Friday, March 21, 2008

Check out some DVDs at the Lane Memorial Library

If you’ve been to the Lane Memorial Library lately, you’ve probably checked out DVDs of your favorite movies. But what you might not know is that we have lots of DVDs that aren’t on those bestseller shelves. Documentaries, how-to’s, and travel programs are here for the borrowing. Sure, you can get these on NetFlix, but why not check them out for free? Here’s a small sample of what you’re able to get right here at your local library.

The Longest Hatred: a revealing history of anti-semitism (305.892 LON)
This documentary series tracks the roots of anti-Semitism all the way back to Roman times, when Jesus was persecuted and the idea that Jews were responsible for his death first took hold.

Hidden Turkey (915.61 HID)
Bustling trading ports, vibrant bazaars and exotic culinary delights are mainstays of Turkish culture that go back thousands of years. This fascinating travel guide explores the culture and history of Turkey's inner Anatolia and Black Sea regions. From the traditional foods of rural towns to the revered spiritual dance of the Whirling Dervishes and the masterful rug makers, it's a tour that reveals the heart and soul of hidden Turkey.

Keeping Fit in Your 50s (613.7 KEE)
This total body workout program was designed by exercise physiologist Robyn Stuhr specifically for people in their 50s, and it addresses the body's changing needs. The effective and easy-to-follow workout routines, expert advice, and examples focus on overall health for all abilities of activity and expertise, including suggestions for beginners or those new to flexibility and core strength training.

Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (381.14 IS)
This PBS series dares to pose a question: Is one of America's biggest corporations actually ruining the economy? Marching across the nation, the big-box chain brings jobs and much-needed retail options to many towns. But, as a major purveyor of goods, the company's also hacked away at manufacturing jobs stateside, since the bulk of its products are made in China.

Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Home Improvement (643.7 DAR)
Don't call that expensive plumber -- join handywomen Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet as they unjam the garbage disposal, get the wiggle out of the washer and valiantly retrieve precious jewelry that slipped down the kitchen sink with this visual do-it-yourself guide. Julie and Stephanie offer simple-to-follow steps for various repairs and fixes, from electrical shorts to clogged toilets.

The Persuaders (659.1 PER)
PBS's long-running television series "Frontline" examines the inner workings of advertising and public relations and the men and women -- dubbed "persuaders" -- whose job it is to influence the buying habits of today's consumers. See how they research the preferences of shoppers, pique their interest, entice them to part with their hard-earned money, and get their own messages across in an increasingly complicated and tech-savvy world.

If you would like to reserve these or any other DVDs we have, give us a call at (603) 926-3368.



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