The Homesman is Hoopla Digital’s “Movie of the Month” for January. When three women are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hillary Swank) must take the women to Iowa by covered wagon. Cuddy enlists the help of a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to help her take the women east, where a minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) offered to take the women in. Can they make it through the brutal, unforgiving Nebraska Territories?
Hoopla is an app that offers Natchitoches Parish Library (NPL) users digital downloads of comics, music, books, audiobooks, TV shows, and movies, you only need your free NPL card. Even without a card, parish residents may create an account and check out up to two items to test out the service. After getting a card, you will gain full access! Each account/library card gets 15 checkouts through Hoopla each month, with the count resetting on the 1st of each month (unused checkouts do not carry over).
If you already have a library card and would like to create an account, you can visit hoopladigital.com or download the Hoopla Digital app for iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon fireTV, Apple TV or Chromecast. From there click “Sign Up” and select “Natchitoches Parish Library” from the “Nearby” list, or search for it if it does not appear. Then create an account by entering an email address and password. You will also be asked to enter your library card number and PIN. If you do not remember your PIN, you may call the NPL (318-357-3280) to reset it.
If you need help setting up an account, or accessing this any NPL database, you may visit any circulation desk at either branch location. You may also phone for assistance at 318-357-3280.