Summary: Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working-class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited every other weekend. From scheming and gambling with her force-of-nature grandmother, to brawling with...
Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CLA
Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...
Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 WEI
Summary: Damien is afraid of the dark. That's no big deal except for the fact that his dad happens to be the bogeyman, and worse, he expects Damien to grow up and follow in his footsteps, scaring human children on Halloween night. Can Damien convince his dad that he'd rather make candy than scare children?
Publisher / Publication Date: Spellbound, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE TAD
Summary: Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Facism.
Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 770 ARO
Summary: "The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana,...
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 THO
Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR
Summary: In 1683, at about the age of 15, Thomas Camby left Thorne in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England for America eventually settling in Abington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Jarvis and had nine children. When Sarah died he married Mary Oliver and had eight more children. Upon Mary's death, Thomas married Jane Preston. Descendants lived in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
Publisher / Publication Date: Riverside Press 1945
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Genealogy, Call number: REF GEN 929.2 CANBY Canby
Summary: Designed to give users comprehensive conversational language and grammar skills. The basic course (10 lessons) focuses on polite greetings and small talk and is perfect for patrons who are planning a short trip to a foreign country, or for those who want to get a taste of a foreign language and culture. The complete course (100 lessons) is designed for patrons who already know the basics of a...
Publisher / Publication Date: Mango Languages 2009
Summary: In A Brotherhood of Spies, award-winning journalist Monte Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War and carved a new mission for the CIA. This secret fraternity, made up of Edwin Land, best known as the inventor of instant photography and the head of Polaroid Corporation; Kelly Johnson, a hard-charging taskmaster from Lockheed;...
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.127 REE
Summary: Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 WESTOVER, TARA WES
Summary: The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 MAC
Summary: Biography of Clara Bryant Ford, including recipes from cookbooks found in her kitchen. Includes a chronology of the Ford Motor Company, from its founding in 1903 through 1964.
Publisher / Publication Date: Ford Books 2001
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORD, CLARA BRYAN
Contents: Preface -- pt. 1. The Sea -- book 1: Dragons (Taipei, Taiwan, 1961-1962) -- The Wall -- The Chicken Village -- Whispers -- Night Soil -- book 2: Gum (Bethesda, Maryland, 1962-1964) -- Cross my Heart -- Jap -- The Tomb -- American -- book 3: Rainlight (The Hague, The Netherlands, 1964-1968) -- Klompen -- Dutchies -- My Father's Bath -- The Pistol -- Nicole -- Home -- pt. 2. The Shore -- book 4:...
Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books 2011
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TABER, SARA MANSFIELD TAB
Contents: Background -- The stroke -- Rehabilitation -- Assisted living -- The dementia unit -- Nursing home -- Doctors, other medical personnel, and hospitals -- Informal care -- The roads not taken -- End of life -- What kind of long-term care do we want? -- What can we do about it?.
Publisher / Publication Date: Vanderbilt University Press 2005
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.61 KAN
Summary: "Compiled by Hugo Mendez, co-founder of the globe-trotting Sofrito record label, and Emile Omar, DJ at Paris' Radio Nova, Disques Debs collects works from the Guadeloupe label's first decade-plus of existence starting in the late '50s. The styles range from early biguine and bolero to zouk and reggae, and the artists include big band orchestras, local fixtures, touring bands and younger cats...
Format: sound recording-musical
Publisher / Publication Date: Strut 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN DIS
Summary: Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 MIT
Summary: Learn all about artists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for creators-in-training!
Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2019
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Summary: The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2017
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE VIC
Summary: A brother of an autistic child profiled in the trilogy that began with A Boy Called Noah describes the challenges he faced growing up in his brother's shadow, in an account that interweaves the social history of autism and its related research with the author's sideline experiences in childhood and adulthood.
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GREENFELD, KARL TAROGRE
Summary: "Planck's Law, an equation used by physicists to determine the radiation leaking from any object in the universe, was described by Albert Einstein as 'the basis of all twentieth-century physics.' Max Planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work laid the foundation for our modern understanding of matter and energetic processes. But Planck's story is not well known,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015