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Movie nights at no cost

One Reporter’s Ramblings ...

Have you missed any of the major movies from the past year? If so, they might be available closer than you think and much cheaper — like free.

This is because the Dublin Public Library orders movies as well as books for the community to borrow for free.

I was returning a book a couple of weeks ago and managed to find weekend entertainment for me, my wife and my parents.

A stand near the front counter showcases some of the library’s newest titles. Glancing over, I saw this year’s Oscar winnerforbestscreenplay, “Black Klansman” — a film I was already planning to rent.

I thought free was better than $2 for my rental. That money could buy me three or four tacos. Everything is better with more tacos.

After snagging that, I saw fellow Oscar winner “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Mom had already said approximately 53 times that she wanted to see that movie so I got that for my parents to watch.

I then get something for Katie because she wasn’t feeling good that weekend.

We are firm believers in feel-good movies — meaning watching movies we love or have fond memories of when we’re sick.

Katie’s absolute favorite movie to watch when she’s under the weather is “The Wizard of Oz.”

Glancing through the racks, I spotted a Disney Channel movie she had mentioned loving as a kid. (I will avoid naming it because she wouldn’t want me to ... and I don’t want to get hit.)

Family films are in large supply at the library, including all of the recent Disney films like “The Incredibles 2”, “The Nutcracker” and “The Four Realms” and “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

We actually rented the last one when I returned the previous three and found it to be a funny nod to video games, pop culture and internet activity.

There are hundreds of movies and TV shows that can be checked out for three days at absolutely no charge.

This is in addition to all of the books ready for pick up.

The next time you go in to snag the latest Stephen King or James Patterson novel, check out the movie racks because you might find something you were about to rent or buy.

Save the money for tacos.

Gaudette is a staff writer at the Dublin Citizen and can be reached at 445-2515 and report@dublincitizen.com .

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