Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - DVDs
"... explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way"--From publisher description.
Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the amazing adaptations and survival techniques that have made them the most successful of all amphibians.
Watercolour artist, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, celebrates the artistic gene of his forebears, which goes back to Queen Victoria and beyond.
Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter - this was a new idea of how people come of age. They were all 'Teenagers.' A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, TEENAGE is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, and others. Set to a a shimmering contemporary score by Bradford Cox (Deerhunter / Atlas Sound), TEENAGE is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of 'coming-of-age.'
The rebuilding of Ground Zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these sixteen acres of sacred lands has encompassed twelve years, nineteen government agencies, and over $20 billion. Aside from the engineering challenges, various constituencies-politicians, developers, architects, insurers, local residents, and relatives of 9/11 victims-profess conflicting claims to the site.
"Do you shape the world or does the world shape you? Is freedom something we are born with or something we must work to attain? Offering a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, 'The lottery of birth' is going to make you think again about what it means to be free. Drawing on the best minds in philosophy, history, psychology, physics and economics, it employs decades of evidence to interrogate what we are, where we are and where we want to be. From birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces. The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. This is a film about the cultural, educational, political and commercial forces that shape our identities, often in ways that limit both our personal and political freedom"--From publisher description.
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in American politics. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape, from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front, to the founding of the United Nations.
Tells the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of Cantor Fitzgerald. On September 10, 2001, financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald was headquartered on the top 5 floors of the World Trade Center. On September 11, 2001, 658 of their 960 employees were missing and presumed dead in the nation's worst terrorist attacks. Tells of both the saga of the ravaged business and surviving employees and an insider's take on the unusual community of families that formed in the aftermath.
After accidentally witnessing a horrible crime, six teens must work to piece together clues they find to solve the mystery of "who done it". They soon find out that there is a lot more than meets the eye as they discover hidden treasure and a secret society.
Renowned rock photographer Kevin Mazur has pulled together an impressive team for his first feature-length documentary about the changing face of celebrity and the many ways that the media has conveyed, defined, and even demeaned what it means to be famous today. Taking a historical ride through the early days of Hollywood and the rise of the paparazzi, it explores how fame has changed from the highly structured studio system to the current free-for-all press and paparazzi frenzy
Join the amazing journeys of young Indy as he crosses paths with Picasso, Freud, Edison and other larger-than-life luminaries on his travels around the world.
Picks up where Restrepo left off. Explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one cheers when they kill an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive them for all the killing. As one grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he missed the war after his deployment ended and he would go back in a heartbeat if he could.
Jackie "Moms" Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and showbiz pioneer who emerged from the Chitlin' Circuit of African-American Vaudeville to become a mainstream star on the stage and TV. Mabley pushed the boundaries of comedy by tackling topics such as gender, sex, and racism, making her one of the first taboo-pushing comedians on the comedy circuit. Once billed as "The Funniest Woman in the World", she performed up until her death in 1975.
The "Original" vampire family, including the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, return to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town Klaus helped build centuries ago. Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him, Klaus' questions lead him to his diabolical former protege, Marcel, a charismatic vampire with total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the city.
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost... a documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island's 'Adam and Eve,' others flock there, including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.
Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home.
Nathan Miller is a recently divorced local news reporter looking forward to living the single life, until his parents derail his plans. His father Tom is inspired by Nathan's divorce to follow suit and leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, his meddlesome mom Carol decides to move in with Nathan. Meanwhile, Nathan's absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan's sister Debbie. Now, Nathan and his sister wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last.
Of the 40,000 thoroughbred horses born each year, only 20 make it into the Kentucky Derby. This film follows the stories of six trainers, their horses (including Barbaro) and their families as they pursue the ultimate goal, to have their horse stand at the gate for a shot at winning the Kentucky Derby.
B.B. King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and it's following, to carry the title: "King the Blues."
After the battle of New York, the world has changed. It now knows not only about the Avengers, but also the powerful menaces that require the Avengers and others to face them.
Mike Baxter, world voyager and one daredevil of a marketing director, is about to face his greatest challenge yet-- his family. After Mike's wife, Vanessa receives a promotion at work, Mike must spend more time in his female-dominated household. With years of advice and guidance from their nurturing mother, Mike's three daughters are not prepared for their old-fashioned, hotheaded father to take over.
Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties, all with a sense of humor.
A four part series that explores the reproductive behaviors of the animal kingdom. Focusing on four species, elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan, the series takes an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for, and woo the opposite sex. It also explores how they mate, give birth, and raise their young in extreme environments.
Reagan was in the White House, the malls were filled with New Wave fashionistas, and the Goldbergs were living large in the '80s. Documenting his hilariously combative, yet loving family with a video camera nearly as big as he is, eleven-year-old geek Adam is witness to all kinds of insanity from his over-protective, over-the-top mom, quick-tempered dad, rebellious sister, high-strung brother, and super suave grandfather.
It's 1917, on the eve of the Russian Revolution, and a young doctor (Radcliffe) arrives in the middle of the night to lead an eerie, back-woods hospital. Fresh from med school, he is completely unprepared for the bizarre people and alarming medical maladies that face him, so, in an unexpected twist, he turns to his older self (Hamm) for advice. It's a fascinating, dark and original comedy with two of Hollywood's leading talents that surprises and entertains in a wholly unique way.