Off the Shelf: DVDs at the Library

Did you know the library has dvds you can check out? Yes we do! Your library card gives you access to many new release dvds, classics and everything in between. For the nonfiction lovers out there, I would like to highlight a few nonfiction dvds we have recently added to our collection.

“Mommy Dead and Dearest” (364.152 Mommy) – A true crime documentary about the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard. Dee Dee’s murder and subsequent charges against her daughter Gypsy Rose and Gypsy’s boyfriend stunned the country in 2015. The investigation became more and more bizarre as details came out of the abuse of Gypsy Rose, a healthy girl made unhealthy by her mother, who was probably suffering from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome. (Munchausen by Proxy is a mental illness where a caregiver will create medical problems in their ward in order to gain love and sympathy for themselves.)

“Russian Five” (796.356 Russian) – This film traces the journey of the five Russian hockey players who helped the Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1997 and 1998. Their story could be taken right out of a spy novel, complete with Russian defections and escapes under cover of darkness. This film portrays the beginning of a new way of playing hockey in North America.

“Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation” (781.6607 Woodsto) – “In August 1969–against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War–half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear the concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark a cultural revolution, changing many of them and the country forever.” (www.woodstockdocumentary.com)

“Amazing Grace” (921 Franklin) – This documentary contains original footage of the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972. The film was originally scheduled to be released in 1972, but ended up in a vault at Warner Bros until it was resurrected in 2007. It was finally released worldwide to critical acclaim in 2019.

“Prevention Tone Up in 15: Lose Weight Get Firm Love Your Results!” (613.71 Prevent) – According to the information on the case, this dvd contains a “unique blend of dance, Pilates, boxing, and strength training, you’ll tighten and tone your entire body from every angle.” This routine may be just what you need to tone up this fall.

Next time you are thinking about watching a dvd, stop at the library and take a look at what we have. If we don’t have the one you want, we can try to find it at another library and have it brought in for you. All you need is your library card. It’s free, unless you return the dvd late; in that case, the fine is $.50/day. Fiction dvds have a checkout period of one week and nonfiction dvds go out for three weeks.

Just a Reminder: Starting Oct. 1st, you will need your library card or a photo ID to check out items at the library. Can’t find your card? No worries…during the month of September we will be waiving the $1.00 fee to replace your library card.


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