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New DVDs for August 2011

THREE DAY DVDS

Arthur (Russell Brand)                                                                   #13659

Farewell (Foreign Film – France)                                                     #13657

New DVD Releases for August 2nd

We have one new DVD title for Tuesday, August 2nd.  It is:

Soul Surfer (Carrie Underwood)

New Mysteries August 2011

The Sixes by Kate White
Question of Despair by Maureen Carter
Pampered to Death by Laura Levine
Murder Majorcan Style by Roderic Jeffries
Harmless as Doves by P.L. Gaus
Beast of Burden by Ray Banks
But Remember Their Names by Hillary Locke Bell
In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault
Blind Fury by Lynda La Plante
Real Macaw by Donna Andrews
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
Spark of Death by Bernadette Pajer
Taint of Midas by Anne Zouroudi
Infernal Angels by Loren D. Estleman
Shadows on the Sand by Gayle G. Roper
Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies by Susan Wittig Albert
Rose of the World by Alys Clare
All the Pretty Hearses by Mary Daheim
Books Can be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay
Pie a la Murder by Melinda Wells

Reservations 101

Technology allows us to place holds through our online catalogue or with a librarian.  New City members place thousands of requests each month.  The title you select is placed in a queue in the order it was received.  You might be 27th when you check the list, but just a few hours later you are notified that the item is here at the library.  How could that be?  The queue includes all requests throughout the RCLS system.  However, location, location, location is key.  New City members receive priority on our material.  When a requested New City owned item is checked in, the first New City member in the queue gets it. If all our copies are out, another library may be able to supply the title.  Also if we don't own the item, your request is sent to another library that does own it.  Our transit delivery system is an integral part of 'reserve fulfillment.'  Our library receives over 3000 items a month from throughout the system!

New DVD Releases for July 26th

We have two new releases for Tuesday, July 26th. They are:

Source Code

Trust (Clive Owen)

The Coolest Place to Stay Cool

Our airconditioning is working just fine (knock on wood).    Please be safe in this hot weather and remember to drink plenty of water.  If you become thirsty you have waited too long.   Experts advise to slow down and avoid strenuous exercise.  What better place to slow down that at your library.  The most strenuous exercise may be taking a book down off the shelf.  

So please consider visiting the coolest place around to stay cool during this hot weather.  We hope to see you soon. 

 

NEW DVD REALEASES

We Have 4 new New Realeases:

Limitless/ Bradley Cooper

Take Me Home Tonight / Topher Grace

Foreign Films:

Potiche /French

Small Town Murder Songs / Canadian Film

NonFiction Audiobooks for July

BCD B Abdullah
     Our Last Best Chance: the pursuit of peace in a time of peril
by King Abdullah II.  Read by Nadim Sawalha.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD B Arkin
     An Improvised Life
by Alan Arkin.  Read by the author.  4 discs.  4+ hours.

BCD B Baxter
     Untied: a memoir of family, fame, and floundering
by Meredith Baxter.   Read by the author.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD B Fey
    Bossypants
by Tina Fey.  Read by the author.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

Check out our video birthday card

We're celebrating the library's 75th birthday in style all summer long! We created this video with the help of some great community members and library staff. If you'd like to view it at YouTube, just click here. Otherwise, press play below to enjoy.

Video: 

Frozen Horrors: Books to Chill Your Blood

One heat wave's behind us.  The weather forecasters predict that more scorching temperatures are on their way.  Walking around outside at noon feels a bit like vacationing on Mercury.  But hey, no sweat-- I have just the book for you! 

When your air conditoner is laboring and it's too hot to sleep, you can always rely on a good, gripping horror novel to freeze you to the marrow.  As a bonus, all the titles I've selected are set in icy climes: Antarctica, Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, northern Canada-- even deep space!  Let the library help you beat your soaring electric bill this month with our own brand of chilling out.  (And if these don't work... don't forget that the library is air conditioned!)

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