Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 8 April 2014:

August: Osage County
The dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Bear Family and Me
In this absorbing series, renowned wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan learns how to 'walk with bears' with Lynn Rogers, a pioneering biologist, to get as close as can be to these often fearsome beasts. Over the course of a year, the pair follow cheeky young bear Lily, her mother June and their new cubs as they emerge from hibernation in the Minnesota Northwoods.
Best Night Ever
Four friends set off to Las Vegas for a one-night bachelorette party that turns out to be a lot more. Getting kicked out of a strip club, being mugged, and more craziness, places them smack dab in Vegas' seedy underbelly. The girls band together and embark on the wildest, out-of-control, blow-out night in bachelorette party history.
Cavemen
Dean an LA playboy is fed up with one-night stands and empty relationships. With help of best friend Camilla, he's forced to decide between seductive fantasy party girl or the woman who's truly best for him.
Cocaine Cowboys - Reloaded
The true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States. Reloaded with never-before-seen footage, interviews, and stories told about Miami's Cocaine Wars, containing recently uncovered archival news footage.
Earthflight
Narrated by David Tennant, this exhilarating adventure was filmed over four years and forty countries with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and remote-countrol microflight planes. This wondrous aerial spectacle will make your spirits soar!
Everyday
While Ian is in prison for drug smuggling, he will only see his wife and four children occasionally. Each member of his family will develop a different relationship with him as he is not there to offer the guidance of a father and husband. By the time he is allowed visits at home, their lives have become forever separated. However, the bonds that hold a family together will keep them forever linked.
Grudge Match
Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.
The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
Bilbo Baggins continues on in his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Homefront
An action-packed thriller about how far one man will go to protect his family. Widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker retires to a quiet Southern town with his ten-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine, Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past.
The Last Time I Saw Macao
Following a spectacular opening number, a lip-synched rendition of Jane Russell's sultry You Kill Me, the film's hero, in voiceover, sets the tale in motion. He has come to Macao in search of Candy, an old friend who he fears has been kidnapped by a shadowy crime syndicate. He searches the city streets, back alleys, gambling dens, and music halls, but Candy's whereabouts elude him, until a larger, more sinister plot comes into focus.
Murph - The Protector
On June 28th, 2005, during an infamous mountainside battle with Taliban forces, Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy was killed while trying to protect his Navy SEAL team. In 2007, he was posthumously awarded the Medal Of Honor for his bravery, the first every given for combat in Afghanistan. This powerful documentary features interviews with Lt. Murphy's friends, family and teammates, and reveals the remarkable life of the son, brother, neighbor and warrior known to all as 'Murph.'
Norman
Norman is a painfully self-conscious and darkly funny teen who's just trying to handle his daily high-school existence. In the wake of a family tragedy, Norman unintentionally gets caught in a lie that quickly spirals out of control. With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth, Norman emerges to face a burning set of conflicting emotions as he wrestles to define his relationship with his dying father, his connection with his classmate Emily, and ultimately who he will be as a young man.
Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones
The same malevolent demon who claimed Kristi and Katie is back. Jesse starts experiencing several disconcerting and indescribable things after his neighbor's death. As he looks into these occurrences, he discovers that he has been chosen for possession by this malicious demon. It's inevitable that he will be under its control; it's only a matter of time.
Snake & Mongoose
Based on a true story, stunningly chronicles a vintage slice of American culture in the 1960's while simultaneously documenting in compelling and dramatic terms one of the deepest and longest-lasting relationships in the history of sports. This is the untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme and Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.
A Touch of Sin
Inspired by four shocking and true events, the film focuses on four characters who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. A young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues with 808
requests.

The Pirate Fairy had 177 requests,
At Middleton had 152 requests,
Broadchurch - The complete first season had 91 requests,
2 Little Monsters had 87 requests,
Psych - the complete 8th season had 75 requests,
Knights of Badassdom had 66 requests,
UFC 168 - Weidman vs Silva 2 had 40 requests,
The Jesus Film had 39 requests,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PBS) had 38 requests,
When Jews were Funny had 37 requests,
Tom & Jerry and Friends - Volume 1 had 27 requests,
Forgetting the Girl had 18 requests, and
Lost Islands had 7 requests.

Friday, March 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 29 March 2014 through Friday 4 April 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 3/29/2014:
Clark County Library: How Do I Publish My Book?
Clark County Library: Spring Fling Book Fair - Sesquicentennial Edition
Clark County Library: Writing about Las Vegas & Nevada
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Help (First come, First Served)
Sahara West Library: Viva la Vita Bella - Italian Festival - Day 2
Summerlin Library: Scrapbooking Workshop
West Charleston Library: A Passion for Orchids
West Las Vegas Library: Stage to Screen Recital Performance
    Sunday 3/30/2014:
Windmill Library: Southwest Scrapbooking
    Monday 3/31/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment CANCELLED
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Prep Help ***Reservations Required***
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
    Tuesday 4/1/2014: Happy April Fools' Day!
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Dietrich Arrives in America - Morocco
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Teen TechArt Studio: Moviemaking Part 1
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Teen TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Sahara West Library: For Teens: Teen Book Club
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 4/2/2014:
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Help - First Come, First Served
    Thursday 4/3/2014:
Clark County Library: AARP Tax Prep Help - First Come, First Served
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Teen TechArt Studio: Moviemaking Part 2
Enterprise Library: For Teens:  Teen TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ!
Laughlin Library: AARP Tax Prep Help - First Come, First Served
Medows Library:  For Teens: Bubbling Lava Lamp
Rainbow Library: For Teens:  Teen Thursday
Sahara West Library: Discovering Italy - A Cultural Perspective
    Friday 4/4/2014:
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Prep Help - ***RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!***

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 1 April 2014:

2 Little Monsters
James and Carl were only ten years old when they kidnapped and murdered three year-old David. They were caught, tried, convicted and placed in separate juvenile facilities. At eighteen years old, both are given new names and released back into society, much to the horror of the nation. They can have no contact with each other or with their past friends or relatives. The story follows the lives of these two boys as they try to start over, escape the past and survive the outcry of their release.
Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues
Ron and Veronica's romance falls apart as the duo anchors a weekend broadcast at a New York-based network in 1980. Ron is fired for being the worst anchor anyone has ever seen and so he leaves Veronica rather than live in her shadow. So he re-creates himself at a CNN-type network in the eighties and accidentally invents the soul-sucking brand of non-news that now rules cable as he tries to win back Veronica's love.
At Middleton
Straight-laced George and eccentric Edith, two strangers meet on their children's campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. Failing comically to connect with their kids, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the official tour for a carefree adventure reminiscent of their own college years. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience that will change their lives forever.
Broadchurch - the complete first season.
Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PBS)
Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their exploits robbing banks and trains in the West, and then seemingly vanishing into thin air, became national news and the basis of rumors and myth.
Forgetting the Girl
Kevin, a charming photographer, meets a multitude of beautiful women through his studio, but can't seem to find one that will help him forget his traumatic past. Failure after failure, his quest soon spirals into madness.
The Jesus Film
Based on the Gospel of Luke, the film starts with the Birth of Christ and follows His journey through pivotal events such as known miracles (healing, sharing of the fish), 40 days in the desert, conflict with government/religious leaders, and the betrayal by Judas. Inevitably, the story leads to the Crucifixion, its impact on His disciples, and His miraculous rise thereafter.
Knights of Badassdom
A group of costumed 'Live Action Role Players', dressed as knights, elves and other medieval characters, take to the woods for 'The Battle of Evermore'. But when a make-believe wizard casts a spell from an ancient book, purchased on E-bay, fantasy becomes reality as a powerful demon manifests itself. Can these pretend warriors muster the courage to save themselves and the rest of humanity?
Lost Islands
The Levis are a large, fun-loving family in early 1980s Israel. The father advises his children every day on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. Their summer holiday is usually filled with dances, flirting, and the playful hijinks, but this summer the family's idyllic life is shattered when twin brothers Erez and Ofer fall in love with the same girl.
Psych - the complete 8th season
Case-cracking 'psychic' detective Shawn Spencer and his best friend Burton 'Gus' Guster have their hands full getting to the bottom of crime-filled conundrums around Santa Barbara. From a prestigious paranormal police consultant convention to zombie nightmares, Shawn and Gus need all the help they can get as new hijinks and tests arise for your favorite sleuths in the eighth season. Witness every episode back-to-back and uninterrupted of the hilarious season featuring a gaggle of guest stars.
The Pirate Fairy
Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who's captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina's wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who'll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself.
Tom & Jerry and Friends - Volume 1
Episodes include: Barbecue Brawl; Happy Go Ducky; Little Quacker; and more.
UFC 168 - Weidman vs Silva 2
In July, Chris Weidman shocked the world with a second-round knockout of Anderson Silva, a man who many believe to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. On Saturday, Dec. 28th, their anticipated rematch took place when Weidman defends the UFC middleweight title against Silva. Plus, another heated rematch will help the UFC close the year in style. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown against heated nemesis Miesha Tate.
When Jews were Funny
Insightful and often hilarious, it surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borscht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish. Popular comedians from the past and present provide an abundance of surprising opinions and witty humor.

Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Wolf of Wall Street with 1415 requests.

Delivery Man had 821 requests,
Walking with Dinosaurs had 377 requests,
Odd Thomas had 297 requests,
Californication - Season 6 had 129 requests,
The Great Beauty had 80 requests,
Dragons - Defenders of Berk Part 1 had 78 requests,
Veep - the complete second season had 78 requests,
Continuum - Season two had 76 requests,
The Appearing had 60 requests,
The Truth about Emanuel had 55 requests,
Free Ride had 42 requests,
Pokemon Black & White Rival Destinies, Set 2 had 35 requests,
Israel - The Royal Tour had 33 requests,
Secret State of North Korea had 23 requests,
UFC - Best of 2013 had 23 requests,
Zeppelin Terror Attack had 17 requests,
Let the Fire Burn had 13 requests,
The Punk Singer had 13 requests,
Ghosts of Murdered Kings had 11 requests,
Viola had 10 requests,
Russia's Open Book - Writing in the age of Putin had 4 requests,
What's Up NASA? 3.2014 Edition had 3 requests, and
When I Walk had 0 requests.

Friday, March 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 March 2014 through Friday 28 March 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 3/22/2014:
Spring Valley Library: Blood Drive with United Blood Services
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens:  Chess Club
Windmill Library: Film - Gravity
    Sunday 3/23/2014:
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
West Charleston Library: Growing Summer Vegetables
    Monday 3/24/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required!***
Clark County Library: Medicare Information Session
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
West Charleston: AARP Tax Prep Help ***Reservations Required!***
    Tuesday 3/25/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood's Celluloid Strip Tease- The Night they Raided Minsky's
Clark County Library: Chronic Disease Self-Management - with Stanford University
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Teen TechArt Studio Presents: Learn to DJ!
Sahara West Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required!***
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 3/26/2014:
Clark County Library: Munch and Mingle for Non-Profits
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance (First come, First served)
Whitney Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment CANCELLED
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required!***
    Thursday 3/27/2014:
Clark County Library: Tax Prep Help (First come, First served)
Clark County Library: Wild West Winds Clarinet Quartet - In Concert
Enterprise Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment CANCELLED
Enterprise Library: For Teens: Teen TechArt Studios Presents: Learn to DJ!
Laughlin Library: AARP Tax Prep Help (First come, First served)
Laughlin Library: Drop-In eMedia Help
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment ***Reservations Required***
Sahara West Library: Introduction to the Internet
Sahara West Library: For Teens: TechArt Studios: Part 2
Spring Valley Library: After the Business License - 1:30 pm session
Spring Valley Library: After the Business License - 5 p.m. session
West Charleston Library: Medicare Information Session
West Charleston Library: Tai Chi
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Born with the Power to Change The World (Batteries Included) - Connections Meeting
Windmill Library: Music Club
    Friday 3/28/2014:
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Prep Help ***Reservations Required***
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Club Otaku
Sahara West Library: Viva la Vita Bella - Italian Festival - Day 1

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

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

Californication - Season 6
Hank tries to collaborate on a rock opera based on his book with a famous rock star while taking up with his beautiful muse; Charlie and Stu compete for the affections of Marcy; Marcy falls under the spell of a seriously radical feminist; Becca drops out of college to become a writer.
Continuum - Season two
Kiera Camerion, a cop from the year 2077, finds herself trapped in the present day desperately trying to stop a terrorist group from the future before they can change the course of history forever. In Season Two, Kiera continues her uneasy alliance with Vancouver Police Detective Carlos Fonnegra and grapples with the big question: why was she sent here?
Delivery Man
The story of friendly underachiever David Wozniak, whose ordinary life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he has fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.
Dragons - Defenders of Berk Part 1
Join Hiccup and his brave viking friends as they battle surprising new enemies in ten fun-filled animated adventures based on the hit movie How To Train Your Dragon.
Ghosts of Murdered Kings
NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of violent deaths of victims unearthed in bogs. A new theory suggests that they were ritually murdered kings, slain to assure the fertility of land and people.
The Great Beauty
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries.
Israel - The Royal Tour
This non-stop, groundbreaking adventure takes the viewer on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world's three great religions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg explore Israel as it has never been seen before- through the eyes of its leader.

Let the Fire Burn
A found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial Black Power group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosive onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated-and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes.
Odd Thomas
Odd Thomas is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people. When a stranger shows up with an entourage of ghostly predators, Odd must fight in an epic battle of good vs evil.
Pokemon Black & White Rival Destinies, Set 2
Ash is rarin' to battle Gym Leader Clay in Driftveil City! Then the friends witness a dramatic Pokemon trade and evolution. But the excitement has just begun. Professor Juniper invites Ash and his pals to join him in what he promises will be a thrilling adventure-and he keeps his promise! In Mistralton City, Ash discovers a Gym Leader with an unusual battle style. And get ready for some explosive action when our heroes prepare to participate in the Clubsplosion Tournament!
The Punk Singer
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the 'riot grrrl' movement of the 1990s.
Russia's Open Book - Writing in the age of Putin
Tells the story of America and Europe's love of Russian literature and introduces audiences to a new generation of Russian writers. With readings by host Stephen Fry, this program features writers such as Dmitry Bykov, Mariam Petrosyan, Zakhar Prilepin, Anna Starobinets, Vladimir Sorokin and Lyudmila Ulitskaya.
Secret State of North Korea
Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and investigate the enigmatic "Morning Star King" as he tries to hold onto power.
The Truth about Emanuel
A troubled young woman becomes obsessed with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to the girl's dead mother.
UFC - Best of 2013
2013 was such huge year with the first women's fight ever in the UFC Octagon between Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, UFC's first trip to Winnipeg in a match between Evans vs. Henderson and rivals Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks go head to head in the ring . You can re-live every biggest knockout, the slickest submissions and best fights that took place in the Octagon.
Veep - the complete second season
Former Senator Selina Meyer was a charismatic leader and a rising star in her party with her eye on the White House. Then she became vice president. Veep follows the whirlwind day-to day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the Chief Executive.
Walking with Dinosaurs
For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
What's Up NASA? 3.2014 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!
When I Walk
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva's legs stopped functioning and he collapsed. Months earlier, doctors had diagnosed him with multiple sclerosis, which can lead to loss of vision, muscle control, and a myriad of other complications. As his illness worsens, Jason picks up the camera, turns it on his declining body, and sets out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, selfdiscovery, and love.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
Zeppelin Terror Attack
In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The aircraft delivering the lethal payloads weren't planes, they were Zeppelins, enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts, and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Frozen with 1396 requests.

American Hustle had 1241 requests,
Saving Mr. Banks had 1183 requests,
Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom had 426 requests,
Atlantis Season One had 86 requests,
Inside Out had 78 requests,
Devious Maids - The Complete First Season had 67 requests,
Flashpoint - the final season had 57 requests,
The Jungle Book 2 had 53 requests,
Flu had 39 requests,
Bleach Uncut - DVD set 20 had 33 requests,
Wrath of Vajra had 24 requests,
Legendary had 20 requests,
The Wonders had 19 requests,
To Catch a Trader had 16 requests,
Torture Made in the USA had 16 requests,
Roman Catacomb Mystery had 14 requests, and
Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle had 8 requests.

Friday, March 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 March 2014 through Friday 21 March 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 3/15/2014:
Clark County Library: Driving the Saudis: A Chaufferu's Tale of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on Rodeo Drive
Clark County Library: Teen Tech WeekMaker Party!
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Summerlin Library: Book Chat Cafe
Summerlin Library: Teen Tech Week: DIY Tote Bags
West Las Vegas Library: Women's History Month Community Forum - CANCELLED
West Las Vegas Library: For TeensYu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
    Sunday 3/16/2014:
Clark County Library: Nevada Chamber Symphony's Orquestra Futura
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 - Book to Movie Month
    Monday 3/17/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Sahara West Library: Yoga Flexibility and Balance Class
Sahara West Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Divergent Party
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Windmill Library: Permanent Solutions to Thyroid Disfunction - Health Seminar
    Tuesday 3/18/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood's Celluloid Strip-Tease - Gypsy
Clark County Library: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program with Stanford University
Clark County Library: Understanding the new fundraising law for Nevada non-profits
Clark County Library: Vanguard University's Guitar Ensemble - In Concert
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Sahara West Library: For TeensDivergent T-Shirts
Summerlin Library: Fiber Arts Workshop
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 3/19/2014:
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Divergent Craft
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Sahara West Library: Self Defense Class with Matthew Mercer
Summerlin Library: Family Lunchtime Movie Matinee - Planes
West Charleston Library: Senior Law Series: Health Care Directives
Whitney Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
    Thursday 3/20/2014:
Clark County Library: Business 101: How to start your own business
Clark County Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Clark County Library: Putting the SIN in Sin City - 60 years of burlesque in Las Vegas
Enterprise Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Laughlin Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Rainbow Library: For Teens: Teen Thursday
    Friday 3/21/2014:
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Laughlin Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

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

American Hustle
Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Atlantis Season One
Washed up on the mysterious shores of Atlantis, Jason searches for his missing father and stumbles into deadly rituals that test his quick reactions and physical strength. Perilous trials, from leaping over charging bulls and fighting the dreaded Minotaur, to surviving the rites of Dionysus and the temptations of a snake-headed goddess, ensue. No matter how great the danger, Jason can count on his two new friends, studious Pythagoras and portly Hercules, to lighten the battle with a laugh.
Bleach Uncut - DVD set 20
The Soul Reapers form an uneasy alliance with the Visoreds, and the battle against the Espadas resumes. Barragan, the former ruler of Hueco Mundo who was displaced by Aizen, appears to be defeated by the combined efforts of Hachigen and Soi Fon, until they discover him forcing open Hachigen's Shiju Saimon barrier. Later, Ichigo is troubled that he can't seem to sue his Hollowfication to full effect. And with the ultimate battle with Aizen looming, he'll need every ounce of power!
Devious Maids - The Complete First Season
Meet five women bonded together by their jobs, their dreams and the dirt they sweep under the rug: Aspiring singer Carmen; Rosie, who longs to be reunited with the child she left back in Mexico; Marisol, whose outward identity masks a desperate hidden agenda; and Zoila and her daughter Valentina, both employed by unhinged Genevieve Delatour. Before it's over, illicit affairs will be revealed, depraved secrets exposed, and the sordid details behind a shocking murder are discovered.
Flashpoint - the final season
Lead negotiator, Sgt. Greg Parker, and his trusted team, Ed, Sam, and Jules face their darkest hour this season. A serial killer is on the run with a victim in tow, a deadly 'smart' gun is stolen, and Ed is forced to kill a teenage girl in the line of duty. But it all comes down to the wire when a terrorist starts bombing the city's most populated buildings. In the epic conclusion, the SRU gives it everything they've got to save a city plunged into chaos.
Flu
Chaos and violence reign when a deadly strain of virus spreads throughout the urban population at an outbreak rate of 2,000 new cases each hour, and death occurring within 36 hours. As the virus spreads, those who are infected get quarantined in an abandoned city. As the people struggle to survive within those walls, some risk their lives to save those they love, while some risk others to save their own lives.
Frozen
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Inside Out
After being released from prison after serving thirteen years for manslaughter, AJ's dreams of living a pleasant, crime-free life soon come to an end when he discovers his closest childhood friend, Jack, has been marked for death.
The Jungle Book 2
Now that Mowgli's living in the 'man-village,' he cherishes his new best friend and little brother, but he still has that jungle rhythm in his heart. He misses hanging out with happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Yearning for freedom, Mowgli runs off into the jungle, and encounters his enemy Shere Khan! This time, he'll need both his new human family and his old jungle friends to help save the day.
Legendary
After being bullied, book-smart (but not street-wise) teenager Cal Chetley, joins his Oklahoma high school's wrestling team, seeing it also as a way to reunite with his estranged and wayward brother, Mike. His mother, Sharon, is not initially supportive of Cal's decision, especially when she discovers that Mike is secretly coaching Cal after she gets a call from Mike Chetleys jail cell.
Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.
Roman Catacomb Mystery
In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?
Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar's transformation from a mainstream, middle-of-the-road reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community-which had often criticized his reporting during his lifetime.
Saving Mr. Banks
When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins, to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.
To Catch a Trader
Drawing on exclusively obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, FBI wiretaps of other hedge fund traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders, this film traces the rise of Cohen's firm, SAC Capital, and goes inside the government's ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading in the hedge fund industry.
Torture Made in the USA
Could key players of the George W. Bush administration be prosecuted for war crimes? Exactly how did the world's most powerful democracy construct and implement a dubious legal framework that not only legalized the use of torture but legitimized it to politicians, academicians, intellectuals, and media pundits alike? Who exactly was behind this dark and hotly debated chapter in American history.
The Wonders
Arnav is a graffiti artist and bartender, who lives near the Old City of Jerusalem. Wearing a mask, he paints walls at night and hopes that Vax, his former girlfriend, will come back to him. But when Arnav sees a mysterious stranger forced into an abandoned apartment, he becomes involved with a hard-boiled investigator and the mysterious captive himself.
Wrath of Vajra
Vajra is kidnapped as a child and trained as an assassin during WWII. After escaping, he begins a quest to protect the innocent and destroy those responsible for making him a living weapon.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Book Thief with 792 requests.

Out of the Furnace had 600 requests,
The Best Man Holiday had 506 requests,
Inside Llewyn Davis had 385 requests,
The Outsider had 139 requests,
The Hungover Games had 133 requests,
Monsters vs Aliens - Supersonic Joyride had 88 requests,
Broken Circle Breakdown had 66 requests,
Lego Star Wars - The Yoda Chronicles had 64 requests,
Big History had 54 requests,
Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness - The Midnight Stranger had 52 requests,
Vikings had 49 requests,
Beyond Outrage had 34 requests,
Siberia Season 1 had 34 requests,
Commitment had 34 requests,
100 Years of Wrigley Field had 31 requests,
The Science of Measurement had 31 requests,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem had 21 requests,
Great Cathedral Mystery had 12 requests, and
Thalia Viva Tour had 2 requests.

Friday, March 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 March 2014 through Friday 14 March 2014:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 3/8/2014:
Clark County Library: Saturday Movie Matinee - Gravity
Laughlin Library: Murder at the Library: Murder at Gooseneck Lake
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Assistance
Sahara West Library: Ring in Spring with Carlos Mongrut - CANCELLED
Summerlin Library: Summerlin Library Readers & Writers Corner
Spring Valley Library: Ring in Spring with Carlos Mongrut - CANCELLED
West Las Vegas Library: Stage to Screen - Dance Workshop
Windmill Library: Film - Thor - The Dark World
    Sunday 3/9/2014:
Clark County Library: Teen Tech Week: Amazing Race Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Clark County Library: An Afternoon with the Las Vegas Brass Band
Centennial Hills Library: Fiction Writing Workshop with Maxwell Drake
Enterprise Library: Ring in Spring with Carlos Mongrut - CANCELLED
Laughlin Library: Murder at the Library: Murder at Gooseneck Lake
Laughlin Library: In the Art Gallery: Works by Laurine and Joseph Mangels - Artists' Reception
Las Vegas Library: Teen Tech WeekCamera Phone Photo Op
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Whitney Library: Teen Tech Week:  Teen Tech Week Facebook Contest
Windmill Library: Ring in Spring with Carlos Mongrut - CANCELLED
    Monday 3/10/2014:
Centennial Hills Library: Fiction Writing Workshop with Maxwell Drake
Las Vegas Library: Teen Tech WeekDIY CD Magnets
Mesquite Library: Teen Tech WeekMarshmallow Heroes
Rainbow Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Spring Valley Library:  For Teens: Anime Club
Spring Valley Library: Teen Tech Week: TechArt Studio - Chalk Art Photography
West Charleston Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
West Charleston Library: Teen Tech WeekMake Your Own Mad Science Lab
Whitney Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Whitney Library: Teen Tech WeekDuct Tape Flowers
    Tuesday 3/11/2014:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Hollywood's Celluloid Strip Tease - Doll Face
Clark County Library: Chronic Disease Self-Management with Stanford University
Enterprise Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Enterprise Library: Teen Tech WeekTeen TechArt Studio Presents: Learn to DJ
West Las Vegas Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Windmill Library: Teen Tech Week: 8-Bit Post-It Art
Windmill Library: Teen Tech Week: Video Clip Contest
Windmill Library: Zumba Dance Fitness
    Wednesday 3/12/2014:
Clark County Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Clark County Library: UNLV Jazz Concert Series - UNLV Jazz Ensembles
Meadows Library: Teen Tech Week: DIY Duct Tape Wallets
Mesquite Library: Teen Tech Week: Camera Phone Photo Op
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Rainbow Library: Teen Tech Week: Camera Phone Photo Op
Sahara West Library: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Help ***Reservations Required***
Summerlin Library: Mid Week Movie Madness: The Goonies
Whitney Library: Teen Tech Week: Teen Tech Week Vine Videos
West Las Vegas Library: Teen Tech Week: 8-Bit Post-It Art
    Thursday 3/13/2014:
Clark County Library: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Clark County Library: Tax Prep Help
Centennial Hills Library: Teen Tech Week: DIY Duct Tape Wallets
Enterprise Library: Teen Tech Week: Teen TechArt Studios Presents: Learn to DJ!
Laughlin Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Las Vegas Library: Teen Tech Week: 8-Bit Post-It Art
Sahara West Library: In the Art GalleryIn Perfect Harmony - Artist Reception
Sahara West Library: Teen Tech Week: Tech Art Studio - Part 1
West Charleston Library: Tai Chi Class
    Friday 3/14/2014:
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Prep Help
Mesquite Library: Teen Tech Week: White Slime
Rainbow Library: Teen Tech Week: Maker Party!
Summerlin Library: An Evening of Musical Theatre Favorites, Cabaret Style

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tuesday's New DVD Releases

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

100 Years of Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field is a time capsule that harkens back to a simpler era. It has been home to many greats, including Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ferguson Jenkins, Ryno, and Ernie Banks. From neighborhood fans lining the rooftops of adjacent buildings to Harry Caray leading a charming rendition of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame', the ballpark's traditions are as numerous as they are timeless. Celebrate a century of the greatest moments and best personalities of the ballpark on Chicago's North Side.
Best Man Holiday
At a fifteen year reunion over the Christmas holidays, a group of college friends soon discover how simple it is for old rivalries and romances to resurface.
Beyond Outrage
Takeshi Kitano returns to his yakuza saga, Outrage, but this time a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld that the police hope starts a war between the crime families and that the families destroy each other.
Big History
A collection that turns history on its head, breaks down the walls between history and science, and tells the story of the universe form the Big Bang through today. Crisscrossing through time and space, each episode reveals the transformative relationships between science and history that viewers many not have even knew existed.
The Book Thief
The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them.
Broken Circle Breakdown
Watch a southern love story of a tattoo artist who falls in love at first sight, with a banjo player. But when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass.
Commitment
The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making.
Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness - The Midnight Stranger
When it comes to martial arts mastery, Po is definitely no lightweight. But protecting the Valley of Peace is a team effort, so together with the Furious Five: Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane, and Viper, the power-packed panda is dedicated to fighting the fiercest and funniest criminals in all of China, even if he has to dress up as The Midnight Stranger!
Monsters vs Aliens - Supersonic Joyride
The monstrous laughs and enormous adventures continue with an action-packed collection of Monsters vs. Aliens TV episodes inspired by DreamWorks Animation's hit movie. Buckle up for a joyride of fun and the members of Team Monster (Susan, Link, Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. and B.O.B., the gelatinous blob) work together to save the world from an outrageous assortment of power-hungry aliens, including a few new colorful characters!
Out of the Furnace
Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom or risking it all to seek justice for his brother.
Siberia Season 1
Sixteen reality-show participants descent on Tunguska, oblivious to the land's mysterious past, to battle for a cash prize in a thrilling mockumentary. Strange events begin to occur, and the contestants soon attribute these occurrences to ruses set up by the producers, even dismissing the death of a fellow contestant as accidental. However, the contestants soon come to the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem
Shredder and the Kraang team up! Now as a combined force, the Turtles face double the threat! And with new mutants lurking throughout New York, and the return of evil villains including Karai, the Rat King, and Foot Bots determined to take down the lean, mean, green team, get ready to join Leo, Raph, Mikey, Donnie, April, and new ally, Casey Jones, as they fight back and take the ninjutsu battle action to new rooftop heights!
Vikings
Discover exciting new insights as historian Neil Oliver digs for clues. Travel to archaeological sites in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where Norsemen launch expeditions and raids. Watch in amazement as the warriors settle Britain, Iceland and Greenland and transform themselves from illiterate pagans into Christian farmers, statesmen and kings; all in less than 200 years.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Hunger Games - Catching Fire with 1358 requests.

Dallas Buyers Club had 1116 requests,
Twelve Years a Slave had 1031 requests,
Philomena had 835 requests,
About Time had 804 requests,
Oldboy had 466 requests,
Bible Secrets Revealed had 88 requests,
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor had 87 requests,
Girl Rising had 83 requests,
The Untold History of the United States had 63 requests,
The Vikings - Dark Warriors had 63 requests,
Noah and the Great Ark had 59 requests,
Ancient Aliens - Season 5, Volume 2 had 55 requests,
The Best of Men had 41 requests,
Alien Planets Revealed had 40 requests,
Myself Yourself had 18 requests,
Casshan - Complete Series had 16 requests,
Reportero had 14 requests,
Billy Blanks - Tae Bo Extreme Live had 8 requests, and
Comet Encounter had 8 requests.