New DVD List: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & More

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023 by Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


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This science fiction TV series follows Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise as they explore new worlds throughout the galaxy during the decade before “Star Trek: The Original Series.” A spin-off from “Star Trek: Discovery,” the series consists of episodic storytelling mixed with serialized character arcs. Continue reading “New DVD List: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & More”

New DVD List: The Fabelmans, The Staircase, & More

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023 by Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.

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A deeply personal portrait of a 20th century American childhood, this Steven Spielberg drama is a cinematic memory of the forces, and family, that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career. A universal coming-of-age story about an isolated young man’s pursuit of his dreams, the film is an exploration of love, artistic ambition, sacrifice and the moments of discovery that allow us to see the truth with clarity and compassion. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Fabelmans, The Staircase, & More”

Previous Movies from 2023 True/False Directors

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 by DBRL_Katie

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Clint McMillen and Mollie Hosmer-Dillard’s design for this year’s theme: “This Is A Test

The first weekend in March means the True/False Film Festival has returned! Seven directors appearing this year have past work available to check out through DBRL, whether on DVD or streaming on Kanopy and Hoopla. For all of the True/False films currently available through DBRL, consult this master list. Continue reading “Previous Movies from 2023 True/False Directors”

New DVD List: The Man Who Fell to Earth & More

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2023 by Decimal Diver

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Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


Season 1
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This is a science fiction TV series featuring an alien who crashes on earth with a mission to find the one scientist who can help save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours. An inspired continuation of the novel by Walter Tevis and the iconic 1976 film starring David Bowie. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Man Who Fell to Earth & More”

Hollywood and the American Civil War

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 by Andy K

Writers often reach into the past to find inspiration and content for their stories. Often an entire event or period is recreated in their books or screenplays or, perhaps, the facts of history simply provide a background for the plots that they weave. The American Civil War captured people’s imaginations even as the muskets and cannons were still being fired. As a pivotal moment in the history of the United States, it is not surprising that the war has found its way into a variety of movies. Continue reading “Hollywood and the American Civil War”

Descriptive Audio

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 by Sew Happy

person with short gray hair watching a televisionDescriptive audio offers you the opportunity to listen to a movie or TV show with all of the actions and scenery described aloud by a narrator. It’s usually a separate track that you can turn on to hear the purely visual aspects of the video. Listening to this track while watching the primary video track allows blind and visually-impaired people to enjoy the movie just as much as all the other people in the room. Some people say it gives them the feeling that they are listening to an audiobook. It also allowed me to enjoy the silent film “Nosferatu” while I was working at my sewing machine. Continue reading “Descriptive Audio”

New DVD List: Reacher, The Banshees of Inisherin, & More

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2023 by Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


Season 1
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Based on the bestselling book series by Lee Child, this TV show follows Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator who has just recently entered civilian life. When he is arrested for a murder he did not commit, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy full of dirty cops, shady businessmen and scheming politicians. Continue reading “New DVD List: Reacher, The Banshees of Inisherin, & More”

New DVD List: Sheryl, Top Gun: Maverick, & More

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 by Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


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A documentary portrait of singer songwriter and MU alumna Sheryl Crow, who’s lived it all and seen it all but never told it all — until now. From humble beginnings to sold out world tours her life has been nothing short of extraordinary. Crow has always found a way to turn even her darkest experiences into captivating, timeless work — creating a legacy that continues to inspire and influence generations. Continue reading “New DVD List: Sheryl, Top Gun: Maverick, & More”

New DVD List: Abbott Elementary, Nope, & More

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2022 by Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.


Season 1 
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This TV show is a workplace comedy featuring a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — who find themselves thrown together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Continue reading “New DVD List: Abbott Elementary, Nope, & More”

New DVD List: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris & More

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 by Decimal Diver

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.

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This fictional comedy-drama tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior. Continue reading “New DVD List: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris & More”