Merry Wives of Maggody by Joan Hess
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Wild Penace by Sandi Ault
Snow Angels by James Thompson
Doors Open by Ian Rankin
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
Butter Safe Than Sorry by Tamar Myers
Mist Over the Water by Alys Clare
Fourth Assassin by Matt Beynon Rees
Assassins of Athens by Jeffrey Siger
Gone 'til November by Wallace Stroby
No Mercy by Lori Armstrong
Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton
Parisian Prodigal by Alan Gordon
Whisper to the Living by Stuart Kaminsky
Paganini's ghost by Paul Adam
Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart
Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander MCall Smith
Double Black by Wendy Clinch
Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs by Blaize Clement
Wings of Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
Death by the Book by Lenny Bartulin
Wicked Craving by G.A. McKevett
Butterflies of Grand Canyon by Margaret Erhart
Silencer by James W. Hall
The color red is popping up everywhere. Chocolatiers and florists are stocking up on heart-shaped boxes and long-stemmed red roses. Stores are cramming their shelves full of foil hearts and teddies. Greeting card store owners are rubbing their hands together with glee. Yes, the Big Holiday approaches... V-Day.
As a romance blogger facing my first Valentine's Day posting, I've been feeling the pressure. Love or hate the holiday, everyone will have romance on their minds to some extent-- what to write? Then it occurred to me: I'm not the only one stressing about this holiday. Lonely hearts (or perfectly content singles) have the strain of being solo on a holiday for couples. Couples are under pressure to be romantic on demand (and since when does Cupid ever stick to a schedule?). I scanned my shelves. Could there be an antidote for all this stress?
The answer to the Trivia Question of January 21 is Lady Smuggler, Molly Sneden. Molly and her husband came to Rockland around 1745, and to support his living as a farmer, Molly operated a ferry service across the river to Dobbs Ferry. Their first home, portions of which date back to 1719, was a stone house near the river. During the Revolution, the Snedens sided with the British and refused to sign the Orangetown Resolutions. For this, they were forbidden to operate the ferry or any other boat on the river. Molly continued to ferry British soldiers across.
Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom. Read by Susan Ericksen. 6 discs. 7+ hours.
“Bloom returns to the form that made her famous, the short story…Bloom's stories are emotionally precise, mordantly funny, and beautifully distilled.”
Shadows of War by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice. Read by Luke Daniels.
13 discs. 15+ hours.
Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann. Read by Susan Boyce. 5 discs. 5+ hours.
Exciting times are ahead for the Circulation Department and our customers upon completion of the lobby and circulation desk renovation project in February. We will be able to offer a variety of new services that are convenient, ensure privacy and minimize the time you spend checking out. We invite you to try our new self-service checkout machines located at the desk. Staff will be available to guide you through the process. Hold books will be within easy reach, find your reserve(s) then use express checkout out or a staffed station.
We have five new DVD releases for Tuesday, January 26th. They are:
In the Loop (BBC Films)
Michael Jackson's This Is It
Surrogates (Bruce Willis)
So, January is almost over -- how are your New Year's resolutions holding up? Right about now we could all use a little help sticking to our plans to reach goals we've set only a few weeks ago. And second only in popularity to the goal of losing weight or quitting smoking must be the objective of getting our financial lives in order. New City Library has some great resources to assist you if your aim is to set a budget, spend less, save more of your paycheck or invest more prudently. Check out these titles:
One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Regina Leeds and Russell Wild.
British sympathizers in Rockland during the American Revolution were not uncommon and one of the more famous was a woman. Her family ran a ferry and under this disguise, she smuggled British soldiers across the Hudson River. One of the tales has her hiding a British soldier in a large chest and setting large pots of cream on top of it. Later, the soldier's pursuers arrived to search the premises. She offered them milk but cautioned not to move the cream jugs as they needed to "turn". After dark, she successfully ferried the soldier across the river.
Who is this person?
We have five new releases for Tuesday, January 19th. They are
Breaking Point (Tom Berenger)
Gamer (Gerard Butler)
Invention of Lying (Jennifer Garner)
Pandorum (Dennis Quaid) - Horror Genre
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball