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Dear New City Library Cardholders,

I thought it would be good to share with you some of my observations about the New City Library and its staff.  Following is my first Director's Report as Interim Director to the Board of Trustees of the New City Library; it addresses these topics. 

I welcome your comments, suggestions, and concerns on what follows or on any other library matter of interest to you.

Maurice J. Freedman, MLS, PhD
Interim Director, New City Library
[email protected]
845-634-4997   x 111


Click Here for the Full Report


New DVD Releases for June 18th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, June 18th.  They are:

21 and Over (Comedy)

Jack the Giant Slayer (Ewan McGregor)

Last Exorcism, The (Part 2)

Movie 43

Quartet (Maggie Smith)

Stoker (Mia Wasikowska)

Website of the Month


Clarkstown Central School District

As the school year comes to end, families are excited about relaxing, sleeping in, camp, and vacations away from home.  But before you get too caught up in those lazy days, you should think about summer reading.  Research has shown that      

“… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer." 

Dig Into Mysteries


Young detectives needed to find clues, discover evidence and solve crimes. No experience necessary.  Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 at 7pm.  Must be entering Grades 3 or 4.  Registration begins on June 24th.


Better Than Google

You may have noticed that our magazine and database listing looks quite different.  It has now been put on a libguide (a customized guide created with specialized software) featuring our magazines, databases, and web sites that wll enhance your research experience. It was created by the Ramapo Catskill Library System and handed off to each library to maintain. What does this mean for you?  Since we no longer have to go through a third party (over-worked Jerry at RCLS), changes can be implemented, and problems can be solved much more quickly.

In addition, not only are our subscriptions listed, but Jerry had added some great websites as well, such as Census 2010 Local Data, NADA and Kelley Blue Book car price guides and other helpful aids. An added bonus is that our databases are getting used more often! It is convenient to have all our offerings on one page, and the subject headings will take you right to your area of interest. It really is better (and more reliable) than Google.

What's Cooking?: A Cup of Tea

We’ve all had those hectic days that never seem to end.  Sometimes you just need to get off that carousel of life for a breather and get back on again.  Whenever I feel this way, I reach out for a soothing cup of tea to calm me, creating a temporary oasis.  There is something about slowly sipping that hot cup of tea that seems to unwind the tensions.  Besides its relaxing effect, taking the time to drink it provides a needed moment to be quiet, be centered, and clear your head so you can regroup to face the obstacles before you.

New DVD Releases for June 11th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, June 11th.  They are:

Hansel & Gretal: Witch Hunters

Oz the Great and Powerful (James Franco)


New Romance Fiction for June 2013

In paperback:

Haven Creek by Rochelle Alers (3, Cavanaugh Island) C, O
The Emperor's New Clothes by Victoria Alexander (11, Faerie Tale Romance) H, W
The Look of Love by Bella Andre (1, The Sullivans) C
Homecoming by Lacey Baker (1, Sweetland) C
Ours To Love by Shayla Black (7, Wicked Lovers) C, E, M/F/M
Half Moon Hill by Toni Blake (6, Destiny) C
Hearts of Shadow by Kira Brady (2, Deadglass trilogy) C, A, F, S
Walking in Fire by Cathryn Cade (1, Hawaiian Heroes) C, M, S, O, E
Surrender to the Earl by Gayle Callen (2, Brides of Redemption) H

New Speculative Fiction for June 2013

New to our shelves:

The Tyrant's Law by Daniel Abraham (3, Dagger and the Coin) F, M
School's Out Forever by Scott Andrews (2: 3, 5, 7, The Afterblight Chronicles Omnibus) SF, M
      (contains Children's Crusade, Operation Motherland, and School's Out)
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 by Catherine Asaro, ed. (2013, Nebula Awards Showcase) SF (SF Nebula 2013)
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks H
Guardian by Jack Campbell (3, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier) SF
The Watchtower by Lee Carroll (2, Black Swan Rising) F, H, R
Blood and Bone by Ian C. Esslemont (5, The Malazan Empire) F, M

June 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Archer
     Best Kept Secret
by Jeffrey Archer.  Read by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox.  9 discs.   11 hours.

BCD Atkinson
     Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson.  Read by Fenella Woolgar.  12 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     The Hit
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     Total Control
by David Baldacci.  Read by George Guidall.  16 discs.  18 hours.

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