Category Archives: dvds

Happy Star Wars Day

May the 4th is the unofficial holiday of Star War fans everywhere.  Celebrate the day by watching a Star Wars movie, reading a book or graphic novel, listening to audiobook or perhaps, just finding how much your Star Wars paraphernalia  … Continue reading

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Today marks the anniversary of the Broadway debut of A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway on March 11, 1959,  The  play, written by Lorraine Hansberry,  was the first play written and acted by African Americans to appear on the Broadway stage. The play tells the classic story about … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a Christmas Classic

A Christmas Carol turns 171 years old today A perfect time to share Charles Dickens wonderful novella about the 3 ghosts who visit Scrooge and show him the true meaning of Christmas.  We have  Christmas Carol in DVD,  and  in several different … Continue reading

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Today is World Day of Bullying Prevention

Newburgh Free Library went orange last week for multiple sclerosis, and today everyone should be wearing blue to display their solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying.  We all know how  hateful and dangerous bullying  can be.  Here are some books and … Continue reading

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From Banned Books to the Big Screen

Libraries have always  been staunch defenders of your right to read.  Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read no matter how controversial or unpopular the content.  Here are some classic banned books and their screen adaptations.  … Continue reading

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Books and Movies to Reflect Upon Memorial Day

  Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer, but let’s not forget the real reason for the holiday.  Check out these titles:                              

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If You’re Looking for Some Christmas DVD’s

Hurry up and come in today to get your holiday DVDs.  As of this afternoon these titles are still in.       

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The Abdication of Edward VIII

77 years ago today, Edward VIII voluntarily abdicated the throne to marry his true love,  divorcee, Wallis Simpson.  Amid much uproar, his brother George VI,  became king.  Here at the library we have books and DVDs that discuss this moment … Continue reading

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Mark Twain: An American Treasure Celebrated in Newburgh

Looking for something to do in the city of Newburgh this summer?  How about finding out more about one of America’s finest authors and national treasures– Samuel Langhorne Clemens, more commonly known as Mark Twain.  The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is … Continue reading

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New to Our DVD Collection: Jiro, Dreams of Sushi

Just watched Jiro, Dream of Sushi, this past weekend and loved it!  This 2011 documentary is  about Jiro Ono, an 85 year old Japanese sushi master,  and his never-ending quest for perfection in the art of sushi-making. Jiro owns an … Continue reading

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