Monthly Archives: October 2008

Europa Film Treasures

I was reading the Librarians’ Internet Index digest just now and picked up on this post alerting us to this online collection of free European films.  You can watch them via streaming with free access.  According to the website, “it is probable that over 70% of images shot in the first fifty years of cinema is definitively lost.”  That said, this site offers a vast amount of videos to the public, for free.


Movies Next Week.

Monday, November 3rd @ 6pm:

For Book-to-Film Night this month, we’re showing a film based on Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News.  This 2001 film was directed by Lasse Hallström, stars Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett, and is rated R.

Tuesday, November 4th @ 7pm:

The theme for this month’s Tuesday Night Film Series is At the Gas Station.  Our first film is from 1947, directed by Jacques Tourneur, and features Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer coming OUT OF THE mists of Robert Mitchum’s PAST.  It is unrated.

Although our licensing agreement does not allow us to release the titles of the films here, please feel free to call the library at 985.2173 for more information (including the film titles).  (And, as you may have deduced, we have given you some rather sizable clues in this post!)

100 Most Common English Words.

How many can you come up with?

I’m not listing my score, as it was embarrassingly low.

Portland Museum of Art Launches Reading Blog

The Portland Museum of Art has launched their first ever blog On Reading Online. The blog was created in conjunction with the exhibit: Andre Kertesz: On Reading which features 89 photographs that capture people reading. The museum is encouraging people to visit the blog to share thoughts and ideas about books and reading.

Want to see the exhibit? Call the Library to sign up for free passes.

The Raven… read by Christopher Walken.

Books of the States.

Omnivoracious (the Amazon blog) has been featuring books that are representative of (and authored by people from) the 50 states.  The most recent entry is about Maine.

IMDb for books…

and other ideas for publishing in the twenty-first century.