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The Professor and the Siren

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Professor and the Siren
Author: Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe
Imprint: New York : : New York Review Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Description:

"In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, in addition to his internationally celebrated novel, The Leopard, also composed three shorter pieces of fiction that confirm and expand our picture of his brilliant late-blooming talent. In the parable-like "Joy and the Law," a mediocre clerk in receipt of an unexpected supplement to his Christmas bonus (an awkwardly outsize version of the traditional panettone) finds his visions of domestic bliss upset by unwritten rules of honor and obligation. At the heart of the collection stands "The Siren" and its redoubtable hero, Professor La Ciura, the only Hellenist scholar to claim firsthand experience of ancient Greek--from the mouth of the beautiful half-human sea creature he loved in his youth. The volume closes with the last piece of writing completed by the author, "The Blind Kittens," a story originally conceived as the first chapter of a follow-up to The Leopard, a novel that would have traced the post-unification emergence of a new agrarian ruling class in Sicily, coarser than its predecessor but equally blind to the inexorable march of change. This elegant new translation of Lampedusa's complete short fiction, the first by a single hand, updates and corrects previously available English versions"--



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A Hard Day's Night

New to the Collection - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Hard Day's Night
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: BLU-RAY FEATURE FILM HAR
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series:
Description:

Captures all the fun, excitement, and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles perform their songs and look for adventure, all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans. Packed with all-time Beatle favorites, including A Hard Day's Night; All My Loving; Can't Buy Me Love; I Should Have Known Better; She Loves You; Tell Me Why; and more.



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John Singer Sargent Watercolors

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: John Singer Sargent Watercolors
Author: Sargent, John Singer
Imprint: Boston, Mass. : Brooklyn, N.Y. : : MFA Publications Brooklyn Museum
Call #: 759.13 Sa24hirs
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

John Singer Sargent's approach to watercolor was unconventional. Disregarding contemporary aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes, loosely defined forms, and unexpected vantage points startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer of an exhibition in London proclaimed him "an eagle in a dove-cote"; another called his work "swagger" watercolors. For Sargent, watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting. His vision became more personal and his works began to interconnect as he considered the way one image--often of friends or favorite places--enhanced another. Sargent chose to participate in only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime. John Singer Sargent Watercolors reunites nearly one hundred works from these two collections for the first time.



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Tim's Vermeer

New to the Collection - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Tim's Vermeer
Author:
Imprint: [Culver City, California :, Culver City, California :] : Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Call #: DVD DOCUMENTARY TIM
Format: DVD
Series:
Description:

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, his adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.



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Tim's Vermeer

New to the Collection - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Tim's Vermeer
Author:
Imprint: [Culver City, California :, Culver City, California :] : Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Call #: BLU-RAY DOCUMENTARY TIM
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series:
Description:

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, his adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.



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The Barretts of Wimpole Street

New to the Collection - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Author:
Imprint: Burbank, CA : : Distributed by Warner Home Video
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2361463.1)
Format: DVD
Series: Archive collection, WB Home Entertainment Group archive collection
Description:

A dramatic portrayal of the romance of poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. The invalid poetess who regains her health after falling in love with the famous poet elopes with the poet against the wishes of her tyrannical father, who exhibits an incestuous attachment for Elizabeth, as well as an over domineering control of all the Barrett siblings in their personal adult relationships. The story is set in London, England, starting in the year 1845.[]



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Pentacle

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Pentacle / A Self Collection
Author: Piccirilli, Tom
Imprint: [S.l.] : : Crossroad Press
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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The Princess Bride

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Princess Bride
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Palmer, Diana. Essential collection, The essential collection
Description:

"Be careful what you wish for ... He was everything Tiffany Blair wanted. He was danger. He was love ... and she was meant to spend forever with him. Trouble was, Kingman Marshall insisted marriage was for fools. But for better, for worse, Tiffany vowed she'd walk down the aisle as King's bride. King was equally determined to stay away from Tiffany. He was too old, too jaded and too burdened with secrets to indulge in fantasies of happily-ever-after with a sheltered princess. But if he succeeded in pushing her away, could he truly live without her?"--Publisher.[]



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Donavan

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Donavan
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Palmer, Diana. Essential collection, Essential collection
Description:

From the moment the elegantly dressed society woman walked into the bar on the wrong side of town, rugged Texan Donavan Langley knew he was trouble--and just the type of woman he'd vowed to avoid. But the lovely Fay York awoke a tenderness in him that he'd never known, and a yearning for something he could never have. The electrifying instant Fay gazed into a pair of glittering silver eyes, she fell hard for Donavan. Even though the rough-and-tumble cowboy was determined to keep his heart from her, he needed Fay. And it wasn't such a big step from needing to loving.[]



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Long, Tall and Tempted

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Long, Tall and Tempted
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Palmer, Diana. Essential collection, Essential collection
Description:

"Three untamed Texas men are about to meet their matches--ready or not!" -- Back cover.[]



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Emmett

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Emmett
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Palmer, Diana. Essential collection, The essential collection
Description:

"Single dad Emmett Deverell thought moving to Jacobsville, Texas, would mean quality time with his children. Then he realized the truth -- his kids were uncontrollable! He knew the three little rapscallions needed a woman's influence. But the only female available was Melody Cartman ... and Emmett trusted her about as far as he could throw her. Melody's new charges were a force to be reckoned with. But it was their father who proved a handful. That sexy wink of his was enough to send a woman into orbit. She knew Emmett would never forgive her past, which was definitely a problem. Because being part of Emmett's family was a habit Melody didn't want to break"--P. [2] of cover.[]



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Harden

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Harden
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Palmer, Diana. Essential collection, The essential collection
Description:

"Born into a sprawling ranching family, rugged Harden Tremayne was the toughest, wildest man ever to come out of Texas cattle country. And the loneliest. Until he met Miranda Warren, the lovely Chicago widow who aroused feelings too long denied--and a yearning for something that could never be his ... Miranda had never felt anything as overwhelming as her passion for the long, lean cowboy. But was her love enough to melt his hard, hungry heart and help them make a new life--together?"--Publisher.[]



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Ethan

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Ethan
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Diana Palmer. Essential collection, Essential collection
Description:

"Arabella Craig had been eighteen when Ethan Hardeman had opened her eyes to passion ... and then married another woman. Four years later, tragedy brought Ethan back into her life. He was just as tall and just as handsome, but he was now divorced and embittered, running his family's cattle empire with an iron hand and a big heart. Except when it came to her. Living day to day with him brought back all the passion ... and pain. Ethan was so near, yet he refused to loosen the reins that held back his heart. But Arabella was determined not to let this long, tall Texan escape her again"--Publisher.[]



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Lionhearted

New to the Collection - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Lionhearted
Author: Palmer, Diana
Imprint: New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Palmer, Diana, The Essential Collection
Description:



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Breaking the Waves

New to the Collection - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Breaking the Waves
Author:
Imprint: [New York, N.Y.] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) , Criterion collection
Description:

A quiet woman in Northern Scotland marries an oil rig worker, who becomes paralyzed in an accident.[]



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Breaking the Waves

New to the Collection - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Breaking the Waves
Author:
Imprint: [New York, N.Y.] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) , Criterion collection
Description:

A quiet woman in Northern Scotland marries an oil rig worker, who becomes paralyzed in an accident.[]



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Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan
Author: Hopkins, Ian
Imprint: Charleston, South Carolina : : Arcadia Publishing
Call #: 977.535 H794
Format: Book
Series: Images of America
Description:

"Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan opened in the summer of 1929 with a vision of providing an outdoor experience for young people. It is owned and operated by the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), in Highland Park, Illinois, and located in Pearson, Wisconsin ... Thousands of young people and adults have hiked the trails, boated on the lakes, developed their scouting skills, and had countless adventures at the camp. The stories of how the camp was developed, built, and maintained by the North Shore Area Council, BSA, during difficult times, including war and the Great Depression, are shared within. Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan still serves young people, adults, and families from more than 40 communities"--Page 4 of cover.



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Atheists in America

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Atheists in America
Author:
Imprint: New York : : Columbia University Press
Call #: 211.8 At86b
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"This collection features more than two dozen narratives by atheists from different backgrounds across the United States. Ranging in age, race, sexual orientation, and religious upbringing, these individuals address deconversion, community building, parenting, and romantic relationships, providing a nuanced look at living without a god in a predominantly Christian nation"--From publisher description.



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Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
Author:
Imprint: New York : : ABKCO Records
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Music CD
Series:
Description:



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American Girl

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: American Girl / Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
Author:
Imprint: [S.l.] : : ABKCO Records
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Music CD
Series:
Description:



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