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  • Four - Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his daughter, is left to tend to her ill mother and manage the house on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star. And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is quietly spending time around town with June, a young man he met online who\'s struggling to accept himself.
  • Major crimes. The Complete Second Season - As the second season opens, the team immediately dives into some of the most challenging and fascinating crimes yet, including the murder of a big-time film producer\'s wife, an apparent murder-suicide, and a high-speed car chase that leads to a triple homicide. Just as the squad seems to be adjusting to last year\'s leadership change, Deputy D.A. Emma Rios arrives to challenge Raydor\'s intentions and shake up the department.
  • What\'s in a Name? - Vincent, a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited to dinner at the apartment of his sister, Elisabeth, and brother-in-law, Pierre, where he catches up with his childhood friend, Claude. Whilst waiting for Anna, his younger spouse, his fellow guests happily bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood, but when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.
  • Lone Survivor - The story of four Navy SEALs sent on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative. They are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller.
  • Masters of Sex. Season 0ne - Chronicles the lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Masters, a successful OB/GYN, is conducting a secret study of human sexuality. Soon, he meets Virginia Johnson, a former nightclub singer who is now part of the hospital secretarial staff. He enlists her help with his study, and she quickly proves to be an asset to Masters\' work. Together, they delve deeper than anyone before them into the science of sex and later become participants in their own research.
  • House of Cards. The Complete Second Season - Frank prepares for his promotion to Vice President. Doug tries to erase all leads leading him back to him and Frank. Claire fights back against Gillian. Zoe considers working with Frank again.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel - The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.
  • Rob the Mob - A thrilling and poignant crime-thriller about two lovers whose daring heists of Mafia social clubs result in a discovery that could forever change the face of organized crime in America. The film is based on the true story of Thomas and Rosemarie Uva.
  • The Boondocks. The Complete Fourth Season - When his new album tanks, Thugnificent is faced with the horror of getting a real job, and Ruckus finds his musical soulmate in famed racist country-western singer Jimmy Rebel. After a checkup, Granddad meets a young black woman who asks him out on a date, but the only person who can spoil Granddad\'s new romance is Granddad, and more. Special features include: deleted scenes, music videos, photo gallery, and more.
  • Blood Ties - New York, 1974: Chris is released from prison. Reluctantly waiting for him on the outside is his younger brother Frank, a cop with an aspiring future. After trying to stay on the straight path without any success, Chris inevitably descends back into a life of crime and puts Frank in a tough predicament. Should he cover for his brother and salvage the only family he has? Or should he do the right thing and risk destroying everything he loves?
  • Faust - An updated take on the famous play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander Sokurov directs Johannes Zeiler as Faust, a man who sells his soul to the devil.
  • Death in Paradise. Season One - Quintessentially British cop Richard Poole is a fish out of water when he is sent to the tiny island of Sainte Marie to solve a mysterious murder. Awaiting Richard is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing.
  • Miss Fisher\'s Murder Mysteries. Series 2 - Armed with a razor-sharp wit, Miss. Fisher investigates crimes in opulent 1920s Australia. Sharply written and gorgeously costumed, these episodes are sure to charm fans of costume dramas and mysteries alike.
  • 300. Rise of an Empire - Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. He\'s pitted against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal turned god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
  • Non-Stop - During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every twenty minutes.
  • An Adventure in Space and Time - Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of tough-guy roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry\'s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday afternoon drama, time travel and monsters! Allied with a brilliant creative team, they went on to introduce the world to the longest running science fiction series ever, currently in its 50th year and counting.
  • Journey to the West : Conquering the Demons - In a world plagued by demons, a young demon hunter risks everything to conquer three demons; embracing them as his disciples. But in order save the common people, the four of them must embark on a journey to the West that\'s full of challenges.
  • The Escape Artist - Will Burton is a junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner, Will has never lost a case. His talents acquit serial killer Liam Foyle of murder, and it is only a matter of time until Foyle kills again.
  • Teen Wolf. Season 3, Part 2 - While Scott struggles to find his place as an Alpha, he, Allison, and Stiles begin to experience strange side effects as a result of reigniting the power within Beacon Hills. They soon discover that the answer to their problems may be found in a new student named Kira, a girl with remarkable powers of her own.
  • Son of God - The story of Jesus\' life brought to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
  • DCI Banks. Season One - Based on the bestselling Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson, DCI Banks follows the tenacious Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his headstrong partner Annie Cabbott as they attempt to solve three gruesome crimes. Fire engulfs two canal boats in a deliberate act of arson over a million-dollar painting; a woman is found dead on the moors with her throat slashed in a case eerily close to the murder of a young girl in the center of town.
  • True Blood. The Complete Sixth Season - Season six introduces several jarring storylines. As \"Billith\" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of season five, Louisiana governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and high-tech internment camp. Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow.
  • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters - Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie--slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely--on the jogging path, he\'s dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman\'s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.
  • What Richard Did - The world is bright and everything seems possible for Richard Karlsen, the golden boy of his privileged set of Dublin teens, until he does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him.
  • Scott and Bailey. Season One - Scott & Bailey is a thrilling investigative drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives. Despite their differences, impulsive, funny and single Rachel and reflective, married mother-of-two Janet, have a great partnership. Thrown together in the toughest of murder cases, they have become the best of friends, ready to support each other both in and away from the incident room. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult, whilst coping with their complex personal lives. Scott and Bailey is an honest and powerful crime drama series.
  • The Bridge = Bron = Broen. Series 1 - A woman is found murdered in the middle of the Oresund Bridge, on the border between Sweden and Denmark. Police from both countries are called to the scene, and what looks like one murder turns out to be two. It\'s a spectacular double murder: the bodies have been brutally cut in half at the waist and put together to form a single corpse. It\'s also just the beginning of a wave of violence the likes of which no one has ever seen before.
  • Winter\'s Tale - Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, follow a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.
  • Rizzoli & Isles. The Complete Fourth Season - Boston\'s worst bad guys bring out the best in Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles, who use their expert skills and instincts to analyze cadavers, nail criminals and crack the case. In Season Four, the pair\'s personal lives are as complicated as their professional ones. Smart, sophisticated Maura struggles to cope with issues involving her biological family as she learns more about its gangster past. And brash, down-to-earth Jane reconsiders an ongoing long-distance romance when a handsome new boss sets her pulse pounding. Sixteen murderous, memorable episodes put these best friends to the ultimate test as they face life changes and heartbreaking decisions with their signature humor and humanity- all while solving Boston\'s toughest crimes.
  • Bob\'s Burgers. The Complete 3rd Season - The animated comedy, Bob\'s Burgers returns for a third season. The series follows the ups and downs of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), who runs Bob\'s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids.
  • Enemy - Adam Bell, a glum, disheveled history professor who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony St. Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.
  • Jack Taylor. Set 2 - Jack Taylor is a former cop turned private investigator with little to show for his time in the Irish Guards. Few of his former colleagues have any regard for Taylor. The exception is his friend Garda Kate Noonan, though even she has to walk a fine line. Six months sober, Taylor takes on cases with the help of his young assistant, Cody, even while he worries about his elderly mother. Try as he might, the ex-cop from Galway finds that in his hometown, his past is always just a mistake away.
  • Devil\'s Knot - In a gripping, heart-wrenching true story that shocked the nation. May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. It is only when an investigator reveals that the evidence doesn\'t all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there.
  • Awkward. Season 3, Part 2 - The second half of the third season of the series that looks at specific incidents in our formative years and how they define us, for better or worst.
  • Chinese Zodiac - Asian Hawk is a master adventurer tasked with retrieving lost bronze heads, originally a part of an ancient Chinese collection of zodiac busts. While wealthy entrepreneur Lawrence dangles an enormous reward for such a find, Hawk deploys his array of high tech devices as he travels the world to help unearth the missing relics. Caught between a monster payday and the restoration of China\'s past, Hawk jumps into battle, using his death-defying skills to help thwart Lawrence\'s destructive plans.
  • Adult World - Fresh out of college, Amy is convinced she\'s going to be a famous poet; she just needs someone to acknowledge her greatness. But being unemployed and in debt, her prospects for literary fame look grim. She takes a job at a local adult bookstore where she juggles her responsibilities with pursuing a mentorship under a reclusive, crusty and alcoholic poet. As Amy tries to make her voice heard, she discovers that a little humility may be just what she needs to achieve her success.
  • Pretty Little Liars. The Complete Fourth Season - In the aftermath of the mysterious lodge fire, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer turn to a surprising new ally to help them discover what happened that night, and to figure out Red Coat\'s next move. The girls are drawn into yet another murder investigation, one that puts a cloud of suspicion around them and their closest friends and family. With Red Coat lurking in the shadows and the truth about Alison closer than ever, finishing high school has never been more dangerous!
  • Alan Partridge - Alan Partridge, the famous local radio DJ and TV host, finds himself at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he\'s getting fired when the new owners decide to convert the station to talk radio.
  • New Tricks. Season 10 - The old dogs of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad are about to welcome a few new faces, but first, Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman and her loyal team, Gerry Standing, Brian Lane, and Steve McAndrew, will solve their final cases together, bringing justice to decades-old murders that stumped London\'s Metropolitan Police.
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - A global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. When Ryan believes he\'s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that\'s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancé Cathy.
  • Robocop - The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. When Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father, and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing. There is still a man inside the machine, pursuing justice.
  • Joe - A hard-living ex-con who is the unlikeliest of role models, but when he meets a troubled fifteen-year-old homeless boy in need of help from a violent and destitute father, Joe is faced with the heartbreaking choice of redemption or ruin.
  • Omar - Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it\'s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
  • Redwood Highway - Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family and generally not happy about life, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast and revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter\'s wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that she\'s never too old to learn something about life and about herself.
  • True Detective - In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995.

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MPPL's staff blog about books, movies, music and the talent behind them.

Staff Pick: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Denise staff picks photoIt’s not often that I read a novel that I know is going to make me cry and actually like it! Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You is the story of two unlikely people who meet and fall in love. Sounds simple, but there is absolutely nothing simple about it.

Nonfiction: Little Demon in the City of Light by Steven Levingston

Little Demon in the City of Light book coverIf you were fascinated by The Devil in the White City, allow us to suggest a new true crime book that spotlights a gruesome reality during a celebrated time in history:  Steven Levingston’s  Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris. The “Little Demon” in question is 20-year-old Gabrielle Bompard, who lured a wealthy Parisian to her rooms where he was then strangled by her lover. When all was exposed, Gabrielle’s defense was that she had been under a hypnotist’s suggestion and so couldn’t be held responsible for her actions. The resulting scientific and legal debates became a story in themselves. History, science, justice, passion — take your pick! You’ll find it in this meticulously researched but surprisingly easy-to-read true tale.

New: Audiobooks, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

New: Audiobooks

Care and Management of Lies audiobook cover

Think Like a Freak audiobook cover

Close Your Eyes Hold Hands audiobook cover

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
Think Like a Freak
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
 by Chris Bohjalian

I Dont Know What You Know Me From audiobook cover

High Druids Blade audiobook cover

Why Read Moby Dick audiobook cover

I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer
The High Druid’s Blade
 by Terry Brooks
Why Read Moby-Dick?
by Nathaniel Philbrick

New: Fantasy and Sci-fi

Koko Takes a Holiday book cover

Boost book cover

Shattered book cover

Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea
The Boost
 by Stephen Baker
Shattered
 by Kevin Hearne

My Real Children book cover

Skin Game book cover

Sparrow Hill Road book cover

• My Real Children by Jo Walton
• Skin Game
by Jim Butcher
• Sparrow Hill Road
by Seanan McGuire

Music: Tony Award Winners

Step onstage with the newest Tony Award winners, and take your pick of musical comedy, rock opera, and jukebox hits. The spotlight shines on these original Broadway cast recordings — all of which are available in the Library collection.

Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder CD coverHedwig and the Angry Inch CD cover

Best Musical: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
** also winner for Best Direction, Best Book, and Best Costume Design

Best Revival of a Musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
** also winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Neil Patrick Harris), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Lena Hall), and Best Lighting Design

Beautiful CD coverBridges of Madison County CD cover

Best Sound Design of a Musical: Beautiful — The Carole King Musical
** also winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Jessie Mueller)

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre: Bridges of Madison County
** also winner of Best Orchestrations

Staff Pick: Attack on Titan

Colleen staff picks photoThe anime and manga series Attack on Titan is an action-packed and unique story. Set in a world where huge man-eating giants called Titans terrorize the earth, this story follows a group of young people who are sick of living in fear.

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