What’s Happening at the Library: New video streaming service, Plant and Seed Swap

By John Maruskin

Clark County Public Library patrons can now access Kanopy, a video-streaming service that offers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.

The Kanopy catalog contains films that inspire, enrich and challenge perspectives.

The service includes features such as captions, transcripts, clip creation and playlist creation that allow users to share videos.

To start using Kanopy, go to the library’s homepage, www.clarkbooks.org. Click on the “Online Library” tab. A drop-down menu appears. Click on “Kanopy Streaming Movies.” At the top right of the Kanopy homepage is a “Sign In” box. .

Fill out the registration form with your name, email address, and password. Kanopy will send an email to your address.

In the email you will be asked to supply your library card and PIN numbers. Enter those and you’re ready to start streaming.

Your library card must be current (not expired) and valid (fines less than $5).

You can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and many more.

You can stream up to 10 films per month. Once you press play on a film, you have three days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit.

Play credits reset on the first of each month.

If you reach your quota, you won’t be able to play more until the next month. Then you will receive a fresh quota of 10 play credits.

Kanopy is a remarkable collection of films by directors and companies from all around the world. It offers films and documentaries you have never heard of, many you will want to explore.

Thursday, April 25, the Local History Potluck dinner program will be presented by Robert D. Webster.

Webster will be explaining “The True Story of the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire.”

On Saturday, May 28, 1977, The Beverly Hills Supper Club, located in Southgate, Kentucky, was packed with people over the holiday weekend when a fire broke out.

Before midnight, more than 120 bodies were pulled from the structure, and dozens more the following day.

It was the third-worst nightclub fire in US history.

Rumor and speculation followed the event for decades. After a recent five-year investigation, many believe the fire was intentionally set.

Webster tells a story of Mafia rule, government cover-ups, kidnapping and murder.

He details what he calls one of the worst cases of mass murder in US history.

To attend the dinner at 6:15 p.m, please bring a dish. If you prefer to only hear the program, arrive shortly before 7 p.m.

Either way, please register to attend by calling the library or using the online Evanced registration system at www.clarkbooks.org.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, come to the second annual Clark County Public Library Seed and Plant Swap.

Got seeds and plants to swap, or nothing at all? Come on in and join the fun no matter what. Everyone takes home a “Garden in a Bag” seed kit. You can pick up some fab plants and seeds at the Swap.

Other programs next week.

— At 11 a.m. Monday, the All Over The Page book group discusses “Our Kind of Cruelty,” by Araminta Hall. An unreliable male narrator describes his brutal childhood and his devotion to the happiness of a woman he believes is not returning his calls because she is pretending to marry someone else. Books are available at the circulation desk.

— At 2 p.m. Monday, Chair Yoga. The class is taught by Kathy Howard, a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. There is a $5 charge per class.

— At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kentucky Picture Show presents a 2018 film about a teenage girl in a world of trouble mining an alien moon. Rated R for violence.

— At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Trivia at the Engine House Pizza Pub

— At 9:15 a.m. Thursday, April 25, Gentle Flow Yoga. The class is also taught by Kathy Howard. There is a $5 charge per class.

Have a beautiful week.

John Maruskin is director of adult services at the Clark County Public Library. He can be reached at john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.