April 2020

Why Do I See What I See in my Facebook Feed?

  • Posted on: 28 April 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

Picture this: you’re scrolling Facebook on your device and suddenly you see a news story pop up with a headline that catches your eye. The channel isn’t local to you, and you know you’ve never seen that page before. It’s possible that above the news story, Facebook has let you know that a former coworker has commented on the news story, and then Facebook shows you the comment your coworker left.

You scroll by, but you read the headline, and maybe even a little blurb and your coworker’s comment.

You scroll past a meme about alcohol consumption during social distancing. You scroll past a meme about homeschooling kids. You scroll past a scathing political meme.

5 Authors to check out on Hoopla Part 2

  • Posted on: 26 April 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

Joe Lansdale- With his distinctive East Texan knack for storytelling, once you start a Lansdale book you suddenly realize you forgot to pick the kids up from school because you lost track of time, so engrossed in the story Joe is telling. For decades Lansdale has been producing some of the finest fiction, writing in the mystery, crime, horror, science-fiction and western genres, and always with a wicked sense of humor. His stories have been adapted into comics, TV and films. His work served as the basis for the Hap and Leonard series (2016 – 2018) as well as the films Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) and Cold in July (2014).


10 Movies Available on Hoopla Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Posted on: 25 April 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

10 Movies Available on Hoopla Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

By Robert Freese


More wild, weird films available on Hoopla. (Now with 100% more links!)



1.  Silent Running- 1972- Bruce Dern is a space botanist willing to do whatever it takes to save his space forests with his three robot helpers, Heuy, Louie & Dewey. Amazing special effects and a folksy main theme by Joan Baez. Directed by Douglas Trumbull.


Covid-19 Questionnaire: How has the pandemic changed your life?

  • Posted on: 24 April 2020
  • By: Heather Adkins

COVID-19: How has the pandemic changed your life?

As the number of cases in Alabama grows and the enactment of shelter-in-place and social distancing have become the new norm, we would like to hear about how the pandemic is changing your daily life. Share your experiences with us by filling out this survey. Help us create a record of this momentous time in our history.