Link to New Online Catalog – Enterprise

Posted By on April 4, 2014

For now, please click HERE or the button below to access the online catalog.

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Second Sunday Cinema

Posted By on April 3, 2014

This month’s 2nd Sunday Cinema movie is

THE IRAN JOB

Sunday, April 13th at 3:00pm at historic Potter Auditorium

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 A film by Till Schauder

United States, Iran and Germany / Documentary / English and Persian with English subtitles / 93 min.

SYNOPSIS When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries – Iran – he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin’s season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran’s reformist Green Movement – a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.  (Movie synopsis from Film Movement.)

“Sad and hopeful in equal measure, and exceptional in its storytelling.”
—Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Los Angeles Film Festival
Spokane International Film Festival
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Bahamas International Film Festival
Houston’s Iranian Film Festival
Starz Denver Film Festival

Director Schauder says: I wanted to make a documentary that plays like a movie. No “experts,” no talking heads, no political statements. Instead I wanted action, humor and romance. I did want a film that touches on the issues around Iran (political, religious, etc), but purely through the characters and the real-life drama in front of me, as opposed to high-brow intellectualism. For this approach I needed an exceptional protagonist – someone whose personality would create conflict, allow humor and attract other exceptional characters. It was important that “Iran”– which conjures up all kinds of associations – was the backdrop to the film, not the main character. And I needed a platform that’s not about politics or religion. Sports seemed the perfect medium.

2nd Sunday Cinema is brought to you by the library, Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre and the Chatfield Lions.

This monthly event is free, ages 17+ welcome, refreshments will be available for purchase.

Join us for award-winning foreign or independent films on the 2nd Sunday of each month!

New online library catalog goes live April 1!

Posted By on March 31, 2014

computer smileSELCO Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new library catalog on April 1, 2014!
For now, please click HERE or the button to the left to access the new online catalog.

After conducting usability tests with the public and applying two months worth of staff feedback, we believe that the new Enterprise catalog will offer you, our patrons, greater features both functional and fun.

You now have the option to view your account right within the same web page where you still are able to see what items you have requested and checked out, and you can also pay any outstanding fines right online.

Search capabilities have been beefed up and will now allow you to get very specific in what you might be looking for.

Enhanced features such as book cover art similar to the previous catalog get an extra boost with imbedded reviews from trusted sources.

A new Home Room feature on the main page has already been set up with different Rooms to help you find all your favorites in a particular area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact library staff or check out the training materials linked below:

Training Documents

Searching in Enterprise – video

Searching in Enterprise – text

Placing Requests in Enterprise - video

Placing Requests in Enterprise- text

My Account & My Lists in Enterprise - video

My Account & My Lists in Enterprise- text

Rooms & Profiles in Enterprise - video

Rooms & Profiles in Enterprise- text

 

Tax Forms available at your Library

Posted By on March 5, 2014

taxes State and Federal tax forms are available at the library!  You will find them right inside the door across from the circulation desk.

You can also access forms at the following websites:

State Forms:  www.taxes.state.mn.us

Federal Forms:  www.irs.gov

The library has hard copies of only the most basic forms and instructions.  You can access others online or find them in the big binder of Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions at the library and photocopy them for 15 cents a piece.

Sources of tax related information:

TaxHelp.org -  Free tax guides and interactive databases

Reviews.Com - Reviews of Online Tax Software

Free Tax Preparation Sites - Minnesota

Storytime

Posted By on January 8, 2014

Join us for Storytime!storytime at the library

Storytime, during the school year, will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

Next Storytime will be April 10th at 6:30pm.

Join us!

 

 

 

 

2nd Sunday Cinema

Posted By on February 27, 2014

This month’s 2nd Sunday Cinema movie is
WATCHTOWER 
a Turkish film with English subtitles, by Pelin Esmer
March 9th at 3:00pm         Potter Auditorium

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Running Time: 100 Minutes / Rating: Not Rated
Writer/Director: Pelin Esmer

“Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolated himself by becoming a fire warden in a remote observation tower far out in the wilderness.  Seher lives in a makeshift room at a rural bus station, and she has taken a job as a bus hostess to escape her own traumatic past.  Destined to come to a crossroads, they go about their solitary lives until their fates collide.  Beginning at first as muted antagonism, their relationship quickly turns into tender domesticity as they settle together at Nihat’s mountain-side watchtower.  Yet the weight of the past presses on the silence between them, serving as the ultimate catalyst in their impassioned relationship with each other, and with higher powers that guide their spiritual lives.” (Movie synopsis from Film Movement.)

(A) lovely gem… Original, well-made and dramatically fulfilling”
— Wendy Mitchell, Screendaily

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

WINNER – Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Supporting
Actress, Best Supporting Actor – Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
NOMINATED – Tiger Award – Rotterdam International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Toronto International Film Festival, Goteborg International Film Festival

2nd Sunday Cinema is brought to you by the library, Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre and the Chatfield Lions.

This monthly event is free, ages 17+ welcome, and concessions will be available.

Join us for award-winning foreign or independent films on the 2nd Sunday of each month!

We’re open!

Posted By on February 22, 2014

The library is open!
Regular hours: 9am – 2pm
Slippery spots on the road – slippery spots on the sidewalk …
Please be careful!

Closed until further notice

Posted By on February 21, 2014

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014     The library is closed until further notice. snowman

Closing at 2:00pm today.

Posted By on February 20, 2014

snowmanThe library will be closing at 2:00pm today, Thursday, 2/20/14 due to anticipated weather and travel difficulties.
Please check here tomorrow to see when the library will reopen.
Please stay safe!

Second Sunday Cinema

Posted By on January 24, 2014

The library, in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts and Wits’ End Theatre, will be showing an award-winning, first run, independent or foreign film at Potter Auditorium every second Sunday of each month beginning in February!  This is your chance (if you are 17 or older) to see independent and foreign films, for free, on the big screen, in historic Potter Auditorium!

Come see

KEY OF LIFE

on Sunday, Feb. 9th

at 3:00pm

at Potter Auditorium

for FREE!

Key of Life 
A film by Kenji Uchida 
Japan / 2012 / Comedy / Japanese with English subtitles /
128 min. / Color / 1.85 / Dolby Surround
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 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival says it is “a very clever and comical farce of mistaken identities.  It’s essentially TRADING PLACES through a Japanese lens and the result is one of the funniest and cleverest Japanese films in a long while.”
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“This brilliant comedy of mistaken identity won the Best Screenplay award at the Japanese academy awards, but the acting will have you falling out of your seat laughing. With shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, Some Like It Hot, and Fletch, it’s one of the best comedies to be made in decades.” – Judy Gelman Myers from Director Talk

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“Breezy rhythm, witty dialogue and excellent thesping chemistry.”

Maggie Lee, Variety
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“Intelligent, amusing, and casually touching.”
Kong Rithdee, Cinema Scope

SYNOPSIS

35-year-old Sakurai is out of work, out of luck, and his dreams to become an
actor have been dashed. He tries to end his own life, but fails miserably, so he
goes to relax at a public bathhouse. There he meets the mysterious Kondo, who
subsequently suffers a fall, erasing his memory. On a whim, Sakurai switches
locker keys, steals the man’s belongings, and decides to pass himself off as
Kondo. What Sakurai does not know, is that Kondo works for ornery yakuza
gangsters. Meanwhile, Kondo has been convinced that he is actually the failed
actor Sakurai, and faces this dismal ‘reality’ with increasing bewilderment.
Fortunately, at the hospital he meets the lovely Kanae who, while desperately
searching for a husband, goes out of her way to help ‘Sakurai’ pull himself
together. Eventually Kondo regains his memory, but before he can make a new
life with Kanae, he has to solve the many problems caused by Sakurai’s identity
theft.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS 
WINNER, Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Narrative Feature– Hawaii
International Film Festival
NOMINATED, Best Actor, Masato Sakai – Award of the Japanese
Academy
NOMINATED, Best Screenplay, Kenji Uchida – Award of the Japanese Academy
NOMINATED, Best Supporting Actor, Teruyuki Kagawa – Award of the Japanese Academy
NOMINATED, Best Supporting Actress, Ryoko Hirosue – Award of the Japanese Academy
 
 OFFICIAL SELECTION:
 TORONTO Int’l Film Festival
VANCOUVER Int’l Film Festival
PALM SPRINGS Int’l Film Festival
PORTLAND Int’l Film Festival
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