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  • Educated : a memoir
    Staff Pick

    Educated : a memoir2018

    by Tara Westover

    (1,212,632)

    Summary: Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 370 WES

    Locations: Adult Nonfiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 1 of 4 details

  • Will

    Will2021

    by Will Smith

    (46,531)

    Summary: Will Smith's transformation from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the biggest rap stars of his era, and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, is an epic tale -- but it's only...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SMITH

    Locations: Adult Biographies, Hot Picks

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Mothering Sunday : a romance
    Staff Pick

    Mothering Sunday : a romance2016

    by Graham Swift

    Summary: "From the Booker Award winner: a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB F SWIFT

    Locations: Book Club Sets, Adult Fiction

    copies in: 21 of 21 details

  • Soul [DVD]

    Soul2021

    Summary: Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. A misstep takes him from New York City to The Great Before, a fantastical place...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD FAMILY SOUL

    Locations: DVDs Family, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 4 details

  • Alvarez Kelly [DVD]

    Alvarez Kelly1999

    Summary: In this Civil War tale, a cattle-driver sells his herd to the Yankees, then is kidnapped by a rebel who wants him to steal cattle for the South. Includes original theatrical trailer.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN ALVAREZ

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Angel and the badman; John Wayne on film [DVD]

    Angel and the badman; John Wayne on film2002

    Summary: A notorious gunslinger learns the ways of peace from a beautiful Quaker girl.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN ANGEL

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Appaloosa [DVD]

    Appaloosa2009

    Summary: 1880s, the American West. Randall Bragg is a rich landowner who is wanted for murdering the town marshal. Lawman Virgil Cole and his deputy Everett Hitch are two friends who are hired to defend a...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN APPALOOSA

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford [DVD]

    The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford2008

    Summary: Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN ASSASSINATION

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bury my heart at Wounded Knee [DVD]

    Bury my heart at Wounded Knee2011

    Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN BURY

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cahill, United States Marshal [DVD]

    Cahill, United States Marshal2003

    Summary: Returning to the scruffy town of Valentine, Texas, after many months of tracking wanted criminals, Cahill learns that there's been trouble at home as well. The local sheriff and deputy have been...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN CAHILL

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Good, the bad and the ugly [DVD]

    The Good, the bad and the ugly1998

    Summary: During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other. Very violent and drawn out western.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN GOOD

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gunslingers [DVD]

    Gunslingers2002

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN GUNSLINGERS

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hang 'em high [DVD]

    Hang 'em high1998

    Summary: Jed Cooper is mistaken for a criminal and is unjustly hung by the ruthless Captain Wilson and his nine-man gang, who leave him for dead. Cooper escapes the lynching and sets out on a deadly rampage of revenge against his persecutors.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN HANG

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • High noon [DVD]

    High noon2001

    Summary: A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he had sent to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. The townspeople refuse to help him, so he is forced to...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN HIGH

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hostiles [DVD]

    Hostiles2018

    Summary: In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne war chief and his family through dangerous territory back to tribal lands.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN HOSTILES

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How the West was won [DVD]

    How the West was won2008

    Summary: This saga follows a family's move west through generations. Restored clarity eliminates the film's original panoramic three-panel join lines.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN HOW

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The John Wayne collection [DVD].

    The John Wayne collection .2004

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN JOHN

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Last days of Frank & Jesse James [DVD]

    The Last days of Frank & Jesse James1986

    Summary: No other outlaws in American history became more famous than Missouri's Frank and Jesse James. From 1866 to 1882, they led a gang that robbed banks and held up trains, continually defying the Yankee authorities in the aftermath of the Civil War.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN LAST

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Lone Ranger [DVD]

    The Lone Ranger2013

    Summary: The Lone Ranger, the last of his kind, teams with Tonto, a dark and mysterious vigilante, to seek vengeance after justice has failed them. It's a runaway train filled with surprises, as these two...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN LONE

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lonesome dove [DVD]

    Lonesome dove2008

    Summary: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow call, longtime friends and former Texas Rangers, steal over a thousand head of cattle from rustlers south of the border and recruit an unlikely crew of hands to drive the herd 3,000 miles north to Montana.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN LONESOME

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The magnificent seven [DVD]

    The magnificent seven2001

    Summary: The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN MAGNIFICENT

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mail order bride [DVD]

    Mail order bride2009

    Summary: Big city trouble hits con woman Diana McQueen when she decides to call it quits with her relentless boss, Tom Rourke. But for Diana, the only way out is to switch places with a friend who had planned...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN MAIL

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • News of the world [DVD]

    News of the world2021

    Summary: Five years after the Civil War, Captain Kidd moves from town to town as a storyteller. In Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a ten-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier. She is...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN NEWS

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 4 of 4 details

  • Open range [DVD]

    Open range2004

    Summary: Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer, free grazes cattle. He and Charley have been partners for ten years. The pair and their employees, Mose and Buttons, are driving their cattle across the West. Mose...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN OPEN

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Ox-Bow incident [DVD]

    The Ox-Bow incident2003

    Summary: An angry mob kills a man after a popular rancher is murdered.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN OX

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Rio Bravo [DVD]

    Rio Bravo2001

    Summary: A Texas border sheriff fights off hired gunmen to keep a murderer in custody.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN RIO

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The searchers [DVD]

    The searchers2006

    Summary: A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN SEARCHERS

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Seraphim Falls [DVD]

    Seraphim Falls2007

    Summary: The American Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver accepts one final mission. He has to kill Gideon no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN SERAPHIM

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Shane [DVD]

    Shane2013

    Summary: A drifter and retired gunfighter helps a homestead family fight against an aging cattleman and his hired gunman.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN SHANE

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 3 film collection [DVD] : the outlaw Josey Wales ; Pale rider ; Unforgiven.

    3 film collection : the outlaw Josey Wales ; Pale rider ; Unforgiven.2019

    Summary: In "The Outlaw Josey Wales," Missouri farmer Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. In "Pale Rider,"...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN THREE

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • True grit [DVD]

    True grit2007

    Summary: U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN TRUE

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • True grit [DVD]

    True grit2011

    Summary: Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN TRUE

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Unforgiven [DVD]

    Unforgiven2007

    Summary: Bill Munny is who is a retired, once ruthless killer-turned-hog farmer is flat broke. He is a widower with two young children to tend to and feels he has no choice but accept on last bounty hunter...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN UNFORGIVEN

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The wild bunch [DVD]

    The wild bunch2006

    Summary: In this gritty Western classic, aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN WILD

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Winchester '73 [DVD]

    Winchester '732003

    Summary: An engaging frontiersman attempts to track down his father's murderer and the whereabouts of his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester '73, as it passes among a rogue's gallery of owners including a...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN WINCHESTER

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Young guns [DVD]

    Young guns1988

    Summary: The year is 1878, Lincoln County. John Tunstall, a British ranchowner, hires six rebellious boys as "regulators" to protect his ranch against the ruthless Santa Fe Ring. When Tunstall is killed in an...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD WESTERN YOUNG

    Location: DVDs Western

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The ghost of Christmas present : a novel

    The ghost of Christmas present : a novel2012

    by Scott Abbott

    Summary: Patrick Guthrie, a widowed public school drama teacher, will do whatever he can to make the money for a life-saving operation his ten-year-old son needs--including begging on the streets of New York.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABBOTT

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mycroft Holmes : a novel

    Mycroft Holmes : a novel2015

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Series: Mycroft Holmes Novels (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) - #1

    (8,157)

    Summary: When his fiancee abruptly departs for Trinidad after hearing disturbing news, Mycroft Holmes and his best friend Cyrus Douglas follow and find themselves drawn in to a treacherous investigation.

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABDUL-JABBAR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mycroft and Sherlock : the empty birdcage

    Mycroft and Sherlock : the empty birdcage2019

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Series: Mycroft Holmes Novels (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) - #3

    (1,817)

    Summary: "It is 1873, and Mycroft Holmes is in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABDUL-JABBAR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mycroft and Sherlock : a novel

    Mycroft and Sherlock : a novel2019

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Series: Mycroft Holmes Novels (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) - #2

    (3,022)

    Summary: "Now a force to be reckoned with in the War Office, the young Mycroft Holmes is growing his network of contacts and influence, although not always in a manner that pleases his closest friend, Cyrus...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABDUL-JABBAR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More