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Summary: In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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Summary: In 1929, an impoverished fishing village father sells his nine-year-old daughter, Chiyo, to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and she becomes subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. As she grows older, her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo. She is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD

Buck, Leslie

Summary: At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck's bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio [a division of] Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BUCK, LESLIE Buc

Buck, Leslie

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Summary: This absorbing debut memoir recounts an American gardener's apprenticeship with the most prestigious gardening firm in Kyoto. --Publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Timber Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUCK, LESLIE BUC

Summary: Lessons from professional drummer Tommy Igoe to get any beginner started on drums.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hudson Music 2001

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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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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

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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Summary: "Kids will develop their problem solving skills while exploring the world through stories, music, language, and culture. The apps on this pack explore diverse characters and cultures. Discover the power of positive choices ; Read about historical figures ; See why it's important to take care of the environment ; Learn multiple languages."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Oakley, Barbara A.

Summary: "A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book A Mind for Numbers and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled with. Fans often wish they'd discovered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: TarcherPerigee 2018

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Summary: Why do students fall into the plagiarism trap? How does it hold a young person back on the journey toward self-reliance? Is it possible to "steal" material without knowing it? This program addresses the widespread ethical and legal problem of plagiarism, examining reasons used to justify content theft and the wide variety of forms it can take. Students and teachers talk frankly on-screen about...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In 1908, Albert Kahn and his chauffeur embarked on a global trek to observe and absorb other cultures-an early "prototype" of the many photography missions Kahn would fund over the years. This program illustrates that formative round-the-world trip as well as the 1913 journey undertaken by photographer Stephane Passet to China, Mongolia, and India. Viewers will encounter startling images of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Kernahan, Cyndi

Summary: "In this book, Cyndi Kernahan argues that you can be honest and unflinching in your teaching about racism while also providing a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She also differentiates between how White students and students of color are likely to experience the classroom, helping instructors provide a more effective learning experience...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West Virginia University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.1 KER

Summary: "Elementary students will keep their minds sharp with these interactive games and activities designed to prepare them for the school year ahead.; This SuperPack contains 2X as many apps as the Standard Launchpad; Improve reading and comprehension skills; Master math skills; Learn sign language."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in STEM Kits, Call number: J Launchpad Dash 2020

Smith, Clint

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SMI

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SMI

Summary: "Make Pasta, Not War. Forget everything you learned in history class and imagine all the nations of the world as cute guys hanging out on a wildly inappropriate reality show. Now, toss in every stereotype ever and prepare to pledge allegiance to your favorite nation"--Publisher description.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: FUNimation Entertainment 2008

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Avery, Ellis

Summary: Relocated from 1866 New York to Japan by an abusive missionary guardian, young Aurelia Bernard befriends the daughter of Kyoto's most influential tea master, who instructs her about the fading tradition of the tea ceremony.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 0000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AVE

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: Stack the colored beads on five hardwood dowels to match the pattern cards. There are ten patterns that increase in difficulty to build matching, sequencing, and fine motor skills.

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Melissa & Doug 2003

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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: 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: What would modern life be like without technology? Where has technology made a difference? This program explores how the equipment we often take for granted has become an integral part of our daily lives. At work, at school, and in the home, technology has become one of our most valuable resources. Robots, computers, and many other types of high-tech hardware are introduced.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Delgado, Jason

Summary: "The memoir of Jason Delgado, a US Marine scout sniper and MARSOC's first lead sniper instructor. The fight for Jason Delgado's life and soul began when he was just a boy. He ultimately escaped the death and drugs of a crime-riddled Bronx by way of the United States Marine Corps. However, after earning his way into the esteemed ranks of the service's famed Scout Snipers, Delgado saw that old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DELGADO, JASON DEL

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