New Movies

There have not been any new movies in the last 2 to 3 months. I am very disappointed in this.


Dear CM,

I’m sorry if you have not found new titles that look interesting to you. I can assure you that between 70 and 130 movies are ordered for the library each month, including feature, documentary, Children’s, blu-ray and nonfiction titles. Please feel free to make recommendations for purchases at the AV desk. OR, on the library’s website, under Common Tasks, there is a link to Suggest a book or other item for the library to purchase.

Perhaps the very best titles were checked out when you visited. There’s a sign posted on the AV Desk each month listing all the new movie acquisitions and this list can be emailed to if you like! On the library website, on the left side, there’s a link to Subscribe to Library News. Simply enter an email address and then choose which lists or newsletters you’d be interested in receiving. Then you’ll be sure to know about all the latest movies the library has to offer, even if they’re checked out.

Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director/AV Librarian


Teaching Company

Keep buying more Teaching Company courses. They are fabulous!


Will do! Feel free to make any purchase requests for specific Teaching Company titles or subjects with the AV staff.

Keep Learning!

Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director/AV Librarian


NEW DVD list

It would be nice to have a listing online of newly purchased DVDs like you have on the AV desk.

Thanks for asking! You actually can see a list, 2 different ways, from the Waltham Public Library website:

Under Common Tasks, click Book Lists and then New Books. Down near the bottom of this list you should find a group of items with the prefix [RENTAL] and those will be all the new movies with links to the Minuteman Catalog for placing requests.


From the library’s home page, down on the left-hand side, click Subscribe to Library News. Enter an email address and then choose which lists or announcements you would like to receive: film list, for example. Just once each month you would receive an email with the exact same list as is on the AV desk. No email addresses are ever given away or used for purposes other than the subscription you choose.

Happy Viewing!
Best Regards,
Deb Fasulo
Assistant Library Director/AV Librarian

DVD Suggestion


Could the AV Department purchase the Battlestar Galactica TV DVD series (starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell & Jamie Bamber)?

Thank you for your consideration.

We are always glad to receive suggestions for items to purchase. I have passed your request on to Deb Fasulo, our Audio Visual Librarian.

Kate Tranquada
Acting Director