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Summary: The story centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern-day São Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

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

1 hold on 8 copies

Summary: As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts. Robert, Mary, and Branson must navigate these shifting sands together to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD DOW NOT RATED

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DOW

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Downton 2015

Summary: Like fish bait cast into a pool of sharks, idealistic Dorfmann arrives in Brussels with visions of a united Europe to serve an ambitious British Director of the European Economic Community, Michael Spearpoint. Planning to get rich exploiting the newly-liberated nations of Eastern Europe, wily bureaucrats and entrepreneurs compete to misuse the naïve Dorfmann, dubbed "Prince Stupid," for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BFS Video 2007

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Summary: 1922. Six months after Matthew's tragic death, his loss is still felt throughout Downton Abbey. Mary struggles to face a new future with her fatherless child, and is encouraged by the family to pick up the pieces. Accepting a new role on the estate, the now-eligible Mary also finds herself the reluctant object of attention from a number of eager suitors. With the twenties in full swing and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

2 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD DOW RATED NR

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DOW

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Do 4

Summary: The year is 1925. Momentous changes threaten the great house, its owners, and its servants, while past scandals continue to loom. Return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season to discover what will finally become of the Crawley family, and the servants who work for them, as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOW NOT RATED

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2 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DOW

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Do 6

1 hold on 8 copies

Summary: The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2013

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD DOW

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD DOW RATED NR

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DOW

Summary: "Ousmane Sembène ... made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot--about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally--into a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Quart, Alissa

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Squeezed" weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique to show how the high cost of parenthood and our increasingly unstable job market have imploded the middle-class American Dream for many families, and offers surprising solutionsfor how we might change things. Families today are squeezed on every side--from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 QUA

Summary: At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2008

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Bailey, Martine

Summary: "'That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. Then you find something, something you should not have found.' Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at the foreboding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAI

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A Korean woman who is hired as handmaiden to a young Japanese lady is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of her large inheritance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: This spin-off of Upstairs Downstairs follows the delightful up-and-down adventures of two former Bellamy empoloyees as they make a go of it on their own in pursuit of extravagant dreams.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2005

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV UPS

Summary: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Lethbridge, Lucy.

Summary: A compassionate and discerning exploration of the complex relationship between the server, the served, and the world they lived in, Servants opens a window onto British society from the Edwardian period to the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.7 Lethbridge 2013

Broughton, Chad.

Summary: "In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 34,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for half a century. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement. In 2004, the plant was relocated to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 BRO

Summary: A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world--his maid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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

Fredrickson, Caroline.

Summary: "Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work, and adopted family-leave legislation. But the fact is that we have a two-tiered system, where some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all. We...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331 FRE

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: In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economics collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2006

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

Galbraith, James K.

Summary: "The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339 GAL

D'Souza, Dinesh

Summary: In this blockbuster follow-up to the "New York Times"-bestseller "The Roots of Obama's Rage," D'Souza reveals how President Obama's recent actions prove his anti-colonialist roots and predicts how much worse America will be if President Obama wins a second term.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 DSO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 DSO

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, Call number: 330.973 HAR

Shetterly, Caitlin.

Summary: The author explains how she and her husband headed West and failed in their endeavors, but still came out of it with a new-found faith in strangers and gratitude for family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion/VOICE 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHETTERLY, CAITLIN SHE