Foreign Films

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Tel Aviv on Fire (Arabic/Hebrew 97 mins)

Saturday, September 18 at 2pm (Carlo Meeting Room) Salam, young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise until Salam is caught in the middle of a dispute on how to end the series. No Registration Required.

Parasite (Korean, 132 mins Rated R)

Saturday, October 16 at 2 pm (Carlo Meeting Room) All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident in this award-winning film. No Registration Required.

Citizens of the World (Italian, 92 mins)

Saturday, November 13 at 2 pm (Carlo Meeting Room) Three retirees plan to move away from Rome to a country where their meagre pensions will go that much further. While planning, they discover that even at an old age they can still learn one or two lessons about themselves and life. No Registration Required.

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International Language Collection

Books
Check out our adult international book collection in the library behind the lower information desk.  There you can find fiction and non-fiction titles in eight languages: French, German, Hindi, Japanese, KoreanMandarin ChineseSpanishTamilTelugu and Vietnamese. This collection is intended to better meet the needs of patrons that make up Northville’s growing, diverse cultural community and has plans to grow over the years.

In addition to the new adult collection, the library also features an international collection for kids, featuring books, DVDs, and media kits in over 20 languages.

Audio/Visual
The library has hundreds of CDs featuring music from around the world in our adult music CD collection. There are also over a thousand DVDs in the foreign film collection in over 70 different languages.

Digital/Downloadable
Overdrive/Libby – E-books in Spanish and Chinese, Films in many different languages, Magazines in Spanish
Cloudlibrary – E-books in Spanish
Hoopla – E-books in Spanish
Freegal – Music featuring many different artists from outside of the U.S.A.
Kanopy – Foreign Films from around the world