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New DVDs for July 2010

THREE DAY DVDS

Alice in Wonderland (Johnny Depp)                                            #12203

Bluebeard (Foreign Film – France)                                               #12200

Book of Eli, The (Denzel Washington)                                         #12172

Family Fun Concert with Larry Siegal

This evening on the lawn!

Family Fun Concert

featuring Larry Siegal

Music, fun and dancing for the whole family!

Today, Sunday, July 11th at 7pm.

Join us.

We will update with weather related delays and cancellations if need be. 

 

 

FUTURE PERFECT: A LOOK AT PREDICTIVE FICTION FROM THE PAST

Paris in the Twentieth Century sounds like an historical travelogue, doesn't it?  But consider when it was written: Jules Verne wrote his "scientific fiction" novel in 1863, setting it a hundred years into his future.  At the time, his publisher considered Verne's descriptions of complex underground railway systems, rampant commercialism, and electronic calculators too implausible.  The manuscript lived in a safe until his great-grandson had it published in 1996.  As a story, it's not one of Verne's better works, but it holds its own as a marvel of prophetic fiction.  The book also serves as a brilliant example of what science fiction is : unlike fantasy, which is the stuff of dreams, science fiction is all about possibilities

What's Cooking?: Tips from the Kitchen

Books from the cooking collection provide more than recipes.   They give you a tour around the world, evoke memories during holiday seasons, how-tos for building gingerbread houses or brewing beer in a bathtub.  What I appreciate most are the tips, shortcuts, substitutions, and repairs in the kitchen that are generously shared by experienced cooks.

New DVD Releases for July 6

Brooklyn's Finest

Creation

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Foreign; Swedish with English subtitles)

A Single Man

July Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Bachman
     The Long Walk
by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman.  Read by Kirby Heyborne.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bacigalupi
     The Windup Girl
by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Read by Jonathan Davis.  16 discs.  19+ hours.

BCD Black
     White Cat
by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Brashares
    My Name is Memory
by Ann Brashares.  Read by Kathe Mazur and Lincoln Hoppe.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Brown
     Executive Intent
by Dale Brown.  Read by William Dufris.  10 discs.  12 hours

BCD Butcher
     Changes
by Jim Butcher.  Read by James Marsters.  13 discs.  16 hours.

BCD Caletti
     Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
by Deb Caletti.  Read by Amanda Ronconi.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

New DVD Releases For June 29th

We have five new releases for Tuesday, June 26th.  They are:

Bluebeard (Foreign Film - French)

Crazies, The (Horror)

Hot Tub Time Machine (John Cusack)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Children's)

White Ribbon, The (Foreign Film - German)

New Mysteries July 2010

Far Cry by John Harvey
Case of the Man who Died Laughing by Tarquin Hall
Cut, Paste, Kill by Marshall Karp
Cutthroat Business by Bente Gallagher
Justice in June by Barbara Levenson
Bedlam by Laura Joh Rowland
Set Sail for Murder by R.T. Jordan
Stranger in the Family by Robert Barnard
Speak no Evil by Martyn Waites
Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy
Death in Show by Judi McCoy
Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
Murder of Crows by P.F. Chisholm
Colourful Death by Carola Dunn
Where Death Delights by Bernard Knight
Anniversary Man by R.J. Ellroy
Bohemian Girl by Kenneth Cameron

REMEMBER WHEN

The other day a colleague and I, with a combined total of 40 years at the New City Library, most of it in the Circulation Department, were being questioned by an eager “newhi” (new hire). She was curious about some of the changes we experienced over the years. Do you remember the IBM cards that we used in the eighties? We still get returns with those cards. Just to let you know, we probably don’t want those books back. Computers were introduced in the library in 1991, and we began hand-stamping due dates on index cards. I wonder who thought this was an improvement! We had four different colors to signify the different loan periods in use at the time. Yes, I know some of you still miss them. And the lines! Sometimes, especially after school and on weekends, they would stretch into what is now the comfortable seating area; there were only two terminals at the desk. Our newly renovated Circulation desk has five checkouts, two of which are express self-checks. In the early '90s, all the patron reserves were on a desktop carousel. We’d have about 30-40 reserves at a time.

NORWEGIAN ARCHIVE

I found a new site, Digital Archives of Norway, that might be of help to genealogists and researchers. This site is continuing to grow with added information. At no fee, you can look at several censuses, parish records, photos of farm and tutorials on Norwegian research. It was chosen by the current Internet Genealogy as one of the "130 Best Genealogy Websites". Don't be turned off as initially it is in Dutch but there is an option for English translation.

                                       http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/

 

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