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New DVD Releases For May 29th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, May 29th.  They are:

Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes)

Gone (Amanda Seyfried)

Goon (Comedy - Liev Schreiber)

Man on a Ledge (Sam Worthington)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Tilda Swinton)

Beyond The Hunger Games

Oh No!

I’ve finished The Hunger Games and where do I go from here?

 So you like Dystopian Novels.  Yes, those books which portray repressive societies keeping people in-line after a terrible war, plague, alien invasion, global warming, end of carbon fuel, brain eating zombies and/or other worldwide tragedies.  The future has never looked so bleak.  But you do not need to worry about a lack of reading material in the genre of Dystopia.  New City Library has plenty of titles available to satisfy every teen reader.  The following are just a few samples of some of the best teen Dystopian Fiction.

                Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Beyond "Fifty Shades"

If all the buzz about E.L. James' Fifty Shades series has made you curious to read it, there are three things you should know first.  One: yes, our library owns the whole trilogy (regular print only!).  Two: it's very popular, which means the reserve list is pretty long.  (Not as long as for James Patterson's latest, but you'll probably be waiting awhile.)  Three: it's got a lot of sex in it that many people would describe as "kinky."  (Don't laugh-- a surprising number of people have requested the first book without knowing anything about it beyond its popularity.)  This month I'm going to talk a little about the subgenre this series belongs to, and offer some suggestions for what to read while you're waiting for the next book (or, if you've already enjoyed the whole trilogy, what else you might like).  This means I'll be talking about books with similar content-- consider yourself warned, if this isn't your cup of tea.

New DVD Releases for May 22nd

We have three new titles for Tuesday, May 22nd.  They are:

Dark Tide (Halle Berry)

Red Tails (Cuba Gooding Jr.)

This Means War (Reese Witherspoon)

Better Than Google

Sources of information come and go in the library.  Reliable print sources are replaced by their on-line versions.  Less and less is available in print.  In fact, users of Morningstar will be sad to learn that by the end of the year, it will no longer be available in print in its award winning (yes, there really are awards for binders) binder.

Supper Club Classics

                           

MAY 21, 2012 .....  begins Registration for "Supper Club Classics" ......

Enjoy pizza and join Librarian Marie McDermott as she revisits classics for young children on Monday evenings June 11, 18, 25 ... choose one date or all three.

Limited seating ....  6:00 pm

Ages 6-8

 

Rooting for the Bad Guys: Villain Protagonists

"Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?" -The Wicked Witch of the West

Okay, who out there has never rooted for the bad guy?  (You in the back, put your hand down.  I've seen your Loki desktop wallpaper, you so-called goody-goody!)  Much as we say we want the good guys to win in the end, let's face it: good can be boring.  Good has to follow the rules.  Good is hard-working.  Modest.  Clean-cut.  Strait-laced.  Narrow.  Predictable.  Like I said... BORING.  The really interesting characters are the ones who are willing to step outside the lines... or draw their own.

New DVD Releases for May 15th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, May 15th.  They are:

Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close)

Chroncicle (Sci-Fi)

Grey, The (Liam Neeson)

One For the Money (Katherine Heigl)

Rampart (Woody Harrelson)

Garden Rockers! Planting!

  Rain, rain, go away!  We'll be planting on Thursday! That's right, Rockers - we will be weeding and planting flowers this Thursday, May 17, starting at 7:00 pm in the Children's Garden here at the New City Library.  Bring your enthusiasm and love of dirt and join up!  The Garden Rockers Club is open to kids in grades 2 -5 in the Clarkstown School District. (The bugs might be out, so apply any insect repellent at home if you wish.)

New Music Releases, May 2012

All American Rejects.  Kids In the Street                                   MR ALLA KIT

Band of Skulls.  Sweet Sour                                                    MR BAND SS

Berne, Tim.  Snakeoil                                                             MJ BERN SNA

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