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  • Secrets of the mind [DVD]

    Secrets of the mind2007

    Summary: Follows neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran as he investigates four mysterious cases in which brain injury has resulted in diverse perceptual disorders involving blindness and sight, phantom limbs and pain, and delusional thinking.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 617.48 SEC

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Chicago [DVD] : city of the century

    Chicago : city of the century2003

    Summary: City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 977.311 CHI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Absolute zero [DVD]

    Absolute zero2008

    Summary: Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of cold opens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 536.56 ABS

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The story of India [DVD]

    The story of India2008

    Summary: Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 954 STO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Mysterious life of caves [DVD]

    Mysterious life of caves2008

    Summary: It's pitch black, toxic gases bubble up from deep below, sulfuric acid drips from above, and carbon monoxide fills the air. It is the interior of a startlingly beautiful, and treacherous, cave....  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 577.584 MYS

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The Bible's buried secrets [DVD]

    The Bible's buried secrets2009

    Summary: Presents archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archaeological detective...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 220.93 BIB

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The fabric of the cosmos [DVD]

    The fabric of the cosmos2011

    Summary: Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 523.1 FAB

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Cancer [DVD] : the emperor of all maladies

    Cancer : the emperor of all maladies2015

    Summary: Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 616.994 CAN

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The Roosevelts [DVD] : an intimate history

    The Roosevelts : an intimate history2014

    Summary: Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 973.91 ROO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The national parks [DVD] : America's best idea

    The national parks : America's best idea2009

    Summary: Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 973 NAT

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The eagle huntress [DVD]

    The eagle huntress2017

    Summary: Follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 799.232 EAG

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • What Darwin never knew [DVD]

    What Darwin never knew2010

    Summary: The source of the earth's great variety of animals was a scientific mystery until Charles Darwin proposed the idea of natural selection. Nova presents breakthroughs in a new science nicknamed "evo...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 576.82 WHA

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Prohibition [DVD]

    Prohibition2011

    Summary: Explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. Raises profound...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 363.41 PRO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Chimpanzee [DVD]

    Chimpanzee2012

    Summary: Oscar, a baby chimpanzee, is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees....  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 599.884 CHI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Country music [DVD]

    Country music2019

    Summary: Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 781.642 COU

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The African Americans [DVD] : many rivers to cross

    The African Americans : many rivers to cross2014

    Summary: Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 973.0496 AFR

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The world's most wanted animal [DVD]

    The world's most wanted animal2018

    Summary: Found in Africa and Asia, pangolins are the most poached and trafficked animal in the world. Based in Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann is working to save them. On an emotional journey, Maria...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 599.31 WOR

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Unrest [DVD]

    Unrest2017

    Summary: Jennifer Brea is a Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Brea grabs a camera and films the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 616.0478 UNR

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The Vietnam War [DVD]

    The Vietnam War2017

    Summary: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 959.7043 VIE

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The address [DVD]

    The address2014

    Summary: "At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 371.9 ADD

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Ship that changed the world [DVD]

    Ship that changed the world2021

    Summary: Some five centuries ago, a major revolution overturned traditional ship designs: in just a few years, ships were transformed from small coastal-bound transports into massive ocean-going vessels.Once...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 623.82 SHI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Honey badgers [DVD] : masters of mayhem

    Honey badgers : masters of mayhem2014

    Summary: The honey badger is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. The film...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 599.744 HON

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The Beatles [DVD] : get back

    The Beatles : get back2022

    Summary: Directed by filmmaker Peter Jackson, this is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band's intimate recording sessions. The documentary showcases the warmth,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 782 BEA

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Summer of soul [DVD]  : (...or when the revolution could not be televised)

    Summer of soul : (...or when the revolution could not be televised)2022

    Summary: A powerful and transporting documentary, part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 782 SUM

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Swim team [DVD]

    Swim team2017

    Summary: Chronicles the winning debut season of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team formed by the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum that consists exclusively of autistic teens.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 797.21 SWI

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The story of cats [DVD]

    The story of cats2016

    Summary: Traces the evolution of cats from their beginnings on the Asian continent to their introduction into the Americas, taking an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 636.8 STO

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Defying the Nazis [DVD] : the Sharps' war

    Defying the Nazis : the Sharps' war2016

    Summary: Tells the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 940.5318 DEF

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Living volcanoes [DVD]

    Living volcanoes2019

    Summary: Explores the variety of activity, both human and natural, that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes and follows biologist Jeffrey Marlow as he makes a dangerous descent into the Marum Crater, on...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 551.21 LIV

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The egg [DVD] : life's perfect invention

    The egg : life's perfect invention2019

    Summary: The egg, life's perfect invention, nurtures and protects new life from the outside world. These remarkable structures are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 571.8 EGG

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • King Arthur's lost kingdom [DVD]

    King Arthur's lost kingdom2019

    Summary: Professor Alice Roberts uses archaeological discoveries to piece together a turning point in Britain's history. The key to her quest is the excavation of a stone palace in Cornwall, long believed to...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 942.014 KIN

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  • Sex, lies and butterflies [DVD]

    Sex, lies and butterflies2018

    Summary: Butterflies have been flying around the planet for over 50 million years, and today around 20,000 different species inhabit the globe. From egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to the winged insect, this...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 595.789 SEX

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Leave it to beavers [DVD]

    Leave it to beavers2014

    Summary: A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 599.37 LEA

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The Dust Bowl [DVD]

    The Dust Bowl2012

    Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 973.917 DUS

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Justin Bieber [DVD] : never say never

    Justin Bieber : never say never2011

    Summary: Follows pop singer Justin Bieber during 10 days counting down to his Aug. 31, 2010 concert at Madison Square Garden. Includes footage from his My World Tour, interviews with family and friends, a...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 782 JUS

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Monkey kingdom [DVD]

    Monkey kingdom2015

    Summary: A spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 599.8 MON

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The Mayo Clinic [DVD] : faith, hope, science

    The Mayo Clinic : faith, hope, science2018

    Summary: Discover the story of the renowned institution that has been called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope when there is no hope."

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 362.11 MAY

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Born in China [DVD]

    Born in China2017

    Summary: Venturing into the wilds of China, it captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 591.5 BOR

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Pets [DVD] : wild at heart

    Pets : wild at heart2015

    Summary: Pets may seem familiar but they exist alongside people in a secret world of wild behavior and natural abilities that humans hardly recognize. From talkative budgies, marathon-running hamsters,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 636 PET

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Jamestown's dark winter [DVD]

    Jamestown's dark winter2015

    Summary: A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early American colony discovers something surprising: the remains of a young woman, dating back to 1609, buried in the trash layer of a cellar. Now,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 973.2 JAM

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • 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.

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