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Summer Newsletter

Congratulations to Brian Jennings

On Sunday, May 17, the Historical Society of Rockland County hosted a supper on the beautiful grounds of the Jacob Blauvelt house in New City.  The Society celebrated and honored the winners of the annual Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Award.  Among the honorees was our own local history librarian, Brian Jennings, who won the award for Preservation Leadership. Brian joined us only a year and a half ago, and in that time he has exhibited his passion for local history with innovative programming and usage of digital technology to preserve our paper and microfilm resources.  Check out his burgeoning collection of Rockland County oral histories (http://www.newcitylibrary.org/oralhistory). And stay tuned for his Listen 'n' Learn programs - where selected excerpts from these recordings are played and discussed with the interview subjects.  It's a great way to experience living history up close and personally!

May Events

Rock Out at Your Library for National Library Week

You may not know this, but libraries love parody videos! Check out just a few from around the country:

From Orange County library:

From Topeka Library:

And from the Nashville Library:

Coming in July

Fiction

Atkins, Ace. The Redeemers.

Box, C.J. Badlands.

Brown, Holly. A Necessary End.

Coulter, Catherine. Nemesis.

Garwood, Julie. Wired.

Goodkind, Terry. The First Confessor.

Harbison, Beth. If I Could Turn Back Time.

Higgins Clark, Mary. Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories.

Hopkins, Ellen. Love Lies Beneath.

Jackson, Shirley. Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings.

Jance, J.A. Stand Down: A Beaumont and Walker Novel.

Johansen, Iris & Roy Johansen. The Naked Eye.

Kava, Alex. Silent Creed.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Novel Habits of Happiness: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

Robinson, Kim Stanley. Aurora.

Silva, Daniel. The English Spy.

Taylor, Brad. The Insider Threat: A Pike Logan Thriller.

Coming in June

Fiction

Bass, Jefferson. The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel.

Delinsky, Barbara. Blueprints.

Deveraux, Jude. Ever After: A Nantucket Brides Novel.

Finder, Joseph. The Fixer.

Frank, Dorothea Benton. All the Single Ladies.

Green, Jane. Summer Secrets.

Hilderbrand, Elin. The Rumor

Lindsey, Johanna. Wildfire in His Arms.

King, Stephen. Finders Keepers.

Meltzer, Brad. The President’s Shadow.

Patterson, James & Howard Roughan. Truth or Die.

Pratchett, Terry & Stephen Baxter. The Long Utopia.

Reich, Christopher. Invasion of Privacy.

Rollins, James. The Bone Labyrinth: A Sigma Force Novel.

Slaughter, Karin. The Truth About Pretty Girls.

Steel, Danielle. Country.

Quick, Matthew. Love May Fail.

Coming in May

Fiction

Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins

Child, Lincoln. The Forgotten Room

de Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair.

Deaver. Jeffery. Solitude Creek.

DeMille, Nelson. A Quiet End.

Kellerman, Jonathan. The Murderer’s Daughter.

Maynard, Joyce. Under the Influence.

McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers.

Morrison, Toni. God Help the Child.

Smiley, Jane. Early Warning.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread

Patterson, James. Maxine Paetro. 14th Deadly Sin.

Thayer, Nancy. The Guest Cottage

Non-Fiction

Cornwell, Bernard. Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.

Levitt, Stephen and Dubner, Stephen. Think Like a Freak.

Nelson, Willie. It’s a Long Story: My Life.

Coming in May

Fiction

Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins

Child, Lincoln. The Forgotten Room

de Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair.

Deaver. Jeffery. Solitude Creek.

DeMille, Nelson. A Quiet End.

Kellerman, Jonathan. The Murderer’s Daughter.

Maynard, Joyce. Under the Influence.

McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers.

Morrison, Toni. God Help the Child.

Smiley, Jane. Early Warning.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread

Patterson, James. Maxine Paetro. 14th Deadly Sin.

Thayer, Nancy. The Guest Cottage

Non-Fiction

Cornwell, Bernard. Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.

Levitt, Stephen and Dubner, Stephen. Think Like a Freak.

Nelson, Willie. It’s a Long Story: My Life.

Coming in May

Fiction

Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins

Child, Lincoln. The Forgotten Room

de Rosnay, Tatiana. A Paris Affair.

Deaver. Jeffery. Solitude Creek.

DeMille, Nelson. A Quiet End.

Kellerman, Jonathan. The Murderer’s Daughter.

Maynard, Joyce. Under the Influence.

McCullough, David. The Wright Brothers.

Morrison, Toni. God Help the Child.

Smiley, Jane. Early Warning.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread

Patterson, James. Maxine Paetro. 14th Deadly Sin.

Thayer, Nancy. The Guest Cottage

Non-Fiction

Cornwell, Bernard. Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles.

Levitt, Stephen and Dubner, Stephen. Think Like a Freak.

Nelson, Willie. It’s a Long Story: My Life.

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