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New DVD Releases for January 2nd

We have four new titles for Wednesday, January 2nd.  They are:

Cosmopolis (Robert Pattinson)

Darling Companion (Diane Keaton)

Looper (Bruce Willis)

Raven, The

What's Cooking?: Shape Up!

The overindulgent holiday feasting is finally over and the New Year projects the familiar resolutions we’ve come to know every year in regard to our health and fitness.  Where we recently were enticed by the seductive sweets that surrounded us during the holiday gluttony without any guilt, we must now discipline ourselves to withdrawn from this temptation.  After stepping on the scale to see the damage, there will be no delay in cutting out the homemade cookies, banana breads, chocolates, and apple pie that are all sitting in the kitchen within reach.  It is certainly the right time to go back to eating smaller portions to whip us into shape. The bounty of nourishing healthy recipes provides variety and interests.  Never a dull selection.  Although correcting our eating habits to maintain a healthier diet is not easy, there are many sources to help us support a healthy lifestyle eating. 

Book Review of Speechless by Hannah Harrington, review done by Marie Yatsyk

Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret.”

After spilling a secret that almost gets someone killed, Chelsea Knot decides that she won’t speak to anyone - not her teachers, her parents, or even herself - until she learns how to “keep her mouth shut” and stop hurting others. But there’s a difference between blurting out and speaking up, and it takes some unexpected friends that are willing to give Chelsea a second chance for her to learn that difference - and to learn to forgive herself.

Book Review of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman done by Katie Byrnes

Seraphina was a very unique, original, and complex book.  When the story begins, Seraphina's world is on the brink of war.  For forty years, a treaty was all that prevented a war between the humans and the dragons.  The fear, mistrust and lack of understanding between the two species had set their world on a path that could only lead to war.  When the prince is murdered, tensions reach a fever pitch as all heads turn to the dragons.  Soon the story's heroine, Seraphina Dombegh, a gifted musician in court, is drawn into the mix.  As she investigates the murder, attenpts to stop a conspiracy that could destroy what little chance for peace was left, and tries to understand her feelings for the prince's nephew, she must also struggle to conceal her deepest secret.  I really enjoyed reading Seraphina.  The story was very suspenseful and entertaining, and Rachel Hartman's writing was skillful as well.  I think this story is most suited for ages 12 and up.

 

New Mysteries January 2013

Extra Credit by Maggie Barbieri
Dying on the Vine by Aaron J. Elkins
Safe Home by Chris Ewan
Blood Never Dies by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Sanctity of hate by Priscilla Royal
Best Place to Die by Charles Atkins
What a Ghoul Wants by Victoria Laurie
Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay
Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy
Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett
Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton
Start of Everything by Emily Winslow
Illegally Iced by Jessica Beck
Bubble Gum Thief by Jeff Miller
Dead Shall Not Rest by Tessa Harris
Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti by Bailey Cates
Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
Revenge of the Crafty Corpse by Lois Winston

Tasty Tales

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Thursday, January 3rd and February 7th at 6:30pm

Help During Difficult Times

 

Help During a Difficult Time

Since the day that tragedy struck the town of Newtown, Connecticut, people have been struggling to comprehend this unimagineable act of violence.  As a result, many of us (including children and students) are experiencing sadness, grief, and anxiety.  Below is a resource link, prepared by the youth service librarians of Rockland County, to help us cope during this difficult time.  We hope that it can be of help and comfort.

http://guides.rcls.org/difficult_times

 

 

New Speculative Fiction for December 2012

New to our shelves:

Spirit's End by Rachel Aaron (5, Legend of Eli Monpress) F, H
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (3, World of The First Law) F
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks (3, Culture) SF
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (14, Miles Vorkosigan) SF, R
Cold Days by Jim Butcher (14, Dresden Files) F, H
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall (a.k.a. Lucy Weston) (2, Lucy Weston) H, F, R
The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (2, Half-Made World) SF, F, H
A Tangled Bridge by Rhodi Hawk (2, Twisted Ladder) H, M, R
The Silvered by Tanya Huff F, M, R

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