Did you know that last year more people went to the library than the movie theater? By. Far. Going to the library is the most common cultural activity Americans engage in. And? The library was most frequented by young adults, women and low-income households.
Do you like watching stuff on your computer, tablet, smart phone, or smart TV, maybe snuggled under a cozy blanket on the couch? Movies such as A Quiet Passion, about our own Belle of Amherst? Or Agnès Varda's laugh-out-loud Faces Places? Or the poignant not-a-documentary-but-coulda-been Eighth Grade? Or 30,000 OTHER acclaimed independent, foreign, documentary, and classic films?
The Jones Library is here to make all your dreams come true. Go check out Kanopy and discover all you could be watching.
In your jammies.
P.S. This service is only available to folks who live in Amherst. Don't live in Amherst? Make friends with someone who does and show up on their doorstep with snacks!
“The idea was to see what has been generally popular out in the world,” Medlar said. “We wanted to start from the love of books and the love of reading rather than the numbers.” More than half of the books on the list are children's books but there's also: