Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Borrow New DVDs

The San Marino Public Library has purchased new DVDS in all your favorite categories! We have 53 new feature and animated films for children, young adults, and the whole family. We also purchased 38 new nonfiction films, including an assortment of National Geographic DVDs on popular topics such as the weather, the animal kingdom, and Ancient Egypt. Among instructional DVDs, the library bought several cooking DVDs from the Culinary Institute of America, as well as home repair DVDs from Hometime.

And due to the success of last summer's television program Dancing with the Stars and patron requests, the library acquired several dance instruction DVDs including Discover Dance: Latin, Discover Dance: Ballroom, and a Country Line Dancing for Beginners. In addition, we purchased one of the most popular documentaries in 2005, Mad Hot Ballroom, the story of a ballroom dance program in New York public schools that won audiences over nationwide. To complete our ballroom dance DVD collection, we also acquired director Baz Luhrman's (of Moulin Rouge fame) 1992 indie hit, Strictly Ballroom, an ugly duckling story set in Australia's ballroom dance scene.

The library has continued to improve our collection of classic films, including The Birds, Laura, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. New films for young adults include Napoleon Dynamite, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Princess Diaries 2, and Ella Enchanted. Popular children's films are also included; The Incredibles and Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events are so popular they are rarely available in the library!

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