What's New at MPL
New Platform for LearningExpress Library
The newest version of LearningExpress Library 3.0 launched in February with an updated look. The current version (2.0) will remain available until June 30, 2014. After that date, only version 3 will be available. LearningExpress Library 3.0 is new technology that has no connection to Learning Express 2.0. As such, it is important that all current users register as a new user to access the new platform. Furthermore, any content saved in Learning Express 2.0 accounts will not migrate to LearningExpress Library 3.0
New Chilton Library of Auto Manuals Database
ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton Library gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:
- Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
- Step-by-step service and repair procedures supported by close-up graphics which give you the ability to determine your next move with expertise and confidence.
- Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
- Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
- Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
- A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.
To try out ChiltonLibrary.com, follow the link and type "reference" (without the quotes) as your password.
New DVD Arrivals
Spring 2014 - Stop in the Library and check out some of our Spring DVD releases
- The Art of the Steal - An art thief-turned-motorcycle daredevil pulls his old crew back together for one last heist in this caper film. Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) sets his sights on one last score that will set him up for life. The mission: Assemble a team, steal the Guttenberg Bible, replace it with a counterfeit, and collect a cool $20 million. Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Terence Stamp, and Katheryn Winnick co-star.
- Devil's Due - Expectant newlyweds learn a dark secret about their unborn child, who was conceived during a night on their honeymoon that neither of them can remember. As the mother-to-be exhibits disturbing behavior, her horrified husband realizes that sinister forces are at play.
- Gimme Shelter - Inspired by actual events, writer/director Ron Krauss' Gimme Shelter stars Vanessa Hudgens as Agnes "Apple" Bailey, a pregnant 15-year-old who struggles to make a clean break from her troubled past by checking into a shelter for homeless teens. There, with a new support system to inspire and guide her, Apple begins the arduous process of building a new life for both herself and her unborn child. Brendan Fraser, Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones, and Ann Dowd co-star.
- I, Frankenstein - Frankenstein's monster Adam (Aaron Eckhart) gets swept up in a long-running battle between powerful gargoyles and infernal demons seeking the key to his immortality as director Stuart Beattie brings Kevin Grevioux's acclaimed graphic novel to the screen in this sweeping horror fantasy adventure. Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney co-star.
- Labor Day - Jason Reitman's Labor Day, adapted from the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, stars Kate Winslet as Adele, an emotionally shaky single mom to Henry (Gattlin Griffith). As the twosome shop for clothes Henry will wear when he begins seventh grade after the long Labor Day weekend, the boy is accosted by Frank (Josh Brolin), an escaped convict with a bleeding wound on his stomach. Frank manipulates Adele into letting him hide out at their house, and soon the seemingly scary man shows a strong domestic side and, in just a few days, develops a deep bond with both Adele and Frank. Co-starring Brooke Smith, J.K. Simmons, and Tobey Maguire.
- The Legend of Hercules - The heroic son of Zeus embraces his incredible destiny by fighting to reclaim his kingdom from his villainous stepfather in this sweeping mythological adventure. Born half-man/half-god and imbued with awe-inspiring superhuman strength, Hercules (Kellan Lutz) falls into a forbidden romance that quickly incurs the wrath of his calculating stepfather, the King. Subsequently exiled and forced into slavery, the heroic Hercules fights for his life as a gladiator, and vows to free his people from the tyranny of the evil monarch. Roxanne McKee, Johnathon Schaech, and Rade Serbedzija co-star.
- Still Mine - An elderly New Brunswick man (James Cromwell) attempts to build a new home for his ailing wife, Irene (Geneviève Bujold), and gets caught up in bureaucratic red tape in this tender drama inspired by a true story. When Irene's memory starts to fade, Craig realizes that the large farmhouse they've shared for decades may no longer be suitable for them. Before long he's begun construction on a cozy new home where they can spend their twilight years together. However, meddlesome government inspector Rick (Jonathan Potts) seems determined to stop construction. Subsequently summoned into court for refusing to halt construction, a defiant Craig refuses to back down, even if it means going to jail before the house is finished.
- That Awkward Moment - Flings turn serious for three bachelors who swore to stay single in support of a heartbroken pal. Now the harder each of them try to cover up their commitments, the more complicated their love lives become. Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, and Imogen Poots star.
- Veronica Mars - The popular television mystery series makes the leap to the big screen in this feature financed by an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. Directed by Rob Thomas (who shares a co-screenwriting credit with Diane Ruggeiro), the film follows Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) as she returns to her hometown of Neptune, CA, to investigate a case during her ten-year high-school reunion.
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