What's New at the Library

     Here is a look at some of the DVDs recently added to the adult collection at the library. If you’ve missed a new movie or television program, wish to revisit an old favorite, or are looking for something completely different, stop by and browse through our selection of videos. They are all available to borrow free of charge.
     New history programs include “Spitfire: the Plane That Saved the World” about the aircraft some call the most famous fighter plane ever made. “The Circus” tells the history of the circus in America and the impact of traveling circuses on local communities.
New programs about science and nature include “Wonders of Mexico,” a three-part series focusing on the diversity of wildlife found throughout Mexico. “Mission Galapagos” explores the Galapagos Islands in a state-of-the-art research vessel. In “The Outback” viewers travel through Northwest Australia over the course of a year. “Rise of the Superstorms” follows scientists studying the 2017 hurricane season and looking for patterns they can use to better predict future storms. “The Amazing Human Body” uses cutting-edge graphics to explain how our bodies move and function.
     New biographical programs include “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like,” celebrating thirty years of the television program that first aired fifty years ago. “Wyeth” is an "American Masters" production on the artist Andrew Wyeth. “RBG” examines the life and career of U.S Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. “Wait for Your Laugh” spotlights the long career of actress and entertainer Rose Marie.
     New programs in the arts include the ninth season of “Art:21, Art in the 21st Century,” the Peabody award-winning PBS series highlighting contemporary art.  The third series of “Shakespeare Uncovered” discusses six more of his greatest plays. Follow up by watching “Julius Caesar,” a live recording of a performance of the play by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
     Other documentary programs include “No Passport Required,” a series exploring old and new culinary traditions in American cities. “Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, and Science” is a documentary by Ken Burns about the renowned hospital.
     This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the publication of the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. “Frankenstein, the legacy collection” brings together five classic films as well as several behind-the-scenes documentaries and commentaries.  “Frankenstein, the real story” investigates whether Shelley’s novel was based on a true story.
     Releases of new television programs include “The Great British Baking Show," in which contestants compete in a baking competition. “C.B. Strike” is a three-part series based on the novels by Robert Galbraith. “Maigret” is a four-episode series starring Rowan Atkinson as the latest incarnation of the French detective from the novels by Georges Simenon.
     Curl up this season with holiday movies from Hallmark including “A Bramble House Christmas,” “Christmas at Holly Lodge,” “Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow,” and “Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle.”
     Upcoming feature film releases to look forward to include “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Equalizer 2,” “Mile 22,” “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” and “Searching.”
     All of these titles and many more are available to you with your library card.

Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Librarian