Lending Library

Lending Library

FFN has a number of books, DVDs and CDs available for short term loan to members.

Contact the FFN office to arrange for a loan:
Email: office @ finlandiafoundation.org
Phone: 626-795-2081

Fire and Ice, a documentary about the Winter War
Fire and Ice, a documentary about the Winter War, is available for loan to members

DVDs

Links with descriptions are available for some of the films:

8-Pallo (8-Ball)
A single mother, just out of prison, tries to make a new life with her baby but finds it’s difficult to leave her rough past behind. (2013)

Finland Phenomenon

The Finnish Folk Art Museum
A tour of the authentic furnishings and artifacts at the museum on the grounds of the former Paloheimo home and birthplace of FFN in Pasadena. Produced by the Los Angeles Finlandia Foundation, a chapter of FFN.

Fire & Ice
The Winter War of Finland and Russia (2006)

Kalevala Tuohitorvi Soi!
About Finland’s National Epic (2010)

Letters From Karelia: Father, Brother, Comrade, Spy
The true story of a young Finnish-Canadian man who left Canada for Karelia in the 1930s. (2004)

Mother of Mine
Touching story of the fictional, nine-year-old Eero who, like more than 70,000 Finnish children, were evacuated to Sweden during World War II. (2005)

The Nordic War
Finland and the 1939 Winter War and the Continuation War of 1941.

Otto Heino: A Way with Clay
Otto Heino: A True Potter
Short videos about the Finnish-American artist Otto Heino (d. 2009) who, with his wife Vivika Heino (d. 1995), were masters of the ceramic arts.

Sibelius

 

 

Books

The Best of the Rune Singers
By Paula Ivaska Robbins

Finland Swedes in Michigan
By Mika Roinila

The Helsinki Chronicles of Dr. Louise C. Love and Mr. P.: Six Adventures in Finland’s Capital
By Arthur M. Alexander

The Lapp King’s Daughter: A Family’s Journey Through Finland’s Wars
By Stina Katchadourian

The Legacy of Ida Lillbroanda: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893
By Arlene Sundquist Empie
“An insightful analysis of a Swedish-speaking woman and of her adjustment within a multitude of different settings in the American West.”

Sibelius: A Composer’s Life and the Awakening of Finland
By Glenda Dawn Goss

CDs

Sibelius-Nielsen Violin Concertos
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with violinist Cho-Liang Lin