Adult Services Blog
If you are a movie lover, you are probably already familiar with the Criterion Collection. The Criterion Collection has been publishing special editions of notable classic and contemporary films since 1984. Their selections include films from around the world, and encompass everything from experimental films to cult classics, documentaries, and even musical performances. Their editions always have cool supplemental materials (interviews, short films, commentary, etc.) and are often also accompanied by a booklet with additional information about the film.
All of us in this age of media have watched dozens of trailers—those thrilling and attention-catching filmed excerpts used to advertise and promote movies and television programs.
A recent marketing phenomenon is the book trailer. A broad variety of little videos out there celebrate individual books. Publishers, authors, teachers and plain old enthusiastic readers have embraced this strategy of creating visual book ads. Seems nonsensical, doesn’t it? Using moving images to promote reading? Yet, in a similar way, music videos promote sound recordings.
The library is very sad to mark the passing of the legendary musician, actor, writer, producer, and cultural icon, David Bowie.
For a list of Bowie’s favorite books, check out this list he posted on his facebook page in 2013.
Fix your cars with Urbana Free’s help! Automobiles are great, but they’re machines--they develop problems and need repair. Lots of us employ trusted auto mechanics, but a large number of car owners go the do-it-yourself repair route.
Your library has great resources to help you make lasting positive changes in your life for the New Year! Here are just a few of the ways you can step into 2016 feeling invigorated with support from the great collection at The Urbana Free Library: