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Living Large: Non-fiction in Large Print

Our large print collection has been steadily growing over the past few years. In fact, it has become so large that we had to move it downstairs where it could continue to expand!  You may already know that we own tons of bestsellers, mysteries and romances in large print, but did you know we also have lots of great non-fiction titles?

Just in the past few weeks, we’ve added:

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffery Zaslow
Eleven childhood friends grew up in the small town of Ames together. Remarkably, and despite living in eight different states, they have stayed friends for over forty years. Their stories are collected here with photographs, recounting their good times and bad from marriage to death.

Genealogy Online for Dummies by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm
Delving into your family history?  There are lots of great resources online and this text will guide you to them.  Many of them are available right here in the library!

ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR!

Ahh, romance!  In fiction, as in life, it takes many forms.  Contemporary romance can be comfortable and familiar.  It might begin simply, such as: two people, vying for possession of a dryer at the local laundromat.  They argue, they talk, they make up over a cup of coffee, and then they find that opposites really do attract.  Or, as in romantic suspense, it can add another dimension to your standard thriller: she's a cop, he's the suspect with a mysterious past and eyes she can't forget... and a killer is out to finish them both, if they can't resolve their differences.

Historical romances can span many places and times: medieval Scotland, Qin dynasty China, the American Old West, and Renaissance Venice, just to name a few.  (There's even a subgenre for time-travelling lovers!)  The rarefied society of Regency London is one of the most popular historical settings: a rakish viscount, an intriguing young debutante, a crowded ballroom... and the forbidden waltz that brings them together

A HISTORICAL STUMPER

Each month I will pose a historical question about something in Rockland County and two weeks later, I will give the answer OR if you email me, I will send you the answer. Sorry there are no prizes!!

The Historical Society of Rockland County is featuring the fabulous exhibit, "The Tappan Zee Bridge: Transforming Rockland County" until the end of October. This exhibit, under the direction of noted author and professor, Dr. Roger Panetta is filled with photos, blueprints, oral histories and an actual film that shows the making of the bridge. This is an exhibit not to be missed! The opening of the bridge changed the county from an agricultural to a highly residential and commuter-based county. The museum is at 20 Zukor Rd across the road from the Kennedy Dells Park.

The question is: What day was the bridge officially opened for use?

Technical Services Trivia

Almost everything you check out in the library, from books to movies, music and games gets its start in tech services.  Every new book gets a jacket and a spine label.  Each game and movie is put into a new case and a browse card is made.  So the next time you check out a book or a Wii game think about how many steps it takes to get to you.

Book Review: Salvation in Death

Reviewed by Susan Telesca, Head of Technical Services

Salvation in Death
Author/Artist: J.D. Robb
Summary:
Holy communion means death for Father Miguel Flores. Lt. Eve Dallas must
try to solve this crime without offending the Catholic Church. However
along the way the Lt. finds things aren't as they seem. Who was Father
Flores really?

Review:
I have always been a huge fan of the J.D. Robb mysteries and this one is no
exception. I like mysteries and these are excellent without being to graphic.
This book has a plot twist I didn't see coming. If you like mysteries check
out the J.D. Robb series

Movie Review: Nothing but the Truth

Reviewed by Kathy Bachor, Library Assistant

Nothing But The Truth
Author/Artist: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon
Summary:
A Washington, DC soccer mom/reporter scoops everyone and outs a CIA
undercover operative. Tension develops between the reporter and the
government's special prosecutor as confidentiality of sources is weighed
against national security.

Review:
This movie was enjoyable and thought-provoking. Politics, power, and
individual rights are wrestling within the plot to be considered the most
important aspect of Constitutional protections. Might make you look at some
of these issues from a new angle!

Book Review: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

Reviewed by Veronica Rutter, Librarian

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Author/Artist: Jeff Lindsay
Warning: Descriptions of Graphic Violence

Summary:

The first in the dark mystery series that inspired the hit Shotime show,
Darkly Dreaming Dexter introduces Dexter Morgan. He's a respected blood
spatter specialist for the Miami Police Department and a serial
killer! Trained by his foster policeman foster father to kill only those that
deserve it, Dexter lives and murders by a strict code.

Review:

New DVD Releases For September 22nd

We have five new releases for Tuesday the 22nd.  They are:

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Observe and Report

O'Horten (Foreign Film - Norway)

Tulpan (Foreign Film - Kazakhstan)

White Night Wedding (Foreign Film - Iceland)


Nonfiction Chronicles: Sweet Transformations

Ever wonder what it would be like to chuck your job, pull up your roots, and follow your passion? For most of us, that’s not an option. But you can always experience it vicariously by reading biographies. In Confections of a Closet Master Baker, Gesine Bullock-Prado gives up the fast-paced, stressed-out world of Hollywood (she’s Sandra Bullock’s sister) for the opportunity to pursue her dream of opening a small, country bakery/café in Montpelier, Vermont.   Better not read this one if you’re on a diet, though; every chapter ends with a recipe for a delicious, mouth-watering pastry sure to send you to the kitchen hunting for the butter and sugar.

New DVD Releases For September 15th

We have three new releases for Tuesday the 15th.  They are:

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Next Day Air

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Complete First Season

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