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Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

New Nonfiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by Wallace, Rich
Publisher Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
352 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Books
Call Number 973.92092 WAL
Summary "Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as "Bloody Lowndes," an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels's poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.

Zika : the emerging epidemic

New Nonfiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by McNeil, Donald G., Jr.,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
First edition.
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 614.5 MCN
Summary An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

Almost Friends [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:40
by Highmore, Freddie
Publisher Gravitas Ventures, 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA ALM
Summary Once a promising young chef, now an unmotivated twenty-something, Charlie is living at home with his mother and stepfather while working as an assistant manager at a movie theatre and living vicariously through his best friend, Ben. But his life takes an unpredictable turn when he finds himself falling for local barista Amber. Problem is, Amber has her own distractions, her mooching cousin/roommate, a track-star boyfriend and steadfast plans to move to New York City.

Blade Runner 2049 (DVD) [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:40
by Ford, Harrison
Publisher Warner Bros., 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI BLA
Summary A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. "...this is a movie that takes itself very seriously..."--San Francisco Chronicle "There is a something to think about here, a fair amount to feel and even more to see."--New York Times "The special effects are impeccable, and include sequences that blur the line, evocatively, between what's real and unreal."--Washington Post

Arrival [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Villeneuve, Denis, 1967-
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI ARR
Summary When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Loving [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Nichols, Jeff, 1978-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA LOV
Summary The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Ouija. Origin of evil [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Howard, Jeff,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (1 hr., 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR OUI
Summary In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Swimming lessons

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Fuller, Claire,
Publisher Tin House Books, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
350 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F FUL
Summary "Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband Gil about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters"--Dust jacket flap.

A cure for wellness [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Verbinski, Gore,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SUSPENSE CUR
Summary An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious 'wellness center' at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

A united kingdom [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Asante, Amma, 1969-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA UNI
Summary Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s where he has gone to study law prior to his ascension to the throne. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

Before I fall [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Russo-Young, Ry, 1981-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BEF
Summary After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good.

The last word [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Pellington, Mark, 1962-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY LAS
Summary Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship.

The sense of an ending [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Batra, Ritesh, 1979-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approx. 108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI SEN
Summary A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10. [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Elster, Charles Harrington.
Publisher Blackstone Audio Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 428.1 ELS
Summary People Judge You By the Words You Use. Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success. Join the Top 5 Percent When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people. This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again. Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition will help you to: Become more articulate and colorful when speaking Gain an excellent command of the English language Be more competitive in your career Get an edge over others More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition in the privacy of your own home or car and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!

The Sunshine sisters [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Green, Jane, 1968-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRE
Summary "The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London--and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all."--

Camino Island [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Grisham, John,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRI
Summary Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.

The murder house [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, 2015.
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multimillion-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local, but she hasn't been back since she was a girl. Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan. And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself, as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion's history is much darker than even the town's most salacious gossips could have imagined. As more bodies surface, and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes in on her, she must risk her own life to expose the truth -- before the Murder House claims another victim.

The ultimatum [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Robards, Karen.
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 58 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will...Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business. Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master. She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole...and she's damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccup...if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened...and set it right, before it's too late.

Come sundown [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Roberts, Nora.
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2017.
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (17 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM ROB
Summary "The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead. But she isn't. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose--and her mind has been shattered. When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it's the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him--and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice's sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past--and the threat that follows in her wake--will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined"--

Theft by finding [CD sound recording] : diaries (1977-2002)

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Sedaris, David,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 818.54 SED
Summary For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available. Now, Sedaris brings listeners his favorite entries. From deeply poignant to laugh-out-loud funny, these selections reveal with new intimacy a man longtime readers only think they know.

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