Friday, April 25, 2014

Fast Five Friday: Let's Go to the Movies

There are only two more weeks left in the Spring 2014 semester, which means that our patrons could probably use a brain break. Never fear, because while YOUR Alexandria library is a primary source for things scholarly it is also a great place to access quality entertainment. 

Our feature film collection is a wonderful case in point. YOUR Alexandria campus library contains hundreds of films that cater to our patrons diverse viewing needs. The library’s movies range from very serious documentaries to lighthearted comedies. Patrons can locate these items by browsing the shelves nearest the stairs, or by searching through the library’s catalog for feature films. All movies in the collection can be checked out for a week at a time. Eager movie fans can also access and watch these films in the library using their own computers or using the library’s own audiovisual equipment.

One of the greatest things about film collection is its freshness. Our librarians are constantly adding feature  and documentaries film titles to our shelves that draw from diverse genres, cultures, and points of view. Here is a brief highlight of five of our latest movie acquisitions that reflect the richness and variety of our holdings.

Take out this classic by famed director Alfred Hitchcock when you crave suspense and a jolt of adrenaline.

 Imagine being a musical icon and hero to millions without ever knowing it. This documentary explores the unlikely stardom of one Detroit construction worker.

 This heartbreaking indie drama, about the caregivers and children in a short term foster care facility, is the perfect antidote to the overdone Hollywood blockbuster.

 This lovely French film, based on a true story, details the ways that friendships can shape and change us.

An awkward teen strikes up an unlikely friendship with a water park employee in this coming of age comedy.

Come into YOUR Alexandria Campus Library to borrow these titles or explore our entire collection.

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