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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: 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

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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

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

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....

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

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3 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

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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

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

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

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.

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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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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 3

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.

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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

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

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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAI

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.7 Lethbridge 2013

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: Set during Gandhi's rise to power, Chuyia, an Indian girl that is married and widowed at eight years old, is sent away to a home where Hindu widows must live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices.

Format: moving image

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

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WAT

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

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: 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: The love story, and the complications that result, when Emma, a maid and William, a member of the gentry class fall for each other. Now that Emma is faraway, William is being comforted by Eleanor, who could be the answer to his broken heart. 12 episodes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Nozomi Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME EMM

Summary: "In 19th century London, class lines are sharply drawn, and the social standing to which people are born dictates the path their lives will follow. Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, never felt her place in life to be a burden. But then she meets William, a member of the gentry and eldest son of a wealthy family. His warm smile and earnest affection threaten to capture her heart ......

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Nozomi Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME EMM

Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DUS

Summary: A young mathematician, David Summer, and his English wife, Amy, move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the village lies a savagery and violence that could destroy the couple.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2004

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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 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: Dedicated government employee Leslie Knope and her fellow colleagues return for big laughs from the small town of Pawnee, Indiana, in the hilarious third season of Parks and Recreation. Their funny antics continue as they ramp up for their most important civic project yet: the Harvest Festival. As Leslie Knope plans, prepares and publicizes, her colleagues take on other challenges such as a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2011

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

Summary: Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler returns as Leslie Knope in the hilarious sixth season of Parks and Recreation. The citizens of Pawnee loathe their merger with the neighboring town of Eagleton, and blame all their troubles- both real and imagined- on Councilwoman Knope. The personal lives of those in City Hall are equally as tumultuous: Andy (Chris Pratt) must temporarily say "cheerio" to his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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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: Leslie Knope takes on new challenges as the newly-elected city councilwoman of Pawnee, Indiana. She stands her ground for what she believes in and puts up a strong fight, all while balancing her personal relationship with Ben and planning for a wedding. Meanwhile, assistant Andy pursues a career in law enforcement, Ann makes a dramatic life decision, and Ron is smitten with a new lady.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2013

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

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