Films On Demand update

Did you know you can sign up for monthly e-mail notifications about new Films on Demand titles in certain subject areas?

  1. Go to Films On Demand.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click on Sign In if you already have a personal account. If not, click on Create Account.
  3. After you’ve logged in, click on User Options in the upper-right corner.
  4. Click on My User Preferences.
  5. Scroll down to the section labeled Subject Areas of Interest.
  6. Check the boxes for the subjects that interest you.
  7. Check the box that says “I would like to receive emails about new titles added within these subject areas.”
  8. Click on the Save Changes button.

You’ll receive an e-mail at the beginning of each month with a link to the titles in your subject areas that have been added in the past 30 days. You can change your preferences or stop the notifications at any time.

Films On Demand added 464 new videos in November, bringing our streaming video collection up to 20,369 titles. Take a look!

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.

New titles

Take a look at the new books and videos we added to our collection in November. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are a few of the new titles on our shelves. Check them out!

BF505 Get It Done D522 World War I E158 USA's Best Trips

HB172 Homer Economicus HF5548.4 Excel 2013 Bible PR4572 A Christmas Carol

HF5382.7 Job Search Checklist HD69 Designing Brand Identity HQ76.25 Gay and Lesbian Issues

N8350 Creative, Inc. HV5822 Marijuana Reform NC590 Burn Your Portfolio

New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials last month. Here’s the latest update:

November Monthly Materials Update

New materials include decorative materials made of cattle stomach, textiles composed of 100% glass beads, and wood veneers that can be commercially printed just like paper.

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last two months. There are 42 new Research Reviews, including:

There are eight new briefings, including:

In other news, Shuji Nakamura, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, is the 39th Nobel laureate to contribute to AccessScience. And finally, take a look at the new video biography of Joachim Frank, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.

Eyes on the Prize

Films On Demand has added the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985.

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.

Through contemporary interviews and historic footage, the 14-part Eyes on the Prize series traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act, and from early acts of individual courage through the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. Julian Bond, political leader and civil rights activist, narrates.

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Cooking for the holidays

Thanksgiving is almost here, ushering in the beginning of the holiday season. Preparing meals and dining with family and friends is an essential part of our holiday traditions. If you’re interested in trying something new, you’ll find almost 200 books (and many more ebooks) on cooking in our collection. Check one out and expand your culinary horizons!

RC588 Allergy-free and Easy Cooking TX719 Simply French TX739 Holidays

TX716 Celebración TX723.3 Classic Russian Cuisine TX837 Inspired Vegetarian

TX716 Mexico's Feasts of Life TX 723.2 Splendid Table TX724 World of Jewish Cooking

TX724.5 Indian Cooking Unfolded TX771 Gingerbread

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them.

Mango Languages update

Learn Russian slang, how to text in Spanish, and how to order cheese and wine in French! Mango Languages has added 17 new specialty courses with short, easy lessons that celebrate the cultures of the world through language. Explore new languages while you learn about:

  • Arab etiquette
  • Arab superstitions
  • Hospitality and tourism in Brazilian Portuguese
  • Soccer in Castilian Spanish
  • Wine and cheese in French
  • The Venice Carnival in Italian
  • The Siena Horse Race in Italian
  • English Loanwords in Japanese
  • Mimetic words in Japanese
  • The Chinese zodiac in Mandarin
  • Feng Shui in Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian slang
  • Russian superstitions
  • Flamenco in Spanish
  • Legal Spanish
  • Spanish texting
  • English texting for Spanish speakers

These specialty courses join full courses in 63 foreign languages and English courses for speakers of 18 native languages. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:


Credo Reference includes 674 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!