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Off the Shelf: New DVDs at the library

Get the popcorn and comfy attire ready! New Ulm Public Library has added several new DVDs to our collection and you will want to stop in and pick some up! Today I’m going to talk about some of the recent nonfiction additions to the library. There are many other new releases arriving too.

I’m sure you have heard of the infamous Hatfield and McCoy feud. The PBS documentary “The Feud” (975.4404 Feud) will take you “beyond the myth to show how the feud was ignited.” Also of historical interest is “American West Season 1” (978.02 America 1). These are the unknown stories of legends Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull during the period following the Civil War.

Before Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees and before Dian Fossey lived beside mountain gorillas, young Anne Innis Dagg traveled to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In the “Woman Who Loves Giraffes” (599.638 Woman), 86 year old biologist Anne Innis Dagg looks back on her lifelong quest to learn about giraffes. She also weighs in on the present day dilemma of giraffes.

Movies depicting ancient Viking warriors are very popular, but were there also women Viking warriors? “Viking Warrior Women” (948.022 Viking) will take you on a journey through science and technology to explore the evidence that elite Viking warrior women fought next to their male counterparts a thousand years ago.

Country music fans will enjoy “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” (782.4216 Garth). Garth tells his story, from the early days of rejection to sold-out concerts and chart topping records.

Coming Soon: “Hua Mulan,” a documentary exploring the legend of Hua Mulan made famous by the Disney movie “Mulan.” Also on its way is “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain.” This important film contains firsthand accounts of people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. You will meet Green Beret Special Forces soldier Andrew Marr, and several professional athletes, including Mark Rypien, Anthony Davis, Shawn Dollar and Ben Driebergen, all of whom share their struggles with finding proper diagnosis and treatments.

These are just a few of the DVDs that have arrived in the last month or so. A great way to see what’s new at the library is to go to our website (newulmlibrary.org) and click on Wowbrary near the bottom of the blue “Contact Us” section. From there you can see all the new items that have been added to the catalog for a particular week.

It might not be a typical Minnesota winter — yet — but every day is a good day to stop at the library and pick up some movies (and a book too!). Keep in mind; you can keep nonfiction DVDs for 3 weeks. That takes you right through the holidays!

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