Thursday, July 3, 2014

New This Week (7/3/14)

Use the link in the titles or call the library to check availability and request these new items:

Art Of The Bag (NR)
Documenting the history of the speed bag, from its creation in the late 1800s to today's 'Bible-style' punchers, you'll discover that it's much more than just a boxing exercise! Alan Kahn, author of "The Speed Bag Bible," explains his life-long passion and dedication to pass along this art. Learn about the rapidly growing speed bag culture through interviews and demonstrations by some of today's most talented bag punchers and punchdrummers. 

At Middleton (R)
Straight-laced George and eccentric Edith are two strangers who meet on their children's campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. Failing comically to connect with their kids, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the official tour for a carefree adventure reminiscent of their own college years. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience that will change their lives forever.

The Bletchley Circle : Season 2 (NR)
The series is based on the lives of four extraordinary and brilliant women who worked at top-secret HQ Bletchley Park during World War II. It's 1953, and a year has passed since their first case was solved. Former Bletchley Park colleague Alice Merren is in prison, awaiting trail for murder. Jean believes her to be innocent and must reunite the circle to help her. Millie is subsidizing her income by working in the black market, which lands her in jeopardy.

Enemy (R)
A history professor is bored by his glum life--until the day he spots his doppleganger and decides to track him down. When the men finally meet, their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.

The Escape Artist (NR)
Will Burton specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname--The Escape Artist. Much to the aggrevation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner, Will is in high demand, as he has never lost a case. But when Will's talents acquit Liam Foyle, who is standing trial murder, that courtroom brilliance comes back to bite him. Foyle walks free on a technicality, but he is a serial killer and it is only a matter of time until he kills again. 

Jack Taylor : Set 2 (NR)
Jack Taylor is a former cop turned private investigator with little to show for his time in the Irish Guards. Few of his former colleagues have any regard for Taylor. The exception is his friend Garda Kate Noonan, though even she has to walk a fine line between helping Taylor and irritating her boss. Six months sober, Taylor takes on cases while he worries about his elderly mother. Try as he might, the ex-cop from Galway finds that in his hometown, his past is always just a mistake away.

Joe (R)
Joe is a hard-living ex-con and the unlikeliest of role models. After Joe meets a troubled 15-year-old boy who's trying to escape his violent father, he is faced with life-changing choices that could bring redemption... or ruin.

Lone Survivor (R)
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage, and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative. The four men must made an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

Longmire : The Complete Second Season (NR)
The stoic lawman, Walt Longmire, and his daughter, Cady, have their own suspicions about how Walt's wife died, but the unraveling truth will astonish them both. While the investigation of Walt's possible connection to the death of his wife's killer threatens to sweep his loyal friend Henry into the mix, the election pitting Walt against his ambitious deputy, Branch, causes more personal wear and tear. Walt's right-hand deputy, Vic, is visited by the ghost of a past she'd rather forget, and The Ferg, steps up to provide key insights that help solve a couple of particularly baffling cases.

Non-Stop (PG-13)
During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account. With the lives of hundreds of passengers hanging in the balance, Marks must use every nuance of his training to uncover the killer traveling on the aircraft.

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