Sunday, January 31, 2016

Audiobooks on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 1/31/2016:

The Art of War by Stephen Coonts
The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective.
Breakdown by Johathan Kellerman
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of a Hollywood actress pushed to the limits of sanity.
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head. Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD's top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
The Cellar by Minette Walters
Muna's fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli's younger son failed to come home from school. Before then her bedroom was a dark windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. She'd grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songoli's believe.
The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw
When a body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin, the CIA immediately takes notice. Analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker are up against their most formidable enemy yet, and their lives and the fate of America's most important assets in the New Cold War hang in the balance.
The Final Seven by Erica Spindler
"New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach “Hollywood” Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment — keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table — is not what she signed up for.
However, there’s a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it. Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil they’re facing might destroy them all..."
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny.
God's Eye View by Barry Eisler
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. But when Evelyn discovers the existence of a program code-named God's Eye and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins.
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing.
Isaac Asimov's I, Robot: To Preserve by Mickey Zucker Reichert
2037: Robotic technology has evolved into the realm of self-aware, sentient mechanical entities. But despite the safeguards programmed into the very core of a robot’s artificial intelligence, humanity’s most brilliant creation can still fall prey to those who believe the Three Laws of Robotics were made to be broken...
Keep Calm by Mike Binder
Former Michigan cop Adam Tatum receives an unexpected offer from Heaton Global Investments. He travels to Downing Street to help implement a new pension program for the British Civil Service. The deal goes off without a hitch and so does a bomb in the conference room. Sensing a trap, Tatum flees with his family, desperately fighting for survival in an unfamiliar country. Georgia Turnbull, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Davina Steel, the lead investigator, each stand to gain from the successful manhunt of Adam Tatum. But, as motives emerge and desires ignite, each must decide what they're really after.
Pig Island by Mo Hayder
Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes. While investigating an apparition on Pig Island, Oakes crosses a border to infiltrate the territory of the group's isolated founder, Malachi Dove. Oakes now faces a terrible reality: was Dove responsible for one of the bloodiest crimes Scotland has seen in years?
Poseidon's Wake by Alastair Reynolds
"Send Ndege…" The cryptic message originated seventy light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier? Ndege’s daughter, Goma, joins the crew of the ship sent to uncover the source behind the enigmatic message. Goma’s odyssey will take her not only into the farthest reaches of space, but centuries into her family’s past where the answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries await...
Remembrance by Meg Cabot
After graduating from college and becoming engaged, psychic mediator Susannah Simon takes a job as a guidance counselor at her former school and finds herself tested by a string of ghosts.
Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott
Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, has new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores. And there's a new menace in town: Boston Bill Black who's wanted for a series of murders. Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again. Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa, where one woman in particular may, or may not; prove to be the apple of Boston Bill's eye.
Saving Jason by Michael Sears
Looking into rumors of a hostile takeover at his firm, Jason Stafford is embroiled in a grand jury investigation into mob-related activities on Wall Street and is placed in witness protection only to risk his life to save his abducted son.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 2/7/2016

Find Her by Lisa Gardner
When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime, a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him, she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D. D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied--and too glorious to surrender.
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at the Rosalind house, an assisted living facility for the elderly. What she does not expect is to meet Anna and Luke, two young people who have early onset dementia, nor does she expect to be so moved by the bond the pair has forged during their time at Rosalind. When a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning whether or not protecting Luke and Anna is actually doing them more harm than good, and what she is willing to risk to help them.
Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard
Alcohol cost Helen her marriage and custody of David, her seven-year-old son. Though she once had aspirations to be an art photographer, she makes ends meet taking pictures of grade-school children and working society parties for a catering company. Recovering from her addiction, she spends her evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site; weekends, she has awkward visits with her son, but he seems to be drifting away from her, fast.
Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin
In this mesmerizing tale of suspense, attorney Amanda Jaffe becomes entangled in a murder case involving Big Oil, an estranged father and son, and the greatest ethical dilemma of her career.
The Wolves by Alex Berenson
John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual. It is when Russia and China enter the mix, however, that the whole affair is set to combust. With alarming speed, Wells is once again on his own, and the wolves are closing in.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 30 January 2016 through Friday 5 February 2016:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 1/30/2016:
Clark County Library: Radon Awareness
Clark County Library: Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman
Centennial Hills Library: Radon Awareness
Summerlin Library: Scrapbook Workshop
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Saturday Movie Matinee
Sahara West Library: The Path to Mobilizing People with James Hsu
West Las Vegas Library: DANCE Art/Speaks! Featuring Hope Boykin
West Las Vegas Library: DANCE Art/Speaks! Master Dance Class with Hope Boykin
    Sunday 1/31/2016:
Clark County Library: Painted Stories - Duel In The Library
Clark County Library: Introduction to Computers
Sunrise Library: Radon Awareness
Sahara West Library: Mindfulness and Insight Meditation
West Charleston Library: Radon Awareness
    Monday 2/1/2016:
Clark County Library: Which Publishing Method Is Right For You?
Rainbow Library: Radon Awareness
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.
    Tuesday 2/2/2016:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Spotlight on Sidney Poitier - The Defiant Ones
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Enterprise Library: For Teens: The bitLab
Summerlin Library: Fiber Arts Workshop
Sahara West Library: College Planning Solutions
Windmill Library: For Teens: Angry Birds Cardboard Challenge
    Wednesday 2/3/2016:
Clark County Library: BCN Business Book Club
Clark County Library: Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series: Dating Scams
Mesquite Library: Computer and Internet Basics
Rainbow Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Torn Paper Mosaic Collages
Whitney Library: For Teens: Teen Craft Hacks
    Thursday 2/4/2016:
Clark County Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Clark County Library: Las Vegas Stories: The Misunderstood Legend of the Moulin Rouge
Enterprise Library: For Teens: 1st Thursday for Teens
Enterprise Library: Medicare Information Session
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Rainbow Library: Homebuyer's Education Seminars
Sahara West Library: Discovering Italy – A Cultural Perspective
    Friday 2/5/2016:
Enterprise Library: AARP Tax Assistance
Mesquite Library: How to Download eMedia
West Las Vegas Library: Shared Treasure: A Retrospective of African American Dance Featuring LVCDT

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 2 February 2016:

American Hero
Melvin, a reluctant superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs until he realizes that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfill his potential as a crime fighter. But in a world where no one understands Melvin's condition or where it came from, his incredible powers could ultimately be his demise.
Beauty Inside
Every morning, Woo-jin wakes up in a different body. His age, gender, and nationality may change, but the one constant in his life is Yi-soo - the woman he loves. She knows his secret, and loves him anyway. With every transformation, Woo-jin has to figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.
Bridge of Spies
James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Difret
When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village's tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband.
Extraordinary Tales
Five of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known stories are brought to vivid life in this heart-pounding animated anthology. Murderous madmen, sinister villains and cloaked ghouls stalk the darkened corridors of Poe's imagination, as his haunting tales are given a terrifying new twist by some of the most beloved figures in horror film history. Include: The Tell-Tale Heart; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Masque of the Red Death; The Pit and the Pendulum; and The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valedemar.
Falling Skies Complete 5th Season
As season five opens, all breed of beast and mutant are running rampant on earth. The Espheni's power core has been destroyed, and humans are now ready to fight on their terms, even if it means resorting to hand-to-hand combat against the enemy. After four years of being tortured, imprisoned and mutated and having their loved ones stolen from them. Tom and the second Mass are filled with rage, ready to destroy the enemy in an all-out battle to determine the fate of Earth.
Freeheld
When a New Jersey police lieutenant is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she and her registered domestic partner must work to secure her pension benefits.
The Green Inferno
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon realize that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
He Never Died
Jack is in a rut. His existence has been whittled down to nothing. When he finds his long-lost daughter has been taken by the city's crime syndicate, he must combat his inner demons as he goes on a bloody warpath to seek revenge.
The Keeping Room
In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise and their female slave Mad. The pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants.
Ladrones
Crime has never been this much fun! After a ruthless businesswoman steals land deeds from a community of Mexican families, two former thieves come out of retirement to steal them back. With a ragtag team that includes a spiritualist, a clumsy ranch hand, a struggling actor, and an amateur meteorologist, the modern-day Robin Hoods attempt a caper for the ages.
The Last Witch Hunter
Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
The Leftovers - The Complete Second Season
With Mapleton thrown into chaos at the close of Season one, Season Two finds many of its residents searching for a fresh start. Kevin Garvey retires as police chief and moves his newly formed family to a small Texas town that seems to have been spared from the event that shook the rest of the world.
Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life
Olivia, Mia, Andrea, Emma, and Stephanie are best friends that star in their first movie. Join their adventures in Heartlake City.
Man Up
When Nancy is mistaken for Jack's blind date, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong?
Meadowland
In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, married couple Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil, a New York City cop, starts to lose sight of his morals as Sarah puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations, falling deeper into her own fever dream.
Our Brand is Crisis
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist 'Calamity' Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy, now coaching the opposition.
Show Me a Hero
In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future.
Suffragette
Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Visions
Leaving her hectic city lifestyle behind, young mother-to-be Julia joins her husband David at their beautiful new vineyard home only to be plagued by terrifying noises and visions of a sinister hooded figure. No one else hears or sees these hallucinations, not even David, who grows increasingly worried about his wife's well-being. Desperate to prove her sanity, Julia hunts down a local medium who reveals the haunted history of the vineyard in which she now resides.
The Visit
When Becca and Tyler are sent to their grandparents' secluded Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong stay, they quickly discover something is not right with the elderly couple. Faced with strange rules and increasingly frightening behavior, the children soon realize it will take all their wits to make it home alive.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is Downton Abbey 6 with 456 requests.

Chi-Raq had 222 requests,
Da Vinci's Demons - The Complete Third Season had 86 requests,
Meet the Patels had 86 requests,
Burnt had 77 requests,
A Brilliant Young Mind had 75 requests,
The Assassin had 58 requests,
Earth's Natural Wonders had 34 requests,
The Wannabe had 29 requests,
Chasing It had 27 requests,
The New Girlfriend had 22 requests,
Terror in Little Saigon had 5 requests, and
Lidia Celebrates America - Home for the Holidays had 4 requests.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Audiobooks on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this week, starting 1/23/2016:

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
After turning her back on a position most people could only dream of, General Turyin Mulaghesh, one of the most powerful people in all the Saypur empire, is sent to a backwater posting to investigate a discovery only she's qualified to make sense of, one that could change the world—or destroy it. By the author of City of Stairs.

Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey
Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks. Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, Captain Serge, with Coleman literally riding shotgun, mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: the apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA. But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different, and a whole lot weirder than anything Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper encountered. In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap locale so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start.
The Ex by Alafair Burke
Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night's party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That's when Jack's world falls apart.
Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of - one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the facade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything, and the price seems worth paying.
Fresh Start by Joel Osteen
Bestselling author Joel Osteen offers practical insight and encouragement for a new beginning with God.
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
Forced to flee his native country after his journalist father is murdered for criticizing their tyrannical government, Keita, a talented runner, becomes part of an illegal underground network of athletes who participate in competitions to win survival money.
Into the Fury by Kat Martin
Ethan's learned the hard way that beauty is no substitute for character. So even though Valentine Hart is one of the most breathtaking women he's ever seen, he's keeping his hands off and his eyes open. Or that's what he tells himself. Then one of the models is murdered, and the closer Ethan gets to the answers, the closer he finds himself to Valentine - and the hotter the pressure feels. There's more to Val - more to the other girls - than he could have guessed. But one is keeping a secret that could kill them all.
My American Duchess by Eloisa James
The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford, an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiances. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.
Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong
The second book in the Otherworlds Anthology trilogy, Otherworld Secrets, features fan-favorites such as Cassandra, Savannah, and Adam in rare and neverbefore- published short stories—plus a brand new novella. Fans old and new will flock to this mystery-themed volume to discover the deepest secrets of this captivating world.
Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore
A tale of desire, obsession, and deadly mystery, with echoes of Vertigo.
Rustler's Moon by Jodi Thomas
On a dirt road marked by haunting secrets, three strangers caught at life's crossroads must decide what to sacrifice to protect their own agendas ... and what they're each willing to risk for love.
Sage's Eyes by V. C. Andrews
Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of, something. And maybe they're right to; even she can't make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don't, that her parents and teachers, no adult, could possibly have. So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they'll learn far too many things.
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrell Coleman
Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, he had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart, and Gus is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm's length. But his comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino comes to him for help. Four months earlier, TJ Delcamino's battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the police don't seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted: Gus Murphy.
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 1/31/2016:

The Art of War by Stephen Coonts
The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective.
Breakdoiwn by Johathan Kellerman
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of a Hollywood actress pushed to the limits of sanity.
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb
Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head. Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD's top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
The Cellar by Minette Walters
Muna's fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli's younger son failed to come home from school. Before then her bedroom was a dark windowless cellar, her activities confined to cooking and cleaning. She'd grown used to being maltreated by the Songoli family; to being a slave. She's never been outside, doesn't know how to read or write, and cannot speak English. At least that's what the Songoli's believe.
The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw
When a body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin, the CIA immediately takes notice. Analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker are up against their most formidable enemy yet, and their lives and the fate of America's most important assets in the New Cold War hang in the balance.
The Final Seven by Erica Spindler
"New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach “Hollywood” Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment — keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table — is not what she signed up for.
However, there’s a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it. Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil they’re facing might destroy them all..."
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny.
God's Eye View by Barry Eisler
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. But when Evelyn discovers the existence of a program code-named God's Eye and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins.
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing.
Isaac Asimov's I, Robot: To Preserve by Mickey Zucker Reichert
2037: Robotic technology has evolved into the realm of self-aware, sentient mechanical entities. But despite the safeguards programmed into the very core of a robot’s artificial intelligence, humanity’s most brilliant creation can still fall prey to those who believe the Three Laws of Robotics were made to be broken...
Keep Calm by Mike Binder
Former Michigan cop Adam Tatum receives an unexpected offer from Heaton Global Investments. He travels to Downing Street to help implement a new pension program for the British Civil Service. The deal goes off without a hitch and so does a bomb in the conference room. Sensing a trap, Tatum flees with his family, desperately fighting for survival in an unfamiliar country. Georgia Turnbull, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Davina Steel, the lead investigator, each stand to gain from the successful manhunt of Adam Tatum. But, as motives emerge and desires ignite, each must decide what they're really after.
Pig Island by Mo Hayder
Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes. While investigating an apparition on Pig Island, Oakes crosses a border to infiltrate the territory of the group's isolated founder, Malachi Dove. Oakes now faces a terrible reality: was Dove responsible for one of the bloodiest crimes Scotland has seen in years?
Poseidon's Wake by Alastair Reynolds
"Send Ndege…" The cryptic message originated seventy light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier? Ndege’s daughter, Goma, joins the crew of the ship sent to uncover the source behind the enigmatic message. Goma’s odyssey will take her not only into the farthest reaches of space, but centuries into her family’s past where the answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries await...
Remembrance by Meg Cabot
After graduating from college and becoming engaged, psychic mediator Susannah Simon takes a job as a guidance counselor at her former school and finds herself tested by a string of ghosts.
Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott
Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, has new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores. And there's a new menace in town: Boston Bill Black who's wanted for a series of murders. Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again. Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa, where one woman in particular may, or may not; prove to be the apple of Boston Bill's eye.
Saving Jason by Michael Sears
Looking into rumors of a hostile takeover at his firm, Jason Stafford is embroiled in a grand jury investigation into mob-related activities on Wall Street and is placed in witness protection only to risk his life to save his abducted son.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 23 January 2016 through Friday 20 January 2016:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 1/23/2016:
Clark County Library: For Teens: Let's Monogram It
Centennial Hills Library: Couponing 101
Laughlin Library: A Visit with Author Laura McBride
Las Vegas Library: Saturday Sessions
Summerlin Library: Practicing Your eMedia Downloading Skills
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Teens Doin' Good in the Neighborhood
Summerlin Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive
Sunrise Library: For Teens: Tech Art Workshop: Adobe Photoshop
Sahara West Library: Franco Valeriani – Live in Concert
Whitney Library: The Sound Collage
Windmill Library: Sing-Along The Wizard of Oz
Windmill Library: The Sound Collage
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
    Sunday 1/24/2016:
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Alexander Drake Writing Workshop
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Sahara West Library: Mindfulness and Insight Meditation
West Charleston Library: Crochet for Beginners
    Monday 1/25/2016:
Clark County Library: Medicare Information Session
Centennial Hills Library: Maxwell Alexander Drake Writing Workshop
Mesquite Library: Book Bingo
Sahara West Library: Longevitology - Energy Healing
Sahara West Library: Yoga Flexibility & Balance Class with Aura Reading
West Las Vegas Library: West Las Vegas Library Literary Arts Discussion Group and Book Club
    Tuesday 1/26/2016:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Femme Fatales, Gumshoes and Film Noir - Out of the Past
Clark County Library: Mob Month 2016: Remembering Sheriff Ralph Lamb
Clark County Library: For Teens: Teen Coding Class: Putting it All Together
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Enterprise Library: For Teens: The bitLab
Laughlin Library: Life in the Tri-State Area
Laughlin Library: Obamacare Open Enrollment
Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Teen Takeover! - MAKERshop
Mesquite Library: Microsoft Excel Basics
Windmill Library: For Teens: Anime Club
    Wednesday 1/27/2016:
Laughlin Library: Managing New Seasons
Laughlin Library: Silent Era and History Series: Al Jolson
Rainbow Library: Homebuyer's Education Seminars
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Sweet Treats for Teens
West Charleston Library: Senior Law Series: Estate Planning Basics
West Las Vegas Library: Communal Phenomenal Woman Booktalk Club
    Thursday 1/28/2016:
Clark County Library: Business 101: Franchising 101
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Enterprise Library: Hiking Las Vegas
Sahara West Library: Intro to the Internet
Sahara West Library: Sahara West Book Discussion Group
Sahara West Library: Introduction to the Internet
West Las Vegas Library: In the Art Gallery: The World through My Eyes - Artist's Reception
    Friday 1/29/2016:
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 26 January 2016:

Burnt
Chef Adam Jones had it all, and lost it. A rockstar chef of a two-star Michelin restaurant with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene.
Chasing It
The explosion of heroin and other opiate abuse has affected more than those in Hollywood. One hundred Americans die every day from overdose deaths. The documentary tells the story of those affected and why heroin use has such a devastating reach.
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
Da Vinci's Demons - The Complete Third Season
Destruction Was Not His Design. After a long and disastrous personal quest, it's a slow, painful rebirth for Leonardo Da Vinci as he comes to the realization that his greatest enemy is himself. After travelling from Florence to South America and back in his relentless search for the fabled Book of Leaves, Florence is in ruins and dear friends have recently been buried. Da Vinci now must rebuild himself, as well as his beloved city, just as the Turks invasion of Italy begins.
Downton Abbey 6
The fates of the Crawley family, and the servants who work for them, are discovered as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world.
Meet the Patels
A laugh-out-loud real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams and...his parents.
The New Girlfriend
After the death of her best friend, Claire fals into a deep depression, but a surprising discovery about her friend's husband gives her a new taste for life.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Intern with 696 requests.

Woodlawn had 281 requests,
Diary of a Teenage Girl had 235 requests,
Learning to Drive had 118 requests,
Arthur & Merlin had 97 requests,
The Condemned 2 had 84 requests,
Continuum - Season four had 73 requests,
Pokemon the Series: XY Set 2 had 45 requests,
Adventure Time: Stakes! had 38 requests,
Time Scanners - Machu Pichu had 38 requests,
Time Scanners Colosseum had 36 requests,
Inside Assad's Syria had 29 requests,
Time Scanners - Jersualem had 28 requests,
The Cut had 21 requests,
WWE Best PPV Matches 2015 had 21 requests,
Men with Beards had 17 requests,
The Best of Big Blue Live had 14 requests,
Globe Trekker - Ruta 40 Argentina had 12 requests,
She's Beautiful When She's Angry had 8 requests,
Sisters: Season 3 had 8 requests,
Swamp People 6 had 7 requests, and
A Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking - Season 3 had 6 requests.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Audiobooks on CD - New Releases

Audiobooks on CD
Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for this week, starting 1/17/2016:

Appealed by Emma Chase
When Brent looks at Kennedy, he doesn't see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman. When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. But she's not a lovesick social outcast anymore; she's a prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it's time to put him through a little hell of his own.
Blue by Danielle Steele
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills. Then her whole world is dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident, and wrestling with the lure of death herself, she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again.
Dressmaker's War by Mary Chamberlain
London, spring 1939. Eighteen-year-old Ada Vaughan, a beautiful and ambitious seamstress, has just started work for a modiste in Dover Street. A career in couture is hers for the taking she has the skill and the drive if only she can break free from the dreariness of family life in Lambeth. A chance meeting with the enigmatic Stanislaus von Lieben catapults Ada into a world of glamour and romance. When he suggests a trip to Paris, Ada is blind to all the warnings of war on the continent: this is her chance for a new start. Anticipation turns to despair when war is declared and the two are trapped in France. After the Nazis invade, Stanislaus abandons her. Ada is taken prisoner and forced to survive the only way she knows how: by being a dressmaker. It is a decision which will haunt her during the war and its devastating aftermath.
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.
Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning
When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making, a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself, can save the planet. But those who seek the mythic song must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep.
Forgotten Room by Karen White
Jeremy Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically, violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion.
The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates
In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes, whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H. and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past.
Orphan X by Greg Hurwitz
Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear. Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan's weakness to find him and eliminate him.
Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull
After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they'll inhabit the house Clare was born in; a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic. Clare soon discovers that the boy is as real as the fairy-making magic, and that they're both in great danger from an ancient foe.
River Road by Carol Goodman
Nan Lewis, a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York, is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she's been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a deer, but when she gets out of her car to look for it, the deer is nowhere to be found. Eager to get home and out of the oncoming snowstorm, Nan is forced to leave her car at the bottom of her snowy driveway to wait out the longest night of the year, and the lowest point of her life. The next morning, Nan is woken up by a police officer at her door with terrible news; one of her students, Leia Dawson, was killed in a hit-and-run on River Road the night before. And because of the damage to her car, Nan is a suspect. In the days following the accident, Nan finds herself shunned by the same community that rallied around her when her own daughter was killed in an eerily similar accident six years prior.
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson's valentine to his adopted country of England. In 1995 Bill Bryson got into his car and took a weeks-long farewell motoring trip about England before moving his family back to the United States. The book about that trip, Notes from a Small Island, is uproarious and endlessly endearing, one of the most acute and affectionate portrayals of England in all its glorious eccentricity ever written. Two decades later, he set out again to rediscover that country, and the result is The Road to Little Dribbling.
A Tiny Piece of Sky by Shawn K. Stout
Based a true events, young Frankie Baum works to clear her father's good name after he is accused of being a German spy in the midst of World War I.
Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell
A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred's son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are gathering against him. Northmen allied to the Irish, led by the fierce warrior Ragnall Ivarson, are soon joined by the Northumbrians, and their strength could prove overwhelming. Despite the gathering threat, both Edward and Aethelflaed are reluctant to move out of the safety of their fortifications. But with Uhtred's own daughter married to Ivarson's brother, who can be trusted? In the struggle between family and loyalty, between personal ambition and political commitment, there will be no easy path. But a man with a warrior's courage may be able to find it.

Here are the Audiobook on CD releases for next week, starting 1/24/2016

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate. Along the way he discovers hints that point to the true goals of his uncle Edwarn and the shadowy organization known as The Set.
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
After turning her back on a position most people could only dream of, General Turyin Mulaghesh, one of the most powerful people in all the Saypur empire, is sent to a backwater posting to investigate a discovery only she's qualified to make sense of, one that could change the world—or destroy it. By the author of City of Stairs.
Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey
Obsessed with the iconic Sixties classic Easy Rider, encyclopedic Floridaphile, lovable serial killer, and movie buff extraordinaire Serge A. Storms devises his wildest plan yet: finish the journey begun by his freewheeling heroes, Captain America and Billy, tragically cut short by some shotgun-wielding rednecks. Setting a course for the Florida panhandle, Captain Serge, with Coleman literally riding shotgun, mounts his classic motorcycle and hits the highway in search of the real America: the apple-pie-eating, freedom-swilling moms and pops of Main Street USA. But the America he finds in the rural burgs dotting the neck of the peninsula is a little bit different, and a whole lot weirder than anything Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper encountered. In a state where criminal politicians are more common than gators, Serge and Coleman discover one particular speed-trap locale so aggressively inept at corruption that investigators are baffled where to start.
The Ex by Alafair Burke
Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago. An early morning run along the Hudson River changes that when he spots a woman in last night's party dress, barefoot, enjoying a champagne picnic alone, reading his favorite novel. Everything about her reminds him of what he used to have with Molly. Eager to help Jack find love again, his best friend posts a message on a popular website after he mentions the encounter. Days later, that same beautiful stranger responds and invites Jack to meet her in person at the waterfront. That's when Jack's world falls apart.
Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins
Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of - one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the facade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything, and the price seems worth paying.
Fresh Start by Joel Osteen
Bestselling author Joel Osteen offers practical insight and encouragement for a new beginning with God.
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
Forced to flee his native country after his journalist father is murdered for criticizing their tyrannical government, Keita, a talented runner, becomes part of an illegal underground network of athletes who participate in competitions to win survival money.
Into the Fury by Kat Martin
Ethan's learned the hard way that beauty is no substitute for character. So even though Valentine Hart is one of the most breathtaking women he's ever seen, he's keeping his hands off and his eyes open. Or that's what he tells himself. Then one of the models is murdered, and the closer Ethan gets to the answers, the closer he finds himself to Valentine - and the hotter the pressure feels. There's more to Val - more to the other girls - than he could have guessed. But one is keeping a secret that could kill them all.
My American Duchess by Eloisa James
The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford, an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiances. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.
Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong
The second book in the Otherworlds Anthology trilogy, Otherworld Secrets, features fan-favorites such as Cassandra, Savannah, and Adam in rare and neverbefore- published short stories—plus a brand new novella. Fans old and new will flock to this mystery-themed volume to discover the deepest secrets of this captivating world.
Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore
A tale of desire, obsession, and deadly mystery, with echoes of Vertigo.
Rustler's Moon by Jodi Thomas
On a dirt road marked by haunting secrets, three strangers caught at life's crossroads must decide what to sacrifice to protect their own agendas ... and what they're each willing to risk for love.
Sage's Eyes by V. C. Andrews
Sixteen-year-old Sage is a lonely child. Her adoptive parents watch her obsessively, as if studying her for warning signs of, something. And maybe they're right to; even she can't make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. She possesses knowledge that other teenagers don't, that her parents and teachers, no adult, could possibly have. So when Sage finally makes a friend who understands her alarming gift, he becomes her confidant, a precarious link to the truth about who she really is. For Sage and the alluring new boy at school share many things in common. Perhaps, they'll learn far too many things.
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrell Coleman
Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, he had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart, and Gus is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm's length. But his comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino comes to him for help. Four months earlier, TJ Delcamino's battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the police don't seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted: Gus Murphy.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Weekend Update


What's happening at your library next week?

Here's the schedule for events for grownups, for the week of Saturday 16 January 2016 through Friday 22 January 2016:
(Click on the link for times, and more information)
    Saturday 1/16/2016:
Clark County Library: Mob Month 2016: Rob The Mob
Clark County Library: Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman
Centennial Hills Library: Winter Rose Pruning
Centennial Hills Library: For Teens: Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
Meadows Library: Stretching and Seated Yoga class with Carol Dickman
Mesquite Library: Mesquite Movie Matinee
Rainbow Library: United Blood Services Blood Drive
Summerlin Library: Classical Guitar Class
Summerlin Library: Book Chat Cafe
West Charleston Library: Live the Life You Want: The History of Braille
West Las Vegas Library: For Teens: Anime Club
    Sunday 1/17/2016:
Spring Valley Library: Guitar for Amateurs
Spring Valley Library: Spring Valley Library Book Club
Sahara West Library: Desert Hearts Romance Readers
Sahara West Library: Exploring Your Family’s History - Genealogy Series
Sahara West Library: Guitar Basics 101
Sahara West Library: Mindfulness and Insight Meditation
Whitney Library: Spectacular Painting Party
Windmill Library: Music Club
West Las Vegas Library: Peace Week 2016
    Monday 1/18/2016:
All libraries CLOSED to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Tuesday 1/19/2016:
Clark County Library: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Femme Fatales, Gumshoes and Film Noir - The Postman Always Rings Twice
Clark County Library: Nonprofit Strategic Planning 101
Clark County Library: For Teens: Teen Coding Class: Continuing Coding
Clark County Library: Mob Month 2016: The Hunt For Whitey Bulger
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Enterprise Library: For Teens: The bitLab
Mesquite Library: How to download eMedia
Summerlin Library: Fiber Arts Workshop
Sahara West Library: For Teens: DIY Beeswax Sushi Candles
    Wednesday 1/20/2016:
Laughlin  Library: Murder Mystery Play Rehearsal
Mesquite Library: eMail Basics
Rainbow Library: Homebuyer's Education Seminars
Summerlin Library: For Teens: Sweet Treats for Teens
Whitney Library: For Teens: Teen Gamers Club
    Thursday 1/21/2016:
Clark County Library: An Evening with Kim MacQuarrie: Adventures in South America
Centennial Hills Library: Centennial Hills Soap Crafters
Enterprise Library: For Teens: TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ
Mesquite Library: Managing New Seasons
Spring Valley Library: For Teens: Teen Hangout: Stop-Motion Animation
West Charleston Library: Ask the Lawyer Series: How to Structure and Manage Your Business Legal Entities
West Charleston Library: Medicare Information Session
Whitney Library: Brain Power
Whitney Library: In the Art Gallery: The Passion of Love - Artist's Reception
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 10:15 a.m.
West Las Vegas Library: Prospective Homebuyer Orientation 2:45 p.m.
    Friday 1/22/2016:
Clark County Library: Moscow Nights and the Golden Gates: An Evening of Russian Folk Music, Dance & Stories
Centennial Hills Library: Teen Book Chat
West Charleston Library: Bishr Hijazi Arabic Music Ensemble

Monday, January 11, 2016

New Movie Tuesday

Here are the DVD releases for next Tuesday, 19 January 2016:

Adventure Time: Stakes!
Finn, Jake, and princess Bubblegum help Marceline the vampire queen face off against five powerful foes from her mysterious past, which have been unleashed by one of Bubblegum's science experiments.
Arthur & Merlin
A young Celtic warrior and a hermit wizard must unite to defeat an evil druid.
The Best of Big Blue Live
The event showcases marine life along America's West Coast. It documents the rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California. Some of the world's most charismatic marine creatures, humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and brown pelicans, convene in this once a year confluence.
The Condemned 2
After a failed mission to capture the leader of a deadly gambling ring, bounty hunter Will Tanner becomes the hunted, a human target in a game in which contestants must kill or be killed. As high rollers bet on who will survive, Will, his dad, and members of Will's team wage an all-out war against the game's mastermind.
Continuum - Season four
Kiera Cameron and the mysterious time traveler, Brad Tonkin must battle the Future Soldiers who arrived in a flash of light in the last moments of season three. Meanwhile, Kiera's alliance with the remaining members of Liber8 challenges her relationship with both Carlos and Alec Sadler.
The Cut
A father's search through the Ottoman Empire for his two daughters after they are separated during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Forced from his home in Mardin, Nazareth gets word that his daughters may still be alive and he travels the globe in search for them. His odyssey takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts to Havana and finally to the barren prairies of North Dakota.
Diary of a Teenage Girl
Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's boyfriend, 'the handsomest man in the world,' Monroe Rutherford. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment.
Globe Trekker - Ruta 40 Argentina
Zay Harding takes the trip of a lifetime on one of the longest and most spectacular highways in the world. Zay drives to the very end of the mystical Ruta 40, completing a 3,000 mile journey from north to south across the entire country.
Inside Assad's Syria
For weeks, the world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind?
The Intern
Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Learning to Drive
A feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who helps each other overcome life's road blocks.
Men with Beards
A strange tale of beauty and brotherhood -- Man up with this strange and hilarious tale of beauty and brotherhood. Experience the triumph and heartbreak of world-class facial hair from everyday life stories to the World Beard Competition.
A Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking - Season 3
Come along on a mouthwatering ride and catch the spirit of pop-up cooking events. Hosted by Pete Evans, who is Australia's top celebrity chef. Follow him on a culinary journey across America as he teams up with the country's most innovative chefs to source the finest regional ingredients and create a multicourse feast for friends.
Pokemon the Series: XY Set 2
Ash and Pikachu, along with their friends Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie, venture ever deeper into the Kalos region. Ash takes to the skies in a wing suit in his first Sky Battle, and the group explores exciting new areas like the majestic Kalos Canyon, the mysterious Reflection Cave, and Professor Sycamore's Pokemon summer camp. Meanwhile, Serena finds herself with a new rival, and Team Rocket keeps trying to flummox everyone with clever disguises and Pokemon-nabbing schemes!
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
A provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millenium, direct from the women who lived it.
Swamp People 6
Swamp hunters fight massive alligators and Mother Nature, and journey into previously unknown, hostile areas of the swamp. Shrewd gators try to outwit the hunters' new methods of capturing their prey. Whether using new indigenous bait, old decoys, or employing a primitive alternative to the modern hook, these hunters constantly adjust their tactics to catch and fill their tags.
Time Scanners Colosseum
How did the Romans produce some of the most impressive gladiatorial games ever seen in Europe? How did the Colosseum's mysterious roof really work? And how does the mighty Colosseum compare to the popular sports venues of the 21st century? Structural engineer Steve Burrows and his team of laser-scanning experts head to Rome on a quest to answer these questions and uncover some of the oldest mysteries of the ancient stadium.
Time Scanners - Jersualem
Join structural engineer Steve Burrows and his team of laser-scanning experts as they set out to explore the epic building legacy of Jerusalem. Their focus is on two of the most impressive engineering creations of the ancients: the Temple Mount, a holy icon larger than 20 football fields, and the man-made mountain of Herodium, an opulent palace built on top of millions of tons of hand carved rock.
Time Scanners - Machu Pichu
Using cutting-edge, 3D laser-scanning technology, structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of experts into the Peruvian jungle to scan the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu, asking three main questions: How did the Inca build a city atop a mountain ridge? How were the terraces constructed? And how did they supply water to the city? Join the team as they turn back time and decode the past.
Woodlawn
In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.
WWE Best PPV Matches 2015
WWE provides some of the toughest and best matches of 2015. Watch superstars like Cesaro, Randy Orton, Neville, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens, John Cena, Seth Rollins, and more as they battle, claw, rise, and fall in some of the best PPV matches of 2015.
Which of these will have the most requests next week?

This week’s release with the most requests is The Martian with 1357 requests.

Ted 2 had 978 requests,
Hotel Transylvania 2 had 816 requests,
Irrational Man had 294 requests,
Foreclosure City had 123 requests,
Flutter had 48 requests,
Love Finds You in Charm had 43 requests,
Billy the Kid: New Evidence had 33 requests,
The Look of Silence had 19 requests,
WWE TLC Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2015 had 19 requests,
Immigration Battle had 13 requests,
Craft in America - Celebration had 9 requests,
Power Rangers Dino Charge: Unleashed had 9 requests,