Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.

Kung Fu Panda 3
Starring: Jack Black
Summary: Jack Black returns as the voice of lovable martial-artist Po in the third adventure in this animated series.  Po reunites with his long-lost father Li, and the pair travel to a secret panda sanctuary.  There, they must work together to defeat a new enemy: a powerful yak who grows stronger by stealing the life force of other warriors.

Eye in the Sky
Starring: Helen Mirren
Summary: A British colonel requests a drone strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi who are planning a series of suicide bombings.  However, the situation grows more complicated when an American drone pilot discovers that a nine-year-old girl has entered the targeted area, forcing a number of military leaders and politicians to debate the best course of action.

United as One (Lorien Legacies Series #7)
Author: Pittacus Lore
Summary: The Mogadorians have invaded Earth.  Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head on.  The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they'll need an army of their own to win this fight.  The Garde have teamed up with the U.S. military, but it might not be enough.  They need reinforcements, and they've found them in the most unexpected place.  Teens from across the globe, like John Smith's best friend, Sam, have developed abilities.  So John and the others must get them before the Mogs, because if they don't their enemies will use these gifted teens for their own sinister plan.  But after all the Mogadorians have taken from John - his home, his family, his friends, and the person he loves most - he might not want to put any more lives in danger.  He's got nothing left to lose, and he's just discovered he has been given an incredible new Legacy.  Now he can turn himself into the ultimate weapon.  So will he risk his life to save the world, or will he realize that power in numbers will save us all?

First Comes Love
Author: Emily Giffin
Summary: Growing up, Josie and Meredith shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship.  Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved.  When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.  15 years later, the two are in their late 30's, following very different paths.  Josie is a teacher and single and about to give up dating for good while Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life as a successful attorney, married to a wonderful man, and with a child of their own.  As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie & Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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