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You've lived through hurricanes, record rainfall, freak snow storms and protests on Wall Street.  What's going on?  This fiction book reads like today's headlines.  Bring your friends and parents to this discussion as this story explores the world of London's Laura Brown, a 16-year-old punk rocker who just wants to make it big in a world that's falling apart. The discussion will be held on December 14th at 7PM.

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New DVD Releases for November 1st

We have three new titles for Tuesday, November 1st.  They are:

Last Exit To Brooklyn (Original release date, 1989)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Foreign Film - In Mandarin and English)

Water For Elephants (Reese Witherspoon)


Hitting the Wall

A popular online social network site allows one to express a thought as well as display pictures on a 'wall.'  Friends can add their comments to the wall or choose to 'like' what they see.  The dialogue below between three friends is fueled by a composite of various situations one might encounter working at a library, real or imagined.

Friend 1:  I'm going to the library today

Friend 2:  Like

Friend 3:  I go to the library often and browse the fiction shelves and look through the DVD collection.  There is something special I'm trying to find.

#2:  Like

#1:  Today I want to renew a DVD.  It has a whole year of episodes of a TV show my mom watched when she was a teenager.  I have one more disc to see, but I've renewed it 2 times already.

#3:  Isn't that the limit?

#1:  Yes, but maybe if no one else wants it I can get it again.

#3:  What's the name of the show?

#1:  'Dallas'

#3:  Hey, that's the one I"m trying to find.

#1:  I didn't think anyone else wanted it.  I'll return it tonight.

#2:  Like!

New Large Print for October 2011

Fiction:

 

The Race by Clive Cussler

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin

Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood

The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
Sacred Evil by Heather Graham

Victory and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

Prey by Linda Howard

Quinn by Iris Johansen

Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long

The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe

Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry

Justice by Karen Robards
Doc by Mary Doria Russell

Following Atticus by Tom Ryan

Burnt Mountain by Anne Rivers Siddons

New DVD Releases for October 25th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, October 25th.  They are:

Attack the Block (United Kingdom - Sci-Fi Film)

Captain America: The First Avenger


Fiction for October

BCD Abramson
     Unsaid
by Neil Abramson.  Read by Angela Brazil.  9 discs.  11+ hours.
   “Abramson explores the interconnecting relationships between animals and people, as well as the sensitive topic of scientific animal testing. ..Thirty-seven-year-old lawyer David Colden is reeling from the death of his veterinarian wife, Helena, when he is approached by one of her colleagues, Jaycee, who worked with Helena teaching Cindy, a chimpanzee, to use American Sign Language. The funding for the chimpanzee project is about to come to a halt, and Jaycee initially wants David to obtain a court order so Cindy isn't used in scientific experiments. ..will resonate with animal lovers.”
     Publishers Weekly 5/9/11

Mystery Audiobooks for October

CD Mystery Brandman
     Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues
by Michael Brandman.  Read by James Naughton.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD Mystery Brown
     Hiss of Death
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.  Read by Kate Forbes.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
     Mobbed
by Carol Higgins Clark.  Read by Michele Pawk.  5 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
     I’ll Walk Alone
by Mary Higgins Clark.  Read by Jan Maxwell.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Mystery Davidson
     Crunch Tim
e by Diane Mott Davidson.  Read by Barbara Rosenblat.  13 discs.  16+ hours.

New DVD Releases for October 18th

We have three new releases for Tuesday, October 18th.  They are:

Bad Teacher (Cameron Diaz)

Better Life, A

Monte Carlo (Children's DVD - Selena Gomez)

Better Than Google

Some of you might remember the black, maroon and tan lawbooks we kept on shelves and shelves in the reference area. They were McKinney's Statues (the laws of NY) and the U.S. Code Annotated (the laws of the U.S.) and U.S. Supreme Court Reports. Several years ago, we replaced all of them with Westlaw, an on-line database for NY statutes and cases, federal laws, Supreme Court cases, and legal forms. We are quite satisfied with the switch, and we are the only public library in the county with Westlaw access. Many lawyers who come in don't use the books and are delighted to see what they used in law school or their law firms, Westlaw.  Not only have we saved a huge amount of space, but the on-line version is less expensive than the books, and we don't have to use staff time to update them with pocket parts.  For non-lawyers, researching the law is a difficult task, whether you are searching books, or databases.  The librarians will assist you, but we also have access to Westlaw's extremely helpful research attorneys.

The Turtle Show!

Tuesday - October 18 - 4:00 pm

Cap off our Backyard Nature fall programs and learn about a variety of turtles.  Expert Steven Woyce will be bringing along some of his favorite friends with shells!  Tickets available October 11 at the Children's reference desk.  Best suited for grades 1 and up.

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