Hi everyone, just a reminder, during the holidays, the library is closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2017.

The library will be open our regular hours all other dates and as a refresher, here is a list of our regular hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a. m. – 6:00 p. m.

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a. m. – 8:00 p. m.

Saturday: 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m.

Sunday: Closed

And now back to those cool materials you can check out!

Since the library is closed today through Monday I’m offering a dozen digital suggestions for the next few days and they are all streaming videos!

Check them out!

milton-berle

1) The Milton Berle Show, Volume 1

First, Uncle Miltie is joined by Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress/singer Denise Darcel, and Ray Anthony and His Orchestra in a 1956 installment recorded at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Then, in a 1953 episode, Ronald Reagan asks Berle to bankroll a movie for him.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2351258

dark-shadows

2) Dark Shadows, Volume 1, Episode 218

This video features the introduction of Jonathan Frid’s vampire Barnabas! — here’s a brief description of the episode:

Barnabas asks permission from Roger and Elizabeth to take up residence in the Old House.

Note: If you’re not familiar with it — Dark Shadows was set in the late 1960s and was a gothic, supernatural TV series set in the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine.

The most prominent family in Collinsport, was you guessed it! The Collins Family! The Collins family consisted of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Joan Bennett), her brother Roger Collins (Louis Edmonds), Elizabeth’s daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Nancy Barrett) and Roger’s young son David Collins (David Henesy).

The Collins Family lived in the grandest and largest house around – Collinwood.

And life was relatively quiet and uneventful in the small town of Collinsport until one day when Barnabas knocked on the door of Collinwood!

For Barnabas, was, unbeknownst to the Collins Family, a member of their family and a vampire who had been chained in a coffin for about 200 years.

Barnabas was broken out of his coffin by a thief named Willie Loomis, who was played by a very young John Carlin, and right after that supernatural things began to unfold!

And if you like the intro episode of Dark Shadows — there are more episodes of the series in the Digital Catalog that continue the story of Barnabas and the Collins Family.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1976979

jack-hunter

3) Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenattens Tomb:
Jack Hunter is abducted blindfolded to a Turkish US base to be recruited by the NSA, told his mentor was killed because Albert Littmann’s Russian mob employer Doridanov want the ancient Osiris-weapon. He accepts to go look for the other part in Gizeh, where archaeologist Lena Halstrom has dug up a lead on a site which was attacked by mysterious, mythologically cloaked men, hence the Egyptian in charge, Said, shut it down till further notice. In fact it’s the doing of a Midianite (Sinai desert) sect of Akhenaton-worshipers, who try to steal the obelisk from the museum after Jack deciphers its Ugarritian cuneiform text, which contains clues for a treasure-hunt to the pharaoh’s tomb-treasure. Said assumes their flight criminal and mobilizes an army colonel, whose unbridled ambition proves even more dangerous for Jack’s party, which includes his Syrian friends from the first.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1813631

the-organization

4) The Organization: 

Police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) returns to finds himself in hot water with the police over his acceptance of help from a neighborhood anti-drug group. The group has done some things which are far from textbook legal, such as stealing and destroying a large shipment of drugs. Though they pulled off their robbery without loss of life, a corpse is found at the scene of the heist. Tibbs, now suspended from the force, uses their help to string together clues which enable him to break up a large drug ring. This is the third movie made starring Poitier and based on John Bail’s novels In The Heat of the Night and They Call Me Mister Tibbs.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2351311

apollo-8

5) Apollo 8: Christmas at the Moon:

This one hour documentary profiles the first manned Mission to the Moon, and includes interviews with the astronauts and many of the NASA officials who were a part of this historic event.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1320067

im-still-here

6) I’m Still Here:

Oscar®-nominated actor Casey Affleck, in his directorial debut, together with fellow Oscar® nominee Joaquin Phoenix blows the roof off of conventional filmmaking in this unique and groundbreaking experimental project. Joaquin gives a powerful performance as “JP,” an out-of-control Hollywood celebrity who commits career suicide in announcing that he is “retiring” from acting, while at the top of his game, to become a hip-hop star. JP shuts himself off from the protection and better judgment of his agent, manager and publicist, and sets out on a jaw-dropping journey into a decadent frenzy of sex, drugs and outrageousness, as he tries desperately to break away from his old celebrity persona to develop his rap career. Mired in self-doubt and harsh criticism from the media, he struggles to find his identity.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1931322

red-balloon

7) The Red Balloon:

Winner of the Best Original Screenplay Oscar 1956

Winner of the Palme d’Or 1956 Cannes Film Festival (short film)

A Boy makes friends with a seemingly sentient balloon, and it begins to follow him. It follows the boy to school, to the bus, and to church. Boy and balloon play together in the streets of Paris and try to elude a gang of boys that wants to destroy the balloon. Winner of the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, and there is almost no dialog spoken in the film.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2351407

acorns

8) A.C.O.R.N.S. Operation Crackdown:

Frankie, a smooth-talking squirrel finds out that the acorns are being stolen by the evil A.C.O.R.N.S. Corporation. Now he must assemble a rag-tag team of forest animals with only three days to pull-off their biggest heist.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2968659

abbot-costello

9) Abbott and Costello: The Christmas Show:

Delightful Christmas special starring comedy team of Abbott and Costello on The Colgate Comedy Hour.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2046510

navigator

10) The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey:

This fantasy stars Hamish McFarlane as a young 14th Century boy with acute psychic powers. During the period of the Black Death, Hamish believes that he can rescue his fellow villagers by leading them into an abandoned mine. The fugitives tunnel their way through the darkness and emerge on the other side–into a bustling New Zealand metropolis in the year 1988. The phenomenon is seen from the point of view of the “aliens,” to whom every modern convenience and invention is a miracle comparable to the Resurrection. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey creates its own logic, framing the story in the linear form of an ancient legend.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1999743

planet-of-the-apes

11) Planet of the Apes:

Nominated for 2 Oscars.

Taylor (Charlton Heston) and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.

Note: the three sequel films that followed this one are also available in the Digital Catalog.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1999658

weather-girl

12) Weather Girl:

Succumbing to the stresses of work and romance, a Seattle morning weather anchor (Tricia O’ Kelley) melts down live on-air. Closing in on forty, she is now unemployed, lacks career prospects, and must cope with her cheating boyfriend (Mark Harmon)—a devilishly handsome newscaster. Weather Girl is a slice of life comedy about reckoning the difference between growing old and growing up.

Here’s a link to the checkout page:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/899837

Have a great holiday season!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Mobile Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Mobile Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

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