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Johnson, Alex

Summary: How do you use your local library? Does it arrive at your door on the back of an elephant? Can it float down the river to you? Or does it occupy a phone booth by the side of the road? Public libraries are a cornerstone of modern civilization, yet like the books in them, libraries face an uncertain future in an increasingly digital world. Undaunted, librarians around the globe are thinking up...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 JOH

Finch, Alice

Summary: "Presents ideas for using a wide variety of LEGO elements to create architectural features like columns, doors, windows, and walls. Includes helpful photographs that show you how to achieve the look, adapt it to your build, and make it your own"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: No Starch Press 2018

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Laubier, Guillaume de.

Summary: Here, for the first time, architectural photographer Guillaume de Laubier takes the reader on a privileged tour of twenty-three of the world's most historic libraries, representing twelve countries and ranging from the great national monuments to scholarly, religious, and private libraries: the baroque splendor of the Institut de France in Paris; the Renaissance treasure-trove of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 2003

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 022.3. LAU

Ellis, Estelle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: C. Southern Books 1995

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1 available in Adult, Call number: OVS 027.1 Ellis

Summary: Includes essays and literary works by Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Clarence Darrow, John Kenneth Galbraith, and H. L. Mencken as well as an essay by Henry L. Stimson (P.A. 1883) on the decision to use the atomic bomb.Contains primary source material.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Square Press 2000

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 810.8 AME

Kerns, Ann

Contents: Saint Peter's Basilica -- The Taj Mahal -- The Eiffel Tower -- The Sears Tower -- The Sydney Opera House -- Burj Al Arab -- Taipei 101 -- Timeline -- Choose an eighth wonder -- Glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 720 KER

Peacock, Chris.

Summary: The magical world of Harry Potter and his friends (and enemies!) is one that is host to a wealth of wonderful information. Over seven books, J. K. Rowling has introduced us to a fantastical place where I am sure many of us would love to live - despite the risks of coming across dark wizards or scary beasts! This book contains 400 questions to test the knowledge of any Harry Potter fan. From...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews UK 2014

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Summary: Complementing the British Library exhibit, provides an overview of the Hogwarts curriculum, covering thousands of years of magic history and displaying artifacts released from the Library's archives, previously-unseen materials, and items from throughout the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 823 HAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 823 ROW

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J823.92 HAR

Kaag, John J.

Summary: "John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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Sherman, Scott (Scott G.)

Summary: "A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story. In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City's most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 SHE

Summary: Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2001

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

McMahon, Peter

Summary: In the summer of 1937, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, rented a house on Planting Island, near the base of Cape Cod. Thus began a chapter in the history of modern architecture that has never been told _until now.The area was a hotbed of intellectual currents from New York, Boston, Cambridge and the country's top schools of architecture and design. Avant-garde homes began to appear in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 720 MCM

Summary: Labeled illustrations with explanatory text depict historical and contemporary structures, architectural elements, and building components from ancient times to the present.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 1992

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 720.3 VIS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 720.3 VIS

Gornick, Vivian.

Summary: "A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GORNICK, VIVIAN GOR

Ash, Russell.

Summary: Books with bizaare contents and titles.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1986

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 016.082 ASH

Knausgaard, Karl Ove

Summary: "The grand finale of Karl Ove Knausgaard's masterful and intensely-personal series about the four seasons, illustrated with paintings by the great German artist Anselm Kiefer 2 June--It is completely dark out now. It is twenty-three minutes to midnight and you have already slept for four hours. What you will dream of tonight, no one will ever know. Even if you were to remember it when you wake...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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Kiernan, Denise.

Summary: In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we actually remember? This book introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 KIE

Orlean, Susan

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Summary: "Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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Braga, Newton C.

Summary: Presents a collection of twenty-five step-by-step projects that introduce bionics, providing illustrations on how life forms can be enhanced with mechanical and electrical components, and including an electric fish, a bat ear, a lie detector, an electronic nerve stimulator, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 507 BRA

Mitchell, C. Thomas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: OVS 720.108 MIT

Ruiz, Miguel

Summary: Using inspirational stories to impart the Toltec wisdom of awareness, transformation, and love, examines the fallacies that can undermine love and shows how to gain wisdom, sidestep fear, and end the war of control between partners.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amber-Allen Pub. 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 468.4 RUI

Delehanty, Randolph.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 728.09 DEL

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Questions and answers present information about the behavior and characteristics of rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils and their interaction with humans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2003

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE HOL

Moor, Abby.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PRC 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 728.37 MOO