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Summary: In 2020 the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated its 150th anniversary. This three-part program looks at the uncertainty the Met faced at this time as it faced an indefinite closure due to COVID-19 and calls for social justice following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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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

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Steel, Danielle

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

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

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

France, David

Summary: "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1969 FRA

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Summary: A gambler on the run meets and marries a librarian after she wins a coin toss.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE NO

Summary: On the Bowery: A documentary film of men living on the Bowery. Depicts life inside the bars and on the sidewalks, the alcoholism and unemployment and life on the streets. Good times, wonderful times: This antiwar film predated Viet Nam, but had great impact in the sixties. The film cuts between documentary war footage and extemporized conversations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2012

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

Summary: Nora Wilder is a thirty-something Manhattanite plugging away at her job, but her quest for love consistently results in falling flat on her face. After a series of disastrous first dates, she meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman with an unabashed passion for living. Inevitably, Nora discovers she must look inward before finding a new outlook on life and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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

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

Summary: Season 4 of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series The Mind of a Chef takes you into the mind of Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, best-selling author of "Blood, bones, and butter", as she runs her restaurant, explores her roots in Pennsylvania, and ventures to Rome and Milan, all the while retracing the inspiration for her culinary career ad exploring what it truly means to cook, think, create,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 GAB

Summary: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAX

Messner, Kate

Summary: Ranger the time-traveling Golden retriever was trained for search-and-rescue and even though he did not pass the tests he has used his training on his many trips to help people caught up in disasters; now he has arrived at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001 just as the first plane hits, and he must rescue fifth-graders Risha and Max who are trapped in the wreckage,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2020

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MES

Harpaz, Beth J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 HAR

Plaskin, Glenn.

Summary: "The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 PLA

Fowler, Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Penguin 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOWLER, RUTH FOW

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 KOH

Taibbi, Matt

Summary: A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police--from the bestselling author of The Divide

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 TAI

Yandolino, Frank.

Summary: "Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969. This memoir is an account of his life as a hippie, art director, entrepreneur, manager, and screenwriter (as well as various other hats he wore in the creative industry.)"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 YAN

Lithgow, John

Summary: Actor John Lithgow performs two short stories, and explains the special significance each story holds in his life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 LITHGOW, JOHN LIT

Summary: Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GRE RATED PG

Summary: FBI agent Jack Malone and his dedicated team of The Missing Persons Unit are on the case. These investigators track down missing persons by using advanced profiling techniques. Victims include a self-help guru, a soldier home from war, a college coach, a billionaire's family and children on a hijacked school bus.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIT

Summary: Sampson is a lion on display at a zoo in New York City's Central Park, and he holds court over all the other animals, including Nigel, a testy koala bear; Larry, a dumb but well-meaning snake; Kazar, a wildebeest with a passion for choreography; Bridget, a bright but cynical giraffe; and Benny, a squirrel who is good friends with Sampson and is trying to romance Bridget without much success....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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

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

Bermudez, Alyssa

Summary: "In Big Apple Diaries, a heartfelt diary-style graphic memoir by Alyssa Bermudez, a young New Yorker doodles her way through middle school--until the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack leaves her wondering if she can ever be a kid again. It's the year 2000 in New York City. For 12-year old Alyssa, this means splitting time between her Puerto Rican dad's apartment in Manhattan and her white...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2021

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Mullen, Jim (Jim R.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 817.54 MUL

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