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Monday, March 30, 2020

Hot This Week: March 30

The latest action-packed Jumanji installment bursts onto our list this week with a #1 debut. In music, the new album from former One Direction member Niall Horan is the only newcomer to the chart. Fiction sees a new novel from Harlan Coben, as well as the novelization of the blockbuster conclusion to the Star Wars Skywalker saga, while most titles hold strong in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Jumanji: The Next Level (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Spies in Disguise (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Knives Out (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Richard Jewell (Blu-ray)
  5. Uncut Gems (Blu-ray)
  6. Charlie's Angels (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Bombshell (Blu-ray)
  8. Midway (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Frozen II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Ford v Ferrari (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. Niall Horan, Heartbreak Weather
  3. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  6. Justin Bieber, Changes
  7. Frozen II Soundtrack
  8. BTS, Map of the Soul: 7
  9. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  10. Eminem, Music to Be Murdered By
Fiction
  1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  2. The Boy from the Woods, Harlan Coben
  3. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  4. The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel
  5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson
  6. In Five Years, Rebecca Serle
  7. Blindside, James Patterson and James O. Born
  8. Journey of the Pharaohs, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
  9. My Dark Vanessa, Kate Elizabeth Russell
  10. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  3. Educated, Tara Westover
  4. Open Book, Jessica Simpson and Kevin Carr O'Leary
  5. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  6. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  7. John Adams Under Fire, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  8. Unknown Valor, Martha MacCallum and Ronald J. Drez
  9. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb
  10. Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty

Thursday, March 26, 2020

hoopla Introduces FREE Bonus Borrows

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic weighs heavily on our communities, schools, and libraries. hoopla Digital is thinking of our library partners and our patrons as we navigate this together.

With so many libraries and schools closed, and millions of Americans staying at home, access to digital content and education has taken on an even greater importance. Midwest Tape, hoopla Digital, and Dreamscape are committed to helping this content remain accessible.

The hoopla Digital team has created a special Bonus Borrows collection of over 1,100 of our top titles, including new releases and hoopla favorites. This will help our partner Libraries continue to provide high-quality content and resources to their community, at no cost to their systems.

As part of the Midwest Tape commitment to our Library partners and their communities, hoopla Digital and Dreamscape, the Library-First Publisher, are funding the costs associated with the hoopla Bonus Borrows program.

This curated collection highlights several of hoopla’s top-circulating titles and includes enriching content designed to help families take care of themselves at this time, and maybe learn a new skill, with guides on stress management, DIY activities, cookbooks, home fitness, and homeschool education. You can view the curated collection here.

Dreamscape titles in this collection include titles from New York Times bestselling authors like Lisa Jewell and Martha Grimes and award-winning books and video like The Kiss Quotient (Goodreads’ Romance Book of the Year) and Drum Dream Girl (ALA Carnegie Medal winner).

Bonus Borrows titles are available for unlimited borrows and will have no impact on patrons' regular monthly borrowing limit. In addition to these titles, they will also continue to have regular access to hoopla’s collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music albums, comics, and more.

We know reading and other forms of home entertainment can provide immense comfort in times of uncertainty. We remain committed to providing top content in our hoopla Digital collection. Thank you to all our Library partners for your continued impact on your communities even in these difficult times.

Please give us a call at 1-800-875-2785 or email info@midwesttape.com if there is anything we can assist you with—our Customer Service team is working remotely and ready to help with your needs.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Hot This Week: March 23

Movie lovers have four new titles to pick from this week, led by the animated hit Spies in Disguise. Singer Jhene Aiko and K-pop band NCT 127 land new albums on the music chart. Hilary Mantel leads five new novels on the fiction list with the conclusion to her Booker Prize-winning Thomas Cromwell series. In nonfiction, new books by Glennon Doyle and Thomas Piketty make their debuts.

Movies
  1. Spies in Disguise (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Uncut Gems (Blu-ray)
  3. Knives Out (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Charlie's Angels (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Frozen II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Bombshell (Blu-ray)
  7. Midway (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Ford v Ferrari (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. 21 Bridges (Blu-ray)
  10. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Jhene Aiko, Chilombo
  2. Lil Baby, My Turn
  3. NCT 127, NCT #127: Neo Zone, The 2nd Album
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  6. BTS, Map of the Soul: 7
  7. Justin Bieber, Changes
  8. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  9. Eminem, Music to Be Murdered By
  10. Pop Smoke, Meet the Woo, v.2
Fiction
  1. The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. Journey of the Pharaohs, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
  4. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  5. A Good Neighborhood, Therese Anne Fowler
  6. My Dark Vanessa, Kate Elizabeth Russell
  7. Long Range, C.J. Box
  8. Blindside, James Patterson and James O. Born
  9. The Numbers Game, Danielle Steel
  10. In Five Years, Rebecca Serle
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  3. Educated, Tara Westover
  4. Open Book, Jessica Simpson and Kevin Carr O'Leary
  5. Unknown Valor, Martha MacCallum and Ronald J. Drez
  6. Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty
  7. John Adams Under Fire, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  8. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  9. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  10. The MAGA Doctrine, Charlie Kirk

Monday, March 16, 2020

Hot This Week: March 16

We know this is a strange and difficult time. We also know that libraries and librarians are doing their best to keep their communities safe and still provide whatever services and/or materials they can under the circumstances. Please reach out to us here at Midwest Tape if there is anything we can do to assist you. In the meantime, we will try to keep our normal schedule of communication about media titles and other goings-on of interest to libraries.

Movies
  1. Frozen II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Knives Out (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Midway (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Queen & Slim (Blu-ray | 4K)
  5. Ford v Ferrari (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. 21 Bridges (Blu-ray)
  7. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. Dark Waters (Blu-ray)
  9. Playing with Fire (Blu-ray)
  10. Joker (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Lil Baby, My Turn
  2. BTS, Map of the Soul: 7
  3. James Taylor, American Standard
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Justin Bieber, Changes
  6. Five Finger Death Punch, F8
  7. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  8. Harry Styles, Fine Line
  9. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  10. Pop Smoke, Meet the Woo, v.2
Fiction
  1. Long Range, C.J. Box
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. The Numbers Game, Danielle Steel
  4. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  5. Blindside, James Patterson and James O. Born
  6. You Are Not Alone, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  7. Writers & Lovers, Lily King
  8. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  9. The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich
  10. Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid
Nonfiction
  1. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  2. Unknown Valor, Martha MacCallum and Ronald J. Drez
  3. Educated, Tara Westover
  4. The MAGA Doctrine, Charlie Kirk
  5. Open Book, Jessica Simpson and Kevin Carr O'Leary
  6. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  7. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  8. John Adams Under Fire, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
  9. Dark Towers, David Enrich
  10. Until the End of Time, Brian Greene

Monday, March 9, 2020

Hot This Week: March 9

All our top titles are new this week. In movies, the blockbuster murder mystery Knives Out edges out the sequel to Frozen for top honors. In music, K-pop sensation BTS tops the chart, followed by new music from Ozzy Osbourne. A new James Patterson novel leads five new titles in fiction, while bestselling author Erik Larson's look at London during the Blitz leads four in nonfiction.

Movies
  1. Knives Out (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Frozen II (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. Midway (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. 21 Bridges (Blu-ray)
  5. Ford v Ferrari (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Playing with Fire (Blu-ray)
  8. Joker (Blu-ray | 4K)
  9. Doctor Sleep (Blu-ray | 4K)
  10. Jojo Rabbit (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. BTS, Map of the Soul: 7
  2. Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man
  3. Justin Bieber, Changes
  4. Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial
  5. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
  6. Pop Smoke, Meet the Woo, v.2
  7. Trippie Redd, A Love Letter to You 4
  8. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  9. Eminem, Music to Be Murdered By
  10. Frozen II Soundtrack
Fiction
  1. Blindside, James Patterson and James O. Born
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  3. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  4. The Warsaw Protocol, Steve Berry
  5. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides
  6. Coconut Layer Cake Murder, Joanne Fluke
  7. Apeirogon, Colum McCann
  8. The Dutch House, Ann Patchett
  9. Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid
  10. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes
Nonfiction
  1. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson
  2. Unknown Valor, Martha MacCallum and Ronald J. Drez
  3. Open Book, Jessica Simpson and Kevin Carr O'Leary
  4. Educated, Tara Westover
  5. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell
  6. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  7. Until the End of Time, Brian Greene
  8. Profiles in Corruption, Peter Schweizer
  9. Dark Towers, David Enrich
  10. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb