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New Music Releases, June 2011

Ann, Keren.  101                                                                                  MR ANN OOO B21

Ashkenazy, Vladimir.  Six Partitas                                                         GP ASHK SP D63

New DVDs for June 2011

American Graffiti (1973)                                                                #13415

Anything Goes (1954)                                                                  #13414

June Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci
     The Sixth Man
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Halo. Cryptum
by Greg Bear.  Read by Holter Graham with an introduction by the author.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Berry
     The Jefferson Key
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Black
     Red Glove
by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  7 hours.

BCD Brooks
     Caleb’s Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks.  Read by Jennifer Ehle.   10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Brown
     A Time for Patriots
by Dale Brown.  Read by William Dufris.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare
     City of Fallen Angels
by Cassandra Clare.  13 discs.  15 hours.  Read by Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn.

June Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Mystery Aird
     Past Tense
by Catherine Aird.  Read by Ric Jerrom.  6 discs.  7+ hours.
     “English Detective Inspector Sloan and the bumbling Detective Constable Crosby investigate a series of cases that end up being connected. These include a break-in at a nursing home where nothing appears to have been stolen, the death of a young woman whose body was found in a river by a fisherman, a desecrated grave, and some missing jewelry, all of which seem to connect to the natural death of Josephine Short, who resided in the nursing home until her recent demise…  A solid British procedural”
     Booklist

New DVD Releases for May 31st

We have three new DVDs for Tuesday, May 31st.  They are:

Biutiful (Foreign Film - Spanish)

Drive Angry - Nicholas Cage

True Blood: Season Three

Mating Season, Part Two

"Howard... I need that wedding.  I need some beauty and some music and some placecards before I die. It's like heroin." - Mrs. Brackett, "In & Out"

Many of you may have satisfied your veil-and-cake imperatives on a certain modest little British ceremony back in April.  For those who haven't, don't panic-- June is just over the holiday weekend horizon!  For some, June is the time to focus on dads and grads, but it's also the traditional month for another kind of happy ending: weddings.

New Mysteries June 2011

Mind Your Own Beeswax by Hannah Reed
Kiss Her Goodbye by Mickey Spillane
Evil Eclairs by Jessica Beck
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead by Emily Brightwell
Felicity's Gate by Julian Cole
Lost and Fondue by Avery Aames
Redeemed by M.R. Hall
Classified as Murder by Miranda James
Pumped for Murder by Elaine Viets
These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss
Losing Nicola by Susan Moody
Merely Players by J.M. Gregson
Oscar Wilde and the Vampyre Murders by Gyles Daubney Brandreth
Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
Last King of Brighton by Peter Guttridge
Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello
Spider Web by Earlene Fowler
Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum
Bee Balm Murders by Cynthia Riggs
Secret of the White Rose by Stefanie Pintoff
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick
Night on Fire by Douglas Corleone
Missing Persons by Clare O'Donohue
Darkside by Belinda Bauer

Fine Memories

Almost every day a customer at the Circulation desk is remorseful for owing even the smallest fine.  Some of you worry jokingly if Mr. Bookman (a Seinfeld episode) will be ringing your doorbell.  We'll hear how as a child it was unheard of to return  library books late.  Fines, never!  Facing those austere people behind the desk was like being called to the principal's office.  While we hope our wonderful Circulation staff presents a friendlier atmosphere, this library ethic has stayed with many of you. 

Most libraries weigh in on the pro side for charging fines for material returned past the due date.  Returning books on time shows consideration for those waiting as well as browsers in the library.  We try to meet your requests in a timely manner, so on time returns keep library ordering down.  Those on the con side believe fines are punitive and serve to keep people from using the library.

Memoirs on Audio

I am fascinated with learning about other people’s life experiences.  It doesn’t matter to me whether or not they are famous, as long as they have an interesting story to tell.  Memoirs are very different than the typical biography.  They read much more like a story with an exciting plot than the dry retelling of facts.  Truthfully, they are the author’s memories, so at times they may be a bit embellished for the sake of continuity within the book.   They tend to be about just one aspect of a person’s life. Some memoirs are very funny like much of David Sedaris’ and Augustin Burroughs’ work.  Other memoirs tell of a specific period in that person’s life where they were going through a tumultuous experience.   At times, it could be that the author is living a grand life experiment.  Unusual family lives are often the focus of memoirs.  My absolute favorites are the ones who are caught up in a survival story.  One added bonus of listening to memoirs, rather than reading them, is that the reader and the author are often the same person! See the list below for the ones I have enjoyed:

Budget 2012 and Financial Audit

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