.                               Return to home page


Trustee Application

New Music Releases, September 2012


Abduraimov, Behzod.  Prokofiev Sonata No. 6                                              EA ABDU PSN

New DVD Titles, September 2012


Afinidades (Foreign Film – Spain)

Batman Forever (1995 – Val Kilmer)

Battleship (Sci-Fi)

Bernie (Jack Black)

Bullhead (Foreign Film – Belgium)

Dictator, The (Sasha Baron Cohen)

Film Socialisme (Foreign Film – France)

Freelancers (Robert De Niro)

Ghosts of War (Foreign Film – Australia)

Hunger Games

Jesus Henry Christ

Kahaani (Foreign Film – India)

Life Happens

LOL (Miley Cyrus)

Lucky One, The (Zac Efron)

Monsieur Lazhar (Foreign Film – Canada – In French)

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Foreign Film – Turkey)

Raid, The: Redemption (Foreign Film – Indonesia)

Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Separation, A (Foreign Film – Iran)

Think Like A Man

War of the Arrows (Foreign Film – South Korea)

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull

Review by Katie Byrnes

Summer and Bird is a unique, and unusual book that tells a story unlike any other.  In Summer and Bird, Katherine Catmull brings to life a sad, frozen world of birds, and a vivid and life-like set of characters to save it.  Two sisters, Summer and Bird, discover this world while searching for their missing parents, and begin an adventure that changes their world forever.  The characters in this book, along with their thoughts and feelings, seem so real that if they could jump out of the pages at any time, you wouldn't be surprised to meet them.  Summer and Bird may be most well suited for ages 10 to 13.  In this novel, first-time author Katherine Catmull brings such original and creative ideas to the table that it will not be quickly forgotten.  I greatly enjoyed reading Summer and Bird.

This book wil be published October, 2, 2012

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Book review done by Caitlyn Wletzky

Almost Home was an interesting book to read.  Although it started out kind of slow, Almost Home picked up the pace towards the middle and finished with a great ending.  The story was realistic-fiction and started with a mom and her daughter, named Sugar, getting kicked out of their house.  Desperate to find a new home, they move to Chicago.  I thought that the author of this book used a great voice in the story and that the book really connects to some kids today.  I recommend this book for kids ages 10 and up.  If you read Almost Home you won’t be disappointed!
This book will be published on  September 13, 2012.


In the past I have mentioned both in writing and at library programs the rich amount of history in several of our publications found in the Rockland Room. Two of my favorites are Prologue from the National Archives and Archives from the NY State Archives. Both offer some off-beat history as well as relevant history for the publishing season. 

In the current Summer issue, Vol.44 No. 2, there is an interesting article about FDR and his creation of the National Archives in 1934. FDR referred to the agency as "It's my baby" and his interest and support continued through his life. He asked Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter that upon his death, a simple memorial be place in his name in the center of the green plot in front of the Archives Building.The block of granite is the size of his desk and only has his name and birth/death dates.

New Mysteries September 2012

Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs
Not my Blood by Barbara Cleverly
Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides by Kaitlyn Dunnett
Never Say Pie by Carol Culver
Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Caller by Karin Fossum
Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Munster's Case by Hakan Nesser
Rock Bottom by  Sarah Andrews
Champagne by Janet Hubbard
Deadly Politics by Maggie Sefton
Simple by Kathleen George
Queen's Bounty by Fiona Buckley
Crime of Julian Wells by Thomas H. Cook
Far North by Michael Ridpath
Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine
Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
Powdered Peril by Jessica Beck
Question of Identity by Anthea Fraser

New Large Print for September 2012


Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown

The Struggle by Wana E. Brunsetter

Gone Missing by Lisa Castillo

Dying Echo by Judy Clemens

Back Fire by Catherine Coulter

What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

Broken Harbor by Tana French

New DVD Releases for August 28th

We have seven new releases for Tuesday, August 28th.  They are:

Battleship (Sci-Fi)

Boardwalk Empire: Season Two

Grimm: Season One

Lucky One (Zac Efron)

Monsieur Lazhar (Foreign Film - Canada - In French)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Children's)

Think Like A Man

Fast, Fun Reads for Not-So-Young Adults

The summer's nearly over, alas!  In a week, it's back to pencils and books (or computers and smartboards) for the younger generation.  If you've got kids in school you might hesitate to pick up a long novel right now, with the demands of the school year looming so close.  Or maybe you don't have kids, but end-of-summer burnout is making your reading pile look like the Tower of Babel.  Well, fear not!  The library (as always) has an answer for you: Young Adult books... for grown-ups!

Young Adult (or "YA") titles tend to be faster reads for adults, but that doesn't mean they're poorer ones.  These books will hook you early and hard, grabbing your attention from the get-go.  Think about it-- they have to grab a teen's attention away from school, sports, friends, social media, texting, gaming, movies, shopping... you get the idea.  And in the name of grabbing that audience, YA authors are often willing to be more innovative and edgy than their adult-market counterparts-- telling an entire story through chat windows, for example, or using Death himself as a narrator.

Syndicate content