Remembering Alan Rickman

Posted on January 15, 2016. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

alanrickmanAlan Rickman (1946-2016) is probably best known from his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series. However, this London based actor was truly a chameleon and shone in a number of diverse roles. Take a moment to remember his work and revisit one of his titles Oxford County Library has in our collection.


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Back to School Movies

Posted on September 11, 2015. Filed under: Library News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Who doesn’t remember their first day of school?

Here are some of our favourite movies that showcase the highs and lows of going back to school.

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
harry potter and the philosopher's stone

Because I’m still waiting to get my letter to Hogwarts

2. Freaky Friday

freaky friday

Think your first day was weird? Try switching bodies with your mom for the day!

3. Matilda


Talk about a mean principal.

4. School of Rock

school of rock

I only wish my school had this much rock and roll.

5. Kindergarten Cop

Kindergarten Cop

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a kindergarten teacher. Enough said.

6. Dead Poet’s Society

dead poet's society

A moving performance by the late Robin Williams.

7. The Breakfast Club

the breakfast club

If only detention were actually this fun.

8. Dazed and Confused

dazed and confused

And the award for the high school experience with the coolest soundtrack goes to…

9. Grease


Were you a Pink Lady or a T-Bird?

10. Legally Blonde

legally blonde

“Do you think she woke up one morning and said ‘I think I’ll go to law school today’?”

11. She’s the Man

shes the man

Did you know this movie is based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night?

12. Pitch Perfect

pitch perfect

The first day of school can be aca-awesome!

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