Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 6 December 2011:

Arabia
All-new experience about the extraordinary culture and history of Arabia. With breathtaking cinematography, go deep into the heart of this exotic land to experience the great mystique of Arabia. Like riding a magic carpet, you will discover the lost city of Madain Saleh and explore its ancient tombs, travel along the early frankincense trade route, confront a wild desert sandstorm, and dive among the gorgeous coral reefs and ancient shipwrecks of the dazzling Red Sea.

Bobby Fischer Against the World
Explores the complex life of Bobby Fischer, the troubled genius whose charisma and talent spurred a worldwide fascination with chess: the 'Game of Kings.' Fischer's evolution from isolated child to chess prodigy, global superstar, angry recluse, and fugitive from the law, is a spellbinding story of the making and unmaking of an American icon. Rare archival footage and insightful interviews with those closest to him expand this captivating story of a mastermind's tumultuous rise and fall.

Cowboys and Aliens
The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It's a town that lives in fear.

The Debt
The story begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by Israel because of the secret mission that they embarked on for their country back in 1965-1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel, the feared Surgeon of Birkenau, in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it?

Denise Austin Shape Up and Shed Pounds
Kick-start weight loss with Denise Austin's formula for pure fat-burning fun. Provided is a combination workout program that includes low-impact cardio to condition the heart as well as total-body toning that strengthens and stretches muscles for a body-slimming effect. Viewers can increase the burn and reshape their body from head to toe! Workouts include: Low-Impact Cardio (30 min.); and Stretch & Tone (20 min.) A mat is recommended.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

The Help
Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.

Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred
Jillian Michaels helps you Shed and Shred!

MLB 2011 World Series
Every complete game from the 2011 World Series is presented in its entirety, preserving the complete, unedited footage of every World Series game and key postseason games. Also included are exclusive locker room celebrations and interviews.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Tom Popper is a successful businessman who's clueless when it comes to the really important things in life, until he inherits six 'adorable' penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom's rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland, and the rest of his world upside-down. Adapted from the award-winning classic children's book, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a cool blast of fun for all ages.

True Crime Series Volume 1
Includes episodes from the television true crime series Sins & Secrets and Stalked: Someone's Watching. The programs reveal how the crimes change the communities in which they occur, and the emotional effects of stalking on victims, and the psychology of their stalkers. Episodes include Knoxville, Albuquerque, Aspen, Nowhere to Run, Neighborhood Watch, Dangerous Games, and Teenage Obsession.

True Crime Series Volume 2
Includes episodes from the true crime televions series, Stolen Voices Buried Secrets and Wicked Attraction.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Crazy, Stupid, Love with 834 requests.

Friends with Benefits had 766 requests,
One Day had 491 requests,
The Art of Getting By had 205 requests,
WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin had 32 requests, and
Iceman Murder Mystery had 18 requests.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 26 November 2011 through Friday 2 December 2011:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/26/2011:
Clark County Library: Saturday Family Flix - Kung Fu Panda 2

Sunday 11/27/2011:
No Events Listed

Monday 11/28/2011:
West Las Vegas Library: Measure Your Life in Love: HIV / AIDS Awareness Events - A Positive Outlook on Life
Clark County Library: For a Healthier You series 4 of 4: Radon in the Home
Sunrise Library: SCORE: Funding your Business

Tuesday 11/29/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - From Stage to Screen: How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
Rainbow Library: Re-Cycling Objects, Re-Purposing Ideas
West Las Vegas Library: Measure Your Life with Love - HIV / AIDS Awareness Events: Positive Movie Mania - It's My Party and The Cure
Sunrise Library: Princeton Review: Financial Aid

Wednesday 11/30/2011:
West Las Vegas Library: Measure Your Life in Love - HIV / AIDS Awareness Events: Flash Mob: Seasons of Love

Thursday 12/1/2011:
West Las Vegas Library: Measure Your Life in Love - HIV / AIDS Awareness Events: World AIDS Day - Measure Your Life in Love
West Charleston Library: Play: Fallen Guardian Angels
West Charleston Library: Preparing your child for medical events
Summerlin Library: Free Foreclosure Prevention Class

Friday 12/2/2011:
West Charleston Library: Play: Fallen Guardian Angels
Clark County Library: Mariachi Holiday Concert
West Charleston Library: Workshop: How to buy an eBook reader
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 29 November 2011:

The Art of Getting By
Fatalistic teenager George Zingavoy is a master at just barely getting by. In fact, he's practically turned it into an art form, making it through the entire school year without doing a shred of work. But when George meets a beautiful and complicated girl named Sally, he discovers a kindred spirit who turns his slacker world upside down. Their quirky and unexpected romance may just inspire George to do the unthinkable: get off his butt and chase after his dreams.

Crazy, Stupid, Love
Fortysomething Cal Weaver is living the dream: good job, nice house, great kids, and marriage to his high school sweetheart. So when Cal learns that she has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his 'perfect' life quickly unravels. Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth, so handsome player Jacob Palmer takes him on as wingman and protege.
Friends with Benefits (Release 12/2/2011)
While trying to avoid the cliches of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.

Iceman Murder Mystery
He's been dead for more than 5,000 years and poked, prodded, and probed by scientists for the last twenty. Yet Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel mysteries about the ancient mummy, revealing not only the details of Otzi's death but also an entire way of life.

One Day
After one day together, July 15th, 1988, their college graduation, Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along.

WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin
With the recent success of Tough Enough, his highly anticipated appearances on WWE Raw, and his continued movie career, the Texas Rattlesnake is still a pop culture force and there has never been a comprehensive biography done until now. Stone Cold Steve Austin looks at the life and career of Austin, and includes exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with Austin and many of his in-ring rivals.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Super 8 with 873 requests.

Spy Kids 4 - All the Time in the World had 403 requests,
Sarah's Key had 287 requests,
Devil's Double had 185 requests,
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman - Season 2 had 74 requests,
WWE Vengeance 2011 had 37 requests,
JFK: The Lost Bullet had 27 requests,
Finding Life Beyond Earth had 20 requests,
Making the Boys had 10 requests,
Andres no quiere dormir la siesta had 5 requests,
Le Cirque - A Table in Heaven had 5 requests, and
Para Volver a Amar had 3 requests.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 19 November 2011 through Friday 25 November 2011:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/19/2011:
Spring Valley Library: Healthsource Lecture: Arthritis
Clark County Library: Extreme Couponing 101
Centennial Hills Library: Princeton Review: Practice ACT Test
Clark County Library Library: Native Voices Film Festival: Trudell
Clark County Library: Native Voices Film Festival: American Indian Actors
Clark County Library: Native Voices Film Festival: Reel Injun
Clark County Library: Native Voices Film Festival: Fry Bread Babes

Sunday 11/20/2011:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Bonus Concert: Department of Jazz Studies Faculty
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop

Monday 11/21/2011:
Clark County Library: For a Healthier You series 3 of 4: Healthy Steps to Freedom

Tuesday 11/22/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - From Stage to Screen: Bells are Ringing
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Clark County Library: The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes: Magic Bullets, the CIA, Mafia & Conspiacy Theories

Wednesday 11/23/2011:
No Events Listed

Thursday 11/24/2011:
All Libraries CLOSED to observe Thanksgiving Day

Friday 11/25/2011: Family Day - Yes, the Library is OPEN!
No events listed

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Love Your Library Contest - WINNER!

Do you ever wonder if anyone ACTUALLY wins all those contests you see or hear about?

The answer is YES! Absolutely!

September was Library Card Sign-Up Month. Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden was giving library card holders a discount on tickets for the month.

AND, anyone who signed up for a new card during September was automatically entered to win this incredible package:
And the winner is...

Eight year old Samuel Brown! Library Director Jeanne Goodrich presented Samuel, and his brother James, and his sister Alexis, with the Grand Prize Certificate! All three siblings signed up for new library cards at the Windmill Library, on September 2, 2011.

We're having another great Library Card contest in December!

If you already have a library card, you can get a great discount on tickets to The Nutcracker, in December. (Performances fill up quickly, and the discount ends on December 24.)

Show your library card at the Paris Las Vegas Box Office, OR mention the code I Love My Library over the phone, OR enter the code Sugarplum on the Nevada Ballet Company website.

If you don't have a library card yet, sign up for a card IN DECEMBER, and be entered to win this incredible package:
  • Four tickets to the opening night performance of either One Step closer, or Little Red Riding Hood, presented by the Nevada Ballet Theatre, and
  • a special behind the scenes look at a company rehersal, and a backstage tour.
Get a library card in December, and you'll be a WINNER - one way or another.

With a library card, you can have access to millions of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, eBooks, online reference items, and much, much more!

Teens and kids can get online Homework Help, including LIVE tutors!

Stop by your library, or fill out a Library Card application online. All you need is your photo ID, and confirmation of your current address.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 22 November 2011:

Andres no quiere dormir la siesta
After the death of his mother, Andres has to move in with his grandmother and his estranged father. Andres, who doesn't like to take a nap, wanders curiously through the neighborhood, where an illegal detention center is hidden, something everyone knows but no one dares mention. The boy's curiosity ultimately places him in harm's way. A multi-award-winning film about a boy pushed by circumstances to come of age quickly in order to survive.

Devil's Double
Summoned to Saddam Hussein's palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia is thrust into the highest echelons of the 'royal family' when he's ordered to become the body double to Saddam's son, the notorious 'Black Prince' Uday Hussein, a reckless, sadistic, party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family's lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince's psychotic, drug-addled life.

Finding Life Beyond Earth
Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Finding Life Beyond Earth immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system.

JFK: The Lost Bullet
They are among the most infamous home movies ever made. But do these humble 8-millimeter films reveal the whole story of John F. Kennedy's assassination? National Geographic reveals these home movies as never before, restored to a state more pristine than the day they were exposed to the Dallas sunshine of November 22nd, 1963. Join a team of pioneering investigators as they bring the home movies to life and expose the hidden secrets of the crime of the century.

Le Cirque - A Table in Heaven
An intimate portrait of Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni and his three sons, Mauro, Marco, and Mario, to whom he will one day leave his formidable cultural and culinary legacy. Director Andrew Rossi not only gains unbelievable access to the larger-than-life Maccioni family but also catches the family at a dramatic transition: the closing of Le Cirque in 2004, as well as its celebrated re-opening two years later, followed by the nerve-wracking wait for New York's restaurant critics.

Making the Boys
Before Prop 8; Milk; or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, The Boys in the Band changed everything. Making the Boys explores the drama, struggle, and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. The Boys in the Band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Features anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers.

Para Volver a Amars
The series revolves around the lives of six women who are facing the realities of their day-to-day lives with their partners. The six women befriend each other when they all begin working at the real estate company recently opened by one of the women. As their individual stories are revealed they begin to help each other deal with the pains of life, particularly in regards to marriage and relationships. They'll soon realize that even amidst their problems, happiness is not impossible to attain.

Sarah's Key
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel d'Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah.

Spy Kids 4 - All the Time in the World
Marissa Cortez Wilson has it all: married to a famous spy-hunting television reporter, with a new baby and intelligent twin step kids, Rebecca and Cecil. When maniacal Timekeeper disrupts her domestic bliss, threatening to take over the planet, Marissa comes out of retirement as a top secret agent. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action!

Super 8
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witnesses a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon they suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local deputy tries to uncover the truth, something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman - Season 2
This series explores the deepest mysteries of existence -- the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. This series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science -- Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum mechanics, String theory and more -- to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe

WWE Vengeance 2011
Pits the biggest superstars of the SmackDown brand vs. the best of Raw in a series of matches for bragging rights.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides with 1070 requests.

Larry Crowne had 508 requests,
Beginners had 281 requests,
The Lion King had 262 requests,
Dreamworks Dragons had 74 requests,
Superheroes had 47 requests,
Secret Access - The Vatican had 43 requests,
Vietnam in HD had 32 requests,
Sons of Perdition had 31 requests,
Becoming Chaz had 22 requests,
Shaun the Sheep - Season 2 had 18 requests,
American Restoration - Volume 1 had 17 requests,
Shiva Rea - More Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga had 15 requests,
Ageless with Kathy Smith - Total Body Turnaround had 15 requests,
The Indestructibles - Season 1 had 9 requests, and
The Wavy Gravy Movie - Saint Misbehavin' had 7 requests.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 12 November 2011 through Friday 18 November 2011:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/12/2011:
Enterprise Library: Extreme Couponing 101
Enterprise Library: Free Career Workshop
Clark County Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - The Hangover, Pt. 2
Summerlin Library: The Summerlin Library Readers & Writers Corner: the Wonderful World of Web-logs
Sunrise Library: Princeton Review - Practice SAT test
West Las Vegas Library: Author's Speakeasy: Detective Chris Baughman with Off the Street


Sunday 11/13/2011:
Sahara West Library: Representation, Preservation, and Empowerment of the Native American People

Monday 11/14/2011:
Clark County Library: For a Healthier You series 2 of 4: Safe and Tasty Recipes for the Holidays

Tuesday 11/15/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - From Stage to Screen: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Las Vegas Library: Derrick Suwaima Davis, in performance
Centennial Hills Library: Derrick Suwaima Davis in performance
Whitney Library Library: Things you should know - Legal Series - Personal Bankruptcy
Sahara West Library: Survival of the Fittest Lecture Series: Diabetes
West Charleston Library: Princeton Review - Study Skills Seminar

Wednesday 11/16/2011:
Clark County Library: Munch & Mingle for Non-Profits
Laughlin Library: Greece - A Laughlin Library Travel Series Lecture
Bunkerville Library: Derrick Suwaima Davis in performance

Thursday 11/17/2011:
Clark County Library: Derrick Suwaima Davis in performance
Sunrise Library: Derrick Suwaima Davis in performance
Laughlin Library: Couponing with the King
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival Skills: Text-Messaging for your Non-Profit Organization

Friday 11/18/2011:
West Charleston Library: Medicare - Help with Parts B & D

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 15 November 2011:

Ageless with Kathy Smith - Total Body Turnaround
Features three twenty-minute workouts that are tailored to combat the aging process. Includes a circuit workout to trim and firm, a practice to improve balance and flexibility, and an energy-boosting segment. The workout is perfect for beginners and includes a Q & A with Kathy Smith.

American Restoration - Volume 1
Rick Dale runs Las Vegas based Rick's Restorations, a family business that finds, restores, and upcycles cool objects ranging from Cadillacs to Coke Machines. Dale has restored everything from barber chairs to a 1937 gas pump. Dale also shares information about each object including where, when, and why they were invented, plus who used them and how fixing or transforming them changes their value.
Becoming Chaz
Chaz Bono was a male trapped in a female shell for as long as he can remember. Growing up as Sonny and Cher's adorable golden-haired daughter in a body he felt wasn't his own was a crucible it took years to transcend. Now, as he undertakes gender reassignment, he's bravely decided to share the process on camera. The film reveals the humanity and courage it takes for Chaz to ultimately embrace his true self.
Beginners
When graphic designer Oliver meets free-spirited Anna shortly after his father has passed away, Oliver realizes just how much of a beginner he is when it comes to long-lasting romantic love. Memories of his father, who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life, encourage Oliver to open himself up to the potential of a true relationship.

Dreamworks Dragons
Double feature includes: Gift of the Night Fury (22 min. Watch as Toothless once again helps Hiccup become a hero when they take flight and discover an island full of new dragons); and Book of Dragons (18 min. Seven never-before-seen dragons are revealed when Hiccup, Astrid, and Gobber tell the tale of Bork as they rewrite the insider training secrets for fourteen dragons, and share legendary dragon mythology).

The Indestructibles - Season 1
Each episode of 'The Indestructibles' takes a 360 degree look at the science of surviving an extreme disaster. Through cutting-edge CGI, breathtaking footage and reenactments, National Geographic uncovers the hard and fast science behind some of the most amazing survival stories of our time.

Larry Crowne
When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher. Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live.

The Lion King
Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great 'Circle of Life.'

Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides
A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise, and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past, he's not sure if it's love, or if she's a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn't know who to fear more, Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Secret Access - The Vatican
What happens inside the Vatican continues to compel millions of people, but few get to see it. Provides a revealing look at the inner workings of the Vatican, from the secret archives to the Swiss guards, as well as some of the treasures locked inside. See what is housed under the 110-acre site as an ongoing excavation of an ancient cemetery that the Vatican was built upon uncovers priceless artifacts, including the bones of St. Peter himself, and more.

Shaun the Sheep - Season 2
The complete second season of Shaun the Sheep has arrived with 40 hilarious episodes of woolly shenanigans! The Oscar-winning creators of 'Wallace and Gromit' strike again with the mischievous barnyard antics of Shaun, Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy, and those naughty Pigs next door. From fancy wheels and outrageous deals to foxy crimes and Christmas time, there's something for everyone in this fun-filled collectible gift set of must-have treats the whole family will love!

Shiva Rea - More Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Features a set of seven practices in a flexible format with an even wider range of skill levels. Each of these practices are twenty-minutes long. Three beginner and four intermediate practices, plus the Yoga Mix, allow consumers to customize their workouts each day.

Sons of Perdition
"Sons of perdition" is a term used by some Latter Day Saint denominations, including the FLDS Church, to describe former members who have apostatized from their religion and faith. The term is derogatory and intended to convey unholiness, sin, and 'evil.' This film tells the story of three teenage boys banished from their southern Utah polygamous community by Warren Jeffs, the sect's self-proclaimed prophet.

Superheroes
They patrol the dark and dangerous streets, seeking out criminals, evildoers, and villains. Veiled in secret identities, they call themselves Real-Life Superheroes, and they are out to save humanity. Journey inside the world of these real-life caped crusaders. From all over America, these everyday citizens don masks, homemade costumes, and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Vietnam in HD
This is the story of the men who came home from the Vietnam War and tried to forget. The men who represent a second silent generation. Covered is the time period from the initial massive troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Contains never-before-seen color footage transferred to high definition as well as a soundtrack filled with hits from the era.

The Wavy Gravy Movie - Saint Misbehavin'
Go from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one-of-a-kind servant to humanity. Wavy's own words are blended with stories from an array of fellow travelers both cultural and counter-cultural, revealing the man behind the clown's grin and the fool's clothing. Audiences will come to know the activist, optimist, and healer who reaches beyond political, economic, and cultural divisions in his commitment to social change and the alleviation of human suffering.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Change Up with 569 requests.

Page Eight had 149 requests,
Life in a Day had 27requests,
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 had 17requests, and
Topp Twins had 4 requests.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 5 November 2011 through Friday 11 November 2011:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 11/5/2011:
Clark County Library: Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
Clark County Library: How to Draw "Star Wars" Characters
West Charleston Library: Princeton Review: LSAT Practice Test
Clark County Library: Digital Color 101
Clark County Library: Film - V for Vendetta
West Charleston Library: SCORE: Funding your business
Clark County Library: Comics for All Ages: It's Not Just for Kiddies Anymore!
Centennial Hills Library: Extreme Couponing 101
Clark County Library: Kirby Krackle in Concert!
Clark County Library: Married... with Comics!

Sunday 11/6/2011:
No Events Listed

Monday 11/7/2011:
Clark County Library: For a Healthier You Series 1 of 4: Childhood Obesity

Tuesday 11/8/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - From Stage to Screen: State of the Union
West Charleston Library: Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (A.D.E.M.S.)

Wednesday 11/9/2011:
Laughlin Library: The History of Bullhead City
Clark County Library: Owning a Small Business: The Basics
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series: Jazz Ensemble I

Thursday 11/10/2011:
No Events Listed

Friday 11/11/2011:
All Libraries CLOSED to observe Veterans' Day, Armistice Day and Rememberance Day

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Dove Project - Modern Dance for Young People

When I was a younger lizard, I really wanted to be a dancer. That lasted for one lesson. Who knew my tail would become a lethal weapon??!! The teacher invited me to leave. (Don't ask about the time I tried figure skating. It wasn't pretty, but the hockey coach got a decided gleam in his eye.)

Ulysses Dove correographed some amazing modern dance. We're super lucky to have a performance of parts of his dance, Vespers, coming up.

It'll be at the West Las Vegas Library, on Thursday 11/3, at 1 pm.

The presentation is oriented toward young people, but if you're interested in dance, go anyway! The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater will be performing an excerpt from the the dance.



And Alfred Dove (Ulysses' brother) will actually be there, to answer questions!

If you're a dancer, or love dance, *Don't* miss this opportunity!

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 8 November 2011:

The Change Up
Growing up together, Mitch and Dave were inseparable best friends, but slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband, and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child. Both guys seem to think the other has it made. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies. The guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed.

Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40
Poking fun at his much-publicized brouhaha with Southwest Airlines, writer, director, actor and ardent podcaster Kevin Smith declares himself too fat for his 40th birthday in a hilarious Q-and-A session with his rabidly loyal fans. this two-hour comedy special spotlights not only Smith's self-deprecating sense of humor, but also his fondness (and true gift) for spinning a good yarn. Part concert and part Q&A session. Contains adult subject matter.

Life in a Day
Were you one of the more than 80,000 people around the globe who uploaded their personal video of what happened in their lives on July 24th, 2010? Directed by Kevin MacDonald and produced by Ridley Scott, these two filmmakers sifted through over 4,500 hours of footage to create one incredible motion picture event. Created entirely from footage uploaded by YouTube users.

Page Eight
Johnny Worricker is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.

Topp Twins
Hailed by audiences as inspirational, lauded by critics as irresistible, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls tells the story of the world's only yodeling, country-singing, and comedy lesbian sibling duo, Jools and Lynda Topp, who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Cars 2 with 943 requests.

Crazy Stupid Love had 719 requests,
Water for Elephants had 631 requests,
Trespass had 499 requests,
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan had 99 requests,
Bunraku had 86 requests,
The 2012 Anthology had 42 requests,
How the States Got their Shape - Season 1 had 40 requests,
Rulers of the Ancient World - Tyrants had 38 requests,
WWE Hell in a Cell 2011 had 37 requests,
Tabloid had 36 requests, and
The Great Explorers had 33 requests.