Kanopy Picks for National Volunteer Week

April 18th – 24th was National Volunteer Week. Check out one of these FREE-to-stream videos on the topic of volunteering.

These videos are available through TBPL’s new video streaming service Kanopy, available on your smart TV, Roku, tablet, and more. Each month, you can view four different films from this service. Visit our webpage for more info and how to get started.

Freedom Summer In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation’s most segregated states — even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.

Buddies: When yuppie David volunteers to be a “buddy” to an AIDS patient, the gay community center assigns him to Robert, a politically impassioned man abandoned by his friends and lovers.

Released in 1985, BUDDIES was the first feature-length drama about AIDS, and is a timeless portrayal of an era in gay history.

Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project focuses on the efforts of Detroit’s impoverished Cody Rouge community to remove blight and create a safe environment for students at the local schools, including the hundreds of students who attend Cody High School.


Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus: When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place — a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before.

Mustard Pancakes: Courtney decides to take a family photo. Oogleberry is not sure about his position in Courtney’s home, so he volunteers to take the picture. He learns that he is an important member of Courtney’s family.

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