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New DVD Releases for June 7th

We have four new releases for Tuesday, June 7th.  They are:

Company Men, The (Ben Affleck)

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (Foreign Film - Romania)

Just Go With It (Jennifer Aniston)

True Grit (Jeff Bridges& Matt Damon)

New York Historical Association

One of the best secrets is the New York Historical Association's annual conference always held the first weekend in June. I attended this past weekend and as usual, was not disappointed. The conference is always held near a college campus for both conference space and for dormitory rooms. For $70 registration fee, you can attend two and a half days of pure New York State history. It's wonderful!!

Speakers from both academia and the public sector present papers organized by subject. Examples this year included Demystifying Digitization, new directions in New York History, a talk on cemeteries about Harlem African Burial Ground and Westchester cemeteries. One of the most fascinating was a talk about the Rochester Riots delivered by Alexander Aldrich, first cousin to Governor Nelson Rockfeller and his deputy assistant. His recall of the activities during those riots was outstanding.

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.

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