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New DVD Titles, June 2015

Accidental Love          (Jessica Biel)                                                 Comedy

American Sniper                                                                            Drama

New Romance Fiction for June 2015

In paperback:

Cherry Lane by Rochelle Alers (6, Cavanaugh Island) C, O
Wed to the Montana Cowboy by Carol Arens (Harlequin Historicals) H, W
Make You Mine by Jackie Ashenden (2, Nine Circles) C, E, M
All of Me by Jennifer Bernard (1, Love between the Bases) C
The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman (3, Playful Brides) H
Way of the Warrior by Suzanne Brockmann, Julie Ann Walker, Catharine Mann, et al. C
      (Pbk-Romance Way)
Pleasured by Candace Camp (2, Secrets of the Loch) H
Back to You by Lauren Dane (3, Hurley Boys) C
Falling Hard by HelenKay Dimon (2, Bad Boys Undercover) C, M

New Speculative Fiction for June 2015

New to our shelves:

Straits of Hell by Taylor Anderson (10, Destroyermen) A (SF Anderson)
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi A, SF, M (SF Bacigalupi)
The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (3, Book of the Art) H
Long Black Curl by Alex Bledsoe (3, Tufa) F, H, R
Elysium: or, the World After by Jennifer Marie Brissett SF, A, R
The Vorrh by B. Catling (1, The Vorrh) F, M, A
A Dance of Chaos by David Dalglish (6, Shadowdance) F, M
One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski (1, The Familiar) H, F
Day Shift by Charlaine Harris (2, Midnight, Texas) H, M
Eighth Grave after Dark by Darynda Jones (8, Charley Davidson) F, H, M, R

Here Be Dragons

For creatures of myth, dragons certainly get around.

As long as we've been writing the history of ourselves, we've been writing about dragons.  They're sculpted on Babylon's Ishtar Gate and described on Agamemnon's armor in the Iliad.  They adorn a temple in Teotihuacan and are depicted in seashells beside a Chinese grave over six thousand years old.  There are dragon legends from every continent except Antarctica (unless you count Dragon Glacier).  You've probably heard some of their names before: Lotan. Tiamat. Fei Lian. Ladon. Yamata-no-Orochi. Quetzalcoatl. Y Ddraig Goch. Fafnir. 

New Music Releases, June 2015

Action Bronson.  Mr. Wonderful                                          RAP ACTI MR

Avital, Avi.  Vivaldi                                                             CLAS AVIT VIVA

New DVD Releases for May 26th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, may 26th.  They are:

Cymbeline (Drama - Ethan Hawke)

Seventh Son (Drama - Julianne Moore)

Sons of Liberty (TV Series)

Summer Newsletter

Congratulations to Brian Jennings

On Sunday, May 17, the Historical Society of Rockland County hosted a supper on the beautiful grounds of the Jacob Blauvelt house in New City.  The Society celebrated and honored the winners of the annual Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Award.  Among the honorees was our own local history librarian, Brian Jennings, who won the award for Preservation Leadership. Brian joined us only a year and a half ago, and in that time he has exhibited his passion for local history with innovative programming and usage of digital technology to preserve our paper and microfilm resources.  Check out his burgeoning collection of Rockland County oral histories (http://www.newcitylibrary.org/oralhistory). And stay tuned for his Listen 'n' Learn programs - where selected excerpts from these recordings are played and discussed with the interview subjects.  It's a great way to experience living history up close and personally!

New DVD Releases for May 19th

We have five news titles for Tuesday, May 19th.  They are:

American Sniper (Drama - Bradley Cooper)

Call the Midwife: Season 4

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Comedy)

Leviathan (Foreign Film - Russia)

Orange Is The New Black: Season 2

Better Than Google

Technology moves faster than a superhero.  I heard a quote the other day “that technology used to change every one to two years, now its one to two days”!  How can one keep up with this impossibly quick pace?  No sooner have you mastered Word 2010, here comes Word 2013, which is significantly different from its earlier incarnation.  Innovations are being implemented every day, and it seems there is no way to keep up.

How can we help?  Then library staff offers wildly popular computer and device classes, but there are never enough of them.  Stymied by a lack of a dedicated computer lab, we have cobbled together a de facto computer lab in the conference room using eight laptops.  Thanks must certainly go to our patient and brilliant librarians, Veronica Reynolds and Brian Jennings who teach these classes, despite other pressing responsibilities (Head of Community Relations and Local History Librarian, respectively).

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