Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Dancing through Time

Participating in Costume balls, historical plays, Renaissance Faires, and other festivities?

Do you have a desire to find out just what is a Quadrille, how to present a "Grand March", how to dance the Mazurka or the Minuet, the intriguing "Nest of Love"?

The library's DVD collection includes the 6 part set
"How to Dance through Time"

Each volume covers a particular time frame: Baroque Social Dance, Renaissance, Ragtime, Victorian, and 19th Century Ball and 19th century couple dances (think Jane Austen).

Programs range from 35 to 50 minutes in length and provide information about costumes, period drawings, and aspects of their social etiquette as well.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Health Choices on DVD

The latest DVD series at the library includes 11 programs that examine the array of choices available in medical therapies and treatments.

Confronting integrated approach follows a young woman of 30 battling progressive breast cancer through treatment at major cancer centers such as Sloan-Kettering, and UCSF. She also has, with support from her doctor, used energy healing, acupuncture and herbs.

Spiritual healing reviews research in spirituality and healing, and includes interviews with
Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, author of The Best Alternative Medicine, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madronna, a psychiatrist of Native American heritage and knowledge, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Naomi Judd who has stuggled with Hepatitis C.

Othe program topics include genetic research, chronic pain, the aging process, herbal medicines, the mind/body connection, and sickle cell anemia.

Each program is approximately 30 minutes long. The series is available at the Bealeton and Warrenton branches.

For more information from the catalog:
Health Choices DVD Series