Dearborn Public LibraryStaff Picks
We feature books our staff members are reading every month, but here we’ll also feature some favorite music albums, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows that are available through the library.
Non-book Staff Picks
Lark Rise to Candleford (series on DVD)
I was not quite done with the British show Lark Rise to Candleford when it disappeared from Hulu. Thankfully I was able to borrow the library’s DVD copies to finish the series.
The Vigil, 2019 (movie on DVD)
I recently watched The Vigil. It has elements of a horror movie but also touches on the emotional dynamics of grief, regret, sadism, religion, and romance. I thought it was well written and acted.
Josh Groban, 2001 (album on CD and hoopla)
I fell in love with that album when I was graduating from high school, and feeling a bit lost and afraid as I faced the next part of my life. I’ve always found it immensely beautiful and comforting, and have come back to it many times over the years.
Jungle, 2014 (album on CD)
I saw Jungle perform on the Jools Holland Show and was floored by their danceable beats. They are a truly unique group.
M Train by Patti Smith, 2015 (audiobook on Libby)
My favorite from Patti Smith, which includes memories of her life in Michigan. Read by the author.
Masters of Horror: Stephen King (Binge Box with six DVDs)
Something from our collection that I particularly enjoy are Binge Boxes. Binge Boxes are collections of movies that you can check out all at once, gathered together under a specific theme. Each DVD set contains four to six movies and can be checked out for seven days. Binge Boxes are a great way to pass the time.
A Band Called Death, 2012 (movie on DVD)
I found the documentary A Band Called Death here. I saw it mentioned on Twitter when it came out- it’s such a great story about the band and their music getting rediscovered. The music is amazing.