Saturday, April 28, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 28 April 2012 through Friday 4 May 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 4/28/2012:
Sunrise Library: Angry Birds - LIVE!
West Charleston Library: Marketing Your Business on the Internet
Clark County Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - Footloose (2011)
Windmill Library: Money Smarts: Foreclosure Mediation and Other Alternatives to Home Loss
Windmill Library: Money Smarts: Scams, Ripoffs & Unwise Decisions
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbooking Club

Sunday 4/29/2012:
West Charleston Library: Extreme Couponing
Las Vegas Library: Project EASE Graduation Ceremony
Clark County Library: The Seven Core Concepts of a Special Needs Plan

Monday 4/30/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: College Guidance Counseling

Tuesday 5/1/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Toe Tapping 60s Musicals: Flower Drum Song

Wednesday 5/2/2012:
Summerlin Library: The Writers' Workshop CANCELLED

Thursday 5/3/2012:
West Charleston Library: Green Living Lecture Series with Steve Rypka

Friday 5/4/2012:
Clark County Library: Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Concert
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 1 May 2012:

Curiosity with Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Who or what created the universe in which we live? The groundbreaking series Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking combined cutting-edge computer graphics with Hawking's witty, distinctive and incisive worldview. Now, the journey is taken a step further, as physics and cosmology become tools to answer questions that philosophers have struggled with for thousands of years.
Haywire
After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead, by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary
Jesse Owens
Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias.
Secrets of the Sun
Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the Sun as they never have before and even re-creating what happens at the very center of the Sun. Their work will help us understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades. Secrets of the Sun reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star, one that might help keep our planet from going dark.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Contraband with 909 requests.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close had 631 requests,
Darkest Hour had 568 requests,
Birdsong had 41 requests, and
Let the Bullets Fly had 37 requests.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 21 April 2012 through Friday 27 April 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 4/21/2012:
Clark County Library: Couponing 201: Intermediate Class
West Charleston Library: Las Vegas Valley Rose Society Annual Spring Show
Las Vegas Library: Protect Your Identity Day
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Travel Fair

Sunday 4/22/2012:
Clark County Library: Paul N Roth with SPLIT Trio, In Concert

Monday 4/23/2012:
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing

Tuesday 4/24/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Pucker up and Blow - Bogart and Bacall: Key Largo
Clark County Library: Money Smarts: Credit 101 - Credit for Today
Enterprise Library: Money Smarts: Scams, Ripoffs & Unwise Decisions
West Las Vegas Library: Film - Footloose 2011

Wednesday 4/25/2012:
Las Vegas Library: Focus on Families CANCELLED
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Family Movie Matinee
Clark County Library: Marketing Your Business using Social Media
Clark County Library: Money Smarts: Scam Smart Seniors
West Charleston Library: Poetry Jam

Thursday 4/26/2012:
Whitney Library: Poetry Jam

Friday 4/27/2012:
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session
Whitney Library: Money Smarts: Credit 101 - Credit for Today

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 24 April 2012:

Birdsong
Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire. They begin an illicit and all-consuming affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very area where he experienced his great love. He must learn to endure the ravages of war and make peace with his feelings for Isabelle.
Contraband
Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best, running contraband, to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart with only hours to reach the cash.
Darkest Hour
The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him.
Let the Bullets Fly
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, who was a small-time imposter. Bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Mission Impossible Ghost Protocal with 866 requests.
and
Farmageddon had 25 requests.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 14 April 2012 through Friday 20 April 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 4/14/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: Business Startup Basics - What you need to know to start a business.
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Readers and Writers Corner: Poetry Month
Clark County Library: Film - J Edgar

Sunday 4/15/2012:
Sahara West Library: Exploring Your Family's History: Genealogy Series

Monday 4/16/2012:
Las Vegas Library Library: Money Smarts: Scams, Ripoffs and Unwise Decisions

Tuesday 4/17/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Pucker up and Blow - Bogart and Bacall: Dark Passage
Centennial Hills Library: Money Smarts: Deals on Wheels - How to buy a car you can afford to own
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival Skills: Budgeting for Non-Profit Organizations

Wednesday 4/18/2012:
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Summerlin Library: The Writers Workshop CANCELLED

Thursday 4/19/2012:
West Charleston Library: Green Living Lecture Series with Steve Rypka
Summerlin Library: How to download eBooks to your Nook and iPad
Spring Valley Library: Money Smarts: Scam Smart Seniors

Friday 4/20/2012:
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 17 April 2012:

Farmageddon

Documented is the story of family farms who were providing healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop by agents of misguided government bureaucracies.

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the president initiates 'Ghost Protocol.' Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on his mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Iron Lady with 979 requests.

Happy Feet Two had 776 requests,
The Darkest Hour had 599 requests,
Witches of Oz had 102 requests,
WWE You Think You Know Me? had 52 requests,
Secrets of the Titanic had 35 requests,
Miss Representation had 29 requests,
Ice Age Death Trap had 28 requests, and
One Tree Hill: Complete 9th season had 28 requests.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 7 April 2012 through Friday 13 April 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

Saturday 4/7/2012:
Clark County Library: Spring Fling Book Fair
West Las Vegas Library: Business Startup Basics - What you need to know to start a business.
Windmill Library: Business Startup Basics - What you need to know to start a business.
Clark County Library: Drama de la Pasion de Jesus Nazaret
Centennial Hills Library: Extreme Couponing
West Charleston Library: Feng Shui: Cures for the Residential Landscape
Whitney Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
West Charleston Library: How to Murder Your Ex-Husband
Laughlin Library: Photographic Adventures Photograph Class: Basic Photo
Laughlin Library: Photographic Adventures Photograph Class: Intermediate Photo
Whitney Library: Film - Captain America - The First Avenger

Sunday 4/8/2012:
All Libraries CLOSED to commemorate EASTER

Monday 4/9/2012:
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Sahara West Library: Longevitology
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop

Tuesday 4/10/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou - Pucker up and Blow - Bogart and Bacall: The Big Sleep
West Charleston Library: Adult Diabetes Education and management Support (ADEMS)
Enterprise Library: Interviewing Skills for Teens
Clark County Library: Money Smarts: Making Ends Meet

Wednesday 4/11/2012:
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Family Movie Matinee Series
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Sunrise Library: Money Smarts: Credit 101: Credit for Today
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series: UNLV Jazz Combos

Thursday 4/12/2012:
Clark County Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Laughlin Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Health and Wellness Series CANCELLED

Friday 4/13/2012:
Las Vegas Library: Job Search Help Session
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Whitney Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Summerlin Library: Money Smarts: Credit 101 - Credit for Today
Sahara Library: Money Smarts: Credit 101 - Credit for Today

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Large Print New Arrivals

You turn 40, and suddenly restaurants start printing menus in tiny print... Even if you break down and buy some reading glasses, paperback books are printed way too small!

Sometimes, a Large Print book is the solution. (And, I've discovered, they're GREAT for reading on camping trips, with low light!)

Your library gets new Large Print books every month. Here are the new arrivals from last month. Now, if we could just do something about the way everyone has started mumbling...

Large Print Family & Relationships

Large Print Christian Fiction

Large Print Nonfiction

Large Print Other times, Other places

Large Print Lighthearted Mysteries

Large Print Mysteries & Thrillers

Large Print Romance

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What Las Vegas is Reading!

What books are flying off the shelf at your library? We check each month, and find out what the most popular titles are!

Have you read the hottest things in print?

Adult Picks:
Fiction
Nonfiction


Kids Picks:
Fiction
Nonfiction
Kids' Graphic Novels
Picture Books
Early Readers

Teen Picks
Fiction
Nonfiction
Teen Graphic Novels

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 10 April 2012:

Happy Feet Two
Mumble, the Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters the Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's 'guts and grit' as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures.
Ice Age Death Trap
Packed with ingenious scientific work and spectacular fossils, NOVA's Ice Age Death Trap reveals intimate secrets of the life and death of North America's most exotic and extreme creatures: mastodons, saber tooth cats and camels, giant bison with six-foot horns, and ground sloths as big as elephants. Most tantalizing of all, the team unearths startling and controversial evidence of what may be the earliest humans ever to venture into the untamed wilderness of Ice Age America.
The Iron Lady
A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world.
Miss Representation
As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman's primary value is in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Secrets of the Titanic
National Geographic remembers the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a special collection of specials including the original classic Secrets of the Titanic and the new special Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard. After years of painstaking research, Dr. Robert Ballard finally located the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic, nearly two-and-one-half miles down in the icy Atlantic. Secrets of the Titanic reveals the spectacular original images and on-location footage captured of the legendary shipwreck. In Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard, Dr. Ballard revisits the ship in an entirely different way - from the perspective of those who set sail on her some 100 years ago.
Witches of Oz
Dorothy Gale is a simple girl in rural Kansas who writes children's books based on the land of Oz created by her grandfather. Her mundane life is turned upside down when she receives an offer from a big New York agency to represent her books. In New York, Dorothy soon realizes her books, and her grandfather's stories, are based in reality. The magical world of Oz and all of its inhabitants are very real and they are coming to New York City!
WWE You Think You Know Me?
He's the Rated-R Superstar, the Ultimate Opportunist, and one of the most decorated champions in WWE History. Edge has won more than 30 championships, including 11 world championships and a record 14 tag team championships. He's the only superstar in history to win the King of the Ring, the Royal Rumble, and the Money in the Bank. Now that his career has been cut too short, fans can relive his entire storied career in the first ever home video biography to chronicle his rise through WWE.


Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is War Horse with 1100 requests.

We Bought a Zoo had 936 requests, and
Benda Bilili had 7 requests.