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New DVD Releases For December 15th

We have five new DVD releases for Tuesday, December 15th.  They are:

The Goods (Jeremy Piven)

The Hangover

Inglourious Basterds (Brad Pitt)

The Other Man (Liam Neeson)

Taking Woodstock (Liev Schreiber)

New Romance Fiction for December 2009

SPECIAL: Look for books marked with a star (*) for seasonal reads!

In paperback:

The One That Got Away by Victoria Alexander, et al. H (shelved at Pbk Romance One)
Crazy for You by Kate Angell C, S
The Heart of Christmas by Mary Balogh, et al. H, * (shelved at Pbk Romance Heart)
Sand, Sun… Seduction! by Stephanie Bond, et al. C (shelved at Pbk Romance Sand)
Have Glass Slippers, Will Travel by Lisa Cach C
Never Lie to a Lady by Liz Carlyle (1, Neville Family) H
Goddess of the Sea by P. C. Cast (1, Goddess Summoning) C, A, F

New Speculative Fiction for December 2009

New to our shelves:

Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong (10, Women of the Otherworld) H, R
The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledsoe (1, Eddie LaCrosse) F, M
Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe (2, Eddie LaCrosse) F, M
Servant of a Dark God by John Brown (1, Dark Gods) F
Child of Fire by Harry Connolly F, H
An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat by Glen Cook (Chronicles of the Dread Empire) F, H
At Empire’s Edge by William C. Dietz (1, Empire duology) SF
Crystal Nights and Other Stories by Greg Egan SF
Chaosbound by David Farland (8, The Runelords) F
High Bloods by John Farris H, SF

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY TRIVIA

December's history blog  is about the brick industry of Rockland County. At one time, Haverstraw was one of the greatest brickmaking centers in the East with the entire river front from Haverstraw to Grassy Point dotted with brick yards. In its height, there were 38 yards producing 326,000,000 bricks annually. "For a century and a half" wrote G. Wilson Bartine in the Journal News, "Haverstraw's terrain was cut and slashed and pitted with yawning holes to furnish clay for the manufacturing of bricks, which were then sent up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Try to imagine the terrain as the rolling hills and level plains were replaced with deep water-filled holes, some of them many acres in extent. The trivia question is:

When did brick making begin in Rockland County?

 a)1770's         b)Early 1810's                c. Mid -1830's

Tune in next week for the answer. For futher informatio the Rockland Room has several books on brick making and there is a short concise history in

WEB SITE OF THE MONTH

Need to find someone on the Internet? If you have lost touch with a relative or lost an email address try these Internet address finders below. There are many more available online. Would love to hear your results.  And, if anyone has favorite web sites to share, please email me or add in the comments section.

findmemail.com

This free site is easy to use. It searches by different languages, registered email addresses and emails in general.

 

infospace.com

This site has been available for several years. It is a one-stop search drawing from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and Twitter sites.

people.yahoo.com

Several searching options are available. You can look in yellow/white pages for names and addresses;  reverse phone number searching and email address searches.

Book Talks Postponed

Together! Our parent/child (ages 9-11) book talk series sponsored by the NYS Council for the Humanities has been postponed due to presenter illness.  The first meeting was scheduled for tonight 12/9.

We are proud to be a recipient of this grant from the Humanities Council and look forward to being able to present this program soon.  Information about rescheduling this program will be posted to our website and at the children's reference desk as soon as it is available. We regret any inconvenience the postponement may cause. 

Free AudioFile Magazine at The Adult Reference Desk

Twice a year AudioFile sends us 20 free copies.  We have just received the December-January issue and will be distributing them at the Adult Reference Desk.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the magazine, it has reviews, columns, interviews, and a list of the best audiobooks of 2009.  Newstand price for this magazine is $6.00, so give yourself a holiday gift and pick up your free copy while supplies last. 

New Music Releases December 2009

 

A.F.I.  Crash Love                                                                                                 MR AFI CL I17

Archuleta, David.  Christmas From the Heart                                                        R ARCH CFT J94

NEW DVDS for December 2009

THREE DAY DVDS

Accidental Husband, The (Uma Thurman)                                   #11292

Alice’s House (Foreign Film – Brazil)                                             #11306

Answer Man, The (Jeff Daniels)                                                     #11336

Fiction Audiobooks December 2009

 

BCD Ahern

The Gift

by Cecelia Ahern. Read by Kevin Kearns. 6 discs. 7+ hours.

BCD Baldacci

True Blue

by David Baldacci. Read by Ron McLarty. 12 discs.

14+ hours.

BCD Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Read by Barbara Rosenblat and Cassandra Morris. 8 discs. 9+ hours.

"Renee, the concierge of a Paris apartment building who looks down her nose at the elites she must kowtow to while surreptitiously studying art, philosophy, and music…. Paloma is a 12-year-old living on the fifth floor who is also appalled by what she sees around her and decides to kill herself on her thirteenth birthday."

AudioFile 8/09

BCD Bradford

Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Read by Katherine Kellgren.

11 discs. 13 hours.

BCD Brown

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