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New DVD Titles, August 2015

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Books within Worlds within Books...

"Wait ... people in a book are reading books? Is that even safe? What if they started reading themselves?"
     - comment on Jo Walton's Among Others

WheBooks within Booksn I was a young and tender librarian, I was asked for a book that didn't exist.  A patron called looking for a copy of The Book of Counted Sorrows by Stephen Crane, an old, hard-to-find (and purportedly cursed, so I learned) collection of poetry that horror author Dean Koontz referred to frequently for the epigraphs of his novels.  The patron had liked the snippets he'd seen fronting Koontz's works, and wanted to read more.  It took me three days (the Internet not being what it is now) to track down the reason it was so "hard to find:" it wasn't real. 

New DVD Releases for July 28th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, July 28th.  They are:

3 Hearts (Foreign Film - France)

Gunman, The (Drama - Sean Penn)

Human Capital (Foreign Film - Italy)

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV Series)

Water Diviner (Drama - Russell Crowe)

Fiction Audiobooks for July 2015

BCD Andrews
     Beach Town
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.   12 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Mystery Atkins
     Robert B. Parker’s Kickback
by Ace Atkins.  Read by Joe Mantegna.  6 discs.  7 hours.

BCD Atkinson
     A God in Ruins
by Kate Atkinson.  Read by Alex Jennings.  14 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Attenberg
     Saint Mazie
by Jami Attenberg.  Read by Tavia Gilbert.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

MP3 Bacigalupi
     The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Read by Almarie Guerra.  One disc.  14+ hours.

BCD Blume
     In the Unlikely Event
by Judy Blume.  Read by Kathleen McInerney. 11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Bronte
     Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte.  Read by Donada Peters.  9 discs.  11 hours.

Blam! Kapow!! Bubbles???

Yes, Robin -- I said BUBBLES!  Kiddies will go krazy at the Congers Train Station.  "But, Caped One, what do you mean?"  I mean Romper Room will be held there on Friday July 24th - one session at 10 and yet another at 11.  AND the Mayor says those kookie librarians are doing it again on August 14 - same Bat train station, same Bat time!

New DVD Releases for July 14th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, July 14th.  They are:

Ex Machina (Sci-Fi)

It Follows (Horror)

Longest Ride, The (Drama - Scott Eastwood)

Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2 (Comedy)

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Comedy)

New DVD Releaases for July 7th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, July 7th.  They are:

5 Flights Up (Drama - Diane Keaton)

Ex- Machine (Sci-Fi)

Maggie (Drama - Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Woman In Gold (Drama - Helen Mirren)

NonFiction Audiobooks July 2015

BCD B Bolick
     Spinster: making a life of one’s own
by Kate Bolick.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD B Cobb
     Ty Cobb: a terrible beauty
by Charles Leerhsen. Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

MP3 B Hope
     Hope
by Richard Zoglin.  Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.  2 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD B Miller
     The Story: a reporter’s journey
by Judith Miller.  Read by the author.  11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD B Reagan
     Reagan: the life
by H.W. Brands.  Read by Stephen Hoye.  25 discs.  31+ hours.

BCD B Wright
     The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD 133.1097 Nord

Happy Birthday, Satch!

Leroy "Satchel" Paige was born on July 7, 1906 in Mobile, Alabama.  He started his baseball career in the Negro Baseball League.  In 1948, at the age of forty-two, he became the first African American pitcher in the major league.  Paige was such a phenomenal player that Joe DiMaggio described him as, "the best and fastest pitcher I've ever faced".  He played for Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Royals.  After retirement, he coached the Atlanta Braves.  Paige was inducted into the Major League Hall of Fame in 1971.  Today, he is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Interested in learning more?  Check out these titles when you visit the library:

Something to prove by Robert Skead (J796.357 SKE)

Satchel Paige by Julie Schmidt (JB Paige)

Who Are These Masked Teens?

Some of the members of our Teen Summer Reading Club.

Join and receive your free bag with fun items and information on programs and the Summer Reading Club.  Prizes for members include gift certificates, candy, games, puzzles and crafts.  You can sign up online and report online on our teen tab.  Just visit the library to pick up prizes and attend events such as our Friday evening movie and laser tag.

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