Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - DVDs
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.
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.
This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup, through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, we follow as otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.
"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.
Four dance-inspired workouts for arms, legs, buns, & tummy! 'Defy gravity with my Barre Body Body Lift Workout, a unique combination of exercises to lift, tighten, and sculpt those hard-to-reach muscles and give you the strength, energy, and shape you've always wanted. I will show you how to trim inches and tone muscles using a series of small, concentrated movements, and create long, beautiful lines with deep stretches. Sculpt a sleek, younger-looking you in no time!' - Kathy Smith
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.
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.
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 scientific examination of the top ten disasters that have the capacity to annihilate the human race-and it's not just the usual threats from nuclear weapons, climate change, and meteorite impacts. There are a number of lesser-known but much more probable risks to humankind-threats that humanity has created for itself.
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.
Two 20 minute quick workouts for maximum results! Includes bonus segments containing a seven-minute stress-relief stretching workout plus Kathy's tips on the fat free snack myth.
Experience the icons that forged fear! A gritty look at the DC Comics super-villains and what drives them over the edge.
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.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates is an exemplary cop. He's got the best crime stats on the force and a loyal team working under him. But the head of the police anticorruption unit, Superintendent Ted Hastings, has his doubts about Gates. Is he really that good? And more importantly, is he really that clean? Hastings decides to find out and all on a new arrival to his department, Detective Sergeant Steven Arnott to help him do it. As the net tightens around Gates, reputations are on the line and lives are at risk.
Colby, Kansas, 1933. As the dark clouds of the economic depression settle over the country, another dark storm rages in the High Plains. From the panhandle of Texas to western Nebraska, there is a battle with an even greater foe and one far less forgiving: nature. Rising out of the dust, came two men Ray Garvey and John Kriss who believed the ground in western Kansas and eastern Colorado were fertile and capable of raising wheat-- all at a time when the world needed more than just food, it needed hope"--Container.
Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Popular yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin leads these workouts designed to keep expectant moms fit, energized, and tension-free during this vital time. Connect with your baby, release stress, and stay toned with these safe and effective flowing practices.
"Following his father's suicide, director Jonathan Holiff discovers hundreds of letters and audio diaries, including recorded phone calls with Johnny Cash during his crazed pill-fueled 1960s, triumphs at Folsom and San Quentin, marriage to June Carter, and his conversion in the early 1970s to born-again Christian."--Container.
Diana Serra Cary is one of the last survivors of the Silent Film Era, having been the child-star known as Baby Peggy. Hollywood discovered Peggy-Jean Montgomery when she was just nineteen months old and made her a star before she was two. By the time she was six, Baby Peggy had become one of the most popular stars in Hollywood. Stores even sold Baby Peggy products. By the age of eleven, she was broke, her money twice stolen by her family. Over the next six decades, this neglected child reinvented herself as Diana Serra Cary, a respected author, film historian and advocate for laws protecting child performers.
Set amidst the Victorian splendor of Britain's first department store, The Paradise is a rags-to-riches story of a young girl who falls in love with the intoxicating charms of the modern world. As Denise finds her feet as a lowly shop girl, she must navigate her way through power struggles, intrigues, and affairs. When the shop's dashing and reckless owner, John Moray, spots her talents, she knows she can use this opportunity to rise to great things.
Includes five different one-mile walks, which can be mixed and matched.
Chronicles the history of Hispanic Americans and how they are shaping politics and culture today in the United States
Everyone has a particular body shape, whether it's an hourglass, ruler, or spoon. To make the most of working out, viewers need to do exercises tailored to one's own physique. Based on a patented system that delivers proven results, the program contains two 20-minute circuit workouts for each body type.
"In this three part-series, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century and continue to exert a huge influence on the world today. In this time of economic crisis, economists and their ideas have never mattered so much and Flanders explores whether their theories were right. Masters of Money is a witty and provocative series that conveys complicated ideas in a lively and accessible way." -- coverslip.
A documentary that brings audiences to the center of the controversy over the issue that is dividing our nation: gun control. Narrated by Ice-T, a critically acclaimed rapper and actor, the film takes a critical look at current gun laws and the rising movement to restrict the rights guaranteed by our Second Amendment.