What’s New at the Library
Here is a look at some of the DVDs recently added to the adult collection at the library. If you’ve missed a new movie or television program, wish to revisit an old favorite, or are looking for something completely different, stop by and browse through our selection of videos. They are all available to borrow free of charge.
Explore history with WWII From Space, a History Channel documentary showing what satellite images of key campaigns of the Second World War might have looked like. Mysteries of the Museum is a Travel Channel series visiting libraries and museums around the country and telling the stories behind some of their most unusual and historic objects and documents. Lincoln@Gettysburg from PBS discusses Lincoln's appearance at Gettysburg and his use of the telegraph.
Plan a summer vacation with new travel videos on Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, and the Treasures of New York. The first two videos are part of a new series focusing on America's national parks. Treasures of New York consists of episodes originally airing on public television and focuses on lesser-known cultural attractions.
There are two fun new nature documentaries from the BBC. Snow Babies looks at the first year in the lives of such animals as arctic wolves, snow monkeys, reindeers, otters, and polar bears. Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, narrated by David Tennant, uses video made with animatronic cameras disguised as penguins to bring the viewer inside their world.
Work on some of your New Year's resolutions with our new workout videos. There's something for everyone with 30 Minutes to Fitness, Cardio and Strength Training Workout for Seniors, Discover Tai Chi for Fitness, and the New York City Ballet Workout.
New in pop culture and the arts are Birth of the Living Dead, about the creation and impact of everyone's favorite zombie film, Night of the Living Dead. Frankenstein, the Real Story investigates the truth behind Mary Shelley's tale of a mad scientist. Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room is a biography of the child star of nineteen twenties' silent films. Other films available include the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, and the PBS special, 1964.
For Anglophiles, season four of the ever-popular Downton Abbey is available. Season three of Sherlock is also here as well as two related PBS programs, How Sherlock Changed the World, and Secrets of Scotland Yard. Catch up on other favorite British programs with the latest seasons of Doc Martin, The Fall, The Lady Vanishes, Last Tango in Halifax, Midsommer Murders, The Paradise, and Silk.
Upcoming films on DVD to look forward to include: American Hustle, Anchorman 2, Copperhead, The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Monuments Men, Out of the Furnace, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Be sure to check the library's Pinterest page, also accessible through our website, for updates on our new DVDs. All of these videos and many more are available to you with your library card.