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NEW LARGE PRINT FOR MAY 2014

Fiction  

Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot by Ace Atkins

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy 

Stone Cold by C.J. Box

Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Afterburn and Aftershock by Sylvia Day

The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver 

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Live To See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu

A Family Affair by Fern Michaels

The Son by Jo Nesbø

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson

The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton

Perfect Together by Carly Phillips

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philip Sendker

 

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for May

  • AV Project:  It’s definitely in the homestretch.  The carpet and almost all of the ceiling and interior work in the lower level has been completed.  The date of the Board meeting, 5/15/2014, is when the shelving for the lower level will be delivered and installed now that the lower level work is close to completion. 
  • Once installed the Books on CD, Romances, and Playaways will be moved from the meeting room to the new shelving in the lower level.   In addition additional shelves were ordered for the first floor to promote easy browsing by eliminating as much as possible the bottom shelves for AV materials.  This should complete almost all of the renovations and changes to the adult services department lower level and first floor.
  • The children’s department is waiting for the replacement furniture that arrived damaged earlier.  The three big items are the iPad table, the computer table, and a single section of single-faced shelving for games.  Once these pieces are in place—expected by the end of the month—the children’s room will be pretty much done.

 

Heard around the state!

On Sunday May 11,  our director Mitch Freedman was interviewed by Nina DelRio on 106.7 Lite FM for the Get Connected show. 106.7 has generously made the show available on their website. Click here to listen to full interview.

New DVD Releases for May 13th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, May 13th.  They are:

Easy Money (Foreign Film - Sweden)

Her (Joaquin Phoenix)

I, Frankenstein (Aaron Eckhart) (Fantasy)

Orange Is the New Black: Season One

That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron)

Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni!!

 

LEO LIONNI

Dutch author, Leo Lionni was born in 1910.  Inspired by his  frequent visits to the art museums of Amsterdam, Lionni  taught himself to draw at a young age.  Although he earned a doctoral degree in economics, he spent his early career working in advertising and writing for magazines, such as Fortune.   It wasn't until Lionni was almost 50 years old that he started writing for children.  He wrote over forty children's books and received four Caldecott Honors.  In celebration of this  beloved author's May birthday, please check out any of his titles during your next visit to the library.  Some of our favorites include:

Swimmy

Frederick

Little Blue and Little Yellow

 

 

 

 

Garden Rockers!

Come one, come all!  Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to join our Garden Rockers! Club and help keep the Children's Garden looking its best.  Several flowering plants from last season are blooming now -- even a couple of the pansies around the sundial survived the winter.  The dogwood is in full flower, bleeding hearts and columbines abound!  Call the children's desk at extension 121 or drop by and sign up.  We will be weeding and planting on Thursdays May 15 and May 29 at 6:00pm.  If you can't come at those times, you can volunteer to weed and water the garden when you are available.  Stop by the children's reference desk for further details.  We will have our Garden Tea Party on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, at 3:00, which is open to all.  See you in the garden!

What's Cooking?: Let's Roll!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any better than having a well-made Asian roll.  A bite into this lightly fried crisp wrap filled with mouthwatering ingredients is positively addictive!  We are not talking about the typical egg rolls that are filled with tasteless cabbage filling rolled into thick egg roll skins that appear in some American Chinese restaurant menus.  What is called an “egg roll” has evolved and the authentic types are varied by the texture of the wrapper (skin).  It is complemented by an infinite choice of flavorful fillings, both savory and sweet, reflecting both Asian and non-Asian cuisines.

Beyond Books: Do You Freegal?

Huh?  What's a Freegal?

Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the songs of the artists listed in the Sony Music catalog.

Though we have been providing this service to our patrons for a few years we find that many individuals still do not know about this wonderful product.

If you have a New City Library card you can go to our website www.newcitylibrary.org.  The first tab is "Find an Item".  A drop-down menu will appear in which downloadable music is an option.  Click on that and, "voila", you are on the Freegal Music website.  Now, to actually get into the site you will need your New City Library card barcode and your pin - which is the last four digits of your primary phone number (unless you,  yourself, have changed it sometime in the past).

Summer Teen Volunteers 2014

If you want to volunteer this summer at the library, please attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room of the library.  At that time there will be applications for those teens who want to volunteer for the Children's Summer Reading Club.  Only 20 teens will be selected for the Reading Club, and you must be entering 10th grade or up to be considered. 

However, there are other volunteer opportunities for teens in grades 7th and up this summer.  At the June meeting there will be sign-up sheets for a variety of projects.  If you can not attend this meeting, please email the Teen Librarian, Mrs. Phillips,     [ mphillip@rcls.org].

Teen Volunteers

If you are planning to volunteer at the library this summer, you should attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in our Meeting Room.  You can fill out forms for volunteering in the Children’s Department and also sign-up for volunteering for teen programs. 

If you cannot attend this meeting you should contact Mrs. Phillips by email, mphillip@rcls.org  before the meeting.

Opportunities in the Children’s Department are very limited and open only to those teens entering 10th grade and up for fall of 2014. 

Other teen volunteer opportunities are available to all youngsters entering 7th grade and up in fall 2014.

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