Thursday, February 19, 2015

New This Week (2/19/15)

Call the library to check availability and request these new items:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG)
Based on the best-selling book, follow the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonder if bad things only happen to him. But he discovers he's not alone when his dad, mom, and family live through their own terrible--and hilarious--day.

The Boxtrolls (PG)
Quirky, mischievous, and good-hearted, the box-wearing creatures have lovingly raised a human boy named "Eggs" in a charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when evil Archibald Snatcher decides to capture the lovable misfits, it's up to Eggs and his feisty young friend, Winnie, to save the Boxtrolls.

Burn (NR)
With vast stretches of abandoned buildings, the highest arson rate in the country, and a budget crisis of epic proportions, the brave men and women of the Detroit firefighters risk injury, disablement, and death to try and make a difference to the city they call home. The brotherhood is tested when a new fire commissioner shakes up the system and a  young fireman is devastatingly injured on the job.

The Homesman (R)
Set in 1854 on the harsh Nebraska frontier, low-life drifter George is rescued by Mary. To pay her back, he agrees to help her transport three women across the treacherous land to a kindly minister's wife who has offered them hospice. The unlikely pair soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be as the group traverses the vast Nebraska Territories.

The Honorable Woman (NR)
Nessa Stein, a successful Anglo-Israeli entrepreneur at the forefront of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, is caught in the middle of the complex machinations of Britan's MI6 and the CIA.

I Am Ali (PG)
Experience Ali's extraordinary story, as a fighter, lover, brother, father--told from the inside for the very first time.

Laggies (R)
Two unlikely friends whose paths intertwine, Megan, a 28-year-old who's not ready for adulthood, and Annika, a 16-year-old who wonders if there's life after high school, help each other to stop lagging... and start living.

Love is Strange (R)
Soon after Ben and George finally tie the knot, George loses his job, and the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two friends while Ben ends up with his nephew's family. Struggling with the separation, Ben and George are further challenged by their new living arrangements.

The Theory of Everything (PG-13)
Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With his wife fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of--time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

To Catch a Comet : The Landmark Mission of the Rosetta Spacecraft (NR)
Billions of miles from Earth, Rosetta, a spacecraft the size of a car, travels towards an icy rock 2.5 miles wide that hurtles through space at tens of thousands of miles per hour. Rosetta will do something no other spacecraft has ever attempted: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it flies round the sun.

Understanding Art : Hidden Lives of Masterpieces (NR)
Works by five major artists--Raphael, Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, and Leonardo--were collected together, removed from their frames, and set on easels, replicating the feel of an artist's studio. Curators, historians, restorers, and scientists from around the world came to examine and discuss them.

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