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Summary: This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2000

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY SEA

Summary: Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PUR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD P

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Summary: In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. It chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE PAW

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD PAW

Summary: Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life and some modern-day performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LET

Torsiello, David P.

Summary: "Kobe Bryant is the star player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has gained much fame over the years for his sensational play and the championships he has won. He hopes to continue winning many more in the future"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BRYANT

Summary: "Glenn Close ... commands the courtroom and the screen as win-at-all-costs attourney Patty Hewes, staking out her turf against an ambitious ex-protégée Ellen Parsons ... The former legal allies battle each other in high stakes cases involving ruthless billionaires, government conspiracies, economic crises, multinational corporations and military scandals"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

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Sixsmith, Martin

Summary: Fifty years after giving her son up for adoption, Irishwoman Philomena Lee decides to find him, while, on the other side of the Atlantic, her son, a lawyer in the first Bush administration, struggles to find his mother.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LEE, PHILOMENA SIX

Ryan, April

Summary: In The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan gives readers a compelling and personal behind-the-scenes look at race relations in contemporary America from the epicenter of American power and policy making--the White House, her beat since 1997. On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her "Fabric of America" news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 RYA

Bildner, Phil

Summary: Traces the friendship and rivalry of tennis stars Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 BIL

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WHE RATED R

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CAT

Sixsmith, Martin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEE, PHILOMENA SIX

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Lee 2013

Jarrett, Valerie

Summary: The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her experiences as an Iran-born African-American woman as well as a family member, lawyer, public servant and government leader at a dynamic period in American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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Obama, Michelle

27 holds on 4 copies

Summary: An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

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Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Mundy, Liza

Summary: Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait of the most dynamic couple in politics today: Michelle, the highly organized, sometimes intimidating, list-making pragmatist; and Barack, the introspective political charmer who shoots for the stars. Michelle's story carries all the achievements and lingering pain of the post-civil rights era. She grew up on the south...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE Mun

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: B Obama Mun

Colbert, David.

Summary: In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Obama Col

Mundy, Liza

Summary: She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"? Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints an intimate portrait, taking us inside the marriage of the most dynamic couple in politics today. Drawing on interviews with more than one hundred people, including one with Michelle, Mundy captures the complexity of this remarkable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 OBA

Brill, Marlene Targ.

Summary: A biography of Michelle Obama, the first African American First Lady of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Obama, Barack.

Summary: Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 OBAMA, BARACK OBA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Obama

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.04 OBA

Waitzkin, Fred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FISCHER, BOBBY WAI

Felix, Antonia

Summary: A photographic journey of Michelle Obama, one of the most beloved First Ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2017

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 OBAMA, MICHELLE FEL

McCully, Emily Arnold.

Summary: "A picture book biography about Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major league exhibition game and the first person to play on both the New England and American leagues' all-star teams"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MUR