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New Arrivals - Non-Fiction on DVD for the week of March 11

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

Amazon Says: This 24 minute DVD is an overview of the six things high school students can do each day to stay healthy. 54321 +8 is an easy to remember countdown that gives viewers a simple more...
Amazon Says: This 24 minute DVD is an overview of the six things high school students can do each day to stay healthy. 54321 +8 is an easy to remember countdown that gives viewers a simple way to remember each wellness tip. It features health professionals presenting the facts behind the number and real high school students sharing some practical advice about how they live each number of the countdown every day. less...
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Amazon Says: 9/11: A Day That Changed the World - Ten years later, the events of September 11, 2001, still resonate -- especially for the people who were in critical leadership positions o more...
Amazon Says: 9/11: A Day That Changed the World - Ten years later, the events of September 11, 2001, still resonate -- especially for the people who were in critical leadership positions on that fateful day. Hear intimate accounts from New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the chiefs of the NYPD and FDNY, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and many others who found themselves at the center of the action. Unprecedented decisions. Unimaginable tragedy. This is the definitive story, from 6 am to midnight, of a day that changed the world. 9/11: Stories in Fragments - How do you grasp an event as enormous as September 11? At the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, you start small: A briefcase, a Blackberry, a victim's sweatshirt, and a hero's nametag. Simple objects that tell personal stories, recounted in the donors' own words. Stories from New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA remind us that the legacy of 9/11 is not fear -- it's friendship, courage, and ordinary people pushed by extraordinary circumstances. Their stories deserve to be remembered across decades and generations. By telling them, we triumph over tragedy. less...
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Amazon Says: "During Diana Vreeland's fifty year reign as the "Empress of Fashion," she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the te more...
Amazon Says: "During Diana Vreeland's fifty year reign as the "Empress of Fashion," she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever. " less...
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Amazon Says: Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a tea more...
Amazon Says: Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history. Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, bring humor and deep emotion to this hero's journey all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography by three-time Emmy winner, director Michael Brown. less...
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Amazon Says: SPECIAL FEATURES - Deleted scenes - New Dolly music - Extended interviews - Outtakes SYNOPSIS Twin brothers Gary and Larry have written a screenplay more...
Amazon Says: SPECIAL FEATURES - Deleted scenes - New Dolly music - Extended interviews - Outtakes SYNOPSIS Twin brothers Gary and Larry have written a screenplay with a perfect role for their idol Dolly Parton, so they decide to set off on a cross-country road trip to personally deliver the screenplay to Dolly herself. With a soundtrack featuring 15 classic Dolly Parton songs, this feel-good documentary follows the brothers and their band of intrepid travelers as they meet everyday Americans, dodge floods and tornadoes, and search for tolerance and acceptance while realizing their biggest dream: delivering their screenplay to Dolly. less...
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Amazon Says: In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the more...
Amazon Says: In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme, a long-time fan and collaborator, captured these tales of Young's childhood and masterfully weaved them together with his mesmerizing music including live performances from the 2010 album Le Noise and powerful renditions of classics including "Ohio", “Hey Hey, My My", "I Believe in You" and previously unreleased songs "Leia" and "You Never Call." Through the tunes and the tales, Demme portrays a personal, retrospective look into the heart and soul of the artist. less...
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Amazon Says: Saving the Ocean is about people solving problems. The news is grim: overfishing, pollution, coral reefs are in trouble. A group of unsung heroes - scientists, conservationis more...
Amazon Says: Saving the Ocean is about people solving problems. The news is grim: overfishing, pollution, coral reefs are in trouble. A group of unsung heroes - scientists, conservationists, and local communities are hard at work with solutions. Join marine biologist and writer Carl Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, as he takes viewers around the globe to bring back good news from the world's oceans. less...
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Amazon Says: See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle. It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of “Downton Abbey,” but England more...
Amazon Says: See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere Castle. It may be more famous now than any time in its 1,300-year history as the setting of “Downton Abbey,” but England’s Highclere Castle has its own stories to tell. In its heyday, Highclere was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how all the inhabitants of Highclere lived, from the aristocrats who enjoyed a life of luxury to the army of servants toiling “below stairs.” Also find out how the current inhabitants, Lord and Lady Carnarvon, spend their $1 million in annual upkeep funds and what life in a fairytale castle is like today. This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH). less...
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Amazon Says: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food - from its roots in Western Africa, to its incarnation in the American South, to its contribution to modern heal more...
Amazon Says: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food - from its roots in Western Africa, to its incarnation in the American South, to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. Soul Food Junkies also looks at the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from making calories cheap, but healthy options expensive and hard to find. less...
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Amazon Says: American Experience: The Abolitionists. Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more p more...
Amazon Says: American Experience: The Abolitionists. Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy-these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. What began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer became a fiery and furious struggle that forever changed the nation. Bringing to life the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimk+ª, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown, The Abolitionists takes place during some of the most violent and contentious decades in American history. It reveals how the movement shaped history by exposing the fatal flaw of a republic founded on liberty for some and bondage for others. In the face of personal risks-beatings, imprisonment, even death-abolitionists held fast to their cause, laying the civil rights groundwork for the future and raising weighty constitutional and moral questions that are still with us today. Directed by Rob Rapley, The Abolitionists interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling, and stars Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil, and T. Ryder Smith, vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery. less...
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Amazon Says: Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE examines her legacy in more...
Amazon Says: Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE examines her legacy in Washington, D.C., including her battles with the teachers' union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District. less...
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Amazon Says: Join popular presenter Sir Trevor McDonald as he explores the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. From the coffee plantations to the crystal blue seas, there are stunning land more...
Amazon Says: Join popular presenter Sir Trevor McDonald as he explores the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. From the coffee plantations to the crystal blue seas, there are stunning landscapes, exotic creatures and outlandish cultural events aplenty. Meeting the rich and powerful, eccentric locals and even royalty as he goes, Sir Trevor provides a unique insight into Caribbean life. less...
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Amazon Says: What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the more...
Amazon Says: What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night. Do dreams allow us to get a good night s sleep? Do they improve our memory? Do they allow us to be more creative? Can they solve our problems or even help us survive the hazards of everyday life? NOVA follows researchers like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology s Matthew Wilson who is literally eavesdropping on the dreams of rats and takes viewers into a sleep lab for a first-hand look at how scientists do their best to eavesdrop on human dreams. From those who violently act out their dreams to those who can t stop their nightmares, from sleepwalking cats to people who can t dream, each fascinating experiment contains a vital clue to the age-old question: What are dreams? less...
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Amazon Says: Yoga Journal, the most trusted name in yoga worldwide, is proud to present an exciting new yoga DVD - Desk Yoga Essentials - designed to make you feel better at work in five s more...
Amazon Says: Yoga Journal, the most trusted name in yoga worldwide, is proud to present an exciting new yoga DVD - Desk Yoga Essentials - designed to make you feel better at work in five short minutes a day. Doctors and physical therapists agree: taking regular breaks/stretches at work will improve your posture and help you feel good in your body. This DVD includes 15 two to three minute stretches to cultivate healthy alignment, strengthen your entire body, increase flexibility and improve posture, and develop a calm and relaxed attitude. Try one segment in the morning and one in the afternoon to soothe muscle tension, boost circulation, and refresh your energy. Registered yoga therapist Sienna Smith offers her seasoned approach to doing yoga at your desk. You'll learn techniques to improve your posture while sitting and standing; dissolve tension at the base of your neck and shoulders; release hip tightness that contributes to low-back pain; open the carpal tunnel with finger and wrist exercises; and reduce stress and refresh your nervous system by increasing circulation. Suitable for all levels of fitness, no equipment needed. less...
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