With the first debates scheduled for later this month, Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service can give patrons a quick video recap of the candidate’s acceptance speeches from the Republican and Democratic conventions and also take a look at landmark televised presidential debates from 1960 to 2012. Patrons can also get tips on how to cope with school stress, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Banned Books Week, brush up on their music history, and more.
Subscribers can also explore the new, complete calendar (accessible via the menu in the header, top left of any page in the platform) for the year’s milestones, holidays, and events—a great source for programming ideas throughout the year.
Presidential Election Coverage
Get your patrons ready for the presidential debates by inviting them to check out the acceptance speeches of both Hillary Clinton (Hillary Clinton Promises to Build a “Better Tomorrow”) and Donald Trump (Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Lays Out “Law and Order” Platform). Also, let them watch history unfold with the U.S. Presidential Election Debates Series, a collection of televised debates from 1960 to 2012.
Coping with School Stress
With the new school year comes new opportunities for stress among students, from meeting deadlines for assignments to passing exams to facing pressure from parents to succeed. Direct your school-age patrons to our insightful guidance titles on coping with school stress, including titles such as Navigating School Pressures: The Adolescent World, Help! I’m Stressed!, and Managing School-Related Anxiety: Reaching Teens.
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15–October 15
Perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month, the landmark PBS series The Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape our nation and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the United States.
Banned Books Week, September 25–October 1
Help celebrate the freedom to read with classic programs profiling notable authors of color—including Toni Morrison (Toni Morrison: In Black and White), Richard Wright (Richard Wright: Black Boy), and Alice Walker (Alice Walker: In Black and White)—whose works are often challenged.
Beethoven, Broadway, and the Blues
Encourage audiophiles to appreciate the greats with videos like the Fall in Love with Music Series, from Maestro George Marriner Maull’s popular listening course; Six by Sondheim, an intimate look into Stephen Sondheim’s long and prolific career creating groundbreaking work that has redefined the musical theater; and America’s Blues, which explores the impact the blues has had on American society, culture, and the entertainment industry.
About Access Video On Demand:
Infobase’s Access Video On Demand streaming video service for public libraries offers an expansive collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement the broad range of books in the library. Part of the On Demand platform, Access Video On Demand brings your patrons exceptional content from around the world, from award-winning documentaries to how-to programs, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of historymakers past and present, and more from any location with Internet access, anytime they choose.