Long Overdue series returns

Next Tuesday brings the return of our adult programming series, Long Overdue. We will screen the film Death by Design, by filmmaker Sue Williams.

Tuesday, January 7th, 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room
Please arrive early for best seating.

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and
laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams
investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

Film Screening on Tuesday, February 9th

We are so pleased to be screening this film tomorrow night, accompanied by a facilitated community discussion. Arrive early to get your seat!
Tuesday, February 9th at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room

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Instant Streaming of Independent Films

Have you checked out IndieFlix? It’s easy to use, filled with fantastic films, and it’s free!

Just visit the library’s website to get started:

              Vermillionpubliclibrary.org


1. Click on ‘Resources’ at the top menu bar
2. Scroll down drop-down menu to click on ‘eResources
3. On this page, scroll down and click on the IndieFlix name
4. A new page will open – follow the prompts under ‘Create a New Account’ in the upper right of your screen
5. From here, browse the thousands of films available, and stream instantly!

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Streaming Video for our patrons

Did you know? Through our website patrons have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits on IndieFlix! IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku devices. Indieflix and other digital services available from Recorded Books can be found on our website – click on the ‘Resources’ tab on the menu bar; scroll down and click on ‘eResources’. The link for IndieFlix can be found at the bottom of this page. Or click here:
http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/ebooks/

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Award-winning Documentary Film and Film Subject come to Vermillion

The wait is almost over! Two nights from now we will screen the amazing documentary ‘Alive Inside’, and follow it up with a facilitated community discussion with the subject of the film, Dan Cohen.

Wednesday, April 8th 6:30-9 pm

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Alive Inside highlights a ground-breaking wellness program called ‘Music & Memory’, developed by social worker Dan Cohen. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the amazing results from engaging with dementia patients, and others, through the use of music. The film offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, among others.

Ariadne Albright, of Sanford Arts Vermillion, will facilitate a community discussion with Mr. Cohen, via Skype, following the film.

This film screening and facilitated community discussion is proudly supported by the Dakota Hospital Foundation, Sanford Arts Vermillion, and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library Board of Trustees.

This event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early for best seating.