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Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.
Looper [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment presentation in association with DMG Entertainment of a Ram Bergman production ; produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern ; written and directed by Rian Johnson — Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. An assassin known as a "Looper" must kill his future self, who has been sent back 30 years in time by mobsters.
Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!
Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson
Record collecting for girls: unleashing your inner music nerd, one album at a time by Courtney E. Smith
Are you a geek?: 10[superscript 3] ways to find out by Tim Collins
American nerd: the story of my people by Benjamin Nugent
The elfish gene: dungeons, dragons and growing up strange by Mark Barrowcliffe
Obsessed with your smartphone? In love with your tablet? These novels explore the dark side of placing too much trust in technology.
Extinction by Mark Alpert
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Super sad true love story: a novel by Gary Shteyngart
C by Tom McCarthy
For the win by Cory Doctorow
The chemistry of tears by Peter Carey
Utopia: a novel by Lincoln Child
Do you geek out about technology, fantasy and science fiction? Each of these books features a healthy dose of nerd-culture reference and hidden humor for readers in-the-know.
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Geektastic: stories from the nerd herd by edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
JPod: a novel by Douglas Coupland
What if the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day had failed? The Mayflower had not sailed? The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe? JFK hadn't been assassinated? Napoleon had invaded North America? The South had won the Civil War? Go back in time and reimagine history as it might have been with the following fascinating titles:
The Confederate States of America: what might have been by Roger L. Ransom
Days of destiny: crossroads in American history: America's greatest historians examine thirty-one uncelebrated days that changed the course of history by general editors, James M. McPherson, Alan Brinkley; editor, David Rubel
Do you love word searches? Do you find yourself looking for more mystery authors to read? Earn your Sleuth It badge by completing either our adult or children's mystery author word search! Pick up your copy at either Help Desk. No need to turn it back in. Save it so you'll have a list of authors that you may have never read before. Once you finish it, make sure you visit our website and claim your badge!
War under heaven: Pontiac, the Indian Nations, & the British Empire by Gregory Evans Dowd
The French and Indian War: deciding the fate of North America by Walter R. Borneman
Empires at war: the French & Indian War and the struggle for North America, 1754-1763 by William M. Fowler, Jr
Crucible of war: the Seven Years' War and the fate of empire in British North America, 1754-1766 by Fred Anderson ; with illustrations from the William L. Clements Library
The fall and recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: in defense of William Hull by Anthony J. Yanik
Find out what life was like growing up in bygone days:
Big Russ and me: father and son: lessons of life by Tim Russert — South Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1950s
Defending Baltimore against enemy attack: a boyhood year during World War II by Charles Osgood — Baltimore in the 1940s
A girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel — Mooreland, Indiana in the 1960s
Hotel kid: a Times Square childhood by Stephen Lewis — New York City in the 1930s
The life and times of the last kid picked by David Benjamin — Small-town Wisconsin in the 1950s
Watch history as it really happened:
America over there [videodisc]: the United States in World War I, 1917-18 by United States of America War Office, United States of America Navy Department
The lost JFK tapes [videodisc]: the assassination by National Geographic ; produced by Tom Jennings Productions for National Geographic Channel
The 1964 World's Fair [videodisc]: relive the wonder by Connecticut Public Television, Janson Video, Inc
Absolute Animals 1964-1968 [sound recording] by the Animals — When I was Young - Eric Burdon & The Animals
Chicago Transit Authority [sound recording] by Chicago — Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? - Chicago
Inarticulate speech of the heart [sound recording] by Van Morrison — River of Time - Van Morrison
60's pop hits [sound recording] — Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
She's so unusual [sound recording] by Cyndi Lauper — Time after Time - Cyndi Lauper
Urban hymns [sound recording] by The Verve — This time - The Verve
Help! [sound recording] by The Beatles — Yesterday - The Beatles
Hot rocks [sound recording]: 1964-1971 by the Rolling Stones — Time is on My Side - The Rolling Stones
The African-American century: how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
Take a tour of our great state and learn about some of its many interesting communities.
Ann Arbor observed: selections from Then & now by Grace Shackman
Lost Ann Arbor by Susan Cee Wineberg
Cadillac: vintage postcard memoirs by Debra Bricault
The Caro area by Marcia M. Dievendorf, Patricia E. Frazer, and Mark O. Keller for the Caro Area District Library
Vintage views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey region by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson
Dearborn, Michigan by Craig Hutchison and Kimberly Rising ; Dearborn Historical Museum, City of Dearborn
Traverse City: from farmstead to lakeshore by Thomas Kachadurian
Learn about the pioneers of the auto industry through visual and interactive exhibits at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn. Located next door to the Henry Ford Museum, it opened in 1997. A fun and informative way to earn your My Mitten badge.
The Ford century: Ford Motor Company and the innovations that shaped the world by Russ Banham ; foreword by Paul Newman
The American auto factory by Byron Olsen and Joseph Cabadas ; foreword by Ben Hamper
Riding the roller coaster: a history of the Chrysler Corporation by Charles K. Hyde
Billy Durant: creator of General Motors by Lawrence R. Gustin
Take a walk back in history to the New York City of the 1870s, '80s and '90s where you will encounter the Astors and Vanderbilts, Diamond Jim Brady, Boss Tweed, Stanford White, and Teddy Roosevelt:
American passage: the history of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato
The architect of desire: beauty and danger in the Stanford White family by Suzannah Lessard
The blizzard of '88 by Mary Cable
Boss Tweed: the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Maritime South Haven: 1900-1950 by Michigan Maritime Museum