|The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, 792.4302 K59
A look inside the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli. Follows director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and director Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
|Open Sesame: The Power of Seeds, 631.521 Op21
One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: seeds. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but given far less attention. It’s not too late, yet.
|Antarctica: A Year on Ice, 919.8904 An861
A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat, Emily Jenkins
Depicts families, from England to California and from 1710 to 2010, preparing and enjoying the dessert called blackberry fool. Includes a recipe and historical notes.
|Stick and Stone, Beth Ferry
Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone’s teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.
|A Poem in Your Pocket, Margaret McNamara
Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor’s confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin’s guidance and reassurance.
|The Imitation Game, HB 19095
Leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, Alan Turing was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|Wild, HB 19094
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|The Babadook, HO 19127
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. Making it all worse is the arrival of a monsterous children’s book that won’t be ignored. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.