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Travel, history, movies and other videos donated to library

If you’re looking for free entertainment for yourself or your family, why not take advantage of a collection of 50 new videos given to the library by an anonymous donor. These videos join the library’s collection of 581 videos and 693 DVDs for your viewing pleasure. Here are some of the new additions:

• Travel videos about Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Mt. Rainier and the Olympic National Parks, Grand Teton and Glacier, Bryce and Zion, South by Rail, Scenic Wonders of America, Ireland and Kenya Safari.

• Animals and birds videos including the National Geographic’s Chimpanzees and Sharks programs, Rainforest and Woodlands, Water and Ice, Grasslands and Dessert, Land of the Tiger, Land of the Leopard, Birds in the Backyard and three from the Audubon birds series.

• Golf videos including Own the Short Game, Swing Trainer and Short Game Wizard, and Driving for Distance and Accuracy.

• Historical events and people including Diana: Queen of Hearts, Liberty Weekend 1986, a three-part J. F. Kennedy collection, a three-part Civil War collection called The Divided Union, and a four-part Land of the Eagles collection.

• Movies including Gigi, Picnic, Doctor Zhivago, Scent of a Woman, Ghost and The Nutcracker.

• Music including concerts by the Judds and Neil Diamond.

Large print mysteries

“Cat In A Topaz Tango” by Carole Nelson Douglas is the latest in the Midnight Louie mystery series, this one set in Las Vegas. “The First Rule” by Robert Crais in the latest in the Joe Pike mystery series. “The Vintage Caper” by Peter Mayle is about a crime and wine expert called in to solve a world-class wine heist mystery. “Treasure Hunt” by John Lescroart is about a murder that inspires a file clerk at a private investigative service to solve it. “Iron River” by T. Jefferson Parker is about gun running on the California-Mexico border.

Other large print

“Day After Night” by Anita Diamant is historical fiction based on the true story of the 1945 rescue of more than 200 prisoners from the Atlit internment camp. “Remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier tells of the aftershock when a young girl discovers of an unusual fossilized skeleton. “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” by Beth Hoffman is the story of a 12-year-old girl’s summer in Savannah surrounded by highly unusual women. “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage” is a study of marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert undertaken when she was forced to marry or have her lover deported.

Sports nonfiction

“When The Game Was Ours” by legendary basketball players Larry Bird and Earvin Magic Johnson reveals the inner workings of two players dead set on besting each other.

New novels

“Alice I Have Been” by Melanie Benjamin looks at the life of the woman whose fanciful story at age 10 became the universally beloved “Alice in Wonderland.” “Bloodroot” by Amy Greene is a story of magic and madness haunting an Appalachian family for generations. “The Swan Thieves” by Elizabeth Kostova explores why a renowned painter would brutally attack a canvas at the National Gallery of Art.

Short stories

“Where The God Of Love Hangs Out” is a collection of stories by New York Times bestselling author Amy Bloom.

Quotable quote

“All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned — the biggest word of all — look.” — Robert Fulghum, contemporary American author

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week we thank Nancy Green Parelli Natural Horsemanship, Sara Wilson, and many, many people who go by the name Anonymous.

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