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Summary: Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 808.042 LAN

Summary: What if you could travel in time as well? Imagine yourself transported to the sparkling court society of 18th-century France, or sailing aboard a 19th-century whaling ship. What secrets would you learn about the human condition and the lives lived in distant lands and eras? And what about the most remarkable journey of all: the voyage inside the mind of another human being, in which you plumb...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 CLA
Call number: DVD 809 CLA PART 1
Call number: DVD 809 CLA PART 2
Call number: DVD 809 CLA PART 3

Summary: Award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific takes viewers on a fascinating international journey through civilization across the ages and around the world, all through the lens of cooking. In 24 fascinating lectures, while he cooks, Dr. Albala welcomes viewers into his own home kitchen, encouraging them to explore unfamiliar cuisines as a type of gastronomic time travel...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.509 COO

Summary: The three centuries following the death of Jesus were a momentous and turbulent era in Western religious thought. During this time, as Christianity began its massive growth, few if any influences on the theological landscape were as significant as the religious movements know as Gnosticism. Gnosticism intersected deeply with early Christian thought, sparking religious ideologies that competed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 299 GNO

Summary: Features some of the finest college professors in America, lecturing on literature written from ancient times to the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 GRE

Summary: The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name philosophy. Three persistent themes--understood as problems--are knowledge, conduct, and governance, on which there is a storehouse of insights, some so utterly persuasive as to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Summary: Part 1 includes an introduction to the entire series and to the enduring problems of philosophy. The critical tensions in Western thought are identified and the context is set for the great conversation that follows. This first part of the series is foundational, designed to teach basic facts about the philosophers and traditions covered. Classical Origins examines the origins of philosophy in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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Summary: A survey of the 3,000 years of Egyptian history from prehistoric times to the death of Cleopatra.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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Summary: This course introduces the student to the history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect of the Germanic-speaking peoples, through the literary and cultural documents of its 1500 year span, to the state of American speech of the present day.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2008

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 420.9 HIS
Call number: DVD 420.9 HIS

Summary: Chronicles the history of the United States from colonial origins to the beginning of the 21st century. Lectures presented by Allen C. Guelzo, Eastern University; Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia; Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 HIS
Call number: DVD 973 HIS VOL. 1
Call number: DVD 973 HIS VOL. 2

Contents: Disc 1. An introduction to drawing ; Drawing materials for line ; Drawing fundamentals and first exercises ; Line and shape: Line and aggregate shape ; Line and shape: Volume and figure-ground ; Line and shape: Positive and negative shape -- Disc 2. Composition: The format and its armature ; Composition: How artists compose ; Line and shape: Line attributes and gesture ; Composition: Shape and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.2 Bro
Call number: DVD 741.2 Bro

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.2 HOW
Call number: DVD 741.2 HOW

Contents: Disc 1. Jump start your edible garden -- Planning for gardening success -- Building your garden foundation -- Starting plants from seeds -- Planting vegetables and herbs -- Low-maintenance garden tips -- disc 2. Small fruit cultivateion and care -- Growing fruit trees -- Eco-friendly pest management -- Food harvesting tips & tricks -- Composting and vermicomposting -- Extending the growing season.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 635 HOW
Call number: DVD 635 HOW

Summary: The body is a fortress under constant assault. It faces threats from infectious diseases, parasites, allergens, environmental toxins, physical trauma, and natural disasters from without, to overzealous allergic, immune, and inflammatory responses, and cellular mutations from within. This course is an introduction to the field of pathophysiology--the study of the disruptions in a normal body's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.07 HUM

Summary: University of Michigan professor Eric S. Rabkin discusses the fantastic in its most important modern variety, science fiction, as part of the entire course on fantasy literature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820 MAS
Call number: DVD 820 MAS

Summary: "In 36 half-hour lectures, this course explores myths from around the world, focusing in particular on myths outside the Greco-Roman world..."--Guidebook.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 201 MYT
Call number: DVD 201 MYT

Summary: Taught by acclaimed linguist, author, and Professor John McWhorter of Columbia University, Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage dispels the cloud of confusion that clings to English, giving you a crystal-clear view of why we use it the way we do and where it fits into the diverse languages of the world. After completing these 24 lectures, you will think about how you use English in a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2012

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 420.9 McW
Call number: DVD 420.9 McW

Summary: "This course is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of how your body works and to enable you to set and meet your own health and fitness goals..."--Guidebook p. 1".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.7 PHY

Summary: Learn step-by-step approach to modern homesteading no matter where you live.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 635 PIO

Summary: "Energy is, without a doubt, the very foundation of the universe. It's the engine that powers life and fuels the evolution of human civilization. Yet for all its importance, what energy really is and how it works remains a mystery to most non-scientists. For example: Where does most of our energy come from, and how is it sourced? How do energy technologies, both primitive and cutting-edge,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 550 SCI
Call number: DVD 550 SCI

Summary: Dr. Silver provides a foundation for understanding how life works at the level of genes and molecules that interact in complex networks to drive human development, evolution, and behavior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 611 SCI
Call number: DVD 611 SCI

Summary: We've all said it to ourselves at one point or another: "If only I had more willpower, I could do the things I really want to do." Having the mental fortitude to reach your goals, whether they concern your job, your personal finances, your skills at a hobby, or even your waistline, seems forever unattainable. But here's the truth: Greater willpower and lasting success actually well within your...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 158.3 SCI

Summary: Living through a disaster is not a question of if, it's a question of when. This lecture offers a practical guide for protecting the individual, their family, and their community. Taught by Professor Stephen Owen of Radford University, these fourteen fast-paced lectures will arm viewers with information for planning ahead so they can prepare for the effects of a disaster or catastrophe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.34 OWE

Benjamin, Arthur

Summary: One key to improving and expanding your math potential--whether you're a corporate executive or a high-school student--lies in the powerful ability to perform mental math calculations. Solving basic math problems in your head is a gateway to success in understanding and mastering higher mathematical fields such as algebra, statistics, and calculus. Mental mathematics also is valuable when...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 Benjamin 2011

Briwa, Bill.

Contents: Good, better, best strategies -- Nutritious and satisfying whole grains -- Adding flavor with healthy oils -- Protein : understanding your choices -- Powerful micronutrients : cooking with color -- Making healthy cooking a lifestyle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2013

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 EVE
Call number: DVD 641.5 EVE

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