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The beginning of Daylight Saving Time makes us feel like we're time traveling... Experience some time travelers with these books and movies as you spring ahead and set your clocks forward before bed on Saturday, March 11


Mark Twain
Description: A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom.
Call Number: LP FIC Twa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Jodi Taylor
Description: Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it "time travel"--these historians "investigate major historical events in contemporary time." And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary's tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots--Director Bairstow, Leon "Chief" Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more--as they travel through time, saving St. Mary's (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Elan Mastai
Description: You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed, because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and--maybe, just maybe--his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom's search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future--our future--is supposed to be.
Call Number: LP FIC Mas
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Description: Back to the Future: It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.Back to the Future Part II: Marty visits 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family, but Biff Tannen steals the time machine, and with it a book that allows his young self to amass a gambling fortune, which has significant consequences to the present. To correct the problems, Marty and Doc must return to 1955 to retrieve the book.Back to the Future part III: Doc Brown has decided to live in the Old West of the 1880's. But when he's in danger of meeting an untimely end, Marty travels back into the past to rescue him. There's just one problem: Doc is so smitten by a schoolteacher that he's become distracted. Now, it's up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present and future on track so they can all get back to where and when they belong.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Description: Screwball comedy about two high school students who face a difficult history exam. With the help of a time-traveling messenger they round up some historical heavyweights for their class project!
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Nick Hurran, Steven Moffat, Christopher Eccleston, William Hartnell, Colin Baker
Description: The world's longest-running sci-fi series is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an explosive special. A celebration of Doctor Who unlike any other. "In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him."
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Richard Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duvall
Description: During the U.S. presidential election of 1988, a teen named Donnie sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal with people in his town, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Connie Willis, Jenny Sterlin, narrator
Description: A crisis linking the past and future, strands an Oxford student in the most dangerous year of the Middle Ages.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Gwyn Cready
Description: In a quest to bring peace to her beloved Scottish borderlands, fortune-teller and spy Undine Douglas agrees to marry a savage English colonel. Desparate to delay the wedding long enough to undermine the army's plans, Undine casts a spell to summon help and unexpectedly finds herself under the imperious gaze of handsome and talented Michael Kent, a twenty-first-century British director. Though he abandoned acting years ago, Michael will play whatever part it takes to guard Undine's saftety --- he's used to managing London's egocentric actors and high-handed patrons, after all. But not even Shakespeare could have forseen the sparks that fly when the colonel's plans force Undine and Michael into the roles of their lifetimes.
Call Number: FIC Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Dan Simmons
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Steve Thayer
Description: John Alden, former Ivy League football star and now professor of criminal justice, tells a stunned gathering of academics that he is a visitor from the twenty-first century - that he washed up on their campus and in their time after tumbling over a waterfall in the year 2010. He further claims to be a retired New York City homicide detective who went over Ithaca Falls in pursuit of a serial killer. The revelation sets off weeks of trepidation and soul searching in the steep hills and dramatic gorges of Cornell University as the strange visitor tells of the things to come - financial panic, economic depression, a second world war, and most importantly, an attempt to alter the course of history by assassinating Franklin Roosevelt.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Octavia E. Butler
Description: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ransom Riggs
Description: When a madman is on the loose and Miss Peregrine in peril, Peculiar Children Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom stage rescue missions, meet new allies, and face great dangers.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Julie McElwain
Description: Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady's maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there's some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Francis Ford Coppola
Description: Peggy Sue, a mother of two who runs her own business & is coping with an impending divorce, attends her 25th high school reunion, where a freak mishap sends her decades back in time, giving her the power to create an entirely different future for herself.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Universal Pictures (Firm), Belisarius Productions
Description: Theorizing that he could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He woke trapped in the past. His only guide is Al, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ken Grimwood
Description: A fatal heart attacks returns forty-three-year-old Jeff Winston to his eighteen-year-old body, in 1963, and, with his memory of the next twenty-five years intact and the freedom to change his actions, he begins to live his life over again.
Call Number: LP FIC Gri
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Molly Booth
Description: Fifteen-year-old Emma is acting as stage manager for her school's production of Hamlet when she finds herself transported to the original staging of Hamlet in Shakespearean England.
Call Number: YA FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Barry N Malzberg
Call Number: SC SF Bes
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress, Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
Description: Evan Treborn wants to be free of his disturbing childhood memories. As a young child, he often blacked out for long periods of time and would try to detail his life through journal writing. As a young adult, he revisits the journal entries to figure out the truth about his troubled childhood friends Kayleigh, Lenny, and Tommy. When he discovers he can travel back in time in order to set things right, he does so in order to save his beloved friends. But he discovers that for every change he makes in the past, there is an unexpected consequences in the future.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Sally Gardner
Description: When sixteen-year-old AJ Flynn finds a mysterious key at his new job at a London law firm, he and his scrappy friends begin a series of journeys to 1830 where they discover a crime only they can solve.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2016
Isaac Asimov
Description: Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted reality changes. These changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs. During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noys Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noys will cease to exist after the next change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Lauren Beukes
Description: A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace-- until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.
Call Number: FIC Beu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
H. G. Wells
Description: The first and greatest portrayal of time travel is printed with a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Walter F Parkes, David Valdes, Simon Wells, John Logan, Guy Pearce
Description: Desperate to alter the course of time, a visionary scientist invents a revolutionary machine that propels him 800,000 years into the future. There he discovers that humans have evolved into two groups: the hunters and the hunted. Now he must fight to save himself, and all of mankind, in a final, desperate battle.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Audrey Niffenegger, William Hope, narrator, Laurel Lefkow, narrator
Description: Clare first met her future husband, Henry, when he was 30 years her senior. However, as a result of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, when the couple married, they were only separated by eight years. Unable to stop shifting in time, Henry attempts to coup with the emotional trauma of missing and revisiting portions of his life.
Call Number: FIC Nif
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Terry Gilliam, David Warner, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery
Description: Young Kevin's daydreams burst into astonishing and hilarious life when a band of time-traveling little men come crashing through his bedroom wardrobe and carry him off on an unbelievable crime spree, weaving through the greatest and strangest moments of history. Features Terry Gilliam Interview and trailer.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Wesley Chu
Description: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history. James is a chronman, undertaking missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. The laws governing use of time travel are absolute; break any one of them and, one way or another, your life is over. Most chronmen never reach old age; the stress of each jump through time, compounded by the risk to themselves and to the future, means that many chronmen rapidly reach their breaking point, and James Griffin-Mars is nearing his. On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen's highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.
Call Number: FIC Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Nora Roberts, Luke Daniels, narrator
Description: Cynical Jacob Hornblower has followed his brother, Caleb, back in time, hoping to convince him to return home. His mission is soon forgotten, however, when he finds himself captivated by Liberty's spitfire sister, Sunny. But can a man who is down on love truly understand the unbounded strength of the human heart?
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Marge Piercy
Description: Connie Ramos, a Chicana woman in her mid-thirties, who is living in New York and labeled insane, is committed to a mental institution. But the truth is that Connie is overwhelmingly sane, heroically sane, and tuned in to the future. Connie is able to communicate with the year 2137. Two totally different ways of life are competing. One is beautiful - communal, nonsexist, environmentally pure, open to ritual and magic. The other is a horror - totalitarian, exploitative, rigidly technological. In Connie's struggle to keep the institution's doctors from forcing her into a brain control operation, we find the timeless struggle between beauty and terror, between good and evil, with an astonishing outcome.
Call Number: FIC Pie
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Stephen Hawking, Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel
Description: British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began.
Call Number: 523.1 Int
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Nick Hunter
Description: Provides facts about the science of time travel, discussing its possibilities, paradoxes, and wormholes.
Call Number: YA 530.11 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
James Gleick, Rob Shapiro
Description: Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H.G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
Call Number: 530.11 Gle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Phil Hornshaw, Nick Hurwitch
Call Number: 817 Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
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A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
Mark Twain
LP FIC Twa
Saving Hamlet
Molly Booth
YA FIC Boo
A Symphony Of Echoes
Jodi Taylor
FIC Tay
The Best Time Travel Stories Of All Time
Barry N Malzberg
SC SF Bes
All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
LP FIC Mas
The Butterfly Effect [DVD]
J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress, Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
SciFi/Fantasy
Back To The Future: The Complete Trilogy [DVD]
Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
SciFi/Fantasy
The Door That Led To Where
Sally Gardner
YA FIC Gar
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure [DVD]
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Comedy
The End Of Eternity
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
Doctor Who : The Day Of The Doctor [DVD]
Nick Hurran, Steven Moffat, Christopher Eccleston, William Hartnell, Colin Baker
SciFi/Fantasy
The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes
FIC Beu
Donnie Darko [DVD]
Richard Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duvall
SciFi/Fantasy
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells
FIC Wel
Doomsday Book [Audiobook]
Connie Willis, Jenny Sterlin, narrator
FIC Wil
The Time Machine [DVD]
Walter F Parkes, David Valdes, Simon Wells, John Logan, Guy Pearce
SciFi/Fantasy
Every Time With A Highlander
Gwyn Cready
FIC Cre
The Time Traveler's Wife [Audiobook]
Audrey Niffenegger, William Hope, narrator, Laurel Lefkow, narrator
FIC Nif
Hyperion
Dan Simmons
FIC Sim
Time Bandits [DVD]
Terry Gilliam, David Warner, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery
Comedy
Ithaca Falls
Steve Thayer
FIC Tha
Time Salvager
Wesley Chu
FIC Chu
Kindred [E-book]
Octavia E. Butler
Times Change [Audiobook]
Nora Roberts, Luke Daniels, narrator
FIC Rob
Library Of Souls [eAudiobook]
Ransom Riggs
Woman On The Edge Of Time
Marge Piercy
FIC Pie
Murder In Time [E-book]
Julie McElwain
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking [DVD]
Stephen Hawking, Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel
523.1 Int
Outlander : A Novel
Diana Gabaldon
FIC Gab
Is Time Travel Possible?
Nick Hunter
YA 530.11 Hun
Peggy Sue Got Married [DVD]
Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Francis Ford Coppola
Comedy
Time Travel : A History [Audiobook]
James Gleick, Rob Shapiro
530.11 Gle
Quantum Leap: The Complete First Season [DVD]
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Universal Pictures (Firm), Belisarius Productions
SciFi/Fantasy
So You Created A Wormhole : A Time Traveler's Guide To Time Travel
Phil Hornshaw, Nick Hurwitch
817 Hor
Replay
Ken Grimwood
LP FIC Gri