Old Bridge, NJ – Oct. 3, 2017 – Capitalizing on its new Kanopy and Qello streaming video resources, the Old Bridge Public Library has launched a new Monday Morning Matinee series which will feature independent films, documentaries, educational videos and concert films.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming service available to universities and libraries that provides over 26,000 rare, foreign and independent films, along with selections from the Criterion Collection and The Great Courses. The Old Bridge Library is one of only two libraries in NJ to currently offer the resource to its patrons. Qello Concerts is the world’s leading on-demand streaming service for full-length concerts and music documentaries. Old Bridge Library cardholders are able to access both these resources remotely on personal computers and mobile devices.
The Monday Morning Matinee series will be scheduled for select Mondays at 10:30am. All screenings will be held in the Library’s newly-renovated community room, equipped with a 130-inch motorized screen, five high definition speakers, a 4K projector and new video camera to ensure outstanding audio-visual experiences. The series began on Oct. 2nd with a viewing of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, “Rashomon.” Upcoming events include:
Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park: Mon. Oct. 9th at 10:30am. This 2015 film chronicles the legendary artist’s historic concert at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival, and features a Graceland reunion including Hugh Masekela and surprise appearance from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.
The Everyday Gourmet Series: Mon. Oct. 16th at 10:30am. This selection, from The Great Courses, consists of the first four episodes of the class entitled, “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking.” Taught by professional chef Bill Briwa from the Culinary Institute of America, the course teaches fundamental culinary skills and provides a chef’s insights, tips, tricks and secrets to help elevate meals from good to great.
“This matinee series will help expose more patrons to the fantastic selections offered by Kanopy and Qello Concerts,” noted Library Director Nancy Cohen, “and will supplement our popular Friday Film series that features mainstream movies. I encourage patrons to check our website for the latest offerings.”
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.