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New Motion Picture Soundtracks and Scores on Hoopla

Using our Hoopla digital media service, library patrons can borrow, download, and stream films, music, television series, and audiobooks on their portable and desktop devices. Enjoy this selection from their extensive collection of movie soundtracks and film scores, including some of this year's Academy Award nominees.

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Top 10 Films of 2014

Find out what critics and fans are saying were their favorite films of 2014 with these top 10 lists culled from across the Web.

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David Bowie in Music and Film

Opening September 23, 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s exhibit David Bowie Is presents a retrospective of the career of David Bowie. Featuring over 400 artifacts from his life and performances, the exhibit focuses on his creative vision and blending of mediums including fashion, sound, graphics, theater, and film.

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Ravinia Poster Collection in Audio-Visual Department

The next time you are in the library, please take a moment to stop by the Audio-Visual Department and browse our newly reorganized display of Ravinia Festival posters. Produced annually to commemorate the event, our collection of 45 posters featuring natural, musical, and artistic themes in an array of visual styles dates back to 1972. Let us know what you think!

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Robin Williams & Lauren Bacall Films at the Library

As we mourn the loss of two of our greatest entertainers, relive some of their classic performances at the library. The following DVDs and Blu-Ray discs can be found in our Adult and Youth film sections.

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Fall 2014 Film Discussion Series

Get a sneak peak at our upcoming film discussion series starting in September! Bob Coscarelli’s Sunday film series will feature four selections centered on the theme of Women in Peril, while Dick Adler will discuss two highly regarded, recently released foreign films.

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2014 Ravinia Artists Board on Pinterest

The 2014 Ravinia calendar has been released and tickets are on sale now. Some of this year's big name performers include Carrie Underwood, James Taylor, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Visit our new Ravinia 2014 board on the AV Pinterest page to browse the artists and find links to their music in our catalog!

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