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.
Many new programs about science and nature have arrived, including “Charlie and the Curious Otters” about a wildlife filmmaker and the rescue of three baby otters. “The Cheetah Children” follows a mother cheetah raising her cubs in the wild. “Born in China” from Disneynature follows three animal groups in their natural habitat. “Fox Tales” profiles scientists who are studying the behavior and habitat of red foxes. “Nature’s Miniature Miracles” spotlights some of the world’s smallest animals. “Blue Planet II,” narrated by David Attenborough, outlines the natural history of oceans and marine animals. “Extreme Animal Weapons” looks at various ways animals have evolved to defend themselves. “Arctic Wolf Pack” focuses on a group of wolves living on an island above the Arctic Circle. “Killer Hurricanes” describes the Great Hurricane of 1780, the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record and explores how storms can grow so large.
New biographical programs include “Bright Lights” on the relationship between actress Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds. “This is Bob Hope” examines the life and eighty-year career of the actor and entertainer. “Dolores” surveys the life of activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the first farm workers’ union.
Other documentary programs include “Blood of the Vikings: First Blood” and “Blood of the Vikings: Last of the Vikings,” both exploring the Viking legacy in the British Isles. “Ghosts of Stonehenge” updates the mystery surrounding its construction and purpose with recent discoveries. “Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents” is a fascinating three-part series revealing the spy network formed around the first Elizabeth's reign. “Rescue in the Philippines” tells how a small group of people, including Dwight Eisenhower, helped resettle over one thousand Jewish refugees to the Philippines in the days leading up to World War II and at a time when most countries were turning them away. “Tell Them We Are Rising” looks at the impact of historically Black colleges and universities on American culture and identity.
Recent Academy Award-winning films that are available or due to arrive soon include “The Shape of Water,” “Dunkirk,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Darkest Hour,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “I, Tonya,” “Get Out,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Coco.”
New releases of television programs include continuing seasons of “Chesapeake Shores,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Mr. Robot,” “Outlander,” “A Place to Call Home,” “Top Gear,” and “The Walking Dead.” First seasons of new programs include “13 Reasons Why,” “The Coroner,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Legion,” and “Unforgotten.”
Upcoming film releases to look forward to included “12 Strong,” “The 15:17 to Paris,” “Annihilation,” “Black Panther,” “The Commuter,” “Game Night,” “Hostiles,” “Love, Simon,” “Maze Runner, the Death Cure,” “Proud Mary,” and “Tomb Raider.”
All of these and many more are available to you with your library card.
Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Librarian