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Crime in the City - National Public Radio continues the summer Crime in the City series. Here are books by authors they interviewed, plus a few recommendations from us.

Good dog! - Enjoy the "dog days of August" with a book about one of our best friends.

Low-Tech Family Fun - Hands-on projects that harken back to yesteryear, like when your Dad was a kid.

Queen, consort, conspirator: the Tudor Women - The paradox of Henry VIII: all the smart, powerful, intriquing women associated with his reign. Here are a selection of books about these women.

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Woman reading Backyard Birding and Beyond - Library Journal listed their top birding books and we added some regional favorites.

Mental Health Forum - Fiction and nonfiction books that compliment the Mental Health Informational Forum.

Suicide Prevention: Information & Resources - Books to accompany the third presentation in the Mental Health Forum series sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Human Relations Commission.

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Fort Collins Reads
Colum McCann is the featured author for 2014. He'll be speaking on Nov. 9th.

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Book clubs start meeting in October.

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I was curious about the background that shaped America's modern Svengali of slick technology, but admittedly it's surprising to learn that Jobs initially went down a vegan, Zen-like spiritual path in the 1970s. Readers also get a glimpse of Jobs' somewhat tumultuous personal life as well amidst the Jobs as the driving force, obsessive, always insisting on clean design lines and user-friendly interfaces with all of Apple's devices. Prior to this book, Isaacson had only written biographies about deceased individuals, but he wrote this book upon Jobs request and release of control over its contents.

Recommended by Karen (8/13)

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Now Showing - Films
2013 ALA Notable Videos for Adults - Films chosen by the Video Round Table of the American Library Association. Films are chosen for their significant contribution to the world of video.

Films for Earth Day - Learn more about the earth and how we treat it through documentaries and feature films.

Library Journal's Best Video of 2012 - Library Journal's columnist, Jeff T. Dick, picks his top home-video releases of documentaries and foreign, indie and classic films.

Movies about Movies - Love movies? Check out these films.

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Films of the Academy Award winning actor.

The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time - Every decade since 1952, Sight & Sound has polled film professionals to determine the greatest films of all time. 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors voted.

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Listen to a Book

Audiobooks: Award Winning - The "Audie" Awards are given by the Audio Publishers Association for outstanding works,including narration and production. Here are the past winners.

Classics - This collection features some of the best narrators in the audiobook world reading classic books.

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