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Stage door /
DVD, region 1, dual layer, standard version; Dolby digital mono.Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds, Samuel S. Hinds, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller.Photography, Robert de Grasse.Not rated.The film depicts the fears, setbacks and daily struggles of aspiring young performers, and, for the very few, stardom and success.
© ©2005., Turner Entertainment Co. ; Distributed by Warner Home Video,

Secondhand Lions /
DVD, NTSC, region 1, double-sided disc; Dolby digital EX 5.1 surround, Dolby digital stereo surround.Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Nicky Katt, Kyra Sedgwick.Director of photography, Jack Green ; editor, David Moritz ; music, Patrick Doyle.MPAA rating: PG; for thematic material, language and action violence.To the rest of the world, Garth and Hub are mysterious old men hiding millions. But to Walter, they are family - and now they're about to lead him on an adventure he'll never forget.side A. Feature (widescreen and full screen versions) -- side B. Special features.Winner of Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence.

Bobby /
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.Harry Belafonte, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodríguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Dave Fraunces, David Kobzantsev.Director of photography, Michael Barrett ; editor, Richard Chew ; music, Mark Isham ; costume designer, Julie Weiss ; production designer, Patti Podesta.MPAA rating: R; for language, drug content and a scene of violence.The 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen. We see Kennedy's acceptance speech after winning the California Democratic presidential primary, his death at the hands of gunman Sirhan Sirhan, and the chaos and despair that ensued. The people at the hotel don't know what is coming. Our grief at hearing RFK's own words, so eloquent, so hopeful and inspiring. Watch the horrible events unfold and wonder what might have been. Bobby was the man whom many thought would defeat Richard Nixon in the '68 general election. Centers around 22 people who were guests, staff, campaign workers, and reporters who were at the Ambassador Hotel on that June day. Many issues are addressed, including, the Vietnam war, drugs, alcoholism, voting irregularities, adultery, racism, immigration, and communism.Venice Film Festival, 2006: Biografilm Award (Emilio Estevez) ; Hollywood Film Festival, 2006: Best Ensemble Cast.
For private home use only.

Disturbia /
DVD ; region 1, full screen presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround EX.Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matt Craven, Viola Davis.Director of photography, Rogier Stoffers ; editor, Jim Page ; music, Geoff Zanelli ; costume designer, Marie-Sylvie Deveau ; production designer, Tom Southwell.MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of terror and violence, and some sensuality.After his father's death, Kale Brecht becomes a sullen, withdrawn, and troubled young man. He finds himself under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest after a run in with the law. His mother, Julie, works night and day to support herself and her son, only to be met with Kale's indifference and lethargy. As the walls of his house begin to close in on Kale, he turns into a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors. Slowly, Kale begins to suspect his neighbor is a serial killer.
© ©2007., DreamWorks Home Entertainment,

The Sixth Sense /
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.Bruce WIllis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment.Music by James Newton Howard ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; edited by Andrew Mondshein ; production designer, Larry Fulton ; director of photography, Tak Fujimoto.A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8-year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead.MPAA rating: PG-13.Special features include: Storyboard to film comparison ; cast ; music & sound design ; reaching the audience ; rules & clues ; deleted scenes ; conversation with M. Night Shyamalan ; publicity ; filmmakers' & cast bios.

Wanted /
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Terence Stamp.Director of photography, Mitchell Amundsen ; editor, David Brenner ; music, Danny Elfman ; costume designer, Varya Avdyushko.MPAA rating: R; for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality.Wes is 25 years old and is a disaffected, clock-punching drone. His boss chews him out hourly, his girlfriend ignores him routinely, and his life plods on in interminable boredom and routine. Everyone knows Wes will amount to nothing - that is until he meets the sexy woman named Fox, and then everything changes. Wes' estranged father is murdered, and the deadly Fox recruits him into The Fraternity, a secret society that trains him to avenge his father's death, by unlocking his dormant powers. Fox teaches Wes how to develop his lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility. He discovers that The Fraternity lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: to carry out the death orders given by emotionless Fate itself.

Bringing up Baby /
DVD, region 1, dual-layer; Dolby digital mono.Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irvine, Tala Birell, Virginia Walker, John Kelly.Photographed by Russell Metty ; edited by George Hively; musical director, Roy Webb ; costume designer, Howard Greer.Not rated by the MPAA.A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist.

Prayers for sale /
By Dallas, Sandra,
Set in the high country of Colorado during the Depression, this is the story of an unforgettable friendship between two women--eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort and seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle--and the deepest hardships and darkest secrets they shared with each other.

Miss Julia speaks her mind : a novel /
By Ross, Ann B.,
Shortly after the death of her husband, a wealthy Southern widow is visited by an impoverished young woman with a small boy. A mistress? A son? Julia Springer can't believe it, only to discover that the whole town has known for years. But she will rise to the occasion when the boy is kidnaped.

The Karate Kid collection /
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby digital surround.Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Hilary Swank.The Karate Kid / Robert Mark Kamen, writer ; Jerry Weintraub, producer ; John G. Avildsen, director -- The Karate Kid II / Robert Mark Kamen, writer ; Jerry Weintraub, producer ; John G. Avildsen, director -- The Karate Kid Part III / Robert Mark Kamen, writer ; Jerry Weintraub, producer ; John G. Avildsen, director -- The next Karate Kid / Mark Lee, writer ; Jerry Weintraub, producer ; Christopher Cain, director.MPAA rating: PG; for mild violence and some mild language.Karate kid: A 17-year-old underdog faces his greatest enemy in a karate tournament where more than honor is at stake.Karate Kid II: Daniel accompanies Mr. Miyagi to Okinawa, where his mentor becomes re-engaged in an old feud with a lifelong enemy.Karate Kid, Part III: When Mr. Miyagi refuses to help him prepare for an upcoming tournament, Daniel finds a new mentor, unaware that an old enemy is setting him up.Next Karate Kid: After her parents are killed in an auto accident, Mr. Miyagi teaches a 17-year-old tomboy to channel her anger through the martial arts, a skill she puts to the test with the Alpha Elite, a sadistic high school gang.
© ©2005., Columbia Pictures : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,

If you can keep it : the forgotten promise of American liberty /
By Metaxas, Eric,
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260).Introduction: The promise -- The idea of America -- The golden triangle of freedom -- "The wonder of the age" -- Venerating our heroes -- The importance of moral leaders -- "The almost chosen people" -- Loving America -- Epilogue: This is America.Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten - and in doing so it lays out our own responsibility to live those ideals and carry on those freedoms. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom.

I'll never change my name : an immigrant's American dream from Ukraine to the U.S.A. to Dancing with the stars /
By Chmerkovskiy, Valentin,
The ballroom dancer famed for his appearances on "Dancing with the Stars" relates the failures and successes that have shaped his life, from his early childhood in Ukraine, to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S., to his rise to international fame."Valentin 'Val' Chmerkovskiy has captivated viewers with his striking performances on Dancing with the Stars since his first step, season after season. His raw talent, dashing looks, and genuine kindness have made him an instant, beloved star. Now, for the first time ever, viewers will have an all-access pass to Val's life--and in [this book], Val bares his soul, illuminating the thoughtful person he is both on and off the stage. In this revealing memoir, Val opens up about his life and career so far--where he's come from and where he hopes to go. He shows the reader some of the most notable moments from his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his tight-knit family's immigration to the United States--including his struggles learning English as a stranger desperate to fit into a different culture, how he worked to become a premiere ballroom dancer, and, of course, the collaborations and competitions with his brother and fellow DWTS sensation, Maksim 'Maks' Chmerkovskiy. After years of practice and discipline, Val, along with his older brother Maks, have reached the pinnacle of success, but it took a great deal of hard work and gratitude to get there. Sharing at times intimate and at times entertaining moments with early dance partners all the way up through celebrity dance partners such as Laurie Hernandez, Zendaya, Kelly Monaco, and Rumer Willis on Dancing with the Stars, Val expresses his enduring gratitude for the opportunities America has afforded him and his family, and for everything this country represents--offering hope not only to fans, but everyone with at dream. Inspiring, heartfelt, and compulsively readable--including sixteen pages of never-before-seen photographs, as well as a foreword by brother Maks Chmerkovskiy--I'll Never Change My Name is filled with Val's honesty and insight, and moments that are sure to touch readers' hearts and inspire us all to keep it moving."--Jacket.Foreword / by Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- I am Valentin Alexsandrovich Chmerkovskiy -- A journey in dance. DWTS ; First season ; Steps -- A journey in life. Family ; Odessa ; Immigrant ; School ; Music -- A journey in dance. Zendaya ; My teenage dreams come true ; Rumer has it -- A journey in life. Rising stars ; Choices ; Competition (1) ; Competition (2) ; Dance with me ; Lust ; The Ukrainian bachelor ; Leaving -- A journey in dance. Two pair ; Laurie ; Harmony ; Final thoughts -- Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Competitive ballroom dance record.

The Hellfire Club : a novel /
By Tapper, Jake,
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-339)."Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and popular academic, is an unlikely congressman. Thrust into office by his power-broker father's connections, Charlie is determined to use his new position for good. He quickly learns, however, that in 1950s Washington, little is as it seems. Struggling to navigate the treacherous waters alongside real-life figures such as President Dwight Eisenhower, Senator John F. Kennedy, and Roy Cohn, Charlie is confronted by a world in the throes of McCarthyism, where no one trusts anyone. His education in the compromising and occasionally illegal ways of Washington makes him question his own ethical compass and the morality of men he admires, including his father. Alongside his pregnant wife, Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own, Charlie struggles to do what is right while learning more about the mysterious circumstances of his predecessor's death. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful politicians and businessmen, a fatal car accident plunges Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a conspiracy that could change the course of history. When Charlie learns too much, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career... but for his life.--In 1950s Washington, little is as it seems. Charlie Marder, World War II veteran and academic, was thrust into office by his power-broker father's connections. As a congressman, Charlie is determined to use his new position for good, but is confronted by a world in the throes of McCarthyism, where no one trusts anyone. Soon he is questioning his own ethical compass and the morality of men he admires, including his father. Learning about the circumstances of his predecessor's death, Charlie and his wife Margaret are plunged into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a conspiracy that could change the course of history. -- adapted from jacket

The protector /
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1.Tony Jaa, Phetthai Wongkhamlao, Bongkod Kongmalai, Jin Xing.Director of photography, Nuttawut Kittikun ; editor, Marut Seelacharoen ; music, The RZA.MPAA rating: R; for pervasive strong violence and some sexual content.Kham grew up with elephants in Thailand. To him elephants are majestic creatures, bred for peace, but prepared for war. When an evil Asian gang kidnap a bull and baby elephant during a festival, they are smuggled into Sydney, Australia. Kham must travel to a foreign land, and unravel a conspiracy that will reach into the highest levels of Australian law and business circles. With only his Muy Thai fighting techniques, and a disgraced Thai-descent police sergeant, he must reclaim his elephants, and his heritage.

Those shoes /
By Boelts, Maribeth,
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

Together always /
By Wyatt, Edwina,
What happens when the dearest of friends want to go in different directions? Edwina Wyatt's perceptive story about individuality tells how friends find ways to be together, even when they are apart.

This & that /
By Fox, Mem,
In rhyming text Mother mouse tells her child stories at bedtime.

When Aunt Mattie got her wings /
By Mathers, Petra,
When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas).

What this story needs is a vroom and a zoom /
By Virján, Emma J.,
Ages 4-8.Pig takes the lead in a cross-country race, but then gets stuck in the mud.

What this story needs is a munch and a crunch /
By Virján, Emma J.,
A red-coiffed pig joins her friends for a picnic lunch that is hampered by a thunderstorm.Ages 4-8.