Saturday, December 31, 2011

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 2011 through Friday 6 January 2012:
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Saturday 12/31/2011: All Libraries close at 5PM to observe New Years Eve
No Events Listed

Sunday 1/1/2012:
All libraries CLOSED to observe New Years Day

Monday 1/2/2012:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 1/3/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Prohibition, Gangsters & G-Men: Little Caesar
Clark County Library: Ladies First: REAL Mob Wives of Las Vegas
Sahara West Library: Princeton Review: Road Map to College

Wednesday 1/4/2012:
Summerlin Library: The Writers Workshop

Thursday 1/5/2012:
Sahara West Library: Princeton Review: Road Map to Graduate School

Friday 1/6/2012:
Laughlin Library: Wii bowling for Adults
Windmill Library: eBook Downloading 101
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 3 January 2012:

The Guard
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an internationaldrug-smuggling ring.

The Hangover Part II
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry

I don't know how she does it
A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation.

The Last Lions
Follows lioness Ma di Tau and her fragile cubs as they take a perilous journey through raging fire, rival prides, croc-infested rivers, and deadly buffalo in order to survive. The program is narrated by Jeremy Irons.

Shark Night
When Sara and her friends arrive at her family's Louisiana lake house, they quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of sexy fun in the sun. But they soon discover the lake is infested with hundreds of flesh-eating sharks, and a few equally dangerous human predators, that turn their killer vacation into a bone-crunching battle to stay alive!

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Apollo 18 with 570 requests.

Final Destination 5 had 452 requests,
The First Grader had 40 requests, and
WWE Best Pay Per View Matches of 2011 had 38 requests.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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 2011 through Friday 30 December 2011:
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Saturday 12/24/2011:
All libraries CLOSED to celebrate Christmas Eve

Sunday 12/25/2011:
All libraries CLOSED to observe Christmas Day

Monday 12/26/2011:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 12/27/2011:
No Events Listed

Wednesday 12/28/2011:
No Events Listed

Thursday 12/29/2011:
No Events Listed

Friday 12/30/2011:
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 27 December 2011:

Apollo 18
Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.
Final Destination 5
During the bus ride to a corporate retreat, Sam has a premonition in which he and most of his friends, as well as numerous others, die in a horrific bridge collapse. When his vision ends, events begin to mirror what he saw, and he frantically ushers as many of his colleagues, including his friend, Peter, and girlfriend, Molly, away from the disaster before Death can claim them.

The First Grader
A heartwarming and inspiring true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education.

WWE Best Pay Per View Matches of 2011
Whether they are battling for championship gold, personal pride, or to settle a grudge, the stars of Raw and SmackDown present the greatest PPV bouts of the year in this must-have collection.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Midnight in Paris with 562 requests.

Colombiana had 493 requests,
Margin Call had 426 requests,
Warrior had 380 requests,
The Tempest had 316 requests,
Straw Dogs had 313 requests,
Glee the Concert Movie had 198 requests,
WWE Survivor Series 2011 had 39 requests, and
Predators of the Past collection had 6 requests.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 17 December 2011 through Friday 23 December 2011:
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Saturday 12/17/2011:
Sahara West Library: Princeton Review: Practice SAT Test
Centennial Hills Library: Princeton Review: Practice ACT Test

Sunday 12/18/2011:
West Las Vegas Library: 17th Annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive and Benefit Performance

Monday 12/19/2011:
Sahara West Library: Longevitology: Energy Healing

Tuesday 12/20/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Holiday Classics: It's a Wonderful Life

Wednesday 12/21/2011:
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Family Movie Matinee: A Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday 12/22/2011:
West Las Vegas Library: Kwanzaa Rites of Passage Graduation Program

Friday 12/23/2011:
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 20 December 2011:

Colombiana
A child grows up to be a hardcore assassin after she witnesses the brutal murder of her parents in Bogota. Working for her uncle as a professional killer, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents' deaths.

Glee the Concert Movie
Here's your front-row seat to a thrilling concert performed by the phenomenally talented cast of Glee. See your favorite stars from the hit TV show as they sing the songs you love and dance up a storm on stage. Get swept up in the energy of Glee Live, including performances not seen in theaters and exclusive interviews!

Margin Call
Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

Midnight in Paris
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.

Predators of the Past collection
Presents a fun look at the biggest and toughest monsters of the ancient world. We will find the biggest claws and jaws of the land, sea and air to see how their built-in weapons made these creatures the strangest and fiercest creatures of their time.

Straw Dogs
David and Amy Sumner, a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father's death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy's ex-boyfriend Charlie, which leads to a violent confrontation.

The Tempest
This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy. Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge.

Warrior
An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. The two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

WWE Survivor Series 2011
The Superstars of Raw, SmackDown, and NXT all battle to be the ultimate survivors! For the 25th consecutive year, the Superstars of the WWE come together for Survivor Series. Its unique 5-on-5 elimination matches have always been favorites among WWE fans and this year will see some unique teams built and destroyed. Many of the biggest superstars in the WWE look to leave an indelible mark on the sports entertainment landscape.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Rise of the Planet of the Apes with 870 requests.

Kung Fu Panda 2 had 809 requests,
Fright Night had 384 requests,
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing had 32 requests,
WWE Best of the King of the Ring had 28 requests,
Ice Road Truckers - Complete Season 5 had 21 requests,
Detective Dee and the Mystery had 16 requests,
Sniper: Deadliest Missions had 16 requests,
Journey to the Center of the World had 13 requests,
Monica & David had 12 requests,
The Big Build: Viking Longboat had 9 requests,
Mega Movers - Extreme Ocean Salvage had 9 requests,
Ancient Discoveries: Siege of Troy had 8 requests,
The Lost Evidence: Crossing the Rhine had 8 requests,
Lost Worlds: Stalin's Supercity had 6 requests,
Shootout: Tet Offensive had 6 requests,
Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Super Ballistics had 5 requests,
Boneyard: Oil Rigs had 5 requests,
Meteors: Fire in the Sky had 5 requests,
Strange Rituals: Apocalypse had 5 requests,
The Lost Evidence: Battle of Britain had 4 requests, and
Strange Rituals: Wilderness Warriors had 4 requests

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 10 December 2011 through Friday 16 December 2011:
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Saturday 12/10/2011:
Sahara West Library: A History of European Martial Arts
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbooking Club
Clark County Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - The Hangover, Pt. 2
Las Vegas Library: December to Remember Holiday Jazz Concert
Enterprise Library: Extreme Couponing 101
Centennial Hills Library: Extreme Couponing 101

Sunday 12/11/2011:
West Charleston Library: Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss
West Charleston Library: World AIDS Day Films: Pills, Profits, Protest: Chronicle of the Global AIDS Movement and Rock Bottom
Clark County Library: Nevada Chamber Symphony: Home for the Holidays
Centennial Hills Library: Princeton Review: Practice SAT Test

Monday 12/12/2011:
Sahara West Library: Longevitology: Energy Healing
Summerlin Library: Film Series - A Monday Moment in Time: It's a Wonderful Life
Laughlin Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive

Tuesday 12/13/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Holiday Classics: Miracle on 34th Street
West Charleston Library: ADEMS: Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group
Laughlin Library: Card Craft with Mindy
Sahara West Library: Princeton Review: Financial Aid

Wednesday 12/14/2011:
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Family Movie Matinee: Home Alone
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert: Jazz Combos

Thursday 12/15/2011:
Windmill Library: Workshop: How to Buy an eBook Reader
Clark County Library: Free Foreclosure Prevention Class

Friday 12/16/2011:
Enteprise Library: Blood Drive
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nutcracker!


Thinking of seeing The Nutcracker this holiday season?

Do you have a library card? Get a discount!

The Library District has partnered with the Nevada Ballet Theatre to reward holders of LVCCLD Library Cards!

Just order a ticket (of at least $49) by phone (702-946-4567) or in person, and mention the secret code "I Love My Library" - and you'll receive a discount of $10.00!

If you're ordering your tickets online, enter the secret code "Sugarplum" to get your discount.

Performances are December 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24. The discount is good through December 24th.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 13 December 2011:

Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Super Ballistics
Ancient Discoveries reveals how the science and technology of ballistics, a seemingly recent, cutting-edge technology, actually made its first appearance on the bloody battlefields of the ancient world.

Ancient Discoveries: Siege of Troy
Everyone knows the story of the epic conflict at Troy: a beautiful woman, a wooden horse, a trick heel, but where does the myth end and reality begin? Journey to the site in Turkey believed to be the location of the real Troy, as Ancient Discoveries analyzes one of the world's greatest historical battlegrounds for new clues.

The Big Build: Viking Longboat
Travel to Anacortes, Washington, a stronghold of Scandinavian-American heritage, where a team of experts brings a magnificent piece of history to life as they build an exact replica of a 1,100-year-old Viking longboat.

Boneyard: Oil Rigs
Built to survive drilling disasters, hurricanes, and iceberg impacts, Oil Rigs are expensive and complicated to dismantle once they've finished their job, requiring a sophisticated team of experts and high-tech tools. In a larger than life program, get a firsthand look at the unique challenges involved in decommissioning such phenomenal manmade islands.

Detective Dee and the Mystery
A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian, and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie, at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Inspired by the true story of one of the Tang Dynasty's most celebrated officials.

Fright Night
Senior Charley Brewster finally has it all. He's running with the cool kids and dating the hottest girl in high school. But all hell breaks loose when charming Jerry Dandrige moves in next door. Charlie thinks there's something odd about him, although no one, including his mom seems to notice. But after too many of his classmates vanish under bizarre circumstances, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood!

Ice Road Truckers - Complete Season 5
For the past several decades, two months out of every year, a truly historic event occurs: truckers in the world's most dangerous tundras carry vital equipment to remote outposts located hundreds of miles north of civilization, all over roads temporarily created by frozen bodies of water. The mission is to transport thousands of loads before the road literally disappears into the sea. This season, truckers will once again embark on a race against the elements, time, and each other.

Journey to the Center of the World
The virtually endless cave system beneath the jungles of Guatemala is one of the last truly unexplored places on Earth. Watch as an elite team of professional cavers and scientists penetrates one of the deepest, most mysterious caves in the world: the Naj Tunich.

Kung Fu Panda 2
Po is now living his dream as the Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins in order to able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

The Lost Evidence: Battle of Britain
Featuring cutting-edge technology, unique archive footage, dramatic re-enactments, and firsthand interviews with men who were there, The Battle of Britain tells the extraordinary story of the historic high-stakes air contest between the German Luftwaffe and the British RAF.

The Lost Evidence: Crossing the Rhine
The Lost Evidence revisits the 1945 battle on the Rhine River, and captures the entire operation, the single largest offensive against the Germans since D-Day, with a combination of archival material, dramatic re-enactments, and high-tech computer modeling.

Lost Worlds: Stalin's Supercity
Featuring high-tech computer graphics, Stalin's Supercity allows the viewer to fly over, enter the streets, walk through the halls, and go behind the Iron Curtain to explore the deadly infrastructure of Stalin's Soviet Union.

Mega Movers - Extreme Ocean Salvage
In Extreme Ocean Salvage, all hands are on deck as the Mega Movers defy the odds to bring some of the most magnificent ships in history back from a watery grave.
Meteors: Fire in the Sky
Meteors: Fire in the Sky explores what likely happened 65 million years ago, when a meteor plowed into Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, sparking a global catastrophe. Featuring elaborate animation and live-action footage, it's a fascinating interplanetary journey that reveals how it isn't a question of if, but when, the next powerful meteor impact will take place.

Monica & David
Explores the marriage of two adults with Down Syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. Monica and David are blissfully in love and want what other adults have, an independent life. Full of humor, romance and everyday family drama, intimate fly-on-the wall footage is used to reveal the complexity of their story. While Monica and David are capable beyond expectations, their parents, aware of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities, have trouble letting go.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.

Shootout: Tet Offensive
From remote jungle crossroads to downtown Saigon, the Tet Offensive tells the gripping story of one of the most gruesome and catastrophic battles of the Vietnam War through dramatic re-enactments, archive footage, and personal testimony from survivors.

Sniper: Deadliest Missions
From the treacherous jungles of Vietnam and the bloody war zones of Iraq to danger high in the skies of the Alaskan wilderness, Sniper: Deadliest Mission puts the viewer behind the scope with the men who pulled the trigger during some of the deadliest missions in military and law enforcement history.

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
This documentary looks not only at how his talent, style and imagination have shaped all of our lives, but also at the influences that shaped and molded the man himself. Through interviews with the people who worked closely with him or chronicled his life, we gain unique insight into what made him tick. In a never before broadcast, exclusive interview, Steve Jobs expounds his own philosophy of life, and offers advice to us all on changing our own lives.

Strange Rituals: Apocalypse
From matters of faith to scientific theories to conscious choices, Apocalypse is a fascinating journey through the history and psychology behind humankind's preoccupation with the end of the world.

Strange Rituals: Wilderness Warriors
From the icy waters of Antarctica to the vast Pacific Ocean to the claws and teeth of wild beasts, History brings the captivating stories of some of the bravest Wilderness Warriors vividly to life.

WWE Best of the King of the Ring
For 10 years, King of the Ring was a wildly popular PPV event that produced a number of unforgettable moments including the Hell in a Cell match between Undertaker and Mankind, Stone Cold's memorable battle with Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon for control of the WWE, and more. Now all those moments are collected in The Best of the King of the Ring with more than 8 hours of amazing matches, interviews, moments and more.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Cowboys and Aliens with 1037 requests.

The Help had 1018 requests,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 had 992 requests,
Mr. Popper's Penguins had 678 requests,
The Debt had 627 requests,
Arabia had 53 requests,
Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred had 29 requests,
True Crime Series Volume 1 had 24 requests,
Denise Austin Shape Up and Shed Pounds had 20 requests,
True Crime Series Volume 2 had 12 requests,
Bobby Fischer Against the World had 6 requests, and
MLB 2011 World Series had 3 requests.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 3 December 2011 through Friday 9 December 2011:
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Saturday 12/3/2011:
West Charleston Library: Play: Fallen Guardian Angels
Sahara West Library: Amira's Belly Dance
West Las Vegas Library: Author's Speakeasy: Charles Bilberry
Laughlin Library: Friends of the Laughlin Library Annual Book Sale

Sunday 12/4/2011:
Spring Valley Library: Scrapbooking
West Charleston Library: Worls AIDS Day Films: Sex in an Epidemic and Still Around
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop

Monday 12/5/2011:
No Events Listed

Tuesday 12/6/2011:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Holiday Classics: A Christmas Carol
Laughlin Library: Death Valley: A Laughlin Library Travel Series Lecture
West Charleston Library: Annual Holiday Guitar Concert
Summerlin Library: Workshop: How to buy an eBook Reader
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake's Writing Workshop

Wednesday 12/7/2011:
West Charleston Library: Princeton Review: Financial Aid
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Family Movie Series:
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer /
Santa Clause is Coming to Town /
Frosty the Snowman /
Frosty Returns/
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol /
Little Drummer Boy /
Cricket and Hearth (G).


Thursday 12/8/2011:
Summerlin Library: Health and Wellness Series: Osteoarthritis
Whitney Library Library: Free Foreclosure Prevention Class

Friday 12/9/2011:
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Friday, December 2, 2011

Books to give kids you don't know very well...

Over at Early Word, Lisa Von Drasek has posted a great list of books to give kids. Her suggestions are separated by age. Just in time for Holiday Shopping!