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Recommended by The New York Times

Recently, the New York Times posted a list of recommended movies currently available on Netflix. Here are their recommendations for the films on their list that are available at no charge to Hamden Public Library cardholders through our Hoopla and Kanopy services. […]

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Little Women Readalikes–Nutmeg Style

If Louisa May Alcott’s nostalgic tales leave you wanting to spend more reading time in a simpler world, you may be surprised to learn that there is a series of books created by a New Haven-born author that once rivaled Alcott’s titles in popularity. […]

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Writers on Film

“Write what you know,” is the proverbial mantra touted in writing classes around the globe. This may explain the many books and movies that center around a writer as the main character. […]

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Art Goes to the Movies

Biopics portraying the lives of artists continue to grow in popularity along with films that use art as a catalyst for drama. Many are available through streaming services, including Hoopla, making them readily accessible during our confinement. […]

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The Fine Art of YouTube

Hundreds of YouTubers regularly provide samples of their artistic process to viewers. Here we single out several who, in the face of quarantine, offer livestream sessions not only to instruct but to share bits of themselves and their lives in hopes of using art to raise the spirits of their audience during these dark days. […]