Jan 20

Staff Television Favorites 2016

Some of us watched a lot of television in 2016. We are in the middle of another Golden Age of Television with choices beyond the networks including cable, premium, and streaming services. We polled the library staff to see what they loved in 2016. Criteria included watched a season in 2016, we own the series in our collection (Main or Woods), and you love it! Our diversity really shows in this wonderful list:

Staff Favorite Television 2016
new shows we watched or older shows we discovered
(find these in our DVD collections at the Main Library and Woods Branch)

American Horror Story
Big Bang Theory
Better Call Saul *
Chef’s Life
The Crown (coming soon on DVD)
DCI Banks
The Detectorists
The Disappearance (French)
Fargo
Game of Thrones
Happy Valley
Homeland
Looking
Midsomer Murders
Mr. Robot
Peaky Blinders
Prime Suspect
Scott & Bailey
Sherlock
Silicon Valley
Veep
The Vikings
The Walking Dead

* more than one vote

Jan 12

Staff Favorites 2016

Here’s a list of our favorite films from 2016:

Staff Movie Picks 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane
The 13th
Bad Moms*
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool*
The Edge of Seventeen
Fantastic Beasts …*
Finding Dory
Florence Foster Jenkins
Free State of Jones
Girl on the Train
Jane Got a Gun*
Hail, Caesar!
Kubo and the Two Strings*
The Lobster
Manchester By the Sea*
Me Before You
Midnight Special
Miss Peregrine’s Home…
Moana
Moonlight*
The Nice Guys*
Pride and Prejudice & Zombies
Remember
The Secret Life of Pets
Sing Street*
Star Wars: Rogue One*
Suicide Squad *
Sully*
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
War Dogs
The Witch

 

*more than one vote

 

Jul 02

Happy 4th of July: Patriotic Movies

From several compilation lists online, here are some American films sure to put you in the patriotic spirit, with links to find the titles in our library catalog:

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Air Force One
All the President’s Men
An American Tail
Apollo 13
Argo
Captain America
Dazed and Confused
Forrest Gump
Glory
How the West was Won
Independence Day
John Adams
Legally Blonde 2
Lincoln
Miracle
National Treasure
Patton
Rocky
Saving Private Ryan
Tall Tale
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Patriot
The Right Stuff
The Sandlot
To Kill a Mockingbird
Top Gun
United 93
Zero Dark Thirty

Dec 30

Happy New Year

happy-new-year-2015-wishes

It’s going to be cold outside this New Year’s Eve here in Fairfield. Why not stay in and catch up with some great films from 2014? We are open until 5pm on Wednesday, December 31st. Our Express DVD section has popular and critically acclaimed titles from the past six months. If you need help, here is a list compiled from several end of the year favorite film lists. Copies of all of these films are in our catalog:

Best of 2014: (selections from Indiewire, Wired, Rolling Stone, Metacritic, and The Atlantic)
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A Most Wanted Man
Alan Partridge
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Chef
Child’s Pose
Cold in July
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dear White People
Enemy (2014)
Ernest & Célestine
The Fault in Our Stars
Finding Vivian Maier
Frank
Gloria
Godzilla
Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ida
Joe (2014)
Jodorworsky’s Dune
Lego Movie
Le Weekend
Locke
The Lunchbox
Neighbors
Noah
The Normal Heart
Omar
Only Lovers Left Alive
Pride
The Skeleton Twins
Snowpiercer
Tim’s Vermeer
Venus in Fur
We are the Best!

If you’d rather stream – our new service hoopla is here to help. All you need is a valid Fairfield Public Library card and you’re good to go. Sign up at hoopladigital.com.

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy new year.