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Seligman, Craig

Summary: "In the 1970s, queer people were openly despised and drag queens scared the public; this was also the era when Doris Fish (born Philip Mills in 1952 in Australia) rose to drag queen stardom. He was a leader of the generation that prepared the world not just for drag queens on TV but for a society that is more tolerant and accepting of LGBTQ+ people. How did we get from there to here? Craig...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FISH, DORIS SEL

Summary: Judy's been described as many things: a free spirit, a daydreamer, a boy-crazy hot mess. But this is going to be the summer it all comes together for this ambitious, 30-something drag queen/cater-waiter and his best friend, Chrissy. That is, until Chrissy's priorities suddenly shift, forcing a disillusioned Judy to examine his life and priorities as a queer artist, and rediscover himself in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY CHR

Satrapi, Marjane

Summary: "Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SATRAPI, MARJANE SAT

Summary: This is a dual narrative of Israeli and Palestinian history, where readers can track each against the other, noting both where they differ as well as where they correspond. This format reveals surprising juxtapositions and allows readers to consider and process the very different viewpoints and logic of each side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2012

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Lowe, Lindsey

Summary: "The area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers was home to ancient Mesopotamia—the “cradle of civilization.” It was the birthplace of a number of innovations in areas such as transportation, irrigation, and the construction of cities. Readers take a deep dive into the ways residents of ancient Mesopotamia used what we now call STEM concepts in their everyday life. This cross-curricular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cavendish Square Publishing LLC 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609.35 LOW

Summary: Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule. Centers on the extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence and set an entire nation free.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: This videodisc presents the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). In addition to his famous female consorts and 20+ year marriage to Catherine of Aragon and to the infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves in to Henry's most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TUD

Hall, Jake

Summary: "The history of drag has been formed by many intersections: fashion, theatre, sexuality and politics--all coming together to create the show stopping entertainment millions witness today. In this extensive work, Jake Hall delves deep into the ancient beginnings of drag, to present day and beyond. Vibrant illustrations enhance the rich history from Kabuki theatre to Shakespearean, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nobrow Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.45 HAL

Summary: 17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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

Bigelow, Lisa Jenn

Summary: Find the confidence to rock out to your own beat in this big-hearted middle grade novel. Not to be missed by fans of Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever ! Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. It's the only time she doesn't feel like a mouse. Now she and Olivia are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BIG

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BIG

Summary: Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS ACR

Summary: Beginning with the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, this program provides a detailed look inside that most distinctly American of film traditions, the musical comedy. Interviews with dancer Cyd Charisse, famous for her starring roles in MGM musicals, and Hermes Pan, renowned choreographer and collaborator with Fred Astaire, help to illuminate the advent and evolution of the genre. Excerpts...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Blackaby, Susan

Summary: "Meet Leo--a creative, shy, young boy in search of a special talent that he can share with the world. Curious and persistent, Leo tries all kinds of activities. Then, with the unknowing help of his sister, he discovers music. Leo may seem quiet, but the piano gives him a big voice, helps his confidence soar, and propels him to embrace the treasure inside him and share it with the world....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Loyala Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BLA

Fitzgerald, Tom (Thomas)

Summary: "A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the popular pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.45 FIT

Summary: Documentary providing an intimate portrait of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. The principal focus is Dr. Riyadh, an Iraqi medical doctor, father of six, and Sunni political candidate who is an outspoken critic of the occupation but passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq. As his waiting room is filled daily with patients suffering the physical and mental effects of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MY

Summary: Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion. Henry then marries Anne of Cleves, a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TUD

Summary: Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain's invading army. She and her shrewd advisor must act to safeguard the lives of her people. When the dashing seafarer, Walter Raleigh, captures her heart, Elizabeth is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. A tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies and secure her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Elizabeth 2008

LeZotte, Ann Clare

Summary: "As a young teacher on Martha's Vineyard, Mary Lambert feels restless and adrift. So when a league of missionaries invite her to travel abroad, she knows it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Paris is home to a pioneering deaf school where she could meet its visionary instructors Jean Massieu and Laurent Clerc--and even bring back their methods to help advance formal deaf education in America!...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LEZ

Summary: The world's greatest drummers reflect on the art of drumming and how it has shaped their lives. Features interviews with Ringo Starr from The Beatles, Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters, Stewart Copeland from The Police, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann from Grateful Dead, Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Adler, Laure.

Summary: A selection of sixty powerfully seductive women, from Biblical times to the present day, featuring mythical and real heroines. The most memorable stories throughout history feature a powerful, seductive woman who has an irresistible hold over the man in her life. The alluring Cleopatra, like Helen of Troy, inspired lovers to the battlefield in a brave display of loyalty. Eve and Pandora...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flammarion 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 704 ADL

Dershowitz, Alan M.

Summary: One of America's leading attorneys offers an impassioned defense of the state of Israel, arguing that, although the country is not perfect, it remains the only outpost of democracy in the Middle East, answering critics who accuse Israel of being an imperialist power and documenting the facts about the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 DER

Summary: "Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao helps Ying Zheng concoct an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EMP

Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

Kessler, Oren

Summary: Spring 1936. The Holy Land erupted in a rebellion that targeted both the local Jewish community and the British Mandate authorities that for two decades had midwifed the Zionist project. The Great Arab Revolt would last three years, cost thousands of lives, and cast the trajectory for the Middle East conflict ever since. The revolt to end Zionism had instead crushed the Arabs themselves,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wld Kessler

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