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 - March 7, 2015 - 5:40pm
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 - March 7, 2015 - 5:40pm
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 - March 7, 2015 - 5:40pm
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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Draftback: “Watch Me Write This Article”

Library News - March 4, 2015 - 3:55pm
Learn about Draftback, an app that allows one to capture and share their writing, backspaces and all.
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The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press / Amy Gajda.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 4, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press / Amy Gajda.
Author: Gajda, Amy,
Call Number: KF4774 .G35 2015

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II / Jan Jarboe Russell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 4, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II / Jan Jarboe Russell.
Author: Russell, Jan Jarboe, 1951-
Call Number: D805.5.C79 R87 2015
Description: Focusing on a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, a dramatic account exposes a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II where hundreds of prisoners were exchanged for other Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. --Publisher's description.

The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran / Nazila Fathi.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 4, 2015 - 5:40am
Title: The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran / Nazila Fathi.
Author: Fathi, Nazila, 1970-
Call Number: DS318.81 .F38 2014
Description: "As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries--most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized--seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect. As Fathi shows, the forces unleashed in 1979 inadvertently created a robust Iranian middle class, one that today hungers for more personal freedoms and a renewed relationship with the outside world. And unless an international confrontation allows Iranian leaders to justify an internal crackdown, this internal pressure for reform will soon set the country on a more stable track. In The Lonely War, Fathi describes Iran's awakening alongside her own, revealing how moderates are retaking the country--and how foreign powers can aid their progress"--

Chicago / main contributors: Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Chicago / main contributors: Lorraine Johnson and John Ryan.
Author: Johnson, Lorraine, 1960-
Call Number: F548.18 .J64 2015
Description: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chicago will lead you through the best attractions the city has to offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from Lincoln Park Zoo to the Art Institute of Chicago. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the city's architecture, plus a pull-out city map clearly marked with attractions from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index.

How snakes work : structure, function, and behavior of the world's snakes / Harvey B. Lillywhite.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: How snakes work : structure, function, and behavior of the world's snakes / Harvey B. Lillywhite.
Author: Lillywhite, Harvey B., 1943-
Call Number: QL666.O6 L724 2014
Description: Leading zoologist Harvey B. Lillywhite discusses the functional biology of snakes in a scientific guide that features nearly two hundred color images of various species of snakes.

On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom / Dennis McNally.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom / Dennis McNally.
Author: McNally, Dennis,
Call Number: ML3479 .M36 2014
Description: Explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. Searches for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan.

Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths / Andrew Norman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Charles Darwin : destroyer of myths / Andrew Norman.
Author: Norman, Andrew, 1943-
Call Number: QH31.D2 N67 2014
Description: "Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the "destroyer of mythical beliefs, " some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory that would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world. He did not come to his conclusions about the origin and evolution of all life on Earth quickly, though, for just as the living organisms to which his theory applied had evolved over millions of years, so his thinking evolved as his own life progressed. How did this thoughtful, methodical scientist come to have such an impact on his time--and on ours? These questions and more are what Andrew Norman seeks to answer in this biography of the author of The Origin of Species"--

Mental health and crime / Jill Peay.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Mental health and crime / Jill Peay.
Author: Peay, Jill.
Call Number: HV6133 .P39 2011

Politics and religion in the United States / Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 2, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: Politics and religion in the United States / Michael Corbett, Julia Corbett-Hemeyer, and J. Matthew Wilson.
Author: Corbett, Michael, 1943-
Call Number: BL2525 .C68 2014

March Book Display

Library News - March 2, 2015 - 2:44pm
March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate their contributions to society. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that dot our galaxy.

Library News - February 27, 2015 - 4:06pm
A catalog of all 29 active, human-made space probes.
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Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

Library News - February 26, 2015 - 2:02pm
Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality.
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Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today’s vote

Library News - February 26, 2015 - 12:12pm
After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality, the FCC will finally vote on a proposal that will prevent broadband providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites.
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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 - 10:40pm
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 - 8:50pm
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 - 5:40pm
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
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