Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 1 December  2012 through Friday 7 December 2012:
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    Saturday 12/1/2012:
Clark County Library: Mark Twain: America's favorite storyteller
Sahara West Library: Amira's Winter Frolic
Sahara West Library: Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz Drum Classes
Sahara West Library: Unfolding the Tarot
Summerlin Library: What SCORE and the SBA can do for you
West Las Vegas Library: Feathers

    Sunday 12/2/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Laughlin Library: Holiday Piano Recital
Summerlin Library: Muhammad, the Last Prophet (movie): An afternoon of understanding and Discussion
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee- The Expendables 2
West Las Vegas Library: Sisters in Spirit

    Monday 12/3/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
West Charleston Library: Healty Aging: Up 2 Me Lecture Series
West Charleston Library: Envejecimiento Saludable: Up2Me

    Tuesday 12/4/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Whistling with Red - Whistling in the Dark
West Charleston Library: Annual Holiday Guitar Concert

    Wednesday 12/5/2012:
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Aladdin

    Thursday 12/6/2012:
Sahara West Library: Lyrical Hip Hop Dance Classes for Adults

    Friday 12/7/2012:
Clark County Library: 8th Annual Mariachi Holiday Concert
Las Vegas Library: The Savvy Powerpoint
Summerlin Library: Sunday in Hell: Pearl Harbor Minute by Minute
West Las Vegas Library: Annual West Las Vegas Library Holiday Tree Trimming Party

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 4 December 2012:

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. The journey to save her father is delayed by a 'busted' universe that reverses weather patterns and brings about long-extinct animals. Can Hushpuppy save the day?
Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash
Get slim in 7 minutes. Denise Austin has revved up her workouts to give you a 7-minute solution to ignite your metabolism and start shedding pounds. Delivers seven dynamic workouts focused on cardio, strength training and toning in quick 7-minute intervals.
Denise Austin: Shrink your 5 fat zones
Torch calories, sculpt lean muscles, and blast away unwanted fat. Denise uses her favorite fat-burning cardio exercises to target-tone zones on your butt, belly, thighs, and arms. Each workout is 10 minutes and delivers maximum calorie-burning results. When you're short on time, get in what you can, and for optimal results, do all five Fat Zones for a total-body fat-burning workout you'll love.
Eastbound & Down - Complete 3rd Season
Picking up a year after Season 2 ends, the still-audacious Kenny goes to Myrtle Beach, SC, a tourist destination filled with fireworks stores, mini-golf and underage boozing and somehow resurrects his baseball career as the closer for the minor-league Myrtle Beach Mermen. Kenny struggles to come to terms with growing older, both in his personal life, and professionally.
Finding Nemo
In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin, an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey -- to find Nemo.
Hope Springs
Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple who have been married for 30 years and now are sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way. Finally, Kay has had enough and finds a book by Dr. Feld which inspires her to sign them up for the doctor's intense week-long marriage counseling session. What follows is an insightful experience as Dr. Feld manages to help the couple understand how they have emotionally drifted apart and what they can do to reignite their passion.
Ireland's Secret Sights
Photographer Rob Vance uncovers the mystery that is Medieval Ireland and takes viewers to the ruined castles, old tombs, ring forts, ancient monasteries, and battlefields, guiding them through the secret sites of many medieval deeds and dramas.
Last Ounce of Courage
A small-town war hero is heartbroken when his own son Tom loses his life defending America. Tom left behind a son of his own named Christian, and 14 years later, the young boy and his mother move back to the small town to be with their family for the holidays. Christian disconnects with his grandfather Bob, as they both are going through the pain of losing a dad and losing a son.
Money and Medicine
Explore the promising ways to reduce health care expenditures while improving overall quality of medical care. Money and Medicine captures the difficult end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening, and finally looks at treatment variations among patients receiving a variety of elective procedures.
How Smart Can We Get?
How Smart Can We Get? How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in the genes? Or is it hard work?
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
When a childless couple buries a box with all of their wishes for an infant in their backyard, their wishes are granted. However, their child, Timothy Green, is not all that he appears.
Secrets of the Dead - The Man who Saved the World
This film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster.
The Whale
The Whale tells the remarkable true story of a young, wild killer whale - an orca - nicknamed Luna, who lost contact with his family on the coast of British Columbia, and became famous around the world when he tried to make friends with human beings.
Wu Dang
Wu Dang, a place where the treasure of martial arts TAI CHI originated. In early Republican China, rumors were going around about the treasure in Wudang Mountain. An American conspirator took his well-trained kung fu daughter to Wudang by sponsoring a Taoist martial arts competition, to steal the treasure. Out of expectation, a disciple represented Wudang to compete with other martial arts masters for the championship.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Men in Black 3 with 1293 requests.

Lawless had 719 requests,
ParaNorman had 704 requests,
Sparkle had 431 requests,
Step Up: Revolution had 398 requests,
The Campaign had 356 requests,
The Apparition had 180 requests,
Luck - The Complete First Season had 65 requests,
Forks over Knives - the Extended Interviews had 42 requests,
Hot in Cleveland, Season 3 had 34 requests,
Baggage Battles - Collection 1 had 19 requests,
Busy Mom Yoga had 11 requests,
Yoga Journal - Your Daily Yoga had 9 requests, and
Tales of Masked Men had 4 requests.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 24 November 2012 through Friday 30 November 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 11/24/2012:
Clark County Library: Film - Magic Mike
Windmill Library: Film - Brave

    Sunday 11/25/2012:
NO EVENTS LISTED

    Monday 11/26/2012:
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
West Charleston Library: Envejecimiento Saludable: Up2Me
West Charleston Library: Healthy Aging: Up 2 Me Lecture Series

    Tuesday 11/27/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Susan Hayward's Acclaimed Biopics - I Want to Live

    Wednesday 11/28/2012:
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee- IGOR

    Thursday 11/29/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: FEATHERS

    Friday 11/30/2012:
Summerlin Library: Interior Design Workshop
West Las Vegas Library: Sisters in the Spirit

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 27 November 2012:

Baggage Battles - Collection 1
Follows three savvy 'auction specialists,' who travel the world looking to snatch up unclaimed and lost personal property in an attempt to turn huge profits.
The Campaign
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man, naive Marty Huggins, is director of the local Tourism Center.
Forks over Knives - the Extended Interviews
This feature film examines the profound claim that most, if not all degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Forks Over Knives-The Extended Interviews goes the extra mile from where Forks Over Knives ended. With extended interviews and they go deeper and discuss the subjects that affect our health and wellbeing.
Lawless
The true story of the infamous Bondurant brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel The Wettest County in the World, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.
Step Up: Revolution
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew called 'The Mob'. When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, they all work together to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
ParaNorman
From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his special powers to save his town from a centuries-old curse. In addition to spooky zombies, he'll also have to take on unpredictable ghosts, wily witches, and, worst of all, clueless grown-ups. But this young ghoul whisperer will soon find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Sparkle
Set in the 1960s, Sparkle and her two sisters form a singing group and dream of becoming stars beyond the affluent Detroit suburb where they come from, and where they are already well-known. But as the sisters become more famous, the close-knit nature of their family begins to fall apart.
Step Up: Revolution
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew called 'The Mob'. When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, they all work together to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
Tales of Masked Men
Explore Lucha Libre and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of "home" for new immigrants in the United States.
The Apparition
When frightening events start to occur in their home, a young couple Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Expendables 2 with 1030 requests.

Magic Mike had 815 requests,
Dragons - Riders of Berk had 174 requests,
Cinderella had 129 requests,
Cinderella II / Cinderella III had 91 requests,
Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl had 78 requests,
Pokemon Black and White - set 1 had 48 requests,
Nitro Circus: The Movie had 47 requests, and
Inuyasha - The Final Act had 31 requests.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 17 November 2012 through Friday 23 November 2012:
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    Saturday 11/17/2012:
Clark County Library: Extreme Couponing 101: Beginners Class
Clark County Library: Human Trafficking in Las Vegas
Summerlin Library: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): An Easier Way to Parent (Session 6)
West Charleston Library: Simply Healed with Carolyn Cooper NOTE: This has been rescheduled to January 26, 2013

    Sunday 11/18/2012:
Clark County Library: Graphic Novels fromn the Inside
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Exploring your family's history - Genealogy Series
Sunrise Library: Film - Brave
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinic & Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Caregiver Support Lecture

    Monday 11/19/2012:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
West Charleston Library: Envejecimiento Saludable: Up2Me
West Charleston Library: Healthy Aging: Up 2 Me Lecture Series

    Tuesday 11/20/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Susan Hayward's Acclaimed Biopics - I'll Cry Tomorrow
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival Skills: Non-Profit Proposal Writing Made Easy


    Wednesday 11/21/2012:
Clark County Library: Munch & Mingle for Non-Profits

    Thursday 11/22/2012:
ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING DAY

    Friday 11/23/2012: 
Happy Family Day! The libraries are OPEN!

NO EVENTS LISTED

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 20 November 2012:

Cinderella
Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown, and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving only a single glass slipper, the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!
Cinderella II / Cinderella III
In Cinderella II, Cinderella calls upon her Fairy Godmother and her animal friends to help her settle into her new role as princess. In Cinderella III, Cinderella must restore her happily-ever-after when her evil stepmother gets ahold of Fairy Godmother's magic wand and casts a spell turning back time and erasing the Prince's memory.
Dragons - Riders of Berk
Based on the Academy Award-nominated movie How to Train Your Dragon, this is the story of Hiccup, Toothless, and their fearless friends. Contains four episodes with new dragons and adventures.
The Expendables 2
When Mr. Church decides to reunite the Expendables, and one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Inuyasha - The Final Act
Kagome is an ordinary schoolgirl who finds her destiny linked to the half-demon Inuyasha and the powerful Shikon Jewel. In their quest to restore the shattered Shikon Jewel, Inuyasha and Kagome face their ultimate enemy, the demon mastermind Naraku. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru learns the truth behind his sword Tenseiga, and Kikyo discovers a secret that could defeat Naraku! With the jewel nearly complete and in enemy hands, the race to collect the remaining shards intensifies.
Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
Ken Burns documents the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance.
Magic Mike
Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Nitro Circus: The Movie
Travis Pastrana and his skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossibly insane adventures to the big screen. They back-flip a bike between two 60-story buildings and go airborne to destroy their friends in a life-size, high-speed game of Freedom Flyers.
Pokemon Black and White - set 1
A new land, new rivals, new challenges, and all-new Pokemon make the 14th season of the Polemon animated series one of the most exciting ones yet. When Ash and his mother accompany Professor Oak to the distant Unova region, Ash discovers Pokemon that he's never seen before, and that he can't wait to catch. He may have Pikachu at his side together with new friends Iris and Cilan.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Brave with 1301 requests.

Savages had 750 requests,
The Watch had 717 requests,
Chernobyl Diaries had 369 requests,
Pixar Short Films Collection - Volume 2 had 188 requests,
Call the Midwife: Season One had 81 requests,
Doctor Who Series 7, Part 1 had 75 requests,
UFC 150 had 16 requests, and
History Detectives - Season 10 had 14 requests.

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

Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 10 November 2012 through Friday 16 November 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 11/10/2012:
Clark County Library: Film - Rock of Ages
Centennial Hills Library: Extreme Couponing 101: Beginners Class
Laughlin Library: Free Quilting Lessons
Summerlin Library: Richard Griego - Spanish Guitar Fusion
Windmill Library: Film - Dark Shadows

    Sunday 11/11/2012:
ALL LIBRARIES CLOSED TO OBSERVE VETERANS DAY

    Monday 11/12/2012:
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Summerlin Library: A Monday Moment in Time Film Series - A Roman Holiday
West Charleston Library: Envejecimiento Saludable: Up2Me
West Charleston Library: Healthy Aging: Up 2 Me Lecture Series

    Tuesday 11/13/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Susan Hayward's Acclaimed Biopics - With a Song in my Heart
Clark County Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Free Educational Programs for Caregivers
Summerlin Library: Money Smarts: Scams, Rip-Offs, and Unwise Decisions
West Charleston Library: Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (ADEMS)

    Wednesday 11/14/2012:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series featuring Jazz Ensembles I and III
Laughlin Library: New Zealand: A Laughlin Library Travel Series
Rainbow Library: Derek Suwaima Davis, Champion Hoop Dancer
Summerlin Library: Derek Suwaima Davis, Champion Hoop Dancer
Windmill Library: Derek Suwaima Davis, Champion Hoop Dancer

    Thursday 11/15/2012:
Clark County Library: Derek Suwaima Davis, Champion Hoop Dancer
Sunrise Library: Derek Suwaima Davis, Champion Hoop Dancer
Whitney Library: Derek Suwaima Davis, Champion Hoop Dancer
West Las Vegas Library: I've Got Talent: Senior Open-Mic Showcase

    Friday 11/16/2012:
Summerlin Library: Interior Design Workshop

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 13 November 2012:

Brave
Princess Merida, an archer and self-reliant young woman, makes a decision which defies custom and brings chaos to her kingdom. To restore her kingdom, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills.
Call the Midwife: Season One
A moving, intimate, funny, and true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the '50s. Based on the bestselling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty, and life itself. But Jenny is brought up to speed fast once she joins a team of midwives who provide care to the poorest women.(Releases on 11/16/2012)
Chernobyl Diaries
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Doctor Who Series 7, Part 1
Join the Doctor, his companions Amy and Rory (aka the Ponds) and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time, where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild West adventure, and are even kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest foe. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory's heart-breaking farewell a race against time through the streets of Manhattan.
History Detectives - Season 10
America's top gumshoes prove that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. They leave no stone unturned as they travel around the country to explore the stories behind local folklore, prominent figures and family legends.
Pixar Short Films Collection - Volume 2
Disney and Pixar present an incredible new collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award nominees (best short film, animated: Presto, 2008; Day & Night, 2010; La Luna, 2011) and a host of family favorites. Join the celebration of imagination with this must-own collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories, and captivating characters.
Savages
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry, raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town, until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
UFC 150
One of this year's leading bouts for Fight of the Year honors will start another chapter on Saturday, August 11th. UFC lightweight champion Benson 'Smooth' Henderson meets Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar in a rematch of February's epic five-round war. In Japan, former WEC champion Henderson outlasted the blue-collar battler from New Jersey. But in the main event of UFC 150, Edgar promises to take back his title and hand Henderson his first UFC loss.
The Watch
There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighborhood and the world from annihilation.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Amazing Spiderman with 990 requests.

Rock of Ages had 736 requests,
Your sister's sister had 332 requests,
Kung Fu Panda Holiday had 151 requests,
Cook's Country - Season 5 had 13 requests, and
UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Live! Cruz vs. Faber had 6 requests.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 3 November 2012 through Friday 9 November 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 11/3/2012:
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival at the Clark County Library
Clark County Library: Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
Clark County Library: 3d6 In Concert
Clark County Library: Closet Cosplay (Very Awesome Girls into Nerdy Activies)
Clark County Library: Film - Untold Tales of the Comic Industry
Clark County Library: Kirby Krackle in Concert
Clark County Library: Quick Draw: How to Draw...
Clark County Library: Spotlight on Gene Ha (Gene Ha / Moderator: Katherine Keller)
Clark County Library: The Anatomy of a Comic Book (Dan Parsons / Moderator: Ed Hawkins)
Clark County Library: Tommy's Twelve: Ready, Aim, Write! (Tommy Kovac / Moderator: TBA)
Clark County Library: Tommy's Twelve: Ready, Aim, Write! (Tommy Kovac / Moderator: TBA)
Clark County Library: Webcomics 101 (Drew Rausch & Aaron Alexovich / Moderator: F. Andrew Taylor
Summerlin Library: Cafe Ole - An Afternoon of Dance!
Summerlin Library: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) - Share EFT with your children (Session 5)

    Sunday 11/4/2012:
West Charleston Library: 2012 Science or Superstition
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee - Prometheus

    Monday 11/5/2012:
West Charleston Library: Envejecimiento Saludable: Up2Me
West Charleston Library: Healthy Aging: Up2Me Lecture Series

    Tuesday 11/6/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Susan Hayward's Acclaimed Biopics - Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
Sahara West Library: Voting: General Election

    Wednesday 11/7/2012:
No Events Listed

    Thursday 11/8/2012:
No Events Listed

    Friday 11/9/2012:
Summerlin Library: Interior Design Workshop