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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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVd Movie Thank 2006

Safran, Joshua.

Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAFRAN, JOSHUA SAF

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.461 SAF

Luxenberg, Steve.

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Traces the author's surprise discovery that his late mother had a sister who was sent away under mysterious circumstances and never mentioned by the family again, his efforts to research his long-lost aunt's story and whereabouts, and his struggles to understand the secrecy of her existence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2009

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2 available in Adult, Call number: 306.875 LUX

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.875 LUX

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.875 LUX

Isaacson, Rupert.

Summary: Describes the author's attempts to help his autistic son, Rowan, by taking the family to a remote area of Mongolia in order to consult shamans and allow Rowan to interact with horses and other animals in a quiet, accepting environment.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ISAACSON, RUPERT ISA

Summary: Follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for him. When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin sought the best possible medical care, but traditional therapies had little effect. They discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2010

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

Summary: In this documentary, Che Smith (a.k.a. Rhymefest, the Grammy-winning rapper) reunites with his father, an alcoholic living on the streets of Chicago, and struggles to deliver him to safety and an existence that is productive and meaningful, in essence, taking responsibility for the man who had abandoned him as a young child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Walsh, Barbara (Barbara Ann)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TwoDot 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 971.807 WALSH, BARBARA WAL

Summary: Marty is a devoted mom, who last saw her son, Henry, three years ago when she was unhealthy, coarse, and overweight. When Henry returns home from his latest secret operation, he brings his fiancée to meet his mom. Marty's still coarse, but has become a babe with a healthy libido. Henry is horrified, but his girlfriend, Emily, is entranced. When Marty begins dating the sultry Tommy, Henry gets...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: A charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco struggles with the twin demands of being successful at his job and acting as a good role model for his son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THA

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

Calcaterra, Regina

Summary: A tenacious lawyer, state official, and activist recounts her childhood in foster homes and on the streets with her four siblings, revealing a life of horrible abuse in the shadows between Manhattan and the Hamptons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CALCATERRA, REGINA CAL

Steel, Danielle

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC STE

Brazelton, T. Berry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.1 BRA

Summary: Larry Daley is a divorced father who can't seem to keep a job for more than a week. As a last resort, Larry applies for a job as a night shift security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be an adventure when he finds that an ancient curse causes the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life at night.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE NIG

Summary: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2017

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FEN RATED PG13

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

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Movie Fences 2017

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.734 ADO

Kane, Robert L.

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?.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vanderbilt University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.61 KAN

Logelin, Matthew.

Summary: Matt and Liz Logelin had the perfect life: high school sweethearts who were happily married with a new home in Los Angeles and a baby on the way. But just a day after their daughter was born, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died. Grief-stricken, Matt attempted to cope with the new responsibilities of a single father. In need of support, Matt returned to a blog he and his wife started...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2011

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Logelin, Matthew.

Summary: Matt Logelin writes a courageous and searingly honest memoir about the first year of his life following the birth of his daughter and the death of his wife.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 155.937 LOGELIN, MATTHEW LOG

Summary: Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2016

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: DVD DOC MAS

Logelin, Matthew.

Summary: "Matt Logelin writes a courageous and searingly honest memoir about the first year of his life following the birth of his daughter and the death of his wife"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOGELIN, MATTHEW LOG

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumption...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

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Rybczynski, Witold.

Summary: Traces the creation of a Pennsylvania residential subdivision from its planning stage to the residence of its first owners, in an account that offers insight into the long process of development and how it is related to sprawl and ex-urban growth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.76 RYB