Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 1 March 2014 through Friday 7 March 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 3/1/2014:
Clark County Library: March Blood Drive with United Blood Services
Centennial Hills Library: Third Annual Winterfest Book Sale
Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Information
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Summerlin Library: Online Databases A-Z: The Basics
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Divergent Party
West Charleston Library: Predictive Astrology: the significance of your age
    Sunday 3/2/2014:
Clark County Library: Southern Utah University's Ballroom Dance Company
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
West Charleston Library: Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher
West Charleston Library: Caring for a loved one with memory loss - Cleveland Clinic
    Monday 3/3/2014:
Clark County Library: Free Heart Ultrasound Screenings
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Help ***Reservations Required***
Whitney Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
    Tuesday 3/4/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood's Celluloid Strip Tease - Lady of Burlesque
Clark County Library: Chronic Disease Self Management: Stanford University
Enterprise Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: TAG Meeting
Mesquite Library: Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Teen Book Club
Spring Valley Library: Tax Preparation Help from AARP
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: TechArt Crash Course
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 3/5/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
Clark County Library: Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Sahara West Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee: Toy Story 3
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: TechArt Crash Course
    Thursday 3/6/2014:
Clark County Library: Free Tax Help
Clark County Library: Grandissimo: How Jay Sarno's Wild Life Changed Las Vegas
Laughlin Library: AARP Tax-Aide
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Teen Thursday
Sahara West Library: Discovering Italy - A Cultural Perspective
West Charleston Library: Tai Chi Class
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
    Friday 3/7/2014:
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Assistance ***Reservations Required***
Spring Valley Library: English Conversation Group
West Las Vegas Library: Ring In Spring with Carlos Mongrut CANCELLED

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 4 March 2014:

Twelve Years a Slave
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom.

About Time
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life, so he decides to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Alien Planets Revealed
It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would that life look like? Combining startling animation with input from expert astrobiologists, go on a journey of the imagination as viewers 'build' aliens from the ground up.

Ancient Aliens - Season 5, Volume 2
Emperors, Kings and Pharaohs' explores whether ancient leaders, usually attributed with divine powers, were actually connected to extraterrestrial forces. 'Alien Operations' examines advanced medical procedures practiced in the ancient world, as evidenced by wall carvings and skeletal remains. Did these skills come from an otherworldly source?

The Best of Men
The story of one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Guttman reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are facing death from neglect. Using sports, his patients learn to build not only physical strength, but self-respect and a sense of fulfillment.

Bible Secrets Revealed
For thousands of years, The Holy Bible has been the foundation on which Judaism and Christianity are built. But is it history, or myth? Who wrote it? How old is it? It's been copied, translated, edited and censored, but how accurate is it to its original intention? Explore the mysteries and uncover the hidden facts about the most read book in human history, featuring on-location photography, compelling reenactments and insightful interviews with scholars, archaeologists and religious leaders.

Billy Blanks - Tae Bo Extreme Live
Kick up your routine to the next level with classic and new Tae Bo moves to get you in top shape. Filmed with a cast of 60 for the high energy that Tae Bo fans love.

Casshan - Complete Series
The superb robot fighter must save humanity from the evil Buraiking when he turns all the robots on Earth against their creators. He is on a mission to save Earth, avenge the death of his mother, and defend his father's name, but Buraiking's shocking surprises will shred his world apart! Episodes 1-35.

Comet Encounter
In 2013, a particularly massive chunk of ice and rock is hurtling our way to the Atlantic Ocean. The objects size, will fascinate billions and should create the space show of the century. Comet follows scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime comet ISON and explores our cultural obsession with these celestial visitors.

Dallas Buyers Club
Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.'

Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, The Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Girl Rising
View a groundbreaking film, directed by Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Viewers will see a showcase of strength from the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Hunger Games - Catching Fire
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a 'Victor's Tour' of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

Myself Yourself
Before his family left town, Sana said farewell to his five best friends, thinking that he would never see them again. Five years later, however, he finds himself returning alone to finish high school. Can the threads of friendship severed by time be mended? Or have the changes in their lives as they've grown from children to teenagers made them into different people, pushing them even further apart? Contains episodes 1-13.

Noah and the Great Ark
The truth behind one of the greatest stories of all time. A collection of three documentaries examines the legend, and the science, of history's most famous biblical hero and the Ark. Three stories include Noah and the Ark: Voyage to a New Beginning; Mega Disasters: Noah's Great Flood; and Mysteries of the Bible: Noah and the Flood.

Oldboy
An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

Philomena
In 1952, a young Philomena was sent the convent of Roscrea in Ireland, after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain.

Reportero
Follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

The Untold History of the United States
Twelve-chapter documentary series, created and executive produced by Academy Award-winning writer/director Oliver Stone. Do Americans really know and understand the country's shared and complicated history? How are the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past recalled? Will children actually get the whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of the country?

The Vikings - Dark Warriors
Includes three stories. The Vikings: Voyage to America features a Viking ship sailing from Scandinavia to Newfoundland, proving that their expert maritime skills enabled them to reach America 500 years before Columbus; Leif Ericson: Voyages of a Viking, furthers the trail of the Vikings in America revealing Ericson's ancient settlement site in Newfoundland; Viking Underground goes deep below Dublin, Ireland to discover pagan burial tombs, tunnels, burial crypts and an underground river.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Gravity with 1327 requests.

Thor - The Dark World had 1303 requests,
Rush had 888 requests,
Nebraska had 780 requests,
Mr. Nobody had 135 requests,
Pulling Strings had 79 requests,
WWE Royal Rumble 2014 had 59 requests,
Adventure Time - the complete third season had 55 requests,
Twice Born had 55 requests,
Last Stand of the 300 and other famous Greek battles had 50 requests,
The Middle - complete 4th season had 45 requests, 
Appleseed XIII - Tartaros & Ouranos had 44 requests,
Narco Cultura had 39 requests,
Law & Order: the 14th year had 36 requests,
Ghost Adventures Season 5 had 31 requests,
K - The complete serieshad 29 requests,
At the edge of space had 25 requests,
Jamesy Boy had 23 requests,
Muscle Shoals had 23 requests,
Love, Election & Chocolate Complete Collection had 16 requests,
Fighting for a generation: 20 years of the UFC had 13 requests,
The Royal Family Collection had 12 requests,
Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? had 11 requests,
You will be my son had 7 requests, 
The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat had 6 requests,
The Last Elvis had 3 requests, and
What's Up, NASA? 2.2014 Edition had 2 requests.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 22 February 2014 through 28 February 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 02/22/2014:
Sahara West Library: Indoor Boot Camp with Judy Paris
Summerlin Library: Scrapbook Workshop
West Charleston Library: Affordable Care Act Information Session
West Las Vegas Library: Play: The world is my home - the life of Paul Robeson
Windmill Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    Sunday 02/23/2014:
West Las Vegas Library: Play: The world is my home - the life of Paul Robeson
Windmill Library: SCRAP'EM (Scrapping, Cropping and Preserving Every Memory)
    Monday 02/24/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Clark County Library: Medicare Information Session
Mesquite Library: Book Bingo
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Prep Help - ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
    Tuesday 02/25/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: By Request - The Way We Were
Clark County Library: Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Summerlin Library: In the Art Gallery: Hidden Images - Artist Reception
Spring Valley Library: AARP Tax Prep Help - ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Tech Art Studio Crash Course
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 02/26/2014:
Clark County Library: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Enterprise Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Sahara West Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Tech Art Studio Crash Course
    Thursday 02/27/2014:
Clark County Library: An Evening with Melanie Benjamin - Writing Historical Fiction
West Charleston Library: Tai Chi Class
Whitney Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Tech Art Studio Crash Course
    Friday 02/28/2014:
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Club Otaku

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 25 February 2014:

Adventure Time - the complete third season
It's one crazy adventure after another for Finn the human, and his best friend Jake, a 28-year-old dog with magical powers.
Appleseed XIII - Tartaros & Ouranos
In the wake of destruction from a worldwide non-nuclear war, humanity adopts biological enhancements in attempts to achieve perfection. When the enhancements of humanity are met with opposition by the uprising of a terrorist organization, two former LAPD Swat members join a special mech piloting military force to take down the terrorist leader.
Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, the space rocks called asteroids have the potential to be killers. But some asteroids may be loaded with billions of dollars' worth of iron, nickel and even platinum. Will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation-or instruments of extinction?
At the edge of space
Between the blue sky above us and the infinite blackness of space lies a frontier full of enigmas that scientists have only just begun to investigate. It takes viewers on an exploration to probe the earth-space boundary zone, which is home to some of nature's most puzzling and alluring phenomena: the shimmering aurora, streaking meteors, and fleeting flashes that shoot upwards from thunderclouds, known as sprites.
Fighting for a generation: 20 years of the UFC
A captivating two-hour documentary on the history of the UFC in conjunction with the organization's 20th anniversary. The program will be the definitive chronicle of the first two decades of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ghost Adventures Season 5
The Ghost Chasers crew, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin are back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world. The trio will interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. Then they'll review and analyze their findings with some the most respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field.
Gravity
Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
K - The complete series
Shiro is an easygoing teenager content with just being a student until his seemingly perfect life is halted when a bloodthirsty clan, glowing red with fire, attempts to kill him in the streets. Unbeknownst to Shiro, he is suspected of murdering a member of their clan and will need a miracle to escape their vengeance. Miraculously, a young man named Kuroh Yatogami swings in and aids Shiro in his getaway, only to reveal a deep secret.
Last Stand of the 300 and other famous Greek battles
The comprehensive 3 DVD collection from History presents some of the finest battles in Greek history and, according to many, in all of military history. Includes: Stand of the 300 and Decisive Battles; Decisive Battles;Troy; and Alexander.
Law & Order: the 14th year
Fresh from celebrating its landmark 300th episode this past May, Law & Order now enters its 14th season and is television's longest-running current drama. Includes all 24 episodes from the 2003-2004 season.
Love, Election & Chocolate Complete Collection
Participation in extra-curricular activities is fundamental to education in Japan. Yuki is not an overachiever, so the Food Research Club is a safe haven to slack-off. But then the new candidate running for Student Council president threatens to get rid of clubs full of slackers. The current Student Council president helps Yuki by advising him to run for Student Council himself. With members of other targeted clubs joining the mission to save slacker clubs, Yuki might coast to political victory.
The Middle - complete 4th season
Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck, must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
Mr. Nobody
The life story of Nemo Nobody, a 118 year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth after the human race has achieved quasi-immortality. On his deathbed, Nemo shares his life story with a reporter and reviews the choices he made along the way. Yet even with his last breath, a pivotal decision awaits to conclude his destiny.
Narco Cultura
To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border as seen through the eyes of an LA narcocorrido singer and a Juarez crime scene investigator.
Nebraska
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
Pulling Strings
After his daughter's visa request to visit her grandparents in America is rejected, a single father and his loyal best friend do everything it takes to win over the embassy worker who turned her down.
The Royal Family Collection
The fairytale wedding that most of the world was talking about. Viewers will go inside the social event of the new millennium. Episodes include Royally Astounding: 30 Defining Days, Wild About Prince Harry, The Making of a Royal Wedding and Untold Stories of a Royal Bridesmaid.
Rush
Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda.
Thor - The Dark World
Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Twice Born
Gemma visits Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. Sixteen years ago they escaped the war-torn city while the boy's father remained behind and later died. As she tries to repair her relationship with Pietro, a revelation forces Gemma to face loss, the cost of war and the redemptive power of love
What's Up, NASA? 2.2014 Edition
Get ready for exciting up-to-the-minute video of what's happening at NASA. Whether it be the latest launch, mission, or new discovery, this video brings it to you with incredible picture and sound!
WWE Royal Rumble 2014
One of the most hallowed traditions in sports entertainment, the Royal Rumble is back for its 27th edition! WWE kicks off WrestleMania with its annual 30-man, battle royal, where one Superstar will punch his ticket to New Orleans for a championship match at the Show of Shows. Last year, John Cena emerged to earn a second chance at a showdown with The Rock. This year, which who will add their name to the list of Royal Rumble winners along side such greats as Hogan, Stone Cold and Triple H?
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Game of Thrones - complete 3rd season with 754 requests.

Machete Kills had 629 requests,
Nurse Jackie - Season 5 had 158 requests,
Afternoon Delight had 130 requests,
Beware the Batman - Shadows of Gotham Season 1, part 1 had 56 requests,
On the job had 50 requests,
UFC 167 had 45 requests,
Pompeii - The Doomed City had 39 requests,
Zaytoun had 26 requests,
Tom & Jerry - Mouse Trouble had 25 requests,
1964 had 24 requests,
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station had 11 requests, and
Property Wars: season one had 10 requests.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 15 February 2014 through 21 February 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 02/15/2014:
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Fuse Art Workshop
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament of Champions
Summerlin Library: Book Chat Cafe
Sunrise Library: Guitar Basics for Beginners
West Las Vegas Library: The World Famous INK SPOTS! In Concert!
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
    Sunday 02/16/2014:
Sahara West Library: Exploring Your Family's History - Genealogy Series
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Book Club
West Las Vegas Library: Blacks in Hollywood and Film
    Monday 02/17/2014:
All libraries CLOSED to commemorate Presidents' Day!
    Tuesday 02/18/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: By Request - Rear Window
Clark County Library: Proposal Writing for Non-Profits
Clark County Library: Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Learn to DJ
Mesquite Library: Downloading eMedia
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Zombie Survival
Spring Valley Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance ***RESEVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Summerlin Library: Fiber Arts Workshop
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Crash Course
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 02/19/2014:
Enterprise Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Sahara West Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - The Croods
West Charleston Library: Senior Law Series - Landlord Tenant Law for Tenants
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio Crash Course
West Las Vegas Library: Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Oratorical competition and Art Festival
    Thursday 02/20/2014:
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Learn to DJ
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Teen Thursday
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio Crash Course
    Friday 02/21/2014:
Laughlin Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: African American Youth Leadership Conference CANCELLED

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 18 February 2014:

1964
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president.  
Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time.
Afternoon Delight
Rachel is a quick-witted yet tightly coiled thirty-something bored with her daily routine of preschool auctions and a lackluster sex life and career that has gone kaput. Looking to spice up her marriage, Rachel takes her husband Jeff to a strip club and meets McKenna, a stripper she becomes obsessed with saving. Rachel adopts McKenna as her live-in nanny, wreaking havoc on her friends, family, and herself.
Game of Thrones - complete 3rd season
From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne.
Machete Kills
In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President to stop a crazed global terrorist who is planning to start a nuclear war. Meanwhile, Machete has a bounty on his head, and he faces death from a series of deadly assassins.
Nurse Jackie - Season 5
The show returns for a fifth season. After leaving rehab early, Jackie finds sobriety and relative happiness, but that is the calm before the storm. With her marriage coming to an end, a careless accident sends Jackie to her own all Saints Hospital for emergency care. While recovering, she meets NYC policeman Frank Verelli, whose flirtatious advances may lead Jackie into uncharted territory: dating.
On the job
When a prominent drug dealer is murdered, Sergeant Acosta (Joey Marquez) and Federal agent Francis (Piolo Pascual) lead the investigation, but the trail goes immediately cold. What they discover is a conspiracy of massive scale. The killers (Joel Torre and Gerald Anderson) are inmates, temporarily released from jail as assassins before returning to incarceration.
Property Wars: season one
On Property Wars, buyers gamble big bucks on houses up for auction, But they can't step foot inside the house before they bid on it. It'll take experience, ingenuity, and luck to turn a profit. Sometimes their gambles pay off big on a pristine house, but sometimes the inside reveals a profit-decimating house of horrors.
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad, led by the company's president, Alexander Cassatt, successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and eventually, via the Hell Gate Bridge, to New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. But just fifty-three years after the station's opening, the unthinkable happened.
Tom & Jerry - Mouse Trouble
Tom and Jerry are at it again in a fun collection of 30 cartoons featuring Jerry and his mischievous hijinks.
UFC 167
One of UFC's best pound-for-pound fighters, Georges St-Pierre, has been unbeaten for six years, having defended his welterweight title eight times. On November 16th in Las Vegas, Montreal's finest will face Johny Hendricks, an opponent with the style and desire to end his streak. A two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion with one-punch knockout power, 'Bigg Rigg' is set on derailing St-Pierre's march to the Hall of Fame in the main event of UFC 167.
Zaytoun
In 1982, amid the Lebanese Civil War, Israeli pilot Yoni is shot down over Beirut and taken prisoner by inhabitants of a Palestinian refugee camp. Among them is ten-year-old Fahed, whose father obsessively tends to his prized, but sickly olive tree, refusing to replant it until they return to their homeland. Fahed decides to use him to get past the border and into Palestine to plant his father's olive tree. The two embark on a dangerous journey, one that tests the very boundaries of humanity.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Ender's Game with 1179 requests.

All is Lost had 820 requests,
Chronicles of Riddick: Riddick had 785 requests,
The Counselor had 719 requests,
Sherlock - Season Three had 301 requests,
Austenland had 286 requests,
Killing Kennedy had 179 requests,
Grace Unplugged had 155 requests,
Haunter had 109 requests,
Young Detective Dee had 93 requests,
The Returned had 72 requests,
Hindenburg had 70 requests,
Jungle Book had 66 requests,
Doctor Who: The Moonbase had 49 requests,
Dallas - Complete Second Season had 41 requests,
Mike Tyson - Undisputed truth had 30 requests,
WWE Shawn Michaels - Mr. Entertainment had 25 requests,
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer had 13 requests,
Yukon Men: Season one had 12 requests,
Spies of Mississippi had 12 requests, and
The mind of a chef: April Bloomfield had 4 requests.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 8 February 2014 through 14 February 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)

    Saturday 02/08/2014:
Clark County Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - Captain Phillips 
Clark County Library: For Teens: Teen Cafe Special Edition: What's Love got to do with it?
Mesquite Library: Affordable Care Act Information Session
Sahara West Library: Indoor Boot Camp with Judy Paris CANCELLED
Spring Valley Library: Spoken Word - Step Up to the Mic!
Summerlin Library: Readers and Writers Corner
West Charleston Library: Cleveland Clinc Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Help for Caregivers
Whitney Library: For Teens: Valentine Card Creations
West Las Vegas Library: Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater In Performance
Windmill Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - Valentine's Day
    Sunday 02/09/2014:
Clark County Library: Nevada Chamber Symphony's For the Love of Music
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake's Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
West Las Vegas Library: Stage to Screen and In Between - Music and Voice Workshop
    Monday 02/10/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Centannial Hills Library: Maxwell Drake's Writing Workshop
Sahara West Library:  Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Sahara West Library: Longevitology
Sahara West Library: Yoga Flexibility and Balance Class
Spring Valley Library:  For Teens: Anime Club
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Prep Help ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
    Tuesday 02/11/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: By Request - Affair in Trinidad
Mesquite Library: How to use your eReader
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Sessions ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
Spring Valley Library: AARP Tax Prep Help ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***
West Las Vegas Library: Gospel Brunch Inspirational Showcase
Windmill Library: In the Art Gallery: Random Acts of Paint - Artists Reception
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 02/12/2014:
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series - Jazz Ensembles
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Summerlin Library: After School Movie Matinee - Men in Black
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Enterprise Library: For Teens: Teen Book Club
West Charleston Library: Tai Chi Class
    Friday 02/14/2014:
Mesquite Library: Love Poetry from You to Me
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Club Otaku

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 11 February 2014:

All is Lost
An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
Austenland
Jane Hayes's adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric Austen-inspired resort, where she meets two very different gentlemen...but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life, and maybe even love, begins.
Chronicles of Riddick: Riddick
Riddick must fight for his life after his people betrayed him, leaving him stranded on a desolate planet to die. On this unbearably hot planet, Riddick is up against predators of an alien race. Using his emergency signals, he summons two ships: one transporting a mercenary, and the other led by an old acquaintance.
The Counselor
A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him.
Dallas - Complete Second Season
J.R. Ewing, takes his last breath under very suspicious circumstances but not before stirring up a season's worth of Texas-size trouble. J.R. deviously guides his son, John Ross, in stealing the family business from Christopher and Bobby, while the ladies take their own sides. It's a season of must-see drama. J.R. and his Stetson are laid to rest, he's still calling the shots; bequeathing a legacy he calls his 'masterpiece,' which leaves the normally unshakable Ewing family in shock.
Doctor Who: The Moonbase
In 2070, Earth's weather is controlled with ease from the Moon. When the TARDIS arrives at the Moonbase, the Doctor, along with his friends Polly, Ben and Jamie, is accused of starting a plague that is killing off the base's crew. It's not long, however, before the time travelers discover the true cause of the deaths; a powerful, unstoppable race that the Doctor has met before: the Cybermen.
Ender's Game
A hostile alien race attacked Earth, and if not for the legendary heroics of Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, Colonel Hyrum Graff is training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but brilliant boy, is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope. Once at Command School, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead them into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
Grace Unplugged
Having just turned eighteen, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church, where the worship leader is her father, a former pop star. With the help of her dad's former manager, Grace runs away to Los Angeles and begins to taste the kind of stardom she has always dreamed of. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith or rediscover it?
Haunter
In 1986, teenager Lisa and her family died in their home under sinister circumstances. Unable to move on, their spirits continued to roam the house during the intervening years. Now over a period of six days, Lisa must reach out from beyond the grave to help her living counterpart Olivia avoid the same fate that Lisa and her family suffered long ago. Uniquely unsettling and shocking, this one-of-a-kind reverse ghost story that chills long after the final frame.
Hindenburg
On May 6th, 1937, the world's largest passenger airship was attempting to dock near Lakehurst, New Jersey when it suddenly erupted in flames and crashed to the ground. But what really caused The Hindenburg tragedy? in the two-part miniseries that reveals what may have been a deadly conspiracy: When a corrupt American oil tycoon plots to sabotage the floating German leviathan, the ship's young designer and the mogul's daughter find themselves in a desperate on-board race to uncover the truth.
Jungle Book
Meet the most unforgettable characters and embark on a thrilling adventure with Mowgli as he journeys deep into the jungle and learns 'The Bare Necessities' of life from happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear. Meet Bagheera, the wise old panther, and crazy King Louie, the orangutan. But watch out for the cunning tiger Shere Khan and Kaa, the sneakiest snake in the jungle! It is an extraordinary adventure and a heartwarming tale that celebrates the true meaning of friendship.
Killing Kennedy
As global Cold War tensions mount and organized crime escalates in the U.S., a young, ambitious man from a wealthy family rises to become the leader of the free world. At the same time, a former dedicated Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of U.S. history will forever change.
Mike Tyson - Undisputed truth
Filmed before a live audience in New York City, this offers a front-row seat to the former heavyweight champion's hit one-man stage show, both of which were directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee. Raw, honest, powerful and full of humor, it features Tyson recounting his life's highs and lows. He opens up about such subjects as his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, time in prison, and family with the same charisma he showed in the ring.
The mind of a chef: April Bloomfield
Chef April Bloomfield owns and operates three restaurants in New York City, the Breslin, John Dory, and Salvation Taco, and is in the process of opening her first spot in San Francisco called Tosca. Over the course of eight half-hour episodes, join executive producer Anthony Bourdain and watch April wrestle with the demands of opening a restaurant, testing menu ideas, obsessing over ingredients, and cooking with her mentors and contemporaries.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
With unparalleled exclusive access, the film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha, and Katia, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, who performed a 40-second 'punk prayer' inside Russia's main cathedral. The performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. Exclusive interview with Ekaterina Samutsevich.
The Returned
A seemingly random group of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return home. What they don't know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. Buried secrets emerge as they grapple with reality, struggling to reintegrate with their friends and families. But they aren't the only ones back from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders that resembles the work of a serial killer from the past.
Sherlock - Season Three
With the demise of Moriarty, Sherlock finds himself locked in another mind battle with the powerful Charles Augustus Magnussen, who is holding the secrets of the world at his fingertips. Once again, the game is on for Sherlock and John in The Empty Hearse; The Sign of Three; and finally, His Last Vow.
Spies of Mississippi
Enter the chilling world of anti-civil rights espionage. The film reveals in shocking detail the state of Mississippi's effort to undermine the civil rights movement using a vast network of spies. Their identities will be shocking. Whites and Blacks spied for Old Dixie. And the Sovereignty Commission would stop at nothing, even murder, to retain the 'Mississippi way of life'.
WWE Shawn Michaels - Mr. Entertainment
For 30 Years, WWE and its Superstars have created a pantheon of iconic WrestleMania moments that are immortalized forever in history-but only one man can lay claim to the nickname 'Mr. WrestleMania', Shawn Michaels. Whether giving Undertaker all he could handle, revolutionizing the business in a Ladder Match with Razor Ramon, or descending from the rafters for a 60-minute match with Bret Hart. The goal was to steal the show. Now, fans can own all seventeen of his iconic WrestleMania matches.
Young Detective Dee
From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit, Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family.
Yukon Men: Season one
Just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilization: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, existing like modern day cavemen. The inhabitants continually battle Mother Nature to seize the narrow window of opportunity to glean resources from the land. This set reveals why the citizens of this remote village wouldn't have it any other way.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Escape Plan with 641 requests.

Closed Circuit had 579 requests,
Free Birds had 507 requests,
Baggage Claim had 403 requests,
The White Queen had 261 requests,
Romeo and Juliet had 203 requests,
Burton and Taylor had 138 requests,
Midsomer Murders Set 23 had 89 requests,
Scorned had 73 requests,
American Blackout had 61 requests,
Pit Stop had 33 requests,
The Amish: Shunned had 29 requests,
Got the facts on milk? had 26 requests,
Cold Case JFK had 26 requests,
Blood Brother had 24 requests,
The Poisoner's Handbook had 22 requests,
Chasing Shackleton had 20 requests,
It's not me, I swear! had 17 requests,
Hawking had 14 requests,
AKB0048 - Season 2 had 11 requests,
MLB Pride and Perseverance: the story of the Negro Leagues had 9 requests, and
A Death in St. Augustine had 6 requests.