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February 2015 Local History E-newsletter

The February 2015 Local History Newsletter is now online.  Click on the image to read about what's happening in local history at the New City Library.  Sign up for the local history email newsletter here: https://madmimi.com/signups/122327/join

Growing up on the Icy Hudson

Jerry Donnellan tells a story about growing up on the Hudson River in Nyack and playing on the icy river.   We will be holding a Listening program later this Spring where we will play this clip and others from residents who talk about growing up in Rockland County.   If you are interested in being interviewed or becoming a volunteer interviewer, call local history librarian Brian Jennings at 845-634-4997 ext. 127 or email him at [email protected]

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New Romance Fiction for February 2015

Note: X=holiday title

In paperback:

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre (3, 2B) C, NA
In Bed with a Spy by Alyssa Alexander (2, Spy in the Ton) H, M
Cover Him with Darkness by Janine Ashbless (1, The Watchers) C, E, S, F, M
Mine to Take by Jackie Ashenden (1, Nine Circles) C, E, M
I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen (1, Lords of Worth) H, M
The Deepest Night by Kara Braden (2, Longest Night) C
Want, Need, Love by Niobia Bryant (1, Hot in Hotsville) C, O
Full Blaze by M. L. Buchman (2, Firehawks) C, M
A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes (1, Sweetest Kisses) C

New Speculative Fiction for February 2015

New to our shelves:

Zombies & Calculus by Colin Adams H
The Immortals of Meluha by Tripathi Amish (1, The Shiva trilogy) F, M
Proxima by Stephen Baxter (1, Proxima) SF
The Kraken King by Meljean Brook (4, Iron Seas) A, SF, M, R
Andromeda's War by William C. Dietz (3, Legion of the Damned: Prequel) SF
The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue H
The Abyss beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton (1, Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers) SF
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson by Daryl Jones, ed. H (Horror Horror)
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (7, Odd Thomas) H, M
The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord (2, Best of All Possible Worlds) SF, M

New Music Releases, February 2015

Bell, Joshua.  Joshua Bell 3D Classic Albums                             CLAS BELL JOSH

Bell, Joshua.  Bach                                                              CLAS BELL BACH

New DVD Titles, February 2015

THREE DAY DVDS                                                               SECTION

1,000 Times Good Night                                                          Drama

New Mysteries February 2015

A Necessary End by J.M. Gregson
Death of a Liar by M.C. Beaton
Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen
Puzzled Indemnity by Parnell Hall
Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Reckoning by James Patrick Hunt
Swimming in the Shadows by Diane Janes
Serpents in the Cold by Thomas O'Malley
Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb
Motive by Jonathan Kellerman
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King
kings of London by William Shaw

New DVD Releases for January 27th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, January 27th.  They are:

Before I Go To Sleep (Drama - Nicole Kidman)

Fury (Drama - Brad Pitt)

Judge, The (Drama - Robert Downey, Jr.)

New DVD Releases for January 20th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, January 20th.  They are:

Annabelle (Horror)

Drop, The (Drama - James Gandolfini)

Lucy (Sci-Fi - Scarlett Johansson)

Better Than Google

Last summer, the dreaded Ebola virus was featured heavily in the news. Everyone was worried about the spread of this disease and the alarming death rate in Africa. How did it compare to the Black Death that ravaged medieval Europe?  What would have it been like to be a victim of that plague that decimated the population of Europe by more than a third? The prescribed remedies suggested at the time were designed to get rid of bad odors which they believed carried diseases.  Unfortunately, this medieval aromatherapy, while probably not doing much harm, didn't do any good. Medicine has come a very long way since then, and we can be thankful to live in these times, as the database Daily Life Through History proves.

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