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Some of the stories are set in Indiana and some are not, but all of these authors were born in or live(d) in Indiana!

July 13, 2020
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Movie Musicals, of course, originated from the theater stage, but these motion pictures with song (and sometimes dance) are as varied as any other film genre. Some have songs that advance the plot, some are simply intentional breaks of spectacle from the story. Some have their characters sing directly to the audience, some sing only to the other characters.

July 10, 2020
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The Western film usually revolves around a plot of law and order on the frontier with a simple conflict of good vs. bad. It is often set amongst the struggle in the American West with the landscapes of nature playing a prominent part in the setting.

July 9, 2020
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The screwball comedy is a subgenre of the romantic comedy motion picture that popped up after the onset of the Great Depression and stuck around up to about the time America's involvement in World War II.

July 8, 2020
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Country Music is a genre that is, to many, either discounted entirely or staunchly listened to above all else. However, it is actually as varied as any genre of music. Compiling all the subgenres and movements would be a near impossible task here, but this list focuses on some of the generational shifts in Country (and Western) and highlights a few of the musicians in our collection. Make sure to also check out our free downloadable and streaming selections at Freegal and Hoopla.

July 6, 2020
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Film Noir isn't exactly a genre, like how most of these are crime pictures, but rather a more specific descriptor of the mood and look of the type of movie it describes.

June 24, 2020
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There is no way to make a definitive list of even a single sub-genre of Metal (let alone have all those titles available in the Library collection), so this list will just give a few examples from a few of the sub-genres of what can be classified as "metal". Our collection is likely missing some seminal releases here, so apologies to those who notice any glaring omissions.

June 22, 2020
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Hip-hop, defined by Britannica as the "cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form", encompasses more than just music.

June 21, 2020
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What’s the difference between a kelpie and a selkie? Is the Loch Ness monster just a myth? Just what is a Stoor Worm? Explore these and other interesting creatures and stories as you delve into the rich world of Scottish culture through an exploration of traditional folklore, fairy tales and legend.

June 19, 2020
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How do we define Jazz (with so many choices there will, of course, be so many omitted from lists like these)? Britannica defines it as: "often improvisational, developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms.

June 18, 2020
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Books and more to help make sense of the current state of policing in the United States. Items on the come in a variety of digital and physical formats.

June 18, 2020
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This list of movies is intended to promote increased visibility of LGBTQIA+ themes or characters. Some are comparatively, historically important, while others are simply recommended. For streaming choices, try the great collections at Kanopy and Hoopla.

June 16, 2020
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Covers of books about Women's history in Hollywood over a sepia colored film background.

Women have been part of a variety of areas of filmmaking since its invention, but their achievements have been largely ignored outside of the celebrity around Hollywood actresses (many of whom also should be celebrated as well). Check out some of these suggestions to learn more.

June 15, 2020
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Nonfiction works from Native American authors that include poetry, history, recipes, and more.

June 12, 2020