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Summary: This remarkable story from the past is especially timely today. Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800 years in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Menocal, Maria Rosa.

Summary: Undoing the familiar notion of the Middle Ages as a period of religious persecution and intellectual stagnation, Menocal brings us a portrait of a medieval culture where literature, science, and tolerance flourished for 500 years. The story begins as a young prince in exile--the last heir to an Islamic dynasty--founds a new kingdom on the Iberian peninsula: al-Andalus. Combining the best of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2002

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Summary: "This guide to the Balearic Islands will help you find your way around each of these beautiful islands, and help you decide exactly where to visit." -- Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.6 MAL

Tharps, Lori L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THARPS, LORI L THA

Summary: A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2000

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

Summary: When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WOM

Summary: Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN VOL

Hochschild, Adam

Summary: For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. Today we're accustomed to remembering the war through Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa's photographs. But Adam...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 946.081 HOC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 946.081 HOC

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Summary: Toby is a disillusioned director, currently heading commericals, who becomes pulled into a world of fantasy and memory when he's reunited with a Spanish cobbler he cast as Don Quixote in a student film years earlier. The old man now believes himself to be the legendary character, and Toby to be Sancho Panza, who must play along with the delusion as he also attempts to fulfill his professional...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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3 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE MAN

Terrell, Brandon

Summary: After Nate's middle school basketball team suffers a frustrating loss, he and his cousin Rachel travel back in time to see the 1992 Dream Team in Barcelona, and learn about teamwork--but he still needs to convince the other players on his team to share the ball.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TER

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Summary: Comedy film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a a Shiite terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WOM

Sepetys, Ruta

Summary: Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Sep

Summary: Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L'Age d'Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel's good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel's next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the 20,000-pesos jackpot, sending the two friends to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BUN

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Summary: Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. Their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Teshigahara's film takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí's truly spectacular architecture, including his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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Summary: In Barcelona, Spain during the last decade of the Cold War, Ted Boynton, the Spanish representative for a Chicago electric engine firm, plays host to his cousin, Fred Boynton, a lieutenant in the Navy. Ted is earnest and ambitious, but not a typical American salesman. Fred is an advance man for the Sixth Fleet's upcoming shore leave. They are smart but somewhat naive white-collar workers, who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Pictures 2002

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

Summary: "In pre-World War II London, Spanish agent Denard struggles to close a high-level business deal that will strike a blow against fascists in his native country. But industrialists not yet alert to the threat of fascism reject him. A teenage ally caught up in his efforts is murdered. And the mission itself seems a failure. Yet neither the story nor Denard will stop there. Charles Boyer plays...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co. 2010

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

Summary: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Sepetys, Ruta

Summary: "Madrid, 1957. Under the oppressive dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth. Photography introduces him to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2019

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SEP

Summary: History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors, but new evidence is being unearthed that may help rewrite history. Uncovered remains of those who died in battle along with recently discovered documents suggest that even after forming military alliances with thousands of Indian mercenaries, it took the Spanish many years to defeat the Inca Empire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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

Summary: U.S. president Ashton is in Salamanca, Spain to announce plans for a major global summit on terrorism. As he stands behind the podium in front of a loudly cheering crowd, he is shot twice. This is followed minutes later by a small explosion and then a massive blast. Secret Service agents Barnes, Taylor, and Holden immediately jump into action, trying to find the terrorists responsible amid all...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Vantage 2008

Bennett, Nellie.

Summary: A sparky, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BENNETT, NELLIE BEN

Falcones de Sierra, Ildefonso

Summary: Set in 14th century Barcelona, the 80-year construction of the Church of Santa Maria affects the lives of the citizens, those who devoted their lives to building it, and those who were sheltered there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAL

Summary: Caye, a Madrid prostitute, comes to the aid of Zulema, a Dominican streetwalker beaten by a government official blackmailing her for free sex. They form a strong bond and imagine themselves as royalty, to offer them a glimpse of hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PRI

Cercas, Javier

Summary: "From the internationally renowned author of The Impostor, a courageous journey into his own family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war--his most moving, most personal book, one he has spent his entire life preparing to write. Javier Cercas grew up hearing the legend of his adored great-uncle Manuel Mena, who died at nineteen in the bloodiest battle of the Spanish...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CER

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