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New Fiction October 2013

BCD Atwood
by Margaret Atwood.  Read by Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, and Robbie Daymond.  11 discs. 
13+ hours. 

BCD Barnhardt
     Lookaway, Lookaway
by Wilton Barnhardt.  Read by Scott Shepherd.  13 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Brook
     The Aftermath
by Rhidian Brook.  Read by Leighton Pugh.  8 discs.   9+ hours.

BCD Cain
     Let Me Go
by Chelsea Cain.  Read by Christina Delaine.  10 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Chamberlain
     Necessary Lies
by Diane Chamberlain.  Read by Alison Elliott.  10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Child
     Never Go Back b
y Lee Child.  Read by Dick Hill.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Cussler

Fiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD Adler
     Please Don’t Tell
by Elizabeth Adler.  Read by Bernadette Dunne.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Ladies’ Night
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Atkins
     The Broken Places
by Ace Atkins.  Read by Brian d’Arcy James.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Light in the Ruins
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Cassandra Campbell and Mark Bramhall.  9 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     New Earth
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Brockmole
     Letters from Skye
by Jessica Brockmole.  Read by various readers.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Brooks

Nonfiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD B Ford
      I Invented the Modern Age: the rise of Henry Ford
by Richard Snow.  Read by Sean Runnette. 11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD B Hance
     I’ll See You Again
by Jackie Hance with Janice Kaplan.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD B Hudgins
      The Joker: a memoir
by Andrew Hudgins.  Read by Jeff Cummings.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD B Kissinger
     Kissinger: a biography
by Walter Isaacson. Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.  28 discs.  28+ hours.

     Waking Up in Heaven: a true story of brokenness, heaven, and life again
by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski.  Read by Crystal McVea.  7 discs.  8 hours.

Battle of the Books

After a grueling competition amongst teens from libraries in the Catskills, Orange and Rockland Counties, New City Library  took home the Banner for Third Place.  From left to right are the following team members:  Shawna McKivergan, Marie Yatsky, Mary Phillips, Priyanka Ramanathan, Nicholas Procino, Ben Eisenberg, Allison Eisenberg, Susan Zollinger, Karen Zollinger, Chanda Bhandal, and Rathna Ramanathan.

The Teens read eight books representing classics, nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, graphic novel and realistic fiction.  The titles were

1.     The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Donan Doyle

2.     How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

3.     Legend by Marie Lu

4.     Smile by Raina Telgemeier

5.     13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

6.     Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

August 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

CD Bell
     In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
by Matt Bell.  Read by Charlie Thurston.  6 discs. 
7+ hours.

BCD Caletti
     He’s Gone
by Deb Caletti.  Read by Cassandra Campbell.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Card
     Earth Afire
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.  Read by Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki and a full cast.  13 discs.  15 hours.

BCD Coes
     Eye for an Eye
by Ben Coes.  Read by Peter Hermann.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Cook
    Time Flies
by Claire Cook.  Read by Lesa Lockford.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD D’Amato
by Brian D’Amato.  Read by Will Collyer.  10 discs.  11 hours.

New Fiction Audiobooks for July 2013

BCD Adler-Olsen
     A Conspiracy of Faith
by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Read by Graeme Malcolm.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Ahmad
     The Caretake
r by A.X. Ahmad.  Read by Sam Dastor.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Science Fction Banks
     Use of Weapons
by Iain M. Banks.  Read by Peter Kenny.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Beukes
     The Shining Girls
by Lauren Beukes.   Read by Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim and others.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Brennert
     Palisades Park
by Alan Brennert.  Read by Mark McCarthy.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Brill
     The Movement of Stars
by Amy Brill.  Read by Carla Mercer-Meyer.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Colfer

June 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Archer
     Best Kept Secret
by Jeffrey Archer.  Read by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox.  9 discs.   11 hours.

BCD Atkinson
     Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson.  Read by Fenella Woolgar.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     The Hit
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     Total Control
by David Baldacci.  Read by George Guidall.  16 discs.  18 hours.

May 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Arnott
     The House of Rumour
by Jake Arnott.  Read by Michael Page.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Barnes
     The Perfect Ghost
by Linda Barnes.   Read by Hillary Huber.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Mystery Box
    Breaking Point
by C.J. Box.  Read by David Chandler.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Mystery Davidson
     Sticks and Scones
by Diane Mott Davidson.  Read by Barbara Rosenblat.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Dubow
by Charles Dubow.  Read by Robert Petkoff.  10 discs.  12 hours.

Teens Distribute Trees for Arbor Day


This past week encompassed Earth Day and National Arbor Day.  In celebration of these days, teens from the Library Youth Board distributed spruce trees to library residents.  In the past several years, hurricanes and snow storms have damaged and destroyed large numbers of trees in our area.  Spruces are not usually eaten by deer and provide a lovely green color throughout  the winter.  The above volunteers are Erin O'Shea, Brendan O'Shea, Ronith Reddy, Nithin Binu and Nevin Binu.

April NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Churchill
     Churchill: the prophetic statesman
by James C. Humes.  Read by Matthew Brenher.  6 discs.  6 hours.

BCD B Deraniyagala
by Sonali Deraniyagala.  Read by Hannah Curtis.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

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