Addiction [videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ; The National Institute on Drug Abuse ; The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcholism ; produced by John Hoffman, Susan Froemke ; directors,

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Addiction [videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ; The National Institute on Drug Abuse ; The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcholism ; produced by John Hoffman, Susan Froemke ; directors, Jon Alpert ... [et al.].
Call Number: HV5801 .A273 2012
Description: Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.
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The end of the line [videorecording] / Arcane Pictures, Calm Productions & Dartmouth Films present ; a Rupert Murray film ; produced by Claire Lewis & George Duffield ; directed and filmed by Rupert Murray.

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: The end of the line [videorecording] / Arcane Pictures, Calm Productions & Dartmouth Films present ; a Rupert Murray film ; produced by Claire Lewis & George Duffield ; directed and filmed by Rupert Murray.
Call Number: SH329.O94 E43 2010
Description: "[This film] charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us -- an ocean without fish by 2048 -- if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices." -- Container.
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A crude awakening [videorecording] : the oil crash / written, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack ; produced by Lava Productions AG, Switzerland.

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: A crude awakening [videorecording] : the oil crash / written, produced and directed by Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack ; produced by Lava Productions AG, Switzerland.
Call Number: TN870 .C78 2007
Description: A documentary film that "debunk[s] the conventional wisdom that oil production will continue to climb, and instead stare[s] bleakly at a planet facing economic meltdown and conflict over its most valuable resource"--Container.
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What will the future be like? [videorecording] / WGBH/Boston for Nova ; written by Terri Randall & Steven Reich ; produced and directed by Terri Randall.

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: What will the future be like? [videorecording] / WGBH/Boston for Nova ; written by Terri Randall & Steven Reich ; produced and directed by Terri Randall.
Call Number: T173.8 .W43 2013
Description: Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Ironman? David Pogue predicts which technologies will transform our daily lives. These advancements are already taking shape in laboratories around the world, and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue reviews every day.
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Fuel [videorecording] / Cinema Libre Distribution presents ; Blue Water Entertainment, Open Pictures, and Hero BX present ; in association with Digital Neural Axis and PIC Agency ; a Josh Tickell film ; produced by Blue Water Entertainment and Open Pictur

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Fuel [videorecording] / Cinema Libre Distribution presents ; Blue Water Entertainment, Open Pictures, and Hero BX present ; in association with Digital Neural Axis and PIC Agency ; a Josh Tickell film ; produced by Blue Water Entertainment and Open Pictures ; produced by Greg Reitman, Dale Rosenbloom, Daniel Assael, Darius Fisher, and Rebecca Harrell ; directed by Josh Tickell ; written by Johnny O'Hara.
Call Number: HD9566 .F84 2010
Description: The message of "Fuel" is clear: oil is bad, alternative energy is good. Its goals are simple: put Big Oil out of business, and sell the American public on the virtues of cleaner energy sources, such as wind, solar, and ethanol. Josh Tickell, an alternative-energy zealot, has both driven cross-country in a car powered only by fast-food cooking oil and written a book about it. His film is a combination of autobiography, first-person travelogue, history and ecology lesson, and a shamelessly inspirational call to action. Using charts, animated graphics and historical footage, Tickell ties our national obsession with oil to melting glaciers, melting economies, the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and the collapse of the American way of life. Eleven years in the making (a shorter version appeared in 2008 as "Fields of Fuel") the film is not so much a green documentary as a red, white, and blue alarm.
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Hallowed grounds [videorecording] : America's overseas military cemeteries / a production of New Voyage Communications ; directed by Robert Uth ; produced and written by Robert Uth and Glenn Marcus ; executive producers, Robert & Simonida Uth.

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Hallowed grounds [videorecording] : America's overseas military cemeteries / a production of New Voyage Communications ; directed by Robert Uth ; produced and written by Robert Uth and Glenn Marcus ; executive producers, Robert & Simonida Uth.
Call Number: UB393 .H35 2009
Description: Visits America's overseas military cemeteries, and weaves elements of a historical documentary with beautiful, contemporary scenes of the cemeteries, and powerful stories about the men and women who are buried in them. Includes on-location interviews with formal and informal historians and witnesses of the wars. Discusses the creation of the cemeteries.
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King corn [videorecording] : you are what you eat.

New Videos and DVDs - February 26, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: King corn [videorecording] : you are what you eat.
Call Number: SB191.M2 K56 2008
Description: An expose on corn: how this food dominates the food chain from top to bottom. Features interviews with farmers, addresses the severe problems with America's food industry and its connection to the current obesity epidemic, and much more.
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Smart chicks on screen : representing women's intellect in film and television / edited by Laura Mattoon D'Amore.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 9:40pm
Title: Smart chicks on screen : representing women's intellect in film and television / edited by Laura Mattoon D'Amore.
Call Number: PN1995.9.W6 S63 2014
Description: "While women have long been featured in leading roles in film and television, the intellectual depictions of female characters in these mediums are out of line with reality. Women continue to be marginalized for their choices, overshadowed by men, and judged by their bodies. In fact, the intelligence of women is rarely the focus of television or film narratives, and on the rare occasion when smart women are showcased, their portrayals are undermined by socially awkward behavior or their intimate relationships are doomed to perpetual failure. While Hollywood claims to offer a different, more evolved look at women, these movies and shows often just repackage old character types that still downplay the intelligence and savvy of women. In Smart Chicks on Screen: Representing Women's Intellect in Film and Television, Laura Mattoon D'Amore brings together an impressive array of scholarship that interrogates the portrayal of females on television and in movies. Among the questions that the volume seeks to answer are: In what ways are women in film and television limited, or ostracized, by their intelligence? How do female roles reinforce standards of beauty, submissiveness, and silence over intellect, problem solving, and leadership? Are there women in film and television who are intelligent without also being objectified?"

Celebrate Fair Use Week

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 7:50pm
Fair Use Week 2015 celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.
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Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Computer graphics : principles and practice / John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley.
Author: Hughes, John F., 1955-
Call Number: T385 .C5735 2014

The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The vegetarian crusade : the rise of an American reform movement, 1817-1921 / Adam D. Shprintzen.
Author: Shprintzen, Adam D.
Call Number: TX392 .S446 2013
Description: "Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform." --Book jacket.

Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Lure of the arcane : the literature of cult and conspiracy / Theodore Ziolkowski.
Author: Ziolkowski, Theodore.
Call Number: PN56.C675 Z56 2013
Description: Fascination with the arcane is a driving force in this comprehensive survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders, lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations--drama, romance, epic, novel, opera--down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.

‘The Cloud’ and Other Dangerous Metaphors

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 3:35pm
As a concept, data constantly eludes crisp definition.
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The Anti-Information Age

Library News - February 17, 2015 - 4:23pm
Please note: Censorship is flourishing in the information age.
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Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editors.
Author: Staudt, Christina, Ph.D. (EDT)/ Ellens, J. Harold, Ph.D. (EDT)
Call Number: R726.8 .O87 2014

All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 16, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: All bets are off : losers, liars, and recovery from gambling addiction / Arnie and Sheila Wexler with Steve Jacobson.
Author: Wexler, Arnie,
Call Number: RC569.5.G35 W49 2014

Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Cataloging the world : Paul Otlet and the birth of the information age / Alex Wright.
Author: Wright, Alex, 1966-
Call Number: Z1004.O83 W75 2014

Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 14, 2015 - 2:40pm
Title: Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo! / Nicholas Carlson.
Author: Carlson, Nicholas.
Call Number: HD9696.8.U64 Y3437 2015
Description: "A page-turning, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38"--

Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 13, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Fractals : a very short introduction / Kenneth Falconer.
Author: Falconer, K. J., 1952-
Call Number: QA614.86 .F352 2013

Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 9, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: Resister : a story of protest and prison during the Vietnam War / Bruce Dancis.
Author: Dancis, Bruce,
Call Number: DS559.8.D7 D36 2014
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