Jul 07

New Great Courses DVDs

We added a number of the very popular Great Courses series from the Teaching Company this past month. New titles include,

International economic institutions: Globalism vs. nationalism

America’s founding fathers
The Irish identity: independence, history, and literature

English in America : a linguistic history

Mastering tai chi

How to boost your physical and mental energy

Browse the collection in our library catalog for all 17 new titles.

Dec 01

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

going clearCheck out the HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief on the Church of Scientology now available on DVD in the library. From HBO,

Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, Going Clear profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology-whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities-shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. One of the most talked about films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary highlights the Church’s origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L. Ron Hubbard to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond. Going Clear is a provocative tale of ego, exploitation, and lust for power.

Check out Going Clear at either branch in our library.

Jun 25

Travel DVDs – time to dream and plan

ultimate south americaWe just spruced up our Travel DVD section with a number of new titles such as,

Journeys in India
Ultimate South America
Globe Trekker: Switzerland
Central Japan
Washington, DC
San Antonio Missions
Olympic National Park

Browse our collection on the first floor of the main library in the DVD Nonfiction area under call number 900.  If you are familiar with the Express area for DVDs, Travel is to the right of Express next to the aisle break.

Happy planning!

Mar 31

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You

ormanWith the Income Tax deadline looming, you might want to take some time to look at your financial situation. We have a great book selection at both branches. We also just received the new money DVD Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You. From WVPT,

We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman’s latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you.” As always, Suze’s advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs.

The special’s central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of “the goal of money.” As Suze perceptively defines it: “The goal of money is to make you feel secure.” Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem “right” to you, despite pressures and advice from others.

In the show, taped in Washington, DC at American University’s beautiful Greenberg Theatre, Suze gives her up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues – and responds with savvy, humor and empathy to specific questions from the enthusiastic audience. She insightfully covers a wide range of topics that will resonate with television viewers including: how to invest; whether to buy a home or rent; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; reverse mortgages; wills and trusts; student loans; and more.

Find Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You in our library catalog.