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New & Best Lists give you quick entry to hottest Books, DVDs and Music

Don’t forget to periodically check out the New & Best lists on the Great River Regional Library catalog.

The New & Best listings are always a great place to find inspiration and something new, and it’s where you go to register for the BookNews newsletters and the online book clubs. (If you’re a reader and you haven’t registered for BookNews, you should. More than 20 newsletters include romance, mystery, best selling fiction, home and garden, and hot reads for tweens, and each online newsletter includes new titles with a short synopsis and links directly into the GRRL catalog record for easy ordering.)

The New & Best Music, DVD and Foreign Film lists were recently updated.

The DVD listings include a mix of documentary and feature film. The documentaries are on topics as diverse as My Lai, hummingbirds, yoga for parkinson’s patients and “National Geographic’s Most Incredible Photos.”

The foreign film listings include movies from Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Spain as well as an all-star list of directors including Almodovar, Kiarostami, Antonioni and Kurosawa.

The music CD listing overflows with more than a hundred titles to browse, including country from Mary Chapin Carpenter, vintage live blues from Robert Cray, neo-soul from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and renaissance religious music from Italy.

It’s a joy to explore!