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Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
FIC Mur
Metro 2033 [Audiobook]
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
FIC Glu
A Mad Desire To Dance [Large Print]
Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson
LP FIC Wie
My Father's Notebook
Kader Abdolah, Susan Massotty
FIC Abd
Absent : A Novel
Batūl Khuḍayrī, Muhayman Jamil
FIC Khu
On Black Sisters' Street : A Novel
Chika Unigwe
FIC Uni
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FIC Adi
Palace Walk
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
FIC Mah
Battle Royale : The Novel
Kōshun Takami, Yuji Oniki
FIC Tak
The Alchemist [Audiobook]
Paulo Coelho, Jeremy Irons
FIC Coe
Death And The Penguin
Andreĭ Kurkov, George Bird
FIC Kur
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao [Large Print]
Junot Díaz
LP FIC Dia
Death Of A Red Heroine
Xiaolong Qiu
FIC Qiu
The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
955.054 Sat
Dreaming In Cuban
Cristina García
FIC
The God Of Small Things [Audiobook]
Arundhati Roy, Donada Peters
FIC Roy
Invitation To A Beheading
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
FIC Nab
The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
FIC Adi
Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out
Yan Mo, Howard Goldblatt
FIC Mo
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
FIC Ach

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
Description: An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson
Description: Doriel, a European orphan transplanted to New York, carries with him a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a resistance leader during World War II, survived the war but soon afterward died in a car crash with Doriel's father. His longing for his parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him unable to experience the most basic joys in life. A gifted psychoanalyst helps bring him to a crossroads: to a shocking discovery about his mother's life and his own birth, and to the understanding that even the most intimate of wounds can be healed.
Call Number: LP FIC Wie
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Batūl Khuḍayrī, Muhayman Jamil
Call Number: FIC Khu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Kōshun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Description: With unemployment at an all-time high and violence amongst school children almost out of control, the Japanese government introduces the "Battle Royale Act." A randomly chosen school class is taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death. One pupil only is allowed to survive as proof of the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to end the violence.
Call Number: FIC Tak
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Andreĭ Kurkov, George Bird
Description: Aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of local dignitaries--articles to be filed for use when the time comes. The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin.
Call Number: FIC Kur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Xiaolong Qiu
Call Number: FIC Qiu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Cristina García
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Call Number: FIC Nab
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Yan Mo, Howard Goldblatt
Description: Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his generosity and kindness to his peasants, is not only stripped of his land and worldly possessions in Mao's Land Reform Movement of 1948, but is cruelly executed, despite his protestations of innocence. He goes to Hell, where Lord Yama, king of the underworld, has Ximen Nao tortured endlessly, trying to make him admit his guilt, to no avail. Finally, in disgust, Lord Yama allows Ximen Nao to return to earth, to his own farm, where he is reborn not as a human but first as a donkey, then an ox, pig, dog, monkey, and finally the big-headed boy Lan Qiansui. Through the earthy and hugely entertaining perspectives of these animals, Ximen Nao narrates fifty years of modern Chinese history, ending on the eve of the new millennium. Here is an absolutely spellbinding tale that reveals the author's love of the land, beset by so many ills, traditional and modern.
Call Number: FIC Mo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
Description: "The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiaiton, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro--the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people united around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro--and maybe the whole of humanity."--Container.
Call Number: FIC Glu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Kader Abdolah, Susan Massotty
Call Number: FIC Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chika Unigwe
Call Number: FIC Uni
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Paulo Coelho, Jeremy Irons
Description: "An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within."--Summary from book.
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Junot Díaz
Call Number: LP FIC Dia
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Marjane Satrapi
Call Number: 955.054 Sat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Arundhati Roy, Donada Peters
Description: In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
Call Number: FIC Roy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Aravind Adiga
Description: Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chinua Achebe
Description: Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action.
Call Number: FIC Ach
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016

Creating Better Communities Through Activism

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Combat troubled times with knowledge! At your fingertips are the stories of other activists who dared to create change, and guides to creating change in your own communities.

A People's History Of The United States : 1492-present
Howard Zinn
973 Zin 2003
Stamped From The Beginning : The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Becoming A Citizen Activist : Stories, Strategies & Advice For Changing Our World
Nick Licata
324.2 Lic
Talk Like Ted [Audiobook]
Carmine Gallo
658.452 Gal
Black Lives Matter
Sue Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris
YA 305.8 Edw
The Beautiful Struggle
Ta-Nehisi Coates
B Coa
Caring Economics : Conversations On Altruism And Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, And The Dalai Lama
Tania Singer, Matthieu Ricard, Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho
174.4 Car
The Fight For Fifteen : The Right Wage For A Working America
David Rolf, Corrie Watterson Bryant
331.23 Rol
Citizenville : How To Take The Town Square Digital And Reinvent Government
Gavin Christopher Newsom, Lisa Dickey
352.38 New
The Fractured Republic [Audiobook]
Yuval Levin
306.2 Lev
Congratulations, By The Way : Some Thoughts On Kindness
George Saunders
177.7 Sau
The Green Boat : Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture
Mary Bray Pipher
303.4 Pip
Far And Away : Reporting From The Brink Of Change : Seven Continents, Twenty-five Years
Andrew Solomon
303.4 Sol
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander
364.973 Ale
Fighting For Common Ground : How We Can Fix The Stalemate In Congress
Olympia J. (Olympia Jean) Snowe
328.73 Sno
The Parties Versus The People : How To Turn Republicans And Democrats Into Americans
Mickey Edwards
320.973 Edw
Forgetting To Be Afraid
Wendy Davis
B Dav
This Is An Uprising : How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping The Twenty-first Century
Mark Engler, Paul Engler
303.61 Eng
Give Us The Ballot : The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America
Ari Berman
324.62 Ber
To Protect And Serve : How To Fix America's Police
Norm Stamper
ordered 071416
Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, And The Struggle To Educate America's Children
Sarah Carr
371.93 Car
We Too Sing America : South Asian, Arab, Muslim, And Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future
Deepa (Deepa Vasudeva) Iyer
305.8 Iye
Indivisible : Poems For Social Justice
Gail Bush, Randy Meyer
YA 811.008 Ind
We Were Feminists Once : From Riot Grrrl To Covergirl®, The Buying And Selling Of A Political Movement
Andi Zeisler
305.42 Zei
Integration Nation : Immigrants, Refugees, And America At Its Best
Susan E Eaton
305.8 Eat
Winning Arguments : What Works And Doesn't Work In Politics, The Bedroom, The Courtroom, And The Classroom
Stanley Eugene Fish
808 Fis
March. Book One
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
J 323.1 Lew Book 1

Howard Zinn
Call Number: 973 Zin 2003
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Nick Licata
Call Number: 324.2 Lic
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Sue Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris
Description: "Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light."--from the publisher's website
Call Number: YA 305.8 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Tania Singer, Matthieu Ricard, Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho
Description: Can the hyperambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth? Or is economics driven solely by materialism and self-interest? In Caring Economics, experts consider these questions alongside the Dalai Lama in a wide-ranging, scientific-based discussion on economics and altruism.
Call Number: 174.4 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Gavin Christopher Newsom, Lisa Dickey
Description: "By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America. Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 352.38 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
George Saunders
Description: Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, author and teacher George Saunders shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life.
Call Number: 177.7 Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Andrew Solomon
Description: Psychologist, lecturer and activist Andrew Solomon's essays about places undergoing seismic political and cultural shifts, around the globe and across a generation. A testament to the importance of travel and bearing witness, they encompass South Africa and Brazil, China and Romania, Guatemala and the Solomon Islands, exploring history as it unfolds, largely through the people who are creating and being shaped by it. Far and Away chronicles a life's journey to the nexus of hope, courage, and the uncertainty of lived experience, while illuminating the development of Solomon's insightful and empathetic worldview. These essays are rooted in intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal and revel in our common humanity.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Call Number: 303.4 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Olympia J. (Olympia Jean) Snowe
Description: In this timely call to action, Snowe explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise. A leading moderate with a reputation for crossing the aisle, Snowe proposes solutions for bridging the partisan divide in Washington.
Call Number: 328.73 Sno
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Wendy Davis
Description: A personal memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single-mom high school dropout, her divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the early political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas Senate.
Call Number: B Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Ari Berman
Description: On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, an account of the continuing battle over the right to vote The adoption of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power--over the right to vote, the central pillar of our democracy. A history of voting rights since 1965, Give Us the Ballot tells the story of what happened after the act was passed. Berman chronicles the transformative impact the act had on American democracy and investigates how the fight over the right to vote has continued in the decades since. From new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth, to cynical efforts to limit political representation by gerrymandering electoral districts, to the Supreme Court's recent decision that declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself unconstitutional, to the efforts by the Justice Department and grassroots activists to counter these attacks, Berman tells the story of the pitched contest over the very heart of our democracy.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.62 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Sarah Carr
Description: "Geraldlynn is a lively, astute 14-year-old. Her family, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, returns home to find a radically altered public education system. Geraldlynns parents hope their daughter's new school will prepare her college-but the teenager has ideals and ambitions of her own. Aidan is a fresh-faced Harvard grad drawn to New Orleans by the possibility of bringing change to a flood-ravaged city. He teaches at an ambitious charter school with a group of newcomers determined to show the world they can use science, data, and hard work to build a model school. Mary Laurie is a veteran educator who becomes principal of one of the first public high schools to reopen after Katrina. Laurie and her staff find they must fight each day not only to educate the city's teenagers, but to keep the Walker community safe and whole. In this powerful narrative non-fiction debut, the lives of these three characters provide readers with a vivid and sobering portrait of education in twenty-first-century America. Hope Against Hope works in the same tradition as Random Family and There Are No Children Here to capture the challenges of growing up and learning in a troubled world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 371.93 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Gail Bush, Randy Meyer
Description: "Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society. Foreword by COMMON"-- Provided by publisher".
Call Number: YA 811.008 Ind
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Susan E Eaton
Description: Integration Nation takes readers on a compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America's xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members of their new communities. In Utah, we meet educators who connect newly arrived Spanish-speaking students and U.S.-born English-speaking students, who share classrooms and learn in two languages. In North Carolina, we visit the nation's fastest-growing community-development credit union, serving immigrants and U.S.- born depositors and helping to lower borrowing thresholds and crime rates alike. In recent years, politicians in a handful of local communities and states have passed laws and regulations designed to make it easier to deport unauthorized immigrants or to make their lives so unpleasant that they'd just leave. The media's unrelenting focus on these ultimately self-defeating measures created the false impression that these politicians speak for most of America. They don't. Integration Nation movingly reminds us that we each have choices to make about how to think and act in the face of the rapid cultural transformation that has reshaped the United States. Giving voice to people who choose integration over exclusion, who opt for open-heartedness instead of fear, Integration Nation is a desperately needed road map for a nation still finding its way beyond anti-immigrant hysteria to higher ground--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Eat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Description: This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. HIs commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Wasiington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Baraka Obama, the first African-American president -- From cover flaps.
Call Number: J 323.1 Lew Book 1
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. Historian Ibram X. Kendi argues that racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the lives of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W. E. B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Racist thinking did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Racist ideas were created and popularized in an effort to defend deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and to rationalize the nation's racial inequities in everything from wealth to health. While racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.--From publisher's description
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Carmine Gallo
Description: By revealing the top nine secrets of the most successful TED Talks ever given, author and communications guru Carmine Gallo gives readers the ultimate guide to public speaking.
Call Number: 658.452 Gal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: Son of Vietnam vet and black awareness advocate Paul Coates--a poor man who set out to publish lost classics of black history--Ta- Nehisi drifts toward salvation at Howard University, while his ominous brother Big Bill finds his own rhythm hustling.
Call Number: B Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
David Rolf, Corrie Watterson Bryant
Description: The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage--the highest in the United States--without a bloody political battle. Combining history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom, The Fight for Fifteen makes a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage as the only practical solution to reversing America's decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation. David Rolf offers an explanation of "middle out" economics, an emerging popular economic theory that suggests that the origins of prosperity in capitalist economies lie with workers and consumers, not investors and employers. A blueprint for a different and hopeful American future, The Fight for Fifteen offers concrete tools, ideas, and inspiration for anyone interested in real change in our lifetimes--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 331.23 Rol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Yuval Levin
Description: Levin argues for a modernizing politics that avoids both radical individualism and a centralizing statism and instead revives the middle layers of society, families and communities, schools and churches, charities and associations, local governments and markets. Through them, Americans can achieve not a single solution to the problems of the age but multiple and tailored answers fitted to the daunting range of challenges and suited to enable an American revival.
Call Number: 306.2 Lev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Mary Bray Pipher
Description: Offers guidance for transforming fears about environmental issues into useful forces in individual lives, advocating the taking of small, constructive steps toward handling problems that seem beyond our control, and maintaining hope.
Call Number: 303.4 Pip
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Michelle Alexander
Description: "As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them." "In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: 364.973 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Mickey Edwards
Description: A former congressman draws on his first-hand experience with legislative battles to present a solution-based, practical way to break the stranglehold of the political party system and banish the negative effects of partisan warfare.
Call Number: 320.973 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Mark Engler, Paul Engler
Description: "Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals. Although it continues to prove its importance in political life, the strategic use of nonviolent action is poorly understood. Nonviolence is usually studied as a philosophy or moral code, rather than as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. This is an Uprising corrects this oversight. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, and if we decline to incorporate them into our view of how societies progress, then we pass up the chance to fully grasp a critical phenomenon-and to harness its power to create lasting change. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.61 Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Norm Stamper
Description: "American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism-from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples-appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people-and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 071416
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Deepa (Deepa Vasudeva) Iyer
Description: Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half. In We Too Sing America, activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to the violent opposition to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and to the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan. Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. She looks at topics including Islamophobia in the Bible Belt; the "Bermuda Triangle" of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hysteria; and the energy of new reform movements, including those of "undocumented and unafraid" youth and Black Lives Matter. In a book that reframes the discussion of race in America, a young activist provides ideas from the front lines of post-9/11 America.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Iye
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Andi Zeisler
Description: A critical assessment of feminism today draws on the stories of institutions and everyday women to illuminate how feminism has been compromised by market forces, subversive politics and popular culture, sharing strategic recommendations for how to reverse marginalizing trends.--From statement at NoveList.
Call Number: 305.42 Zei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Stanley Eugene Fish
Description: Stanley Fish offers insight and outlines the crucial keys you need to win any debate, anywhere, anytime-- drawn from landmark legal cases, politics, his own career, and even popular film and television.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 808 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016

Ever After High

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Are you into the adventures of the kids of Fairytale characters? Then these are for you!

A Hidden Magic
Vivian Vande Velde, Trina Schart Hyman
J FIC Van
Of Giants And Ice
Shelby Bach
J FIC Bac
Abandon
Meg Cabot
YA FIC Cab
Out Of The Wild
Sarah Beth Durst
J FIC Dur
Buckle and Squash : The Perilous Princess Plot
Sarah Courtauld
J FIC Cou
Princess Academy
Shannon Hale
J FIC Hal
Cinder
Marissa Meyer
YA FIC Mey
Reckless
Cornelia Funke, Lionel Wigram, Oliver Latsch
J FIC Fun
Cinderella Stays Late
Joan Holub, Suzanne Adair
J FIC Hol
Sisters Red
Jackson Pearce
YA FIC Pea
Dr. Critchlore's School For Minions
Sheila Grau, Joe Sutphin
J FIC Gra
Tales From The Hood
Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson
J FIC Buc
Escape From The Carnivale
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
J FIC Bar
The Isle Of The Lost : A Descendants Novel
Melissa De la Cruz
J FIC De l
Fairest Of All
Sarah Mlynowski
J FIC Mly
The Kingdom Keepers
Ridley Pearson
J FIC Pea
Graceling
Kristin Cashore
YA FIC Cas
The School For Good And Evil
Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno
J FIC Cha
Handbook For Dragon Slayers
Merrie Haskell
J FIC Has
The Two Princesses Of Bamarre
Gail Carson Levine
J FIC Lev
Hex Hall
Rachel Hawkins
YA FIC Haw
Towering
Alex Flinn
YA FIC Fli
Into The Wild
Sarah Beth Durst
J FIC Dur
Wizard's Hall
Jane Yolen
J FIC Yol
Just Ella
Margaret Peterson Haddix
YA FIC Had
Rump : The True Story Of Rumpelstiltskin
Liesl Shurtliff
J FIC Shu
My Very Unfairy Tale Life
Anna Staniszewski
J FIC Sta

Vivian Vande Velde, Trina Schart Hyman
Description: Lost in a magic forest and separated from her prince, Princess Jennifer seeks help from a kindly young sorcerer in battling an evil witch.
Call Number: J FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Meg Cabot
Description: A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld
Call Number: YA FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Courtauld
Description: This is the story of two very different sisters--Eliza, who longs to ride into battle against villains and dragons, and Lavender, who would give anything to be a pampered princess. Before the end of the story both of them have had a chance to fulfill their dreams, though not quite in the way they intended. Accompanied by their depressed goat, Gertrude, with their granny's warnings about the Black Death ringing in their ears, they head out into the forest and come face to face with an evil count who definitely does not have their best interests at heart
Call Number: J FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Marissa Meyer
Description: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Joan Holub, Suzanne Adair
Description: When Cinderella starts her first week at Grimm Academy, she must stop her evil stepsisters from plotting a villainous deed at the prince's ball, and enlists the help of friends Snow, Red, and Rapunzel, as well a a pair of magic slippers.
Call Number: J FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sheila Grau, Joe Sutphin
Description: At his boarding school for monsters, a young werewolf learns a devastating truth about his family while uncovering a plot to sabotage the world's finest training program for aspiring minions to evil overlords.
Call Number: J FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
Description: When Surf the mermaid is captured by the evil Captain Crookshank and his crew, her friends enlist James, one of the Lost Boys, to help rescue her.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Mlynowski
Description: After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale.
Call Number: J FIC Mly
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Kristin Cashore
Description: In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Merrie Haskell
Description: Yearning for life in a cloistered scriptorium, thirteen-year-old Princess Matilda, whose lame foot brings fear of the evil eye, escapes her scheming cousin Ivo and joins her servant Judith and an old friend, Parz, in hunting dragons and writing about them.
Call Number: J FIC Has
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Rachel Hawkins
Description: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Call Number: YA FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Beth Durst
Description: Having escaped from the Wild and the preordained fairy tale plots it imposes, Rapunzel, along with her daughter Julie Marchen, tries to live a fairly normal life, but when the Wild breaks free and takes over their town, it is Julie who has to prevent everyone from being trapped in the events of a story
Call Number: J FIC Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Description: In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
Call Number: YA FIC Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Anna Staniszewski
Description: Jenny, a professional adventurer, would prefer spending time with her friends over helping magical kingdoms around the universe, but soon she is given the choice to return to her normal life or go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
Call Number: J FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Shelby Bach
Description: Eleven-year-old Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School
Call Number: J FIC Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Beth Durst
Description: Twelve-year-old Julie Marchen tries to protect her world from a villain who is using her naive father, Rapunzel's prince, to restore power to the fairy tale world of the Wild, during a cross-country adventure that features Sleeping Beauty, dragons, and a truly wicked Fairy Godmother.
Call Number: J FIC Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Shannon Hale
Description: While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Cornelia Funke, Lionel Wigram, Oliver Latsch
Description: Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.
Call Number: J FIC Fun
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Jackson Pearce
Description: After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son.
Call Number: YA FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson
Description: When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved.
Call Number: J FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Melissa De la Cruz
Description: Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.
Call Number: J FIC De l
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Ridley Pearson
Description: Thirteen-year-old Finn Whitman and four other young teens have been transformed into holograms to be guides for visitors to Disney World. When Finn is unexpectedly transported to the Magic Kingdom in his hologram form, Wayne, an Imagineer, tells him that he and the other guides must save the park from the scheming witch Maleficent and the Overtakers.
Call Number: J FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno
Description: Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed.
Call Number: J FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Gail Carson Levine
Description: With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.
Call Number: J FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Alex Flinn
Description: "A contemporary retelling of Rapunzel told from the alternating perspectives of three teens whose fates unknowingly bind them together to destroy a greater evil"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Fli
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Jane Yolen
Description: A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.
Call Number: J FIC Yol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Liesl Shurtliff
Description: Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.
Call Number: J FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015

British Mysteries - DVDs

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Series created from classic and contemporary British mysteries, and some written specifically for the small screen.

Agatha Christie's Partners In Crime [DVD]
Jessica Raine, David Walliams, Clarke Peters, Alice Krige, Agatha Christie
Drama
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Great Deliverance [DVD]
Richard Laxton, Ruth Baumgarten, Lizzie Mickery, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small
Drama
Agatha Christie's Poirot. The Classic Collection. Set 1, Volume 1 [DVD]
Brian Eastman, Edward Bennett, Andrew Grieve, David Suchet, Hugh Fraser
Drama
Inspector Morse Collection Set. Absolute Conviction [DVD]
John Thaw, Kevin Whately, John Brown, Deirdre Keir, Antonia Bird
Drama
And Then There Were None [DVD]
Craig Viveiros, Charles Dance, Aidan Turner, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill
Drama
Life On Mars: Series 1 [DVD]
Matt Graham, Bharat Nalluri, Claire Parker, John Simm, Philip Glenister
Drama
Blue Murder. Set 1, Disc 1 [DVD]
Hugh Warren, John Foster Fay, Pip Broughton, Alex Pillai, Paul Wroblewski
Drama
Lovejoy. The Complete Season One [DVD]
Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury
Drama
Grantchester: Season 1 [DVD]
Harry Bradbeer, Jill Robertson (Director), Tim Fywell, Daisy Coulam, James Norton
Drama
Midsomer Murders, Death's Shadow [DVD]
John Nettles, Jeremy Silberston, Caroline Graham
Drama
Sherlock - Season One
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Arthur Conan Doyle
Drama
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
Deborah Jones, Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison, Simon Booker
Drama
The Bletchley Circle [DVD] : Cracking A Killer's Code
Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Drama
Murder In Suburbia: Series One, Volume 1 [DVD]
Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
Drama
Lord Peter Wimsey: Murder Must Advertise [DVD]
Rodney Bennett, Ian Carmichael, Dorothy L. Sayers
Drama
Prime Suspect: 1 [DVD]
Christopher Menaul, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe
Drama
Marple: A Caribbean Mystery, The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side [DVD]
Christopher Petit, Norman Stone, Joan Hickson, Agatha Christie
Drama
Rosemary & Thyme. Series One, Volume 1 [DVD]
Brian Farnham, Tom Clegg, Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris
Drama
Cracker. Series One [DVD]
Gub Neal, Jimmy McGovern, Simon Cellan Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Barbara Flynn
Drama
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries. Set 1, Vol. 1, Master Of The Moor [DVD]
Neil Zeiger, Trevor Preston, Colin Firth, Robert Urquhart, George Costigan
Drama
Foyle's War : The German Woman [DVD]
Jill Green, Anthony Horowitz, Jeremy Silberston, Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Drama
A Touch Of Frost: Season 1 [DVD]
Don Leaver, Richard Harris, David Jason
Drama
Hamish Macbeth. Series 1 [DVD]
Deirdre Keir, Nicholas Renton, Daniel Boyle, Robert Carlyle, M. C Beaton
Drama
Wire In The Blood: The Complete First Season [DVD]
Phil Leach, Robson Green, Hermione Norris, Val McDermid, Coastal Productions
Drama
A Taste For Death [DVD]
John Davies, Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Simon Ward
Drama

Jessica Raine, David Walliams, Clarke Peters, Alice Krige, Agatha Christie
Description: An ordinary married couple gets caught up in international intrigue and discovers that they have a knack for crime solving in this charming detective series.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Brian Eastman, Edward Bennett, Andrew Grieve, David Suchet, Hugh Fraser
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Craig Viveiros, Charles Dance, Aidan Turner, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill
Description: It's 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Indian Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As each member of the party starts to die one by one, the survivors realize that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Hugh Warren, John Foster Fay, Pip Broughton, Alex Pillai, Paul Wroblewski
Description: At the center of the action is top-ranking detective Janine Lewis, a single mother passionately committed to both her children and her work. She struggles to balance the demands of a high-powered, sometimes dangerous job with raising her children
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 31, 2010
Harry Bradbeer, Jill Robertson (Director), Tim Fywell, Daisy Coulam, James Norton
Description: It's 1953 and Sidney Chambers is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge, England. Sidney's is a quiet life. He tends to his flock, keeps up with his jazz collection, and does his best to contain his passion for beautiful heiress Amanda Kendall. But when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances, Sidney quickly finds that people confide things in a parish priest that they would never tell police.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Arthur Conan Doyle
Description: A contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock is a thrilling, funny, fast-paced adventure series set in present-day London. The iconic details from Conan Doyle's original books remain: they live at the same address, have the same names, and, somewhere out there, Moriarty is waiting for them. And so across three thrilling, scary, action-packed, and highly modern adventures, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 23, 2015
Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: Four women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park have taken up civilian lives. Susan has collated data about a series of murders. She tries to convince the police she knows where another body is, but they are unable to locate it and dismiss her. She turns to her three friends and they work out where the next victim will be taken, find the body, and then decide they are the only ones who can track down the killer.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Rodney Bennett, Ian Carmichael, Dorothy L. Sayers
Description: It looks like a tragic accident when Victor Dean falls down the spiral staircase at Pym's Publicity Ltd. His replacement (Wimsey in disguise) sets out to find the truth which leads him to a drug ring operating through someone at the agency
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Christopher Petit, Norman Stone, Joan Hickson, Agatha Christie
Description: Return to post-war England for mystery and a cup of tea. The consummate prim and proper crime-fighting spinster, Miss Jane Marple sets down her knitting needles to unwind the most ingenious crimes. As she travels from city to countryside and even the Bahamas, murders, missing bodies and haunted dreams have a habit of falling across Miss Marple's path
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Gub Neal, Jimmy McGovern, Simon Cellan Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Barbara Flynn
Description: Fitz is an addicted gambler, a heavy drinker, and a brilliant, if deeply flawed criminal psychologist. Follow Fitz as he investigates an accused commuter train killer with amnesia, a couple who share love and murder, and the killing of a young boy that shakes a community to its core.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Jill Green, Anthony Horowitz, Jeremy Silberston, Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Description: When the Austrian-born wife of a local magistrate is found dead with a Swastika painted on a nearby tree, Foyle realizes the seemingly peaceful Sussex town harbors any number of suspects.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Deirdre Keir, Nicholas Renton, Daniel Boyle, Robert Carlyle, M. C Beaton
Description: Police constable Hamish Macbeth keeps the peace in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh in his own unique way.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
John Davies, Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Simon Ward
Description: Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh is called to investigate when a government minister receives threatening letters. The Minister's own household is a challenge. His exquisite wife makes no secret of her adulterous affair with a fashionable surgeon. His only daughter, deeply involved in left-wing politics, has rejected her Conservative father. He is even resented by his own, strong-willed mother, whose favored son was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush. Dalgliesh has barely started on the case when a series of bizarre deaths turn the informal investigation into an urgent assignment.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Richard Laxton, Ruth Baumgarten, Lizzie Mickery, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
John Thaw, Kevin Whately, John Brown, Deirdre Keir, Antonia Bird
Description: Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Matt Graham, Bharat Nalluri, Claire Parker, John Simm, Philip Glenister
Description: After a car accident, modern-day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up to find he has been transported to 1973. Is he crazy, in a coma, or back in time? He must solve crimes using low-tech, highly aggressive 1970s methods, butt heads with his boss, and find time for a possible romance with policewoman Annie.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury
Description: Lovejoy, an antiques dealer and part-time detective, scours the murky salesrooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find. And if the antiques business isn't exciting enough, Lovejoy has a particular weakness for a good sob story or a pretty face, either of which is enough to send him off in pursuit of villains and to help victims recover their property. Whether it's a priceless old master or a pretty young lady, his love of beauty is sure to land him in trouble wherever he goes.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
John Nettles, Jeremy Silberston, Caroline Graham
Description: A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Barnaby and Troy investigate the murders, looking for a common thread.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Deborah Jones, Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison, Simon Booker
Description: Mrs. Bradley solves the most complicated crimes with a sly combination of charm, intelligence, and wit
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
Description: The newest additions to the sisterhood of British sleuths are attractive, sharp, and extremely entertaining. Meticulous and stubborn Detective Inspector Kate "Ash" Ashurst teams up with street-smart Detective Sergeant Emma "Scribbs" Scribbins as bickering detectives in an upscale suburb.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Christopher Menaul, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe
Description: When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistence from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Brian Farnham, Tom Clegg, Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris
Description: Contains two episodes from the first series of Rosemary & Thyme.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Neil Zeiger, Trevor Preston, Colin Firth, Robert Urquhart, George Costigan
Description: As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Don Leaver, Richard Harris, David Jason
Description: An old-fashioned, gritty detective show based in England. This brash policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man and always solves the case. Starring David Jason, who is regarded as the most popular actor on British TV.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Phil Leach, Robson Green, Hermione Norris, Val McDermid, Coastal Productions
Description: Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. Working alongside Detective Inspector Carol Jordan, he helps the police profile and track down vicious killers in northern England.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010