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Our first frost this morning, and I will now have to do my final fall clean up in the garden. My fellow workers recognize all the hard work involved in gardening and marvel at the time and effort I put into caring for plants. I have a lot of help from the Digitial Download Center on the Library homepage. It's not a chore to dig, weed, and plant when I am simultaneously listening to a great book. If you have an Ipod or MP3 player, you too can download some great books and make all those repetitive tasks of yard work and house cleaning seem less time consuming. I recommend the flowing titles: The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff and Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Stop by Adult Reference and ask about Digital Downloads and get the most out of your MP3 player.

DARKLING DAYS, CHILLING NIGHTS: SPOTLIGHT ON HORROR

October.  The days are getting shorter; the wind has turned chill.  Darkness falls upon us more quickly now as we creep slowly towards the end of the year.  Halloween approaches, a time when (some say) the boundaries between this world and the next wear thin.  When the restless dead might walk.  When we start to wonder... what else might be hiding out there, in the growing darkness?  Intrigued?  This month, I invite you to explore the darker side of fiction.  Check out... HORROR!

What's Cooking?

Do you love the culinary arts as I do?  Interested in cooking, baking, and reading cookbooks?  Yes, I'm one of those who reads cookbooks with the same intensity and concentration as I do a novel or a nonfiction title.  That's why it is my good fortune to have the joy of ordering and maintaining the cookery collection.  One of my goals is to provide the latest cookbooks as well as a diversified collection, a little bit of something for everyone.  Check out our cookbook display by the new nonfiction in the Adult Service area. 

We welcome feedback so please share your culinary experiences or comments.  I hope you will be excited as I am with the following newly acquired cookbooks:

Book Review: This is Where I Leave You

Reviewed by Marianne Silver, Head of Adult Services

This is Where I Leave You
Author: Jonathan Tropper

Summary:
The death of Judd Foxman's father brings his dysfunctional family back together to sit shiva for seven days.  That situation alone should be difficult enough; however, it's compounded by Judd's discovery of his wife's affair with his boss and the subsequent loss of his job. Will he survive the week with his three siblings and his mother the "enlightened" therapist?

New DVD Releases For October 6th

We have three new releases for Tuesday October 6th.  They are:

Lies & Illusions (Christian Slater)

My Life In Ruins (Nia Vardalos)

Year One (Jack Black)

 


New Music Releases October 2009

Anderszewski, Piotr.  Piotr Anderszewski At Carnegie Hall                                          GP ANDE PAA V21

Anjulie.  Anjulie                                                                                                   MA ANJU ANH S98

New DVDs for October 2009

THREE DAY DVDS

10 Things I Hate About You (1999 – Heath Ledger)                                             

American Son                                                                 

Web Site of the Month

  www.castlegarden.org 

This web site offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on ten million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year that Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestry to this early immigration period. Castle Garden, today known as Castle Clinton National Monument, is the major landmark within the Battery. From the 1855 to 1890, the Castle was America's first official immigration center, a pioneering collaboration of New York State and New York City.                                       

New Large Print for October 2009

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown

Intervention by Robin Cook

Even Money by Francis Dick

Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow

Hell's Gate by Stephen Fry

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson

Drawn in Blood by Andrea Kane

Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor

92 Pacific Blvd by Debra Macomber

The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith

The Scoop by Fern Michaels

Swimsuit by James Patterson

The Last Song by Nicholas Spark

Alive Day by Tom Sullivan and Betty White

October Audiobooks Fiction

CD Adiga
     Between the Assassinations
by Aravind Adiga.  Read by Harsh Nayyar.  9 discs. 
10 hours.
     “Collection of stories set in Kittur, India, between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and Rajiv Ghandi in 1991. Adiga captures the lives of the poor and powerless, doomed to hopelessness and sometimes rage.”
     Library Journal 6/1/09

BCD Science Fiction Butcher
     White Night
by Jim Butcher.  Read by James Marsters. 12 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Brown
     The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown. Read by Paul Michael.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Carter
     Jericho’s Fall
by Stephen L. Carter.  Read by Kirsten Potter.  9 discs. 
10+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     Spartan Gold
by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood.  Read by Scott Brick.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

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