With winter storm Jonas on the horizon (although we may be erring on the side of caution and we’ll believe it when we see it), we have polled the Library staff and librarians to find out what their favorite snowy day reads and DVDs are.
Sarah Wingo, Humanities II team leader and subject librarian for English, literature and theatre, says her favorite movie to watch when she is snowed in is without a doubt Sense and Sensibility (the 1995 version with Alan Rickman). You unfortunately won’t find the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility streaming on Netflix, but you will find it in our collection. Oh, how very exciting!
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats is Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant’s, book pick for a snowy day. If you haven’t read the book, you absolutely should. The illustrations provoke emotion and are all around fantastic.
Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations. Although Falvey Memorial Library doesn’t hold this book in its collection, you can easily borrow it from another local institution through E-ZBorrow. If you haven’t used E-ZBorrow before, it is a great resource. If you are a first time user and need help with E-ZBorrow, feel free to ask a librarian or staff member.
Access Services team leader, Luisa Cywinski, plans to settle in and watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Yes, that would be episode four, aka where it all began. Never seen the first Star Wars film? Star Wars Episode IV would be a good place to start. Guess who has it on DVD? We do!
When housebound due to snow, Darren Poley, outreach librarian, theology and humanities subject specialist, and curator for the Augustinian Historical Institute, enjoys watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You won’t be able to find this trilogy streaming online but you will be able to find it in the Library’s collection. All three. On DVD. Yes, you read that correctly. May I kindly suggest you walk quite swiftly to the Library and borrow the trilogy immediately? Do it. If sadly by the time you get to the Library someone else has borrowed the entire DVD trilogy, have no fear, you can borrow the entire literary trilogy.
Gerald Dierkes, senior copy-editor for the Communication and Service Promotion team and a liaison to the Department of Theater, was tempted to say that he could be found watching The Shining whilst snowed-in; he said that he would be merely tempted, but this is not conclusive. Whether or not you are on the fence about watching The Shining, you can find it in our collection on VHS. If you don’t have a VHS player, I truly am shocked. Good thing the Library does! You could resort to renting the movie and watching it in the Library. Or you could just borrow the book because the Library has that, too. If watching a VHS in the Library during a snow storm isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps you may be interested in Gerald’s plans to finish reading Cold Mountain. If that sounds like fun to you, we have both the book and the DVD.
Be sure to stop by the Library today to borrow a book or DVD prior to the storms arrival. Stay safe and warm, ‘Cats!
Article by Laura Matthews, Library Events and Outreach Specialist.
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