Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in 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.

Mother's Day
Starring: Jennifer Aniston
Summary: Follows the lives of different mothers on Mother's Day.  Sandy is happily divorced, until she finds out her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman.  Now she must learn to deal with big changes in her life as her two boys now have a stepmom.  Sisters Jesse and Gabi get an unexpected surprise from their mother, who is not happy to find out Gabi is a lesbian and Jesse is married to a man of color.  Miranda doesn't have any kids and is focusing on her career.  Kristin is enjoying life as a new mother but is feeling pressure from her boyfriend to get married.  Bradley is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mom passed away last year, however, his idea of Mother's Day is pretending it doesn't exist at all.

Starring: Kerry Washington
Summary: The confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas become a media spectacle when his former colleague Anita Hill accuses the Supreme Court Justice nominee of sexual harassment.

Meet the Blacks
Starring: Mike Epps
Summary: The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life.  After Carl Black comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better.  Carl, his new wife Lorena, son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black and cousin Cronut pack up and move to Beverly Hills.  Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move.  They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours.

Starring: Keegan-Michael Key
Summary: Rell becomes attached to an adorable kitten named Keanu while dealing with a painful breakup.  But when he returns home one night with his cousin Clarence, he is devastated to learn that his house has been burglarized and his feline friend is missing.  The nerdy duo attempt to find the culprits who took Keanu, and they eventually get in way over their heads as \their search leads them ti infiltrate a violent street gang.

Lazer Team
Starring: Burnie Burns
Summary: After thousands of years of thinking we are alone in the universe we decode a message (in the 60s) telling us we are not alone, and that the universe is a dangerous place that we are going to be attacked.  Luckily, the coded message came from a friendly alien race that fathered and protected us over the years.  And now they are giving us the tools to fight back (in the form of power armor).  But the delivery service takes a long time, and during those long decades, waiting for that cargo ship to arrive with their one power suit, they choose a champion of earth to train to wear the suit and defend the earth!  Then the ship finally arrives...only to get shot down by four morons who play with the suit and ultimately get one piece each stuck to them.  Now they need to work with the government to train on the individual pieces attached to them.  Will they save the day or will they stand around contemplating life?

Bullseye (Michael Bennett Series #9)
Author: James Patterson
Summary: Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper Vest Side.  The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey.  But their first hit is simply target practice.  Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red-hot once again.  Stepping directly into the line of fire, the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart.  Pulled away from his family and pressed into service, Det. Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart - and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen.  With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president - and the country - before the assassins' deadly kill shot hits its mark.

Smooth Operator
Author: Stuart Woods
Summary: When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide...and he knows just the right man for the job.  Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.

Sweet Tomorrows (Rose Harbor Series #5)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Summary: Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past.  Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he's ever coming back.  The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can't bear to lose herself in grief once more.  Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself.

Look for these great 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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