News from the Reference Desk Category: Television

The Great Courses

black death great coursesIf, like me, you regret not having access to our awesome and extensive DVD & CD collection of The Great Courses, you can bear up because there are other ways to get access via our streaming subscriptions.

The first of our streaming options is through Kanopy.

Kanopy provides free access to mainly educational videos, PBS shows, and art house films. Apps are available for Smart TVs as well as mobile devices.

Here are the results of The Great Courses on Kanopy as they appear in our Library Catolog. It is easy to go from the catalog record into Kanopy.  Just click on the “Streaming Media” icon from the Search Results page. If you are in the record, click on the blue Borrow bar on the right hand side of the page.

To locate The Great Courses in Kanopy while using the Smart TV app:
Scroll down to the The Great Courses line to see the courses available.

The next way to enjoy The Great Courses is in our Hoopla Digital Media app. This streaming service has  ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music & TV.

To locate The Great Courses in Hoopla Digital:
Search for The Great Courses Audio. There are more than 150 Great Courses from which to choose.
As the name implies, Hoopla’s The Great Courses are audio editions only.

New and Forthcoming Books – January 2020

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Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Pop Culture

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography book cover Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! book cover The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are Still Talking About Today book coverMovies (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated book cover

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography by Randy L. Schmidt

Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! by Amy Croushorn

The Way We All became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are still Talking about Today by Kimberly Potts

 

New in History

Army of the Roman Emperors book cover Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion book cover Women: The National Geographic Image Collection

Army of the Roman Emperors by Thomas Fischer

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion by Hilary Davidson

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection introduction by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine

New in the Humanities

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham book cover Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem book cover The Pre-Raphaelites book cover

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger with additional research by Janet Byrne

Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem by Michael Schmidt

The Pre-Raphaelites by Aurélie Petiot ; translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd.

New in Travel and Geography

Atlas Obscura: The 2nd Edition. An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders book cover The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China, and Japan book cover The Unique States of America: Can't-Miss Experiences Across the USA book coverWanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe book cover

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton

The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan by Amy Miller

Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Philippe Gloaguen

New and Forthcoming Books – October 2019

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Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Paranormal

I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore book cover In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch book cover Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark: A Guide to Summoning Spirits, Divining the Future, and Invoking the Supernatural book cover

I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore by Lynda S. Godfrey, Creator of Manila Spoon

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada

Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark: A Guide to Summoning Spirits, Divining the Future, and Invoking the Supernatural by Lucia Peters

New in Self Help

Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life you Love and Still Pay the Bills book cover Meta Human: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential book cover For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity book cover

Be A Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills by Marianne Cantwell

Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential by Deepak Chopra

For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity by Liz Plank

New in History

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City book cover Country Music: An Illustrated History book cover Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience book cover

Brooklyn: The Once and Future City by Thomas J. Campanella

Country Music: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience by Martyn Whittock

New in Downton Abbey

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions book cover The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook book cover

The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions by Downton Abbey and Julian Fellowes

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook by Annie Gray

 

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – June 2019

New Books
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

LGBTQ

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States book cover We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation book cover The Stonewall Reader book cover

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer

The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library

Television

Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History book cover The Sopranos Sessions book cover Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series book cover

Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History by Frazier Moore

The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall

Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series by Marion Miclet

New Cookbooks

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes Through Darkness and Light cookbook coverThe Power of Sprinkles book cover The Turkish Cookbook book cover

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden

The Power of Sprinkles: A Cake Book by the founder of the Flour Shop, Amirah Kassem

The Turkish Cookbook: The Culinary Traditions & Recipes from Turkey by Musa Dağdeviren

New in History

The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 book cover When Brooklyn Was Queer book cover Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England book cover

The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

Chaucer’s People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England by Liza Picard