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Summary: In the final season, Doug and Carrie decide that they are through, but race each other to the airport to get their newly adopted Chinese daughter. Meanwhile Arthur decides to get married to Ava, but she is only marrying him because she thinks he's gay.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD KIN

Summary: A hilarious slice of middle-class life in small-town America, this has become one ofthe most beloved and long-running prime-time animated series in television history. Outrageously funny but remarkably truthful, the series follows the exploits of propane salesman Hank Hill as he reigns over a family of underachievers, a group of beer-guzzling friends, and the everyday challenges of life in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Summary: Doug is the king, but his wife Carrie really rules the roost. Doug is the ultimate guy's guy from Queens, New York. A blue-collar husband who loves his wife so much he is willing to sacrifice his rec room so her father, Arthur can move in, a decision he's been regretting ever since. Doug's free time is split between quality time with his wife and play time with his buddies. This king proves...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD KIN

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Kubica, Mary

Summary: Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal--or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: CD FIC KUB

Summary: Follows the continuing events and developments in the family life of Mike Baxter, his wife Vanessa and their three daughters, Eve, Kristin and Mandy. Returning from a fantastic two-month road trip, Mike finds a lot has happened at home and at work. Vanessa has changed careers and Kristin is now part of Mike's "work family" as the manager of Outdoor Man Grill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV La 5

Summary: Mike Baxter, the straight-talking champion of common sense in a politically correct world. Mike will need that common sense to help guide his family through the many changes in store this year at home and at work. Vanessa, who last season traded a successful corporate career for a job as a public school teacher, now finds her rewarding new position in peril, as a teachers strike looms in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV La 6

Tarkington, Booth

Summary: A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of 1922 offers a wry, realistic portrait of a middle-class, midwestern family dominated by a disgruntled woman who, with her precocious daughter Alice, fashions a series of outlandish schemes to climb the social ladder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAR

Tarkington, Booth

Summary: Here are three indispensable works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning laureate of the American heartland, including the novels that inspired a classic film by Orson Welles and an Oscar-nominated performance by Katharine Hepburn. The Magnificent Ambersons depicts the fall from grace of George Minafer, scion of the once-unassailable Amberson family whose wealth and grandeur are in precipitous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAR

Prose, Francine

Summary: A young girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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

Summary: Kevin experiences a lot of firsts, he gets his first pimple and his first puppy; he has his first French kiss and joins his first band; and he gets his first 'D' in math class. Paul is still as allergic as ever, but gets a boost of confidence from a date with Norma; and Jack and Karen stop fighting long enough to celebrate her eighteenth birthday, if only for a moment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Prose, Francine

Summary: A young girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PROS

Franzen, Jonathan.

Summary: Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul--the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avent-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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Morduch, Jonathan

Summary: Drawing on the groundbreaking U.S. Financial Diaries project (http://www.usfinancialdiaries.org/), which follows the lives of 235 low- and middle-income families as they navigate through a year, the authors challenge popular assumptions about how Americans earn, spend, borrow, and save-- and they identify the true causes of distress and inequality for many working Americans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332 MOR

Summary: Follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral, chronicling middle-aged father, NJ's tenuous flirtation with an old flame and precocious young son Yang-Yang's attempts at capturing reality with his beloved camera.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2006

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3 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN YI

Aparicio, Yalitza

Summary: Looks at the life of an early-1970s, middle-class family in Mexico City through the eyes of their indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Kubica, Mary

Summary: She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head... Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KUB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KUB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION KUB

Summary: The story of a middle-class British family and their struggle to survive during WWII. Mrs. Miniver nobly tends her rose garden while her stalwart husband participates in the evacuation at Dunkirk. She personifies grace under pressure as the Miniver family huddles in their bomb shelter during a Luftwaffe attack, while she is forced to confront a downed Nazi paratrooper in her kitchen, and while...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Family Mrs.2004

Summary: A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KIN

Frank, Robert H.

Summary: Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 FRA

Gall, Chris

Summary: "Jumbo details the story of the world's first wide body passenger jet, which could hold more people than any other plane at the time and played a pivotal role in allowing middle class families to afford overseas travel. Author and illustrator Chris Gall,himself a licensed pilot, shows how an innovative design, hard work by countless people, and ground-breaking engineering put the jumbo jet in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2020

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Summary: Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb, is called the Wood. It is largely home to Black middle class families. Mike, Slim, and Roland have been best friends since junior high. It's three hours before Roland's wedding and he has a bad case of cold feet. Mike and Slim must sober him up and help him decide if he wants to go through with the wedding. In flashbacks, they recall key moments of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY WOO

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren presents an account of how the US built history's strongest middle class, a scathing indictment of the thirty-five years spent undermining it, and a rousing call to action.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.5 WAR

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