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Coming in May

Fiction

Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland: A Spenser Novel.

Berry, Steve. The King’s Deception.

Ensler, Eve. In the Body of the World.

Gross, Andrew. No Way Back.

Hill, Joe. NOS4A2.

Hosseini, Khaled. And the Mountains Echoed.

Lescroart, John. The Ophelia Cut.

Poitier, Sidney. Montaro Caine.

Roberts, Nora. Whiskey Beach.

Sandford, John. Silken Prey.

Strout, Elizabeth. The Burgess Boys

Non-Fiction

Hanagarne, Josh. The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family.

Savage, Dan. American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics.

Williams, Wendy. Ask Wendy.

Coming in April

Fiction

Atkinson, Kate. Life After Life.

Baldacci, David. The Hit.

Clark, Mary Higgins. Daddy’s Gone A Hunting.

Fforde, Katie. Proposal.

French, Nicci. Tuesday’s Gone: A Frieda Klein Novel.

Hobb, Robin. Blood of Dragons (Rain Wilds Chronicles, Vol. 4).

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Born of Fury.

Johansen, Iris. Taking Eve.

Kushner, Rachel. The Flamethrowers.

Patterson, James & Maxine Paetro. The 12th of Never.

Quick, Amanda. The Mystery Woman.

Scottoline, Lisa. Don’t Go.

Woods, Stuart. Unintended Consequences.

Non-Fiction

Burnett, Carol. Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story.

Reynolds, Debbie & Dorian Hannaway. Unsinkable.

Roach, Mary. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal.

Holidays On The Way

The reHoliday favoritescent snowflakes are a reminder that the winter 2012 holiday season really is underway.  The Winter Solstice is on December 21, Christmas  just weeks away, and the first candle of Hanukkah will be lit on Saturday December 8th, after the Sabbath has ended.

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New DVD Releases for November 27th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, November 27th.  They are:

Lawless (Shia LaBeouf)

Step Up: Revolution

There and Back Again: Journeys in Speculative Fiction

A certain highly anticipated fantasy film about a long journey "there and back again" will see its world-wide release in less than a month.  Closer to home, many are making trips of their own today to be with family for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The roads, rail lines, and airways of this country are jam-packed with travelers.  (And before the weekend is over, they'll get to do the whole thing over again in reverse, hooray!)

College freshmen, many of them back home for the first time since the start of school, might feel a particular kinship with Mr. Baggins in the ending chapters of The Hobbit.  The place to which they've returned may look the same (if their mothers haven't turned their rooms into craft spaces or storage cubbies), but for some, it won't feel quite like the home they left a few short months ago.  Though it's been more years than I'd care to admit since I was a freshman, I can still recall that odd feeling of displacement on my first Thanksgiving back, of being a guest in my own home.  

Better Than Google

 

Like it or not, the Journal News is the major newspaper in Rockland and Westchester counties, and we rely on it as our primary local news source.  Librarians are often asked for help in retrieving news articles and obituaries from the Journal News.  Unfortunately, for the greatest part of its existence, the Journal News has not been indexed!  So, for example, a genealogist looking for an obituary must have some idea of the date of death, or they will be endlessly searching the microfilm.  The same grim scenario exists for anyone searching the microfilm without a date.

New DVD Release for November 20th

We have one new title for Tuesday, November 20th.  It is:

Expendables 2, The

What kid wants to watch educational DVDs???

Maybe yours!  Tired of viewing those same old cartoon DVDs again and again?  Sitting in front of the game system fighting the aliens getting old?  We have a huge selection in the children's DVD section covering topics from home safety to how the rides at Disney World work.  Among our collection of more than 350 titles are several series.  We all love Bill Nye the Science Guy's way of introducing complex topics to young viewers using humor and sight gags.  Families of the World series shows the traditional cultures of many countries, each with its own DVD.  We have recently added Families of Guatemala, Families of Russia, and Families of Israel.  The titles in this series that we don't own in our collection can be borrowed through inter-library loan and picked up right here for your convenience.  Another excellent series is Global Wonders, which shows a culturally-diverse group of young friends how their traditions have impacted the arts, sciences, etc.  For more adventure, take a look at

LAST All Aboard! Storytime for 2012

If you haven't attended this program in Congers yet, next Wednesday November 21 is your last chance this year.  Join us for an out-of-library experience in the historic Congers Train Station.  We read stories and sing songs in front of the fireplace - and sometimes see the train go by.  Bring along a mat to sit on and a grownup.  There's plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  We begin at 10:00 am and run for 30 - 40 minutes.  No registration or library card is needed.  Hope to see you there!

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