What’s Trending at Cheshire Public Library

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It was a long, very hot summer, and a lot of people took advantage of our extensive DVD collection to enjoy some movies at home.  During June, July and August, our circulation for adult DVDs and Blu Rays topped over 15,500!  Here are the 15 most popular adult/family film titles that were checked out this summer.

brooklynBrooklyn – A young Irish immigrant travels to New York City and is torn between two countries and two men.



the hateful eightThe Hateful Eight – A stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue, race towards the town of Red Rock.


pride prejudice zombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies – Elizabeth Bennet, a master of martial arts, and Mr. Darcy, a fierce zombie killer, must swallow their pride in order to conquer the undead.


deadpoolDeadpool – Witness the origin story of Wade Wilson, who adopts the alter ego Deadpool after a rogue experiment leaves him with accelerated healing powers…and a dark, twisted sense of humor.


bridge of spiesBridge of Spies – An American insurance lawyer is recruited by the CIA to rescue an American pilot detained in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.


peanuts movieThe Peanuts Movie – Prepare to dream big and laugh out loud with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang in this all-new animated adventure for the whole family!


daddy's homeDaddy’s Home – Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg face off in the ultimate Dad vs. Step-Dad showdown! Brad (Ferrell), who always dreamed of having the perfect family, is determined to become the best step-dad to his new wife’s (Linda Cardellini) children.


zoolander 2Zoolander 2 – When the world’s most beautiful people are in danger, former models Derek and Hansel are recruited for a top secret mission to defeat the criminal mastermind Mugatu.



jurassicJurassic World – Owen and Claire race to restore order at Jurassic World theme park when a ferocious genetically modified dinosaur escapes.


good dinosaurThe Good Dinosaur – An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.



big shortThe Big Short – Based on the true story of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. A bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of banking, where everyone and everything is in question.

harry potterHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – A young boy on his eleventh birthday discovers, he is the orphaned boy of two powerful wizards and has unique magical powers.


everestEverest – Everest documents the deadly journey of two mountain climbing expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.


love the coopersLove the Coopers – A chaotic family reunion leads to a joyful rediscovery of family bonds and the magic of love in this sparkling, all-star comedy


spotlightSpotlight – Chronicles the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered a decades-long cover-up of child abuse within the local Catholic Archdiocese.

These are Seriously Funny

Have you ever felt the frustration of watching a movie that’s labeled as a comedy, only to find that it’s really a drama with a few funny moments? Where are the real comedies? The ones that make you laugh from beginning to end? They’re right here at the library:

 Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles

The ultimate parody of Western movies. Bart is the sheriff of a town that is being targeted by every wild west villain you can think of and by some not-so-wild west villains. He knows how to outsmart them, though!



 What’s Up, Doc? WhatsUpDoc

This is the story of four red traveling cases, each containing four very different contents, and each owned by four different people. So of course they’re going to get mixed up.



ninetofive 9 to 5

Three female office workers take on their lying, sexist, egotistical, hypocritical boss. Tying him to his chair is the least of it!



weekendatbernies Weekend at Bernie’s

What do two young men do when they show up at their boss’ house and find him dead? Why, they pretend that he’s still alive, of course!



bringingupbaby Bringing Up Baby

Two people with very different personalities meet. One is trying to get married. The other is trying to prevent this from happening. They’re also watching a leopard cub named Baby. What could go wrong?



holygrail Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The search for the holy grail involves witch hunts, the perils of an all-female castle, and knowledge of swallows. And let’s not forget the importance of shrubbery!



somelikeithot Some Like It Hot

Two men who are on the run from a criminal gang disguise themselves as women and join an all-female ensemble.




operationpetticoat Operation Petticoat

Men, women, children, birthing mothers, and a goat all manage to land themselves inside of a pink submarine that seems to be held together with duct tape.



clue Clue

The characters from the classic board game are trying to figure out which one of them keeps murdering every single person that walks in the front door. Let’s just say, most of them are not detectives.



What other laugh out loud movies would you recommend?

Hidden Treasures in the Library Lobby

When you walk into the Cheshire Public Library you enter the main floor lobby. This large area is home to CD’s, DVD’s, Audiobooks, adult fiction, and new books. There are also a variety of displays, the public catalogs, the circulation desk, and the Friends book sale and donation area. Most regular visitors to the library are aware of their favorite areas, and browse those areas comfortably. However, like in the children’s room there are some hidden treasures that often get over looked and deserve some attention.

IMG_3110Science Fiction
I have always been a big fan of science fiction and fantasy, and love helping people discover new authors and series to explore. Unfortunately, most people miss our Science Fiction shelving area entirely. As with our mystery books, they are shelved separately from the rest of the fiction. You can see which area any adult (or children’s) book is shelved in by reading the call number. Adult fiction call numbers will all start with where they are shelved; Fiction, Mystery, or IMG_3116Science Fiction. The mysteries are easy to find, since they are shelved right after the regular fiction. However, the Science Fiction materials are shelved on the wall near the fiction between the audiobooks and classic movies.

Graphic Novels
Graphic novels are not just for children and teens. Take for example the popularity of The Walking Dead. Our selection of graphic novels in the lobby is not huge, but it is high IMG_3111quality and well worth taking a look at. Since it is a fairly small collection it might be easy to over look, but it is not hard to find or to browse if you are interested. The collection is housed on the endcap of the New Biography and Nonfiction shelf, facing the windows and DVD’s. If you like what you see, but are looking for even more graphic novels, do not be afraid to explore the large selection in the Teen’s Room!IMG_3113

Categorized DVD’s
Most regular visitors know where to find the DVD’s they enjoy most, and where our Quick Flick, New, regular, and Blu-Ray movies are each shelved. However, there are a few groups of films that are shelved separately. We have labeled  these disks and changed their call numbers to IMG_3112match these special areas, but infrequent movie borrowers might not know about these little nooks and crannies. Classic movies are labeled with a red Classics label and are shelved on a slat-wall display on the wall by the fiction books. Comedy movies have an orange Comedy label and shelved in the next slat- wall display. On the same wall, in the build in bookcase between those two IMG_3114slat-wall displays, you can find the television show box sets which have a bright pink TV label on them.  If you keep following that wall to the corner you will find the Family Films (with a green label), and in the next bookcase after a window you can find the non-fiction films (classed by number) and the Foreign Films which have a yellow Foreign sticker on them.IMG_3115

Lost And Found
While not a part of our library collection, it is an often asked for and searched for item. Small or valuable items (wallets, phones, jewelry, etc) that have been turned into library staff stay at that service desk for a time and then are tucked away in a safe until claimed. However, items like coats, mittens, notebooks, umbrellas, and so on are kept at the IMG_3117service desk of the area they were found in for a few hours and are then placed in our Lost and Found bin. This is located between the Friend’s donation area and the Audiobook collection.

Do not forget about the variety of ever changing displays. Any of our items that are on these displays can be checked out. If you are still unsure where to find what you are looking for swing by the Circulation desk and we would be glad to help you!