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With Hoopla and Kanopy, you can use your Schaumburg Library card to stream movies and TV shows instantly - with no holds and no waiting! This year has meant a lot more staying home, and that shows through the increasing use of our streaming services. Here are the most popular movies and shows available and watched by our patrons this year.

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Dragons Love Tacos
  • Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack. Available via Hoopla.
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The Wind Will Carry Us
  • Palme d'Or winning-director Abbas Kiarostami's acclaimed film documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals with whom they form an ambivalent relationship to be archaeologists or telecom engineers, the visitors' behavior and keen interest in the health of an ailing old woman appear strange and their true motives are shrouded in mystery. Available via Kanopy.
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What We Do In the Shadows
  • Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. Available via Kanopy.
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Glengarry Glen Ross
  • The real story behind the world of sales. This is a realistic portrayal of what it is to try making a life in high pressure sales with all its highs and lows; promises of fortunes and deliveries of dross. Red-leads and dead-leads are to blame for life's outcomes. Living with "Objection, Rebuttal, Close". Academy Award nominee. Venice Film Festival winner. Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. Available via Kanopy.
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Creepy Carrots
  • In this hilarious picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Available via Kanopy.
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Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway
  • The story of the hit musical that changed Broadway forever and brought the genius of Lin Manuel Miranda to the attention of legions of fans across the world. Featuring interviews with Miranda, as well as the cast and crew of Hamilton. Available via Hoopla.
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The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog
  • When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can't wait to devour it. But then along comes a sly duckling who wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird? Available via Hoopla.
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Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
  • It's getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! Children will love this interactive bedtime romp, which puts readers back in the driver's seat, deflecting Pigeon's sly trickery as he tries to escape his inevitable bedtime. Will you let him stay up late? Available via Kanopy.
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I'm an Animal Season 1
  • I'm an Animal is a colourfully animated preschool series featuring short, funny interviews with animals in their natural habitat. The animals reveal helpful facts and information, while the intrepid camera crew try to deal with their big egos, short-tempers, and zany attitudes. Available via Kanopy.
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
  • When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place -- a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. Available via Kanopy.