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Paul, Caroline

Summary: Being a good citizen means standing up for what's right-and here's just the way to start. From the author of The Gutsy Girl comes a book for those with a fierce sense of justice, a good sense of humor, and a big heart. This guide features change-maker tips, tons of DIY activities, and stories about the kids who have paved the way before, from famous activists like Malala Yousafzai and Claudette...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306 PAU

Moyle, Eunice

Summary: With a unique mix of history and inspiration, Be The Change! gives young readers the tools and encouragement needed to be the change they wish to see in the world. Featuring the popular founders of Hello! Lucky stationery, this guidebook offers instruction and guidance to spark readers' creativity and inspire action in their local communities. With a lighthearted approach, the authors enlighten...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walter Foster Jr. 2018

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Summary: A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Heinberg, Richard

Summary: Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304 HEI

Luckett, Oliver

Summary: "From visionary tech entrepreneur Oliver Luckett and MIT Media Lab's Michael J. Casey, a groundbreaking, must-read theory of social media how it works, how it's changing human life, and how we can master it for good and for profit. In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself at the center of twenty-first century life. The combined power of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.2 LUC

Andrus, Aubre

Summary: Suggests ways in which to make the world a better place, including ideas for helping others at home, at school, and in the community through donations and volunteering; environmental activities; and ways to improve oneself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet Global Limited 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 303.4 AND

Wickham, Chris

Summary: "The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period--one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages. Yet distinguished historian Chris Wickham has taken up the challenge in this landmark book, and he succeeds in producing the most riveting account of medieval Europe in a generation. Tracking the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

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Summary: An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.4 DVD Guns 2005

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

Miller, Sam J.

Summary: After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. Now crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called "the breaks" is ravaging the population. When a strange new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Case, Jean

Summary: Identifies the five principles that people who have made breakthrough changes in the world have followed, including making a "big bet," taking bold risks, learning from failure, reaching beyond their comfort zone, and letting urgency conquer fear.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Summary: The Amish rarely allow themselves to be photographed or filmed, yet several members of the isolated religious community agreed to appear in this eye-opening documentary. Filmed on location in Pennsylvania and Ohio Amish country, the program goes beyond stereotypes and common misconceptions, presenting a fully human portrait of a misunderstood people. Interviews with Amish men and women-some...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Tepperman, Jonathan

Summary: A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems?and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them. We all know the bad news. The heady promise of the Arab Spring has given way to repression, civil war, and an epic refugee crisis. Economic growth is sputtering. Income inequality is rising around the world. And the threat of ISIS and other extremist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 337 TEP

Toyama, Kentaro

Summary: "In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote agrarian communities. But after a decade of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 TOY

Chambers, Veronica

Summary: "A nonfiction collection of profiles of prominent activists for young readers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CHA

Brill, Steven

Summary: "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BRI

Kennedy, Kerry

Summary: "Robert F. Kennedy staunchly advocated for civil rights, education, justice, and peace; his message transcended race, class, and creed, resonating deeply within and across America. He was the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency and was expected to run against Republican Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election, following in the footsteps of his late brother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street Large Print 2018

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Summary: The Media That Matters Film Festival celebrates films, videos, and new media that inspire people to speak out and take action for social change. The goal of the festival is not simply to showcase films and new media projects that bring important social, political and environmental topics to the forefront, but to encourage the use of these films as a springboard for discussion and even more...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MediaRights 2003

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MED

Summary: A growing number of environmentalists, ethicists, and economists believe that the needs of the "have-nots" will one day become too powerful to ignore. This program highlights that viewpoint, illustrating vast disparities between the living standards of developed and underdeveloped nations and questioning the wisdom of looking the other way. Deconstructing conventional economic notions of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: With the population of the Earth poised to double within the next five decades, there is evidence that the pendulum of overpopulation is beginning to swing the other way. In this program, Population Communication's Robert Gillespie visits India, China, Mexico, Indonesia, Iran, Ghana, Nigeria, France, the U.S., and elsewhere to observe a fertility transition that may prove to be one of the most...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Greengrass, Mark

Summary: "This latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era. Martin...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRE

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WHE RATED R

Summary: Ireland never had an industrial revolution-its economy leaped from agrarian gloom into high-tech high-gear almost overnight. This Wide Angle case study visits Limerick, one of the country's largest cities and the epitome of the Celtic Tiger's rise. Once the blighted setting of Angela's Ashes, today's Limerick boasts the glories and the growing pains of all economic boomtowns: heavy foreign...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Combining facts, charts, photographs, and stories, describes how readers can enact change in the world around them and find solutions for such global problems as climate change, poverty, gender inequality, and homelessness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2015

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