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Have you seen these cult classics? If not, beat the heat with a viewing of some of these unconventionally cool movies.
The princess bride [videodisc] by [presented by] Act III Communications [Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd.]
Office space [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Mike Judge film
The Rocky Horror picture show [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Michael White-Lou Adler production
Labyrinth [videodisc] by the Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. presents a Jim Henson film
Raising Arizona [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox ; Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedasa/Ben Barenholtz production
This Special Collection was created as Detroit prepared to celebrate its 300th birthday, a year-long event that was marked by a host of festivities and events. The history of the city is broad enough and rich enough, though, to warrant a continual presence and periodic updating as one of the library's special online resource collections. As we celebrate the city's 312th birthday, check the books, websites and other materials listed here to discover more about the Motor City and its colorful past.
History of Detroit
Celebrating 300 Years of Detroit Cooking, 1701 to 2001 edited by Marguerite J. Humes: A "historical cookbook" presenting information about Detroit's social setting and cooking history from 1701 to 2001. Includes original recipes handed down by Native Americans and immigrants alike, as well as some developed by native Detroiters.
Detroit, 1860-1899 by David Lee Poremba: Venture back in time to Detroit in the mid to late 19th century with this fascinating book.
Detroit: A Motor City History by David Lee Poremba: A concise and highly readable history by the acting manager of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library.
Detroit: Across Three Centuries by Richard Bak: Bak introduces readers to some of the epic names and events from the city's past.
American Prometheus: the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
Degrees Kelvin: a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy by David Lindley
Edward Teller: the real Dr. Strangelove by Peter Goodchild
The Doctor loves libraries, and libraries love Doctor Who. Later this year, the BBC science fiction classic Doctor Who will celebrate its 50-year anniversary. In celebration, CPL's very own Whovians have put together a delightful display all about our favorite Time Lord. Stop by from July 22nd to 28th to see what we've put together (hint: it's bigger on the inside!).
"You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!"
In the meantime, check out these time-bending books and DVDs featuring the Doctors and his interstellar friends, companions and enemies.
If you haven't yet become familiar with the world of Doctor Who, this is a good place to start:
Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC
Up to date on the series and looking for more? Check out the Captain Jack spinoff, Torchwood:
Torchwood. The complete first season, Disc 1 [videodisc] by British Broadcasting Corporation
And of course, there are always books...
Beautiful chaos by Gary Russell
Check out these spine-tingling films about when animals (or lizards or arachnids or...) attack!
Snakes on a plane [videodisc] by Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd. ; Mutual Film Corporation ; New Line Cinema ; Patchwork Productions
The birds [videodisc] by screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Jurassic Park [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents an Amblin Entertainment Production ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Michael Crichton and David Koepp
Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson ; with a new introduction by Stephen Pile
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols ; with a foreword by Ann Lovejoy
The pursuit of love ; &, Love in a cold climate: two novels by Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jessica Mitford
Diary of a provincial lady by E.M. Delafield ; with a preface by Mary Borden ; with illustrations by Arthur Watts
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Faulks, Sebastian
The alley of love and yellow jasmines: a memoir by Shohreh Aghdashloo
Anne Frank: the biography by Melissa Müller ; translated by Rita and Robert Kimber
The prince of medicine: Galen in the Roman world by Susan P. Mattern
Robert Oppenheimer: a life inside the center by Ray Monk
Tesla: inventor of the electrical age by W. Bernard Carlson
The deserters: a hidden history of World War II by Charles Glass
Fallujah awakens: Marines, sheikhs, and the battle against al Qaeda by Bill Ardolino
Fascist voices: an intimate history of Mussolini's Italy by Christopher Duggan
A fort of nine towers: an Afghan family story by Qais Akbar Omar
Gettysburg: the last invasion by Allen C. Guelzo
The lost cause: the trials of Frank and Jesse James by James P. Muehlberger
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Silver lies by Ann Parker
Walking the perfect square: a novel by Reed Farrel Coleman
Jane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron
A plague on both your houses by Susanna Gregory
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear