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New DVD Releases for October 8th

We have three new titles for Tuesday October 8th.  They are:

After Earth (Will Smith)

The Hangover - Part III

Much Ado About Nothing




What's Cooking?: On the Road...

Are you captivated by food shows like I am?  When there aren’t any good films showing on television, I always surf the food and travel channels.  I seem to gravitate toward food shows that go on the road or travel through exotic places and cultures such as Bizarre Foods, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, and The Great Food Truck Race. One reason why I don’t tire from watching is the coverage of such diversified foods from the familiar to the unusual. It is just fascinating to observe the creative cooking that abounds in humble surroundings. 

Website of the Month

OCTOBER'S WEBSITE

The Book Whisperer

New DVD Releases for October, 1st

We have three new titles for Tuesday, october 1st.  They are:

The Frozen Ground (Nicolas Cage)

Hannibal: Season One

This Is the End (Seth Rogen)


New Music Releases, October, 2013

Airhead.  For Years                                                                        MR AIRH FY

Avenged Sevenfold.  Hail to the King                                               MR AVEN HTT

New DVD Titles, October, 2013

THREE DAY DVDS

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982 – Richard Gere)

Arthur Newman (Colin Firth)

Behind the Candelabra (Matt Damon – HBO Films)

Bling Ring, The

Deep (Foreign Film – Iceland)

Disconnect (Jason Bateman)

East, The (Ellen Page)

Empire State (Liam Hemsworth)

Fill the Void (Foreign Film – Israel)

Frozen Ground (Nicolas Cage)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 – Woody Allen)

Iceman, The (Winona Ryder)

In the Family

In the Fog (Foreign Film – Russia)

Iron Man 3

Kings of Summer

Love Is All You Need (Foreign Film – Denmark)

Major League (1989 – Tom Berenger)

Miss Bala (Foreign Film – Mexico)

No Way Out (1987 – Kevin Costner)

Now You See Me (Woody Harrelson)

Peeples (Kerry Washington)

Poker House, The (2008 – Jennifer Lawrence)

Purple Rose of Cairo (1984 – Woody Allen)

Redemption

Sirga, La (Foreign Film – Columbia)

Star Trek – Into Darkness

New DVD Releases for September 24th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, September 24th.  They are:

Iron Man 3

Redemption

New DVD Releases for September 17th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, September 17th.  They are:

Behind the Candelabra (Michael Douglas/Matt Damon)

Bling Ring, The (Emma Watson)

Disconnect (Jason  Bateman)

Grimm: Season 2

Mentalist, The: Season 5

World War Z (Brad Pitt)

New quiet area

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes.  ~ Sir Richard Steele, Irish politician and author, 1672-1729.

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey of library services for their Internet and American Life Project. One question asked of a sampling of Americans was, "What services and programs do you find very important for libraries to offer?"  When we examine the answers, we find that the New City Library scores pretty well with fulfilling these wishes.  Librarians?  Check! Books?  Check!  Free access to computers and the internet?  Check!

Better Than Google

If information is on the Internet it must be true, right? WRONG!
When I first started searching on the Internet, I was amazed that anyone could put something up there for the world to read.  This became quite apparent, early on, when I searched  for endangered species in Hawaii and came up with information posted by a fourth grade class in Hawaii.  Would I use it, would I trust it? No, of course not.  Librarians are trained to evaluate sources, and I needed something with an imprimateur of scholasticism.  Fourth grade homework is not happening!
 
Trustworthy information is of the utmost importance when it comes to medical matters. Any quack can put up a website and dispense inaccurate or even dangerous misinformation. You can find hundreds of examples of shady websites that are eager to take your money for worthless products. 

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