“Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup!”*

Or…where to find those  movies you always wanted to see or have seen  but wanted to see again without leaving the comforts of your cozy home?


It’s kanopy baby, a new free service offered by many public libraries.

“kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language and more. “ from the NYPL website.

I was reading my favorite newspaper and saw that not only is the New York Public Library offering free streaming from kanopy but so are many libraries across the country.  Then the  email hit my inbox from  the NYPL officially  announcing this new free service available to its members.     Really true, libraries are definitely not just about books any more.  Check out your library to see if they have it…if not, see if they’ll get it. (BTW did you ever return that overdue book?)

Have your popcorn ready and something good to drink, and find a movie you wanted to see that’s  not in the theaters, not on Netflix or any other streaming thingy, but maybe, just maybe,  there it will be FREE  from your local library. And really good news, you don’t have to leave your domicile- just sign up – and let it stream right to your living room, den, bedroom or whatever!


Important to know:  If you’re not already a member of your library (tsk tsk) do it and then subscribe to kanopy.    Check out their website or the NYPL website  for more info:  https://www.kanopystreaming.com/  https://www.nypl.org/

Good to know:    NYPL members – get ten selections a month.  Your library system may vary.  Now depending on your city/town – library funding is usually thru our  taxes.  So OK – maybe not totally free – but close enough.   Right?  No direct cost to join or use.
FYI – some universities and colleges also offer this service to students and alumni.

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Fun to know: * For those who have not seen the movie or the Broadway show…or just too young (probably no one that reads my blog) to know… it’s that famous line from SUNSET BOULEVARD  that Norma Desmond (aka Gloria Swanson, 1950 movie  and Glenn Close, musical, first run 1994) says so dramatically.  “Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup!”

Photo of Sunset Boulevard  poster courtesy of  Posterazzi. 

Disclaimer: I try for correct info on my posts, but no guarantees people




Author: Kay

I knew when I started my blog I wanted to reach out to seniors like myself. I wanted to share my stories and even be a bit of a tour guide on what I’ve learned and the fun I’ve had at famous and not so famous New York places.

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