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Foreign and Independent Films at the Library
The library subscribes to Film Movement, and receives a new award-winning foreign or indie feature film (along with a bonus short) on DVD each month. The August film, Foreign Letters (2012, USA) is a drama in English, Hebrew and Vietnamese with English subtitles, about a homesick 12-year old immigrant girl from Israel, whose life brightens when she meets a Vietnamese refuge who is just her age. Other recent titles are Hospitalite (Japanese); Prairie Love (USA); and Amador (Spain.)
This entry was added on 2012-08-23
Do you need e-book help?
Last week the Pew research center released a report, based upon a survey, which said “12% of all Americans aged 16 and older who read e-books have borrowed an e-book from a library in the past year”.
So given the popularity of e-books and e-book readers why aren’t more people borrowing e-books from the public library?
Here’s my answer – Many people find it difficult to get an e-book on to their e-book reader. No matter where a person acquires their e-book, whether it is from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or the library, it is a challenge for a person with little computer experience to load an e-book on to their e-reader.
Some public libraries make it easy to get e-books, by having pre-loaded e-books that can be borrowed from the library. So for example, if you wanted to read the e-book edition of The Help, by Katherine Stockett, you would borrow the actual e-reader (i.e. Kindle, Nook, etc) with The Help already loaded on it. No messy downloading is required.
Is an e-book reader pre-loaded with an e-book something you would like to borrow from the Jefferson Library? If so, please let us know by sending us an e-mail (email@example.com) or by telephoning us at 973-208-6245.
In the meantime, if you are struggling with getting books on to your e-reader, let us know. The library has a collection of e-books for both the Kindle and the Nook and we would be glad to show you how you can borrow an e-book from the library and load it on to your e-book reader.
This entry was added on 2012-06-27
Library Scholarship Winners Honored
Each year the Trustees of the library offer two small scholarships to two graduating seniors from Jefferson High School.
This year's winners are David Swerzenski, who will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology and Rebecca Messano, who will be attending Caldwell College.
The winners were selected by the Trustees of the Library because of the quality of the essays they submitted on the role the public library plays in their lives.
The scholarships were created to honor the contributions of Jeanne Craig and Rose Lange, two long time trustees of the library who have made numerous contributions to the growth of the library.
This entry was added on 2012-06-20