Free family movies on DVD at your library


SUN Columnist, and the Library Staff

Your library has several new family movies on DVD that are suitable for all ages and — like all our DVDs — are available free for your enjoyment.

“Hotel Transylvania” stars lots of friendly monsters on vacation. “Despicable Me” is an animated comedy. “The Lorax” is a wonderful Dr. Seuss story. “Ice Age: Continental Drift” is a fun animated tale. “My Neighbor Totoro” follows the adventures of two young girls moving into a new home. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was a huge hit on the big screen.

“The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad” is an animated film from Disney. “Because of Winn-Dixie” is based on the bestselling book. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” stars Jim Carey. “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties” is a new adventure featuring America’s favorite fat cat.

Free tech programs

Today (Thursday, May 23), Meg Wempe will teach the basics of digital photos from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required for space reasons.

On Wednesday, May 29, she will host “3M/One Click” to show you how to download ebooks to your eReader or MP3 player. She also has restarted the Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions: 10-noon on Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays. Join her for one-on-one informal help on your computer or tablet issues.

Other DVDs

“The Chronicle of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader” is the third installment of this popular fantasy-adventure series. “Look Who’s Talking” and “Look Who’s Talking Too” is a two-movie comedy set. “Cast Away” stars Tom Hanks as a FedEx man marooned on a remote island. “America: The Story of Us” is from the History Channel. “Wallander” includes three crime dramas from the BBC. “Heat on the Street” is a collection of six films, most crime stories, plus the classic “Cry, the Beloved Country.”

Health for women

“The New Rules of Lifting for Women” offers a strength, conditioning and nutrition workout plan for women.

Large print

“Every Trick in the Book” by Lucy Arlington and “A Time of Change” by Aimee and David Thurlo are two new books in the Cozy mystery series. “Night Moves” by Randy Wayne White is the latest in the Doc Ford thriller series. “Breaking Point” by C.J. Box is the latest in the Joe Pickett thriller series. “The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society” by Darien Gee follows the lives of women in a scrapbooking club. “The Burgess Boys” by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout brings two brothers and a sister together to resolve a family crisis. We also have four new romances: “Angel Mine” by Sherryl Woods, “The Plum Tree” by Ellen Marie Wiseman, “Secrets from the Past” by Barbara Taylor Bradford, and “Sweet Tea for Two” by Genell Dellin.

Mysteries and thrillers

“The House that Death Built” by John Llewellyn Probert is a paranormal mystery adventure. “Murder on Olympus” by Robert B. Warren is the latest in the Plato Jones mystery series. “London Falling” by Paul Cornell follows police officers suddenly blessed with the Sight. “The Famous and the Dead” by T. Jefferson Parker is the latest in the Charlie Hood mystery series set in L.A.

Books on CD

“The Mystery of Mercy Close” by Marian Keyes is the latest in the Walsh Sister mystery series. “The Autistic Brain” by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek provides the latest research and science on autism. “Unintended Consequences” by Stuart Woods is the latest in the Stone Barrington mystery series. “Tapestry of Fortunes” by Elizabeth Berg follows four women venturing into their pasts to shape their futures. “Silken Prey” John Sanford is the latest in the Lucas Davenport thriller series. “Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick is the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. “Dead Ever After” by Charlaine Harris is the final novel in the Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. “Midnight at Marble Arch” by Anne Perry is the latest in the Charlotte and Thomas Victorian mystery series.

Other new novels

“Tapestry of Fortunes” by Elizabeth Berg follows four women who venture into their pasts in order to shape their future. “Wedding Night” by Sophie Kinsella is about friends trying to stop an impulsive marriage. “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline is the story of a doctor who served in Afghanistan facing family crises at home. “Manuscript Found in Accra” by Paulo Coelho is a historical tale that begins in Jerusalem in 1099. “Paris” by Edward Rutherford is an epic historical novel about Paris, moving back and forth across centuries. “The River of No Return” by Bee Ridgway is about a secret fraternity of time travelers.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Bob Clinkenbeard, Susan Lane and Carol Schneider, as well as several anonymous donors.

Quotable quote

“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing.” — British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013).


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