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The Montclair Public Library buildings are closed, but its media downloads — eBooks,  films, audiobooks — are more popular than ever.

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Top downloads from Montclair Public Library

Kanopy movies:

  1.  “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” 
  2.  “Private Property” 
  3. “Tone: The Screenwriter’s Lens” 
  4. “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library” 
  5. “Tony Manero”


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Hoopla audiobooks:

  1. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by J.K. Rowling
  2. “The Art of Reading Minds,” by Henrik Fexeus
  3. “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes,” by James Dean
  4. “Nine Perfect Strangers,” by Liane Moriarty
  5. “1984,” by George Orwell




Hoopla eBooks:

  1. “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn
  2. “An American Marriage,” by Tayari Jones
  3. “I Wish I Had a Red Dress,” by Pearl Cleage
  4. “Onward Readalong Storybook”
  5. “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” by C.S. Lewis

Hoopla movies:

  1. “Color Out of Space”
  2. “Life Is Beautiful”
  3. “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!”
  4. “The Secret of Water”
  5. “Dragons Love Tacos”

Overdrive (Libby):

  1. “The Glass Hotel,” by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. “In Five Years,” by Rebecca Serle
  3. “Redhead by the Side of the Road,” by Anne Tyler
  4. “The Turn of the Key,” by Ruth Ware
  5. “Masked Prey,” by John Sandford