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Zinio / RB Digital Magazines Cancelled

The New City and West Nyack Libraries have cancelled our subscription to the Zinio/RB Digital Magazine service as of December 1st, 2017.  The decision was based on poor usage statistics compared to the cost of the product (per use cost exceeded the price of an individual magazine) and the knowledge that early next year the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) will be cooperatively purchasing for all libraries in the system a similar digital magazine product via Overdrive - the same service where our patrons currently download eBooks and digital audiobooks.  We will share more information about this new product as soon as it becomes available.

Election Day Hours & Rockland Voices: Voting Rights for Women

The New City Library will open early at 6:30am for Election Day, November 6th, so don't forget to exercise your right to vote [POLLS OPEN AT 6].  If you don't know your polling place or want to view a sample ballot, try this link from the Rockland County Board of Elections: 
While you are here make sure your card is up to date so you can check out books, movies and much more.  You'll also want to make certain you visit the exhibit Rockland Voices: Voting Rights for Women, on loan from the Historical Society of Rockland County as it explores the struggle of women to gain the right to vote here in Rockland County.  This year marks the Women's Suffrage Centennial in New York State, so the exhibit will remain up throughout the rest of 2017.  Listen to a selection of stories from Rockland County women at the Soundcloud link below.

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New Music November 2017

Allen, Tony    The Source     JAZZ ALLE SOUR

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Where the Gods are in Peace  WORLD ANTI WHER

Baker, Julien   Sprained Ankle    POP BAKE SPRA 

Batmanglij, Rostan   Half-light     ROCK BATM HALF

Beck     Colors     ROCK BECK COLO

Blue Note All-Stars  Our Point of View    JAZZ BLUE OUR

Boyz II Men    Under the Streetlight   R&B BOYZ UNDE

Brahms, Johannes   Brahms: the Piano Trios   CLAS COLL BRAH

Brand New    Science Fiction    ROCK BRAN SCIE

Braxton, Tamar   Bluebird of Happiness   R&B BRAX BLUE

Bychkov, Semyon   Manfred Symphony, Tchaikovsky Project #2 CLAS BYCH MANF

Christian McBride Big Band Bringin’ It     JAZZ CHRI BRIN

Clarkson, Kelly   Meaning of Life    POP CLAR MEAN

Chisel & Brush • The artwork of sculptor Theodore Ludwiczak

Don't miss the latest exhibit at the New City Library in October: Chisel & Brush • The artwork of sculptor Theodore Ludwiczak.   At the link below you can listen to an excerpt of Theodore's interview with Bob Goldberg from August 20, 2015.  Ted passed away earlier this year, but his spirit lives on through his art.

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New Music October 2017

Allmann, Gregg Southern Blood ROCK ALLM SOUT

Amos, Tori Native Invader ROCK AMOS NATI

Bridgewater, Dee Dee Memphis...Yes, I’m Ready JAZZ BRID MEMP

Carter, Regina Ella: Accentuate the Positive JAZZ CART ELLA

Celtic Thunder Inspirational INSP CELT INSP

Chris Speed Trio Platinum on Tap JAZZ CHRI PLAT

Cyrus, Miley Younger Now POP CYRU YOUN

Fergie Double Dutchess POP FERG DOUB

Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony POP FIFT FIFT

Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold ROCK FOO CONC

Click here for the full list of New Music for October 2017

Over 26,000 films now available from Kanopy

Kanopy MoviesWatch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Just launched at the New City Library, you can now watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.   You can even download the Kanopy station for your Roku.  Get started at https://newcity.kanopystreaming.com/


New Music September 2017

Alltimelow Last Young Renegade    POP ALL LAST

Alpert, Herb Music: Volume 1    JAZZ ALPE MUSI

Alt-J Relaxer             ROCK ALT-J RELA

Baby Driver: Music from the Motion Picture     SOUND BABY

Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band   ROCK BEAT SGT.P

Bob’s Burgers Music Album            SOUND BOB’S

Bonnie Prince Billy      Best Troubador    ROCK BONN BEST

Boston Pops     Lights, Camera, Music! Six Decades of John Williams  CLAS WILL LIGH

Boston Symphony Orchestra Brahms: the Symphonies  CLAS BOST BRAH

Coldplay Kaleidoscope EP      ROCK COLD KALE


New Music Releases, August 2017

Damm, Peter    Beethoven, Schumann and Strauss: Horn Music  CLAS DAMM BEET

Dua Lipa Dua Lipa     POP LIPA DUA  

Green Day American Idiot   ROCK GREE AMER

Halle Concert Society    Brahms: Piano Concertos                    CLAS HALL BRAH

Ruzickova, Zuzana Bach: Harpsichord Concertos                    CLAS RUZI BACH

Watts, Charlie        Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band    JAZZ WATT CHAR

Check out downloadable music and more from your library at https://www.hoopladigital.com 

New Music Releases, July 2017


BEACH BOYS   1967: SUNSHINE TOMORROW                        ROCK BEAC 1967



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New DVD Releases for July 11th

Badrinath Ki Dulhania (Foreign - India)

La Granja (Foreign - Puerto Rico)

Raees (Foreign - India)

The Ticket (Drama)

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