Friday, May 31, 2013

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 1 June 2013 through Friday 7 June 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 6/1/2013:
Clark County Library: Summer Blood Drive Series - United Blood Services
Summerlin Library: Interior Design Workshop (4 part class series)
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Library United Blood Services Blood Drive
West Charleston Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive
West Las Vegas Library: Juneteenth Jazz and Spoken Word Performances
    Sunday 6/2/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: Meet the Author: Victoria Kilbury
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs Session 2: May thru August
Sunrise Library: Film - Beautiful Creatures
    Monday 6/3/2013:
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Extreme Knitting
Whitney Library: For Teens: Teen Origami and Paper Club
    Tuesday 6/4/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Essential Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce
Laughlin Library: Film - Life of Pi
    Wednesday 6/5/2013:
Sahara West Library: Unfolding the Tarot
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Spongebob Squarepants - the Movie
    Thursday 6/6/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Teens Take Over!
Windmill Library: For Teens: Teens Take Over!
    Friday 6/7/2013:
Clark County Library: Seated Yoga Class
Rainbow Library: For Teens: First Friday Teen Movie - The Hunger Games

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 4 June 2013:

The Best of Superman
The super-human crime-fighting champion who started it all battles the forces of evil in fourteen breathtaking fan-favorite, animated episodes drawn from multiple Superman series. It's the Man of Steel starring in over four hours of the most astonishing animated adventures.
Breaking Bad - the complete 5th season
Includes the episodes Live Free or Die, Madrigal, Hazard Pay, Fifty-One, Dead Freight, Buyout, Say My Name, Gliding Over All, and more.
Burn Notice - Season 6
There's trouble in paradise for former CIA operative Michael Westen and his cohorts, and the streets of Miami are hotter, and deadlier, than ever before.  
In hot pursuit of his old nemesis, Michael must take down Anson Fullerton and find a way to free Fiona from prison, where she is being targeted by a murderous foe. Michael goes full force to save Fiona as he takes on cold-blooded assassins, diabolical drug cartels, uneasy alliances, and explosive danger at every turn.
The Economic Meltdown
Features five Frontline programs: (1) Inside the Meltdown-Investigating the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years. (2) Ten Trillion and Counting-The efforts to slow down the crisis added more debt. How debt constrains and challenges the government. (3) Breaking the Bank-Wall Street risked billions and created massive losses, nearly breaking the banks. (4) The Warning-Why did the meltdown happen? (5) Cliffhanger-Investigation of how Washington has failed to solve the country's problems of debt.
Escape from Planet Earth
The story takes place on planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA.
Falling Skies - Complete 2nd Season
Ben is placed in harm's way by someone who he thought he could trust. And when the 2nd Mass are trapped in the basement, the situation takes a turn for the worst.
A Good Day to Die Hard
Bruce Willis is back in action as John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time. John's latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack, who has been imprisoned in Moscow. But the mission takes a deadly turn as father and son must join forces to thwart a nuclear weapons heist that could trigger World War III.
The Horde
In the 14th century, half of Eurasia is occupied by the Golden Horde. Europe waits in trepidation for its attack, anticipating the death of the Christian civilization. When the Great Khan is killed by his brother, Janibeg, their mother, Taidula, must pass judgment-persecute the conspirator or bless his reign.
Ice Road Truckers Complete Season 6
For the past several decades, two months out of every year, truckers in the world's most dangerous tundra carry vital equipment to remote outposts located hundreds of miles north of civilization, all over roads temporarily created by frozen bodies of water. The truckers will once again embark on a race against the elements, against time and against each other. The series will continue to examine this time honored profession that dates back almost a century, often through generations of families.
Inside World War II
Day by day. Hour by hour. Second by second. This is the story of last century's bloodiest conflict told in a concise and compelling 3 hour special. Including personal accounts, strategic analysis and rare footage, Inside WWII provides a new and intimate perspective on the experience of war.
Journey of the Universe
An epic story about cosmic, Earth and human transformation from producer/directors Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard). Big Bang, big science, big history, this one-of-a-kind film was created by renowned scientists, scholars, and award-winning film?makers led by co-writers Brian Thomas Swimme, the acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher, and Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Mama
A supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.
Mosquita y Mari
An exquisitely crafted coming of age tale following a pair of Latina teens who fall gradually in love against the backdrop of East L.A.
Mountain Men - Season 1
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life in the wilderness, using only the things nature has provided? This is the History series about three men who have devoted their lives to survival in its simplest form. But how simple is it really? Watch as these men face off against mudslides, falling trees, ravaging weather and even hungry animals to make sure they obtain the food and supplies they'll need to make it through the brutal winter months ahead.
Pretty Little Liars - Complete 3rd Season
As the third season begins, a summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being ''A'' and the death of Maya. With the terror seemingly over and an alleged murderer now behind bars, the town of Rosewood is slowly healing from old and new wounds. Now back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison's disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood.
Sadako
Akane, a high school teacher, hears a rumor that there is actual scary footage on the internet of someone's suicide. Anyone who decides to watch the video becomes crazy and also commits suicide.
Secrets of the Dead - Bugging Hitler's Soldiers
Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POW's revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII.
Warm Bodies
After a zombie epidemic, R (a zombie) rescues Julie (a human survivor) from a zombie attack. The two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human, setting off a chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Dark Skies with 487 requests.

Covert Affairs - Season 3 had 116 requests,
Doctor Who Series 7 - Part 2 had 96 requests,
Suits - Season 2 had 93 requests,
Longmire - The Complete First Season had 89 requests,
Lore had 57 requests,
George Gently - Series 5 had 54 requests,
WWE Top 25 Rivalries had 41 requests,
UFC 157 - Rousey vs Carmouche had 37 requests,
The Loving Story had 28 requests,
Mind of a rampage killer had 21 requests,
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents had 13 requests,
Charge had 8 requests,
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange - Escape from the Kitchen - Volume 1 had 6 requests,
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange - Season 1 had 5 requests, and
Por Ella soy Eva had 3 requests.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 25 May 2013 through Friday 31 May 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 5/25/2013:
Clark County Library: Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbook Workshop
Whitney Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Dueling
Windmill Library: Film: Cirque du Soleil - Worlds Away
    Sunday 5/26/2013:
Las Vegas Library: Savvy Office
    Monday 5/27/2013:
The library is CLOSED to observe Memorial Day
    Tuesday 5/28/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Essential Joan Crawford - The Women
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Teen Book Club
Windmill Library: For Teens: Teen Tuesday
    Wednesday 5/29/2013:
The library is OPEN, but there are no events listed.
    Thursday 5/30/2013:
The library is OPEN, but there are no events listed.
    Friday 5/31/2013:
The library is OPEN, but there are no events listed.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 28 May 2013:

Charge
Captures a pivotal moment in motor sport history: the dawn of the zero-emissions racing era.
Covert Affairs - Season 3
Annie Walker, an invaluable CIA operative, embarks on a mission directed by her new supervisor that soon turns into an experience unlike any she has tackled before.
Dark Skies
Dark Skies is a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacy Barrett witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barrett family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacy take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
Doctor Who Series 7 - Part 2
Through all of time and space, the unknown is everywhere. But sometimes the universe's greatest mystery is the person right next to someone else. The Doctor embarks on an epic adventure that could cost him everything.
George Gently - Series 5
Award-winning actor Martin Shaw stars as the principled detective George Gently in these three feature-length mysteries. These powerful dramas unfold against the beautiful backdrop of rural Britain during the tumultuous 1960s. Based on the long-running series of books by Alan Hunter.
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange - Escape from the Kitchen - Volume 1
Follows YouTube sensation Annoying Orange along with his band of produce buddies as they navigate the time-space continuum in their magical fruit cart. From Prehistoric Era to Colonial Times, Orange and the rest of the crew are dropped into random adventures and forced to squeeze their way out.
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange - Season 1
Follows YouTube sensation Annoying Orange along with his band of produce buddies as they navigate the time-space continuum in their magical fruit cart. From Prehistoric Era to Colonial Times, Orange and the rest of the crew are dropped into random adventures and forced to squeeze their way out.
Longmire - The Complete First Season
To close murder cases under open skies, he's your man. Out of bestselling author Craig Johnson's mystery novels strides Walt Longmire, the charismatic and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County and the world-weary yet dedicated lead character of this spellbinding hit series.
Lore
Abandoned by their Nazi parents at the end of World War II, five German siblings, led by fourteen year old Lore embark on a harrowing journey across their war-torn country.
The Loving Story
On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of 'miscegenation.' Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings' case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
Mind of a rampage killer
What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future?
Por Ella soy Eva
After faking his own death, Juan transforms himself into Eva to be close to Helena, the woman he loves. Eva then befriends Helena and sets out on a quest to find proof against the man who has framed him. Thinking Juan is dead, Helena moves on with her life and plans to marry Plutarco, the man responsible for framing Juan. Will Juan risk telling Helana the truth even though he will hurt her again, or will he continue to lead a double life in the hopes of seeking justice?
Suits - Season 2
Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica as they take on New York's most high profile cases.
UFC 157 - Rousey vs Carmouche
Undefeated superstar 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey defends her UFC bantamweight title against Marine Corps veteran Liz Carmouche in the first women's fight ever in the UFC Octagon. But, that's not all. 'UFC 157' will also feature the showdown between all time great Dan Henderson and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida. Plus, see the return of 'The California Kid' Urijah Faber in his rematch against Ivan Menjivar.
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
America's unique form of democracy separates power among three branches of government: the legislative, judicial and executive. The President of the United States, who heads the executive branch, holds the position that most embodies the aspirations of the American people. Join HISTORY for a fresh perspective on how the Oval Office has evolved over the past 200 years through stories about and learn about the 43 men who have served as Commander in Chief - from George Washington to Barack Obama.
WWE Top 25 Rivalries
For the first time ever, WWE counts down the most intense rivalries of all time. With each segment narrated by a different WWE or mainstream personality, each rivalry takes on a life of its own as fans get an inside, never-before-seen perspective on their favorite showdowns.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Parker with 911 requests.

The Last Stand had 822 requests,
Stand up guys had 756 requests,
Promised Land had 702 requests,
A Haunted House had 634 requests,
True Blood - complete 5th season had 495 requests,
Beautiful Creatures had 421 requests,
Lego Batman the Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite had 89 requests,
Perception - The complete first season had 75 requests,
Mel Brooks - Make a noise had 56 requests,
Common Man had 40 requests,
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn had 39 requests,
Queen Victoria's Children had 20 requests,
Teen Wolf - Season 2 had 17 requests,
Best of Warner Bros. Cartoons - Hannah Barbera had 15 requests,
180 days: A year inside an American high school had 14 requests,
Yossi had 9 requests,
Weird Creatures with Nick Baker had 7 requests,
The Aquabats! Super Show! Season 1! had 5 requests,
Soldiers of Paint had 4 requests,
Age of Champions had 1 request, and
Que Joyitas! had 1 request.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 18 May 2013 through Friday 24 May 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 5/18/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sahara West Library: Small Business Expo 2013
Sunrise Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

    Sunday 5/19/2013:
Clark Coujnty Library: A Taste of Polynesia and the Phillipines - Dance Concert
Sahara West Library: Exploring Your Family's History - Genealogy Series
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs - Session 2
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee - Jack Reacher
Windmill Library: SCORE Business Workshop: How to start your own business
    Monday 5/20/2013:
Clark County Library: Medicare Info Session
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
West Charleston Library: Birstlecone Storytelling Festival
    Tuesday 5/21/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Essential Joan Crawford - Grand Hotel
Clark County Library: Survival Skills for Non-Profits: Evaluations
West Charleston Library: Bristlecone Storytelling Festival
Windmill Library: For Teens: Teen Tuesday
    Wednesday 5/22/2013:
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Madagascar 3
Whitney Library: Birstlecone Storytelling Festival
    Thursday 5/23/2013:
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Comic Book Origami
West Charleston Library: Understanding and Demystifying Blindness
Whitney Library: Bristlecone Storytelling Festival
Whitney Library: In the Art Gallery: Exhibition of Geometrical Art
    Friday 5/24/2013:
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Club Otaku
West Charleston Library: For Teens: Teen Time Fridays!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday 21 May, 2013:

180 days: A year inside an American high school
Gives space and breadth to our nation's education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways.
The Aquabats! Super Show! Season 1!
Follow the amazingly comic antics of the Aquabats, the galaxy's first musical, crime-fighting superheroes, as they protect space from the creatures and super villains.
Beautiful Creatures
When newcomer Lena arrives in the small town of Gatlin she quickly captures the attention of Ethan, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Best of Warner Bros. Cartoons - Hannah Barbera
Collection of 25 Hanna-Barbera cartoons including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Space Ghost and many more from the '50s, '60s, and '70s.
A Haunted House
When young couple Malcolm and Kisha move in to their dream place, they soon discover they're not alone. But it's not the home that's possessed, it's Kisha. Now, Malcolm will go to hilarious extremes, including hiring a priest, a psychic, and a team of modern-day Ghostbusters to get his place and his sex life back to normal.
The Last Stand
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post, Sheriff Ray Owens moved and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Juction. That peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez, one of the most notorious drup kingpins, makes an escape from the FBI. Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border, straight through Summerton Juction.
Lego Batman the Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite
When Bruce Wayne receives the man of the year award, fellow billionaire Lex Luthor becomes jealous and decides to run for President. To create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics Lex recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray which wreaks havoc on Gotham. As Lex destroys Batman's tech, Batman reluctantly turns to Superman for help.
Mel Brooks - Make a noise
Mel Brooks has energetically avoided a documentary profile from being made, until now. He has agreed to throw himself into a new documentary about his storied career, giving American Masters exclusive interviews and complete access to his film archives.
Parker
Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor or hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys, one of whom is related to a known mobster. They pull off the job flawlessly and Parker wants to part ways with them. When he refuses to join them for another job, they try to kill him. They dispose of his body, but someone finds him...still alive. After recovering, he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes.
Perception - The complete first season
Experience an original twist on the classic crime drama about an eccentric neuroscience professor who's revealing visions help him uncover what lies beneath conscious emotion. Though recruited by the FBI for his masterful understanding of the human mind, Daniel's odd and offbeat view makes it difficult for him to get close to anyone. His former student, Agent Kate Moretti, is one of the few people willing to accept Daniel's peculiarities in exchange for his imaginative solutions.
Promised Land
Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads.
Que Joyitas!
Two enemies must work together to retrieve a mobster's money.
Stand up guys
Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. He's reunited with his two best friends Doc and Hirsch. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret. He's been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate.
True Blood - complete 5th season
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, season five goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists': a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence.
Weird Creatures with Nick Baker
Explorer and biologist Nick Baker travels to exotic locations around the globe following his childhood dream to uncover the craziest creatures of the natural world. Every animal Nick Baker finds is a vivid and fascinating example of how some species have evolved in order to survive in some of the most inhospitable environments on earth.
Yossi
The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his love ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Cloud Atlas with 1204 requests.
Dexter - the complete 7th Season had 438 requests,
Texas Chainsaw had 332 requests,
Liz & Dick had 115 requests,
Rizzoli& Isles - Complete 3rd Season had 102 requests,
Mythbusters Collection 9 had 39 requests,
UFC 156 - Aldo vs Edgar had 33 requests,
Yoga to the rescue - for pain free neck, back, and shoulders had 26 requests,
Doctor Who - The Visitation had 25 requests,
Raising Adam Lanza had 22 requests,
Battle for the Elephants had 20 requests, and
Life of Muhammad had 1 requests.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 11 May 2013 through Friday 17 May 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 5/11/2013:
Clark County Library: "8" - A play chronicling the federal trial for marriage equality
Clark County Library: Film - Les Miserables
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Avengers Screen Printing - Iron Man 3
Summerlin Library: The Secrets of Screenwriting - Part 2
West Las Vegas Library: Stage to Screen Recital Performance
Windmill Library: Film - The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
    Sunday 5/12/2013:
Sahara Library: Dances of India: From Tradition to Pop Culture
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
West Charleston Library: Film - Jews In Space (English)
West Charleston Library: Film - Jews in Space (Spanish)
    Monday 5/13/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: Disneyland - Tips and Tricks
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Anime Club
Sunrise Library: Bristlecone Storytelling Festival

    Tuesday 5/14/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Essential Joan Crawford - Dancing Lady
Clark County Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Free educational programs for caregivers
Clark County Library: Vanguard University Guitar Ensemble - In Concert
Sunrise Library: Bristlecone Storytelling Festival
West Charleston Library: How to Structure & Manage your corporation or LLC
Windmill Library: Bristlecone Storytelling Festival
Windmill Library: In the Art Gallery: Journey of the Heart
Windmill Library: For Teens: Teen Tuesday
    Wednesday 5/15/2013:
Windmill Library: Bristlecone Storytelling Festival

    Thursday 5/16/2013:
The library is OPEN, but there are no events listed.

    Friday 5/17/2013:
The library is OPEN, but there are no events listed.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Are you one of the many Diana Gabaldon fans?



Did you know she has published a collection of novellas featuring Lord John Gray only available in eBook format?  Don’t miss the further adventures of Lord John Grey in The Plague of Zombies. 

In A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows readers finally find out what happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield's parents.  Follow further adventures of Lord John Gray in The Custom of the Army.

Release date for the 8th title in the famous Outlander  series, Written in my Own Heart’s Blood, is December 2013.    

Note: These titles are only available at the Library in eBook format.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 14 May 2013:

Battle for the Elephants
The elephant, Earth's most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory's supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant, with its highly evolved society, keen intelligence, ability to communicate across vast distances and to love, remember and even to mourn, is far more complex than ever imagined.
Dexter - the complete 7th Season
Dexter is forced to confront his greatest fear, as Debra witnesses his insatiable, ritualistic slaying of a killer. Deb knows the secret of his Dark Passenger, his undeniable thirst for blood, and the Code that their father Harry instilled in him as a young boy. But as Deb tries to reconcile the unfathomable idea that her beloved, mild-mannered brother is Miami's most notorious serial killer, Dexter is still pulled by his impulses to seek out the guilty and exact his brand of vigilante justice.
Doctor Who - The Visitation
It's 1666, and England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor and his companions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger. As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves. The Terileptils have arrived, and only the Doctor can stop them.
Liz & Dick
For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance, often called the marriage of the century, was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again.
Mythbusters Collection 9
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman perform experiments to verify or debunk urban legends, old wives' tales, and the like. Various myths are tested on the show as well as the results of the experiments (the myths are Busted, Plausible, or Confirmed).
Raising Adam Lanza
In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza left behind a trail of death and destruction, but little else. His motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery.
Rizzoli & Isles - Complete 3rd Season
When an explosive misstep drives a painful wedge between Boston's finest crime-solving colleagues, Jane and Maura must set aside their personal difficulties in order to keep on top of the city's most heinous murder cases. Yet analyzing corpses and tracking killers is child's play compared to the complications that arise from both friends' families. Using intellect & instinct, the best friends do what it takes to regain each other?s trust while busting criminals in all 15 witty, gritty episodes.
Texas Chainsaw
In 1974, townspeople hunted down and killed every member of the Sawyer family for committing a series of grisly murders. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. She finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion's dank cellars.
Life of Muhammad
In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures, through to his death and his legacy.
UFC 156 - Aldo vs Edgar
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's most lethal 145-pound fighter, featherweight champion Jose Aldo, was in the Octagon on Saturday, February 2nd. It was his toughest test to date against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who was ready to show that he is the new sheriff in town. Plus, heavyweight superstar Alistair Overeem returns against Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva, and former light heavyweight champion 'Suga' Rashad Evans battles longtime contender Rogerio Nogueira.
Yoga to the rescue - for pain free neck, back, and shoulders
Prevent and relieve pain and stiffness in your back, neck, and shoulders with celebrated yoga instructor Desiree Rumbaugh. Recent studies have shown that a regular yoga practice helps combat chronic pain. These two complete programs feature safe, simple, and effective yoga practices to help you heal yourself. Make aches and pains a thing of the past as you reduce stress, fight fatigue, and release tension throughout your body.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Jack Reacher with 1274 requests.

Safe Haven had 687 requests,
Hyde Park on Hudson had 521 requests,
Fringe - complete 5th Season had 166 requests,
Royal Pains - Season 4 had 57 requests,
30 Rock Season 7 had 52 requests,
In the Hive had 51 requests,
The Condemned had 49 requests,
The Assassin's Blade had 37 requests,
Flashpoint - the fifth season had 33 requests,
Private Practice - Complete 6th Season had 28 requests,
The Exorcist in the 21st Century had 22 requests,
UFC Presents Benson Henderson - Rising Up had 22 requests,
WWII from space had 22 requests, and
Rookie Blue - Complete 3rd Season had 16 requests.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 4 May 2013 through Friday 10 May 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 5/4/2013:
Clark County Library: For Teens: Gooey, Gruesome, and Gross!
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Book Sale
Summerlin Library: Secrets of Screenwriting - Part 1
West Charleston Library: Predictive Astrology: the significance of Solar Eclipses
    Sunday 5/5/2013:
Clark County Library: A Taste of Japan & Okinawa - Music Concert
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee - Flubber
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center: Caregiver Support Lecture
    Monday 5/6/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshp
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Extreme Knitting
Sahara West Library: Longevitology: Energy Healing
    Tuesday 5/7/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: The Essential Joan Crawford - Our Dancing Daughters
Rainbow Library: In the Art Gallery: Pow Wow Portraits
Windmill Library: For Teens: Teen Tuesday
    Wednesday 5/8/2013:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series: UNLV Jazz Combos
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - The Odd Life of Timothy Green
West Las Vegas Library: Nevada Ballet Theatre - Dance Discovery Spring Concert 2013
    Thursday 5/9/2013:
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Middle School Book Club
Spring Valley Library: In the Art Gallery: The Mirror of Life
    Friday 5/10/2013:
RainbowLibrary: For Teens: Club Otaku
West Charleston Library: For Teens: Teen Time Fridays!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Picks by Staff to make you laugh, thrillers that are page-turners, and more!



Mechanics know how to fix cars, chefs know how to cook, and librarians know which books are good.  We see the best-sellers, we know which authors write series or which author is a good read-alike.  We host book clubs, and we always share a good title with each other.   Each one of us usually has several favorite authors they follow.   If you work in a library it is a given that reading is your favorite hobby.

We officially began sharing our favorites with you on a bookletter called Staff Picks.  Each month, Virtual Library staff collect titles that our co-workers are eager to share with you.  Books that made us laugh, thrillers that were page-turners, non-fiction on an array of topics.  We like regular books and eBooks.  We listen to audiobooks on the way to and from work.  We listen to downloaded audiobooks on an iPod or Smart Phone while working out.  

This month, take a look at Staff Picks and see if there isn’t something different there you would enjoy.  We’ll be back next month with more selections.