On his Facebook account, President Elect Barack Obama lists his favorite movies and books.

If you have not seen any of these films, or have not yet read any of these books, you can view these movies and books through your Alameda County Library branch libraries. 

His favorite movies are:

Casablanca   DVD FICTION CASABLANCA

Godfather I and II  DVD FICTION GODFATHER

Lawrence of Arabia   DVD FICTION LAWRENCE

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest   DVD FICTION ONE

Among his favorite books are:

Song of Solomon (by Toni Morrison)  FICTION MORRISON

Moby Dick (by Herman Melville)   FICTION MELVILLE, H

Parting the Waters:  America in the King Years, 1954-1963  (by Taylor Branch) 973.0496 BRANCH

Gilead (by Marilynne Robinson)  ROBINSON, M.

Self-Reliance and Other Essays (by Ralph Waldo Emerson)  814.3 EMERSON

Abraham Lincoln’s Collected Writings   973.7092 LINCOLN

You can find the book Team of Rivals:  the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (by Doris Kearns Goodwin) under call number 973.7092 GOODWIN.  You may need to place a hold!

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