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Happy New Year from biblio+! This month we’re featuring movies and series to help keep your New Year’s resolutions on track, from working on a new diet to embracing mindfulness and finding a few minutes in your hectic day for a quick yoga flow.

We also have some exciting New Releases and Recent Discoveries, including the second season of the fan-favorite series The Librarians and more from our content partners at BBC, like The Office, Top of the Lake, Dickensian, The Musketeers, and the hit childrens series Hey Duggee.

It’s also a great time to commit to Lifelong Learning, so enjoy our engaging selection of self-development documentaries from LIT Videobooks and more on biblio+ to help you celebrate New Year, New You!

January’s featured titles on biblio+:*

NEW RELEASES

Dickensian: New to biblio+ from the BBC
Set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens’ critically acclaimed novels, Dickensian brings together some of literature’s most iconic characters, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street. With a wealth of back stories sourced from the novels, Dickensian delivers fast-paced storylines with surprising twists and turns.

The Librarians, season 2
Under the Metropolitan Library lies a group dedicated to protecting the world from a secret, magical reality.

The Real Taylor Swift: Wild Dreams
Music was Taylor’s mission. Nine albums and five concert tours have been rewarded with 11 Grammy Awards. 12 Country Music, 11 MTV and 25 Billboard Awards. Swift plays four musical instruments including piano, banjo, guitar and ukulele. Seven #1 hit singles like “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, “Bad Blood” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” reveal secrets from the past. Be it pop, country or rock, the music traces a life story filled with love and loss, all Taylor-made.

LIFELONG LEARNING

Master Mentors: A LIT Videobooks Exclusive
Scott Jeffrey Miller’s Master Mentors features thought-provoking ideas to challenge your current mindset and beliefs.

NEW TO BIBLIO+ FROM BBC

The Office
Ricky Gervais co-writes, directs and stars in the original British version of The Office that became a worldwide comedy phenomenon. David Brent is basically a chilled out entertainer, who also happens to be a nearly useless manager at a paper merchants in the heart of England. Brent blunders and bluffs his way through situations that will be painfully familiar to anyone who has ever worked in an office. But with the threat of redundancy hanging over his staff, will David save himself and sell his team down the river?

Top of the Lake
Detective Robin Griffin has returned to Sydney, and is working with a new team, uncovering the sordid details of a complicated new murder, which turns out to have personal connections she had never expected. As she works to discover the truth in this case, she uncovers a web of secrets that proves even those she is closest to have been lying.

The Musketeers
On the streets of 17th century Paris, law and order is more a fledgling idea than reality, and the Musketeers, Athos, Aramis and Porthos, are far more than merely royal bodyguards for King Louis XIII; they are inseparable, loyal unto death and committed to upholding justice. After Henry IV’s assassination his son, Louis, is King and Cardinal Richelieu is Chief Minister. However the growth of the Cardinal’s Red Guards sees the Musketeers marginalised and discredited. With the streets of Paris ruled by an iron fist, the future of the Musketeers begin to fight for justice in a dangerous world.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

The Mindfulness Movement
The Mindfulness Movement profiles the growing number of people who believe mindfulness – a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way – is the key to creating a healthier, happier world. Featuring Deepak Chopra, Jewel, Dan Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, George Mumford, Bill George and more.

Yoga for Busy Moms
Yoga is the perfect way to improve your overall health, distress, gain a better ability to focus and find a fitness routine that you truly enjoy. Designed for both the beginner and experienced practitioner each lesson is intended to give busy moms a chance to slow down and focus on a mind-body connection that they may otherwise neglect with the demands of day to day life. Each lesson is designed with a different emphasis, ranging from relaxation to upper and lower body focus. You’ll learn that with just 30 minutes at home, you can find time to listen to your body and give it the muscle stretch, quiet time and full workout it needs.

Diet Fiction
This film exposes the most popular diets on the planet as well as several misconceptions about weight loss and nutrition. It follows the audacious filmmaker Michal Siewierski in his treacherous journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting as he uncovers shocking facts and confronts common misconceptions, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades. Showing the often-devastating effects that obesity has on people’s lives and exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that could potentially lead to long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.

RECENT DISCOVERIES

Age of Uprising
An arresting medieval epic starring Mads Mikkelsen, Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas explores the high cost of vengeance. With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice.

Wild Nights with Emily
This dramatic comedy – through special arrangement with Harvard University Press – features on-screen the poems and letters of the poet Emily Dickinson (played by comedy legend Molly Shannon); the film examines Dickinson’s writing process, her unsuccessful attempts to be published in her lifetime, and her lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler).

Between Me and My Mind
Driven by a constant need to create, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio takes on new projects, including some of his most personal music to date as well as Phish’s ambitious New Year’s Eve show at Madison Square Garden.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Hey Duggee: New to biblio+ from the BBC
Duggee is a big dog and he’s the leader of an after school club, called the Squirrels.

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