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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "documentary" as “factual, realistic, based on real events or circumstances.” The Library has a singular collection of feature documentary films that are informative, humorous, and fascinating.
Among the library’s latest additions are two films that provide a unique international point-of-view.
Every week new and wonderful books join the collection of The Urbana Free Library. We librarians select a wide variety of titles, providing a little bit of everything to tempt our favorite readers—you, our library users.
Here are some standouts from this week’s arrivals in the Adult Department:
Read more about Brand New--Just For You
While library visitors enjoy our educational DVD collection because of the travel or how-to or exercise titles, many borrowers are fascinated with the variety of stories presented in our feature documentaries. Sometimes the stories feature controversy, as in these two recent DVD additions to our collection.
[Double-click the trailers to go to full screen.] Read more about Two Recent Feature Documentaries
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
If these words resonate with you, you’re not alone. The Star Trek movies and TV series are immensely popular, here in Urbana and all over the world. Read more about Trek On!