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DVD's that are due to be released that the Jerseyville PL may or may not be purchasing. To find out more about any of these titles, just click on the title for a description.

Tuesday Aug 4

  • Blast from the Past Image
    A romantic comedy about the fallout of falling in love. At its center are two children of the Nuclear Age -- one a savvy, cynical, modern L.A. woman; the other an innocent, naïve young man coc… More »
    Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Brendan Fraser
  • The Divergent Series: Insurgent Image
    Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find … More »
    Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Theo James
  • Do You Believe? Image
    A dozen different souls-all moving in different directions, all longing for something more. As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross o… More »
    Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Cybill Shepherd, Logan White, Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Ted McGinley
  • Free Willy Image
    Captured at sea and confined in a small tank at an aquatic park, Willy (Keiko the Orca whale) is an unhappy and unpredictable attraction. No one understands Willy - except a scruffy street kid… More »
    Starring: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen
    • R
    Hitman Image
    Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, the Hitman is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His hallmarks are a lethal grace, unwavering precisi… More »
    Starring: Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Olyphant
  • Man on Fire Image
    Denzel Washington stars as a government operative/soldier of fortune who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Fanning) whos… More »
    Starring: Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Denzel Washington
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith Image
    John and Jane Smith are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each of them has a secret: They are legendary assassins working for competing organization… More »
    Starring: Adam Brody, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
  • The Transporter Image
    Dangerous complications ensue when a former U.S. Special Forces soldier-turned expatriate mercenary is hired to kidnap the feisty daughter of a lethal Chinese cook who's smuggling his fellow c… More »
    Starring: Jason Statham, Matt Schulze, Qi Shu
  • Transporter 2 Image
    Jason Statham returns in his signature role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin, aka "The Transporter." Now retired in Miami, Martin makes a living driving for a wealthy family, includ… More »
    Starring: Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta, Jason Statham, Kate Nauta
  • True Story Image
    When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) — who has taken on Finkel’s identity — his investigation morphs into an u… More »
    Starring: Felicity Jones, James Franco, Jonah Hill
    • R
    • Limited
    A young, hipster entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnan… More »
    Starring: Bobby Cannavale, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Caleb and Matthew Paddock, Joel McHale, Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Filmed in one of the most perilous environments on the planet, Antarctic Edge: 70° South brings to us the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region, revealing the hars… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Vian McLean (Sean Bean) is an ex fighter who is filled with resentment. He killed a man with his bare hands and has just spent the last twelve years in prison for the crime. Upon his release f… More »
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Megan Walsh (Hailee Steinfeld) is a teenage special ops agent who yearns for a normal adolescence. After faking her own death she assumes the role of an exchange student and quickly learns tha… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    A young singer struggles with his sexuality and the treatment of others while coming of age in a small Southern Baptist community.
    • R
    • Limited
    Max's (Anton Yelchin) regrets over moving in with his girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene) are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.
    • R
    • Limited
    Welcome to Chocolate City, where the music is hot, the mood is magical, and the exotic male dancers are simply delicious. Women go wild as these toned, talented men make fantasies come true … … More »
    Starring: DeRay Davis, Michael Jai White, Robert Ri'chard, Tyson Beckford, Vivica A. Fox
    • R
    • Limited
    Hongi (James Rolleston) - a Maori chieftain’s teenage son - must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered thro… More »
    Starring: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Raukura Turei, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan
    • R
    • Limited
    Detective Nancy Porter (Elizabeth Banks) is still haunted by her failure to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls. Eight years later, another child goes missing in… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
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    Claire (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire’s parents recruit one of the world’s foremost ex… More »
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence in their native country. Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the he… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    When the teenage daughter of a religious family transforms from A-student into heroin addict, her parents agree to allow a reality TV crew to stage an intervention and tape her recovery. What … More »
  • Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Ryan Brenner (Ben Barnes), a struggling musician, and Jackie Laurel (Katherine Heigl), a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in… More »
    • R
    • Limited
    Madame Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) is an unlikely candidate for landscape architect of the still‐to-be-completed Palace of Versailles. She has little time for the classical, ordered designs… More »
    Starring: Alan Rickman, Helen McCrory, Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Stanley Tucci
    • R
    • Limited
    Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor, engages in a series of extramarital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
  • This 1950 film is an expressionist tour de force -- a grinding tale of fate in which a moment of decency proves the final act. (Film Forum)
    Starring: Gene Tierney, Richard Widmark
    • R
    • Limited
    Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson are barely scraping by. Their father, Warren, continues to gamble and drink away any money they bring home. With all the havoc that is constantly going on i… More »
    • R
    • Limited
    A mother (Helen Hunt) travels cross-country to California to be with her son (Brenton Thwaites) after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
    Starring: Brenton Thwaites, David Zayas, Helen Hunt, Luke Wilson, Robert Knepper
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Dan is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Dan spends much of his time actively involv… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    In 1870s America, a peaceful settler (Mads Mikkelsen) kills his family's murderer unleashing the fury of a notorious gang leader. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the pioneer, a… More »
    Starring: Alexander Arnold, Douglas Henshall, Eric Cantona, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Raymond-James, Mikael Persbrandt
    • R
    • Limited
    With the revered matriarch of the family gone, the James girls must learn to navigate the choppy waters of love, life and sisterhood without her. And when a tragic sisterly secret is revealed,… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    When an apocalyptic event turns everyone around him—including his wife and daughter—into marauding zombies, everyman mechanic Barry arms himself to the teeth, soups up his car, and hits the ro… More »

Tuesday Aug 11

  • Child 44 Image
    Set in 1953 Soviet Russia, secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) loses his status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled fro… More »
    Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy
  • Dead Silence Image
    From the writers and director of "Saw," comes this ghost story set in the sleepy town of Ravens Fair about Mary Shaw, a ventriloquist who went mad. (Universal Pictures)
    Starring: Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Ryan Kwanten
    • PG-13
    Hot Pursuit Image
    A by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
    Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara
  • Unfriended Image
    While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself a year earlier. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts r… More »
    Starring: Courtney Halverson, Heather Sossaman, Jacob Wysocki, Matthew Bohrer, Mickey River, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Shelley Hennig, William Peltz
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    A precocious 12-year-old boy conspires with three senior citizens to rob a bank in order to save himself and his mother from losing their house. [Xlrator Media]
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Josh Fosse is a 20-something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review … More »
  • For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch - and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping.… More »
    Starring: Caroll Spinney, Debra Spinney, Frank Oz, Jim Henson
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    A documentary on the life of comedian Chris Farley.
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    As a Juilliard professor is interviewed by a woman and her husband for her dissertation on the history of dance in 1960's New York, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motive… More »
    Starring: Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard, Patrick Stewart
  • In the ninth century, a group of Vikings set sail for Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the northern part of the island. But a storm smashes the ship to pieces on the rocks of… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    In North American folklore the stork delivers babies, but in Russian folklore, babies are born in the cabbage patch. Jon (Rob Ramsay) has lived a sad life as an oppressed worker at a factory w… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Police Captain Zhong Wen (Jackie Chan) knows all about sacrifice. He’s always been too busy chasing bad guys to be a father to his daughter Miao (Jing Tian). Tonight, he’s seeing her for the f… More »
    Starring: Jackie Chan, Tao Yin, Tian Jing, Ye Liu
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    When Ruth ruins a baby shower with her drunken, juvenile antics, her old high school cronies, who are all mothers now, promptly de-friend her. But when she is later mistakenly thought to be "w… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Soaked in Bleach reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing… More »
    • NC-17
    • Limited
    Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent international banker (Gérard Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during… More »

Tuesday Aug 18

    • PG-13
    Little Boy Image
    A seven-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his father back from World War II.
    Starring: Ben Chaplin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, David Henrie, Eduardo Verástegui, Emily Watson, Jakob Salvati, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Tom Wilkinson
    • R
    • Limited
    A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Bérénice Marlohe). The catc… More »
    Starring: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Lambert Wilson, Olivia Thirlby
    • Unrated
    • Limited
    Two brothers maneuver through the criminal underworld of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption. Their string of success screeches to a halt when a high stakes job goes horribly … More »
  • After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds… More »
    Starring: Alan Ford, Bianca Cruzeiro, David Shackleton, David Wiberg, Iwar Wiklander, Jens Hultén, Mia Skäringer, Robert Gustafsson, Sven Lönn
    • Unrated
    • Limited
    John and Alexa Taylor appear to have the perfect life – they’re the envy of all the parents in town. Their son Beau is the high school football star and their daughter Rayvn is a straight-A st… More »
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    A neophyte "hacker" becomes the target of the FBI after he unknowingly taps into a high-tech embezzling scheme which could cause a horrific environmental disaster in this suspenseful drama. (MGM)
    Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller
    • R
    • Limited
    Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. Th… More »
    Starring: Chris Stamp, Kit Lambert, Pete Townsend, Roger Daltrey
    • R
    • Limited
    In the elite realm of Oxford University, no society is more exclusive than The Riot Club, the ultra-selective fraternity for Britain's most privileged sons. When he's recruited to join, down-t… More »
    Starring: Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Jessica Brown Findlay, Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Tom Hollander
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Join all seven dwarfs for an adventure as big as they are small! It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including … More »
    • R
    • Limited
    When Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker’s (Joseph Fiennes) two teenage children suddenly vanish in a dust storm, the couple's relationship is pushed to the brink as they confront the… More »
    • R
    • Limited
    When his wife is killed by a criminal that he put away, Mason (Dean Cain), a hard-nosed detective, deliberately gets arrested in order to get revenge. While inside, Mason discovers a new crimi… More »

Tuesday Aug 25

  • Air America Image
    After losing his job as a helicopter traffic pilot, Billy (Downey Jr.) finds himself shuttling not only people but drugs on Air America - the CIA's airline in Laos during the Vietnam War.
    Starring: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr.
    • PG-13
    Aloha Image
    A celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel M… More »
    Starring: Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, John Krasinski, Rachel McAdams
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Sonny "Sundown" Garcia is the top North American narcotics distributor for the Colombian cartels. He has created the most efficient and productive distribution pipeline since the era of the Co… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Kate’s (Portia Doubleday) dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can’t get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who marke… More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    Bobbie (Kim Shaw) and Jude (David Dastmalchian) are a young couple living in their broken-down car parked alongside Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Their days are a continuous ritual of theft and … More »
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and… More »
    • Limited
    A rebellious preteen (Garrett Wareing) with a remarkable gift is challenged by a demanding vocal teacher (Dustin Hoffman) at one of the most prestigious music academies in the country as they … More »
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from some… More »
    Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald
    • R
    • Limited
    The rise and fall of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison (Kilmer) in the 1960s.
    Starring: Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Iris pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York f… More »
    • R
    • Limited
    The life of a traumatized Vietnam vet. begins to unravel as the line between reality and nightmarish visions becomes blurred.
    Starring: Tim Robbins
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Surviving a legacy of childhood abuse, which lands her in the art deco brothels of the time, Toni Jo briefly discovers love and happiness when she marries the dashing boxer Cowboy Henry (Jason… More »
    • R
    • Limited
    Just when John Rambo thinks he can finally rest, he finds himself on one last mission to Soviet occupied Afghanistan to save his friend Clononel Trautman.
    Starring: Sylvester Stallone
    • Not Rated
    • Limited
    In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corr… More »
    • R
    • Limited
    Detective Nick Cassidy (Dolph Lundgren) heads to Bangkok to hunt down Viktor Dragovic (Ron Perlman) and destroy his human trafficking network; Nick killed Dragovic's son in a shootout during a… More »
    Starring: Celina Jade, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Jai White, Peter Weller, Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandr… More »
    Starring: Alain Eloy, Batiste Sornin, Catherine Salée, Fabrizio Rongione, Lara Persain, Marion Cotillard, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry
    • PG-13
    • Limited
    Calvin Campbell (Kristoffer Polaha) is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big le… More »
    Starring: David DeSanctis, Kristoffer Polaha
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Location:

105 North Liberty Street
Jerseyville, IL  62052


Phone:  618.498.9514
Fax:  618.498.3036
email:  jpl@jerseyvillelibrary.org

Hours:
Monday -Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For a list of holiday closings, click here.

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Summer Reading Club!

Read to the Rhythm Mercer Mayer

Summer Reading Program
for Infants - Grade 6.
Registration starts June 1, 2015!
Activities include:  Arts & Crafts,
musical games day, sing along
movie day, and learning dance
moves w/ Briley Blade.
Entertainment includes:  Live
animals, hula hoop show, Laughing
Matters, and much more!

Club runs from June 15- July 31

Call 618.498.9514 for more information.

Also available this summer:
Backdoor reading adventure 2015

 

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