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New Music Releases, October, 2013

Airhead.  For Years                                                                        MR AIRH FY

Avenged Sevenfold.  Hail to the King                                               MR AVEN HTT

New DVD Titles, October, 2013

THREE DAY DVDS

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982 – Richard Gere)

Arthur Newman (Colin Firth)

Behind the Candelabra (Matt Damon – HBO Films)

Bling Ring, The

Deep (Foreign Film – Iceland)

Disconnect (Jason Bateman)

East, The (Ellen Page)

Empire State (Liam Hemsworth)

Fill the Void (Foreign Film – Israel)

Frozen Ground (Nicolas Cage)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 – Woody Allen)

Iceman, The (Winona Ryder)

In the Family

In the Fog (Foreign Film – Russia)

Iron Man 3

Kings of Summer

Love Is All You Need (Foreign Film – Denmark)

Major League (1989 – Tom Berenger)

Miss Bala (Foreign Film – Mexico)

No Way Out (1987 – Kevin Costner)

Now You See Me (Woody Harrelson)

Peeples (Kerry Washington)

Poker House, The (2008 – Jennifer Lawrence)

Purple Rose of Cairo (1984 – Woody Allen)

Redemption

Sirga, La (Foreign Film – Columbia)

Star Trek – Into Darkness

New DVD Releases for September 24th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, September 24th.  They are:

Iron Man 3

Redemption

New DVD Releases for September 17th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, September 17th.  They are:

Behind the Candelabra (Michael Douglas/Matt Damon)

Bling Ring, The (Emma Watson)

Disconnect (Jason  Bateman)

Grimm: Season 2

Mentalist, The: Season 5

World War Z (Brad Pitt)

New quiet area

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes.  ~ Sir Richard Steele, Irish politician and author, 1672-1729.

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey of library services for their Internet and American Life Project. One question asked of a sampling of Americans was, "What services and programs do you find very important for libraries to offer?"  When we examine the answers, we find that the New City Library scores pretty well with fulfilling these wishes.  Librarians?  Check! Books?  Check!  Free access to computers and the internet?  Check!

Better Than Google

If information is on the Internet it must be true, right? WRONG!
When I first started searching on the Internet, I was amazed that anyone could put something up there for the world to read.  This became quite apparent, early on, when I searched  for endangered species in Hawaii and came up with information posted by a fourth grade class in Hawaii.  Would I use it, would I trust it? No, of course not.  Librarians are trained to evaluate sources, and I needed something with an imprimateur of scholasticism.  Fourth grade homework is not happening!
 
Trustworthy information is of the utmost importance when it comes to medical matters. Any quack can put up a website and dispense inaccurate or even dangerous misinformation. You can find hundreds of examples of shady websites that are eager to take your money for worthless products. 

New Romance Fiction for September 2013

In paperback:

I Married the Duke by Katharine Ashe (1, Prince Catchers) H, M
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh (2, The Survivor's Club) H
Burn by Maya Banks (3, The Breathless trilogy) C, E
Surrender to Sultry by Macy Beckett (3, Sultry Springs) C
Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley (13, The Mallorens) H, S
A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clophon,
      Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher H, I (Pbk-Romance Bride)
      (contains And Then Came Spring, An Ever After Summer, Winter Wedding Bells, and Autumn's Angel)

New Speculative Fiction for September 2013

New to our shelves:

Omens by Kelley Armstrong (1, Cainsville/Omens and Shadows) F, M, R
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker F, A, R
New Earth by Ben Bova (15, Planet: The Grand Tour of the Universe) SF, M
Blood of the Lamb: A Novel of Secrets by Sam Cabot (a.k.a. Carlos Dews and S.J. Rozan) H, M, R
Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson (12, Queen Betsy) H, R
Wrath-Bearing Tree by James Enge (2, A Tournament of Shadows) F, M
Heaven's Fall by David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt (3, Heaven's Shadow) SF, M (SF Goyer)
Quick Fix by Linda Grimes (2, In a Fix) F, M, R

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for September

In September New City Library returns to regularly scheduled library hours of service to the public.  (Once the new system is installed we know that this should be the last time it will be a challenge to change the telephone message from summer hours to winter hours.)  We are pleased that the Library will be offering continuing and new programs that we trust will be well-received and successful.  The Fall 2013 issue of Fine Print, Newsletter of the New City Library was published on the web site, and many copies are available at various library locations.  Fine Print is also distributed to over 7,500 cardholders who provided their email addresses.  The Children’s print version can be found in the Children’s Department. 
 

Click read more below to see the whole report.                                  


Fiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD Adler
     Please Don’t Tell
by Elizabeth Adler.  Read by Bernadette Dunne.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Ladies’ Night
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Atkins
     The Broken Places
by Ace Atkins.  Read by Brian d’Arcy James.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Light in the Ruins
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Cassandra Campbell and Mark Bramhall.  9 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     New Earth
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Brockmole
     Letters from Skye
by Jessica Brockmole.  Read by various readers.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Brooks

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