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  • Black Panther comic:  A nation under our feet, book one
    Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Who’s excited about the Marvel movie Black Panther? This girl that’s who! Let me give you a brief background on the character. Created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1966, Black Panther (T’Challa to his friends) was the first super hero of African descent in American comics. He made his comic debut in The Fantastic Four #52 (1966) and joined The Avengers in 1968.

  • couple kissing outside with a park bench
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    On a recent out-of-town trip, I met a new friend who was completely befuddled by her mother’s addiction to romance paperbacks. “I just don’t get it,” she confided, “my mother is an educated woman! Why is she reading this trash?”

    Friends, it’s the month of love, and as your neighborhood librarian, I am telling you that romance novels are NOT trash.

  • woman listening to music on headphones
    Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    There are a million reasons to love hoopla. Using only your library card and an internet connection you can access a massive collection of e-books, audiobooks, movies, and music. Better yet, you never have to wait on hoopla items because they are always available. What’s even more impressive is that the curators at hoopla are constantly updating their digital library with the latest releases. In January the Academy Award nominees were announced and I always look forward to hearing the nominees for “Best Music (Original Score),” so I was elated to find that hoopla already had all five of the nominees available to check out!

  • hoopla image - couple sitting on sofa watching tv
    Posted on: Friday, January 26, 2018

    In my new obsession with streaming television shows I’ve discovered that Hoopla helps to fulfill that obsessive need! And I’m not talking about that fleeting kind of obsession that normally happens to me when I’m shopping at Target and I come across an item that I saw on late night TV and had to have, I mean who doesn’t want a “Flippin’ Fantastic” that makes 7 perfectly shaped pancakes at once?!?

  • hoopla image - girl reading comics on a tablet
    Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018

    Have you tried hoopla yet? It’s great for reading graphic novels, and there’s never a waiting list for the title you want. You can stream or download 6 items each month. All your need is your Metropolitan Library System card number and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep your loans for 3 weeks. I download comics using the hoopla app on my iPad.

  • hoopla image - man in a short suit listening to an audiobook in the park
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    If you like to listen to audio books, try Metropolitan Library System’s hoopla Digital, where there is never any waiting for the book you choose. You can download 6 items per month, ending on the last day of the month and resetting on the first of each month. All you need is your library card number, and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet, and you can keep them for 3 weeks. I downloaded them using the hoopla app on my android phone. If you don’t have a particular title or author in mind, try browsing some of the fun categories such as “happier family road trips,” “best of hoopla 2017,” or “celebrity readers.”

  • hoopla image - family watching tv young girl with a remote
    Posted on: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    This is the time of year when I go into movie-watching high gear. At any other time of year, I can watch whatever strikes my fancy, be it studio blockbuster or weird indie film. But between December and March, I’ve got to get as many of the major award nominees watched as possible before the telecasts of the awards ceremonies, so I can feel cultured while I critique everyone’s outfits and speeches. It’s tradition.

  • Posted on: Friday, January 05, 2018

    The Metropolitan Library System is now offering free digital media streaming to library customers. Hoopla offers digital streaming much like Netflix, but it is free with a library card.

    The library system partnered with the digital web platform Hoopla to offer movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks and eBooks 24/7 without holds or waits. The free digital streaming service includes over 450,000 titles.

  • girl in yellow coat reading an hoopla ebook
    Posted on: Friday, January 05, 2018

    Have you heard the hubbub about hoopla? One of the newest additions to the Metropolitan Library System family, hoopla is your one-stop-shop for everything digital! From audiobooks to movies, hoopla has it all, and you get six free downloads each month, thanks to your library card.

    Not sure where to start? Check out some of these popular eBooks, and explore all that hoopla has to offer.

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