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New Speculative Fiction for November 2015

New to our shelves:

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 by John Joseph Adams and Joe Hill, eds.
    (1, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy) SF, F (SF/Fant Best 2015)
Brother by Ania Ahlborn H
Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong by Kelley Armstrong F, H, R
Nod by Adrian Barnes H, SF, M
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu (1, The Song of Shattered Sands) F
The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher (1, The Cinder Spires) F, SF, M
The Monstrous by Ellen Datlow, ed. H, F (Horror Monstrous)
Last Light by Troy Denning (10, Halo) SF (SF Halo v.10)
Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due H

New DVD Releases for November 3rd

We have three new titles for Tuesday, November 3rd.  They are:

End of the Tour (Drama - Jason Segel)

She's Funny That Way (Comedy - Owen Wilson)

Vacation (Comedy - Ed helms)

New DVD Titles, November 2015

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Print from Anywhere!

windows phone spyThe library is proud to introduce a new service: mobile printing! You can use Printer On to send a print to the library from anywhere you have internet service.  You can even print from your smartphone or tablet by downloading one of the Printer On Apps.  Come to the library within two days of sending the file and you'll be able to release it at our printing station. There are no extra fees for a mobile printing, only the library's standard printing costs. 

History in November

  

King Tutankhamen

Wounded Warriors

Man Holding Purple Heart War MedalAre you holding out for a hero?  I know many of you are looking forward to a weekend of spooky delights, but it's worth remembering that Veteran's Day is less than two weeks away, on Nov. 11th.  In honor of our veterans, the romances I'm spotlighting this month all feature characters who have earned the title of "hero" or "heroine" -- wounded warriors who not only saw combat, but shed blood on the battlefield in service to their country.

New Mysteries November 2015

Chocolate Falcon Fraud by JoAnna Carl
Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew
Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen
All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark
Crossing by Michael Connelly
Bottom of Your Heart by Maurizio de Giovanni
Untimely Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Heirs and Assigns by Marjorie Eccles
Home by Night by Charles Finch
Golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman
Death on Demand by Jim Kelly
Tenacity by J.S. Law
Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd
Crucifixion Creek by Barry Maitland
Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything by Nancy Martin
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith
Lost Souls by Sean Patrick
Christmas Escape by Anne Perry
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson
Candy Cane Cupcake Killer by Livia J. Washburn

New DVD Releases for October 27th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, october 27th.  They are:

Gift, The (Drama - Jason Bateman)

Pixels - Adam Sandler (Sci-Fi)

Southpaw - Jake Gyllenhaal (Drama)

Remembering Fred Bohlander, Fred Bohlander Remembering New City

Back in June I had the pleasure of interviewing Fred Bohlander of Stony Point.  He came down to the library and told javpageme stories for over two hours of his volunteer work as a member of the Wayne Hose Company, his father and the milk delivery business, how he met his wife, and many more memories of life in Rockland County.  When I heard on WRCR this week that he had passed, I was sad that such a genuine guy and a great community leader was gone.  But I was glad that he had shared his story with us and that his family, friends, and the community would have these stories to keep as a reminder of him.   Although Fred lived much of his life in Stony Point, he fondly recalled his days as a young boy in New City where he learned all about farming from his neighbors the Smiths.  You can listen to a part of this on our Soundcloud and at the link below.  Thank you Fred, you can rest in peace having lived a good life.

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Better Than Google

Anyone who has read the title of this blog knows that I write about databases that are "better than Google".  Google is an amazing tool for finding information and there are times when it is the right choice to begin your information search. What is Google good at?
It is good at providing straightforward factual information.  Who was the vice-presidental candidate for the Republicans in 2012? What is the capital of South Dakota? These are questions that have unequivocal answers, answers that in past years you would have looked up in the World Almanac. Google is the main reason why librarians no longer get the kind of easy answer questions that made up what is known as "Ready Reference" questions.

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