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What's Cooking?: Cooking 101

Have you ever felt you were all “butterfingers” in the kitchen (excuse the pun)?  Is preparing a meal for yourself or others more intimidating than skydiving or bungee jumping?  Recently I watched a program The Worst Cooks in America on Food Network.   This series shows the learning progression of contestants who were selected as the worst cooks.  They were taught how to cook by two professional chefs in the show.  As competent as they were in their own professions, they were lost souls in the kitchen.   A professional ballet dancer who performs before thousands of people was terrified behind a stove.  An interior designer had a fear of knives.  A doctor was dismissed at the second show.  I must admit it was hard to watch.  At the last show, it was impressive to see the two finalists, who started out as bumbling fools, battle to become the best cook from this competition, preparing an exquisite 3-course meal judged by elite chefs.  Kudos to them!

Website of the Month

April Website

Healthy Children

Healthy Children is a valuable resource for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It provides developmental milestones for children from birth to young adult.  In addition, it covers important medical topics, such as:

  • General Health Issues
  • Medical News
  • Immunizations
  • Injuries
  • Chronic Illness
  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Symptom Checker

 

New Large Print for April

Fiction:

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

The Striker by Clive Cussler

The Chance by Karen Kingsbury

Three Sisters by Susan Mallery

Against the Odds by Kat Martin

Sugar and Spice by Debbie MacComber

Margaret from Maine by Joseph Monniger

All Aboard! Storytime is Back

We are starting another six-week session of stories at the Congers Train Station on Wednesday April 3.  We'll meet at 10:00am on Wednesdays through May 8.  No registration or library card is needed - just come on by when it is convenient for you and your preschooler age 3+.  There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  Hope to see you there!

April NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Churchill
     Churchill: the prophetic statesman
by James C. Humes.  Read by Matthew Brenher.  6 discs.  6 hours.

BCD B Deraniyagala
     Wave
by Sonali Deraniyagala.  Read by Hannah Curtis.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

Watch this space!

Our e-newsletter is undergoing renovation and will soon return better than ever.

New DVD Releases for April 2nd

The Bible - The Epic Miniseries (2 Week DVD)

Hemingway and Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman)

Real Men Write Romance (Really!)

Romance fans tend to be voracious readers, always on the lookout for a new author to follow (or an author who's new to them).  With that in mind, I'd like to spotlight a few great romance writers you might not have picked up before.  Let me introduce you to Leigh Greenwood, Dale Cramer, Jessica Stirling, Naomi Neale, M. L. Buchman, Lee Carroll, Z. A. Maxfield, and Ilona Andrews. 

On the surface they don't seem to have a lot in common, aside from writing great romance.  Some are award winners, while others have seen more modest success.  They're all over the map, as far as subgenres go: western, inspirational, historical, chick lit, suspense, gothic, LGBT, and urban fantasy/ paranormal.  Oh... there is one other detail they all have in common: behind every one of their keyboards sits a male author.

With a little help from our Friends....

Have you noticed those new blue and white road signs directing drivers to the New City Library?  Thanks to the FRIENDS of the New City Library, annual membership dues offset the cost of purchasing the seven directional signs placed at key intersections throughout Clarkstown.

Please help FRIENDS with other projects on the Library's wish list and join us today or renew your membership.  Applications are available at the Library and there are several membership levels to select from.

New Mysteries April 2013

Cage of Bones by Tania Carver
Sweet Tea Revenge by Laura Childs
Nickled-and-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson
Book of Killowen by Erin Hart   
Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton
Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
Assaulted Pretzel by Laura Bradford
Missing File by D.A. Mishani
Blood, Ash, and Bone by Tina Whittle
Killer Honeymoon by G.A. McKevett
Farewell to Freedom by Sara Blaedel   
Hand for a Hand by T. Frank Muir
Josh Whoever by Michael Guillebeau
Rage by Gene Kerrigan
Some Enchanted Murder by Linda S. Reilly

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