Monday, October 29, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 6 November 2012:

The Amazing Spiderman
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
Cook's Country - Season 5
Discovers the best of american cuisine through extensive kitchen testing.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday
Master Shifu puts Po in charge of hosting the Winter Feast, held to celebrate family and kung fu. Po recruits the Furious Five to help him make the event the best that the Valley of Peace has ever seen.
Rock of Ages
Drew and Sherrie meet in L.A. while pursuing their dream of life in the big city. Will their love survive the challenges the city throws their way? This musical features songs by Journey, Twisted Sister, Starship, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, and many more.
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter - Live! Cruz versus Faber
The groundbreaking mixed martial arts reality series The Ultimate Fighter returns for its 15th season, but this time, it's going LIVE! With bantamweight rivals Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber leading a varied array of rising stars on their way to a UFC contract, the stakes are higher than ever, and each fighter is tested like never before in the sport's ultimate proving ground, The Octagon.
Your sister's sister
A year after the death of his brother Tom, Jack is having trouble coming to terms with his loss and has hit a wall, both personally and professionally. An intervention in the guise of his best friend Iris results in a planned week of solitude in the country at her family?s cabin.The problem is, Iris? sister Hannah, raw from a breakup with her longtime girlfriend, had the same idea and she and Jack inadvertently have a night of drunken confessions and shared experiences.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Dark Shadows with 941 requests.

Safety not guaranteed had 316 requests,
Ruby Sparks had 237 requests,
Penguins of Madagascar - Operation Antarctica had 102 requests,
Dreamworks Holiday Classics had 53 requests,
First Position had 32 requests,
Elena had 26 requests,
Love & Valor - the intimate Civil War letters had 22 requests,
WWE Brock Lesnar had 16 requests,
Polisse had 10 requests, and
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie - Season Two had 9 requests.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 27 October 2012 through Friday 2 November 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 10/27/2012:
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbooking Club
West Las Vegas Library: Diversity Fest 2012: For One Night Only
Clark County Library: Film: The Avengers
Windmill Library: Film: The Avengers

    Sunday 10/28/2012:
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101 - Sunday Guitar Class
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Sunrise Library: Halloween Grownup Scary Movie Marathon: Cabin in the Woods and Shaun of the Dead

    Monday 10/29/2012:
West Charleston Library: Envejecimiento Saludable: Up2Me
West Charleston Library: Healthy Aging: Up2Me Lecture Series

    Tuesday 10/30/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Ghost Stories - Blackbeard's Ghost
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology

    Wednesday 10/31 /2012: Happy Halloween!
NO EVENTS LISTED

    Thursday 11/1/2012:
Clark County Library: An Evening with Charlaine Harris

    Friday 11/2/2012:
Las Vegas Library: The Savvy Publisher
Summerlin Library: Interior Design Workshop
West Charleston Library: Berkley Hart Concert

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 30 October 2012:

Dark Shadows
Imprisoned vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better and are in need of his protection.
Dreamworks Holiday Classics
The following holiday classics are included: Merry Madagascar; Shrek the Halls; Dragons - Gift of the Night Fury; Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular; and Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper.
Elena
A gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment. He's a still-virile, wealthy businessman, and she's his dowdy former nurse who has clearly 'married up.' When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.
First Position
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. This documentary follows six dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet.
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie - Season Two
Travels the world to serve you a feast of culinary trends, exotic ingredients, and food-obsessed personalities. Journey into Gourmet magazine's test kitchens to learn how you can interpret a world of techniques and flavors in your kitchen.
Love & Valor - the intimate Civil War letters
Based on the acclaimed book, Love & Valor, The Intimate Civil War Letters is the tremendously moving story of a union soldier and his wife during the Civil War.
Penguins of Madagascar - Operation Antarctica
The Penguins have a two-fold mission. First, they must assure that a young leopard seal named Hunter makes it back to Antarctica safely without becoming fish food. Second, they must get Private back from the leopard seals without becoming dinner.
Polisse
Based on real child investigation cases, Polisse follows the lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. In the realm of some of society's worst criminals, the pressures of the job are matched only by the pressures in the personal lives of the officers. Only by putting aside their individual differences can they find the strength necessary to make a positive change in the community.
Ruby Sparks
Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life, it also brings Ruby to life, literally. Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself.
Safety not guaranteed
Three co-workers at a magazine seek to interview someone who placed an ad for time travel companionship.
WWE Brock Lesnar
The night after WrestleMania XXVIII, Brock Lesnar made his return to the ring and leveled John Cena with an F-5, sending the message that after eight years, the pain is back!
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter with 912 requests.

Seeking a friend for the end of the world had 554 requests,
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection had 533 requests,
Take this waltz had 214 requests,
Wrong Turn 5 - Bloodlines had 72 requests,
Through the wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Season 3 had 64 requests,
Unlikely leopard had 45 requests, and
Secrets of the Viking Sword had 12 requests.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 20 October 2012 through Friday 26 October 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 10/20/2012:
Laughlin Library: Free Quilting Lessons
Summerlin Library: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) - Practical Application for FRUSTRATION
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinic & Lou Ruvo Brain Center - Caregiver Support Lecture

    Sunday 10/21/2012:
Sahara West Library: Exploring Your Family's History - Genealogy Series
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101 - Sunday Guitar Class
Sahara West Library: Rhythm of India - An Afternoon of Dances
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Sunrise Library: Family Scary Film Festival: - Monster House and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Hocus Pocus

    Monday 10/22/2012:
Clark County Library: Early Voting - General Election
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Summerlin Library: Money Smarts: Scam Smart Seniors

    Tuesday 10/23/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Ghost Stories - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Sahara West Library: Early Voting - General Election
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology

    Wednesday 10/24/2012:
Sahara West Library: Early Voting - General Election
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Bugs Bunny Halloween
West Las Vegas Library: "Lillian's Fashion Show", featuring the Doolittle Seniors

    Thursday 10/25/2012:
Clark County Library: Las Vegas Writes: Wish You Were Here
Sahara West Library: Early Voting - General Election

    Friday 10/26/2012:
ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED TO OBSERVE NEVADA DAY

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 23 October 2012:

Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln, history's greatest hunter of the undead, must risk the presidency, his family, and his life to protect America from the bloodthirsty vampires.
Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle. But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the Secrets of the Viking Sword.
Seeking a friend for the end of the world
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Take this waltz
Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author, but when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, setting up an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.
Through the wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Season 3
Explore the edges of space and time with Morgan Freeman as your guide in Through The Wormhole. Ten thought-provoking episodes comprise Season Three. Viewers will hold in their hands answers to some of the world's greatest mysteries.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
Madea's back in an all-new movie. A Wall Street investment banker has been set up in a mob-backed Ponzi scheme, forcing him to be put under witness protection with his entire family in Madea's house down South.
Unlikely leopard
Acclaimed filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert present the coming-of-age story of a young male leopard with a unique personality.
Wrong Turn 5 - Bloodlines
A small West Virginia town hosting the legenary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween is shaken when a family of inbred hillbilly cannibals snacks on a group of visiting college students.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Madagasgar 3 - Europe's most wanted with 901 requests.

That's my boy had 656 requests,
2016 - Obama's America had 299 requests,
Mad Men: Season 5 had 194 requests,
WWE Night of Champions 2012 had 44 requests,
Curiosity: I, Caveman had 43 requests,
Mythbusters Collection 8 had 21 requests,
Gunsmoke - The sixth season - volume 2 had 19 requests,
WWE Superstars Collection: Shawn Michaels had 19 requests,
WWE Superstars Collection: Rey Mysterio had 18 requests,
Olmstead and America's Urban Parks had 10 requests, and
Forensics on Trial had 4 requests.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 13 October 2012 through Friday 19 October 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 10/13/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Extreme Couponing 101: Beginner's Class
Enterprise Library: Extreme Couponing 101: Beginner's Class
Clark County Library: Film - The Avengers
Las Vegas Library: Empowerment Workshop for Ex-Felons
Summerlin Library: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): Practical Application for Anger (session 3)
Sunrise Library: Sunrise Library's 25th Anniversary Celebration!
West Charleston Library: Richardo Griego - Spanish Guitar Fusion
Windmill Library: Film - Snow White and the Huntsman

    Sunday 10/14/2012:
Clark County Library: Nevada Chamber Symphony: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101 - Sunday Guitar Class
West Charleston Library: Las Vegas Scrapbooking Club
West Charleston Library: The Truth about Testosterone

    Monday 10/15/2012:
Clark County Library: Fall Blood Drive - American Red Cross

    Tuesday 10/16/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Ghost Stories - The Canterville Ghost
Clark County Library: Money Smarts - Making Ends Meet
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival Skills: Applying for Non-Profit IRS Tax-Exempt Status
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology

    Wednesday 10/17/2012:
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Laughlin Library: Travel Series: My Archaeological Dig at Monte Testaccio
West Charleston Library: Money Smarts - Deals on Wheels: How to buy a car you can afford to own

    Thursday 10/18/2012:
West Charleston Library: Money Smarts - Credit 101: Credit for Today
West Las Vegas Library: 3rd Annual Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - Apprenticeship and Job Fair 2012

    Friday 10/19/2012:
NO EVENTS LISTED

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 16 October 2012:

2016 - Obama's America
2016: Obama's America is the highest-grossing conservatively-slanted documentary of all time. It lays out what D'Souza believes Obama would do in a second term as President of the United States. He bases his conclusions on Obama's father's anti-colonialism and on Obama's purported psychological desire to fulfill his father's dream of diminishing the power of Western imperial states. The film is arresting in its presentation and sobering in its conclusions.
Curiosity: I, Caveman
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) joins nine everyday men and women in an attempt to survive in the wild using only stone-age technology.
Forensics on Trial
There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of “CSI” and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. With few established scientific standards, no central oversight, and poor regulation of examiners, forensics in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. NOVA investigates how modern forensics can send innocent men and women to prison - and sometimes even to death row. With the help of vivid recreations of actual trials and cases, NOVA will investigate today’s shaky state of crime science as well as cutting-edge solutions that could help investigators put the real criminals behind bars.
Gunsmoke - The sixth season - volume 2
U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, along with deputy Chester Goode, saloon queen Miss Kitty and Dodge City medicine man Doc Adams do their part to clean up their corner of Kansas taking on corrupt sheriffs, shady widows and an assortment of murderers, thieves and con artists, all in the name of the ongoing Westward expansion. America's longest running, trail blazing western, Gunsmoke, returns to DVD with the second volume of the pioneering sixth season.
Mad Men: Season 5
Mad Men is back and plunges into the seductive and intriguing world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Jon Hamm and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to mesmerize as they adapt to changing times, social revolution, and a radical world. Lust is back. Adultery is back. Deception is back.
Madagasgar 3 - Europe's most wanted
Your favorite characters are back in their most hilarious adventure yet! Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are on the run through Europe in this wildly-entertaining and outrageous comedy critic's call 'charming and very funny'! With the fame-loving King Julian and take-charge Penguins, the whole crew joins the circus to escape Captain Dubois of Animal Control.
Mythbusters Collection 8
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman return in this eighth installment of the popular television series Mythbusters. Using modern day science to test everyday myths and urban legends, the special effects experts determine which myths are busted and which are plausible.
Olmstead and America's Urban Parks
Olmsted and America's Urban Parks, narrated by actress Kerry Washington, examines the visionary urban planner and landscape architect's impact on the development of America's first great city parks. Told in large part through Olmsted's own words, this film weaves together his poignant personal story and pioneering vision with contemporary footage of the lasting masterpieces he left behind.
That's my boy
While still in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.
WWE Night of Champions 2012
It's the night when all WWE championships must be defended. The top superstars of Raw and SmackDown put their titles on the line against a line up of hungry challengers seeking WWE glory. Features title matches for the WWE, World Heavyweight, Intercontinental, United States, Divas, and WWE Tag Team Championship titles.
WWE Superstars Collection: Rey Mysterio
Although Rey Mysterio is one of the smallest guys in WWE, he makes up for his lack of size in heart and determination. See some of Rey Mysterio's best WWE moments, including his record setting bout against JBL and high-flying classics against CM Punk, Chris Jericho, and more.
WWE Superstars Collection: Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels is one of the most revered superstars in WWE history, with a career spanning 25 years and multiple championship reigns. Featured in this installment of the WWE Superstars collection are moments from Shawn Michaels's final WWE run, including his last stand with Triple H in DX and his final match at WrestleMania XXVI.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Prometheus with 967 requests.

The Raven had 727 requests,
Bones Season 7 had 127 requests,
E.T. The extra-terrestrial had 72 requests,
Space, Time and the Universe had 39 requests,
WWE CM Punk - best in the world had 35 requests, and
What ever happened to baby Jane? had 18 requests.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 6 October 2012 through Friday 12 October 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 10/6/2012:
Clark County Library: How do I publish my book?
Clark County Library: Uncensored Voices
Centennial Hills Library: Sweepstaking 101
Summerlin Library: Many Faces of the Guitar
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbooking Club
West Las Vegas Library: Black Bridal Source - It's my Season

    Sunday 10/7/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Sunrise Library: Fire Friendly Family Programs
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee - The Avengers

    Monday 10/8/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Summerlin Library: A Monday Moment in Time Film Series - Meet me in St. Louis

    Tuesday 10/9/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Ghost Stories - Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost
Clark County Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Free Educational Programs for Caregivers
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology
West Charleston Library: Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (ADEMS)

    Wednesday 10/10/2012:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series featuring Jazz Ensembles
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Garfield's Really Big Movie

    Thursday 10/11/2012:
No Events Listed

    Friday 10/12/2012:
Clark County Library: Mariachi Concert in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Large Print

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

Tuesday, October 2, 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

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 9 October 2012:

Bones Season 7
While she tackles some of her most gruesome homicide cases yet, Dr. Temperance Brennan also faces the delicate demands of motherhood and a deepening relationship with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. The thrills escalate this season when a pastor's wife goes missing and shipping clerks go postal, but the biggest shocker of all comes when clues left by a deranged cyber genius tag Brennan as a murder suspect.
E.T. The extra-terrestrial
Steven Spielberg's masterpiece about a boy and his special bond with an alien from another planet.
Prometheus
(Releasing on 10/11/2012) Explorers have discovered a clue that brings them to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a journey that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe.
The Raven
Baltimore 1849. While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the killer's methods mirror the twisted writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists his help to stop future attacks. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, the stakes are raised with each gruesome slaying as the pair races to catch a madman before he brings every one of Poe's shocking stories to chilling life, and death.
Space, Time and the Universe
Host Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and best-selling author, takes viewers on an exciting and in-depth exploration of a groundbreaking new theory: One of the most ambitious and exciting scientific theories ever posed, and one that may be the long-sought 'Theory of Everything.'
What ever happened to baby Jane?
Blanche, a famous Hollywood star, is crippled in a car accident and must be taken care of by her sister Jane, a former child star jealous of her sister's fame. As the hatred between the two sisters grows, Jane begins to torture her ailing sister. This title has been repackaged.
WWE CM Punk - best in the world
Since proclaiming himself to the world to be the best in the WWE, CM Punk has fought to prove his statement true. This first-ever documentary focusing on the wrestler called 'The Voice of the Voiceless' traces his path from his early success on ECW to his present position as one of the best wrestlers in the WWE.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Moonrise Kingdom with 564 requests.

People Like Us had 477 requests,
How I met your mother - Season 7 had 76 requests,
Nikita - Complete 2nd Season had 37 requests,
This is Sodom had 33 requests,
90210 - Fourth Season had 26 requests, and
Alaska Gold had 11 requests.