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Movies on Main

All films shown at 7pm at MCC on Main/903 Main St. Manchester. Free admission. Contact Evelyn Angry-Smith (860.512.2874) eangrysmith@mcc.commnet.edu  to reserve your seat. Space is limited. There will be a brief discussion after each film. *MCC Library will make every effort to purchase circulating copies of all film series’ titles. Go to http://mcc.commnet.libguides.com/moviesonmain to view the trailer for each film.

 

Manchester Community College Books to Film Series


     

 

In the fall of 2012 Manchester Community College kicks off its first season of the Books to Film Series at its satellite location at 903 Main Street in Manchester. Evelyn Angry-Smith, reference and instructional librarian and Robert Kagan, professor and chair of the Humanities/Communication department will co-host this film series. This is a series features films that have been adapted from popular literature.  Four films will be screened for the spring and the fall semesters.

To start off this series we will be giving away 20 free copies of the books that have been adapted for the film being screened. These copies will be given out at the beginning of each film.

All films to be shown at 7pm MCC on Main at 903 Main St. in Manchester. Free admission

MCC Library owns all film series' titles for the borrowing pleasure of all our patrons (students, faculty, staff, and community users).

You may contact either Evelyn Angry-Smith (860.512.2874/ eangry-smith@mcc.commnet.edu) or Bob Kagan (860.512.2687 / rkagan@mcc.commnet.edu) with questions about the films.

Limited seating. Please contact Evelyn Angry-Smith to reserve your seat.

This project is funded in part by the MCC Foundation.      


 

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Great Sites About Movies

  1. Internet Movie Database (IMDB)http://www.imdb.com/  Best database to find comprehensive information about film, television, and actors.
  2. RottenTomatoes.com - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/ Find out which movies are rotten or fresh. Critics rate the movies. 
  3. Apple Trailers - http://trailers.apple.com/ See trailers of current and upcoming films.
  4. Videoeta - http://videoeta.com Find out what's out on DVD and when theatrical films are expected to be out on DVD.
  5. Ain't It Cool - http://www.aintitcool.com/ Best site for sneak previews and fanboy reviews.
  6. Empire Online - http://www.empireonline.com/ Britain's biggest selling movie magazine online.
  7. Boxofficemojo.com - http://boxofficemojo.com/ All things box office including a searchable database.
  8. Filmsite.org - http://www.filmsite.org/ Filmsite.org is an award-winning website for classic film buffs, students, moviegoers and anyone else interested in the great movies of the last century. Detailed plot synopses, review commentary and film reference material are just some of the features available on the site.
  9. Hollywood.com - http://www.hollywood.com/ Hollywood.com is the only pure-play entertainment website dedicated to fans of movies, television and celebrities around the world.  It’s pretty simple:  We tell users what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebs are up to. 
  10. Movies.com - http://www.movies.com/ Movies.com is your all-new ultimate destination for...that's right, everything movies. Whether you want to read up on the latest movie news, find out what's coming soon in theaters or on DVD, get movie times, or just can't think of the name of that actor in that movie and need to know now, we've got it covered.
 

Great Sites for Book Lovers

  1. Good Reads.com - Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 9,300,000 members who have added more than 330,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.
  2. Paperback Swap.com - Paperback Swap is an online book club that allows its members to swap, trade and exchange books for free. You can also exchange hardcovers, audiobooks, textbooks and more. Over $5,000,000 available books to choose from.
  3. Book Glutton.com - Book Glutton connects people inside digital books.
    Try BookGlutton’s social reading experience. Just sign in with Facebook and invite some friends. You can create virtual groups to meet up inside a book. Have great discussions - chat inside any chapter! And with shared notes you can comment on any paragraph, and you’ll get notified when your friends respond.
  4. Book Jetty.com - BookJetty is a great way to catalog your books and share what you are reading with your friends.
    It's like Facebook, for book lovers. You can also check book's availability in your local libraries. It currently covers over 300 libraries in 11 countries, including U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia & NZ, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.
  5. Litlovers.com - Litlovers is all things literary. There are book clubs to join, to start, book reviews, reading guides and litfood recipes! Molly Lundquist. a former college English instructor, who loves to read and talk about literature taught an online course and Litlovers grew out of this course. 
  6. Project Gutenberg.org - Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
  7. Book Crossing.com - A social experience in book sharing. It's the World's Library. It's a smart social networking site. It's a celebration of literature and a place where books get new life. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked and thus connecting its readers. There are currently 1,164,803 BookCrossers and 9,182,736 books travelling throughout 132 countries. Our community is changing the world and touching lives one book at a time.
  8. Shelfari.com - Shelfari is a community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers. You can create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books – all for free. Created by Amazon.com.
  9. Booklamp.org - BookLamp.org is the home of the Book Genome Project. Similar to how Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music, BookLamp helps you find books through a computer-based analysis of written DNA. BookLamp's engine isn't influenced by advertising budgets or popularity bias. Unlike social engines, we don't punish new authors for being new, or ignore them for being unknown. We connect readers to the larger world of books.
  10. Booksfree.com - Launched in September 2000, Booksfree.com is the oldest online book rental service. Founded by veteran business-men Douglas Ross and Andrew Bilinski, Booksfree set out to revolutionize the way consumers acquired reading materials online. Oprah Magazine said Booksfree is the book version of Netflix. Originally launched as a paperback book rental service of bestselling paperback fiction books, Booksfree has expanded into children's books, nonfiction books, and audiobooks. Since 2000, Booksfree has grown its selection from 25,000 titles to over a quarter of a million titles.

Reference/Instructional Librarian

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