Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lots of Movies at the Library!

Did you know that the library offers much more than just books?  The Homer Community Library is here for both your educational and entertainment needs.  To this end, each month we purchase a few movies just released to DVD to add to our movie collection.  We currently have over 2000 movies, 1500 of them on DVD. Yes, this does mean we still have some favorites on VHS tapes so if you still have that old VCR, there is somewhere you can come and find something to watch!  Anyone with a valid library card can check out movies.  There is no charge to check them out but, be careful – there is a $1.00/day late fee if you don’t bring them back on time!  Regular movies circulate for 2 days and non-fiction movies (this would include exercise DVDs) circulate for 2 weeks. 

The library also has a movie license which allows us to show movies on-site.  This is why we are able to hold our two monthly movie events.  We usually show movies newly released on DVD for both our Movie Matinee and our Family Movie Night.  We try to keep the rating for our matinee to PG or PG-13 and our family movie to G or PG.

 Our Movie Matinee is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm. On Sept. 11th,  the library is showing the newest version of The Great Gatsby for our Movie Matinee. The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering, blue-blooded husband Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs 142 minutes.

Our Free Family Movie Night is held on the third Friday of each month.  This month, Sept. 20th, we are showing Epic. Epic is an animated adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of Ice Age and RioEpic tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world...and ours. This movie is rated PG and runs 103 minutes.

If you have questions about our movie collection, events, or anything else, please give us a call at 217/896-2121 or email us We will be happy to assist  you.