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Beyond Books - The Documentary

What is a documentary film?  According to Wikipedia it is "a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality."  Many of us have a difficult time reading books of non-fiction, even if the subject matter is of interest to us.  This is the beauty of the documentary.  It is interesting and informative as well as being visually appealing and can be "digested" in one sitting.  For many of us, the lack of time has become a real issue.  With a documentary movie,  we can continue to learn and grow and be knowledgeable on topics we would never have the patience to sit and read an entire book on.

New DVD Releases for Sept. 20th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, September 20th.  They are:

Bridesmaids

Modern Family - Season Two

Nip/Tuck - Season Five, Part 2

New DVD Releases for Sept. 13th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, September 13th.  They are:

Love, Wedding, Marriage (Mandy Moore)

Thor

X-Men First Class


New Music Releases, September, 2011

311.  Universal Pulse                                                                              MR 311 UP A21

3 Doors Down.  Time Of My Life                                                             MR THRE TOM U09

New DVDS for September, 2011

THREE DAY DVDS

 

36th Precinct (Foreign Film – France)                                         #13731

Beaver, The (Mel Gibson)                                                          #13744

Bittersweet (Foreign Film – Israel)                                              #13738

New DVD Releases for Sept. 6th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, September 6th.  They are:

Colors of the Mountain, The (Foreign Film - Spanish)

Everything Must Go (Will Ferrell)

Hanna

Office, The - Season 7

New DVD Releases for August 30th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, August 30th.  They are:

Brothers and Sisters; Season 5

Desperate Housewives - Season 7

Dexter - Season 5

House, MD - Season 7

Madea's Big Happy Family - Tyler Perry

Music Never Stopped, The

United States of Tara - Season 3

New DVD Releases for August 23rd

We have four new releases for Tuesday, August 23rd.  They are:

Beaver, The (Mel Gibson)

Henry's Crime (Keanu Reeves)

Sympathy For Delicious (Laura Linney)

Win Win (Paul Giamatti)

Beyond Books

I have been working at this library for many, many years (too many to actually give you a number!).  It always amazes me however, when I tell people who I meet in the community, about the wealth of materials available to them in their own library's Audiovisual Department and they have no idea that we are even here, tucked away on the lower level.

We not only have current movies, we get these movies on their "streetdate".  In other words, as soon as Netflix or Blockbuster has them, so does the New City Library.  I buy multiple copies of the most popular titles to keep the wait time short. The same holds true for our children's current movies.  We receive our copies on their streetdate so that the children in our community will get to see their favorite screen characters.

We also have thousands of music CDs covering all different genres.  Classical, pop/rock, R&B. gospel, world music, jazz - the library has it all.  We also have a large selection of children's music including the popular Kidz Bop series.

New DVD Releases for August 16th

We have seven new releases for Tuesday, August 16th.  They are:

Conspirator, The (James McAvoy)

Hoodwinked Too! (Children's)

Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska)

Priest (Horror)

Queen To Play (Foreign Film - France)

Something Borrowed (Kate Hudson)

Story of Adele H, The (1975 - Foreign Film - France)


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