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Adult Services Staff Picks: Favorite Movies of 2017

Both 2016 Films that came out on DVD in 2017 and films made in 2017 qualify. (CC) = Cecilia C., Adult Services Librarian (GU) = Greta U., Adult Services Librarian Abacus: Small Enough to Fail (2016) – Steve James, director – Documentary (CC) – My favorite doc of the year by acclaimed filmmaker James’ known […]

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2017 National Film Registry Additions!

Each year, the Library of Congress honors 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.  This year’s pool of films is as varied as ever, including historical classics, modern blockbusters and riveting documentaries. Here are the titles the Niles-Maine District Library owns.  For the complete list, click here. (in alphabetical order) 4 Little Girls […]

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2016 National Film Registry Selections

Attention all filmies: the 2016 selection of the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry list was recently announced. From The National Film Registry selects 25 films each year showcasing the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation. For more info, Here are the 2016 titles, along The […]

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Notable Videos for Adults 2016

I was very lucky to be part of the the American Library Association’s Notable Videos for Adults committee for 2016.  Each year, the national committee, part of ALA’s Video Round Table group, selects a list of 15 outstanding documentaries released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. For […]

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