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A Bath Getaway

Are you fatigued by the summer heat and noxious air of the City?  Has the Season's endless social whirl sapped your strength?  Perhaps you have an aged relative who would benefit from a spa's healthful waters?  My dear, you simply MUST visit Bath this summer!  What was that, madam?  No, no, not TAKE a bath (tsk, how vulgar these Americans are, referring to one's personal hygiene in mixed company!).  I refer, of course, to the venerable City of Bath, in Somerset, England.

June 2015 Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci
     Memory Man
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty with Orlagh Cassidy.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

MP3 Brown
     Target Utopia
by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice.  Read by Christopher Lane.  One disc.  11+ hours.

MP3 Card
     Visitors
by Orson Scott Card.  Read by Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, and Stefan Rudnicki.   2 discs.  16+ hours.

Every Hero has a Story!

Summer Reading Club in the Children's Department begins June 26 and ends August 15 for New City Library cardholders.  Children age 2 through those entering 6th grade are welcome to participate.  We have programs planned for all ages, prizes, reading club packets, and plenty of books to choose from! Our Every Hero Reading Party will be held on Tuesday, August 18 and tickets will be needed. Come in or call for more details.  We're looking forward to seeing you!

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR JULY 2015

Fiction

Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson 

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman 

Ming Tea Murder by Laura Childs

The Red Eagles by David Downing 

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich 

The Fixer by Joseph Finder

Last Days of the Condor by James Grady

The Dead Play On by Heather Graham

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

A Billion Ways to Die by Chris Knopf

His Unexpected Baby Bombshell by Soraya Lane

Viking Bay by M.A. Lawson

The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer

Frog by Mo Yan

Truth or Die by James Patterson 

Falling for the Bridesmaid by Sophie Pembroke

The Daylight Marriage by Heidi Pitlor

The Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett

Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan

A Fireproof Home for the Bride by Amy Scheibe

Better Than Google

The good old days...How good were they?  Well, if you want an idea what life was like in the past, say the 1940s and 1950s, you could ask grandma and grandpa, or, you could log on to the Grey House database, which contains This is Who We Were and Working Americans.  Although it is not key word searchable, unfortunately, you can still find anecdotal and factual information by clicking on the table of contents of each volume to read the text. Both databases are based on print books, which are available to check out, but the on-line version is very convenient, and highly entertaining.

Summer Reading Lists for 2015

Many of our summer reading titles are available on preloaded nooks! Check out the full list here.

 

Elementary School (Google Docs):

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Middle School (Google Docs):
7th Grade
8th Grade
9H

Coming this Summer at the Library

New DVD Releases for June 9th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, June 9th.  They are:

Duff, The (Comedy)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Drama - Colin Firth)

Project Almanac (Sci-Fi)

Serena (Drama - Bradley Cooper)

Jacques Cousteau's June Birthday

 Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac, France on June 11, 1910.  He learned to swim at the age of four and quickly developed a fascination with the water.  After a boarding school education, Cousteau attended the French Naval Academy and served as an officer in the Indian and South Pacific Oceans.  In the 1940’s, he developed the first aqua lung along with French engineer, Emile Gagnan.  This technology allowed divers to spend extended amounts of time underwater.  In 1948, Cousteau took his first expedition.  His work included producing documentaries and television specials, as well as writing books that “brought more attention to the mysteries and attractions [in] the underwater world.” 

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR JUNE 2015

 Fiction

Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge 

Robert B. Parker’s Kickback by Ace Atkins

The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks

Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown

Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child

Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Equation by Douglas Corleone

Piranha by Clive Cussler

Texas Tough by Janet Dailey

Solitude Creek by Jeffrey Deaver

Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky

Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor

What I Love About You by Rachel Gibson

The Dad Play On by Heather Graham

Cash Landing by James Grippando

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman

Don’t Go Home by Carolyn Hart

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