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Check out the non-fiction films on DVD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: Deep in Tanzania s Gombe National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering work, epic and startling dramas worthy of Shakespeare are lived out by chimpanzees and gorillas more...
Amazon Says: Deep in Tanzania s Gombe National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering work, epic and startling dramas worthy of Shakespeare are lived out by chimpanzees and gorillas. In a kingdom where royal families rule with tolerance and battle fiercely, seethe with resentment and love tenderly, power players endlessly jockey for position in the quest for the throne. National Geographic follows the story of their ruling dynasties and reveals the triumphs and tragedies in their wildly entertaining lives. less...
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100 Years Of WWI [DVD] by Artist Not Provided
Amazon Says: 100 YEARS OF WWI from HISTORY(R) takes a comprehensive look at the war that left 15 million dead, 20 million injured, and changed battle forever. Gone was traditional man-to-m more...
Amazon Says: 100 YEARS OF WWI from HISTORY(R) takes a comprehensive look at the war that left 15 million dead, 20 million injured, and changed battle forever. Gone was traditional man-to-man combat, with its small guns and sneak attacks by ground troops. Harnessing the industrial know-how of combustion engines, airplanes, and even the camera, WWI introduced game-changing weapons of mass destruction: armored tanks, chemical weapons, submarines, and the aerial bombardments of cities. Using experts, eyewitness testimony, and riveting archival re-creations, HISTORY(R) explores the deadly mix of weapons that defined modern warfare and shocked the world. See how these weapons were developed and witness the devastation they left behind. Meet the first dogfighters who, in acrobatic encounters, developed many of the tactics and strategies still used today, including a German ace known as "The Red Baron." Understand how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the destructive engine of total war. less...
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Amazon Says: Hailed by critics as tremendous fun, Brain Games returns for a third season of interactive experiments that test how easily the brain can be fooled uncovering the surprising n more...
Amazon Says: Hailed by critics as tremendous fun, Brain Games returns for a third season of interactive experiments that test how easily the brain can be fooled uncovering the surprising nature of how we process information, feel emotions, and perceive the world around us. Host and wonder junkie Jason Silva and Deception specialist Apollo Robbins explore a world where time slows down, reality is an illusion and things aren't always as they seem the human brain. Get ready for lots of mind-blowing illusions, games and challenges that will make you question whether "seeing is actually believing. less...
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Amazon Says: Brazil with Michael Palin (DVD)You'll be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao more...
Amazon Says: Brazil with Michael Palin (DVD)You'll be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo-a megacity of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. Dance with witches. Watch the new World Cup stadium rise in Brasilia. In the entertaining company of your good-humored host, you'll delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of this rising global power.]]> less...
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Amazon Says: COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Ty more...
Amazon Says: COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, this thrilling, 13-part adventure will transport you across the universe of space and time, bringing to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of nature. With an updated Cosmic Calendar, dazzling visual effects, and the wondrous Ship of the Imagination, prepare to take an unforgettable journey to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest - and smallest - scale. less...
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Amazon Says: Soar with countless birds across six continents and forty countries, and see the world from their point of view. David Tennant (Harry Potter, Doctor Who) narrates this exhilar more...
Amazon Says: Soar with countless birds across six continents and forty countries, and see the world from their point of view. David Tennant (Harry Potter, Doctor Who) narrates this exhilarating adventure, filmed over four years with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders, and remote-control microflight planes. less...
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Amazon Says: A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, this documentary tribute showcases the brash, unco more...
Amazon Says: A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, this documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both onstage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane. Sparkling with Stritch s delightful character, this film is an inspiring portrait of an American treasure. Special Features: Making Of, Deleted Scene, Interview Outtakes, Teasers & Trailer less...
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From The Heartland DVD by Daniel O'Donnell
Amazon Says: March 2013 Public TV concert more...
Amazon Says: March 2013 Public TV concert less...
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Got the Facts on Milk by Got the Facts on Milk?
Amazon Says: Got the facts on Milk? dares to question the conventional wisdom of the publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the f more...
Amazon Says: Got the facts on Milk? dares to question the conventional wisdom of the publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple. less...
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Amazon Says: Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence on how John F. Kennedy reversed years of US policy by leading back-channel pea more...
Amazon Says: Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence on how John F. Kennedy reversed years of US policy by leading back-channel peace efforts with Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev and other US enemies. This riveting documentary highlights how President Kennedy was subverted by top US officials and resented by military advisors, all the while considering how the world may be different had he lived. less...
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Amazon Says: 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of more...
Amazon Says: 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea. Jillian Schlesinger's debut feature amplifies Laura's brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura's own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa. less...
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Amazon Says: Barcelona, the historic capital of Catalonia has a vibrant metropolis, brimming with culture and a cuisine infused with the history of Greek, Romans and Arab civilisations. more...
Amazon Says: Barcelona, the historic capital of Catalonia has a vibrant metropolis, brimming with culture and a cuisine infused with the history of Greek, Romans and Arab civilisations. Planet Food is a true taste of the exotic! Follow our travelers as they take you on a culinary journey exploring food cultures in some of the world s most delicious destinations, from the world s biggest fish market in Japan to the bustling food markets beneath the Acropolis. Get behind-the-scenes info, features, food festivals and tasty insider tips. Seasoned food expert Angela May visits Barcelona taking in uber trendy bar Inopia then meets with chocolatier Enric Rovira and learns how to successfully construct an exquisite Gaudiesque chocolate tower at his workshop. She then journeys to the region of Rioja where we visit its outrageous wine festival where thousands of participants shower and drench each other in wine. Finally she travels north to the Basque region where we visit the restaurant of one of Northern Spain's most famous chefs. less...
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Amazon Says: 25th Anniversary Collection features the best Shark Week episodes since premiere airing.Episodes: Great White Shark: Uncaged Blood In The Water Ultimate Air Jaws Mythbusters: more...
Amazon Says: 25th Anniversary Collection features the best Shark Week episodes since premiere airing.Episodes: Great White Shark: Uncaged Blood In The Water Ultimate Air Jaws Mythbusters: Shark Special less...
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Amazon Says: Is the apparent grand design of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion or does science offer another explanation? Delve into the mind of Stephe more...
Amazon Says: Is the apparent grand design of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion or does science offer another explanation? Delve into the mind of Stephen Hawking as he attempts to answer some of life s biggest questions. Is there a god? What is the meaning of life? And why does the universe exist? From Newton s discovery of gravity to the latest advances in quantum physics, Hawking will explore some fascinating territory with his famous fearless zeal. Regardless of whether you agree with all of his theories, prepare your mind to be blown or at least bent as you spend more than two hours with one of the most notorious minds on earth. less...
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Amazon Says: In April 2011 The Residents brought their acclaimed Talking Light tour to Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. The inspiration behind the Talking Light tour is The Residents' fa more...
Amazon Says: In April 2011 The Residents brought their acclaimed Talking Light tour to Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. The inspiration behind the Talking Light tour is The Residents' fascination with spooky stories. The Residents realized that what they saw as ""Ghost Stories"" had become a show about aging & death. They wanted to have fun with the concept and, in true Residents' fashion, their idea of fun is darker & scarier than the mainstream defines it. All of these ghost stories share a common theme, centered around TV culture & commercials, which ultimately asks the question: In a world where nearly everything has been categorized, how do we fulfill our need for the Fuzzy, the Vague, or the Supernatural. with TV commercials? The Residents have more creative answers for you. less...
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Amazon Says: A look at some of the planets great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numberssometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, more...
Amazon Says: A look at some of the planets great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numberssometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, migrate, for protection, or simply to keep warm. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all. less...
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Amazon Says: Hudson Music Benny Greb: The Language of Drumming 2-DVD Set more...
Amazon Says: Hudson Music Benny Greb: The Language of Drumming 2-DVD Set less...
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Amazon Says: The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures – and the story of one man’s 40-day, more...
Amazon Says: The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures – and the story of one man’s 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America to find answers for his family and son. What he learns along the way changes not only his life forever, but the lives of those he meets. If ever there were a story that embodies the heart of America, it’s the story found in individuals affected by autism and their families. Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3, and is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in the United States, affecting 1 to 1.5 million Americans. The United States of Autism, co-produced by Richard Everts and Sugey Cruz-Everts, brings a new vision to the world of autism and is a film that all families living with autism can look to for answers. Interviewees come from a broad cultural spectrum from Mormon to Muslim and Hispanic to Chinese. Each person shows how autism has shaped their world and, in many cases, made them stronger. The film started as a small idea of two parents, Richard and Sugey, sitting around a living room table- a small project they would fund on their own to help their son, profoundly affected by autism, and the thousands of kids and individuals they knew could benefit. That idea began to grow when a friend of the family suggested a new program Pepsi Refresh Project which could provide some funding for the movie. They entered and won. With a grant in place, the project would eventually lead to dozens upon dozens of TV interviews, newspaper articles, and radio shows around America- a success they never could have imagined in bringing their community closer together.When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. less...
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Amazon Says: In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneou more...
Amazon Says: In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, THESE BIRDS WALK documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience. less...
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Amazon Says: One of sports entertainment's most patriotic traditions, The Great American Bash provided the July fireworks for fans from 1985-2009. Originating with the NWA and WCW, the eve more...
Amazon Says: One of sports entertainment's most patriotic traditions, The Great American Bash provided the July fireworks for fans from 1985-2009. Originating with the NWA and WCW, the event has featured legends such as the Nature Boy Ric Flair, The Road Warriors, Sting, Randy Savage and more clashing for championship gold. Continuing in WWE, the red, white and blue pay-per-view always delivered historic thrills. Now, relive the best star-spangled excitement from nearly 20 events, featuring the greatest matches and moments from history's top Superstars. less...
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