Monday, February 8, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 16 February 2016:

The 33
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope.
Bill Nye's Global Meltdown
Scientist Bill Nye examines the earth's warming temperatures through the prism of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Ultimately Dr. Schwarzenegger encourages Bill to find solutions in science, and Bill heads to Silicon Valley to explore the ways technology companies like Google and Tesla are taking the lead in mapping out a clean energy future that can save the planet.
Black Mass
In 1970s South Boston, FBI agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
The Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution
The first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were the most famous criminal couple in U.S. history. Newsreels in movie theaters across the country flashed images of a pixyish Bonnie and handsome Clyde, turning them into the underworld's dark prince and princess of crime. In reality, as this film reveals, Bonnie and Clyde grew up in the slums of West Dallas and had little in common with their glamorous media images.
Criminal Activities
A group of friends reunites at a classmate's funeral, and stumbles upon a financial opportunity that's too good to pass up. But when the investment goes south, they learn that part of their funding came from a notoriously ruthless crime boss, and now it's payback time. They have one perilous chance to the erase the debt, and if they can complete the task they just might escape with their lives.
Everest
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Girls - The Complete Fourth Season
In the fourth season the girls are tentatively edging toward maturity as they take on new personas in new worlds. As the season begins, Hannah leaves New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in the hopes of becoming a more serious writer, while confronting uncertainty in her relationship with Adam. Meanwhile, back in New York, Marnie pursues a music career while balancing her professional and romantic relationship with Desi; Shoshanna graduates and begins interviewing for jobs.
Jem and the Holograms
Small-town girl Jerrica lives an unexceptional life, until she takes on a secret identity inspired by her music. She becomes Jem: the bold, stunning and absolutely fearless global superstar! But when it seems that she may lose touch with the things that really matter, Jerrica and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey, discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.
Lego Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu Season 5
In an epic quest to save Lloyd, the Ninja will travel to uncharted lands, meet new allies and gain powerful weapons, unlock unknown powers, all while battling the supernatural Cursed Spirits in an effort to stop a monstrous deity from cursing all of Ninjago.
Straight Outta Compton
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking viewers back to where it all began, the film tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Spectre with 1215 requests.

Love the Coopers had 549 requests,
Grandma had 502 requests,
99 Homes had 364 requests,
Sinister 2 had 364 requests,
David Bowie - In His Own Words had 71 requests,
Convergence had 48 requests,
WWE Best of Raw & Smackdown 2015 had 25 requests,
Mountain Men - The Rules of the Wild Have Changed had 13 requests,
Chaplains had 9 requests,
Mine Wars had 9 requests,
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Mission Discovery had 9 requests,
Paulette had 7 requests, and
White Creek had 3 requests.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Audiobook on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this week, starting 02/07/2016:

Find Her by Lisa Gardner
When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime, a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him, she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied--and too glorious to surrender.
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at the Rosalind house, an assisted living facility for the elderly. What she does not expect is to meet Anna and Luke, two young people who have early onset dementia, nor does she expect to be so moved by the bond the pair has forged during their time at Rosalind. When a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning whether or not protecting Luke and Anna is actually doing them more harm than good, and what she is willing to risk to help them.
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
Alcohol cost Helen her marriage and custody of David, her seven-year-old son. Though she once had aspirations to be an art photographer, she makes ends meet taking pictures of grade-school children and working society parties for a catering company. Recovering from her addiction, she spends her evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site; weekends, she has awkward visits with her son, but he seems to be drifting away from her, fast.
Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin
In this mesmerizing tale of suspense, attorney Amanda Jaffe becomes entangled in a murder case involving Big Oil, an estranged father and son, and the greatest ethical dilemma of her career.
The Wolves by Alex Berenson
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own, and the wolves are closing in.

Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 02/14/2016:

Leonard by William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship.
Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo
Jon is on the run after betraying a major crime lord.
Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently?
No Cure for Love by Peter Robinson
Sarah Broughton has come a long way. She's the star of a hit cop show on TV. She lives in a beautiful California beach house. And, most importantly, she's put her dark past behind her, as well as her old name, Sally Bolton. No need for anyone to know about that. When Sarah begins receiving letters mysteriously signed with the letter 'M', she thinks they're from a harmless admirer, until her real name appears in the third letter. And then she finds that name inscribed in the sand near her home, next to a body. The message is clear: Someone is watching Sarah's every move. Someone so obsessed with her that he won't stop at just one murder in order to prove his love.
No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd
On the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime. A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case. However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first Inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed. Even as it takes an unexpected personal turn, Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the incensed families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, and local police eager to see these four women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol. Then why hasn't the killing stopped?
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula's birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own-one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured.
The Vatican Princess by C. W. Gortner
Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized fifteenth-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty’s ambitions. Slandered as a heartless seductress who lured men to their doom, was she in fact the villainess of legend, or was she trapped in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and survival?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 5 February 2016 through Friday 12 February 2016:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 2/6/2016:
Clark County Library: Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Job Series
Meadows Library: Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman
Mesquite Library: Mesquite Movie Matinee
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Summerlin Library: Downloading eBooks to Your iPad, Tablet, Kindle Fire, Nook Color
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Music Club
Sahara Library: In the Art Gallery: The Philosophy of Form and Color - Artist's Reception
West Charleston Library: Introduction to Face Reading
West Las Vegas Library: Shared Treasure: A Retrospective of African American Dance Featuring LVCDT
    Sunday 2/7/2016:
Clark County Library: Nevada Chamber Symphony’s Music and Magic: A Special Children's Concert
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Sahara West Library: Mindfulness and Insight Meditation
Sahara West Library: The Body Guard: Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
West Charleston Library: Spring into Gardening
    Monday 2/8/2016:
Rainbow  Library: Crochet Crew
Rainbow Library: Homebuyer's Education Seminars
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Sahara West Library: Yoga Flexibility & Balance Class
    Tuesday 2/9/2016:
Blue Diamond Library: Managing New Seasons
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Sidney Poitier - A Raisin in the Sun
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Enterprise Library: For Teens: The bitLab
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Takeover! - Smash Bros.
Rainbow Library: Medicare Information Session
Summerlin Library: The Armchair Traveler: Let's go BELIZE!
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Love Stinks
Sahara West Library: Murder in the Library
West Charleston Library: Poetry Out Loud
West Las Vegas Library: Inspirational Showcase and Luncheon
Wes Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.
    Wednesday 2/10/2016:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series: UNLV Jazz Ensemble
Mesquite Library: Microsoft Word Basics
Rainbow Library: Hands-on Computer Lab
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Bubble Magnets
Summerlin Library: Online Catalog Basics: What Do I Read Next?
    Thursday 2/11/2016:
Clark County Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Mesquite Library: Hands-on Computer Lab
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Teen Hangout: Super Smash Bros. Tournament
West Charleston Library: For Teens: Teen Valentine's Day Craft Extravaganza!
    Friday 2/12/2016:
Centennial Hills Library: 5th Annual Winter Fest Book Sale
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: My Design: Deadpool and Peculiar Children
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Assistance
West Las Vegas Library: Sharing the Love with Dance and Celebrating our Ancestors

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 9 February 2016:

99 Homes
When a single father Dennis Nash is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver, the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It's a deal-with-the-devil that provides security for his family; but as Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
Chaplains
Dramatic, personal portraits of the men and women who represent varying faith traditions, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, etc., and the wide array of professional environments where they serve. Chaplains are called upon to minister both to people of similar faith and those whose religious beliefs may be very different from their own.
Convergence
After suffering an explosion at the hands of a terrorist bomber he's been tracking, detective Ben Walls awakens in a hospital surprisingly uninjured and ready to go back into the field. But at the behest of his Captain and the hospital's few but eerily incongruous patients and staff, Ben is forced to remain inside the building. As he navigates the hospital's alarmingly empty hallways, he soon finds himself hunted by a self-proclaimed avenging angel who may be the terrorist he's been looking for.
David Bowie - In His Own Words
Always on the money when it comes to music, David Bowie is equally at home talking about the fate of the planet, making wild but intriguing predictions about the future, chatting about the path of music from here on, or discussing any number of writers, poets, philosophers or artists who have inspired him. This collection of filmed interviews and conversations are superb examples of such debates.
Grandma
Elle, who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
Love the Coopers
The Cooper clan has four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
Mine Wars
At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. Nearly three quarters of a million men across the country spent ten or twelve hours a day underground in coal mines. The Mine Wars brings to life the struggle that turned the coalfields of southern West Virginia into a blood-soaked war zone where basic constitutional rights and freedoms were violently contested.
Mountain Men - The Rules of the Wild Have Changed
This season, Marty, Tom, Eustace, Rich, Kyle, and new mountain man Morgan are preparing early for the long winter ahead. They're fortifying their homesteads and stocking up on supplies, but as global weather patterns continue to change and wreak havoc around the world, the men will be forced to face the chaos head-on and, if they are to survive, they too will have to adapt or die.
Paulette
Brash and opinionated retiree Paulette lives alone in a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. One evening, upon observing some mysterious dealings outside her building, Paulette discovers a surprising way to supplement her meager pension; an unlikely but successful career selling cannabis.
Sinister 2
The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in 'Sinister,' a protective mother and her nine-year-old twin sons find themselves in a rural house marked for death.
Spectre
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Mission Discovery
Optimus Prime has tasked Bumblebee with protecting earth from a new faction of Decepticons. Working with a new squad of Autobots and some trusted humans, Bumblebee must take on this new leadership role. Along the way, he and his teammates learn working together is the only way that they can defend the planet.
White Creek
White Creek is a place in turmoil. Most people are treated like serfs to a lord and the elderly are left to rot. With a class system that is impenetrable and an insane militia leader moments from destroying the entire valley.
WWE Best of Raw & Smackdown 2015
WWE provides some of the toughest, best matches and commentary of 2015. Watch superstars like Cesaro, Randy Orton, Neville, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, John Cena, Seth Rollins, and more as they battle, trash talk, and work the angles in some of the best moments on Raw and Smackdown in 2015.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Bridge of Spies with 1096 requests.

The Last Witch Hunter had 817 requests,
The Visit had 625 requests,
Suffragette had 423 requests,
The Green Inferno had 317 requests,
Our Brand is Crisis had 303 requests,
Freeheld had 276 requests,
Visions had 261 requests,
Man Up had 168 requests,
Ladrones had 125 requests,
Falling Skies Complete 5th Season had 108 requests,
The Keeping Room had 69 requests,
Meadowland had 57 requests,
Show Me a Hero had 45 requests,
The Leftovers - The Complete Second Season had 44 requests,
Extraordinary Tales had 40 requests,
He Never Died had 36 requests,
Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life had 28 requests,
Breathe had 16 requests,
American Hero had 14 requests,
Beauty Inside had 13 requests, and
Difret had 6 requests.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Audiobooks on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 1/31/2016:

The Art of War by Stephen Coonts
The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective.
Breakdown by Johathan Kellerman
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of a Hollywood actress pushed to the limits of sanity.
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head. Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD's top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
The Cellar by Minette Walters
Muna's fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli's younger son failed to come home from school. Before then her bedroom was a dark windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. She'd grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songoli's believe.
The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw
When a body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin, the CIA immediately takes notice. Analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker are up against their most formidable enemy yet, and their lives and the fate of America's most important assets in the New Cold War hang in the balance.
The Final Seven by Erica Spindler
"New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach “Hollywood” Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment — keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table — is not what she signed up for.
However, there’s a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it. Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil they’re facing might destroy them all..."
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny.
God's Eye View by Barry Eisler
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. But when Evelyn discovers the existence of a program code-named God's Eye and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins.
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing.
Isaac Asimov's I, Robot: To Preserve by Mickey Zucker Reichert
2037: Robotic technology has evolved into the realm of self-aware, sentient mechanical entities. But despite the safeguards programmed into the very core of a robot’s artificial intelligence, humanity’s most brilliant creation can still fall prey to those who believe the Three Laws of Robotics were made to be broken...
Keep Calm by Mike Binder
Former Michigan cop Adam Tatum receives an unexpected offer from Heaton Global Investments. He travels to Downing Street to help implement a new pension program for the British Civil Service. The deal goes off without a hitch and so does a bomb in the conference room. Sensing a trap, Tatum flees with his family, desperately fighting for survival in an unfamiliar country. Georgia Turnbull, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Davina Steel, the lead investigator, each stand to gain from the successful manhunt of Adam Tatum. But, as motives emerge and desires ignite, each must decide what they're really after.
Pig Island by Mo Hayder
Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes. While investigating an apparition on Pig Island, Oakes crosses a border to infiltrate the territory of the group's isolated founder, Malachi Dove. Oakes now faces a terrible reality: was Dove responsible for one of the bloodiest crimes Scotland has seen in years?
Poseidon's Wake by Alastair Reynolds
"Send Ndege…" The cryptic message originated seventy light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier? Ndege’s daughter, Goma, joins the crew of the ship sent to uncover the source behind the enigmatic message. Goma’s odyssey will take her not only into the farthest reaches of space, but centuries into her family’s past where the answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries await...
Remembrance by Meg Cabot
After graduating from college and becoming engaged, psychic mediator Susannah Simon takes a job as a guidance counselor at her former school and finds herself tested by a string of ghosts.
Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott
Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, has new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores. And there's a new menace in town: Boston Bill Black who's wanted for a series of murders. Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again. Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa, where one woman in particular may, or may not; prove to be the apple of Boston Bill's eye.
Saving Jason by Michael Sears
Looking into rumors of a hostile takeover at his firm, Jason Stafford is embroiled in a grand jury investigation into mob-related activities on Wall Street and is placed in witness protection only to risk his life to save his abducted son.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 2/7/2016

Find Her by Lisa Gardner
When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime, a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him, she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied--and too glorious to surrender.
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at the Rosalind house, an assisted living facility for the elderly. What she does not expect is to meet Anna and Luke, two young people who have early onset dementia, nor does she expect to be so moved by the bond the pair has forged during their time at Rosalind. When a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning whether or not protecting Luke and Anna is actually doing them more harm than good, and what she is willing to risk to help them.
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
Alcohol cost Helen her marriage and custody of David, her seven-year-old son. Though she once had aspirations to be an art photographer, she makes ends meet taking pictures of grade-school children and working society parties for a catering company. Recovering from her addiction, she spends her evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site; weekends, she has awkward visits with her son, but he seems to be drifting away from her, fast.
Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin
In this mesmerizing tale of suspense, attorney Amanda Jaffe becomes entangled in a murder case involving Big Oil, an estranged father and son, and the greatest ethical dilemma of her career.
The Wolves by Alex Berenson
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own, and the wolves are closing in.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 30 January 2016 through Friday 5 February 2016:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 1/30/2016:
Clark County Library: Radon Awareness
Clark County Library: Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman
Centennial Hills Library: Radon Awareness
Summerlin Library: Scrapbook Workshop
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Saturday Movie Matinee
Sahara West Library: The Path to Mobilizing People with James Hsu
West Las Vegas Library: DANCE Art/Speaks! Featuring Hope Boykin
West Las Vegas Library: DANCE Art/Speaks! Master Dance Class with Hope Boykin
    Sunday 1/31/2016:
Clark County Library: Painted Stories - Duel In The Library
Clark County Library: Introduction to Computers
Sunrise Library: Radon Awareness
Sahara West Library: Mindfulness and Insight Meditation
West Charleston Library: Radon Awareness
    Monday 2/1/2016:
Clark County Library: Which Publishing Method Is Right For You?
Rainbow Library: Radon Awareness
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.
    Tuesday 2/2/2016:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Sidney Poitier - The Defiant Ones
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Enterprise Library: For Teens: The bitLab
Summerlin Library: Fiber Arts Workshop
Sahara West Library: College Planning Solutions
Windmill Library: For Teens: Angry Birds Cardboard Challenge
    Wednesday 2/3/2016:
Clark County Library: BCN Business Book Club
Clark County Library: Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series: Dating Scams
Mesquite Library: Computer and Internet Basics
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Assistance
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Monday, January 25, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 2 February 2016:

American Hero
Melvin, a reluctant superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs until he realizes that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfill his potential as a crime fighter. But in a world where no one understands Melvin's condition or where it came from, his incredible powers could ultimately be his demise.
Beauty Inside
Every morning, Woo-jin wakes up in a different body. His age, gender, and nationality may change, but the one constant in his life is Yi-soo - the woman he loves. She knows his secret, and loves him anyway. With every transformation, Woo-jin has to figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.
Bridge of Spies
James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Difret
When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband.
Extraordinary Tales
Five of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known stories are brought to vivid life in this heart-pounding animated anthology. Murderous madmen, sinister villains and cloaked ghouls stalk the darkened corridors of Poe's imagination, as his haunting tales are given a terrifying new twist by some of the most beloved figures in horror film history. Include: The Tell-Tale Heart; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Masque of the Red Death; The Pit and the Pendulum; and The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valedemar.
Falling Skies Complete 5th Season
As season five opens, all breed of beast and mutant are running rampant on earth. The Espheni's power core has been destroyed, and humans are now ready to fight on their terms, even if it means resorting to hand-to-hand combat against the enemy. After four years of being tortured, imprisoned and mutated and having their loved ones stolen from them. Tom and the second Mass are filled with rage, ready to destroy the enemy in an all-out battle to determine the fate of Earth.
Freeheld
When a New Jersey police lieutenant is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she and her registered domestic partner must work to secure her pension benefits.
The Green Inferno
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon realize that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
He Never Died
Jack is in a rut. His existence has been whittled down to nothing. When he finds his long-lost daughter has been taken by the city's crime syndicate, he must combat his inner demons as he goes on a bloody warpath to seek revenge.
The Keeping Room
In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise and their female slave Mad. The pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants.
Ladrones
Crime has never been this much fun! After a ruthless businesswoman steals land deeds from a community of Mexican families, two former thieves come out of retirement to steal them back. With a ragtag team that includes a spiritualist, a clumsy ranch hand, a struggling actor, and an amateur meteorologist, the modern-day Robin Hoods attempt a caper for the ages.
The Last Witch Hunter
Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
The Leftovers - The Complete Second Season
With Mapleton thrown into chaos at the close of Season one, Season Two finds many of its residents searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey retires as police chief and moves his newly formed family to a small Texas town that seems to have been spared from the event that shook the rest of the world.
Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life
Olivia, Mia, Andrea, Emma, and Stephanie are best friends that star in their first movie. Join their adventures in Heartlake City.
Man Up
When Nancy is mistaken for Jack's blind date, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong?
Meadowland
In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, married couple Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil, a New York City cop, starts to lose sight of his morals as Sarah puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations, falling deeper into her own fever dream.
Our Brand is Crisis
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist 'Calamity' Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy, now coaching the opposition.
Show Me a Hero
In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.
Suffragette
Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Visions
Leaving her hectic city lifestyle behind, young mother-to-be Julia joins her husband David at their beautiful new vineyard home only to be plagued by terrifying noises and visions of a sinister hooded figure. No one else hears or sees these hallucinations, not even David, who grows increasingly worried about his wife's well-being. Desperate to prove her sanity, Julia hunts down a local medium who reveals the haunted history of the vineyard in which she now resides.
The Visit
When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Downton Abbey 6 with 456 requests.

Chi-Raq had 222 requests,
Da Vinci's Demons - The Complete Third Season had 86 requests,
Meet the Patels had 86 requests,
Burnt had 77 requests,
A Brilliant Young Mind had 75 requests,
The Assassin had 58 requests,
Earth's Natural Wonders had 34 requests,
The Wannabe had 29 requests,
Chasing It had 27 requests,
The New Girlfriend had 22 requests,
Terror in Little Saigon had 5 requests, and
Lidia Celebrates America - Home for the Holidays had 4 requests.