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RCC Library

1234 Columbus Avenue
Building 3, Room 211
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 857-701-1380
Email: library1@rcc.mass.edu

Kanopy Films

Quarantine Life

The RCC Library has gathered books and films to help you stave off boredom. Learn a new hobby or skill, entertain the kids who are stuck at home, and distract and entertain yourself and your families with exciting, funny, scary, and romantic stories.

Go to Kanopy and Ebook Central to browse more titles.

eBooks

Kanopy

The Great Courses

Found on Kanopy, the Great Courses number in the hundreds, altogether containing thousands of instructional videos in everything under the sun. Learn anything from reading Shakespeare, to yoga, photography, the Theory of Relativity, and much, much more. See a selection below.

The Great Courses: How to Draw

Drawing is one of humanity's oldest forms of expression, with existing examples dating back an astonishing 80,000 years or more. Older than written language by tens of thousands of years, drawing developed across millennia, forming the base of many of the world's artistic traditions.

The Great Courses: Mastering Tai Chi

These 24 half-hour lessons, taught by an International Master Tai Chi Instructor, take you deeply into the practice, focusing on a routine known as the Yang-style 40-movement form. Known as moving meditation, tai chi is part exercise, part relaxation and is accessible to everyone, regardless of age of the current level of physical fitness.

The Great Courses: Writing Great Fiction

Writing great fiction isn't a gift reserved for a talented few - the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don't dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you'll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. A wealth of exercises will get you writing so that you can practice the many techniques you learn. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, this course is a master class in storytelling.

The Great Courses: The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

Great-tasting meals begin with an understanding of the fundamentals of cooking. Now, in this 12-hour course taught by a professional chef-instructor from The Culinary Institute of America, you can learn the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals. Gain an expert chef's insight into tips, tricks, and secrets that will elevate any dish from good to great.

The Great Courses: Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy

Genealogy is a journey of self-discovery that can teach you as much about yourself as about those who came before you. But what holds many of us back from unearthing our family history is uncertainty about how to go about it. Discover which resources you should use and trust, how you should make your way through tangles of public records, and so much more.

Pair this course with our new database, HeritageQuest! HeritageQuest Online is powered by Ancestry® and provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Homeschooling?

Kanopy has a large collection of K-12 instructional videos to help manage your children's education while schools are closed down.

Below are just a few of the family films available to stream.

The Secret of Kells

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, CINDERELLA stars Lesley Ann Warren in this television production of the classic fairy tale.

Ernest & Celestine

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer - and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey unpacks more than 60 of our most beloved stories, fables, fairy tales, and songs from around the world. Not only does she provide you with a fascinating, in-depth view into the history, context, and deeper meaning of the tales we know and love, she also treats you to dynamic, theatrical, and engaging tellings of these cherished tales.

Movie Night

Funny, ridiculous, exhilarating -- try some easy-to-enjoy comedies and action films.

This Beautiful Fantastic

A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikely of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children's book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden in the heart of London.

Logan Lucky

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Morris from America

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, MORRIS FROM AMERICA centers on Morris Gentry, a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson) to Germany.

Free Fire

When a black market arms deal goes outrageously wrong, Justine (Brie Larson) finds herself caught in the crossfire, forced to navigate a warehouse full of trigger-happy madmen all hanging on for dear life in this hilarious action comedy. Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley round out the fantastic cast.

What We Do In the Shadows

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.