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Battle of the Books

After a grueling competition amongst teens from libraries in the Catskills, Orange and Rockland Counties, New City Library  took home the Banner for Third Place.  From left to right are the following team members:  Shawna McKivergan, Marie Yatsky, Mary Phillips, Priyanka Ramanathan, Nicholas Procino, Ben Eisenberg, Allison Eisenberg, Susan Zollinger, Karen Zollinger, Chanda Bhandal, and Rathna Ramanathan.

The Teens read eight books representing classics, nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, graphic novel and realistic fiction.  The titles were

1.     The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Donan Doyle

2.     How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

3.     Legend by Marie Lu

4.     Smile by Raina Telgemeier

5.     13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

6.     Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

"I'll get around to reading that someday..."

How about today? Join the new book club Getting Around to It and tackle all those books you've stored away for a rainy day. We'll be reading titles that are classic (both modern and old), prize winners and college classroom standards. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24 at 2PM, where we will discuss Candide by Voltaire. One of the most famous satirical novels, Voltaire merrily lampoons the philosophy of optimism with the misadventures of his young protagonist. There are copies available in the lobby.

New DVD Releases for September, 2013

 

THREE DAY DVDS

Amour (Foreign Film – France)

Before Sunset (2004 – Ethan Hawke)

Big Wedding, The (Diane Keaton)

Company You Keep, The  (Robert Redford)

Easy Money (Foreign Film – Sweden)

Emperor (Tommy Lee Jones)

Glove (Foreign Film – Korea)

Going by the Book  (Foreign Film – Korea)

Graceland (Foreign Film – Philippines)

Great Gatsby, The (Leonardo DiCaprio)

If I Were You (Marcia Gay Harden)

Kon-Tiki (Foreign Film – Norway)

Loose Cannons (Foreign Film – Italy)

Mud (Matthew McConaughey)

Month by the Lake, A (1995 – Vanessa Redgrave)

Night Boats (Foreign Film – Croatia)

Oblivion (Tom Cruise)

Obselidia

Olympus Has Fallen (Gerard Butler)

Pain & Gain (Dwayne Johnson)

Place Beyond the Pines, The (Ryan Gosling)

Reluctant Fundamentalist, The (Liev Schreiber)

Room 514 (Foreign Film – Israel)

Sapphires, The (Chris O’Dowd)

Scary Movie 5

New Music Releases, September 2013

3 OH! 3.  Omens                                                                              MR 3OH3 OME

Argerich, Martha.  Live From Lugano 2012                                            GP ARTE MAA

Website of the Month

SEPTEMBER'S WEBSITE

Highlights

Highlights has a wonderful website with many of the magazine's features that you have always loved:

PLAY Hidden pictures, games, sudoku, puzzles, matching and jokes

READ Stories, articles, and poetry

MAKE Recipes, science experiments, and crafts

SHARE  your art work, science questions

 

 

August 2013 Fiction Audiobooks

CD Bell
     In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
by Matt Bell.  Read by Charlie Thurston.  6 discs. 
7+ hours.

BCD Caletti
     He’s Gone
by Deb Caletti.  Read by Cassandra Campbell.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Card
     Earth Afire
by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.  Read by Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki and a full cast.  13 discs.  15 hours.

BCD Coes
     Eye for an Eye
by Ben Coes.  Read by Peter Hermann.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Cook
    Time Flies
by Claire Cook.  Read by Lesa Lockford.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD D’Amato
     Beauty
by Brian D’Amato.  Read by Will Collyer.  10 discs.  11 hours.

New Mysteries September 2013

Dark Waters by Robin Blake
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Never Go Back by Lee Child
Jump the Gun by Zoe Burke
Spider in the Cup by Barbara Cleverly
Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone
Multiple Exposure by Ellen Crosby
Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
Place of Confinement by Anna Dean
Memory Key by Conor Fitzgerald
Runaway Man by David Handler
Little Black Book of Murder by Nancy Martin
It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell
Blind Justice by Anne Perry
Devil's Night by Todd Ritter
Fatal Likeness by Lynn Shepherd
Gift Wrapped by Peter Turnbull
Blind Justice by Anne Perry
Philadelphia Quarry by Howard Owen
Question of Honor by Charles Todd

Summer Favorites: Romance

For many, the approach of Labor Day (or as some parents put it, "Independence Day") signals the end of summer.  The end of August is bittersweet; on one hand, it's sad to start packing away the beach gear, but on the other, the start of the school year means that some of you will soon have a lot more free time to read.  With that in mind, I thought I'd wrap up the summer by sharing my own favorite romance reads from the past few months.

I've encountered more than the usual number of spectacular titles this summer.  My personal tastes in romance lean towards historicals (mainly regencies) and the occasional urban fantasy, but I've been pushing myself this year to read out of my comfort zone and try a wider variety of romance's subgenres.  Regencies are still my favorites, but my wider reading has definitely unearthed a few gems that will keep me reading outside my usual categories.  (I have yet to warm to western romance, but if anyone has recommendations, I'd be happy to hear them.) 

New Large Print for September 2013

Fiction

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani

Death Angel by Linda Fairstein

The Night is Alive by Heather Graham

The White Princess by Phillipa Gregory

The Last Witness by W.E.B. Griffin

The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer

Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen

Coming in December

Fiction

Connelly, Michael. The Gods of Guilt.

Franck, Julia. Back to Back.

Gabaldon, Diana. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.

Griffin, W.E.B. & William E. Butterworth IV. Hazardous Duty.

Jackson, Joshilyn. Someone Else’s Love Story.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Kiss of the Night.

Perry, Anne. A Christmas Hope.

Reich, Christopher. The Prince of Risk.

Robards, Karen. Hunted.

Trigiani, Adriana. The Supreme Macaroni Company.

Non-Fiction

Leon, Donna. My Venice and Other Essays.

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