New DVDs: Thursday, August 18

The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.

Here are a few of the new DVDs that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

The Crash of 1929

In 1929, while the market was rising, seemingly without limits, there were few critics. Based on eight years of continued prosperity, presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a time when there would be no more poverty, no more depressions — a “New Era” when everyone could be rich. Instead, it was the rich who became richer. Before the crash, the success of these men convinced small investors that the stock market was a sure thing, that Wall Street was the smart place to put one’s money. The Crash of 1929 captures the unbounded optimism of the age, a time when the stock market epitomized the false promise of permanent prosperity.

Jamestown. The Complete Collection

1619. The British colony of Jamestown, Virginia is shaken up when the first women in twelve years land in this breathtaking wilderness. While love triangles, bitter rivalries, and fierce competition cause conflict for the residents and the native inhabitants, the Pamunkey, they are bound together by their resolute will to survive and thrive in their new lives. This series follows the lives of three women in colonial Jamestown.

The Long Song

This three-part miniseries based on Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica follows July (Tamara Lawrance) an indomitable young slave who works on a sugarcane plantation with her detestable mistress, Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). Their lives change with the arrival of the charming new overseer, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden) who sets out to improve the plantation for both the slaves and the mistress. “A beautiful, moving, horrifying adaptation of Levy’s unsimple tale.” —The Guardian (London)

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