Monday, December 31, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 8 January 2013:

Ancient Computer
An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.
Archer - Season 3
With a crisis brewing aboard the international space station, Earth may be doomed, but the world's most dangerous secret agent has bigger worries. Archer's dead fiancee returns to life as a cyborg. His nemesis, Bionic Barry, takes over the KGB, and Archer's mother has steamy affairs with both the Italian prime minister and Archer's man-crush.
Arts & the Mind
This two part special deatails the impact of the arts on the human brain across a person's lifetime and explores its role in early human development. Stoires are shared showing how the arts can improve children's school performance and reveals cutting edge science that explains the poweful, positive impact of the arts on the human brain.
Doctor Who: Shada
The Doctor brings Romana to present day Earth to visit Professor Chronotis, an elderly Time Lord living a quiet academic life at St. Cedd's College in Cambridge after fleeing Gallifrey. But the Doctor isn't the only one looking for Chronotis, a scientist called Skagra is looking to steal his mind and find the location of a book called The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey.
Dredd
The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast lies Mega City One, a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called Judges who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executionist.
Enlightened - The complete first season
Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing.
Frankenweenie
Young Victor conducts a science experiment that will bring his dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous consequences.
Game Change
Game Change is a searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice.
The Hour - Season 2
Season two rejoins the Hour Team in 1957 where we are introduced to new characters. With the advent of the space race and the threat of nuclear war looming, Britain grapples with an era of unprecedented scientific advancement, economic oppurtunity and cultural change.
House at the End of the Street
Newly divorced Sarah and her teenage daughter Elissa have just moved to the suburbs for a fresh start. But their hopes quickly shatter as they learn that, years earlier, a grisly murder took place next door when a deranged girl killed her parents and disappeared. The girl's older brother Ryan still occupies the house, and when he befriends Elissa, his secretive past could become her worst nightmare.
Mathematica
Explore the boundless world of math and numbers in this 20-part educational series that introduces key mathematic principles, such as the mechanics of equations, factorization, and introductory geometry. With engaging graphic animation and relatable, real-life examples, Mathematica is a valuable learning tool that makes math approachable and bolsters comprehension of a wide range of topics.
Midsomer Murders, Set 21
The series returns with new mysteries. Newly transplanted to Midsomer, Barnaby contends with the county's murderous denizens with his partner.
Mystery of Easter Island
Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, and how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders.
Samsara
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
Sleep Tight
Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara, one of his building's cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, Cesar becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary.
Smash: Season One
Talented newcomer Karen Cartwright s up for the role of a lifetime in a new Broadway musical based on the iconic Marilyn Monroe. The only thing standing in her way is Ivy Lynn, a seasoned theater veteran who is determined to land the part herself and will stop at nothing to realize her own dreams of fame.
The Wise Kids
Gay teen Tim and his two best friends Laura and Brie spend their last summer before college grappling with their feelings about the fundamentalist Baptist beliefs of their families, and prepping for the Passion Play at their church. Preacher's daughter Brie is having a crisis of faith while Laura quotes Leviticus to Tim. Tim draws strength from the support of his PFLAG Dad as he copes with the twists and turns of late adolescence.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Dark Knight Rises with 986 requests.

Justified Season 3 had 171 requests,
Being Human - Complete 2nd Season had 32 requests, and
Climate of Doubt had 2 requests.

Friday, December 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 29 December 2012 through Friday 4 January 2013:
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    Saturday 12/29/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: Auditions: Dreamgirls

    Sunday 12/30/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: Auditions: Dreamgirls
Sunrise Library: Holiday Movie Marathon - Men in Black III and New Year's Eve

    Monday 12/31/2012:
All Libraries Close at 5 p.m. to prepare for New Years Eve
The libraries are open till then, but there are no events listed.

    Tuesday 1/1/2013:
All Libraries Closed to celebrate New Years Day

    Wednesday 1/2/2013:
The libraries are open, but there are no events listed.

    Thursday 1/3/2013:
West Charleston Library: As I See It: The Art of Peg Lozier

    Friday 1/4/2013:
Clark County Library: Seated Yoga Class

Friday, December 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 22 December 2012 through Friday 28 December 2012:
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    Saturday 12/22/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: Kwanzaa 2012

    Sunday 12/23/2012:
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101

    Monday 12/24/2012:
All Libraries Closed to celebrate Christmas Eve

    Tuesday 12/25/2012:
All Libraries Closed to celebrate Christmas Day

    Wednesday 12/26/2012:
The libraries are open, but there are no events listed.

    Thursday 12/27/2012:
Sahara West Library: Lyrical Hip Hop Dance Class for Adults

    Friday 12/28/2012:
The libraries are open, but there are no events listed.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tuesday's - No, Friday's - New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 1 January 2013 (Happy New Year!):

Being Human - Complete 2nd Season
Leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three twenty-something, supernatural roommates: vampire Aidan, ghost Sally, and werewolf Josh. Is it even possible? They discover that there's more to life (and the afterlife) than most 'normal' humans could ever imagine.
Climate of Doubt
Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What's behind this reversal?
The Dark Knight Rises
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
Justified Season 3
Season three introduces a new main villain, Robert Quarles of Detroit. The parent criminal organization connected to the Frankfort mafia has exiled Quarles to Kentucky. Quarles begins to muscle in on the local criminals, successfully supplanting them until Raylan begins investigating. Simultaneously, Dickie Bennett - the lone survivor of the Bennett clan - seeks the aid of the black residents of Noble's Holler and their leader Ellstin Limehouse in recovering his inheritance.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s releases are mostly coming out on Friday, 12/21, instead of Tuesday, 12/25. (I wonder why?)
This week's release with the most requests is Arbitrage with 739 requests.

Killer Joe had 609 requests,
Resident Evil Retribution had 576 requests,
Premium Rush had 573 requests, and
WWE - The Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2012 had 31 requests. (This one is coming out on 12/26, so there's still time!)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 25 December 2012 (Most of these are actually coming out on Friday, 12/21. Gee, I wonder why?):

Arbitrage
Robert Miller is a New York hedge-fund magnate who appears to have it all: money, power, a loving wife, and a devoted daughter working by his side. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is running on borrowed time, trying to unload his crippled trading company before his frauds are revealed. A deadly error throws Miller's life into a tailspin, raising the suspicions of a detective and threatening the future of his financial empire.
Killer Joe
Killer' Joe Cooper is a Dallas detective who doubles as a hitman with the charm of a Southern gentleman. Chris hires Joe to kill his mother in order to collect her life insurance and pay off his debts. When Chris is unable to pay for the service up front, Joe takes Chris's sister Dottie as a retainer until he can be paid.
Premium Rush
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Resident Evil Retribution
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.
WWE - The Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2012
WWE fans can enjoy the best pay-per-view matches of 2012 all in one collection. Features three discs with top matches from Raw and SmackDown. Includes footage from WrestleMania XXVIII, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, Extreme Rules, Money in the Bank, Elimination Chamber, and more.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Total Recall with 1076 requests.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days had 459 requests,
Trouble with the Curve had 458 requests,
The Words had 454 requests,
Sleepwalk with me had 176 requests,
Shameless - complete 2nd season had 134 requests,
Californication - Season 5 had 129 requests,
Army Wives Season 6, Part 2 had 43 requests,
WWE Survivor Series 2012 had 41 requests,
Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men go to War had 15 requests,
UFC 152 - Jones v Belfort had 15 requests,
UFC - Forrest Griffin - The Ultimate Fighter had 11 requests,
Nova Science Now - What are animals thinking? had 10 requests, and
Nova Science Now: Can Science Stop Crime? had 9 requests.

Friday, December 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 15 December 2012 through Friday 21 December 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 12/15/2012:
Las Vegas Library: Smooth and Sultry Holiday Concert, by Hot Club of Las Vegas
Sahara West Library: Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz Drum Classes
Sahara West Library: Unfolding the Tarot
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinic and Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Caregiver Support Lecture
Whitney Library: Radon Awareness Workshop
West Las Vegas Library: The Threepenny Opera - 18th Annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive and Benefit Performance

    Sunday 12/16/2012:
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Sunrise Library: Sunday Holiday Movie Marathon - Home Alone, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice, and Arthur Christmas
West Las Vegas Library: The Threepenny Opera - 18th Annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive and Benefit Performance

    Monday 12/17/2012:
Clark County Library: Radon Awareness Workshop
Sahara West Library: Longevitology

    Tuesday 12/18/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Whistling with Red - Whistling in Brooklyn
Whitney Library: How to Buy a Computer

    Wednesday 12/19/2012:
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
West Las Vegas Library: Las Vegas News Bureau Archives

    Thursday 12/20/2012:
Rainbow Library: R Space Studio: A Working Gallery
Sahara West Library: Lyrical Hip Hop Dance Class for Adults

    Friday 12/21/2012:
The library is open, but there are no events listed.
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF WINTER!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

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

Army Wives Season 6, Part 2
The Army Wives return for the captivating second half of the esteemed series' sixth season. Experience all the surprises, battles, and shared triumphs of television's tight-knit military family - leading to the season finale.
Californication - Season 5
Sophisticated and unique, this comedy centers on novelist Hank Moody, who struggles to raise his 13-year-old daughter while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend. His obsession with truth-telling and self destructive behavior - drinks, drugs, and relationships - are both destroying and enriching to his career.
Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men go to War
Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters; Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev, and explores how the world's most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days
When Greg Heffley's dad threatens to send him to military school if he doesn't stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse! For starters, Greg's in over his head when he pretends to work at the swanky country club where Rowley's family has a membership. Things don't go much better on a father-son camping trip with the Wilderness Explorers, and then there's the Heffley's new dog, Sweetie, who fetches even more trouble for Greg.
Nova Science Now: Can Science Stop Crime?
David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology, not only to solve horrific murders, but to try to prevent crimes. Peer inside the criminal mind and discover cutting-edge forensic techniques that help investigators stop criminals in their tracks.
Nova Science Now - What are animals thinking?
Have you ever wondered what's going on inside your pet's mind? In What Are Animals Thinking?, find out how a beehive resembles a human brain and whether your dog is really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous 'guilty look.
Shameless - complete 2nd season
Season two dives headfirst into the sweltering heat of a Chicago summer, grabs Gallagher family life by the throat, and never lets go. Boozed-up Frank's scams constantly fizzle. Grammy Gallagher visits after a prison stint. Bipolar Monica returns to fan Frank's flames. Fiona plays the field--until Steve comes back with a hot new wife. Lip drops out to care for his and Karen's baby. Ian's gunning for West Point.
Sleepwalk with me
A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
The Words
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
Total Recall
Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man.
Trouble with the Curve
Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus - who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat - refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickie, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm.
UFC - Forrest Griffin - The Ultimate Fighter
Forrest Griffin rose from obscurity to become one of the most important figures in UFC history. In this hard-hitting documentary, Forrest Griffin gives a first-hand account of his remarkable journey that made him the first Ultimate Fighter. From his early years growing up in Augusta Georgia, to his improbable rise to become a UFC world champion, this is the true story of a true original.
UFC 152 - Jones v Belfort
It will be a historic night when 125-pounders Joseph Benavideaz and Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson compete in a five-round battle to become the first flyweight champion in UFC history. Top middle weight contenders meet as Michael 'The Count' Bisping faces 'All-American' Brian Stann in a pivotal 185-pound match.
WWE Survivor Series 2012
Since 1987, WWE fans have been able to enjoy an action-packed night where all of the WWE titles are on the line. Features all of the top WWE stars of 2012, including CM Punk, John Cena, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Big Show, The Miz, and more.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Ted with 1311 requests.

The Bourne Legacy had 1222 requests,
Ice Age - Continental Drift had 795 requests,
Why Stop Now had 61 requests,
WWE Raw 1000 Moments had 36 requests,
Law & Order Criminal Intent - 9th Year had 31 requests,
Can I Eat That? had 19 requests,
What Makes Us Human? had 11 requests, and
Dropout Nation had 9 requests.

Friday, December 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 8 December 2012 through Friday 14 December 2012:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 12/8/2012:
Clark County Library: Film - The Amazing Spiderman
Mesquite Library: Gallery Exhibit: The Eye of Africa
Sahara West Library: Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Drum Classes
Sahara West Library: Unfolding the Tarot
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbooking Club
West Las Vegas Library: Radon Awareness Workshop

    Sunday 12/9/2012:
Clark County Library: Nevada Chamber Symphony's "Home for the Holidays"
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
West Charleston Library: Film - La Flor de mi Secreto
West Charleston Library: Film - The Flower of my Secret

    Monday 12/10/2012:
Clark County Library: Winter Blood Drive - American Red Cross
Clark County Library: How to Buy a Computer
Summerlin Library: A Monday Moment in Time Movie Series - White Christmas

    Tuesday 12/11/2012:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Whistling with Red - Whistling in Dixie
Clark County Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Free Educational Programs for Caregivers
Summerlin Library: 18th Annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive and Benefit Performance: The Threepenny Opera
Summerlin Library: Talent and Treasures: Masterworks and Comic Classics - The Treasured works of db donovan
West Charleston Library: Adult Diabetes Education and Management Support Group (ADEMS)

    Wednesday 12/12/2012:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Series featuring the UNLV Graduate Jazz Combo
Laughlin Library: Laughlin Library Travel Series Lecture - Machu Picchu
Summerlin Library: 18th Annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive and Benefit Performance: The Threepenny Opera
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Sunrise Library: SCORE Business Workshop: Social Media Marketing
West Las Vegas Library: Family Game Night CANCELLED

    Thursday 12/13/2012:
Laughlin Library: How to Buy an eReader
Laughlin Library: eBook Downloading
West Las Vegas Library: Lyrical Hip Hop Dance Class for Adults

    Friday 12/14/2012:
West Las Vegas Library: 18th Annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive and Benefit Performance: The Threepenny Opera

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

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

The Bourne Legacy
Aaron Cross is an agent groomed by the government program that also unleashed Jason Bourne, but with a few new wrinkles. Cross is busy training in Alaska when he's caught in a tsunami of hurt, thus beginning a frantic search for answers to who and what he is.
Dropout Nation
A troubling and inspiring journey through the maze of an inner city high school, Dropout Nation investigates the causes, challenges, and potential solutions of a national emergency.
Ice Age - Continental Drift
Scrat's constant quest for an acorn causes a shift in the ice. Manny, Sid, and Diego end up stranded on an iceberg in the middle of the sea. A group of misfit pirates are determined to stop the trio from ever returning home.
Law & Order Criminal Intent - 9th Year
Following the exit of Captain Daniel Ross at the beginning of Season 9, Detective Zoe Callas and Detective Serena Stevens step in to join Detective Zack Nichols for the series' penultimate Ninth Year. This series focuses on the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.
Can I Eat That?
What are the scientific secrets behind your favorite foods? David Pogue ventures into labs and kitchens to uncover the hidden truths behind the flavors and textures we take for granted every day.
What Makes Us Human?
Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that distinguish humans from the millions of other animal species with which we share the vast majority of our DNA. Now, we explore those traits once thought to be uniquely human to discover their evolutionary roots.
Ted
As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since. Their friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
Why Stop Now
Eli Bloom, a piano prodigy, has gotten the most important audition of his life. But before he can go, he must drop his mother off at drug rehab. Since she has to test positive for admission, the two end up at her dealer's door seeking one last score. But problems arise when mom can't pay and dealer is low on product, thus creating a series of comically unfortunate obstacles to each character's goals.
WWE Raw 1000 Moments
WE's Monday Night Raw debuted in 1993, and since then it has delivered lots of action-packed wrestling entertainment for fans of all ages. In celebration of the monumental 1,000th episode of the show, WWE releases a three-disc collection of highlights from the series. Features include a countdown of the top 100 moments of Raw, as well as the complete 3-hour Raw 1,000th episode.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Hope Springs with 742 requests.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green had 721 requests,
Beasts of the Southern Wild had 215 requests,
Finding Nemo had 91 requests,
Last Ounce of Courage had 91 requests,
The Whale had 65 requests,
Ireland's Secret Sights had 35 requests,
Eastbound & Down - Complete 3rd Season had 35 requests,
Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash had 33 requests,
Wu Dang had 29 requests,
Money and Medicine had 26 requests,
Denise Austin: Shrink your 5 fat zones had 24 requests,
How Smart Can We Get? had 23 requests, and
Secrets of the Dead - The Man who Saved the World had 20 requests.