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New Music Database Offers Free Downloads Each Week
Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. The collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. No software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries. You must type in your full library card number to access.
How Freegal Music Works:
- Library users have a weekly download limit. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips.
- The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work almost on any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play
- Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
- The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from.
PeopleSmart Offers Online Privacy Education
Protecting your privacy is hard in our complicated, technology-driven world. To help you protect your privacy, PeopleSmart compiled educational resources, privacy tips, and a list of things you can do.
New DVD Arrivals
Fall 2013 -As the cooler temperatures arrive, you may find that you want to spend more time indoors. Stop by the library and pick up some new DVDs for those cooler fall nights.
- Broken - A young girl's innocence is eroded faster than she ever could have anticipated as she begins to recognize the horrid injustices all around her in Rufus Norris' adaptation of Daniel Clay's novel of the same name. Eleven-year-old Skunk (Eloise Laurence) sees the world from an interesting perspective. Quick to laugh and full of life- she refuses to let diabetes slow her down. Then, one day, her neighbor Mr. Oswald's daughter accuses Rick (Robert Emms)- the slow-witted boy next door, of rape. When Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear) brutally assaults Rick in broad daylight, Skunk bears witness to the horrible scene. In the aftermath, Skunk begins to view her previously safe surroundings with great trepidation. She fears living in a future where aggression and injustice run rampant, and seeks comfort in Rick's company. But when even that small sense of contentment turns suddenly chaotic, Skunk is faced with a decision that will determine whether she ultimately thrives, or perishes. Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy co-star.
- The Conjuring - The story gets underway as paranormal researchers Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) evaluate a mysterious doll discovered by a trio of young roommates in 1968. Believing their house to be haunted by the wayward spirit of a deceased young girl, they give the girl permission to inhabit the doll, and soon their lives become a waking nightmare. Informed by Ed and Lorraine that they have fallen victim to an inhuman spirit (aka a demon) seeking a human host, the roommates entrust the doll to the Warrens, who place it in their personal museum for safekeeping. Flash forward three years to Harrisville, RI, where the Perron family have just moved into their country dream home — an 18th century farmhouse that offers plenty of space for parents Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston), as well as their five daughters Andrea (Shanley Caswell), Nancy (Hayley McFarland), Christine (Joey King), Cindy (Mackenzie Foy), and April (Kyla Deaver). It seems like the ideal place to raise a family until a series of unsettling events leave the Perron family convinced they are not alone. Terrified, Carolyn reaches out to the Warrens for help, and learns that a demonic entity has attached itself to her family, and has no intentions of letting them go. Meanwhile, the deeper the Warrens delve into the farmhouse's history, the clearer it becomes that this spirit has a murderous agenda, and that no one will be safe until it is driven back into darkness.
- The Heat - Director Paul Feig reteams with Melissa McCarthy, the breakout star from Bridesmaids, adding Sandra Bullock to the mix for the action comedy The Heat. The story begins when egotistical, ambitious FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is promised consideration for a big promotion if she can bring down a drug lord setting up shop in Boston, she's forced to team with loud-mouthed local cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy). The two hate each other at first sight, but as they dig deeper into the mysterious identity of their prey, they forge an abiding respect and friendship.
- A Hijacking - Somali pirates seize a Danish freighter in the Indian Ocean, demanding millions in ransom as the stubborn CEO of the shipping company tries in vain to negotiate a deal in this tense and topical thriller. As the heavily armed pirates surround the MV Rozen, frightened cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and engineer Jan (Roland Møller) realize that any false move could be their last. Meanwhile, miles away, shipping-company head Peter Ludvigsen (Søren Malling) receives word of the volatile situation and attempts to take control of negotiations. As days drag on into weeks, however, it gradually becomes apparent that Ludvigsen is in over his head. With the lives of the terrified crew hanging in the balance, that lack of a clear resolution finds the situation aboard the MV Rozen turning volatile as Ludvigsen tries to stand his ground and the pirates grow increasingly agitated.
- The Internship - Wedding Crashers duo, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation's most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
- Stuck in Love - The directorial debut of John Boone, Stuck in Love stars Greg Kinnear as Bill Borgens, a highly respected and award-winning novelist who has been unable to write a word since his wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly) left him three years ago. While he pines for his ex, their oldest daughter Sam (Lily Collins) is about to publish her first novel, but is consumed with hatred towards her mother. Meanwhile, their younger son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), an obsessive Stephen King fan, falls in love with a fellow teenager who is dealing with an addiction to drugs. Stuck in Love screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival under the title Writers.
- The Way, Way Back - An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy-drama. Sensing that he's drifting away from his mother Pam during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend Trent, and Trent's daughter Steph, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky park employee Owen, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell co-star.
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