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Objective-C Programming

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Objective-C Programming / The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Author: Hillegass, Aaron
Imprint: Atlanta, GA : : Big Nerd Ranch
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2299826.1)
Format: Book
Series: Big Nerd Ranch guides
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The World's End

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The World's End
Author:
Imprint: Universal City, CA : : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series:
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"Twenty years after their first epic pub crawl attempt, the 'five musketeers' reunite in their home town to complete the ultimate challenge--one night, five friends, twelve bars--a boozy quest on which only the strongest will survive. But after a bizarre series of encounters with the out-of-this-world locals, they soon realize that reaching their final pub, The World's End, may be the least of their troubles"--Container.



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Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now?

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now? / And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability : A Collection of Not So Well-known Mathematical Mind-benders (with Solutions, with One Exception)
Author: Nahin, Paul J.
Imprint: Princeton : : Princeton University Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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"What are the chances of a game-show contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are just some of the one-of-a-kind probability puzzles that acclaimed popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book.Nahin brings probability to life with colorful and amusing historical anecdotes as well as an electrifying approach to solving puzzles that illustrates many of the techniques that mathematicians and scientists use to grapple with probability. He looks at classic puzzles from the past--from Galileo's dice-tossing problem to a disarming dice puzzle that would have astonished even Newton--and also includes a dozen challenge problems for you to tackle yourself, with complete solutions provided in the back of the book.Nahin then presents twenty-five unusual probability puzzlers that you aren't likely to find anywhere else, and which range in difficulty from ones that are easy but clever to others that are technically intricate. Each problem is accompanied by an entertaining discussion of its background and solution, and is backed up by theory and computer simulations whenever possible in order to show how theory and computer experimentation can often work together on probability questions. All the MATLAB Monte Carlo simulation codes needed to solve the problems computationally are included in the book. With his characteristic wit, audacity, and insight, Nahin demonstrates why seemingly simple probability problems can stump even the experts"--



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The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection
Author: Kann, Victoria
Imprint: [New York] : : Harper Audio
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series: Kann, Victoria. Pinkalicious (HarperCollins (Firm)), Pinkalicious
Description:

Pinkalicious has fun, fun, fun in all six books in Pinkalicious: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection--and her readers will, too. Pinkalicious has a playdate with her friend Rosie. She has a slumber party with a dragon as a guest. She has an adventure with a monkey at the zoo. She takes a ride on her unicorn, Goldilicious, and visits soccer players all over the world. Pinkalicious and Peter enter a hat parade. And she gets to be the flower girl in a wedding ...



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Informed Risk

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Informed Risk
Author: Carr, Robyn
Imprint: Don Mills, Ontario : : Harlequin Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: Book
Series: Bestselling author collection
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Informed Risk: When firefighter Mike Cavanaugh pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to make her life a little better. Only somehow Chris and her family ended up giving Mike's life new meaning. A Hero for Sophie Jones: Heartless seduction was Sinclair "Sin" Riker's stock-in-trade. So what was it about the innocent Sophie Jones that made him want to turn from Sin ... into saint?



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The Color Master

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Color Master
Author: Bender, Aimee
Imprint: New York : : Books on Tape
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series:
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The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories. Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is "moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange" (People), "richly imagined and bittersweet" (Vanity Fair), and "full of provocative ideas" (The Boston Globe) ...



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Water Sings Blue

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Water Sings Blue / Ocean Poems
Author: Coombs, Kate
Imprint: Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series:
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Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With moving poems by Kate Coombs, this collection of poems evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.



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The DASH Diet Cookbook

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The DASH Diet Cookbook / Quick and Delicious Recipes for Losing Weight, Preventing Diabetes, and Lowering Blood Pressure
Author: Snyder, Mariza
Imprint: New York : : Ulysses Press
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: Book
Series:
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Mouthwatering recipes for the diet ranked number one in terms of weight loss, nutrition, and prevention of diabetes and heart disease. Originally developed by the National Institutes of Health and released without the marketing hoopla behind other diets, the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet's amazing effectiveness has led to huge popularity. Now this book offers the plan's followers a wonderful collection of easy-to-make, delectable recipes that make it a snap to cook DASH-compliant dishes for every meal -- and even dessert! Focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein.



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Galileo's Daughter

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Galileo's Daughter / A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Author: Sobel, Dava
Imprint: New York : : Walker & Co.
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: Book
Series:
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The son of a musician, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) tried at first to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. Most sensationally, his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens and to reinforce the astounding argument that the Earth moves around the Sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest." "Of Galileo's three illegitimate children, the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance, industry, and sensibility, and by virtue of these qualities became his confidante. Born Virginia in 1600, she was thirteen when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her loving support, which Galileo repaid in kind, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength throughout his most productive and tumultuous years. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian and woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then." "Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was being overturned.



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Giambattista Valli

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Giambattista Valli
Author: Giambattista Valli
Imprint: New York, NY : : Rizzoli International Publications
Call #: 746.92 V188
Format: Book
Series:
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"A unique insight into one of the most creative and romantic fashion designers working today. When the Roman designer Giambattista Valli launched his own line in Paris in 2005, few would have anticipated the influence he would ultimately wield on contemporary design. Lauded as the heir to the giants of twentieth-century Italian fashion, Valli and his designs herald a return to romance and an elegant femininity, melding a sense of fantasy with lean, modern lines. Impeccably tailored, meticulously detailed, and luxuriously crafted, his collections are crucial passages in contemporary fashion history, attended by everyone from royalty to A-list Hollywood celebrities. This book offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of one of the most unique fashion designers working today, with images of his design process and backstage views of runway shows. The volume includes booklets and leaves with details of Valli's lushly complex fabrics and clothing"--Amazon.com, viewed 10-28-13.



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Barking at A Fox-fur Coat

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Barking at A Fox-fur Coat
Author: Davis, Donald
Imprint: Little Rock : : August House Publishers
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2297579.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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A collection of tales based on the author's North Carolina family and rural upbringing.



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Fruits basket

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Fruits basket / The complete collection
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : FUNimation Productions
Call #: JY DVD FRU disc 1-2
Format: DVD
Series: Viridian collection
Description:

"The Sohma family may look normal, but they've got a curse they've kept hidden for generations. Whenever a member of the clan is hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac! They've found ways to maintain ordinary lives, and all is well until young Tohru Honda falls on hard luck and stumbles upon the truth. To keep the peace, she must find a way to fit into this unusual household. But above all, she must promise to never reveal their secret--or her most cherished memories could be lost forever"--Container.



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Les secrets d'Illan

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Les secrets d'Illan
Author: Schneidre, Dominique
Imprint: Paris : : Calmann-Lévy
Call #: J ON ORDER XX(2296115.1)
Format: Book
Series: La Petite collection
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Transfer of Qualities

Sun, 09/15/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Transfer of Qualities
Author: Ronk, Martha Clare
Imprint: Richmond, Calif. : : Omnidawn Publishing
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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Sister Mother Husband Dog, Etc

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Sister Mother Husband Dog, Etc
Author: Ephron, Delia
Imprint: Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD : : Brilliance Audio , Distributed by Recorded Books
Call #: CD 814 Ep63s
Format: Spoken-word CD
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Description:

A collection of nonfiction essays featuring a story about the author's sister, Nora Ephron.



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Jewelry Box

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Jewelry Box / A Collection of Histories
Author: Sheehan, Aurelie
Imprint: Rochester, New York : : BOA Editions, Ltd.
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2294821.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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Frances Ha

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Frances Ha
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series:
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A woman in her late twenties living in comtemporary New York tries to sort out her ambitions, finances, and above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend Sophie. Frances Ha gets at both the frustrations and the joys of being young and unsure of where to go next.



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Collected Later Stories

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Collected Later Stories
Author: Updike, John
Imprint: New York : : Library Of America
Call #: F UPDIKE, J.
Format: Book
Series: Library of America
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Bigger, Brighter, Louder

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Bigger, Brighter, Louder / 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics
Author: Jones, Chris
Imprint: Chicago ; London : : The University of Chicago Press
Call #: 792.09773 J76
Format: Book
Series:
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The first known Chicago Tribune theater review appeared on March 25, 1853. An anonymous notice, it shared the page with two other announcements—one about a pair of thousand-pound hogs set to be slaughtered and another trumpeting the largest load of lumber ever to leave Chicago. “And thus Chicago’s priorities were starkly laid out right there on that page,” begins Chris Jones in the introduction to this new collection.



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Snoopy's Holiday Collection

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Snoopy's Holiday Collection
Author:
Imprint: Burbank, CA : : Warner Home Video
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Unknown
Series: Peanuts home video, Peanuts
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Disc 1. Linus and Lucy's baby brother, Rerun, believes he'll be the happiest little boy in the world if he receives one very special Christmas gift - his own dog. Unfortunately, his mom won't get him one, and he doesn't have the ten million dollars Charlie Brown says it will cost to buy Snoopy. Rerun figures there must be a way, and when he learns that Snoopy's brother, Spike, is coming to visit, he decides that he'll adopt him.



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