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Stonewall Inn a National Monument

Last week, President Obama designated the Stonewall Inn a National Monument.  In the summer of 1969, patrons of the bar stood up to raiding police, adding momentum to the gay rights movement and giving rise the Pride Parade.  As Pride Month comes to a close, learn more about the Stonewall Inn and the events of that night in 1969 by checking out PBS’s excellent documentary, Stonewall Uprising.  It’s currently in our Pride Month display on the first floor, but will soon return to the Media Center.  (Call number DVD HQ76.8.U6 A447 2011 AV.)

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Medieval Times at the Media Center

Swords. Quests. Magic. Dragons. War. Plague. In honor of the new season of Game of Thrones, April is Medieval Month at the Media Center. Get into the spirit of fantasy, folklore, and knights in shining armor. Come down to the Media Center and check out our collection of medieval-inspired movies. Here are some of our recommendations:

Looking for a movie dealing with peasants, knights, and the rise to fame and glory—with a twist of 70s rock music as the soundtrack? We recommend A Knight’s Tale, starring Heath Ledger.

If you’re looking for a comical version of King Arthur and epic quests, then we recommend the very funny Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Feel like watching a classic, silent, religious film about a young woman who stands up for what she believes in? We recommend The Passion of Joan of Arc.


How about an epic historical drama dealing with the Crusades, starring Orlando Bloom? We recommend Kingdom of Heaven.

If a movie about a knight playing chess with Death in order to keep his life sounds interesting to you, watch The Seventh Seal.

Do you like hobbits, dwarves, Grey Wizards and orcs? If so, then we strongly recommend The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Stop by the Media Center and we’ll help you find a movie to fit your medieval cravings.

Thank you to Jessica Barth for these recommendations.

One Earth Film Festival at Dominican

Dominican is once again part of the the One Earth Film Festival, the “Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement.”

On Tuesday, February 18, at 7pm in the Lund Auditorium, we are hosting a free pre-screening of Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America.  A panel discussion with local experts on urban farming will take place after the film.

Before the film, from 6pm-7pm, we will host an indoor farmers’ market in the Fine Arts Building.  Local vendors will be selling coffee, soap, desserts and more.

Be sure to check out the Library Media Center’s booth at the market for information on our collection of films on sustainability, and to take home an upcycled bookmark made from old cassette tapes.

The Film Festival continues with pre-screenings into March and ends with the full festival March 7-9.