June 30 - Arvada Library will be closed today due to HVAC system issues.
July 4 - All libraries will be closed for Independence Day.
New Arrivals - DVDs
Recounting the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds. Includes never before seen interviews, archival footage, and more.
Depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in both the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands. He broke racial barriers on American television and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy. Justin, fighting a debilitating case of stage fright, is invited to compete in a prestigious competition.
An intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial 'overnighters' program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision which leads to profound consequences.
A documentary explaining what goes on behind-the-scenes to get the manners of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey? Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did. Includes revealing interviews with leading cast members.
"...All creatures great and small begins with the arrival of vet James Herriot in the Yorkshire Dales in the late 1930s. The newly qualified outsider from Scotland finds he still has much to learn if the countryfolk are ever to accept him as a vet on par with Siegfried Farnon, who established the Darrowby practice. As Herriot struggles with the native dialect, sceptical clients and ingrained rural superstitions, he must also learn how to weather the flare-ups between Siegfried and his younger brother, Tristan. Soon Herriot falls in love with Helen, a local farmer's daughter..."--Container.
The legendary George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. Take a hilarious, entertaining, and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner, Brad Takei, and chronicles his fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on Star Trek, and his rise as a pop culture icon.
Two eccentric scientists struggling to discover a medical breakthrough to create eternal youth; Bill Andrews is a lab biologist and famed long-distance runner. Aubrey de Grey is a genius theoretical biologist who conducts his research with a beer in hand. They differ in style and substance, but are united in their common crusade: to cure aging or die trying. As they battle their own aging and suffer the loss of loved ones, their journey toward life without end ultimately becomes personal.
Examines the very diverse lives of six devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Blair Treu takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the United States, Costa Rica, Nepal, and beyond. From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith.
A look inside the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli. Follows director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and director Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki's The Wind Rises and Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Season 8: "Graceful, pain-free aging is achieved by maintaining a proper exercise regime and a healthy diet. Those age related conditions that we are all predisposed to can be avoided, reversed or slowed down by the stretching and strengthening technique of the Classical Stretch program, in addition to a healthy lifestyle. Season 8 focuses on keeping people of all ages looking and feeling young. Classical Stretch revitalizes the body, increases strength and energy, frees the joints, and relieves chronic pain. These workouts are safe and easy to do for people of all ages and levels of fitness."--Container.
"In this DVD, Miranda reviews some of the basic exercises and offers tricks to prevent a future spasm or full blown back pain attack."--Container.
This Core strengthening workout is a favorite with my students, men and women alike. They never seem to get bored with it and ask for it over and over again. Not only do the exercises feel good while youre doing them, but the overall workout gives fast outstanding results. Because of its popularity with my personal clients I decided to share it with everyone. This revolutionary spinal workout will unlock muscles in your core that you did not know existed making you both stronger and leaner. This workout gets to the root of tight, painful back and hip muscles liberating them to achieve both increased range of motion and release of pain. Although the abdominal muscles are challenged throughout the workout, the floor work sequence is long, unique and strengthens the entire back and abdominal group. This is a workout you can do repetitively and notice increased strength and flexibility after each session. The inches will also drop away from the powerful Core strengthening as your posture improves and your stomach flattens.
Set 1: Five tales of romance and danger set in the 1920s and 1930s.
Come along as the Roberts explore the many layers of Athens, deemed by many to be the birthplace of Western civilization and still dishing out the culture. The adventure begins on an overnight ferry from Italy to Patra, in the Peloponnese, and then a bus to Athens. The family checks into a hotel on Syntagma Square, where the kids are fascinated by the changing of the guard, with views of the Acropolis. . After roaming through the National Gardens, they discover the ancient Olympic Stadium.
Get into the Caribbean vibe with a visit to Belize. This Central America country has it all; Caribbean coast, jungles, Mayan pyramids, underground rivers, snorkel and Scuba. First the family takes in beach time in the island of Caye Caulker where dirt roads, pedal bikes and golf carts are the way to go. Dive with sting rays, learn about a local school, get fishing lessons and hang with locals.
This offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history. From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal unfolded on The Dick Cavett Show, as Cavett interviewed nearly every major Watergate figure, even non-political guests expressed their opinions. Dick Cavett's Watergate documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it.
Facing drastic budget cuts, the Philadelphia School District did the unthinkable. It shuttered Germantown High School and sent its students to archrival Martin Luther King, leaving a first-time head coach and a new principal to unite bitter adversaries. An intimate and unflinching snapshot of urban America's education crisis and a celebration of the power of sports to bring young people, neighborhoods, and a city together.
An intimate and candid look at the life and art of legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his songs. Told primarily in Sondheim's own words from dozens of interviews, the film includes archival performance footage and original staged productions created for the film. The documentary reveals how art and life have been intertwined for Sondheim since childhood, when his mother's friendship with the family of librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II would introduce the young Sondheim to a surrogate father and artistic mentor, ultimately starting him on the path to a career in the theater.
This second volume of the series focuses on releasing blocked emotions and energetic healing, using yoga as a gateway to the seven somatic centers.
Hormones make it happen! They drive passions and fuel purpose, energy, and peace of mind. They elevate emotions and even keep bodies toned. The happy hormones workout will help viewers achieve the perfect balance of these crucial glandular go-getters. Ana Brett and Ravi Singh's signature style of Kundalini yoga is the best of both ancient and new: the beauty, depth, and power of yoga, plus the streamlined results of cutting edge fitness.
Two discs containing four films featuring the comic Richard Lewis. It's the definitive Lewis set, containing his HBO special Magical Misery Tour; NBC special Diary of a Young Comic; the theatrical feature Drunks; and a brand new documentary House of a Lifetime; plus all-new bonus features and introductions.
The legacy of Roger Ebert's life, recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
The second inspirational documentary in the higly successful franchise. This reconnects Joe with his followers from the first film to catch viewers up on how the impact of juicing has changed their lives. With help from friends, family and the medical communit, he not only shows viewers were he is now, but also continues to educate viewers about the critical role that family and community support play in maintaining this healthy lifestyle.
Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America. Known for its displays of pyrotechnics, world-class artists, costumed theatrical performers, interactive art installations, full scale carnival rides and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, this year's festival in Las Vegas attracted 345,000 attendees from June 21-23, 2013.
In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, too big to fit in the racks, and too weird to ignore. Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles presented a completely original breed of super heroes. It was too bizarre, too crazy. It broke all the rules and should never have worked. Until it sold out. Again and again and again. For thirty years.