We have recently added a wide range of films onto our Overdrive library. Maybe over the holidays you could enjoy some of these great titles with your family! You can find all of the titles we currently have available on this page.
Just in time for Christmas…
An instant holiday classic for the whole family, The Christmas Bunny is a heartwarming adventure bursting with the joy of the season. When Julia, a lonely foster child, discovers an injured rabbit on Christmas Eve, she forms an unlikely friendship with an eccentric farmwoman (Florence Henderson) who vows to nurse the bunny back to health. In the process, Julia’s own heart is healed and she forges a bond with her adoptive family that makes her holidays one she—and you—will never forget.
Upon being sent to live with her aunt in the small town of Doverville, 12-year-old Emma O’Conner finds herself in the middle of a ‘dog-fight’ with the Mayor and town dogcatcher. In order to strike down their ‘no-dogs’ law, Emma must bring together a group of schoolmates, grown-ups and adorable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a spectacular holiday pageant. The 12 Dogs of Christmas is a fun, heartwarming story featuring a diverse canine cast of over 101 pooches, perfect for all those who love dogs, kids and Christmas.
“One dollar and eighty seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.” And so we begin O. Henry’s best known and timeless story, which stands as a shining example of O. Henry’s writing at its best. For in it we have the simplicity of concept, the irony of circumstance, and the charming surprise at the end… which we won’t reveal here.
It’s a wonderful romantic tale of a young married couple who have little money to buy each other Christmas presents. And so she cuts off and sells her beautiful hair…
Other great titles…
After a toy factory owner and his wife get an unexpected visit from a precocious 7-year-old boy, their world will be turned upside down! When they decide to take him in as a foster child, the new parents begin a miraculous journey that showcases the joys and experiences of a family. Featuring Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) alongside an a-list cast, Angel in the House is a heart-warming tale sure to bring out the child in all of us.
At 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and a daunting climb for any person to attempt. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Bonner Paddock, not a mountain climber by his own admission and with only a few months of training under his belt, disregards his Doctor’s advice in the hopes of defying his condition and raising money for charity at the same time. Despite a weak lower body, spastic leg muscles, zero sense of balance and lack of climbing experience, Bonner tackles the impossible feat of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro head on. Bonner soon learns there is no preparation for what he finds on the mountain. Over 8 days, 64 miles, sheer cliffs, sub-zero temperatures, and ever-thinning oxygen, Bonner and his team are truly tested beyond their own physical and mental limits in this stirring documentary. Academy Award Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan narrates.
“Britain’s Got Talent” Hollie Steel, stars as a 14 yr old girl emigrating with her parents on the Titanic. The first musical docudrama ever made about the children who sailed on the stricken liner and who survived to tell their stories.
“Dog Jack” is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master’s plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the beloved mascot of the Pennsylvania 102nd, who was so prized by his regiment for his skills in battle that he was twice exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war.
During a performance of the ‘Magic Piano,’ Georgie
Heather Graham and her kids are magically transported into an animated world.
Moving, heartwarming drama of the attempt of a Christian children’s home to salvage the relationship between a father and his son.
Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their church from closing.
The journey of a lifetime for young Lily Strickland begins not out of her love for adventure but out of heartache. Longing for the father she lost to the ocean and having no way to say goodbye, Lily strikes out on her own beginning a journey of the spirit and of the heart.
Her mother has found a new man to share her life with and Lily is the bearer of unpleasant secrets in his life which only she knows. Leaving behind a safe, loving environment with her grandparents (Diane Ladd and Lee Majors) and loving mother (Amy Redford), she faces not only her fears but the obstacles the wilderness presents.
With her faith and belief that her father will guide her, she sets out with her trusty dog. With the help of a friendly tugboat captain (Bernie Casey), she follows her dream to find the ocean and to finally set her heart at peace.
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