Movies & Television
This year has seen several new films based or inspired on historical figures and events. Lincoln, Hitchcock, On the Road, Argo, and Hyde Park on Hudson are all either in theatres now — or soon will be. If you want to be an educated viewer try one of the titles below:
Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Rise to greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's most perilous year by David Von Drehle
The month of December is filled with many different holiday celebrations — Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are just some of the special observances this month. Learn more about all these holidays through the many resources at the Canton Public Library. This Special Collection can help get you started!
The American book of days by Christianson, Stephen G — A day-by-day record of American history from January 1 through December 31. For each of the 366 days of the year (including February 29), several substantial essays explore significant events of military, scientific, ethnic, or cultural significance.
The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays by Anthony F. Aveni — Discusses the origins and modern development of our holidays and provides an entertainng glimpse into their evolution.
To check out information on Christmas customs, crafts, recipes, movies, music, stories, legends, and more, check out these sources in the library to enhance your enjoyment of this holiday season.
- 10:00 AM — Ruby and Max: Every Bunny Loves Winter and Little Bear's Winter Games (G)
- 12:00 PM — Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG)
- 3:00 PM — Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13)
Thanksgiving Day kicks off a month of celebrations. May we suggest a movie, tips from Martha Stewart on Thanksgiving prepartions, a history, music to sooth, and a story about family.
Planes, trains and automobiles [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
Martha's classic Thanksgiving [videodisc] by [presented by] Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia
Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thanksgiving night: a novel by Richard Bausch
Election themed entertainment to help you set the mood for November 6, 2012.
To Kill a Mockingbird, with 41% of the vote!
Our runner up is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which we will be showing at our Harry Potter Costume Party in October. So join us this Monday, October 1st at 6:30 to celebrate our freedom to read (and watch) great stories during our Banned Books Week Movie Celebration!
Here's some great news. The entire Magic School Bus TV series has finally been rereleased on DVD. We've made it easier to find by shelving it in the JDVD section. Each disc has multiple episodes on it. With eight discs in the series there are lots of adventures to be had with Ms. Frizzle and her class.
In celebration Banned Books Week and our freedom to read, the Library will be showing a special movie Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM. The movie will be determined in a readers' poll running until Friday, 9/21. What's your favorite banned book adaptation?
—William J. Clinton, President of the United States, 1993-2001
Classical music speaks both to the mind and to the heart, giving us something to think about as well as to experience.
Celebrate opening night at one of the many concerts offered throughout the month of September.
On August 5th, 1962 the world lost an American beauty and legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.
The Prince and the showgirl [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures
The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production
All about Eve [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox
Monkey business [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox
Look for these films based on popular books in your local theater in the coming months:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte — Starring Kaya Scodelario, James Howson. Release date: October 2012
Les misérables by Victor Hugo — Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe. Release date: December 2012
Lay the favorite: a memoir of gambling by Beth Raymer — Starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Release date: October 2012
On the road by Jack Kerouac — Starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen. Release date: December 2012
Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, China is becoming a world power, and Andy Farrell creates his list of the greatest ever golfers.
The 100 greatest ever golfers by Andy Farrell
Walt Disney: a biography by Louise Krasniewicz
Monarchy. The complete series. Disc 1 [videodisc] by a production of Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel Four Television and Granada Video
Waking giant: America in the age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds
The Boxer Rebellion and the great game in China by David J. Silbey
Die another day [videodisc] by [presented by] Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions Limited
Casino Royale [videodisc] by Famous Artist Productions
AFI's 100 years...100 movies [videodisc]: [America's greatest movies] by American Film Institute
Edison. 1889-1903. Disc 1 [videodisc]: the invention of the movies by the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress
The European pioneers. Volume 2 [videodisc]: a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913 by Kino International ; produced by Film Preservation Associates and The British Film Institute
The great train robbery and other primary works. Volume 1 [videodisc]: a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913 by Kino International ; produced by Film Preservation Associates and The British Film Institute
Landmarks of early film [videodisc] by Film Preservation Associates
Around the world in 80 days [videodisc] by a Harmony Gold & ReteEuropa production ; in association with Valente/ Baerwald
The big clock [videodisc] by a Paramount picture
The clock [videodisc] by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
Clockwatchers [videodisc] by Goldcrest Films International