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Inferno [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Howard, Ron, 1954-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.

Queen of Katwe [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Nair, Mira
Publisher Disney, [2017] Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 124 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY QUE
Summary Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

The dresser [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Eyre, Richard, 1943-
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (109 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA DRE
Summary One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear." Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager "Sir" who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser "Norman" must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time? And if he does, will he be able to perform that night?

The handmaiden [DVD videorecording] = Agassi

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Pak, Ch'an-uk, 1963-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 145 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A gripping and sensual tale of two women - a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-Wook s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

Red Platoon [CD sound recording] : a true story of American valor

New Books on CD - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Romesha, Clinton.
Publisher Books on Tape, [2016]
10 sound discs (12 hr., 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 958.1047 ROM
Summary An account of the horrendous October 2009 attack on the American Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan, told in a frank, engaging vernacular by the staff sergeant and Medal of Honor winner. Romesha ably captures the daily dangers faced by these courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan.--

Cold earth

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
386 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F CLE
Summary "In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and water smash through a house in its path. Everyone thinks the home is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity and realizes he must find out who she was and how she died"--

How to be human : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Cocozza, Paula,
Publisher Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F COC
Summary "From Guardian writer Paula Cocozza, a debut novel of the breakdown of a marriage, suburbian claustrophobia, and a woman's unseemly passion for a fox One summer's night, Mary comes home from a midnight ramble to find a baby lying on her back door step. Has Mary stolen the baby from next door? Has the baby's mother, Mary's neighbor, left her there in her acute state of post-natal depression? Or was the baby brought to Mary as a gift by the fox who is increasingly coming to dominate her life? So opens How to Be Human, a novel set in a London suburb beset by urban foxes. On leave from work, unsettled by the proximity of her ex, and struggling with her hostile neighbors, Mary has become increasingly captivated by a magnificent fox who is always in her garden. First she sees him wink at her, then he brings her presents, and finally she invites him into her house. As the boundaries between the domestic and the wild blur, and the neighbors set out to exterminate the fox, it is unclear if Mary will save the fox, or the fox save Mary. In this masterful debut, Paula Cocozza weaves together a penetrating portrait of marital breakdown, a social novel of wit and nuance, and an obsessive love story that crosses new boundaries"--

Every wild heart : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Donohue, Meg,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First Edition.
270, 12 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Call Number F DON
Summary Popular radio host Gail Gideon's career was launched years earlier by an on-air rant about her unfaithful husband. Now she's the heroine of millions of single women who tune in for her advice. But fame comes at a price. Gail struggles with falling in love, an obsessed stalker, and her socially fearful teen daughter, Nic, who emerges from a coma after a riding accident with a high-risk new personality.

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Honeyman, Gail,
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2017]
327 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HON
Summary "No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes, The only way to survive is to open your heart"--

The sisters of Blue Mountain

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Katchur, Karen,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F KAT
Summary "For Linnet, owner of a Bed and Breakfast in Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania, life has been a bit complicated lately. Hundreds of snow geese have died overnight in the dam near the B & B, sparking a media frenzy, threatening the tourist season, and bringing her estranged sister, Myna, to town. If that isn't enough, the women's father has been charged with investigating the incident. But when a younger expert is brought in to replace him on the case and then turns up dead on Linnet's B & B's property, their father becomes the primary suspect. As the investigation unfolds, the sisters will have to confront each other, their hidden past, and a side of Mountain Springs not seen before. Karen Katchur has written a thrilling novel of sisters and the secrets that bind them that is sure to appeal to readers of her acclaimed first novel, The Secrets of Lake Road"--

The baker's secret

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Kiernan, Stephen P,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
309 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F KIE
Summary After her kind mentor is arrested because of his Jewish heritage, a young baker's apprentice in Normandy engages in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry using surplus ingredients taken from occupying forces.

Confessions of a domestic failure

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Laditan, Bunmi,
Publisher Mira Books, [2017] ©2017
330 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F LAD
Summary There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the 'Motherhood Better' bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?

Alaska skies

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:40
by Macomber, Debbie,
Publisher Mira Books, 2016.
393 pages ; 17 cm.
Call Number F MAC
Summary Lonely men in Hard Luck, Alaska, looking for women. Our town might be cold, but our hearts are warm! Location: north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men!). But the three O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to town. Brides for brothers: Sawyer O'Halloran, the middle brother, isn't entirely in favor of this scheme. But he considers himself immune to any woman;even the lovely Abbey Sutherland. She's arriving in Alaska within days. However, there's a complication;or two. She hasn't told them she's arriving with kids! The marriage risk: Like his brothers, Charles O'Halloran has a distrust of marriage in general;and of anyone related to Catherine Harmon Fletcher in particular. She's the woman who tried to destroy his parents' marriage. Too bad Lanni Caldwell, the only woman he's ever really fallen for, is Catherine's granddaughter...

Jump start responsive web design

New Nonfiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Ward, Chris,
Publisher Sitepoint, [2017] ©2017
2nd edition.
xii, 152 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 006.7 WAR
Summary "The pixel-perfect web is dead. The days of positioning elements on a web page and expecting them to always display exactly how we wanted are a distant memory; we now cope with the constant barrage of new and varied devices that our designs need to look fantastic on. Responsive web design is no longer a nice-to-have bonus feature, it's an expected must-have. This book aims to get you started understanding, and using, the suite of CSS and HTML tools available for responding to this new world of devices"--Back cover.

The thirst

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Nesbø, Jo, 1960-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
461 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Call Number F NES
Summary In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

Less than a treason

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:40
by Stabenow, Dana,
Publisher Head of Zeus, 2017 ©2017
309 pages : illustrations ; map ; 24 cm.
Call Number M STA
Summary Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5'1" tall, carrires a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat, and owns a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine; and she needs to be, to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. And throw their worst the wilds have: Kate and Mutt have both been shot.

Madea on the run [DVD videorecording] : the play

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:40
by Perry, Tyler,
Publisher TP Entertainment, Inc., [2016] Lionsgate ©2016
1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY MAD
Summary On the run from the law, Madea hides out at Bam's house, thinking she will lie low. Unfortunately, Bam's house is packed with rambunctious family and friends, and Madea finds herself needing to lay down her own law and drop the hammer.

Paterson [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:40
by Jarmusch, Jim, 1953-
Publisher Universal, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA PAT
Summary Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing.

Illinois history.

Magazines - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:40
by Illinois State Historical Library.
Publisher Illinois State Historical Library in cooperation with the Illinois State Historical Society, 1957-
v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Call Number APRIL 1995


Magazines - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:40
Publisher Meigher Communications, c1994-
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Magazines/Serials Other
Call Number XX(526655.1) OCT/NOV 2016