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Summary: This drama set in antebellum New Orleans stars Vanessa Williams as Henriette Delille, the first African-American canonized by the Vatican. A mixed-race woman who repudiates the hypocrisy of race, class and convention, Henriette chooses to accept a divine calling to help the downtrodden by founding a combination medical treatment center and school for the French community's black population....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media Ventures 2000

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Summary: Recount the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Tesla's suprising inventions are revealed in his autobiographical and scientific writings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brecht, Bertolt

Summary: Play concerning the latter period of the life of Galileo Galilei. Unrelenting in his search for "simple truth", Galileo shatters beliefs held sacred for two thousand years. Under threat of torture by the Holy Inquisition, he argues for his very life in a passionate debate over science, politics, religion and ethics that resonates to this day.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: L. A. Theatre Works 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 832.912 BRE

Hemingway, Ernest

Summary: Hemingway thought of himself as Nick Adams. Enjoy these stories as Hemingway shares his life as Nick living in Michigan.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "With the Middle East in turmoil, Israel's pre-eminent ally is thrust into an impending war-- America is now the target as the battle for Jerusalem begins."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pure Flix Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: A poignant and funny story of a nine year old English springer spaniel who loses her front leg to cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tag Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ORP RATED NR

Summary: Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and contain 90 percent of life on earth, yet they remain the most treacherous and alien part of our environment. Through unparalleled underwater footage, up-to-date science and harrowing first-person accounts, Savage Seas probes the watery phenomena that hold both terror and allure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's technology to recreate five ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe from China to Egypt and take a fresh, "hands-on" look at mankind's greatest cultures and civilizations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Summary: A sea turtle hatched in 1959 spends the next fifty years swimming the oceans, searching for the love of his life, and watching how global warming changed the planet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vivendi Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Shakespeare, William

Summary: Presents Shakespeare's classic drama in which Cassius, fearing Julius Caesar's ambition, forms a conspiracy among Roman republicans to assassinate the leader on the Ides of March.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: L.A. Theatre Works 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 822.33 SHA

Summary: In the Golden Age of Piracy, during the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the many lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation is now legend. The true story of pirate Edward Teach - Blackbeard, the man who terrorized the seas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2006

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Summary: Set in Stockton, a story of two boxers, one who is at the end of his career and the other who is just begining to learn to fight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Four theatrical families of the 1980's recreate the most wanted criminal families of the 1860's. This portrayal of the Jesse James gang is a rapidfire succession of thrilling moments -- the bandits' lightning attacks on banks, trains and stagecoaches ; their hairbreadth escapes from the law ; Jesse's jubilant wedding celebration ; and the tragic Great Northfield, Minnesota raid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Long 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN LON

Summary: Epic story covering a period in U.S. history from John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859 to the summer of 1865 following President Lincoln's death. Focuses on two related families living on either side of the Mason-Dixon line who find themselves at war with each other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "An attractive widow is assaulted, and the British Calvary Regiment must now choose between honor and justice"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Somerville House Releasing Inc. 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Summary: Willy Loman is the iconic traveling salesman, whose family is torn apart by his desperate obsession with greatness and social acceptance. As his two sons cast about aimlessly for their station in life, Willy begins to come unraveled when the reality of his life threatens his long-cherished illusions.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 812.52 MIL

Summary: In an experimental government center for troubled Vietnam veterans, the inmates run the asylum. One works on an adaptation of Shakespeare ... for dogs. Another fancies himself a caped superhero. Still others masquerade as frogmen, nurses, nuns, pirates, doctors. Yet Colonel Hudson Kane, the psychiatrist in charge, eyes all with a stoic reserve. Maybe too stoic: there's a mystery here. And its...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Dusty is a cropdusting plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing, and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator, who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD PLA

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: Television program that explores the Inca civilization from the perspective of their construction techniques. Archaeological teams use traditional building techniques to test their hypotheses, including the building of a 150-foot suspension bridge using nothing but grass.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: American History X: "Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists in Los Angeles, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Examines the history, science, and business of fireworks. Covers the origin of fireworks in China and their further development in England and Italy. Visits the "fireworks capital of the U.S.", New Castle, Pennsylvania, home of the Zambellis, the self-proclaimed "first family of fireworks."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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