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 “Native America,” examining fifteen-thousand years of history and culture in North and South America. “Ancient Invisible Cities” uses imaging technology to reveal hidden architectural secrets in Athens, Cairo, and Istanbul. “Secrets of Britain’s Great Cathedrals” explores historic sites in England and Wales with a combination of behind-the-scenes tours and drone footage. “The Woman in the Iron Coffin,” part of the “Secrets of the Dead” series from PBS follows forensic scientists investigating nineteenth-century remains discovered by construction workers in New York. “Harriet Tubman: They Called Her Moses” explores the life of Tubman, who escaped slavery, then risked her own life helping free slaves through the Underground Railroad. “Last B-24” examines the wreckage of a B-24 bomber that crashed into the Adriatic Sea during World War II. “Letters from Baghdad” is the story of Gertrude Bell, the British explorer and highly influential diplomat referred to as the female Lawrence of Arabia.
New programs about science and nature include “Super Cats” documenting thirty-one species of wild cats in fourteen countries. “World’s Fastest Animal” studies young peregrine falcons as they learn to fly and hunt in order to learn how they can reach speeds of up to two hundred miles-per-hour. “Dynasties” is BBC Earth series narrated by David Attenborough focusing on five endangered animal populations and their struggles to survive. “Sinking Cities” looks at the consequences of super-storms and rising sea levels on coastal cities around the world. “The Swamp” explores the Everglades, America’s greatest wetland.
Other documentary programs include “Our Man in Tehran,” a “Frontline” episode looking at the real life story that inspired the film, “Argo.” “Dark Money” reveals the influence of corporate financing on American elections. “Separated: Children at the Border” examines the treatment of immigrant families at the Mexico-U.S. border. “Addiction” looks at the effects on the brain of opioid use and some possible avenues of response and treatment.
Releases of new television programs include the first seasons of “Star Trek Discovery,” a new prequel to the original 1960s television series, “Frankie Drake Mysteries” about a female detective agency set in 1920s Toronto, “Castle Rock,” based on characters and stories of Stephen King, and “Mystery Road” a crime series set in the Australian Outback.
Returning series include, “Durrells in Corfu,” “Death in Paradise,” “Doctor Who,” “Elementary,” “Father Brown,” and “Poldark.”
Upcoming feature film releases to look forward to include “Aquaman,” “Beautiful Boy,” “Creed II,” “The Fantastic Beasts : Crimes of Grindelwald,” “The Favourite,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and a new Criterion Collection release of the Beatles’ classic, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” All of these titles and many more are available to you with your library card.
Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Librarian