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Monday, November 30, 2020

Hot This Week: November 30

We close out the month of November with some great new titles to share with your patrons. In movies, five new titles include the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants. The music chart sees hard rockers AC/DC claim the top spot, followed by a new album from multi-platinum country star Chris Stapleton. David Baldacci leads four new novels on the fiction list, while nonfiction's four new titles are from Barack Obama, Dolly Parton, Michael J. Fox, and Ree Drummond.

Movies
  1. Unhinged (Blu-ray)
  2. Mulan (Blu-ray | 4K)
  3. The New Mutants (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Bill & Ted Face the Music (Blu-ray)
  5. Antebellum (Blu-ray | 4K)
  6. Relic (Blu-ray)
  7. Death of Me (Blu-ray)
  8. Friendsgiving (Blu-ray)
  9. Mortal (Blu-ray)
  10. Ava (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. AC/DC, Power Up
  2. Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
  3. Ariana Grande, Positions
  4. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  5. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  6. Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  7. Queen, Greatest Hits
  8. Lil Baby, My Turn
  9. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
  10. Harry Styles, Fine Line
Fiction
  1. Daylight, David Baldacci
  2. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  3. The Law of Innocence, Michael Connelly
  4. The Return, Nicholas Sparks
  5. All That Glitters, Danielle Steel
  6. The Sentinel, Lee Child and Andrew Child
  7. Fortune and Glory, Janet Evanovich
  8. Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon, Marc Cameron
  9. Piece of My Heart, Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
  10. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
Nonfiction
  1. A Promised Land, Barack Obama
  2. Dolly Parton, Songteller, Dolly Parton
  3. No Time Like the Future, Michael J. Fox
  4. Frontier Follies, Ree Drummond
  5. Becoming, Michelle Obama
  6. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  7. The Answer Is..., Alex Trebek
  8. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  9. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
  10. Is This Anything?, Jerry Seinfeld

Monday, November 23, 2020

Hot This Week: November 23

There are plenty of new titles for your patrons to be excited about heading into the holiday. The live-action version of Mulan and the long-awaited third Bill & Ted installment lead six new titles on the movie list. A new album from Gold-selling rapper Nav joins the music chart. In fiction, a new novel from bestselling author Michael Connelly leads the way, while four new additions bookend this week's nonfiction list.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Movies

  1. Mulan (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Bill & Ted Face the Music (Blu-ray)
  3. Antebellum (Blu-ray | 4K)
  4. Mortal (Blu-ray)
  5. Friendsgiving (Blu-ray)
  6. The Vanished
  7. Guest House (Blu-ray)
  8. Words on Bathroom Walls (Blu-ray)
  9. The Tax Collector (Blu-ray)
  10. Henchmen
Music
  1. Ariana Grande, Positions
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  4. Nav, Emergency Tsunami
  5. Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  6. Lil Baby, My Turn
  7. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  8. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  9. Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
  10. Harry Styles, Fine Line
Fiction
  1. The Law of Innocence, Michael Connelly
  2. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  3. The Return, Nicholas Sparks
  4. The Sentinel, Lee Child and Andrew Child
  5. Fortune and Glory, Janet Evanovich
  6. Marauder, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
  7. Moonflower Murders, Anthony Horowitz
  8. Anxious People, Fredrik Backman
  9. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  10. The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult
Nonfiction
  1. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
  2. First Principles, Thomas E. Ricks
  3. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  4. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  5. The Answer Is..., Alex Trebek
  6. The Best of Me, David Sedaris
  7. Killing Crazy Horse, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  8. Blackout, Candace Owens
  9. The Greatest Beer Run Ever, John Donohue and J.T. Molloy
  10. One Life, Megan Rapinoe and Emma Brockes

Monday, November 16, 2020

Hot This Week: November 16

Four new movies this week are led by the horror flick Antebellum. There are also four new albums on the music chart, with Ariana Grande and Trippie Redd taking the top spots. The latest Stephanie Plum novel from Janet Evanovich takes over the fiction list, while a collection of David Sedaris's best essays leads the way in nonfiction.

Movies

  1. Antebellum (Blu-ray | 4K)
  2. Friendsgiving (Blu-ray)
  3. The Vanished
  4. Amulet
  5. The Tax Collector (Blu-ray)
  6. Cut Throat City (Blu-ray)
  7. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  8. The Doorman (Blu-ray)
  9. The Owners (Blu-ray)
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog (Blu-ray | 4K)
Music
  1. Ariana Grande, Positions
  2. Trippie Redd, Pegasus
  3. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  4. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get
  5. Sam Smith, Love Goes
  6. Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  7. Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
  8. Lil Baby, My Turn
  9. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  10. Post Malone, Hollywood's Bleeding
Fiction
  1. Fortune and Glory, Janet Evanovich
  2. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  3. The Sentinel, Lee Child and Andrew Child
  4. The Return, Nicholas Sparks
  5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab
  6. Three Women Disappear, James Patterson and Shan Serafin
  7. The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett
  8. The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop, Fannie Flagg
  9. The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult
  10. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
Nonfiction
  1. The Best of Me, David Sedaris
  2. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  3. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  4. Killing Crazy Horse, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  5. Blackout, Candace Owens
  6. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  7. Eleanor, David Michaelis
  8. Is This Anything?, Jerry Seinfeld
  9. Our Time Is Now, Stacey Abrams
  10. Rage, Bob Woodward

Monday, November 2, 2020

Hot This Week: November 2

This week's movie listing includes five new flicks perfect for the Halloween season. In music, an expanded rerelease brings the late Tom Petty back to the chart, with new albums from K-pop favorites NCT and BTS debuting as well. In fiction, John Grisham's long-awaited follow-up to his bestseller A Time to Kill comes in at #1, while in nonfiction, a memoir from Peter Frampton leads two newcomers.

Movies

  1. The Vanished
  2. The Doorman (Blu-ray)
  3. The Owners (Blu-ray)
  4. The Tax Collector (Blu-ray)
  5. The Silencing (Blu-ray)
  6. Scoob! (Blu-ray | 4K)
  7. Tremors: Shrieker Island (Blu-ray)
  8. The Amityville Harvest
  9. The Secret: Dare to Dream (Blu-ray)
  10. Alone (Blu-ray)
Music
  1. Taylor Swift, Folklore
  2. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon
  3. Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  4. Tom Petty, Wildflowers & All the Rest
  5. NCT, Resonance, Pt. 1
  6. Lil Baby, My Turn
  7. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
  8. Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall
  9. Blackpink, The Album
  10. BTS, Skool Luv Affair
Fiction
  1. A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  2. The Return, Nicholas Sparks
  3. The Searcher, Tana French
  4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab
  5. The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett
  6. The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult
  7. Anxious People, Fredrik Backman
  8. Leave the World Behind, Rumaan Alam
  9. Troubles in Paradise, Elin Hilderbrand
  10. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
Nonfiction
  1. Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  2. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
  3. One Vote Away, Ted Cruz
  4. Killing Crazy Horse, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  5. Is This Anything?, Jerry Seinfeld
  6. Rage, Bob Woodward
  7. Blackout, Candace Owens
  8. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
  9. Do You Feel Like I Do?, Peter Frampton and Alan Light
  10. A Republic Under Assault, Tim Fitton

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Mandalorian Returns

This Friday, October 30, sees the return of the hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian for a second season. Set five years after Return of the Jedi and the fall of the Galactic Empire, the incredibly popular first season starred Pedro Pascal as the titular bounty hunter as he came across “the Child” (popularly known as “Baby Yoda”) and took him under his protection. The star-studded first season included Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte as a variety of allies and adversaries, with direction from show creator Jon Favreau, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi, among others. The music (available on hoopla) earned an Emmy Award for composer Ludwig Göransson.

Everyone knows about the Star Wars movies, of course, with six of them appearing in the top 20 grossing films of all time. Recently, though, the saga has taken to the small screen to expand its universe, primarily through animation. Starting in 2008, The Clone Wars showed the Jedi and other heroes as they fought to defend the Old Republic. Rebels took over in 2014 and followed a ragtag band of friends as they struggled to put together a coalition that could take a stand against the Empire’s tyranny. Resistance began in 2018 and ran for two seasons alongside the sequel trilogy. The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars series, but there are plenty more on the horizon. Diego Luna is returning to reprise his role as Cassian Andor from Rogue One in an upcoming show, and Ewan McGregor is once again donning the Jedi robes of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a new limited series as well.

Star Wars is always popular with fans and library patrons, and the return of The Mandalorian is likely to bring renewed interest. Click the links above for the movies and TV shows, and be sure to visit our website for soundtracks, audiobooks, and plenty more related content. We also offer a Star Wars Binge Box, which puts six movies (the original and prequel trilogies) into one convenient package that’s perfect for curbside pickup.