Friday, December 4, 2009

New Audiobooks

Colm, Toibin/Brooklyn
Conroy, Pat/South Broad
Patterson, James/I,
Rendell, Ruth, The Monster in the Box
Robb, J. D./Missing in Death

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Rental DVDs


Body of Lies
Death Race
Eagle Eye
The Incredible Hulk
Max Payne
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Vantage Point


Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Race to Witch Mountain


Be Kind Rewind
Burn After Reading
Get Smart
Julie & Julia
Meet the Spartans
Superhero Movie
The Perfect Holiday
Tropic Thunder


Angels & Demons
The Express
Gifted Hands
Lakeview Terrace
The Miracle at St. Anna (Spike Lee!)
Pride and Glory
Righteous Kill
South of Pico
Step Up 2
Street Kings
Taking of Pelham 123, The
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys


Hell Boy II: The Golden Army


High School Musical 3
Mamma Mia!: The Movie


Journey to the Center of the Earth

New DVD Reserves

Classic Comedy

The Three Stooges Collection: 1934-1936
This Columbia Pictures collection presents the first 19 Stooges shorts in their original release order; all are digitally remastered. Includes the only Stooges short nominated for an Academy Award, 1934's "Men in Black."

The Three Stooges Collection: 1937-1939
24 more digitally remastered Stooges shorts presented in their original release order.


Bully Dance

Snoopy's Reunion


102 Minutes That Changed America
This Emmy Award-winning History Channel TV documentary (Outsanding Nonfiction Special, 2009) doc about 9/11 features footage shot by New Yorkers that day. 102 minutes passed between the first plane's impact into One World Trade Center, the second plane's attack on Two World Trade Center, and the eventual collapse of both buildings. In that time, people around New York experienced a range of emotions. Despite the horror and the incomprehensibility of what was happening, many knew, somehow, that they had a unique responsibility to record what they saw, so they reached for their cameras.

Chicago 10
(Brett Morgan, USA, 2007
Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Winner of the Silver Hugo for "Best Documentary" at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival.

Constantine's Sword
(Oren Jacoby, USA, 2007)
An exploration of the dark side of Christianity, specifically The Church's historical complicity in fomenting anti-Semitism, following acclaimed author and former priest James Carroll on a journey of remembrance and reckoning. Carroll also wrote the book Constantine's Sword.

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
(Byron Hurt, USA)
A riveting examination of masculinity, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Critically acclaimed for its fearlesss engagement with issues of race and racism, gender violence, and the corporate exploitation of youth culture.

Living Goddess
(Ishbel Whitaker, USA, 2008)
From the producers of Rize comes this documentary about the hidden lives of three young girls who are worshipped as gods in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Set against a background of an imminent revolution that's about to ignite, their magical world of secret Tantric rituals, blood sacrifice and childish mischief is changed forever as the violence closes in.


Active Isolated Flexibility

Qigong for Beginners

Foreign Films

Promised Land (Director's Cut)
(Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1975)
At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a Pole, a Jew and a German, pool their money together to build a factory. The movie follows their ruthless pursuit of fortune.

(Nicolas Roeg, Australia, 1971)
This 1971 British film set in Australia was the first film to star an Australian Aborgine, David Gulpilil. Loosely based on the novel by James Vance Marshall, it was written by Edward Bond and directed by Nicolas Roeg, and earned Roeg a nomination for the Palme d'Or award. Roeg's son Luc plays the young boy Lucien John and Jenny Agutter plays the sister.

A Year of the Quiet Sun
(Krzystof Zanussi, Poland, 1984)
An American soldier forms a delicate friendship with a war widow amid the devastation of 1946 Poland. In spite of the language barrier, painful memories of their past, the many cultural divisions that separate them norman & emilia dare to steal a moment of happiness in the shadow of misery. Starring: Scott Wilson, Hanna Skarzanka.


Beyond Beijing: Exploring China's Cities (Travel)

Caring for Your Parents

Livable Landscapes: By Chance or By Choice

Living With Your Dog: Basic Training, Parts 1 & 2

Teens, Sex & Health


Deep Blues

Sam Cooke Legend

New Music CDs

R & B

Miami Sound:
Rare Funk & Soul from Miami, Florida 1967-1974

An excellent collection of the best funk and soul from the pre-Disco Era that helped shape it's sound. Features Gwen Mccrae, George Mcrae, and Timmy Thomas alongside unknown artists outside of the Sunshine State, such as James Knight and the Bulters, and Frank Williams and the Rocketeers.


Blk Jks/After Robots
Cat Power/You Are Free
Mellencamp, John/Life, Death, Loves and Freedom
Taylor, James/James Taylor Greatest Hits


Connick, Henry/We Are In Love


True Blood Music From the HBO Original Series