Monday, January 2, 2017

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 10 January 2017:

The Accountant
Christian Wolff is a math savant who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division starting to close in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, the body count starts to rise.
An Act of Love
This gripping documentary follows Rev. Frank Schaefer as he was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son's same sex wedding. The Schaefer family was pulled into a movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation's second largest protestant denomination. This follows Rev. Schaefer's journey from small town minister to outspoken advocate, as well as the ongoing debate in the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ inclusion.
Apple of my Eye
Bailey is a talented young teenager who tragically loses her sight in a horse riding accident. Her devoted parents, Caroline and Jason do everything possible to help her adjust, but she's unable to connect to anyone or anything. That is, until she meets Charlie, a Guide Dog Trainer who introduces her to Apple, an affectionate miniature horse, who becomes her new eyes, and new best friend, in this inspiration film for the whole family.
As I Open My Eyes
Farah, eighteen years old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. She doesn't think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, and discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.
The Birth of a Nation
Nat Turner is a literate American slave and preacher. His financially strained owner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. But as Nat witnesses countless atrocities, he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African-American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.
Bridget Jones's Baby
Bridget is forty-something and single again after breaking up with Mark Darcy. She decides to focus on her job and surround herself with old friends and some new ones. But her love life takes a turn when she meets a dashing American named Jack. In an unlikely twist, Bridget finds herself pregnant but she can only be fifty percent sure of the father's identity.
Broad City: Season Three
Join Abbi, Ilana and a lineup of special guests as they find true love, get high on life, and show New York City how it's done.
Command & Control
The story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster.
Deepwater Horizon
For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day's end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. It reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge, and risked everything to lead others to safety.
Homeland - Complete Fifth Season
Now working at a private security firm in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life, but she soon discovers she can't escape her past. Blindsided by stunning betrayals, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, Carrie must uncover a deadly conspiracy that puts thousands of lives at risk, including her own.
Lion Guard: Life in the Pridelands
Join Kion and his fearless friends as they celebrate within the Circle of Life and race to the rescue in five action-packed episodes also featuring King Simba, the spirit of Mufasa, and the hilarious antics of Timon and Pumbaa.
Lost & Found
Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island. But he vanished without a trace, taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the mysterious past of the island, the brothers discover that their grandfather designed a complex treasure hunt, a hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family, if they can find it in time.
Mr. Robot Season 2
Elliot Alderson is a young cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader. Following the events of fsociety's 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp, the second season explores the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control.
Pearl Harbor - Into the Arizona
The bottom decks of the USS Arizona have not been visited since the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. An expedition team using state of the art imaging technology now has the means to explore the unexplored, and relive the events of a day that has lived in infamy since 1941.
The People vs. Fritz Bauer
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann. The lieutenant colonel, responsible for the mass deportation of the Jews, is allegedly hiding in Buenos Aires. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return from Danish exile. However, there is little success so far due to the fierce German determination to repress its sinister past.
Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Season 1
The power of religion touches all of our lives, no matter what our faith is. This is Morgan Freeman's journey to discover how our beliefs connect us all. The quest of our generation. This is The Story of God.
Swamp People - Season 7
Troy Landry's toughest season yet as nature seems determined to keep him from tagging out. He'll face off with friends and foes alike, fighting to provide for his family and preserve his Cajun way of life. Fan favorite Bruce Mitchell is back, and newcomers Frenchy Crochet and Gee Singleton are on hand to up the ante.
Treasures of the Earth
Explore how precious gems, metals, and energy resources are forged under extraordinary circumstances deep within the Earth, and discover how their unique properties have helped lift humanity from the Stone Age to the stars.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Jason Bourne  with 1320 requests.

The Secret Life of Pets had 1187 requests,
Denial had 329 requests,
Blair Witch had 218 requests,
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life had 172 requests,
Shetland - Season 3 had 95 requests,
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Three had 61 requests,
The Librarians - Season Two had 60 requests,
Sleepy Hollow - Season Three had 50 requests,
Bones Season 11 had 46 requests,
Mr. Pig had 35 requests,
Girls - The Complete Fifth Season had 31 requests,
The Best and Most Beautiful Things had 24 requests,
WWE TLC Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016 had 16 requests,
Secrets of the Dead - Graveyard of the Giant Beasts had 13 requests,
Egypt's Treasure Guardians had 9 requests,
Confronting Isis had 8 requests,
Harud had 5 requests,
The Mind of a Chef: Ludo Lefebvre had 3 requests,
The (Dead Mothers) Club had 2 requests, and
The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema had 1 request.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Audiobook On CD New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this week, starting January 2, 2017:

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught by Eric Flint
The modern West Virginia town of Grantville has been displaced in time to continental Europe in 1632. Now four years have passed. The long-feared attack on Austria by the Ottoman Empire has begun. Armed with new weapons inspired by the time-displaced Americans of Grantville, the Turks are determined to do what they were unable to do in the universe the Americans came from: capture Vienna.

The Ottomans have the advantage of being able to study the failings and errors of their own campaigns in a future they can now avoid. They are led by the young, dynamic, and ruthless Murad IV, the most capable emperor the Ottomans have produced in a century. They are equipped with weapons that would have seemed fantastical to the Turks of that other universe: airships, breech-loading rifles, rockets—even primitive tanks.

And this time they won’t have to face massive reinforcements from Austria’s allies. In fact, the only force Emperor Gustav Adolf can think of sending to Austria is the United States of Europe Third Division under the command of Mike Stearns. It’s an army currently engaged in a desperate struggle for Bavaria.

The emperors of the USE and Austria share the same problem. They have one too many enemies, one too few allies, and only one general to cover the gaps. Fortunately, that general is Mike Stearns, also known as the Prince of Germany.
Below the Belt by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington and the gang are back in the line of fire, but with his usual unflappable aplomb, Stone always comes out on top.
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a warrior queen to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.

Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world―for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin risk sacrificing everything they've fought for. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or die trying.
Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee
In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Móndyalítko woman who saves his life—a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own.

Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as “The Dead’s Man.” But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her suspicions. But as they embark on a hunt where the living are just as dangerous as the dead, she learns the risks of keeping your enemy close...
Defiant by Dave Barra
Peter Cochrane and his new wife, Karina, have been married less than a year. And although things have been quiet in relation to the old Empire during that time, they’re about to get a lot hotter. Peter and Karina have embarked on a diplomatic mission to Sandosa, an old ally of Pendax, the newest member of the Union.

But during their mission the government of Sandosa attacks Peter’s new command, Defiant, and tries to assassinate Karina and him. Peter responds the only way he can, with all the power at his disposal to protect both his wife and Defiant.

Then suddenly Defiant is called away to Skondar, where Peter’s old flame Dobrina Kierkopf and her new ship Impulse II have come under attack by the Butcher of Carinthia, Prince Arin. Though Defiant chases away the prince, it is not before some pretty devastating events have occurred.

And soon Peter finds himself racing toward the mysterious world of Altos, where he discovers an unpleasant truth about the Union’s allies, the Historians of Earth.

Each encounter with Arin and his allies leaves Peter and the Union Navy fleet reeling, even as they continue to pursue this elusive enemy. But all of this can only have one conclusion, a final confrontation in which Peter and Arin will battle over the future of humanity - Union or Empire.
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she's found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie's acting talents ran far beyond the stage.
Final Day by William R. Forstchen
After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP attack. Then the government announces that it's ceding large portions of the country to China and New Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what's left of the US Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to suppress John is General Bob Scales, John's old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days.
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston takes listeners on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization.
The Mistress by Danielle Steel
Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas's spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir's ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.
Never Never by James Patterson
When Sydney police department sex crimes detective Harriet Blue is called into her boss's office, she never imagined it would be to tell her that her brother is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of three women. Shocked and in denial, Harry is transferred to Perth to avoid the media exposure this case will attract. Harry is sent into the outback to investigate the disappearance of mine worker Danny Carter. The mining town is a seedy place, full of money and immoral ways to spend it. As Harry delves deeper into the murky lives of these miners, she finds that Danny isn't the first to go missing.
The Old Man by Thomas Perry
To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.
Perils of Paulie by Katie MacAlister
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car.

Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he’s been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie—on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married.

And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power...
Satisfaction by Lexi Blake
Brandon Lawless is a man on a mission: obtain the information that will clear his father’s name. He’s willing to do whatever it takes—even seduce his enemy’s personal assistant, the beautiful and innocent Carly Hendricks. But with her beguiling smile and captivating intelligence, Brandon soon realizes he doesn’t want to deceive Carly, he wants to win her over—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Then a twisted crime leaves Carly vulnerable and Brandon finds himself reeling. The stakes of his mission are now life or death—Carly’s life. And Brandon realizes he’s lost his heart to an amazing woman and his plan must succeed, because the stakes are no longer just revenge, but a once in a lifetime love.
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting January 9, 2017:

The Big Break by Stephen Dando-Collins
In The Big Break, this previously untold story follows POWs including General Eisenhower's personal aide, General Patton's son-in-law, and Ernest Hemingway's eldest son as they struggled to be free. Military historian and Paul Brickhill biographer Stephen Dando-Collins expertly chronicles this gripping story of Americans determined to be free, brave Poles risking their lives to help them, and dogmatic Nazis determined to stop them.
The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud
Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them, and only them, to locate and remove the source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team?
The Dark Room by Jonathan Moore
Gavin Cain, an SFPD homicide inspector, is in the middle of an exhumation when his phone rings. San Francisco's mayor is being blackmailed and has ordered Cain back to the city; a helicopter is on its way. The casket, and Cain's cold-case investigation, must wait. At City Hall, the mayor shows Cain four photographs he's received: the first, an unforgettable blonde; the second, pills and handcuffs on a nightstand; the third, the woman drinking from a flask; and last, the woman naked, unconscious, and shackled to a bed.
The Dry by Jane Harper
After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.
Savage Theories by Pola Oloixarac
A student at the Buenos Aires School of Philosophy attempts to put her life (academically and romantically) in the service of a professor whose nearly forgotten theories of violence she plans to popularize and radicalize--against his wishes. Meanwhile, a young couple--a documentary filmmaker and a blogger--engage in a series of cerebral and sexual misadventures. In a novel crammed with philosophy, group sex, revolutionary politics, and a fighting fish named Yorick, Oloixarac leads her characters and the reader through dazzling and digressive intellectual byways to an Internet hack that confronts us with a catalog of historical violence, devastation, and atrocity throughout the centuries.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 31 December 2016 through Friday 6 January 2017:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 12/31/2016:
    Note: All Libraries will close no later than 5 p.m., for New Year's Eve
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Saturday Movie Matinee
Whitney Library: Device Advice
    Sunday 1/1/2017:
All Libraries CLOSED for New Year's Day
    Monday 1/2/2017:
Whitney Library: Device Advice
    Tuesday 1/3/2017:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood's Gangster Films - Little Caesar
Clark County Library: Mob Month 2017: Ghosts Of Mob Past
Enterprise Library: For Teens: bitLab
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Mesquite Library: Skype / FaceTime
Summerlin Library: Fiber Arts Workshop
Whitney Library: Healthy Living UP 2 Me
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.
    Wednesday 1/4/2017:
Clark County Library: Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series
Mesquite Library: Computer and Internet Basics
Rainbow Library: Talk-With-A-Doc
West Charleston Library: Veteran's Benefits: Unemployability
Whitney Library: English Conversation Group
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Hangout - Let's Have a Paint Party!
    Thursday 1/5/2017:
Clark County Library: Las Vegas Stories: The Huntridge Through the Decades
Enterprise Library: Medicare Information Session
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Teen Dream Library
Sahara West Library: Discovering Italy - A Cultural Perspective
West Las Vegas Library: In The Art Gallery: America the Beautiful - Artist's Reception
    Friday 1/6/2017:
Enterprise Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive
Rainbow Library: Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB)
Sahara West Library: Winter Volunteer Fair

Monday, December 26, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 3 January 2017:

The Best and Most Beautiful Things
Off a dirt road in rural Maine, a precocious 20-year-old woman named Michelle Smith lives with her mother Julie. Michelle is quirky and charming, legally blind and diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with big dreams and varied passions. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of 'normal' through a provocative sex-positive community, and prides herself in being a kinkster and pansexual.
Blair Witch
A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of their friend's sister, who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real.
Bones Season 11
Six months after Bones and Booth leave their jobs to start a new life, Booth goes missing. Desperate for distraction, Bones takes a murder case, and is devastated to learn the deceased's identity. Featuring the highly anticipated Bones and Sleepy Hollow crossover event.
Confronting Isis
Investigating the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS. Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey, the film examines the successes, failures, and challenges of the fight, as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad.
The (Dead Mothers) Club
The story of three women; a Southern artist redefining herself through her art; a high school senior struggling to gain independence; and a Brazilian living in NY, navigating first-time motherhood, all of whom lost their mothers during adolescence. Structured around a series of 'dialogues' featuring Rosie O'Donnell, Molly Shannon and Jane Fonda that focus on various themes threading their stories together.
Denial
When Deborah Lipstadt speaks out against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history, she discovers that the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney have the heavy burden of proving that the Holocaust actually happened, in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Three
Things have changed for Doctor Lucien Blake. His co-conspirator Lawson has been fired from Ballarat, his emotional embrace with Jean has changed life in the house and a new arrival leaves his tenure under threat. But that's the least of his troubles when he uncovers a dark story behind his mother's death. In this eight-part series return, the wonderfully maverick Doctor Blake is pushed to his limits to find the truth behind a range of intriguing murders in 1950s rural Australia.
Egypt's Treasure Guardians
Egypt is home to many of the most famous archaeological treasures on Earth. But over the last five years, Egypt has suffered a tumultuous revolution and tourist numbers have plummeted. The program follows a select cast of individuals, determined to bring Egypt back from the brink. They want to discover more of Egypt's history, keep its heritage safe, and get tourists to visit the country again.
Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
The return of the highly anticipated fifth season of the award-winning hit comedy series that follows the assorted humiliations and triumphs of a group of girls in their mid-20s, each facing new challenges in life and love his season.
Harud
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, a tourist photographer, who is one of the thousands of young men who have disappeared, since the onset of the militant insurgency in Kashmir. After an unsuccessful attempt to cross the border into Pakistan,to become a militant, Rafiq returns home to an aimless existence. Until one day when he accidentally finds his brother's old camera.
Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne, the CIA's most dangerous former operative, now remembers who he truly is and comes out of hiding to uncover more hidden truths about his past.
The Librarians - Season Two
An ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the magical reality hidden all around, solves mysteries, fights supernatural threats, and recovers powerful artifacts.
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life
Rafe, an imaginative teenager, is tired of his school's obsession with rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, he and his best friends have come up with a plan to break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild.
The Mind of a Chef: Ludo Lefebvre
An intelligent show about cooking.
Mr. Pig
Eubanks, an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find 'Howie' a new home, Eubanks's drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter Eunice is forced to join them on their adventure.
The Secret Life of Pets
A hilarious comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Max, a terrier, has his favorite-pet status turned upside-down when his owner takes in a stray named Duke.
Secrets of the Dead - Graveyard of the Giant Beasts
A mining operation in Colombia opened a window into an unknown period of the Earth's history where a world with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of them all was Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. New discoveries suggest that Titanoboa's rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian. Experiments reveal unmatched hunting prowess. So which one was the apex predator 58 million years ago?
Shetland - Season 3
When a young man disappears on the overnight ferry to Shetland, DI Jimmy Perez and his team embark on a challenging case that leads them from the suspicious close-knit communities of the remote Shetland Islands to Perez's old stomping grounds in Glasgow.
Sleepy Hollow - Season Three
After Ichabod Crane risks his life to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills from Purgatory, the two face even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gain momentum. With Katrina held captive by the Headless Horseman, and Frank Irving mysteriously back from the dead, Ichabod and Abbie must rely on instinct to know who to trust in their quest to permanently vanquish Moloch.
The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema
The Thanhouser Company was a trailblazing studio based in New Rochelle, New York, where from 1910 to 1917 it released over 1,000 films that were seen by audiences around the globe. This documentary reconstructs the relatively unknown story of the studio and its founders, technicians, and stars as they entered the nascent motion picture industry to compete with Thomas Edison and the companies aligned with his Motion Pictures Patents Corporation.
WWE TLC Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016
The Superstars of SmackDown Live bring out the hardware for the chance to win championships and climb to the top of WWE.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Dressmaker with 375 requests.

Dog Eat Dog had 364 requests,
In a Valley of Violence had 315 requests,
When the Bough Breaks had 229 requests,
Ray Donovan - The Fourth Season had 186 requests,
A Man Called Ove had 143 requests,
American Honey had 80 requests,
Kill Command had 68 requests,
Jericho of Scotland Yard had 59 requests,
Versailles - Season One had 53 requests,
No Manches Frida had 42 requests,
Secrets of the Dead - After Stonehenge had 32 requests,
Undercover had 31 requests,
Great Human Odyssey had 25 requests, and
Terror in Europe had 6 requests.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Audiobook On CD New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this week, starting December 26, 2016:

Curtain of Death by W. E. B. Griffin
January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The 'incident,' however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss.
Four Weddings and a Sixpence by Julia Quinn
Four friends from Mrs. Rochambeaux's Gentle School for Girls who find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings.
Kill Without Shame by Alexandra Ivy
Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.

Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves...
Midnight Bell by Jack Higgins
In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman, she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the 'Prime Minister's private army' defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. But though AQ may be weakened and facing competition from other terrorist upstarts, it is far from dead, and it intends to prove it. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, not only in Washington but around the world. Everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives.
Ring of Fire by Brad Taylor
A chilling terrorist plot is about to unfold in the United States, one involving simultaneous attacks across multiple locations in America. It will be up to Pike Logan, Jennifer Cahill, and the Taskforce to prevent the threat from becoming a terrifying reality.
Wind River Rancher by Lindsay McKenna
Not so long ago, Reese Lockhart was commanding a company of Marines. Now his life is spiraling out of control. The Bar C ranch outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming may be his last chance to save himself...

Shaylene Crawford, an Afghanistan veteran herself, knows all too well the demons of PTSD—that’s why she’s determined to turn her family’s cattle ranch into a place where wounded warriors can work, find a home, and rebuild their souls. Her embittered father nearly drank and gambled the place away, but with help from a small crew of vets—including the newest arrival, the quietly compelling Reese Lockhart—she intends to hold on to her dream. And when someone tries to destroy that dream, Reese will do whatever it takes to defend her...
Wyoming Brave by Diana Palmer
Ren Colter may own an enormous ranch in Wyoming, but he scorns his wealth. He's closed himself off since his fiance left him years ago, so he's shocked when he allows Meredith Grayling to stay with him. He tells himself it's only to protect the blonde beauty from a stalker, but Ren's alpha instincts soon kick in. The last thing Merrie wants is a devastatingly handsome man like Ren lurking around her. He's too experienced, too appealing for her already shot nerves. What she needs is just to get away from it all: the man haunting her waking dreams and the one hunting her like an animal. But no woman escapes this Colter cowboy.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting January 2, 2017

Below the Belt by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington and the gang are back in the line of fire, but with his usual unflappable aplomb, Stone always comes out on top.
The Mistress by Danielle Steel
Natasha Leonova's beauty saved her life. Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas's spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir's ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.
The Old Man by Thomas Perry
To all appearances, Dan Chase is a harmless retiree in Vermont with two big mutts and a grown daughter he keeps in touch with by phone. But most sixty-year-old widowers don't have multiple driver's licenses, savings stockpiled in banks across the country, and a bugout kit with two Beretta Nanos stashed in the spare bedroom closet. Most have not spent decades on the run. Thirty-five years ago, as a young hotshot in army intelligence, Chase was sent to Libya to covertly assist a rebel army. When the plan turned sour, Chase reacted according to his own ideas of right and wrong, triggering consequences he could never have anticipated. And someone still wants him dead because of them. Just as he had begun to think himself finally safe, Chase must reawaken his survival instincts to contend with the history he has spent his adult life trying to escape.
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing.
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught by Eric Flint
The modern West Virginia town of Grantville has been displaced in time to continental Europe in 1632. Now four years have passed. The long-feared attack on Austria by the Ottoman Empire has begun. Armed with new weapons inspired by the time-displaced Americans of Grantville, the Turks are determined to do what they were unable to do in the universe the Americans came from: capture Vienna.

The Ottomans have the advantage of being able to study the failings and errors of their own campaigns in a future they can now avoid. They are led by the young, dynamic, and ruthless Murad IV, the most capable emperor the Ottomans have produced in a century. They are equipped with weapons that would have seemed fantastical to the Turks of that other universe: airships, breech-loading rifles, rockets—even primitive tanks.

And this time they won’t have to face massive reinforcements from Austria’s allies. In fact, the only force Emperor Gustav Adolf can think of sending to Austria is the United States of Europe Third Division under the command of Mike Stearns. It’s an army currently engaged in a desperate struggle for Bavaria.

The emperors of the USE and Austria share the same problem. They have one too many enemies, one too few allies, and only one general to cover the gaps. Fortunately, that general is Mike Stearns, also known as the Prince of Germany.
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
"Cat" Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat's tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what's a warrior queen to do when she knows it's her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.

Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world―for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin risk sacrificing everything they've fought for. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom...or die trying.
Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee
In the dark reaches of the eastern continent, Tris Vishal travels from village to village, using his power to put unsettled spirits to rest. He works alone, having learned that letting people close only leads to more death. Still, he finds himself accepting the help of the Móndyalítko woman who saves his life—a woman whose gifts are as much a burden as his own.

Mari Kaleja thirsted for vengeance since the night her family was taken from her. She has searched far and wide for the one she thinks responsible, known only as “The Dead’s Man.” But before she can kill him, she has to be sure. Mari hopes traveling with Tris will confirm her suspicions. But as they embark on a hunt where the living are just as dangerous as the dead, she learns the risks of keeping your enemy close...
Defiant by Dave Barra
Peter Cochrane and his new wife, Karina, have been married less than a year. And although things have been quiet in relation to the old Empire during that time, they’re about to get a lot hotter. Peter and Karina have embarked on a diplomatic mission to Sandosa, an old ally of Pendax, the newest member of the Union.

But during their mission the government of Sandosa attacks Peter’s new command, Defiant, and tries to assassinate Karina and him. Peter responds the only way he can, with all the power at his disposal to protect both his wife and Defiant.

Then suddenly Defiant is called away to Skondar, where Peter’s old flame Dobrina Kierkopf and her new ship Impulse II have come under attack by the Butcher of Carinthia, Prince Arin. Though Defiant chases away the prince, it is not before some pretty devastating events have occurred.

And soon Peter finds himself racing toward the mysterious world of Altos, where he discovers an unpleasant truth about the Union’s allies, the Historians of Earth.

Each encounter with Arin and his allies leaves Peter and the Union Navy fleet reeling, even as they continue to pursue this elusive enemy. But all of this can only have one conclusion, a final confrontation in which Peter and Arin will battle over the future of humanity—Union or Empire.
Perils of Paulie by Katie MacAlister
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car.

Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he’s been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie—on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married.

And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power...
Satisfaction by Lexi Blake
Brandon Lawless is a man on a mission: obtain the information that will clear his father’s name. He’s willing to do whatever it takes—even seduce his enemy’s personal assistant, the beautiful and innocent Carly Hendricks. But with her beguiling smile and captivating intelligence, Brandon soon realizes he doesn’t want to deceive Carly, he wants to win her over—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Then a twisted crime leaves Carly vulnerable and Brandon finds himself reeling. The stakes of his mission are now life or death—Carly’s life. And Brandon realizes he’s lost his heart to an amazing woman and his plan must succeed, because the stakes are no longer just revenge, but a once in a lifetime love.
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she's found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie's acting talents ran far beyond the stage.
Final Day by William R. Forstchen
After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP attack. Then the government announces that it's ceding large portions of the country to China and New Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what's left of the US Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to suppress John is General Bob Scales, John's old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days.
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
Douglas Preston takes listeners on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization.
Never Never by James Patterson
When Sydney police department sex crimes detective Harriet Blue is called into her boss's office, she never imagined it would be to tell her that her brother is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of three women. Shocked and in denial, Harry is transferred to Perth to avoid the media exposure this case will attract. Harry is sent into the outback to investigate the disappearance of mine worker Danny Carter. The mining town is a seedy place, full of money and immoral ways to spend it. As Harry delves deeper into the murky lives of these miners, she finds that Danny isn't the first to go missing.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 24 December 2016 through Friday 30 December 2016:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 12/24/2016:
All Libraries CLOSED for Christmas Eve Day
    Sunday 12/25/2016:
All Libraries CLOSED for Christmas Day
    Monday 12/26/2016:
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Adult Coloring Group
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing CANCELLED
Whitney Library: Device Advice
    Tuesday 12/27/2016:
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Takeover: Face Painting
Mesquite Library: Personal Finance Management classes
Summerlin Library: Just Sew Circle
    Wednesday 12/28/2016:
No Events Listed
    Thursday 12/29/2016:
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Sahara West Library: Introduction to the Internet
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.
    Friday 12/30/2016:
West Las Vegas Library: Affirming African Values, Culture and Community with Purpose and the Boys and Girls Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony
Windmill Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Newly Arrived Streaming Classics

streaming videos
Here are some of the newly arrived streaming classics, for December 2016

Knute Rockne . 1940 .
Of all the famous players and coaches in the history of American football, one name stands out- the great Knute Rockne - all American. Pat O’Brien stars as Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne, and former United States President Ronald Reagan stars as the ill-fated George "The Gipper" Gip in this story about what it takes to become a hero- and of the man who could have been many things, but chose to follow his heart and become an inspiration to many, one of the greatest football coaches ever.
Captain Horatio Hornblower . 1951 .
Hornblower battles the French and the Spanish forces during the Napoleonic wars, but also finds time for romance.
The Beast from 20,000 fathoms . 1953 .
When an experimental atomic blast in the Arctic frees a 140 million-year-old dinosaur from the ice, the beast heads undersea to New York, raining devastation on the terrified city.
Dial M for Murder . 1954 .
Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot, murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman . 1958 .
In this enduring classic of 1950s science fiction, a beautiful, wealthy young woman--trapped in a loveless marriage to a philandering husband who only wants her money--exacts a terrible vengeance when exposure to radiation from an alien UFO causes her to grow into a 50-foot-tall monster.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer . 1961 .
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a timeless family holiday classic.
Death in Venice . 1971 .
While recuperating in a luxurious hotel in Venice, a famous composer, now becoming aware of his passing years, struggles with his attraction to a golden-haired boy... an attraction that he realizes will lead to his destruction.
Klute . 1971 .
When small town police detective John Klute comes to New York to investigate the disappearance of his best friend, his only lead is a letter to prostitute Bree Daniels. As these two very different people discover a romantic attraction to each other, Klute realizes Daniels is the murderer's real target.
The Man Who Would Be King . 1971 .
Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan set out on a quest that takes them on a series of adventures leading to the remote mountains of Afghanistan, high at the top of the world. The local people mistake the two Englishmen for Gods and Kings because of their ferocity and prowess in battle, a mistake that brings power and wealth to the two. But Dravot begins to believe he actually is a reincarnation of Alexander the Great, a belief that leads to the downfall of Dravot and Carnehan when their subjects realize they are mortals.
Day for Night . 1973 .
The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, unions threaten to walk, shooting must finish before the insurance lapses and a cat can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a film?
  Zandy's Bride . 1974 .
Academy award winner Gene Hackman stars with Liv Ullman in this story of a Western rancher who sends for a mail-order bride. But instead of the compliant woman he sought, the rancher marries a headstrong wife determined to civilize him.
Death Race 2000 . 1975 .
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.
A Star is Born . 1976 .
The career of hopeful, young singer Esther Hoffman is launched by fading rock star John Norman Howard, who also wins the young singer's heart. Hoffman becomes a leading lady on stage and in Howard's life, but as Howard's career flounders, he sinks into an abyss of alcohol and cocaine. Hoffman chooses to sacrifice her stardom to care for Howard, but he will not allow her to abandon her dreams.
Planet of Dinosaurs . 1977 .
Captain Lee and his crew crash land on a planet similar to Earth, but millions of years behind in time. They encounter a variety of dangerous dinosaurs, so the crew decides their best chance for survival lies on finding higher ground and setting up a defensive perimeter until they are rescued. They soon encounter a deadly Tyrannosaurus and must figure out a way to defeat the creature and survive on the planet.
The Frisco Kid . 1979 .
Ranked 87th out of 88 in his rabbinical class, Avram Belinski accepts a posting to Gold Rush-era San Francisco. Speaking little English but following a leading from God, the young rabbi sets out from Philadelphia for San Francisco, believing his destination to be a short walk. Along the way he befriends bank robber Tommy Lillard. Now, as this mismatched pair crosses the frontier, the Old West will never be the same.
Carny . 1980 .
The carnival is an illusion manipulated by the carnies to fleece the suckers. But who's being manipulated, and who's the sucker when a disaffected young teenager joins the carnival, quickly comes between two best friends and takes a place in the bed of one.
Prince of the City . 1981 .
Danny Ciello is a New York detective who turns state's evidence and is plunged into a nightmare of conflicting moral issues.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior . 1982 .
The meek shall inherit the earth. Wrong. Not in the bleak near-future of the second of three Mad Max movies. Mel Gibson stars in the film that made him an international superstar as Max, a former cop reduced to scavenging for gasoline--the decaying world's most prized commodity - as he cruises the barren, post-apocalyptic Outback along highways crawling with human vermin.
Pieces . 1982 .
Young coeds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. And, the killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from their body parts.
After Hours . 1985 .
Paul Hackett's terrible night happens in the SoHo area of downtown Manhattan when he goes to keep a date with Marcy. Nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for his surreal encounters with Marcy; her far-out artist roommate Kiki; cocktail waitress Julie; ice cream vendor Gail; June, who lives in the basement of a nightclub; and Mark who is ripe for his first gay experience. Now, Paul longs only for the safety of his upper-East Side apartment... but will he ever make it home?
Beetlejuice . 1988 .
When a couple of nice, young homebody ghosts try to haunt the pretentious humans who have moved into their house, they ask for help from a demonic wraith, they cannot control in this comic fantasy that mixes the quick and the dead with a laugh and a fright.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being . 1988 .
In 1960s Czechoslovakia, Tomas, an oversexed Prague surgeon, marries Tereza, a beautiful, waiflike country girl. Even though he has taken a vow of fidelity, Tomas continues his wanton womanizing, notably with his mistress Sabina. Escaping the 1968 Russian invasion of Prague by heading for Geneva, Switzerland, Sabina takes up with another man and unexpectedly develops an unlikely yet stimulating friendship with fellow refugee Tereza. Meanwhile, Tomas, who previously had been interested only in sex, becomes politicized by the fall of Dubcek and the collapse of the Czech leader's unique brand of limited democracy within the communist system.
Phenomena . 1985 .
A young girl with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
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