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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...

Format: text

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"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: No Starch Press 2018

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Ellis, Estelle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: C. Southern Books 1995

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 027.1 Ellis

Platt, Richard

Summary: A collection of cross-section drawings introduce young readers to the inner workings of the world's most fascinating structures and locations, including a space station, airport, movie studio, windmill, the Tower Bridge, the Grand Canyon, and Venice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 729 PLA

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Summary: Great expectations: Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run/Icarus Films 2007

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

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

Brown, Carron

Summary: Explore natural and man-made wonders from ancient cities to modern volcanoes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller 2018

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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...

Format: text

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 ROW

Copies Available at Peninsula

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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Glancey, Jonathan

Summary: Architecture tells the story of the world's most incredible buildings, from the ancient world to the present day. Take a closer look at the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, from China's Temple ofHeaven and the Great Mosque of Damascus, to the Guggenheim museum and the London Olympic Velodrome. Architecture offers a truly worldwide look...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2017

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolis Books 2014

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

Summary: "Explores the variety of minimalist projects in art, design and architecture"--Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feierabend Verlag 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 724.6 MIN

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2015

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

Summary: "This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times--be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache"--Amazon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Balloon Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 EAT

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 1992

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 720.3 VIS

Schiff, Thomas R.

Summary: "In sweeping tableaux, photographer Thomas R. Schiff presents, America's most important art museums, using breathtaking photographs that compels us to revisit historic and modern cultural institutions and their storied rooms in a genuinely new light. Schiff skillfully combines his love of photography and architecture and profiles museums of all sizes and stripes across the country, showcasing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli Electa 2019

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 708.13 SCH

Orlean, Susan

Summary: Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 027 ORL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 027 ORL

Barfield, Mike

Summary: "Packed with comics, diagrams, and "secret diaries," this book is a wondrous, encyclopedic glance at a dizzying host of different things--from hearts to farts to coconuts--and makes a hilarious and informative guide for curious young readers. Join the hilarious exploration of "a day in the life" of nearly 100 things on Earth. Find out what exactly your tongue does all day long, how a Japanese...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 500 BAR

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." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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Ash, Russell.

Summary: Books with bizaare contents and titles.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 016.082 ASH

Orlean, Susan

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 027 ORL

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