If you’ve missed a new movie or television program, wish to revisit an old favorite, or are looking for something completely different to watch, the library has a popular collection of DVDs available to borrow. You can browse through our collection in person or from our online catalog. Here is a sample of some of the DVDs recently added to our adult collection.
New military and history programs include “The Cold Blue” about the missions of the Eighth Air Force during World War II. “The Longest War” discusses the involvement of the United States in Afghanistan. “Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas” takes the viewer along for the ride during training exercises at sea. “Grant” is a miniseries dramatizing the life of Ulysses Grant during and after the Civil War.
There are several educational science and nature programs from the “Nova” series on PBS including “Animal Espionage,” “Eagle Power,” “Mysteries of Sleep,” and “Polar Extremes.” From the “Nature” series also on PBS discover “Hippos: Africa’s River Giants,” and “The Mighty Weasel.” Other new documentaries include “Gene: an Intimate History,” based on the bestselling book and presented by Ken Burns, and “Seniors: a Dogumentary,” which tells stories of people who care for and promote the welfare of elderly dogs.
New biographies of musical legends include “Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something,” “Miles Davis: Birth of Cool,” “Garth Brooks: the Road I’m On,” and “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind.” Other musical programs available include “America’s Musical Heritage,” a presentation of lectures in the “Great Courses” series produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian. “Great Performances: Now Hear This” takes viewers around the world exploring the stories behind great works of classical music.
New holiday movies from Hallmark to enjoy this season include “The Christmas Club,” “Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy,” “A Christmas Love Story,” and “Double Holiday.” For a more historic look at Christmas, don’t miss “Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas” from PBS, in which the host recreates holiday celebrations from the time of King Henry VIII.
New television series include “Perry Mason,” exploring the origin story of the famous defense attorney set in Depression-era Los Angeles. “Star Trek: Picard” features the further adventures of our favorite captain following his retirement from Starfleet. Returning television series with new seasons include “Chicago P.D.,” “Death in Paradise,” “Father Brown,” “NCIS,” “Outlander,” and “Yellowstone.”
Catch up on some classic films including “Blackmail.” Originally produced in 1929, it‘s the first sound film made by Alfred Hitchcock. “The Lady Eve,” a screwball comedy from 1941, was written and produced by Preston Sturges and stars Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck. “The War of the Worlds” is the original 1953 film adapted from the novel by H.G. Wells. Many new film releases have been postponed until next year, but there are a few due out this year including “The Irishman,” “Bill and Ted Face the Music,” “The Rental,” and “Made in Italy.”
All of these titles and many more are available for free with your library card.
Submitted by Annette DeFuso, Technical Services Librarian