Archive for the ‘DVDs’ Category

Sweat Out the Winter Blues

Well, it isn’t even winter yet, but the shorter days already have me bracing myself for the cold, dreary ones to come.  Last year around this time I discovered that the best way to beat the winter blues is to exercise.  I could go on and on here about all the benefits of exercise, but [...]

Finding Movies & DVDs

It’s been over a month since the Library unveiled its  DVD alcove arrangement to allow better access to our collection of popular movies and television shows on DVD, and the response has been very positive.  Inside the alcove, all currently available popular movie and television show DVDs are arranged by title.  Here you will also [...]

Popular Movies & Television Shows in New DVD Alcove!

The Library is pleased to announce that all the Popular Movie and Television Shows that were in  the dispensing machines are now available for browsing in the new DVD alcove!  This area contains the DVDs currently available for check out – arranged alphabetically by the first word in the title.   Additionally, your DVD holds are [...]

November is Native American Heritage Month

In the midst of all your holiday preparations, don’t forget that November is Native American Heritage Month. Take some time to honor the rich history, culture and traditions of Native Americans. You can find lots of resources in the library catalog. There has been some controversy over whether to use the term “Native Americans” or [...]

Spy Movies

With The Bourne Legacy in theaters now maybe you’re in the mood for more intrigue?  We have the previous Bourne titles at the Library, but don’t overlook the other great spy movies in the collection.  Here’s a list you can check out with your library card:

Dystopian Society Films

Can’t get enough of The Hunger Games?  This $404M blockbuster is only the latest in a long line of classic dystopian films that project an imperfect tomorrow for humanity.  Want more films depicting a dark future where people lead dehumanized lives?  Here’s a list for you…

Elizabeth Taylor

Tomorrow, March 23rd, is the 1 year anniversary of Elizabeth Taylor’s death.  From a mutation giving her exceptional eyelashes to her tumultuous and numbered marriages to her addictions and poor health, many of us may know more about this icon’s personal life than her actual work.  She contributed much to AIDS research and at a [...]

To do list: Reflect on art

Start with Herb & Dorothy, an award-winning 2008 documentary, which “tells the story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.” (from the DVD case) 

Be INSPIRED by the Freedom Riders

Last May was the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Riders.  The Freedom Riders were civil rights activists, most of them college and university students, who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States. American Experience aired a film to tell “the story behind this courageous band who in 1961 creatively challenged segregation.”

Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University who spearheaded new designs for the more humane slaughter of cattle in slaughterhouses.  She is also a well-known autistic woman and an advocate for the better understanding and treatment of autistic people.  I recently watched the HBO movie starring Claire Danes about Grandin (Temple Grandin) [...]