2017

No sense fighting the calendar, winter is on the way if we like it or not. And we can’t change the fact we live in Wisconsin. Watching movies or TV is one of my favorite activities and probably for many of you too, so I thought of recommending a few documentary titles I’ve recently enjoyed.

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