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New Mysteries March 2014

Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody
Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton
Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair
Dead Water by Ann Cleeves
Setup Man by T.T. Monday
Board Stiff by Annelise Ryan
Killer's Island by Anna Jansson
Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
Who Thinks Evil by Michael Kurland
Deliverance of Evil by Roberto Constantini
Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley
Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
Red Road by Denise Mina
Lion Plays Rough by Lachlan Smith
Death's Dark Shadow by Sally Spencer

Circulation Update

Juvenile audiovisual material, DVDs, CDs, and DS games are now located in the Children's Library.  You'll find these items on new shelving, which allows you to make your selctions (no more browse cards) and bring them directly to the Circulation desk in the lobby for checkout.  Yes, you can use the self-charging stations to checkout AV material!  First, scan your library card barcode. Next, locate the New City Library barcode on the item, place the case barcode up in the V-shaped well and push it up through the scan line.  Staff is available to guide you through the process or check your material out.  If you are returning these items inside the library bring them directly to the main Circulation desk or drop in the convenient return slot.  

We hope this major change improves your library experience.  DVDs, CDs and DS games are all within your reach and checking out will be a pleasure for you and staff.  Note, adult AV material is still located on the lower level.

Shout out to volunteers

If you've been to the library recently, you will have noticed that we've moved things around quite a bit.  We've begun the process of preparing for a renovation that is being partially subsidized by a construction grant from the New York State Department of Library Development.  The very first step involved moving collections to new locations both temporary and permanent.  We could not have accomplished this Herculean task without the help of volunteers who braved both dust and the Dewey Decimal System.  And so a very big thank you to:  Eve, Danielle, Vanessa, Taylor, Stan, Jenna, Jacob, Amal, Grace, Tara, Christopher, Thomas, Abigail, Naomi, Daniel, Laura, and Alexandra.  We truly could not have done this without you!

Following are the new locations of those collections affected:

Large Print Books have simply shifted back towards the Rockland Room.  This is their permanent location.

International Language Books and Periodicals are temporarily located in a standalone bookstack right under the red exit sign in the middle of the main level.

Website Updates

y'all need to update website more regularly. You have same quote of the month (been there since at least December) and you still mention "The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for President's Day."- that
was a week ago! come on!

Thank you for pointing out the President's Day listing. It has now been removed. We strive to make our website a lively and active place with regular blogging from many of our librarians and up-to-date listings of our upcoming events. Please check back regularly over the next few months for updates on our ongoing construction.

NEW DVD RELEASES

WE HAVE 4 NEW DVDS FOR TUES. 2/25/14

GRAVITY

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

FOREIGN:

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FRENCH)

PULLING STRINGS (SPANISH)

Before the Bridge Documentary

Genealogical Society of Rockland CountyOn Tuesday night February 25th at 7pm documentary filmmaker Steven Bretschneider will present his video Before the Bridge, a documentary about life in the riverfront villages before the Tappan Zee Bridge was built. Residents of the Nyacks were interviewed for the film. Thirteen residents speak about their lives growing up in a much more remote and rural environment than we know today. Topics covered include: The River, Fishing, Hiking, Ice, The Ferry, The Train, The Great Oom, School, and Moving Houses.  Afterwards, Steven will answer questions from the audience. This program is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Rockland County.

What's Cooking?: Winter Comforts

This winter has been very tough.  The onslaught of snow storms seems never ceasing, occurring one after another.   After digging out from the heavy snow and ice in freezing temperatures, I look forward to coming back into the house for something hot, steamy and full of comfort.  Such foods sure hit the spot when you are in need of recovery, rejuvenation, and relaxation.  

New DVD Releases February 18th

We have three new titles for Tuesday February 18th.  They are:

About Time (Rachel McAdams)

Dallas Buyers Club

Wadjda (Foreign Film - Saudi Arabia)

Better Than Google

While reading through my past blog entries, I was surprised that I had never written about one of our oldest and best used databases, ReferenceUSA. This database has been around since 1992, and we were one of their earliest subscribers. Here are some of the reasons why we continue to subscribe.

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for February

1. AV Project

As the June 30, 2014 deadline looms larger and larger, a great amount of work is being accomplished that should bring us to that goal in a timely manner.  The goal of the AV Grant was to make the library’s DVD, CD, and game discs directly available to the public.  It seems simple enough, but to get the results that would be best for the library patrons, a great effort is required.  I am pleased to report that Marianne Silver, Janet Makoujy, Gail Seidenfrau, and Susan Telesca have all pitched in, and have done and continue to do an excellent job of moving the project forward.

Once completed, the changes made will be immediately obvious to anyone who crosses the library threshold, starting with the lobby (area by the circulation desk), the children’s department, and the even greater changes made to the Lower Level and 1st Floor areas of the Adult Services Department. 

The two project areas will be discussed separately, and will be followed by a few specific items related to the project:

 

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