Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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 popular titles being released today.

Fate of the Furious
Starring: Vin Diesel
Summary: Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and, and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.  From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage...and to bring home the man who make them a family.

The Lost City of Z
Starring: Charlie Hunnam
Summary: Tells the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.  Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishing who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide de camp, returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

Smurfs: The Lost Village
Starring: Demi Lovato
Summary: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.  Embarking on a roller coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

Two Nights
Author: Kathy Reichs
Summary: Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct.  Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing.  But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie's help.  Is the girl dead?  Did someone take her?  If she is out there, why doesn't she want to be found?  It's time for Sunnie to face her own demons - because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Worlds Collide (The Land of Stories #6)
Author: Chris Colfer
Summary: In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible.  All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters - heroes and villains - are no longer confined within their world!  With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet.  Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?

House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17)
Place Hold
Author: Daniel Silva
Summary: Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9-11, a terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London's glittering West End.  The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.  It leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country, Jean-Luc Martel, and his companion, Olivia Watson.  A former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth.  And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West.  Together, under Gabriel's skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terrorism.

Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
Author: Bill Nye
Summary: Everyone has an inner nerd, and Bill Nye will help you find yours.  With his call to arms he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable - that is, until you find the solution.  Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his "everything all at once" approach that leaves no stone unturned.  Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen.  He shares how he came to create this approach - starting with his Boy Scout training and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing.

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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