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Summary: Social climber Alice tries to push her clodhopper family to the background and assumes airs to win the love of an amiable, wealthy young man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE ALI

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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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 Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Pursuit 2007

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

Summary: A modern day version of the Dickens' classic finds an aspiring artist (Hawke) reunited with his love (Paltrow). When she agrees to model for him, his dearest hopes may be realized, along with his darkest fears.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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

Summary: Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

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

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: When it comes to snobbery, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced 'bouquet') is in a class of her own. Desperate to impress the neighbors and elbow her way into the local aristocracy, every moment of Hyacinth's day is spent going to manic lengths in her quest for perfection.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. 2013

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV KEE

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Summary: A former heavyweight boxing champion comes out of retirement to fight a 10 round exhibition bout against an opponent who is thirty years younger than he is.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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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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Hartmann, Thom

Summary: "One of our most influential progressive voices tells the story of the hollowing of the American middle class and lays out the choices that we must make now to ensure that the dream of prosperity can live on for generations."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.973 HAR

Summary: "A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: Videodisc releases of eight comedies originally produced by Universal Pictures, 1940-1942.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2003

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White, Mel

Summary: From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.3 WHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.3 WHI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 WHI

Summary: Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie "happening" in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS HAI

Laskas, Jeanne Marie

Summary: "Character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day--and yet we barely think of them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.5 LAS

Summary: Ray, an aging alcoholic, forms an unlikely friendship with a troubled teenager. As they grow more dependent on each other, Ray asks the teen to go to his 40th high school reunion and pose as his son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2007

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

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "What has happened to the Land of Opportunity? The promise of the American Dream is that anyone, regardless of his or her origins, can have a fair start in life. If we work hard, we can get a good education and achieve success. But over the last several decades a disturbing 'opportunity gap' has unexpectedly emerged between kids from 'have' and 'have-not' backgrounds. The central tenet of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 PUT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 PUT

Summary: Selma, a factory worker in rural America and single mother, is losing her eyesight from a hereditary disease. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation. In the evenings, Selma escapes by rehearsing for a production of The sound of music with her best friend. When a neighbor betrays her trust, Selma's life spirals out of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Video 2001

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

Summary: Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, join forces to solve cases the FBI has labeled X-files. Both are determined to uncover the hidden truths--one searching for otherwordly answers, the other for more earthbound scientific explanations. Together they will make discoveries neither could have ever imagined.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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Derks, Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2000

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

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 Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD PAW

Derks, Scott.

Contents: v. 1. The working class -- v. 2. The middle class -- v. 3. The upper class -- v. 4. Their children -- v. 5. Americans at war -- v. 6. Women at work -- v. 7. Social Movements -- v. 9. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War -- v. 10. Sports & recreation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Pub. 2000

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3 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Summary: Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie I 2018

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 Non-fiction, 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