Category: Services

What’s Everybody Watching?

What’s everyone watching on Kanopy? Here are the top videos of the moment — check out thousands of classic cinema and indie film titles today on your smart device – FREE – with your library card! Click here to get started or head over to the Apple or App store to find the Kanopy app.

Available everywhere – Roku, Firetv, Fire tablet, Samsung, Chromecast, android, androidtv, Apple TV+, iPad, iPhone.

Movies on Kanopy

April 2 is World Autism Day!

Did you know? World Autism Day is internationally recognized on April 2 every year encouraging people to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout their communities and the world.

You can show support on World Autism Day by posting about autism, celebrating neurodiversity at local events, and listening to the stories of neurodiverse individuals.

To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (also called ASD and Pervasive developmental disorder or PDD) visit:

C.H. Booth Library Website:


March 26th is World Epilepsy Day

Did you know? About 3 million Americans have epilepsy. For the most part it can be managed with medication. However, that is not always the case. About 30% of those with the condition still have seizures despite being on medication; some require brain surgery. Fight epilepsy misconceptions with knowledge (and not exorcisms)!

To learn more visit:

C.H. Booth Library Website:

Discover Streaming Documentaries @ the C.H. Booth Library

Have you ever heard of Kanopy? Like hoopla, it is a streaming platform. Kanopy focuses on films.

Kanopy has nine categories to browse, including Politics & Current Affairs and Historical Perspectives. Included in these thousands of documentaries is the two-episode set of Divided States of America, “Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA PART 1 looks back at events during President Barack Obama’s years in office that revealed deep divisions in our country. The documentary offers an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in Washington, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle, and the racial tensions that erupted throughout the country.”

Image of the US capitol building
Image of the US capitol building

Documentaries that resonate do more than entertain; they inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives. Documentaries can bridge cultural boundaries and bring people together.

Kanopy offers thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films. Use your library card to log in and enjoy a diverse catalog. New titles are added every month.

New year, new language?

There’s a good chance learning a language is on your list of resolutions. The library offers Mango Languages.

Mango is free with your library card. It is a user-based tool offering over 70 languages. Learn with proven linguistic methodology, get native speaker clips using real-life conversations and cultural context. Mango’s software features Intelligent algorithms that work behind-the-scenes to provide personalized review so you remember what you’ve learned.

Introducing: Hot Topics from Newsbank

Hot Topics provides an easy path to locating topics of interest to you. There are hundreds of in-depth reports every year to suit your interests. Free with your library card.

Click here to access Hot Topics directly or find it on the main search screen of the NewsBank product menu page.

Here is an example

HEALTH: Worldwide – Spread of Omicron Variant
TOPIC:  The omicron variant of Covid-19 has rapidly spread around the world since it was discovered in South Africa in November. Easily transmissible, it has become the dominant variant in many countries. Are any of the existing Covid vaccines helpful against it? What do many of the people who are being hospitalized with it have in common? How are Covid variants identified?
SEARCH TERMS: (coronavirus or Covid-19) AND omicron

Newsbank is a resource that many libraries of all kinds use for its credibility, depth and breadth, uniqueness, diversity (12,000+ titles) and versatility.