Top Library February Picks 2022

Top February Picks

February, along with being Black History Month (if you haven’t seen our blog post, you can find here! ) is the month of love! Here are some movies, scripts and playlists that we at the library just LOVE. 

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TOP MOVIE PICKS

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the “true” story of her ancestor.

When Harry Met Sally

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

The Princess Bride

While homesick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

TOP MOVIE SCRIPTS

The Big Sick

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

My Bloody Valentine

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he’s innocent.

27 Dresses

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

TOP SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS

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Library Newly Added Scripts Golden Globes 2022

new Golden Globes scripts

Each year the Golden Globes Awards Ceremony honors some of the most notable works in film. Here are some of the screenplays for this year’s nominees and winners.

 Use your LAFS Gmail account to access our collection of scripts.

Highlighted Scripts

West Side Story

Winner of Best Picture - Musical/Comedy

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Belfast

Winner of Best Screenplay Motion Picture

A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

 

Encanto

Winner of Best Picture - Animated

A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

 


Dune

Winner of Best Score Motion Picture

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

No Time to Die

Winner of Best Song Motion Picture

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

*We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here.

Library Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

Here are some amazing resources to help celebrate the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Take a moment to explore our curation of media dedicated to the memory of the iconic civil rights activist.

Video Footage from The Internet Archive Moving Image Collection

Martin Luther King Clip Reel

 

Nine short stories on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stories include: King Holiday; MLK Wreath-Laying; Jackson/MLK; King/Civil Rights; Reagan/Kids; MLK Bust/Capitol; Andy Young Reflects; MLK Celebration/Atlanta; MLK Celebration/Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech

 

A clip of the last speech that MLK ever gave.

The March on Washington

 

Scenes from Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C., August 1963. Speakers including Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Women at podium singing We Shall Overcome. Crowd swaying, singing, holding hands.

Speeches from The Internet Archive Audio Collection

1957 How To Love Your Enemies

I Have a Dream / Anti-War Demonstration / Artists Concerned with Vietnam

...Free At Last

Video Footage from EBSCO

Dr. Martin Luther King accepts 1964 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

The Reverend Martin Luther King is in St. Augustine Florida helping with anti-segregationist protests.

The Reverend Martin Luther King has been arrested in St. Augustine, Florida, while taking part in a demonstration against segregation in the resort, specifically the Monson Motor Lodge. Reverend Ralph Abernathy was also arrested.

US civil rights leader Martin Luther King has been released from Alabama jail

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 10 Locations from Google Arts & Culture

Top Library December Picks 2021

Top December Picks

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the LAFS Library! Here are some of our favorite picks for December! Whatever you celebrate, we wish you the best and have a great rest of the year!

TOP MOVIE PICKS

Let it Snow

A snowstorm hits a small midwestern town, bringing together a group of high school students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding, and come morning, nothing will be the same.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Live-action retelling of one of Dr. Seuss’s beloved stories. On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

TOP MOVIE SCRIPTS

The Royal Tenenbaums

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Home Alone

An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

TOP SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS

Holiday Playlist

The Library Team  wishes you a very happy holiday! Enjoy this festive mix of some of our favorite music to put on while you study, during your holiday parties or just to get you in the mood!

Chill Holidays

For those who are looking for a more laid back playlist, here is one just for you. 

Holiday songs for everyone

We know that there are lots of holidays being celebrated around this time.  Here is a playlist that is fitting for all. Happy Holidays!

TOP BOOKS

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in.

Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever.

P.S. Your Cat is Dead by James Kirkwood

It’s New Year’s Eve in New York City. Your best friend died in September, you’ve been robbed twice, your girlfriend is leaving you, you’ve lost your job…and the only one left to talk to is the gay burglar you’ve got tied up in the kitchen… P.S. your cat is dead.

An instant classic upon its initial publication, P.S. Your Cat is Dead received widespread critical acclaim and near fanatical reader devotion. The stage version of the novel was equally successful and there are still over 200 new productions of it staged every year. Now, for the first time in a decade, James Kirkwood’s much-loved black humor comic novel of manners and escalating disaster returns to bewitch and beguile a new generation.

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Library November 2021 Top Picks

New & nice November Picks

Its been a rough couple of months, so we are taking a break to show some nice and new things both in entertainment and in our collection! Here are some new movies, screenplays & books that just put a smile on our faces! 

NEW MOVIE PICKS

The Eternals

The Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants.

 

Currently Only in Theaters.

Red Notice

In the world of international crime, an Interpol agent attempts to hunt down and capture the world’s most wanted art thief.

Free Guy (2021)

When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story — one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there’s no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him.

NEW SCRIPTS

Dune (2021)

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

The Tomorrow War

The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species.

NICE BOOKS

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.

But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.

Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

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October Podcast Spotlight: Horror Fiction

Podcast Highlight: October Horror

It’s the Scariest time of the year! These podcasts are sure to make you want to leave a light on before going to sleep and give you goosebumps galore!

Please note that these are not suitable for all ages and audiences. Please read any trigger warnings that may be in the Podcast notes before listening. 

NoSleep Podcast

Originally based off the stories from the Reddit r/nosleep forum, The Nosleep Podcast is 10 years strong.

With a myriad cast of characters, each episode is sure to cause hours of sleepless nights, wondering if the shape in the corner of your room was always there, or if its just a figment of your imagination. 

Please be advised that the stories range in ratings. Listener discretion is advised. 

The Magnus Archives

What would you do if you were faced with your worst fears, made reality? Thats what The Magnus archives aims to ask.

Jonathon Simms, the new Head Archivist at the Magnus Institute, reads and records statements of people who have experienced strange, odd, and paranormal activity.  But the deeper he delves into the mysteries that are brought to him, the more he discovers that there are more to these statements than meets the eye.

A full and completed series, the Magnus Archives is a truly terrifying horror fiction podcast that is not only scary but will make you ask: What are you really afraid of? 

Nightlight

A brand new horror podcast made by Black authors and performed by Black actors. This Horror anthology is on the rise as perhaps some of the most terrifying stories ever listened to. 

Each episode will showcase a different story by a different author, giving the listener a chance to explore authors that are often overshadowed. 

Knifepoint Horror

Written and Produced by Soren Narina, Knifepoint horror is truly a work of art. Pulling fears from your subconscious in new, terrifying and spooky ways, Soren provides  stories  to delight even the most avid horror enthusiast. 

Just don’t forget to sleep with a light on after you listen to the  Knifepoint Horror Podcast. 

Old Gods of Appalachia

” In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world.” – OGA Summary

With old world charm and storytelling, Old Gods of Appalachia mixes real world events with fiction to create a truly chilling atmosphere. With an award winning soundscape design and a top notch written script, Old Gods is not to be missed. Trust us when we say that you will not be disappointed in listening to these chilling tales.  

Chilling Tales for Dark Nights

Chilling Tales for Dark Nights is a true  horror fiction anthology classic.  Each episode features several creepy tales from incredibly talented authors,  professional voice actors, and accompanied by SFX and music.

Having started in 2016, this podcast has over 200 episodes and something for everyone to make their skin crawl. Not a podcast to be overlooked or missed this October. 

We do not own the podcasts, links, or podcast images posted here. 

Featured Library Spotlight: Best Live Channels to Follow on Youtube

Library Featured Spotlight: Best Live Channels to Follow on Youtube

We have searched for amazing Live Performance Channels on YouTube and thus have compiled a list of some we think are worth checking out. From our own personal favorites to some of the most popular! Click on the “Watch Here” to be taken to the channel. We also highlighted performances from each channel and hopefully, you will enjoy them!

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Sofar Sounds

Pitchfork

BBCRadio1VEVO Live Lounge

Mahogany

Onstage 2.0

September Podcast Spotlight: Sci-fi

Podcast Highlight: Sceince Fiction

It’s September! This month we are going to showcase the a number of Science Fiction podcasts. From long form radio plays to discussions on your favorite science fiction writer, we have a bit of something for everyone. So grab a mug of your favorite warm drink and enjoy!

SciFi OnScreen Podcast

SciFi Onscreen Podcast takes an in depth look at Science Fiction, Horror, Comic book and Fantasy movies and their remakes. Breaking down the behind the scenes lore, decisions made my the creators, the plot and any of its holes, and so much more. 

It has over 150 Episodes and has some of your favorite books turned movies. This podcast is great for a third party look at movies and diving more into the world of sci-fi cinema. 

The Deca Tapes

An eight-part mystery podcast that will leave you wanting more. Mysterious Tapes have been found  made by ten different people locked in a strange facility together. Each have been given a role and set of instructions to follow. But where are they? Why are they there? What are the Deca Tapes? 

Mysterious, Thrilling and leaves you wanting more! A Great mix of writing, audio production and storytelling. 

Tanis

Currently in its 5th Season, Tanis is a science fiction mystery docudrama series. Narrated by Nic Silver, The series follows him on his quest into the dark web, the occult, and the obscure in search of answers pertaining to the myth of Tanis. What is it? What does it do? Who is willing to hide all traces of it? That is for you to listen and find out. 

Well researched, compelling,  mysterious and leaving you wanting more, Tanis is great for those who enjoy unraveling a mystery. 

The Message / Lif-e.af/ter

GE Podcast Theater and Panoply brings you two incredible audio dramas that are true masterpieces. Two standalone stories that will be leaving you wanting more. 

The Message is an 8 part series centered around Nicky Tomalin, a journalist who is following a top team of Cryptologists as they attempt to decode and understand a strange message sent from the far reaches of space. 

Lif-e.Af/ter is a 10 part series that follows Ross Barnes, an FBI clerk who recently lost his wife, Charlie. He spends most of his time listening to her voice from her old posts on social media. Or he does, until one day he gets a new message from her, and it sends him on a journey that will leave you asking this: In a world were we post, chat, save and spend most of our time online – are we ever really gone? When you live online, where do you spend eternity? 

Welcome to Night Vale

Presented as a Radio Show of the small  desert town of Night Vale, Welcome to Night Vale has been going strong since 2012. 

The world is just creepy, fantastical and cryptic enough to make you want to fall down the worm hole.  With a cast. ofmemorable characters, live shows, spin offs and almost 200 unique episodes, Welcome to Night Vale is certainly a must listen to those who enjoy Cryptids, mystery, the strange, outer-worldly and more. 

Marsfall

An audio drama about the first colonists to Mars – and how things are not what they seem. As they explore the red planet, the new discoveries they uncover only add more questions and mystery to the possibility that there is more to Mars than meets the eye. 

Currently with three seasons and a miniseries in the works, Marsfall is a gripping science fiction podcast that will have you on the edge of your seat. A great podcast for anyone who is more into the science in science fiction with a dash of mystery and thriller. 

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Featured Library Spotlight: DJ/Compiled Musics to Follow on the YouTube

Library Featured Spotlight: DJ/Compiled Musics to Follow on the Youtube

We have collected a variety of amazing different playlists on youtube. Our own personal favorite youtube playlists,  we think are too amazing to not share!!! 

Aesthetic Vibes | Future Funk / Vaporwave Mixtape

Turkish Disco and Funk on vinyl

Guest Mix: Psychedelic Cumbia with Krishna Villar

UK Jazz on Vinyl with Yemeksepeti Banabi

Kinissue - Sea Beams 🌊 [lofi hip hop/relaxing beats]

Seoul City BEAT [𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕] 서울 시티 하우스 Korean House Music

VF Live: Kirollus #5

Cami Layé Okún • Vinyl Set • Le Mellotron

Le Mellotron Bomba Tropical (Lucho Pacora) • 45rpm Vinyl Set • Le Mellotron

45 King Boiler Room NYC DJ Set

90's Underground Hip Hop - Rare Tracks (French Connection)

Cowboy Bebop OST Mix

Numero At Noonish w/ Rob Sevier (The Reggae Special)

Numero At Noonish w/ Stephen Arndt (The Moody Garage Special)

Funky Disco House 439 | OLDSCHOOL FUNKY DISCO HOUSE MASTERMIX BY JAYC | SET 3

City Girl | neon impasse [full album] ✨

City Girl | celestial angel

RAINING IN PARIS (Lofi HipHop)

RAINING IN KYOTO (Lofi HipHop)

NIGHTLAPSE - A Chill Synthwave Mix

Old School Reggaeton Mix | The Best of Old School Reggaeton by OSOCITY

Relaxing and Atmospheric Castlevania Music Compilation

Castlevania Music but Lofi hiphop beats Mix

90s Hip Hop but it's Lofi Remixed | Tupac, Notorius BIG, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Wu Tang Clan and Nas

August Podcast Spotlight: True Crime

Podcast Highlight: true crime

It’s August which means summer is winding down and schools will be starting up soon. No matter what you are doing – going on a hike, a road trip, or a walk to the store – here are some podcasts in the true crime genre that are both informative and chilling!

Dr. Death

A story about a charming surgeon named Christopher Duntsch, 33 patients and a system that failed to protect them.

It has since three seasons and the first season has been adapted into a mini series with a star studded cast. If you are interested in listening to the podcast and then watching the mini series – or vice versa- this is a great opportunity to do so!

Warning: Contains depictions of violence and malpractice. 

Over My Dead Body

From the same network that brings Dr. Death, This podcast is about what happens when people are pushed to their absolute limit.

The first season called Tally, dives into a case about a marriage thats deep foundational cracks cause a lot more damage than just a breakdown of a marriage.

The Second season looks into the strange and dangerous world of Joe Exotic and his feud that would eventually put him in jail. It requires a wondery subscription, but if you enjoy the first season, its worth the price. 

Warning: Contains depictions of violence.  

Root of Evil

A Look into one of the most infamous unsolved cases in history: The Murder of Elizabeth Short AKA The Black Dahlia. Hosted by two sisters whose great grandfather was George Hodel, the man many consider to be the prime suspect in the case. 

With never before heard archival footage and family testimonies, the sisters take a deep dive into their families history. 
A companion podcast to TNT’s I Am The Night, its a great addition if you are watching the series or want to learn more about the case. 

Warning: Contains depictions of violence, violence against women and mutilation. 

My Favorite Murder

One of the most popular True Crime Comedy Podcasts out there. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark take their love of true crime with their coping mechanism of comedy to a podcast that hits on a myriad of topics. From mental health to recipes while still discussing the worst of humanity, these two women bring a little light to a very dark topic. 

Warning: As a True Crime Podcast, there are depictions of violence, assault, drug use and more. Please be mindful when listening. 

Darknet Diaries

This podcast intersects technology and true crime. It looks into the seedy side of the cyber world, interviewing hackers, security checkers, and professional analysts, and going in-depth into how some of these cyber criminals are able to disrupt the world in such a profound way with just a click of some keys. 

Hosted by Jack Rhysider, This podcast is well researched, interesting, and different than any true crime podcast you will hear. Great for someone who is more interested in the darker parts of the internet and technology.

Unresolved

Having started back in 2015, this incredibly informative, well written, well edited podcast shines a light on the crimes that are still don’t have an outcome – yet. 

Host Micheal Whelan goes into delightful detail into mysteries – disappearances, murders, and unexplained phenomena –  and tries to uncover why these stories are still unresolved. 

Warning: This is a true crime podcast where depictions of violence and assault are discussed. Please be mindful when listening. 

We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here.