Spotlight On: Nonfiction DVDs

Nonfiction DVDs: We have a selection of nonfiction DVDs in our DVD area. They are arranged by Dewey Decimal Number and they start at the end of the fiction DVDs, after the letter Z. The nonfiction DVDs range from topics including exercise, history, sports, religion, music, travel, and so much more.

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was asked to deliver his “Last Lecture” — part of a series designed to examine the final lessons a speaker would impart when facing his or her own mortality. For Pausch, who had recently received a terminal cancer diagnosis, the topic was anything but hypothetical. (DVD 128.4 LAS)

Faith of Our Fathers: In Search of the English Martyrs

Follow Fr. Marcus Holden and Fr. Nicholas Schofield on a journey to discover more about these heroic figures, their times, and their significance for Catholics today. From the lives of well-known saints Thomas More, Edmund Campion and Margaret Clitherow, to Roger Wrenno, Francis Bell and other Catholic heroes, Faith of Our Fathers brings the inspiring story of the English Martyrs to life for a contemporary audience. It is a message of great faith and profound courage. (DVD 270 FAI)

Mommy Dead and Dearest

​Firsthand look at the headline-grabbing, true-crime story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose, exploring one of psychology’s most controversial conditions: Munchausen by proxy syndrome. (DVD 364.152 MOM)


Bill Nye: Science Guy

Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access – as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy – this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. (DVD 501 NYE)

Yoga for Wimps

Annika Carlson, an ACE- and AFAA-certified yoga instructor and trainer guides you through a series of yoga poses that are physically challenging, yet can be done by the average wimp! These poses, practiced with energy and enthusiasm, will produce amazing results. It’s a fitness routine that everyone can do, regardless of age, fitness level, and flexibility (or lack thereof)! (DVD 613.7046 YOG)

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones, directed by Allen Hughes, chronicles the unlikely partnership between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. This revealing, compelling and often gritty story takes place in recording studios, humble homes and massive mansions, in criminal courts and in the highest corridors of corporate power. Featuring interviews with those who worked closely with Jimmy and Dr. Dre, including Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Snoop Dogg and Bruce Springsteen. The docu-series showcases how the two men rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s and eventually launched their billion-dollar headphone and speaker business, Beats by Dre. (DVD 781.64 DEF)

Monkey Business

A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books. (DVD 813.52 MON)


Visions of Italy

VISIONS is a visual itinerary, an emotional visit to your family’s homeland, a souvenir of the trip of a lifetime, or the virtual realization of your fantasy vacation — whatever the inspiration, one thing’s certain — you won’t see these locations like this any other way. (DVD 914.5 VIS)


Hamilton: Building America

This documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation’s forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton. Exploring the iconic American political and financial institutions he helped to create – from the U.S. Mint and Wall Street to the two-party political system –
we’ll examine Hamilton’s enormous influence that still resonates today. Ron Chernow, whose biography of Alexander Hamilton served as the basis for the hit Broadway play, along with other notable names including Tom Brokaw and Maria Bartiromo, contribute to an all-encompassing look at one of our nation’s most accomplished leaders. (DVD 973.4 HAM)

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” ~Paul Sweeney

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