Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - DVDs
Chronicles the life and career of Arif Mardin, the man who produced more than 50 gold and platinum records and won twelve Grammys. Featuring interviews and/or studio footage with Willie Nelson, Carly Simon, Jewel, Daryl Hall, Phil Collins, Norah Jones, and many others.
An exploration of the success of Marvel Comics in both the US and UK, accounting for more than half of all comic book sales. Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the artists and writers responsible for producing these superhero tales for grownups. Features an interview with Marvel legend Stan Lee, the man who created Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America.
Like an owner's manual for the body, it reveals the fascinating intricacies and complicated systems that make up the amazing human body, including aging, vision, strength, allergies, etc.
From stalwart Starfleet jurors to a minion of miniature-golfing Klingons, a docu-comedy takes a hilariously breezy and off-kilter look at the Star Trek phantom menace.
Mien grew up in Svay Pak, Cambodia, a small village notorious for one thing: child sex slavery. At a young age, Mien enters life in a brothel and her virginity is sold for a high price. This is true story of redemption, ordinary people becoming heroes, Cambodians rising up with compassion to take back their country, and a town's process of rebuilding from the inside-out, in a world where it is estimated that there are over one million children held captive and sexually abused.
Uses interactive experiments, tricks and people with extraordinary brains to reveal discoveries about attention, sensory perception and memory.
Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government-condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history. No target is off-limits for the JSOC 'kill list,' not even a U.S. citizen. The director takes viewers on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Jeremy Scahill.
On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancée Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Loving case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
Have you ever eaten sushi? If so, the phenomenal growth in demand for sushi has come at a cost: overfishing has led to depleting fish stocks, which in turn has threatened the balance of the ocean's ecosystems. Is the current sushi trade sustainable? What can be done to ensure that the prized Blue Fin Tuna exists for future generations to come?
Takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating master sommelier exam. Sommelier is a widely used French term for a specialist wine waiter or wine steward.
Explores Nazi military hardware and technology during World War II.
As a white girl growing up in the south, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland witnessed the ugly realities of segregation and racism firsthand and vowed to one day change it. By the time she was 19, she had already joined the Freedom Riders and participated in over three dozen sit-ins and protests. Now, over 50 years later, award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland captures his mother's story and learns about her courage and the role she played in changing American history.
Deep within the Hidden Leaf Village, young ninja Naruto Uzumaki carries sealed within him the spirit of the Nine-Tailed Fox, which once almost destroyed the village. Always an outcast because of his secret, now Naruto battles alongside his teammates Sasuke and Sakura to prove to himself and everyone else that he's the greatest ninja ever.
Watch an unflinching look at Thailand's underground world of child boxers, of which there are over 30,000 girls. The film tells the story of two eight-year-old girls who are professional Muay Thai prizefighters.
Tone your belly and feel better every day. Activate your abdominal muscles and strengthen your core with sequences designed to improve stability and flexibility. Four sequences by yoga teacher Coral Brown will tone your arms, back, and abdominal muscles, helping you flow through powerful yoga practices with precision and ease.
This film chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.
Brings a female perspective to the debate on gun ownership currently being argued in the U.S. The film breaks through stereotypes and presents arichival and current footage of women who own and use guns.
"Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a year-long investigation, Frontline and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing, and a quest for profits within a company that operates more than 400 assisted living facilities across the country"--From publisher description.
Experience the icons that forged fear! A gritty look at the DC Comics super-villains and what drives them over the edge.
The Flash gets a chance to go back in time and right a violent, decades-past crime against his mother. However, the ripples of his good intentions prove disastrous, as a fractured, alternate reality now exists in place of the familiar one. Superman is nowhere to be found, and Batman is a grittier, more violent Dark Knight. Together, with Cyborg, they race to restore the continuity of Flash's original timeline, while this new one is ravaged by war between the armies of Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
On May 7, 2011, a young man tragically lost the love of his life to an accident. Because they were not legally married or prepared for the unexpected, his partner lost all legal claims to him after he died. The family of the deceased partner banned his partner from the funeral services and was unable to say goodbye. On the one year anniversary, his partner posted a YouTube video: It Could Happen To You.
Two complete 30 minute total body work outs.
The buzz among wine connoisseurs and novices alike is one word, Malbec. Originally from France, Malbec found its perfect home, its perfect terroir in the dry Argentine climate. Its booming popularity has swept through the US and the world, reviving a varietal that had been nearly lost. Documenting how a wine originally intended only for local consumption transformed into an international sensation, Boom Varietal talks to Malbec winemakers, wine connoisseurs, and the investors hoping to profit from the boom. Beautifully shot and with an original music score, Boom Varietal is an insider's look into the world of wine that will inspire not only your palate, but a love for Argentina's rich culture.
A documentary about the effect of loss in each of our lives. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one will find solace and comfort in Andrew Morgan's delicate approach to life's most challenging experience. Following the stories of people who have each experienced the death of a loved one, the film explores what it means to lose someone without losing ourselves in the process. Includes interviews with hospice coordinators, bereavement specialists and experts on grief counseling.
Take a tour of the Big Apple and discover some of the city's premier cultural establishments. Featuring hidden gems as well as popular destinations, from The Botanical Gardens to the Park Avenue Armory, explores the architectural and cultural significance of these classic landmarks.