I've been meaning to screen shows on my TV via my phone, and Hoopla, the library's new provider of downloadable movies and music finally pushed me to get it done. All I needed was my smartphone, an HDMI cable, and an adaptor that allows the phone to connect to the cable and charge at the same time so the battery doesn't run down. If you are using a portable device, you will access Hoopla from the app which is a free download from the usual places.
Hoopla has a wide offering of movies, TV shows and documentaries. I was thrilled to see that a movie I'd seen a trailer for years ago but couldn't find anywhere, Grace of My Heart, was right there on the main page. Grace of my Heart has a cast of 90s all-stars (watch Bridget Fonda sing!) and features the always great Ileana Douglas as an aspiring 60s songwriter and the musical movements she influenced.
Almost everything you can imagine appears in the movie selection, and the documentaries offer everything from Lewis and Clark to Kim Kardashian. I checked out West Coast Modern, which had great architect and artist interviews.
Access Hoopla from the Featured Digital Content link on our main library page or via the Hoopla website or app.
I know, I know, there are other sources, but Hoopla is free with your library card and legal! Consider me hooked!