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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.

New DVD Releases for October 11th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, October 11th.  They are:

Horrible Bosses

Trip, The (Great Britain)

New Romance Fiction for October 2011

In paperback:

Riptide by Cherry Adair (2, Cutter Cay) C, M
Deadly Little Lies by Jeanne Adams C, M
In the Arms of a Marquess by Katherine Ashe (3, Rogues of the Sea) H
Bound by Night by Amanda Ashley (1, Bound) S, C
Ecstasy Wears Emeralds by Renee Bernard (3, Jaded Gentleman) H
By Grace Possessed by Jennifer Blake (2, The Three Graces) H
Seduced by Grace by Jennifer Blake (3, The Three Graces) H, M
Star Crossed Seduction by Jenny Brown (2, Lords of the Seventh House) H, S
Every Scandalous Secret by Gayle Callen (3, Scandalous Lady) H

New Speculative Fiction for October 2011

New to our shelves:

Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman H
Spellbound by Blake Charlton (2, Spellwright) F, M
Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense by Jack Dann & Nick Gevers, eds.
       H, SF, A (Horror SS Ghosts)
Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (1, The Books of Mortals) SF, A, M (SF Dekker)
When the Great Days Come by Gardner Dozois SF, F, H, A
Into the Hinterlands by David Drake & John Lambshead (1, Allen Allenson) SF, M (SF Drake)
My Soul To Take by Tananarive Due (4, African Immortals) H
Knight's Curse by Karen Duvall F, M, R

What's Cooking?: The Unassuming Tofu

When I go into a large Asian supermarket in Flushing, I am amazed to see the whole length of the refrigerated aisle filled with tofu products.   This does not even include other sections with their large sheets of tofu or dried goods.  It has such a diversified use that it is chameleon-like as it takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked in.  In itself, it is rather bland but when combined with seasonings, meats, and sauces, this unassuming food becomes an essential component.

New Music Releases, October 2011

 

A Day To Remember.  What Separates Me from You                  MR DAY WSM V03

Beethoven.  Piano Sonatas (Ingrid Fliter)                                  GP BEET PS E24

Big Sean.  Finally Famous                                                        MR BIG FF D02

New DVDs for October, 2011

THREE DAY DVDS 

13 Assassins (Foreign Film – Japan)                                          

Blow Out (1981 – Criterion Collection)

Bridesmaids

Colors of the Mountains, The (Foreign Film – Columbia)

Everything Must Go (Will Ferrell)

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan)

Love, Wedding, Marriage (Mandy Moore)

Music Room, The (Foreign Film - 1958 – India – Bengali Dialect)

Poetry (Foreign Film – South Korea)

River Murders, The (Ray Liotta)

Scent of Green Papaya, The (Foreign Film – Vietnam)

Thor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

X-Men First Class 

TWO WEEK DVDS

Army Wives: Complete Fifth Season

New DVD Releases for October 4th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, October 4th.  They are:

Fast Five

In Treatment: Season 3

Law & Order SVU: 12th Year

Scream 4

New Mysteries October 2011

A Crack in Everything by Angela Gerst
Blood Royal by Barbara Cleverly
Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel
Getting Off by Lawrence Block
Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
Louise's War by Sarah R. Shaber
Burning Soul by John Connolly
Ghost Hero by S.J. Rozan
Backlash by Sally Spencer
Dead by any Other Name by Sebastian stuart
Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue
Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron
Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Quarry's Ex by Max Allan Collins
Or the Bull Will Kill You by Jason webster
The Vault by Ruth Rendell
End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
Paradise for Fools by Nicholas Kilmer
Shock Wave by John Sandford
Heirloom Murders by Kathleen Ernst
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Consummata by Mickey Spillane
Tragic Toppings by Jessica Beck
Death in a Difficult Position by Diana Killian
Mind Over Murder by Allison Kinglsey
Florentine Death by Michele Giattari
Potter's Field by Andrea Camilleri
Serial by John Lutz

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