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Summary: An intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and life-changing philosophy on finding personal meaning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: "Children will prepare for kindergarten with games and exercises selected to introduce them to early learning concepts from letters to numbers, colors and more. Perfect for leading them into the kindergarten school year. Learn shapes, colors, letters and more; Develop important life skills; Improve memory; Practice language and spelling."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J LAUNCHPAD PUT

Summary: In 1991, Rick Walker was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 12 years in prison. This program tells the story of his exoneration and the political struggle to secure financial compensation for him from the state of California. In addition to an interview with Walker himself, the film presents detailed conversations with key players in his case and the partisan budget battle over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Does the American justice system treat people differently based on their race? In this ABC News program, correspondent Michel Martin reports on the startlingly disparate outcomes of two almost-identical drug-related cases tried one after another in a Boston court. In one case, the judge sentenced an African-American defendant with no prior record to prison time on the insistence of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This controversial documentary traces the often brutal history of criminal punishment from the medieval era through today. Early lithographs show in shocking detail the excessive punishments applied in pre-modern times for minor crimes. We see how more humane attitudes toward punishment led to the construction of prisons. Featured in this program is the CCI penitentiary in South Carolina....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The consensus of the world's science academies, reached after a series of annual conferences, is that climate change is real, and that it's caused by human activity. Why, then, do so many people doubt these findings? In this program Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse seeks to understand what may be the greatest amount of suspicion of the scientific community since the Dark Ages. Nurse goes head to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: With nano-enabled drugs that destroy diseased cells and enable tissue repair, doctors may one day extend life expectancy far beyond our current capabilities—at least in countries wealthy enough to afford the technology. But the medicine that so radically redefines our standards of health and mortality will also profoundly challenge our social support systems and cultural values. In this Fred...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: The Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa peoples live along northern California's Klamath River, and each tribe's ancient culture revolves around the majestic Pacific salmon. Today, four large hydroelectric dams have made salmon extinction a real and frightening possibility. This case study follows tribal members as they confront the owners of the dams-specifically, a global energy giant in Scotland which...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This video focuses on effective ways to understand and organize data using descriptive statistics. Analyzing data collected from studies of young music students, the video helps viewers sort through basic data-interpretation concepts: measures of central tendency, levels of measurement, measures of dispersion, and graphs. A wide range of organization principles are covered, including mode,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: From murders to manhunts to a win-at-all-costs political campaign, this riveting expose presents the disturbing story behind the passage of California's stringent "Three Strikes" law. Through candid interviews and news footage, Mike Reynolds and Marc Klaas-brothers-in-arms turned bitter opponents-and other key players including judges, legal analysts, and state officials illuminate both sides...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: A dream may be the most difficult human experience to quantify-but dreaming is an excellent topic for building qualitative research skills. This program illustrates experiments, designed and conducted by students, that revolve around sleep and dreams. In the process, it provides thorough insight into the issues relevant to collecting and utilizing qualitative data. Viewers are shown how to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Adam suspects that most hairy dogs have balding owners. Testing his "pet" theory at a local park, he quickly finds flaws in his own experiment. This video demonstrates Adam's second test, involving better preparation, more rigorous analysis, and an exciting pasta cook-off. Showing how Adam can effectively determine the best spaghetti recipe, the program illustrates concepts that are central to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Who said statistics were boring? Using magic and circus motifs, this program demonstrates the significance of probability theory and the importance of using the correct test to analyze research data. Host Amy and her friend Matt the Magician guide viewers through the need to make probability statements, and along with a team of students, use juggling skills to explore choice of test. Setting...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Technology is taking the field of biometrics to new levels of accuracy and efficiency. But is the price of such security, achieved by turning over unique bodily information to governments and private companies, too high? And is biometric data really as foolproof as its proponents say? This program travels the globe to showcase examples of high-tech biometrics in action, including electronic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: For impoverished citizens of New York City who have been accused of a crime, the New York County Defender Services is a public defense law firm that will fight for their rights to the end: jail or acquittal. This episode of Investigative Reports illustrates the daily frustrations of four public defenders going head to head with the State of New York.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Turtle-shaped pieces can be used to build simple to complex polyhedra by repeating the same connections. Activity book features more than 50 puzzles to encourage exploration of the world of geometry, design, and construction.

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Fat Brain Toy Co. 2010

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1 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J STEM KIT

Summary: Choking hazard -- small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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1 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J LAUNCHPAD LAN

Summary: During Europe’s Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and early-Renaissance Europe. Topics include China’s invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India’s contribution to trigonometry and creation of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In Papua New Guinea, a local man asked Jared Diamond a question that penetrates to the very heart of the issue of global inequality: "Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo [material goods], but we black people had little cargo of our own?" In this program, Diamond traces the trail of history and proposes that a society's potential for advanced development lies not in race or...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: What harm could come from sitting leisurely at the computer, chatting with online pals? Unfortunately, many young people who spend hours in chat rooms or post sensitive information on the Internet have little or no idea of the risks involved. This program warns students about how vulnerable they are whenever they venture into the cyber realm-even when they think they're among "friends."...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2

Panetta, Karen

Summary: "There is a place for all girls and young women--not just the science fair winners and robotics club members--in STEM classes and careers. To succeed in science and tech fields today, girls don't have to change who they are. A girl who combines her natural talents, interests, and dreams with STEM skills has a greater shot at a career she loves and a salary she deserves. The authors present...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 PAN

Mackintosh, David

Summary: Every year, I stay in the same cabin at the beach with my family, and every year Chicken Smith's here too, with his Dad and his dog, Jelly. But this year, something's different." As we hang on the words of the narrator, we learn of the legendary Chicken Smith and the beachside town that has been the backdrop to their school-holiday adventures for years. But will Chicken Smith turn up this year?...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG MAC

Summary: "Elementary students will engage in games, puzzles and activities starring animals from pigs to monkeys to learn more about math, reading, science, geography, and more. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division ; Discover animal science ; Practice reading skills ; Learn about the United States and Canada."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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