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Kalish, Mildred Armstrong.

Summary: Mildred Armstrong Kalish's "Little Heathens" is a compelling memoir of her hardscrabble life on an Iowa farm during the 1930s. With no electricity or indoor plumbing and with little heat or money on the farm, Mildred learns to find joy in the priceless blessings of life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 977.7 KAL

Kalish, Mildred Armstrong.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 977.7 Kal

Atwood, Megan

Summary: When Olive makes up a story about a trip to Paris to impress her New York pen pal Molly, the lies quickly get out of hand, and threaten their long distance friendship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ATW

Summary: A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall. Special features include: 'Right Here in River City' Documentary and Introduction by Shirley Jones.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUS RATED G

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Feldstein, Peter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 977.7655 BLO

Summary: Silver-tongued con artist Harold Hill hoodwinks the stubborn townsfolk of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band, but his game ultimately and romantically backfires.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MUS

Summary: The Jordan family has farmed in Iowa for generations. Due to the crisis of the '80s and '90s, they are in danger of losing the farm. One of the daughters comes back home to document the extraordinary efforts the family makes to keep their farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Huftalen, Sarah Gillespie

Summary: "Presents excerpts from the diary of Sarah Gillespie, a pioneer girl living in Iowa in the late 1860s"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 977.7385 HUF

James, Bill

Summary: "Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, Iowa murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 JAM

Loveless, Leslie A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Iowa Press 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 779 LOV

Summary: In the small town of Norway, Iowa, the high school baseball team is led by legendary Coach Jim Van Scoyoc who has won 19 State Championships. But the small town heroes are dealt a series of unexpected blows that threaten to rob them of their 20th championship win. Talk of a school merger gets serious and Coach Scoyoc is fired. His replaced is his 24-year-old assistant coach, Kent Stock. Failure...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Final 2007

Summary: A silver-tongued swindler cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying expensive musical instruments and uniforms for a planned boys' marching band. His scam is complicated by his feelings for the local librarian, who is also the only person in town who knows anything about music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS MUS

Bloom, Stephen G.

Summary: A portrait of cultural conflict in action visits a small Iowa community where Lubavitcher Jews opened a successful slaughterhouse and found themselves in conflict with gentile neighbors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.733 BLO

Lange, Erin Jade

Summary: Jordan committed suicide after being tirelessly bullied; now the school has access to students' online activities and students have less privacy than ever. Eli just wants to graduate, get away from this town and his father, and get himself a prestigious coding job. Then his hacking skills get him roped into a vigilante website that subverts the school's cybersnoops and seeks justice for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LAN

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Summary: Follows three young girls in the Quad Cities region of the United States whose families are struggling with finanical hardship.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV POO

Myron, Vicki.

Summary: Dewey was left abandoned as a kitten on the coldest night of the year stuffed in the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library in Iowa. He won the heart of Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him, and for the next 19 years he charmed the people of Spencer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 636.8092 Myr

Reding, Nick.

Summary: The dramatic story of the methamphetamine epidemic of the 1980s as it sweeps the American heartland--a moving, very human account of one community's attempt to battle its way to a brighter future. Crystal meth is widely considered the world's most dangerous drug, but especially so in the small towns of the American heartland. Journalist Reding tells the story of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159),...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.29 RED

Summary: The bridges of Madison County: World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid is on assignment to photograph the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. He stops for directions at Francesca Johnson's farmhouse, and passion ignites. Defending your life: A man who is killed in a car accident ends up in 'Judgment City', a holding station for souls, where a person must defend themselves...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE 4FIL

Summary: Carousel: Billy Bigelow, a smooth-talking carny barker falls in love with a millworker. He wants a better life for his family, but he goes about it the wrong way and is killed during a robbery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Miller, Judith

Summary: As anti-German sentiment during WWI threatens to tear apart the peaceful life of the Amana Colonies, the families must rally to protect their own.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Atwood, Megan

Summary: Pen pals Molly and Olive consider themselves best friends even though they have never actually met because Molly lives in New York City and Olive lives on a farm in Iowa--but when Olive finds a diamond bracelet in the grass the two girls start to wonder if they can finally get the money for one of them to visit the other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ATW

Summary: Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SUG
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SUG

Bryan, Patricia L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2005

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Harstad, Donald.

Summary: In Iowa, a satanic cult is suspected in a series of ritualistic murders which include mutilation. One victim had a breast cut off, another was castrated. Former deputy sheriff Carl Houseman investigates. A debut in fiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR