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 "Decoding the Great Pyramid," revealing recently uncovered archaeological evidence providing new clues to how the Great Pyramid was constructed. "Wild Way of the Vikings" traces Viking journeys from Norway to Canada. "Rise of the Clans" looks at the warrior clans of Scotland and their fight for independence from England. "Reconstruction: America after the Civil War", presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., examines the struggle for unification and equality following the end of the war.
New programs about science and nature include "Acadia National Park & Historic New England" exploring over a dozen National Park sites. "Attenborough & the Sea Dragon" about the discovery of an Ichthyosaur fossil and how these giant ancient reptiles might have lived. "Kilauea: Hawaii on Fire" outlines the formation of the Hawaiian Islands and the impact of volcanic eruptions. “Nature: Living Volcanoes" further explores active volcanoes all around the world. "Learning to See: the World of Insects" shows some of the insects found in the Amazon’s rainforests. "Yukon: Wild Beauty" takes the viewer on a tour of some of the highest mountains in Canada. "Utah: Natural Contrasts" travels through desert and cave ecosystems exploring the diversity of Utah’s landscape.
New programs on fitness and exercise include "Qi Gong for Arms, Wrists, and Hands" which demonstrates gentle movements designed to improve circulation and healing. The "30 Minutes to Fitness" series with Kelly Coffey-Meyer has two new workout programs on “Step Boxing” and “Sculpting. “Older, Wiser Workouts" with Sue Grant features exercises easy on the joints and focusing on improving balance and flexibility.
New biographical programs include "The Great Buster: a Celebration" looking at the life and career of silent film star Buster Keaton. “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People" features the editor and journalist who shaped modern newspaper reporting. "Margaret: the Rebel Princess" spotlights the life of England’s Princess Margaret. "Maria by Callas" is a portrait of the opera singer told through her own words. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" profiles the actor and comedian through interviews and new archival footage. "American Masters: Charley Pride" looks at the life of the country singer against the backdrop of the segregated American South.
Releases of new television programs include "Finding Joy” about a network vlogger whose job sends her to unusual places to find happiness. "Condor" is about a CIA analyst on the run after discovering a major conspiracy.
Returning series with new seasons on DVD include "Blacklist," "Brokenwood Mysteries," "Chesapeake Shores," "Fear the Walking Dead," "The Last Ship," "A Place to Call Home," "Top Gear," and "Victoria."
Upcoming feature film releases to look forward to include "Arctic," "Destroyer," "Escape Room," "Miss Bala," and "Serenity."
All of these titles and many more are available to you with your library card.
Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Librarian