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Summary: When an Australian aid-worker is kidnapped by Muslim extremists, a high-stakes race to save his life pits East against West in these exciting new episodes. From the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to Melbourne, Jack Irish is caught in a global web of religious zealotry among right-wing Christians and media-savvy jihadists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Cham, Jorge.

Summary: Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore--there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson team up to explore everything we don't know about the universe, and while introducing the biggest mysteries in physics, they also helpfully demystify many complicated things we do...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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Summary: As a son helps his mother arrange for the burial of his father in the traditional Chinese custom of his mother's village, the beautiful and touching story of his parent's courtship unfolds. His father was from the city and came to his mother's village to become the schoolmaster. In the days of arranged marriages, the son discovers that his parents marriage was the first marriage based on love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2001

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Kao, George

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. Co. 1974

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 817 KAO

Summary: Thicker than water: A faded photograph leads powerful attorney Natalie Jones to the bittersweet secrets of her father's past--where horses run free, families are bound by honor, and true love really exists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD HAL

Contents: Ain't she sweet / Beatles. -- Telstar / Tornados. -- Shout / Lulu & the Luvers. -- Some other guy / Big Three. -- Yeh, yeh / George Fame & the Blue Flames. -- My Bonnie / Beatles with Tony Sheridan. -- Everything's alright / Mojos. -- Downtown / Petula Clark. -- Game of love / Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders. -- Baby, please don't go / Them. -- Road runner / Pretty Things. -- Diane / Bachelors....

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rhino 1991

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK BRI

Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia

Summary: Presents the lives and accomplishments of eight women artists from around the world. Every story comes with an engaging activity that will nurture a child's own varied skills and inspire them to pursue a treasured goal or aspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Series 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 AMS

Summary: A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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2 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWI

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Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

Summary: Ray is an ex-convict who is married to Frenchy, a former stripper. Ray concocts a scheme to rob a bank by digging a tunnel from a defunct pizza place next door. As a cover, Frenchy opens a cookie shop in the storefront while Ray digs in the back. Ray's burglary is a failure, but Frenchy's cookies are a rousing success, and within a year the store has spawned a nationwide franchise that makes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2000

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

Summary: This take on the traditional wuxia film, set in 9th century China, centers on Nie Yinniang, a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts to be an assassin who is directed to slay corrupt government officials. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth with orders to kill her betrothed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi's passion for comics not only leads him becomes a means of supporting his poor family but also leads him to redefine the manga landscape. He pioneered gekiga (dramatic pictures), an alternative genre for adults which is by encouraging an alternative genre for adults which is realistic, disquieting and grapples with the darker aspects of life. This film...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kimstim 2011

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

Summary: Tap World is an award-winning feature-length documentary starring the most cutting-edge tap dancers from across the globe. Brought to you by the Executive Producers of the highly acclaimed short film, Tap Heat, this documentary follows leaders of the art form who are shaping the community around them. Their personal stories of inspiration, struggle, and triumph are keeping this art form alive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2015

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

Summary: Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GRA

Zhao, Ziyang.

Summary: Gives readers a front row seat to the secret inner workings of China's government. It is the story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, who tried to stop the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, and was dethroned for his efforts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.058 ZHAO, ZIYANG ZHA

Zhao, Wenzhuo

Summary: In the sixteenth century in China, a commander and his newly promoted general devise a plan to rid the country's coastline of pirates.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA Inc 2017

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

Summary: Inspector Morse is a melancholy, enigmatic and romantic man who never uses his first name and who find solace in real ale, classical music, and difficult crosswords. Together with his able sergeant Lewis, Morse uses his considerable intellect and passion for truth and justice to investigate death and murder in the English university town of Oxford. (Happy families) When Sir John Balcombe is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV INS

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Summary: A historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years. From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, no expense was spared in the production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy. 1911 is a true...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2011

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Contents: Tanga (Machito and the Afro-Cubans) (3:52) -- Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra with Chano Pozo) (3:09) -- The peanut vendor (El manisero) (Stan Kenton and his orchestra) (2:48) -- Mango mangüé (Charlie Parker with Machito and his Afro-Cuban orchestra) (2:58) -- Mambo (Machito and his Afro-Cuban orchestra featuring Charlie Parker) (3:18) -- Mambo beat (Tito Puente) (4:12) -- Mambo Inn...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2002

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JAZZ LAT

Various artists

Contents: Cafúa / Nonato & Seu Conjunto -- Mar afunda / Os Novos Crioulos -- Crioula multicolorida / José Roberto -- Agora é moda / Rita Lee -- No aguento você / Trio Esperança -- 16 Toneladas (Sixteen tons) / Noriel Vilela -- Ele guenta / Chocolate da Bahia -- E necessário / Tim Maia -- Cobra criada / Joao Bosco -- Tanga / Som Três -- Uma Rosa prà dita / Os Incriveis -- Aleluia / Robson Jorge -- Jeep /...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Mr Bongo 2006

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN Brazi

Contents: Flight attendant (Josh Rouse) -- Last tango in Paris (suite pt. 2) (Gato Barbieri) -- Thank you (fallettin me be mice elf agin) (Sly & the Family Stone) -- Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen : from "Die Zauberflöte (The magic flute) ([Sumi Jo, soprano]; Wiener Philharmoniker, George Solti, conductor) / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Heart of gold (Neil Young) -- Kaliyugavaradana (U. Srinivas)...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Monkeywrench Records 2010

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM EAT

Summary: Follow the courageous journey of John Lewis, a civil rights hero, congressional leader, and human rights champion whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years. The son of sharecroppers, Lewis grew up in the segregated South and rose from Alabama's Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill. His humble origins have forever linked him to those whose voices often go unheard.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: The adrenaline-filled odyssey of five legendary kungfu monks in search of the American dream. The men in this movie are not only accomplished Zen masters but famous kungfu stars with huge followings. It also has footage and history of the Shaolin Temple in Henan province, & chronicles the creation of Zen and kungfu by a wandering monk named Bodhidharma 1500 years ago. Today the temple is a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2004

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

Summary: After years as a political prisoner in a labor camp during China's Cultural Revolution, Lu returns to his devoted wife Feng, only to discover she has amnesia and is unable to recognize him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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