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Jim Henson

James Maury Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi.  Henson was drawn to the arts at a young age.  With the encouragement of his artist grandmother, he started puppeteering by performing for his Cub Scout troop.  While attending the University of Maryland, he starred in an NBC skit called Sam and Friends, from which Kermit the Frog was created.  As his puppets grew in popularity, they started to appear in television commericals.  In 1969, he began working with the Children's Television Workshop, where the Muppets "made learning fun" on Sesame Street.  Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzy joined megastars in 1976 on The Muppet Show.  Henson's later work included the tv show Fraggle Rock, several Muppet movies, and other films including, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

New DVD Releases, September 1, 2015

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, September 1st.  They are:

Boulevard (Drama - Robin Williams)

Castle: Season 7 (TV Series)

Good Kill (Drama - Ethan Hawke)

I'll See You In My Dreams (Drama - Blythe Danner)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Drama)

Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV Series)

Vampire Diaries: Season 6 (TV Series)


New DVD Titles, September 2015

THREE DAY DVDS                                                                          SECTION

24 Days (Foreign Film – France)                                                           Foreign

New Romance Fiction for September 2015

In paperback:

Rocky Mountain Romance by Vivian Arend (7, Six Pack Ranch) C, W, E
Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black & Lexi Blake (1, Perfect Gentlemen) C, E, M
Not by Sight by Kate Breslin H, M, I
All Wound Up by Jaci Burton (10, Play by Play) C, E
Siren's Call by Jayne Castle (4, Harmony: Rainshadow) SF, S, M
Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover (3, Welcome to the Point) C, NA
Falling Under by Lauren Dane (2, Ink & Chrome) C, E
When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (3, Castles Ever After) H
Just One Lie by Kyra Davis (2, Just One Night) C, E
Dangerous Alliance by Kyra Davis (2, Pure Sin) C, E

New Speculative Fiction for September 2015

New to our shelves:

Half a War by Joe Abercrombie (3, Shattered Sea) F
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (8, Kate Daniels) F, H, M, R
Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong (3, Cainsville/Omens and Shadows) F, M, R
Ultima by Stephen Baxter (2, Proxima) SF
Ascendance by Dave Birmingham (3, Dave vs. The Monsters) F, H
The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway H, F, M
The Fold by Peter Clines SF, A, M, H
The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey H, M
The Best Horror of the Year 2015 by Ellen Datlow, ed. (7 (2015), Best Horror of the Year) H (Horror Best v.7)
The Eternal World by Christopher Farnsworth F, H, M

Outland-ish Reads

Scottish time travelWe're on the cusp of autumn, and you know what that means.... the regular TV season is starting back up soon! (Not what you expected to hear from a librarian, was it?)  But there are a lot of fantastic shows on now that have been adapted from books (or from book series).  Unfortunately, fans of one of the hottest new shows on cable-- the adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series-- are going to have to wait a little longer.  Season 2, already in production, isn't slated to debut until sometime in 2016.

Share Listen Learn: Stories of Working in Rockland County

A newspaper editor, a camp counselor, a teacher, a farmer's wife, an electrician, a firefighter, a primitive artist and a retired ad-man walk into a library.  This isn't the start to a bad joke, the stories of residents of Rockland County working in these jobs and others will take the stage as we begin a series called Share, Listen, Learn that features clips from our oral history collection on Tuesday September 8th at 7PM.  Celebrate Labor Day by listening to stories from your neighbors working a number of unique Rockland jobs.

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New Music Releases, September 2015

Abbado, Claudio.  Schubert: Great C Major Symphony                   CLAS ABBA SCHU

Aoki, Steve.  Neon Future                                                        POP AOKI NEON

Barenaked Ladies.  Silverball                                                      ROCK BARE SILV

New Mysteries September 2015

Constable's Tale by Donald Smith
Gone Cold by Douglas Corleone
Drowning by Camilla Lackberg
Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
Darkness The Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb
Monet Murders by Terry Mort
The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
Beam of Kight by Andrea Camilleri
Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews
Mrs. Pargeter's Principle by Simon Brett
Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart
Hangman's Game by Bill Syken
Wrongful Conviction by Janet Heijens
Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne
No Virgin Island by C. Michele Dorsey
Entry Island by Peter May
Tipping the Valet by K.K. Beck
The Man Who Fell From the Sky by Margaret Coel
Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
Dungeon House by Martin Edwards
Killing in Zion by Andrew Hunt

Beyond Books: Black and White Film Festival

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Many of our patrons already know, and attend, our Thursday afternoon movies.  But, I am sure, there are still many individuals out there who do not know about the wonderful films we show at 2:00 every Thursday.

The series was started by our previous director, Mitch Freedman.  Since his retirement, the film series responsibilties have been shared by Harriet Wollenberg, Audiovisual Librarian and Veronica Reynolds, Coordinator of Community Relations.  Veronica and I will be alternating months for our movie choices starting in the Fall.

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