Fun summer movies and music, plus books with a summer theme, are waiting for you on display on the main level at the Library!
Interested in reviewing gripping, national historical events? Then check out Bruce Watson’s book, Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 that made Mississippi burn. The author focuses on the vivid chaos of Mississippi’s opposition to black activists and the growing momentum that was the Civil Rights Movement. Likewise, interviews conducted by the author depicted courageous black Americans—in both the South and North—refusing to give up on their freedom and civil rights.
Looking for something more relaxing and easygoing? Then check out the movie, “Chef”, featuring popular actors such as Sofia Vergara, Robert Downy Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Jon Favreau. The movie is about one chef (Jon Favreau) being pushed too far by his boss, quitting his job and establishing his own cooking business through the purchase and maintenance of a food truck with the help of his ex-wife, his best friend, and most importantly, his son. Not without its trials and roadblocks, “Chef” shows the importance of family in reigniting a lost chef’s passion for cooking and an absentee father’s love.
Similarly, if books aren’t your summertime preference, then look no further than the popular feel-good CDs on display! “Now That's What I Call Music! 31” has various performers on the disk, ranging from the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, to T.I, Justine Timberlake, Pitbull and Beyoncé and P!nk.
Here is a list of all of the items on display and available for check out:
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Stand By Me
- Mississippi Burning
- Independence Day
- Double Feature: Chevy Chase: National Lampoon’s Vacation and Chevy Chase: National Lampoon’s European Vacation
- Wet Hot American Summer
- The Endless Summer
- Donna Summer: On the Radio
- Go Go’s: Beauty and the Beat
- Mumford & Sons: Babel
- Beyonce: Dangerously in Love
- Now That's What I Call Music! 31
- Nicki Minaj: The Pink Friday
- Bruce Springsteen: The Essential
- Ellie Goulding: Delirium
- The Beach Boys Today!
- The Beach Boys: Sunflower Surf’s Up