Nov. 26 & 27 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - DVDs
In 1997, actor Morgan Freeman, a resident of the small town of Charleston, Miss., offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School under one condition: the prom must be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008 he offered again, and the offer was accepted, changing the tradition of two separate proms for blacks and whites that had endured since the high school was integrated in 1970. Shows the problems and lessons learned as the event was planned and held. With comments from Morgan Freeman, students, and others. Intended to explore attitudes of racial intolerance that still persist today. In 2008, Charleson High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white.
"Legends say there's a world beneath this one where a dragon lies sleeping. They say be careful how you wake the dragon. The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the most profound change in the history of human enterprise on Earth: the unleashing of the elemental force within uranium, the explosion of an atomic bomb, the unleashing of the dragon. The story of uranium is part science, part history and all epic adventure. From its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and nuclear medicine, Uranium, Twisting the Dragon's Tail is a journey across nine countries and more than a century of stories to discover the rock that made the modern world. Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller, creator of YouTube channel Veritasium as he travels to Ukraine, Japan, North America, Europe and Australia to find the untold story of the most dangerous, wondrous, and controversial rock on Earth"--Container.
Follow six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter.
An exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.
The gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS.
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
"Acclaimed street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dive into the personal lives of New York City's most fashionable seniors. In an industry obsessed with youth, these older women dispel conventional ideas about beauty and aging and prove that with age comes grace, confidence, and new, unimagined opportunities for fame and fortune."--Container.
With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.
Monkey warriors: Jodhpur, India's most colorful city, is like a jungle. On the towering fortresses, flat rooftops and narrow streets remarkable Hanuman langur monkeys have carved the city and surrounding desert into 29 territories. Violent confrontations, vicious attacks, and ruthless killing are all a way of life here. But on these streets, the battles aren't between gun-packing humans. They're between rival gangs of monkeys. Intense, brutal and fascinating, you're about to get up-close with an unimaginable workd few have ever seen.
In this collection of 24 lectures, Joel Sartore lectures on the basics of operating a camera, the elements of a photograph and composition and lighting, as well as analyzing real-life photo opportunities and selecting and preparing photographs for photographic essays.
A groundbreaking documentary series sheds new light on real-estate icon, Robert Durst, while unraveling one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in New York history.
An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.
"Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity -- a marvelous learning experience that takes you around the world and reveals the stories behind the most famous bridges, churches, skyscrapers, towers, and other structures from thousands of years of history. These 24 lectures take you on a fascinating and richly illustrated tour that deftly blends history and science to create an unforgettable survey of our world's most remarkable structural masterpieces, one informed by the fundamentals of structural engineering and their underlying scientific principles"--Publisher.
An in-depth look at the inner workings of four country estates in Scotland.
A documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre.
The saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers who in their lifetime see the fall of the Republic and the birth of the Roman empire.
Follows guitarist Andy Summers journey from his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene, when he played with the Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, the Police. During the band's phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist's side of the stage, the film brings together past and present as the band members reunite, more than two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007.
The life and times of a group of men and women who set up camp in Deadwood, South Dakota during the gold rush of 1876.
A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments. This follows a team of world-class scientists as the explore the West Antarctic Peninsula. In the wake of devastating events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanagrapher Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of researchers in a race to understand the climate change in the fastest warming place on earth.
The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their qualities of uniqueness, impact, and emotional and intellectual resonance. The lectures are arranged chronologically, showing what painters of contrasting traditions and cultures were doing in the same period, thus following the progressive unfolding of each painter's art. These lectures open rich perspectives on Western civilization through encounters with some of the most significant, daring, and sublime paintings in Western art.
Takes viewers on an exciting and visually stunning journey to the historic places where Christianity was born and grew to its place as the official religion of the Roman Empire. Join author and distinguished history professor Jonathan Phillips as he sets out on a 12,000 mile journey of a lifetime, traveling the ancient roads to the very places where Christianity began.
A journey through the 1980s and beyond: the story of a band, an era and how one small gathering of outsiders in London shaped the entire world's view of music and fashion. The film is not only a fascinating, often hard-hitting social and cultural document of the time, but a brutally honest story of how friendships can be won, lost and ultimately regained.