Saturday, September 29, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 29 September 2012 through Friday 5 October 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 9/29/2012:
Clark County Library: Crime Story 101 - Writers Conference
Enterprise Library: Interior Design Workshop

    Sunday 9/30/2012:
Clark County Library: Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World
Sahara West Library: Cooking with Chef Q: Gluten-Free Italian Cuisine

    Monday 10/1/2012:
Clark County Library: Spirit: The Dances of Spain and South America
Laughlin Library: Register to Vote

    Tuesday 10/2/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Ghost Stories - The Ghost Breakers

    Wednesday 10/3/2012:
Laughlin Library: Register to Vote

    Thursday 10/4/2012:
Clark County Library: Banff Mountain Film Festival - Radical Reels Tour

    Friday 10/5/2012:
Las Vegas Library: The Savvy Spreadsheet
West Charleston Library: Many Faces of the Guitar

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 2 October 2012:

90210 - Fourth Season
The fourth season opens with following the group from West Beverly as they navigate life after high school. Their journey into adulthood will find them heading in different directions while trying to keep the same closeness that worked so well for them in high school.
Alaska Gold
FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world for a living, the mining companies who are pushing to extract enormous amounts of mineral deposits, estimated to be worth some $300 billion, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
How I met your mother - Season 7
With both a baby and a wedding on the way, change is in the air and awesomeness abounds. As Marshall and Lily move away to start their family, Ted continues the search for the woman of his dreams. Meanwhile, Robin reveals a shocking secret and Katie Holmes joins the fun in the long-awaited return of the Slutty Pumpkin. Wedding bells are ringing at last for confirmed bachelor Barney, but why is he wearing that ducky tie, and just who is the 'lucky' lady?
Moonrise Kingdom
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Nikita - Complete 2nd Season
Nikita and Michael are on the run with a hard drive containing the government's darkest secrets and conspiracies. Together, they are goint to right the wrongs that Division has committed over the years. But leading the hunt for them is Alex - and she knows all of Nikita's tricks
People Like Us
A twenty-something, fast-talking salesman latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down, he has a 30-year-old sister he never knew existed.
This is Sodom
At the dawn of monotheism, God tries to recruit tough negotiator Abraham as his first customer. Old Abraham refuses unless God rescues his nephew, Lot, from Sodom, about to be obliterated due to its residents' never-ending sins. Will God give in?
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Marvel's The Avengers with 1329 requests.

The Lucky One had 671 requests,
American Horror Story Season 1 had 220 requests,
Desperate Housewives: the complete eighth season had 109 requests,
Resident Evil - Damnation had 103 requests,
CSI Miami: Complete final season had 92 requests,
Damsels in Distress had 83 requests,
Adele 22 - The Movie had 75 requests,
Gossip girl: complete 5th season had 70 requests,
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 13th Year had 22 requests,
Space Flight Collection had 19 requests,
New Tricks Season 8 had 19 requests,
The day Carl Sandburg died had 12 requests, and
I'm Carolyn Parker had 3 requests.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 22 September 2012 through Friday 28 September 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 9/22/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Disneyland Tips and Tricks
Enterprise Library: Interior Design Workshop
Sahara West Library: Cooking with Chef Q: Italian Cuisine
Windmill Library: Film - Wrath of the Titans

    Sunday 9/23/2012:
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee- Battleship
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinic & Lou Ruvo Brain Center - Caregiver Support Lecture

    Monday 9/24/2012:
Sahara West Library: Longevitology
Summerlin Library: Library Homework Help Training for Parents & Teachers

    Tuesday 9/25/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Anthony Quinn - Zorba the Greek
Clark County Library: Money Smarts: Budget 101

    Wednesday 9/26/2012:
Clark County Library: An Evening with Cheryl Strayed
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee- The Smurfs

    Thursday 9/27/2012:
No Events Listed

    Friday 9/28/2012:
No Events Listed

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases


Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 25 September 2012:

Adele 22 - The Movie
This 2012 documentary about the UK's biggest musical sensation since The Beatles contains rare behind-the-scenes footage along with interviews from various artists and industry insiders that will give fans a closer look into the life of Billboard Magazine's 2011 Artist of the Year.
CSI Miama: Complete final season
Join lead criminalist Horatio Caine and his state-of-the-art forensics team as they investigate hot and steamy Miami crimes using cold hard facts. The evidence leads into seedy nightclubs, privileged suburbs and explosive family secrets. The stakes are higher than ever before, because this time it's personal.
Damesls in Distress
Three girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge, and low standards of every kind.
The day Carl Sandburg died
An exploration into the life and work of the iconic American, Carl Sandburg. From an impoverished youth on the prairie of Illinois to the halls of Congress and international notoriety, it was a tale of perseverance and success. During his lifetime he was revered, becoming one of the most successful writers of the 20th century, but when he died in 1967, his legacy suffered an unusual an inexplicably fast decline. His work was disparaged and his remarkable life all but forgotten.
Desperate Housewives: the complete eighth season
Say goodbye to the ladies of Wisteria Lane with the final climactic season of Desperate Housewives. The stakes are at an all-time high as each of the women copes with her guilt in the aftermath of last season's shocking murder and cover-up, making it the juiciest season yet!
Gossip girl: complete 5th season
Everyone's favorite socialites are back to their wicked ways. Suntanned Serena has found the perfect summer job in Las Angeles when Chuck and Nate pay her a visit. Back on the Upper East Side, Blair is still dealing with the impossible choice between Prince Louis and Chuck, and Dan's world is suddenly shattered when he discovers that someone has gone behind his back and found an editor to anonymously publish one of his stories.
I'm Carolyn Parker
I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the summer of 2005. After the floodwaters subsided, she was the first resident to return to her now flood-devastated community with what many thought was the "impossible dream" of bringing her ruined home back to life.
The Lucky One
U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive - a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel makes cinematic history as it unites the superhero team-up of a lifetime. Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Captain America assemble together for the very first time ever in this epic, action-packed blockbuster alongside Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Nick Fury.
Space Flight Collection
See some of the most extraordinary missions in space exploration, to destinations such as Saturn's moon, Titan. Also, view the all-familiar walk on the moon in a whole new light. Four episodes are included: When We Left Earth: 40th Anniversary Special; When We Left Earth: Moon Landing Special; Exodus Earth: Titan; Coming Home From Space: The Challenge of Re-entry.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with 650 requests.

The Cabin in the Woods had 610 requests,
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 had 393 requests,
Hysteria had 328 requests,
Supernatural: Complete 7th Season had 145 requests,
Modern Family - Season 3 had 140 requests,
Castle - the complete 4th season had 109 requests,
The Mentalist - the complete 4th season had 107 requests,
America's Book of Secrets: Season 1 had 81 requests,
WWE Summerslam 2012 had 77 requests,
Alien Deep with Bob Ballard had 51 requests,
Army Wives: Season six, part 1 had 50 requests,
Project Earth had 31 requests,
Death and the Civil War had 28 requests,
Deadliest Catch - Inside the Catch had 23 requests, and
Man vs Wild - Close Calls had 19 requests.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 15 September 2012 through Friday 21 September 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 9/15/2012:
Clark County Library: Couponing 101: Beginners Class
Clark County Library: Film - Two Spirits - An Out West at the Library Screening and Discussion
Enterprise Library: Interior Design Workshop
Laughlin Library: Free Quilting Lessons
Sahara West Library: Something Scottish 2012
Summerlin Library: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): The Process Explained (Session 2)
    Sunday 9/16/2012:
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
    Monday 9/17/2012:
No Events Listed
    Tuesday 9/18/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Anthony Quinn - Requiem for a Heavyweight
    Wednesday 9/19/2012:
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Centennial Hills Library: Hiking Las Vegas
Laughlin Library: Register to Vote
West Las Vegas Library: Wii are Family - Game Night
    Thursday 9/20/2012:
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival Skills: Starting a Non-Profit Organization in Nevada
Clark County Library: Reel Rock 7 Film Tour
Laughlin Library: Register to Vote
    Friday 9/21/2012:
West Charleston Library: Globalized Soul

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 18 September 2012:

Alien Deep with Bob Ballard
A five-part series on deep sea exploration from the people at National Geographic. Using cutting-edge tools and technologies, Dr. Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, travels to the most remote parts of the world's oceans, revealing new species, natural wonders and archeological finds.
America's Book of Secrets: Season 1
From beyond the indestructible armored doors of Fort Knox to the unexplained ritualistic symbols of the Freemasons, H2 acquires the exclusive key and exposes the mysteries of these iconic networks guarded throughout time via a feature-length special that leads into a ten episode exploration including The White House, The Pentagon, Area 51, Freemasons, Fort Knox, Presidential Transports, The Playboy Mansion, Black Ops, The FBI and West Point.
Army Wives: Season six, part 1
Relive each emotional moment from the lives of the military families at Fort Marshall, SC in the riveting sixth season of Army Wives. The women's friendships continue to grow stronger as they band together through the most difficult times.
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to 'outsource' their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Join Papi and his two- and four-legged family as they move into a posh Beverly Hills hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there?s trouble in puppy paradise when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than ever. Now it?s up to Papi to help Rosa find, and celebrate, her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed.
The Cabin in the Woods
A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing and sometimes even controlling every move the terrified kids make. Do they have any chance of escape?
Castle - the complete 4th season
She's armed. He's dangerous. Relive every exciting investigation with TV's most unlikely partners in crime! Own each episode and bring home even more Castle and Beckett with exclusive bonus features.
Deadliest Catch - Inside the Catch
New blood, old wounds and rivalries that never die. For some it's a season of change; for others, a chance to make a name for themselves, but some things remain constant: The perilous, icy waters of the Bering Sea and most dangerous job in the world.
Death and the Civil War
Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War.
Hysteria
In an age of invention, one man set out to find a medical cure for what ails women, and accidentally electrified love lives forever. London, 1880. Mortimer Granville is struggling to establish his career. When he arrives at the offices of Dr. Robert Dalrymple, London's leading specialist in women's medicine, he is hired on the spot. Granville's improved lot in life makes him a worthy suitor for Dalyrmple's daughter, Emily, but he also feels a kinship with her less-proper sister, Charlotte.
Man vs Wild - Close Calls
Bear Gryls takes you on an adventrue of near misses and close calls in this gripping five episode collection that will kep you on the edge-of-your-seat.
The Mentalist - the complete 4th season
Red John is dead. Or is he? The season is following on last season's explosive finale. California Bureau of Investigation consultant and former faux-psychic is obsessed with finding Red John, the serial killer who murdered his family. Jane learns the true price of revenge and must deal with the fallout from his actions of the previous season.
Modern Family - Season 3
Join Modern Family for a third season. Winner of eleven Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row. As the extended Pritchett/Dunphy clan faces an uproariously unpredictable array of family vacations, holiday hassles, troublesome in-laws, and surprising secrets, they still somehow manage to thrive together as one big, loving family even as they drive each other absolutely insane.
Project Earth
Earth experts back genuine scientific experiments that if successful, could make a difference to help save our planet. Topics include countering global warming, assessing climate change, benefits of solar power.
Supernatural: Complete 7th Season
Sam and Dean fight demons. Real demons, like Lucifer, who tortures Sam with visions of Hell. Private demons, as the brothers face a traumatic personal loss when Bobby is cut down by alien forces. And as Sam and Dean travel the back roads of America, hunting monsters who wreak havoc on the innocent, a new and more terrible foe hunts them: Leviathans, freed from Purgatory and immune to the brothers' arsenal of weapons and cunning. With Bobby gone, all Sam and Dean can rely on is each other.
WWE Summerslam 2012
For the fourth year in a row, WWE takes over Hollywood for the biggest event of the summer. At the historic 25th edition of SummerSlam, the Staples Center will shine brighter than ever, as all the top superstars look for career defining moments in one of WWE's signature events.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Snow White & the Huntsman with 1212 requests.

What to expect when you're expecting had 663 requests,
The Big Bang Theory, the complete 5th season had 240 requests,
For Greater Glory had 173 requests,
Stealing Las Vegas had 138 requests,
Lola Versus had 92 requests,
WWE - The Rock vs John Cena - Once in a Lifetime had 36 requests, and
Witness: G. I. Homecoming had 3 requests.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 8 September 2012 through Friday 14 September 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 9/8/2012:
Clark County Library: Film - The Hunger Games
Clark County Library: FLASH! The Short Short Fiction Contest
Enterprise Library: Interior Design Workshop
West Las Vegas Library: Young Outspoken Voices - Poetry Slam Competition
Windmill Library: Film - One for the Money

    Sunday 9/9/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101 - Sunday Guitar Class
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee - The Hunger Games
West Charleston Library: Las Vegas Scrapbooking Club
West Charleston Library: Vegetable Gardening for the Cooler Months

    Monday 9/10/2012:
Centennial HillsLibrary: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Summerlin Library: Film - Funny Girl

    Tuesday 9/11/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Anthony Quinn - The Guns of Navarone
Clark County Library: Cleveland Clinic - Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Free Educational Programs for Caregivers
West Charleston Library: Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (ADEMS)

    Wednesday 9/12/2012:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series - Featuring Jazz Combos
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - The Rugrats Movie

    Thursday 9/13/2012:
NO EVENTS LISTED

    Friday 9/14/2012:
NO EVENTS LISTED

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What Las Vegas is Reading!

What books are flying off the shelf at your library? We check each month, to find the most popular titles.

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's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 11 September 2012:

The Big Bang Theory, the complete 5th season
Regarding the opposite sex, they're on a steep learning curve. In every other sense, they're geniuses. Join physicists Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) as they ponder black holes, chemical deviations, girls, and other mysteries of the universe.
For Greater Glory
The story of the Cristeros War by the people of Mexico against the atheist Mexican government.
Lola Versus
When 29-year-old Lola is dumped by her fiance Luke just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discoveryfilled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola's chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.
Snow White & the Huntsman
Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
What to expect when you're expecting
A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.
Witness: G. I. Homecoming
America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken a heavy toll on both service people and their families. Children growing up without a parent; husbands and wives separated; parents wondering every day if they'll ever see their sons or daughters again. For many military families, this almost unbearable strain makes the moment they're finally reunited that much sweeter.
WWE - The Rock vs John Cena - Once in a Lifetime
Once in an era, a Superstar comes along who defines an entire generation for fans and Superstars alike. Once in a lifetime, two of these Superstars collide in an epic confrontation that will forever define their legacies. In this documentary, we trace their individual paths to fame and success in WWE and take an in-depth and revealing look at the day-to-day lives of these polarizing figures.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Safe with 616 requests.

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day had 168 requests,
Fringe - the 4th Season had 159 requests,
Criminal Minds - The seventh season had 124 requests,
Grey's Anatomy - the complete eighth season had 91 requests,
The Good Wife - The Third Season had 81 requests,
The Office - Season Eight had 52 requests, and
Parks & Recreation - Season Four had 28 requests.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday1 September 2012 through Friday 7 September 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 9/1/2012:
Clark County Library: Summer Blood Drive
Summerlin Library: The Art and Science of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): Tapping (Session one)

    Sunday 9/2/2012:
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs

    Monday 9/3/2012:
ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED TO OBSERVE LABOR DAY!

    Tuesday 9/4/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Anthony Quinn - Viva Zapata

    Wednesday 9/5/2012:
NO EVENTS LISTED

    Thursday 9/6/2012:
NO EVENTS LISTED

    Friday 9/7/2012:
Las Vegas Library: The Savvy Word
West Las Vegas Library: Young Outspoken Voices - Poetry Slam Competition