Category Archives: Friday Fun – Recommended Films & Popular Reading

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Five years after his death, Travyon has become a symbol of social justice activism, as has his hauntingly familiar image: the photo of a child still in the process of becoming a young man, wearing a hoodie and gazing silently … Continue reading

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How would it feel, to be labeled a criminal, simply for being born?

Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by prison, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life. Born a Crime is the story … Continue reading

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Friday Fun! Recommended Film: “Fruits of the War”

Fruits of War is a documentary following the experiences of Alex Sanchez, Victor Garcia, William Huezo, and Marvin Novoa with the Salvadoran Civil War, immigration to Los Angeles, California, involvement with the 18th Street and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gangs, … Continue reading

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Friday Fun – Popular Reading Collection! New book arrivals!

Just In – “The Misconception: You are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is. The Truth: You are as deluded as the rest of us.  But that’s okay-it keeps you sane.” This is the premise … Continue reading

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Friday Fun – Most Checked Out Books from Popular Reading Collection!

What do these titles have in common?  They are the top three most widely checked out books from our Popular Reading Collection! Come visit our collection for a pick of your own. First Place Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: a Modest Bestiary … Continue reading

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Friday Fun – Recommended Film: “Hustle & Flow”

You may enjoy this inspiring film: Hustle & Flow, PS3602.R48 H87 2006. DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay … Continue reading

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Friday Fun! Recommended Film – “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter — and Spring”

You’ll enjoy Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter– and Spring a chronicle of the life of a Buddhist monk from childhood to the end of his days.

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Friday Fun! Recommended Film – “Star Wars Trilogy”

Maybe you’ve seen it, but who doesn’t want to see it again and again! The “Star Wars Trilogy” is here at Collins! Enjoy a Friday movie night with the Dark side. Nineteen years after Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the … Continue reading

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Friday Fun! Recommended Film – Tom Cruise movies at Collins!

If you like Tom Cruise, find him right here in the Collins library DVD collection! Oldies, but goodies have the best staying power! Jerry Maguire: A sports agent suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the … Continue reading

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Friday Fun! Recommended Film – “Around the World in 80 Days”

Even though school is just starting… there’s always time for a study break! Try this fun film: In a lively discussion with Lord Kelvin, inventor Phileas Fogg states his belief that it’s possible for someone to travel around the globe … Continue reading

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