Monday, July 29, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 6 August 2013:

A Princeton admissions officer, Portia Nathan, who is up for a major promotion, takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Amelia's 25th
What does turning 25 means to a struggling actress? With a disconnected father, a live-in boyfriend who's struggling financially and a complex of noisy neighbors, her life could not seem bleaker. Spanning the course of one day, Amelia finds guidance and wisdom in the most curious places: a movie star, a photographer, casting directors, unemployed actors, plus-size sex shop owners, psychics, and a cross-dressing neighbor, all who lead her down the winding road of acceptance.
Auction Kings: Season 1
At the intersection of dreams gone by and dreams yet to be, you'll find the auction block of Gallery 63. Hopeful sellers flock to the shop with rare relics and surprisingly valuable mementos, usually in attempts to finance the next dream on their lists. Follow Atlanta auction house owner Paul Brown and crew as they hunt for and auction America's most unusual rarities. Will the seller get a deal or the buyer get a steal?
The Borgias - The Final Season
Jeremy Irons stars in The Borgias, the saga of history's most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons and poisonously seductive daughter, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy.
Community - Season 4
A smarmy lawyer, whose education is deemed void by the bar, is forced to attend a local community college with an extremely eclectic staff and student body.
Duck Dynasty: Season 3
The Robertsons have quickly become America's favorite backwoods family. This close-knit clan has made a fortune selling duck calls, turning their backyard business into a multimillion-dollar sporting empire. But for Willie Robertson, the company's CEO, running a family operation can be tough when all your employees live one distraction at a time and find any excuse to leave the warehouse.
The Host
Earth has been taken over by aliens in crisp white outfits and each one taking over a human 'host' so that the alien race can save the planet. Fewer humans are alive, and young Melanie has been on the run with her kid brother, Jamie, and her Louisiana honey, Jared. The Host opens with Melanie's capture, and continues on her odyssey as the alien who attempts to overtake her, Wanderer, battles inside Melanie for control of her body and mind.
Magic Magic
In remote Chile, a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it's too late.
Midsomer Murders Set 22
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars Neil Dudgeon as the capable Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, with Jason Hughes as his earnest, efficient partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones.
Two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper. The boys agree to help him, but it isn't long until their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.
My Amityville Horror
For the first time, child eyewitness Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. This is a gripping documentary that details the struggle behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and shows that while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are all too real.
Mythbusters Collection 10
Your favorite madcap scientists deliver ten episodes that score a perfect ten in scientific silliness. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, along with Kari, Grant, and Tory, will find the most fascinating myths from movies, legend, and social media and put them through the Mythbusting ringer.
Outlawed in Pakistan
The story of Kainat Soomro, a thirteen year old girl, who had accused four men of gang raping her. In hopes of getting justice she goes to the court system, but is ordered to be killed instead of getting justice.
The Path to Violence
Tells the story of a powerfully effective Secret Service program, the Safe School Initiative, that's helped schools detect problem behavior in advance. Yet, despite the progress made, recent attacks reveal a gaping hole in the safety net. Adam Lanza, Jared Loughner, and allegedly James Holmes all executed their attacks after they'd left their respective schools. Is the country ready to have a national conversation about the balance between school safety and civil liberties?
Political Animals
Politicians are a breed of their own, striving to serve their country while their personal dramas play out under the media spotlight's glare. Elaine Barrish Hammond, a former first lady to the president and current Secretary of State, struggles to keep her family together as she deflects probing questions from journalist Susan Berg. Watch the captivating First Family weather the all-too-real dynamics of political and personal life with grit, intelligence, and vulnerable honesty.
Robin Hood
Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John, and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham. Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won't rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne.
The Sapphires
Inspired by a true story, it's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship, and war when their all-girl group the Sapphires entertains U.S. troops in Vietnam.
Secrets of the Dead - Bones of the Buddha
Did a nineteenth century British landowner really discover gold, jewels, and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate? Is the site of this 'discovery' the legendary lost city of Kapilavastu, where the real Buddha lived as Prince Siddhartha?
Smash: Season Two
In Season Two, Broadway-bound musical Bombshell has competition on its heels in the form of Hit List, a rock musical written by two Broadway newcomers that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of Bombshell's team. As tension mounts on the road to Broadway, new romances are formed, loyalties are betrayed, and rivalries are reignited, all leading up to theater's biggest night; the Tony Awards.
The Sword in the Stone
Disney proudly presents the 50th anniversary edition of a spellbinding and beloved animated classic. Take an amazing journey with a young orphan named 'Wart' and the extraordinary wizard Merlin. According to legend, only someone with the purest character and inner strength can pull the enchanted sword from the stone and claim the throne of England. Armed with newfound confidence and the power of friendship, Wart discovers his destiny and learns the best magic is the kind found inside the soul.
To the Wonder
Neil is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina. After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.
Top Gear - The Complete Third Season
Adam, Tanner and Rutledge hit the road and criss-cross the nation behind the wheels of some of the most iconic vehicles on the planet. They compete over who had the best college car on an epic road trip through Mexico, tackle volcanoes and glaciers in America's toughest 4-wheel drives, reinvent the RV and Taxi's, and build a car capable of handling the apocalypse.
Tracy Anderson: Perfect Design Series: Sequence 1
In Level One of the Perfect Design Series, Tracy Anderson leads 50 minutes of innovative sequencing for beginners, including warmup, abs workout, arms and legs, butt, and thighs. A yoga mat or towel is recommended.
Tracy Anderson: Perfect Design Series: Sequence 2
In Level Two of the Perfect Design Series,;Tracy Anderson leads 47 minutes of innovative sequencing for intermediate level performers, including warmup, abs workout, arms and legs, butt, and thighs. A yoga mat or towel and a chair are needed.
Tracy Anderson: The method for beginners
Two complete 30 minute total body work outs.
Wicked Tuna: Season 2
Fishing is a hard life, and harder with bluefin stocks depleted. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, there's a special breed of fishermen. For generations they've used rod and reel to catch the elusive bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, and the competition is brutal. When one bluefin can bring in as much as $20,000-they'll do whatever it takes to hook up.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is G.I. Joe: Retaliation with 971 requests.

On the road had 180 requests,
Assault on Wall Street had 122 requests,
Black Rock had 117 requests,
Cloudburst had 83 requests,
Teen Beach Movie had 83 requests,
Filly Brown had 53 requests,
UFC 159 - Jones vs Sonnen had 34 requests,
WWE - ECW Unreleased, Vol 2 had 27 requests,
The Bronte Sisters had 19 requests,
Alpha Dogs had 18 requests, and
Amor Bravio had 6 requests.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 27 July 2013 through Friday 2 August 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 7/27/2013:
Summerlin Library: 15th Annual Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival (afternoon)
Summerlin Library: 15th Annual Las Vegas Dance in the Desert Festival (evening)
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Scrapbook Workshop
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Pixel Art Party!
West Charleston Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive
Whitney Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Dueling
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Play
Windmill Library: Film - Jack the Giant Slayer
    Sunday 7/28/2013:
Clark County Library: OutWest @ the Library: Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans
Las Vegas Library: Savvy Spreadsheet
Sunrise Library: Movie Marathon - Cats & Dogs, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days
    Monday 7/29/2013:
The libraries are OPEN, but there are no events scheduled.
    Tuesday 7/30/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Director Nicholas Ray - Bigger than Life
Laughlin Library: Film: A Good Day to Die Hard
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Teen Book Club
    Wednesday 7/31/2013:
Clark County Library: For Teens: Crafty Teen Club
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Mickey, Donald and Goofy in The Three Musketeers
    Thursday 8/1/2013:
Clark County Library: Mosaic Tile Jewelry
    Friday 8/2/2013:
Clark County Library: Seated Yoga Class
West Charleston Library: Free Ultrasound Heart Screenings

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 30 July 2013:

Alpha Dogs
National Geographic goes inside the training of the special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving the country. The Alpha Dogs have jumped out of helicopters to capture Osama Bin Laden and have tracked Saddam Hussein. They're in police departments, the Secret Service and every branch of the military.
Amor Bravio
A love story about resentment and revenge, Camila, a veterinarian, loses her fiance and takes refuge working on her uncle's cattle farm. There she meets Daniel, an idealistic Chilean man who is unjustly accused of something he didn't do and he believes that Camila's family is responsible for his misfortune. Daniel travels to Mexico and will stop at nothing until his name is cleared. When he meets Camilla it all changes. To find true love they'll each be forced to face their fears and their past.
Assault on Wall Street
Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well-paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes, resulting in Jim losing his job, home, and wife. Filled with rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme measures to seek revenge for the life taken from him.
Black Rock
Three young women, Sarah, Abby, and Lou, get together for a private campout on an empty island off the coast of Maine, to renew their bond of sisterhood. They quickly learn, though, that the island is anything but empty, when they encounter three men who have come to the island to hunt. A misunderstanding quickly turns to tragedy, and the three women soon find themselves the targets of the hunt. What started as a simple playdate is now a race for survival.
The Bronte Sisters
In a remote English village, three sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, live a simple life with their brother, Branwell, and their father, the pastor Patrick Bronte. Although compelled to take posts as governesses or private tutors, the four siblings nurture their artistic aspirations. Branwell's poems begin to interest other writers and each of the sisters publishes a successful novel. The family's good fortune, however, is short lived, and soon tragedy strikes.
Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly, decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown in Maine and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal.
Filly Brown
Inspiring portrait of a young woman striving to find her voice, without compromising herself or the fate of her family. Majo Tonorio, 'Filly Brown,' is a young hip-hop artist from Los Angeles. With her mother in prison and her father struggling to provide for his daughters, Filly knows that a record contract just may be the answer to her family's financial problems. So when a record producer offers her a shot at stardom, she has to choose between selling out her dreams, or saving her family.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The greatest American heroes are back, and they've been set up to take the fall for a terrible crime they didn't commit. Now, Roadblock, Duke, and the other G.I. Joes must once again face their mortal enemy, COBRA, as well as dangerous new threats operating within the government. When all else fails, one option remains: Retaliation.
On the road
Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of 'it'- the pure essence of experience. Seeking uncharted terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounters an eclectic mix of men and women who each indelibly impact their journey toward self-discovery.
Teen Beach Movie
Centers around two teen surfers, Brady and Mackenzie, who are magically transported into a 1960s beach movie where they must try to blend in until they can find their way out. They soon discover that there is an intense rivalry between the local surfers and bikers. Things don't go according to plan when our modern-day duo accidently change the plot of the movie, and the two lead characters fall for them instead of each other!
UFC 159 - Jones vs Sonnen
On April 27th, UFC champion and king of the light heavyweight division, Jon 'Bones' Jones returns to New Jersey, where he first won his world title. He will face one of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts, Chael Sonnen, the self-proclaimed 'Gangster from West Linn.' Fresh from their stint as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter season 17, Jones and Sonnen will now settle the score in a super fight for the ages.
WWE - ECW Unreleased, Vol 2
WWE delves even deeper into the ECW archives, delivering even more hardcore action that fans continue to demand. The voice of ECW, Joey Styles, returns to call the action as only he can for over seven hours of previously unreleased ECW classics. From ECW stalwarts to WWE Legends' stints on the hardcore circuit, this compilation is a must have for the hardcore aficionado.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Trance with 431 requests.

Love and Honor had 142 requests,
Twixt had 133 requests,
Dragons - Riders of Berk - Part 2 had 66 requests,
Dragons - Riders of Berk - Part 1 had 59 requests,
Starbuck had 34 requests,
House Party - Tonight's the Night had 28 requests,
Graceland had 19 requests,
Hammerhead had 19 requests,
Shark Week 2013 - Fins of Fury had 15 requests,
Rebel - Loreta Valezquez, secret soldier of the American Civil War had 14 requests,
The Bitter Buddha had 10 requests,
Secrets of the Dead - Ultimate Tut had 9 requests,
Glove had 8 requests,
Loose Cannons had 7 requests,
Great White Shark - a Living Legend had 5 requests,
Night Boats had 5 requests, and
The Shaw Festival - Behind the curtain had 2 requests.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 20 July 2013 through Friday 26 July 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 7/20/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Las Vegas Library: Ask-A-Lawyer
Sunrise Library: Summer Guitar Basics for Beginners
West Charleston Library: Free Ultrasound Heart Screenings
Whitney Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive
    Sunday 7/21/2013:
Sahara West Library: Exploring your family's history - Genealogy series
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs - Session 2
West Charleston Library: Growing Microgreens at Home
    Monday 7/22/2013:
Clark County Library: An Evening with Reza Aslan: Zealot - The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Clark County Library: Medicare Info Session
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
West Charleston Library: Free Ultrasound Heart Screenings
    Tuesday 7/23/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Director Nicholas Ray - Rebel without a cause
Laughlin Library: Film:  Identity thief
Mesquite Library: For Teens: Teen Jeopardy
    Wednesday 7/24/2013:
Clark County Library: For Teens: Crafty Teen Club
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Everyone's Hero
    Thursday 7/25/2013:
Clark County Library: How to fund your business
    Friday 7/26/2013:
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Club Otaku
Summerlin Library: 15th Annual Las Vegas Dance in the Desert
Windmill Library: For Teens: When Dinosaurs Roamed Las Vegas

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 23 July 2013:

Dragons - Riders of Berk - Part 1
Dragons - Riders of Berk - Part 2
The fire-breathing fun continues wth more explosive episodes of the action-packed animated TV series based on the Academy Award nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon.
Get the inside story on the world's most unique and strange shark, the Hammerhead. The hammerhead shark's oddly shaped head has puzzled scientists for ages. There simply must be a reason for it. Whatever the hammer is for, one thing is certain, these sharks are highly successful and posses hunting skills that no other shark can match.
Love and Honor
When young soldier Dalton Joiner finds out that his girlfriend Jane back home has dumped him, he vows to sneak out of Vietnam during his one-week leave to win her back. His best friend Mickey Wright will do anything to help his buddy out, as long as there might be a few girls along the way. In just seven days they must get to the States, change Jane's mind and make it back to the war without getting caught.
Rebel - Loreta Valezquez, secret soldier of the American Civil War
In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a Confederate spy. By 1863, Buford was working for the Union. But Buford harbored a secret?he was really Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans.
Secrets of the Dead - Ultimate Tut
Ninety years ago in Egypt the greatest archaeological find in history was made: The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and its golden treasures. But the real story has become shrouded in myth, with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. A 120 minute special brings together the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists, and Egyptologists, to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen.
Shark Week 2013 - Fins of Fury
An annual series of investigations into the characteristics and habits of the dangerous and often misunderstood marine predator. It is also cable television's longest-running programming event since 1988!
The Shaw Festival - Behind the curtain
With unprecedented access this captures the unique creative process of one of North America's longest running, most distinctive and exciting theatre experiences. Each year between April and October, the Shaw Festival, which began in 1962 with the mandate on works by George Bernard Shaw, presents around 10 plays on four stages that attract patrons from all over the world.
David Wosniak, a 42 year-old lovable but perpetual screw-up, finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck.
After a blow to the head during his attempted robbery of a $27 million Goya painting, Simon, an art auctioneer, awakens to find that the painting, and his memory, are missing. Forced by his ruthless crime partner Frank to undergo hypnosis, Simon enters into a deadly love triangle with his seductive hypnotist.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is 42 with 647 requests.

Evil Dead had 458 requests,
Bullet to the head had 348 requests,
Erased had 212 requests,
Damages - the complete fifth season had 113 requests,
Hell on Wheels - the complete second season had 103 requests,
Endeavour Series 1 had 95 requests,
Alphas - Season two had 81 requests,
Solomon Kane had 77 requests,
The definitive guide to the mob had 58 requests,
WWE Payback 2013 had 45 requests,
Doctor Who - The Doctors revisited: 1-4 had 36 requests,
America's Test Kitchen - Season 13 had 35 requests,
The Fruit Hunters had 27 requests,
Misfits - Season three had 24 requests,
Letters from Jackie - the private thoughts of Jackie Robinson had 11 requests,
London - the modern Babylon had 9 requests, and
Secrets of Chatsworth had 9 requests.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 13 July 2013 through Friday 19 July 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 7/13/2013:
Clark County Library: Saturday Movie Matinee: Identity Thief
Summerlin Library: For Teens:  Witches and Wizards Anonymous - Part 3
West Charleston Library: Free Ultrasound Heart Screenings
Windmill Library: Film - Oz - the Great and Powerful
    Sunday 7/14/2013:
Laughlin Library: Film - Broken City
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Sunrise Library: Sunday Movie Matinee - Warm Bodies
West Charleston Library: Film - El Gallo de Oro
West Charleston Library: Film - The Golden Cockerel
Whitney Library: Whitney Movie and Discussion Club
    Monday 7/15/2013:
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Extreme Knitting
Sahara West Library: Yoga Flexibility & Balance Class
West Charleston Library: Free Ultrasound Heart Screenings
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Digital Media Camp
    Tuesday 7/16/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Director Nicholas Ray - Johnny Guitar
Clark County Library: Non-Profit Survival Skills: Starting a Non-Profit - Part II - Internal Revenue Service
Laughlin Library: American Red Cross Blood Drive
West Las VegasLibrary: For Teens: Teen Digital Media Camp
    Wednesday 7/17/2013:
Clark County Library: For Teens: Crafty Teen Club
Laughlin Library: Beginning eMedia Downloading - Set up your device
Laughlin Library: Advanced eMedia Downloading - tips, tricks and secrets
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Beauty and the Beast
Sunrise Library: For Teens: Teen Digital Media Camp
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Digital Media Camp
    Thursday 7/18/2013:
Sunrise Library: For Teens: Teen Digital Media Camp
Whitney Library: Nevada Camera Club 2013 Electronic Image Competition Exhibit - Artists' Reception
    Friday 7/19/2013:
Rainbow Library: Seated Yoga
Sunrise Library: For Teens: Teen Digital Media Camp
West Charleston Library: Free Ultrasound Heart Screenings

Monday, July 8, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 16 July 2013:

History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Alphas - Season two
Dr. Lee Rosen must re-assemble his now-defunct team, which had been discredited by the government, to face the growing threat of Alpha extremist Stanton Parish. With the help of tech genius Skylar and memory recorder Mitchell, Rosen and his team must work together to uncover Parish's chilling plan. But with a mole in their midst, can they overcome the dangers that surround them and stop Parish before it's too late?
America's Test Kitchen - Season 13
Join Christopher Kimball and the cast of America's Test Kitchen to learn the basics of great home cooking. Learn recipes that will work the first time you try them, thanks to the dozens of test cooks who develop, refine, and test recipes again and again until they arrive at the very best versions. Learning to become a better cook has never been this foolproof or fun!
Bullet to the head
Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman, and Detective Taylor Kwon, a New York City cop, form an alliance to brings down the killers of their respective partners.
Damages - the complete fifth season
In its final season, Patty Hewes, the brilliant attorney, joins former associate Ellen Parsons to expose a corrupt security firm in Afghanistan.
The definitive guide to the mob
Definitive Guide to The Mob, a two hour special, takes viewers through the varied and captivating history of organized crime in the United States. From the Cosa Nostra to the Irish Mob, Definitive Guide to The Mob touches upon the origins, structure and culture of America's most notorious and prominent organized crime groups. In doing so, the special explores these groups' relationship to each other and their roles in America's Mafia landscape.
Doctor Who - The Doctors revisited: 1-4
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction show in history. To celebrate, the BBC is releasing a curated selection of the best of each of this storied program's eleven Doctors. This initial release showcases Doctor Who's first four Doctors, including William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, and Tom Baker, spanning from 1963-1981, a period of almost twenty years.
Endeavour Series 1
The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.
When former CIA agent Ben Logan finds himself suddenly targeted for termination, he is propelled into an all-out, frenzied run for his life with the only person left who needs him alive: The 15 year-old daughter he barely knows. The result is a stylishly intricate, non-stop espionage thriller that unravels an international conspiracy against a raw emotional underpinning.
Evil Dead
In the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.
The Fruit Hunters
Travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined people are with the fruits they eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture.
Hell on Wheels - the complete second season
The second season of AMC's post-Civil War series Hell on Wheels; continues the story of former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, whose journey is filled with turmoil and danger as he struggles to leave a troubled past behind. Centered around the traveling town that follows the construction of the transcontinental railroad, the series examines the greed and corruption in man's fight for power.
Letters from Jackie - the private thoughts of Jackie Robinson
The film explores Jackie's deepest motivations as he solidifies his role in the civil rights movement after his days as a trailblazing baseball player. The film uses unedited and uncensored letters written by Jackie to iconic figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Eisenhower. Interviews with his daughter, Sharon Robinson; his pen pal, Ron Rabinovitz; historian Joe Dorinson; and an array of MLB players paint a vivid picture of this complex and inspirational man.
London - the modern Babylon
From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and, above all, ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.
Misfits - Season three
Kelly, Nathan, Curtis, Alisha and Simon are five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes. But when a freak electrical storm hits their town, strange things begin to happen to them that are way out of their control. In fact, they have no idea that they've actually turned into superheroes, each with a power they didn't choose or want. They must save their town from the evil that has descended upon it.
Secrets of Chatsworth
Over five centuries, Chatsworth Estate has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family and is presently the home of the current 12th Duke of Devonshire and his family.
Solomon Kane
Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. When Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil's own Reaper-dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity.
WWE Payback 2013
WWE reinvigorates its pay-per-view line up with a fresh new concept that will serve as the perfect stage for all the top Superstars to settle their long simmering grudges and set the stage for the sizzling road to SummerSlam. All major championships will be on the line including the revamped WWE Championship, plus the World Heavyweight Championship and much more.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Dead Man Down with 545 requests.

Spring Breakers had 470 requests,
Tyler Perry's Temptation - Confessions of a marriage counselor had 454 requests,
How the States got their shapes - Season 2 had 60 requests,
Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers had 8 requests,  and
Never forget to lie had 6 requests.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Weekend Update

What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 6 July 2013 through Friday 12 July 2013:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 7/6/2013:
Clark County Library: How do I publish my book?
Sunrise Library: Summer Blood Drive - United Blood Services
West Las Vegas Library: Southern Nevada Strong Workshop Series
    Sunday 7/7/2013:
Clark County Library: Mob Month - Summer Edition: Rogue Town with Vito Colucci
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs: Session 2 (May through August)
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center: Caregiver Support Lecture
Monday 7/8/2013:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Spring ValleyLibrary: For Teens: Anime Club
    Tuesday 7/9/2013:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Director Nicholas Ray - In a Lonely Place
Clark County Library: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Free educational programs for caregivers
Mesquite Library: For Teens: Teen Jeopardy
Rainbow Library: In the Art Gallery: Inspirations - Artist Reception
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Polymer Clay
West Charleston Library: "Ask a Lawyer" series: Protecting Your Ideas: Intellectual Property
    Wednesday 7/10/2013:
Clark County Library: For Teens: Crafty Teen Club
Sahara West Library: The Basics of Astrology
Summerlin Library: Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Hop
    Thursday 7/11/2013:
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Middle School Book Club
    Friday 7/12/2013:
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Cosplay Chess
West Charleston Library: FREE Ultrasound Heart Screenings
West Charleston Library: For Teens: When dinosaurs roamed Las Vegas

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 9 July 2013:

Dead Man Down
In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss's victims, a woman seeking retribution.
How the States got their shapes - Season 2
Every state has a shape and every line has a story to tell. This is a quiz show about what really divides the states and how those rivalries have shaped the nation and its people. This season, Brian Unger hits the road to uncover the history hidden in our map through man-on-the-street quizzes and head-to-head competitions that reveal the surprising history of places we thought we knew.
Never forget to lie
In his latest film, Marian Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and surviving the war as an altar boy in a Catholic monastery. In a deeply moving and personal film he shares the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors, many of whom are visiting scenes of their childhood for the last time.
Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers
This film focuses on Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the 16th century. The interior of the house is generally considered its strongest asset as the Spencer family has assembled an impressive collection of portrait art including several pieces painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck. Diana, Princess of Wales, is buried on the estate.
Spring Breakers
Four frustrated college girlfriends plot to fund their best spring break ever by burglarizing a fast-food shack. But that's only the beginning: during a night of partying, the girls get arrested. Hung over and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge and get bailed out unexpectedly by Alien, an infamous local dealer who takes them on the wildest spring-break trip in history.
Tyler Perry's Temptation - Confessions of a marriage counselor
An explosive romance about forbidden desires. The provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness and forever alters the course of her life.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Identity Thief with 1364 requests.

Oz the Great and Powerful had 1097 requests,
Legends of the Old West had 20 requests,
Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace: Hampton Court had 19 requests,
The Retirement Gamble had 15 requests,
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal had 13 requests,
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings had 13 requests, and
Call of the Wildman - Season 1 had 11 requests.