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Nancy's Notes - Sept. 15, 2016

“Woman in Gold”, “Me Before You”,“Jungle Book” DVDs.

We recently purchased several new  DVDs. This week I’ll tell you about three of them. My favorite is “Woman in Gold”. The staff has been recommending it to several patrons and they have also enjoyed it. The true story centers around a rich Jewish family who loses all their possessions to the German army.  Part of the family escaped from Austria and settled in the United States. The rest of the family perished in work camps. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, Maria Altmann starts her journey to retrieve her family those possessions which were seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced young lawyer Randy Schoenberg she wages a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is forced to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
        JoJo Moyes, “Me Before You”, has been read by many of our patrons and has had a waiting list in the past few weeks. We now own the movie. It is the story of young, quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark who moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. But is that enough to make him wish to continue life as a quadriplegic?
        Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” has been produced many times in an animated format. Recently it was released with a combination of animation and live characters. If this is a favorite you may like to try this version which I have heard is rather scary with its lifelike animals.
        The library has over one thousand videos in their collection. There is no charge for checking them out as long as they are returned on time. Each household may select four videos during the two-day checkout period.
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