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Women's History Month

Digital Movies

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  • And Still I Rise This film from the American Masters series celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos that paint hidden moments of her exuberant life.
  • Anita Anita Hill’s graphic testimony against U.S. Supreme Court Justice then-nominee Clarence Thomas was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.
  • Equal Means Equal  This groundbreaking exploration of gender inequality in the USA features top women's rights activists and leaders. A brutal exposé of a broken system, the film reignites the dialogue on full equality for all Americans.
  • Evita  Eva Peron rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame as the First Lady of Argentina.
  • Ida B. Wells  This movie documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period.
  • RBG Before her 2020 death at the age of 87, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
  • Remarkable Women of the 20th Century Celebrate one hundred years of amazing progress made by remarkable women from all over the world in politics, sports, science, and the arts. 
  • Seeing is Believing This documentary emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality by focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors.
  • Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots Through rare photographs, archival materials, personal memorabilia and on-camera interviews, this inspirational saga illustrates the enormous accomplishments and profound sacrifices of female patriots that have previously been ignored.

Irish American History Month

eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies & Music

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eBooks:

  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis Lacey in America, she decides she must go. She finds work in a department store on Fulton Street and unexpected love. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.
  • Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes An unforgettable young woman navigates Dublin, London and New York, striving to build a life raft for her loved ones amidst economic and familial collapse.
  • How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill This entertaining and compelling narrative tells how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Irish monks and scribes maintained the record of Western civilization by copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, bringing their uniquely Irish worldview to the task.
  • Answer as a Man by Taylor Caldwell In early 1900s Pennsylvania, the ambitious son of Irish immigrants pursues the American Dream in the face of injustice and intolerance. Filled with unforgettable characters, this masterful retelling of the Book of Job depicts one man’s will to succeed amidst the slings and arrows of fortune.
 

Audiobooks:

  • Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delany From a land famous for storytelling comes an epic novel that captures the intimate, passionate texture of the Irish spirit. This sweeping novel of huge ambition is the beautifully told story of a remarkable nation.
  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott After a young Irish immigrant’s suicide, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.
  • A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor In the 1930s, against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. His teachers warn him not to become too attached to his patients, but can he truly harden himself to the suffering he sees all around him—or can he find a way to care for his patients without breaking his heart?
  • Irish Wit and Humor by Anonymous Excerpted anecdotes from biographies relate humorous snippets of politics in Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant.
 

Movies:

  • Irish Myths and Legends Traditional Irish music imparts a true flavor of Ireland and its rich heritage of myths and legends.
  • St. Patrick: Pilgrimage to Peace This 5th-century Christian was brought as a slave to Ireland, where he labored six long years before escaping. After returning home, he shocked his contemporaries by voluntarily returning to the place of his enslavement to bring the gospel message to the Irish people.
  • Roots of Irish Identity: Celts to Monks The Irish Renaissance in the early 20th century was a remarkable period for arts, literature, and culture—and it sprang out of the legendary history of the nation. To help us understand this pivotal period, the author traces the course of Irish history from the ancient Celts through the Middle Ages.
  • The Celtic World Discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples. This Great Courses series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archaeology that completely changes our perspective.
 
 

Music:

  • St. Patrick’s Day 2020: The Ultimate Irish Pub Party by various artists Even if your “pub party” is virtual this March 17th, you can still enjoy this collection of 25 traditional Irish tunes, including “Whiskey In The Jar” and “Londonderry Air.”
  • U218 Singles by U2 This collection of mostly hit singles by this Irish rock band spent 45 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts. It includes the #1 hits “With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/Irish and Proud of It by Ruby Murray This is a double CD by a renowned Irish singer who was very popular in the British Isles. Enjoy Irish standards like “Danny Boy” and “Mountains of Mourne.”
  • Woman of the House by Cherish the Ladies This world famous contemporary female Irish-American group is known mainly for performing Celtic folk music.

National Craft Month

March 2021

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eBooks:

  • Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Art by Tomoko Fuse and David Brill This beautifully photographed book examines the three-dimensional geometric designs one of the world's premier origami artists is famous for.
  • Scrapbook of Secrets by Molly Cox Bryan Having traded her journalist career for the life of a stay-at-home mom, Annie feels that something's missing. She she finds solace in a local circle of scrapbookers who band together to investigate when the quiet idyll of their small town is shattered by a young mother's alleged suicide.
  • 101 Ways to Stitch, Craft and Create for All Occasions by various contributors Make gorgeous homemade gifts, cakes, cards, and decorations! This collection of projects includes a wide range of crafts, such as stuffed animals, cookie bouquets, macramé bracelets, and gift boxes.
  • The Making It Guide to Crafting by the creators of Making It This well-rounded guide offers in-depth looks at some of the best crafts that were featured on the NBC show Making It. Introductions to woodworking, fiber arts, paper crafts, and more will enable you to experiment and customize your own creations at home.

Audiobooks:

Movies:

  • Positive Home Solutions - Woodworking I This video shows you in detail how to build furniture that will enhance the appearance of your home. It will also give you the basics that can be applied to other beautiful wood furniture projects.
  • A Time for Making: Artisans Share Their Homemade Crafts  Nine artisans on secluded Gabriola Island in Canada reveal the differences between mass manufactured and authentic locally handmade crafts through intimate portraits of their work and lifestyle.
  • Pottery In this video for kids, a lump of clay is turned on a wheel to become a teapot. Who would like a cup of tea?
  • Peruvian Knitted Hats In the old Inca villages in the mountains, men and women still knit hats as part of their traditional costume. This documentary is a record of traditional processes and techniques within the social, cultural and historical context in which these skills have survived.

Music:

  • Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013 by various artists Arts & Crafts is a 21st century music publisher founded by two ex-Virgin Records executives. This compilation includes songs from artists such as Duran Duran, Nancy Sinatra and Johnny Mathis.
  • Painting of a Painting by Rachel Sage This native of Port Chester has been writing and recording music of social awareness for a quarter century. This is her third studio album.
  • Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft: A Tribute to the Carpenters by Ameritz Music This tribute to the famous brother/sister act of the 1970s consists of the title track and two other songs which were huge hits for the duo.
  • How to Make an American Quilt by various artists This soundtrack from the popular movie starring Winona Ryder features popular classic tunes like “Swingin’ on a Star” by Bing Crosby and “You Belong to Me” by Patsy Cline.

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