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Title Description Location
Ashes Cricket Ashes Cricket is a 2017 video game created by Big Ant Studios, and released worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. It was the first Big Ant cricket game to be officially licensed to modern teams and players after the Don Bradman Cricket titles, and had the full licence for the 2017-18 Ashes series, which took place in Australia. Burnaby & Vancouver, Call Number:

PS4 ASH

The Most Human Human Each year, the AI community convenes to administer the famous (and famously controversial) Turing test, pitting sophisticated software programs against humans to determine if a computer can “think.” The machine that most often fools the judges wins the Most Human Computer Award. But there is also a prize, strange and intriguing, for the “Most Human Human.” Brian Christian—a young poet with degrees in computer science and philosophy—was chosen to participate in a recent competition. This playful, profound book is not only a testament to his efforts to be deemed more human than a computer, but also a rollicking exploration of what it means to be human in the first place. Vancouver, Call Number:

BD 450 .C475 2012

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her abusive husband and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which have opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women have pushed against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen Vancouver, Call Number:

PQ 4866 .E6345S7713 2013

FIFA 19 FIFA 19 is a football simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver as part of Electronic Arts’ FIFA series. As with FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete of the regular edition. The game features the UEFA club competitions for the first time, including the UEFA Champions League. Burnaby & Vancouver, Call Number:

PS4 FIF

Gifted Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Burnaby, Call Number:

DVD GIF

The Three Body Problem

 

In 1967, physics professor Ye Zhetai is killed after he refuses to denounce the theory of relativity. His daughter, Ye Wenjie, witnesses his gruesome death. Shortly after, she’s falsely charged with sedition for promoting the works of environmentalist Rachel Carson, and told she can avoid punishment by working at a defense research facility involved with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. More than 40 years later, Ye’s work becomes linked to a string of physicist suicides and a complex role-playing game involving the classic physics problem of the title. Burnaby, Call Number:

PL 2947 C59S3613 2018

Lost in Translation A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful. Vancouver, Call Number:

DVD LOS

 

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story collection, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable practitioners writing today. Curated by Jay Rubin (who has himself freshly translated several of the stories) and introduced by Haruki Murakami this is a book which will be a revelation to many of its readers. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included – Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata, Yoshimoto – but also many surprising new finds. From Tsushima Yuko’s ‘Flames’ to Sawanishi Yuten’s ‘Filling Up with Sugar’, from Hoshi Shin’ichi’s ‘Shoulder-Top Secretary’ to Yoshimoto Banana’s ‘Bee Honey’, The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Vancouver, Call Number:

PL 782 .E8P46 2018.

 

Under the Shadow After Shideh’s building is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent spirits. She becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself. Burnaby, Call Number:

DVD UND

Kanopy Trial Extended!

Due to popular demand, our trial for Kanopy has been extended until April 5. This time around, access is only to the following collections:

  • Classic Film
  • Early Film
  • World Cinema
  • Film Studies

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