Displays

Summer Reading Displays

For the Summer Reading Program, Reader’s Advisory puts out different displays in our area that tie into the overarching summer theme.  For this summer’s theme, “Read to the Rhythm,” our book, music, and movie displays are all about music!  Anything that is on the cubes can be checked out, just like anything else in the library!

Right now, there are five different displays going.

The first book cube is a split between “Battle Cry of Freedom,” Civil War fiction inspired by the music of that period, specifically the soundtrack of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, and “The Rake’s Song,” Regency romances with rakes and rogues inspired by the album The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

The second book cube is a split between “Yesterday,” selections of historical fiction inspired by the classic Beatles tune, and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” western novels whose choice were inspired by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning’s cover of a seminal country song by Ed Bruce.

The music display is “Stayin’ Alive”, a rip roaring collection of 70s albums that will keep you dancing disco, inspired, of course, by the Bee Gees.

The movie display is “I Will Survive,” a selection of disaster movies inspired by Gloria Gaynor’s hit song.

The teen display is “To Infinity, and Beyond!” inspired by the movie Toy Story and its soundtrack, featuring science fiction.

Come in and check out these displays for yourself; you can always take something home!

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RA Programs

Summer Reading is Here!

Our Summer Reading Program for Adults and Teens, “Read to the Rhythm,” began today!  This vibrant program designed to keep readers of all ages reading throughout the summer goes until August 9th.

People who have a Rolling Meadows library card are encouraged to sign up at the Reader’s Advisory desk in the library.  At sign up, you’ll get a goodie bag with lots of treats, plus two music quizzes to fill out and return for end of summer prizes!

For adults, each book you finish gets you a ticket for our weekly paperback raffle, and for teens, you can read a book, listen to a CD, read a magazine, or watch a movie for your raffle tickets.

Keep an eye out, because there just might be more prizes popping up during the summer!

Come on in and sign up!!

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – Spanish

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, the Spanish language will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.

Spanish
Al Otro Lado – 2005
Amador – 2010
Amores Perros – 2000
Belle Epoque – 1992
Biutiful – 2010
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotas) – 2009
Busco Novio para Mi Mujer – 2016
Cantinflas – 2014
The Club – 2015
The Crime of Padre Amaro (El crimen del Padre Amaro) – 2002
The Dancer Upstairs – 2002
Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) – 1955
The Devil’s Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) – 2001
Falling for Mala (A La Mala) – 2015
Flamenco, Flamenco – 2010
I’m So Excited! – 2013
Instructions Not Included (No se aceptan devoluciones) – 2013
Jauja – 2014
La Mujer de mi Hermano – 2005
Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón – 2007
Ladrones – 2015
The Liberator (Libertador) – 2013
Like Water for Chocolate – 1993
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed
(Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) – 2013
Lucia, Lucia – 2003
Maria Full of Grace (María, llena eres de gracia) – 2004
The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta) – 2004
No – 2012
No Eres Tú, Soy Yo – 2010
No Manches Frida – 2016
El Norte – 1983
Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) – 1997
The Orphanage (El orfanato) – 2007
The Perfect Crime – 2004
Pulling Strings – 2013
Quinceãñera – 2007
Recién Cazado – 2009
The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) – 2004
The Secret in their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) – 2009
Secretos Del Corazon – 1997
Sin Nombre – 2009
Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y chocolate) – 1993
Sugar – 2008
Talk to Her (Hable con ella) – 2002
To the Sea (Alamar) – 2009
Un Día sin Mexicanos – 2004
Under the Same Moon (La misma luna) – 2007
Undertow (Contracorriente) – 2009
Volver – 2006
Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) – 2014
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
(Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios”) – 1988
Y Tu Mamá También – 2001

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – M, N, and P

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters M, N, and P will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, with the film’s original release date.

Mongolian
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan – 2007

Norwegian
The Heavy Water War – 2015
Kon-Tiki – 2012
Max Manus: Man of War – 2008
O’Horten – 2007
The Wave (Bølgen) – 2015

Polish
The Decalogue (Dekalog) – 1989
Ida – 2013
In Darkness – 2011
The Innocents (Niewiniątek) – 2016
Knife in the Water (Noz w wodzie) – 1962

Portuguese
Antonia – 2006
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) – 1959
City of God (Cidade de Deus) – 2002
City of Men (Cidade dos Homens) – 2007
The Eighth Color of the Rainbow – 2004
Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?) – 1997
Mediterraneo – 1991
Mysteries of Lisbon (Mistérios de Lisboa) – 2010
Sugar – 2008
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
(O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias) – 2006

 

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – I, J, and K

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters I, J, and K will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.

Icelandic
Rams – 2015

Italian
Amarcord – 1973
The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) – 1949
Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti) – 1958
Cinema Paradiso – 1989
Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all’italiana) – 1962
La Dolce Vita – 1960
Don’t Tell – 2005
8 ½ (Otto e mezzo) – 1963
The Flight of the Innocent (La corsa dell’innocente) – 1993
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – 1970
The Great Beauty (Grande bellezza) – 2013
Human Capital – 2014
I am Love (Io sono l’amore) – 2009
Life is Beautiful (La vita e bella) – 1997
Mediterraneo – 1991
Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto) – 2009
Night of the Shooting Stars – 1982
Open City (Roma, citta aperta) – 1945
The Organizer (I compagni) – 1963
Il Postino – 1994
Reality – 2012
Salvatore Giuliano – 1962
La Strada – 1954
The Tiger and the Snow (La tigre e la neve) – 2005
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L’albero degli zoccoli) – 1978
The Unknown Woman (La sconosciuta) – 2006

Japanese
Akira – 1987
The Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto) – 1956
Cherry Blossoms (Hanami) – 2008
Departures (Okuribito) – 2008
From Up on Poppy Hill – 2011
Gojira – 1954
Hospitalité – 2010
I Wish – 2011
Jiro Dreams of Sushi – 2011
Kagemusha – 1980
Nobody Knows (Daremo shiranai) – 2004
Princess Mononoke – 1997
Ran – 1985
Rashomon – 1950
Séance – 2000
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) – 1954
Shall We Dance? – 1996
Still Walking – 2008
Spirited Away – 2001
The Sword of Doom (Daibosatsutoge) – 1965
Tokyo Sonata – 2008
The Twilight Samurai – 2002
The Wind Rises – 2013

Kazakh
The Eagle Huntress – 2016

Korean
The Handmaiden (Agassi) – 2016
Penny Pinchers – 2011
Veteran (Beterang) – 2015
Woman Is the Future of Man – 2004

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – R, S, T, and V

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters R, S, T, and V will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.  The Spanish language films will be featured in another post, as there are many of those, meriting a list on their own.

Romanian
The Human Resources Manager – 2010
Them (Ils) – 2006

Russian
Alexander Nevsky – 1938
Andrei Rublev – 1966
The Battleship Potemkin (silent with Russian intertitles) – 1925
Burnt by the Sun (Utomlennye solntsem) – 1994
Europa, Europa – 1991
Francofonia – 2015
Illégal – 2010
Ivan’s Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) – 1962
Leviathan – 2014
The Mirror (Zerkalo) – 1974
Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskii plennik) – 1996
Russian Ark – 2002
Solaris (Sol︠i︡aris) – 1972
Stalingrad – 2013
Stalker – 1979

Serbo-Croatian
Fräulein – 2007
No Man’s Land – 2001
When Father was Away on Business (Otac na sluzbenom putu) – 1985

Swedish
The Best Intentions (Den Goda viljan) – 1992
Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) – 1972
Elvira Madigan – 1967
Fanny and Alexander – 1982
A Film Trilogy (includes Through a Glass Darkly,
Winter Light, and The Silence) – 1961-1963
Force Majeure – 2014
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) – 2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) – 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) – 2009
June Night (Juninatten) – 1940
Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) – 2008
The Magician (Ansiktet) – 1958
A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) – 2015
My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) – 1985
The One Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut
genom fönstret och försvann) – 2013
Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett aktenskap) – 1974
The Seventh Seal (Sjunde inseglet) – 1957
Storm – 2005
Under the Sun (Under solen) – 1998
The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukallan) – 1960
Wallander 3 (television series) – 2013
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstallet) – 1957

Turkish
Distant (Uzak) – 2002
Mustang – 2015

Vietnamese
The Scent of Green Papaya (Mùi đu đ̉u xanh) – 1993

Movies

Foreign Film Collection – G and H

Since our foreign language film collection is quite expansive, these posts will serve as a guide to specific languages in our collection.  As the collection gets updated, so will the posts, to make sure you always have access to the most recent list.

In this post, languages beginning with the letters G and H will be highlighted.  Titles are generally listed in English, with the title in the pertinent language if available to us, and the original release date of the film.

German
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) – 1972
Barbara – 2012
The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) – 1930
Das Boot – 1981
BRD Trilogy – 1979-1982
Buddenbrooks – 1979
Cherry Blossoms (Kirschblüten) – 2008
The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) – 2007
Diplomacy – 2014
Downfall – 2004
Enlightenment Guaranteed (Erleuchtung garantiert) – 2000
Europa, Europa – 1991
Everyone Else (Alle Anderen) – 2009
Faust – 1926
Francofonia – 2015
Fräulein – 2007
Generation War – 2013
Good Bye Lenin! – 2003
Goodnight, Mommy (Ich seh, ich seh) – 2014
Joyeux Noel – 2005
Labyrinth of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens) – 2014
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) – 2006
Metropolis – 1927
Mostly Martha – 2001
Nosferatu – 1922
Pandora’s Box – 1929
Run Lola Run – 1998
Toni Erdmann – 2016
The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) – 2009

Greek
Eternity and a Day – 1998
Never on Sunday – 1960
Xenia – 2014

Hebrew
The Band’s Visit (Bikur ha-Tizmoret) – 2007
Beaufort – 2007
Bethlehem – 2013
A Borrowed Identity – 2014
Fill the Void – 2012
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – 2014
The Human Resources Manager – 2010
Jellyfish – 2007
Kadosh – 1999
The Kind Words – 2015
Late Marriage (Hatuna meuheret) – 2001
A Place in Heaven – 2013
Room 514 (Heder 514) – 2013
Seven Minutes in Heaven – 2009
A Tale of Love and Darkness (Sipur ʻal ahavah ṿe-ḥoshekh) – 2015
Wild Dogs – 2007
Zaytoun – 2012

Hindi
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – 2016
Airlift – 2016
Bahubali – 2015
Bajirao Mastani – 2015
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 2015
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – 2013
Chennai Express – 2013
Dear Zindagi – 2016
Dhoom 3 – 2013
English Vinglish – 2012
Everybody Says I’m Fine! – 2001
Fan – 2016
Hasee Toh Phasee – 2014
Jab Tak Hai Jaan – 2012
Kai Po Che – 2013
Krrish – 2012
Krrish 3 – 2013
Like Stars on Earth – 2007
The Lunchbox – 2013
Maya – 2001
Midnight’s Children – 2012
Monsoon Wedding – 2001
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story – 2016
The Music Room (Jalasagara) – 1958
Ocean of an Old Man – 2008
Parched – 2015
Piku – 2015
PK – 2014
Saawariya – 2007
Salaam Bombay! – 1988
Shaadi Ke – 2014
Singham Returns – 2014
Slumdog Millionaire – 2008
Tanu Weds, Manu Returns – 2015
Two States – 2014
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 2013
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – 2011

Hungarian
Son of Saul – 2015
The Turin Horse (A Torinói ló) – 2011