Don’t forget to check out our non-fiction DVD collection located in the reference area. Here are a few of the recent additions to this collection.
Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is the story of an extraordinary ecosystem larger than the state of Texas, and more precious than oil. The heartbeat of this remarkable water world is Niagara Falls. Through the eyes of passionate scientists and naturalists, we uncover a complex world forged by stone and powered by water. In this realm, tiny shrews hunt in freezing-cold rivers, spectacular shorebird migration unfolds over thundering falls, snowy owls stalk their prey from ice flows, and prehistoric snapping turtles brave a perilous overland journey. All these creatures and many more are part of a remarkable narrative unfolding in one of the most unique ecosystems in North America-Niagara.
Elevate Your Everyday Cooking With Curtis Stone. With Elevate Your Everyday Cooking with Curtis Stone, you’ll finally gain the confidence you need to cook restaurant-quality dishes at home. Filmed on-location in Curtis’s indoor and outdoor kitchens, these eye-opening and mouth-watering lessons are packed with techniques, tips, tricks, and insights that will transform the way you approach seafood, veggies, chicken, and more.
Through the Mirror of Chess:a Cultural Exploration. A captivating 4-part series examining the remarkable impact of chess on culture, art, science and sport. Take an exhilarating journey across a wide range of times and places touching on cultural history, chess variants, art, literature, AI, psychology, gender issues, education, social empowerment, prison reform, and more to find out what makes the game so unique. The films offer an experience of cinematic storytelling at its best with an engaging narrative and exciting visuals.
River. An exploration of the timeless relationship between human civilization and Earth’s rivers. Spanning six continents, this visual and musical tour-de-force is by turns celebratory, cautionary, and ultimately hopeful that we are beginning to understand rivers in all their complexity and fragility. Narrated by Oscar Nominee Willem Dafoe.
James Hemings: Ghost in America’s Kitchen. Explores the life and legacy of James Hemings (1765-1801), born into slavery, trained as a chef in Paris to become Thomas Jefferson’s personal chef at Monticello as well as a little-known progenitor of the American tradition of fine cuisine.
Filmmakers for the Prosecution. “Filmmakers for the prosecution” recounts, 75 years later, Budd and Stuart Schulberg’s search for the Nazis’ own footage and records to be used as evidence in the Nuremberg Trial of Major German War Criminals, 1945-1946, and the subsequent intentional loss of the compilation, featuring interviews and new footage.
Hidden Volcano Abyss. Examines the 2022 volcanic eruptions on the Pacific islands of Tonga, some of the most powerful in recorded history, which sent shockwaves around the world and unleashed a tsunami on Tonga’s shores. Looks at the resonse of Tonga’s emergeny management organization to this cataclysmic event as a model for the world.
Little Richard: I Am Everything. Archival footage, performances, and interviews document the life of Little Richard.