Now the Library has a new service that will extend my Sunday cooking show viewing. MyLibraryDV is a free program, through the Library, that allows users to download and view a host of television programs and classic and independent films. Included among the TV programs are America's Test Kitchen, Michael Chiarello's Napa, and Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. If you're into travel shows, your options are even greater with tons of episodes of Globe Trekker and Rick Steves' Europe.
To download the shows and movies, you need a New York Public Library account, and a computer that will run Windows Media Player. One essentially "checks out" up to ten programs at a time for one week. After the week the programs will disappear from your computer. The site's FAQ has more information.