Author Archive

The Paley Center for Media

April 16, 2020

paleyFormerly called the Museum of Television and Radio, the Paley Center for Media  is located in NYC on West 52nd Street. Though it is currently closed, there are tons of YouTube videos of interviews with many television stars and clips from shows and movies over the years to keep you busy for quite a while. Check them out here.

Treasures from the Permanent Collection

April 9, 2020

Pierpont-Morgans-LibraryJoin the Morgan docents as they lead you on a personal guided tour of the Morgan Library & Museum. You must register on their website for a free ticket and invitation to the Zoom website, which is easy to use. You have a choice of two times at the present: Friday, April 10 @ 12:30pm or Friday, April 17 @ 12:30pm. I plan on taking advantage of this as well…

Tolkien

April 9, 2020

filmI recently watched the film “Tolkien” about the famous author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is a fascinating glimpse into his life, and the actor Nicholas Hoult, who portrayed J.R.R.Tolkien, did a wonderful job bringing his character to life. For anyone interested, Kanopy has a documentary about the influence of the places Tolkien loved on his creation of the world of “Middle Earth”. It was my first time using this library movie resource, and was very easy to use, which is always a plus! You just need your library card and pin number to sign up.

Overdrive’s “Big Read”

April 2, 2020

overdriveFor those of you who have been using Overdrive, the library’s supplier of ebooks and digital audiobooks, (available on our website), consider reading the title chosen for their “Big Read” a global digital book club : Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum. Written by Michael McCreary, a young stand-up comedian who is autistic, it is an entertaining and honest look into his life. You may visit a discussion board, listen to a podcast of an interview of the author or just visit his homepage. Today would be a great time to show support, since it is World Autism Awareness Day. And our library system, Ramapo Catskill, is sponsoring a special presentation for member libraries and their patrons on Facebook Live, this Monday, April 6 at 11 am. Stay tuned for the link to view this bonus…

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic

April 2, 2020

funnyMichael McCreary is a 20 year old stand-up comedian who is autistic and an instantly likable young man. He has written the book Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum, which provides an authentic view into the life of someone with autism. Michael chronicles his struggles from an early age up to the present, but he does so in an endearing and honest manner. This title was chosen by Overdrive, our library supplier of digital content, for its Big Read, a worldwide digital book club. Today also happens to be World Autism Awareness Day, so please download this title today from Overdrive to promote understanding and foster inclusion. It is available through April 13 with no waitlist or holds. Please contact the library with any questions and we will be happy to help!


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