This week is Semana Latina de la Conservación (Latino Conservation Week). In recognition of this week, watch the 2009 film Crude: The Real Price of Oil on Kanopy in English / Spanish and learn about environmental issues facing Indigenous and Latino populations in South America.
June is LGBTQ month. The Middlebury Library has a dedicated LGBTQ+ Research Guide to get you started. Want to watch a film? Kanopy, our streaming service, has highlighted 20+ LGBTQ videos to celebrate Pride month. In addition, the Library of Congress has a resource page featuring a LGBTQ+ Studies Research Guide and many other primary source and media collections that document the history and accomplishments of individuals that identify with or are a part of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer movement. Take time this month to explore the wealth of resources available from our collections or at your fingertips online.
“Earth Day” turns 51 on April 22, 2021. Celebrate this day and the whole week by learning more about the evolution of this day. Watch the PBS American Experience film “Earth Days” via our subscription to streaming media on Kanopy.
The library has a number of e-books and audio books in our collection from Overdrive. This month we’ve been highlighting works by and about women. Download an audiobook and listen as you walk around campus or exercise, or if you just want to be a couch potato and expand your reading habits.
March 8th is International Women’s Day and today we feature a film called “Through Chinese women’s eyes” produced, written and directed by Mayfair Mei-hui Yang.New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, . In Chinese with English voiceover. Streaming video on Panopto (Midd login required). Summary: “Presents the transformations in the lives of Chinese women over the 20th century. Documents the attempts to erase gender differences under Mao, today’s changing ideas of femininity, and the crystalization of Chinese feminism at the UN Women’s conference in Beijing”.
Tired of binge-watching Netflix, Disney, Amazon, HBO, etc.? Try something different like watching the original Japanese Godzilla film (don’t worry there are subtitles) and other films you can stream from Kanopy. We also have popular ebooks and audio books you can read. The library even has current digital editions of newspapers and magazines from around the U.S. and world in almost every language. Don’t miss out on these great library subscriptions! And do you know about all the cool stuff Special Collections has digitized? Read the full post to learn more. Don’t miss out!