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Books to Read for MLK Jr. Day

  • Posted on: 13 January 2022
  • By: HMCPL Staff

The words “I Have a Dream” are known by many people across the nation and even around the world. While these words are often the first thing many learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., also known as MLK Jr., it is also commonly where their knowledge ends on the civil rights activist. With Martin Luther king Jr. Day approaching on Monday, January 17, it is the perfect time to learn more about the activist and the cause he lived for. Check out our list of MLK Jr. books for all ages!

 

Creator Spotlight: Mike Mignola

  • Posted on: 8 November 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

Creator Spotlight: Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola is an American artist and writer most famously known for his work at Dark Horse Publishing where we created the character Hellboy and it's various spin-offs and sister series. Before that he worked for both Marvel and DC as both a penciler and inker on a number of series as well as a cover artist for several Batman issues. Famed comic book creator Alan Moore has described Mignola's style as that of "German expressionism meets Jack Kirby." Below are some of the comics and novels featuring his work both in our catalog and on Hoopla. 

A Hoopla/Kanopy Halloween

  • Posted on: 27 October 2021
  • By: Robert Freese

A Hoopla/Kanopy Halloween

Halloween is here and it is on a weekend! You know what that means, right? Horror movie binge weekend! We're not fooling around with this list. We're down to the wire. I've seen every flick I'm posting here and I don't think any of them are a waste of your time. Each title box links to the film on either Hoopla or Kanopy. (Big title boxes are available from Hoopla and the small title boxes are available from Kanopy.) Some are scary, some are funny, some are pretty strange, but all are perfect for a weekend Halloween horror binge.  Happy Halloween!

 

13 Weird Horror Chillers on Kanopy

  • Posted on: 26 October 2021
  • By: Robert Freese

13 Weird Horror Chillers on Kanopy

 

Here are some of the weirdest horror flicks I could find while sweeping through KANOPY. These are mostly on the fringe, cult films. Some were very popular when they were first released years ago and some have only become popular in recent years. If you are in the mood for weird, there may be a couple titles on this list you’d like to scope out from Kanopy.

 

Fill Your Digital Holds Instantly

  • Posted on: 20 October 2021
  • By: Annie Phillips

Did you know that many of the holds you are patiently waiting for on the Digital Media Zone/OverDrive/Libby can be checked out instantly on Hoopla? Here is a list of some of the top-requested titles on OverDrive, as well as other hot new titles that you can get right now and free up your holds list!

To sign up for Hoopla, all you need is your HMCPL card number, PIN, and a valid email address.

 

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