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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Action PG-13

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dumb and bumber toDumb and Dumber To

Comedy PG-13

Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, and the responsibility that either should ever, ever be given. Also available on Blu-Ray DVD.

 

exodus gods and kingsExodus: Gods and Kings

Drama PG-13

Moses sets out to rise up against the Egyptian Pharoah. He frees 600,000 slaves and all journey across Egypt fighting deadly plagues. The epic tale of one man’s daring courage to take on an empire. Also available on Blu-Ray DVD.

 

theory of everythingThe Theory of Everything

Drama PG-13

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.​ Also available on Blu-Ray DVD.

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captiveThe Captive

Drama R

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Her parents, detectives, and Cassandra herself will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

mockingjay part 1Sci Fi PG-13

With the games destroyed and Peeta captured, Katniss becomes the symbol of rebellion while trying to rescue Peeta from the capitol. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

 

Kill the Messenger

Drama R

kill the messengerBased on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA’s past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. It was sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence. As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA.

Nightcrawler

Drama R

nightcrawlerA pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of LA crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder, and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cutthroat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

rosewaterRosewater

Drama  R

Journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who relentlessly interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

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captiveThe Captive

Action R

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Her parents, detectives, and Cassandra herself will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

 

Dracula Untold

Horror PG-13

dracula untoldAlmost an entire century after the world’s cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters. The original story of the man who became Dracula.

 

foxcatcherFoxcatcher

Drama R

The dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multimillionaire and two champion wrestlers.

 

ouijaOuija

Horror PG-13

A surprise box office hit centering on a group of friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board after investigating the mysterious death of a girl.​

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Try Out Some Lynda.com Courses

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Knowledge when you need it 24/7.  Just use your Syosset library card and you can access over 2,900 courses. Try one of the new courses in Lynda.com.  Here are three interesting courses to choose from:

iTunes 10 Essential Training Course

iTunes 10 Essential Training takes an in-depth look into the popular music and media hub from Apple. Author Garrick Chow demonstrates how to perform the core functions in iTunes: playing, purchasing, sharing, and streaming content. The course also covers specialized features such as setting parental controls, syncing with iPods, subscribing to podcasts, listening to Internet radio, using the Genius feature, the Ping social network, and much more. Exercise files are included with the course.

Productivity Tips for Web Designers Course

Productivity Tips for Web Designers is the weekly series for web designers who want to enhance their design, software, and freelance business skills and streamline their workflow. Whether you’re new to web design or working professionally as a seasoned designer, you’ll discover techniques that can help you become more proficient at your craft. Tune in every Thursday for a new tip on topics including typography; SEO; design software like Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver; and web coding in HTML and CSS.

Up and Running with Constant Contact

Discover how to use Constant Contact’s email-marketing solution to design smart-looking emails and send them to just the right audience. John Arnold shows you how to set up a Constant Contact account and start adding and updating lists and contacts. Then he guides you through creating your first email with the built-in templates and adding your own design elements. Finally, you’ll learn how to schedule your first email mailing—and cancel scheduled emails before they’re sent.

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best of meThe Best of Me

Drama PG-13

The story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after twenty years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.

big hero 6Big Hero 6

Animation PG

Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion – a robot named Baymax – and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

beyond the lightsBeyond the Lights

Drama PG-13

The story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance.

horrible-bosses-2Horrible Bosses 2

Comedy R

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Whiplash

Drama R

whiplashAndrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band.

Laggies

laggies  Comedy R

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, sixteen-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

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Try Out Some Lynda.com Courses

lynda-com-logoKnowledge when you need it 24/7.  Just use your Syosset library card and you can access over 2,900 courses. Try one of the new courses in Lynda.com.  Here are previews of three new courses to choose from:

Computer Literacy for Mac Course

Learn the ins and outs of your Mac.  Understand the terms and techniques in clear and easy language.  How to choose between a laptop and desktop computer, how to use your computer to open, create, edit and save files.  Learn how to connect printers, scanners, external storage devices and Bluetooth enabled speakers.  Connect to a network for Internet access, sending and receiving emails, and searching for content on the Internet.  Learn the basics.

Foundations of Acrylic Painting Course

You’ll follow a progressive step-by-step approach covering beginner and advanced acrylic painting methods, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and textural effects. This course will cover materials and set up, color mixing and pigment choice, brush handling and palette knife techniques, and gels and mediums, giving an essential introduction to the wide properties of acrylics.

Writing a Marketing Plan Course

This course will help business professionals write and leverage great marketing plans. Learn how to assemble a team to create the plan, analyze an existing market, and break down the plan’s components into focused sections (strategical, tactical, and budget sections of the plan).

– posted by Alisa, Reference Services

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