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Mitch Freedman appointed director

At the monthly meeting of the library trustees on July 18, the board voted to approve Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman's contract, which names him as director of the New City Library through December of 2014.

Freedman was appointed as interim director in May.

He retired from the Westchester Library System in 2005, after serving as its director for 23 years. He was president of the American Library Association and has spoken or consulted in close to 30 countries. Prior to coming to New City, Freedman served as the interim director for the Purchase Free and Nyack libraries.

Too hot to travel with the kids?

Then come to your air-conditioned library and look through our children's book stacks for foreign-language or bi-lingual picture books, grab a travelling with kids guidebook, an appropriate cookbook and have an imaginary trip!  How else can you be in China for breakfast, Italy for lunch, and Puerto Rico for dinner?  Throughout our non-fiction stacks you will find books on celebrations in different countries and regions of the USA, cooking, geography, language, crafts.....well, you get the idea!  So don't worry about packing the car, booking plane tickets and hotels - travel the world in the children's library!

NEW DVD RELEASES

We have 3 New Releases:

Bullet To The Head

Evil Dead

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Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for July

Summary statement

It was a good month.  I continue to enjoy working at the New City Library.  The staff have been wonderful partners who do their utmost to serve the patrons of the Library.  There have been speed bumps here and there, but overall I still enjoy the opportunity to work with the staff and the Board to maintain and improve the quality of library collections, services, and facilities.  I have been especially happy to enjoy the benefits of staff cooperation and board support.

I identified a number of areas that needed to be addressed.  Not surprisingly they cannot all be addressed at once.  Following is a progress report plus anything new that has come up.

Click here to read the full report.

Better Than Google

One of the best things about having long-standing employment is that you don't feel the need to update your resume.  Well, since you never know when opportunity will come knocking, or whether you will be out of work tomorrow, it is a good idea to have an current resume.  No one likes the chore of creating or updating a resume, but the library has a powerful tool that takes the writing out of writing a resume.  That tool is Cypress Resumes. As they say on their site, with Cypress Resumes, there is no need to compose anything, ever.

New Romance Fiction for July 2013

In paperback:

One Day in Apple Grove by C. H. Admirand (2, Smalltown, USA) C
From This Moment On (Marcus & Nicola) by Bella Andre (2, The Sullivans) C
Sweet Revenge by Zoe Archer (1, Nemesis Unchained) H, M
An Outlaw in Wonderland by Lori Austin (2, Once upon a Time in the West) H, W, M
Forged in Steele by Maya Banks (7, KGI) C, M
The Billion Dollar Cowboy by Carolyn Brown (1, Cowboys & Brides) C, W
One Sweet Ride by Jaci Burton (6, Play by Play) C, E
Take Me Under by Rhyannon Byrd (1, Dangerous Tides) C, M, E
Unforgiven by Anne Calhoun C, E

New Speculative Fiction for July 2013

New to our shelves:

Clockwork Fairy Tales by Stephen L. Antczak and James C. Bassett, eds. F, SF, A (Fantasy Clockwork)
The Beautiful Land by Alan Averill A, SF, R
Lexicon by Max Barry SF, F, M
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes A, SF, M
Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe (2, Tufa) F
Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston (2, Ender: The First Formic War) SF (SF Card)
Abaddon's Gate by James S. A. Corey (3, Expanse) SF
Cold Steel by Kate Elliott (3, Spiritwalker trilogy) F, A
The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla, with Mitch Ginsburg, trans. F, SF, R, M

Karaoke Dance Party!! Can you dig it??

Come one, come all, to New City Library's meeting room for the Karaoke Dance Party!  3:00pm Friday, July 12.  There will be thousands of songs to choose from, including hits from your favorite stars.........Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Disney....the list goes on and on!  Since we have the big room, we can have a big party!  Disco lights, glow sticks, snacks.  Bring your friends, neighbors, family and dancing shoes!  Plenty of spaces left for dropping in if you can...be there or be square!

New Music Releases, July, 2013

Alkaline Trio.  My Shame Is True                                                 MR ALKA MSI

Big Country.  The Journey                                                         MR BIGC JOU

New DVD Titles, July, 2013

THREE DAY DVDS

11 Flowers (Foreign Film – China)

21 & Over

Absolute Deception (Cuba Gooding, Jr)

Bleak Night (Foreign Film – Korea)

Bread and Roses (Adrien Brody)

Call, The (Halle Berry)

English Vinglish (Foreign Film – India)

Future To Bright Hai Ji (Foreign Film – India)

Good Day To Die Hard, A (Bruce Willis)

Great Gatsby (1974 – Robert Redford)

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Identity Thief (Jason Bateman)

Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The (Steve Carell)

Into the White

Jack the Giant Slayer

Kai Po Che (Foreign Film – India)

Killing Lincoln (A Docudrama)

Last Exorcism – Part II

Little Romance, A (1979 – Laurence Olivier)

Lore (Foreign Film – Germany)

Lucky (Foreign Film – South Africa)

Mental (Live Schreiber)

Mere Dad Ki Maruti (Foreign Film – India)

Movie 43

Neighboring Sounds (Foreign Film – Portugal)

No (Foreign Film – Chile)

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