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Summary: Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2003

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

Di Prima, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DI PRIMA, DIANE DIP

Obama, Michelle

18 holds on 14 copies

Summary: "Mrs. Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBA

Goodman, Joan E.

Summary: Traces the epic journey of the Portuguese explorer who, five years after Columbus set sail, traveled around the southernmost tip of Africa to find a sea route to India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mikaya Press 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GAM

Summary: The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After it is stolen, a fearless detective and a brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a 'dream terrorist'"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME PAP
1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PAP

Summary: Tells the saga of the ill-fated 1928 Arctic expedition headed by Italian Unberto Nobile. After the crash of their dirigible, Italia, the survivors huddle in their makeshift red canvas dwelling, desperately sending out S.O.S. signals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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Muller, Peter Paul

Summary: A story of the South African lawyer Bram Fischer who defended Nelson Mandela and other members of his group during the Rivonia Trial.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2020

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

Katz, David

Summary: "A personal, intimate, photographic celebration of President Barack Obama in the years prior to his presidency, from friend and former aide David Katz"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 KAT

Shaffer, Jody Jensen

Summary: Briefly examines the childhood, education, adulthood, and presidency of the first African-American president in U.S. history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 OBA

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 576.5 ISA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DOUDNA, JENNIFER ISA

Summary: "For the millions who adored the People's Princess, this lavish book celebrates Diana Spencer's life in pictures. Page after page of inside photos from the legendary National Geographic archives document the royal's most memorable moments in the spotlight; a luminous, personal remembrance by Diana friend and biographer Tina Brown adds context and nuance to a poignant life twenty years after her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DIANA, PRINCESS REM

Summary: Documentary of the life and the career of jazz musician Louis Prima, with never-before-released interviews, performances by Prima (in part with Keely Smith), and vintage clips of the music scene in New Orleans, New York, and Las Vegas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LOU

Gharib, Malaka

Summary: "I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarkson Potter 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 GHA

Corey, Shana

Summary: "Michelle Obama is a lawyer, a former First Lady of the United States, and someone who fights for the rights of kids like YOU."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED COR

Jones, Rachel Pieh

Summary: "Somalia's Mother Teresa chose love over fear. Amid a volatile mix of disease, war, and religious fundamentalism in the Horn of Africa, what difference could one woman make? "I am nobody," she always insisted. Yet by the time she was killed for her work three decades later she had not only developed an effective cure for tuberculosis among nomadic peoples but also exposed a massacre,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plough Publishing House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TONELLI, ANNALENA JON

Weintraub, Aileen

Summary: "Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2018

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Obama, Barack

Summary: Now adapted for young adults, the #1 New York times best-selling memoir offers an intimate look at Barack Obama's early days, tracing the future 44th president's odyssey through family, race, and identity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 OBA

Lüsted, Marcia Amidon.

Summary: Profiles the terrorist leader of al-Qaida, who orchestrated the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, and describes his assassination by the U.S. government in May of 2011.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 958.1047 LUS

Summary: James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

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Summary: Jude is a dock worker from Liverpool who travels to the United States in the 1960s to find his estranged father. There, he falls in love with sheltered American teenager Lucy. When her brother, Max, is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, they become involved in peace activism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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

Obama, Michelle

Summary: Protagonista de una vida plena y exitosa, Michelle Obama se ha convertido en una de las mujeres más icónicas y cautivadoras de nuestra era. Como primera dama de los Estados Unidos de América, y primera afroamericana en desempeñar esa función, contribuyó a que la Casa Blanca alcanzara sus mayores cotas de apertura y pluralidad de la historia; se erigió en destacada defensora de las mujeres y las...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plaza Janés 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 OBA

Summary: It is the headline-making true story about the deceptions, lies and betrayals of Bernie Madoff, the man who masterminded the most heinous financial swindle of our generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY WIZ

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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