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Booked to die : a mystery introducing Cliff Janeway Cover
John Dunning
Denver policeman and knowledgeable book collector Cliff Janeway investigates the murder of a bookscout - book collectors will love this one!
FIC Dun
Book
Feb 20, 2015
Keep on keepin' on Cover
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Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
It depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in both the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands. He broke racial barriers on American television and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy. Justin, fighting a debilitating case of stage fright, is invited to compete in a prestigious competition
781.65 Kee
DVD
Feb 20, 2015
Leviathan Cover
Scott Westerfeld
Keith Thompson
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts
YA FIC Wes
Book
Oct 23, 2014
Live from Baghdad Cover
Mick Jackson
Michael Keaton
Helena Bonham Carter
Lili Taylor
Bruce McGill
In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad. Up against the three big networks, Wiener, a veteran producer, along with his longtime producing partner and their team of rebels with a cause, take the biggest risks to get the biggest stories - unlike their rivals - live at a moment's notice
Action
DVD
Feb 20, 2015
Love in the time of global warming Cover
Francesca Lia Block
After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, she navigates a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated
YA FIC Blo
Book
May 23, 2014
PTX. Vol. III Cover
composer Pentatonix (Vocal group)
Eclectic a capella vocal quintet with tight harmonies and stunning arrangements.
Vocal Pen
Music CD
Feb 20, 2015
Soul shadows Cover
Joe Sample
Jazz Sam
Music CD
Feb 20, 2015
The broken circle breakdown Cover
Carl Joos
Dirk Impens
Rudy Verzyck
Arnold Heslerfeld
"Broken Circle Breakdown" is a story about the love between a tattoo artist and the banjo player in a bluegrass band. It won France's 2013 Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film. The setting is Belgium. He loves all things American, believing that America is a place where anybody can remake themselves. She has ink all over her body concealing the tattooed names of former lovers. Roger Ebert described the film as "a rich, raw, heartache of a film, a beautifully composed, soul-stirring drama about love, family, sex, sorrow, faith, and music." It's heartbreaking, with a terrific soundtrack. A great movie.
839.31 Bro
DVD
May 23, 2014
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy Cover
Douglas Adams
Arthur Dent, a refugee from the late planet Earth and his pal from the planet Betelgeuse, Ford Prefect, thumb their way thru comic misadventures throughout the Universe
FIC Ada
Book
Feb 20, 2015
The princess bride : an illustrated edition of S. Morgenstern's classic tale of true love and high adventure Cover
William Goldman
Mike Manomivibul
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts - try the movie, too!
FIC Gol
Book
Feb 20, 2015
The Tao of Pooh Cover
Benjamin Hoff
Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how to use these principles in daily life
828.9 Hof
Book
Feb 20, 2015
The world's fastest Indian Cover
Roger Donaldson
Anthony Hopkins
Saginaw Grant
Diane Ladd
Walton Goggins
Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for American to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
Drama
DVD
Feb 20, 2015
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John Dunning
FIC Dun
Joe Sample
Jazz Sam
undefined Hicks
Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
781.65 Kee
Carl Joos
Dirk Impens
Rudy Verzyck
Arnold Heslerfeld
839.31 Bro
Scott Westerfeld
Keith Thompson
YA FIC Wes
Douglas Adams
FIC Ada
Mick Jackson
Michael Keaton
Helena Bonham Carter
Lili Taylor
Bruce McGill
Action
William Goldman
Mike Manomivibul
FIC Gol
Francesca Lia Block
YA FIC Blo
Benjamin Hoff
828.9 Hof
composer Pentatonix (Vocal group)
Vocal Pen
Roger Donaldson
Anthony Hopkins
Saginaw Grant
Diane Ladd
Walton Goggins
Drama