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Fairs, Steamboats and “The Quota” : 150 years ago in Rockland County

What was happening in Rockland County 150 years ago? You can read the digitized issues of the Rockland County Messenger online at http://news.hrvh.org.  The editor of the Messenger bragged about the quality of the Steamboat service as the ships returned to service after the winter in an article entitled "Our Steamboats".  This weekly newspaper published the schedule for the steamships on the back page of each issue.

Better Than Google

Financial Ratings Series is back! The combined power of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet gives you all the information you need so that you can make sound, informed, financial decisions.

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Babies at the Library??

Sure thing! Studies have shown that babies develop better communication skills when they hear language patterns and new words frequently.  What better way to do this than come to the library and read to your baby? We have a nice collection of sturdy board books for those little hands.  For even more stimulation, bring your little ones to Romper Room - a program of music, rhyming, rhythm and bubbles!  We are offering sessions on Wednesdays at 10am and 11am from April 23 through May 28.  Children from one month to preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend.  Due to limited space, we ask that only one adult per child comes, but each adult can bring all the children in their care - including those babies!

New DVD Releases for April 15th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, April 15th.  They are:

Black Nativity (Forest Whitaker)

Philomena (Judi Dench)

Ride Along (Kevin Hart)

Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)

It's National Library Week!

New Music Releases, April 2014

Beatles.  Beatles Second Album                                          ROCK BEAT BEA

Beyonce.  Beyonce                                                           ROCK BEYO BEY

Broken Bells.  After the Disco                                              ROCK BROK AFT

New DVD Titles, April 2014

THREE DAY DVDS

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Barrymore (2011 – Christopher Plummer)

Book Thief, The

Broken Circle Breakdown, The (Foreign Film – Belgium)

Dallas Buyers Club

Delivery Man (Vince Vaughn)

Homefront (James Franco)

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Inside Llewyn Davis

Jewtopia

Killing Kennedy (Rob Lowe)

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Idris Elba)

Oldboy (Josh Brolin)

Out of the Furnace (Christian Bale)

Reasonable Doubt (Samuel L. Jackson)

Watchtower (Foreign Film – Turkey)

Wolf of Wall Street

You Will Be My Son (Foreign Film – France)

Zaytoun (Foreign Film – Israel)

TWO WEEK DVDS

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for April

1. AV Project

The AV Project is in the construction phase.  After being given a 3-4 week verbal estimate for completion, the written estimate subsequently submitted showed an 8-week schedule.  I sent an unanswered email of complaint about this discrepancy.  Telephone tag with the general contractor didn’t result in a conversation but something must have happened.  The work that has been underway since April 7 has been moving at such an accelerated rate that—barring any unforeseen problems—the Library should see the project completed well before the June 3 completion date originally proposed. 

Fiction Audiobooks April 2014

BCD Beah
     Radiance of Tomorrow
by Ishmael Beah.  Read by Dion Graham.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Block
      Out on the Cutting Edge
by Lawrence Block.  Read by Dan Butler.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Brockmann
     Do or Die: reluctant heroes
by Suzanne Brockmann.  Read by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank.  16 discs.  19+ hours.

BCD Brown
      Hidden Fires
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Kevin T. Collins.  12 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Cook
      Cell
by Robin Cook.  Read by George Guidall.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Eisler
     Graveyard of Memories
by Barry Eisler.  Read by the author.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Finch
    The Last Enchantment
s by Charles Finch.  Read by Laura Wilson.  9 discs.  11 hours.

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR APRIL 2014

Fiction 

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Margot by Jillian Cantor

Four Friends by Robyn Carr

I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

Missing You by Harlan Coben 

The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Black Horizon by James Grippando

Murder As a Second Language by Joan Hess

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell

Evening Stars by Susan Mallery

The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbara Mutch

NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson

The Accident by Chris Pavone

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb

The Kill Switch by James Rollins 

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline 

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