........

.                               Return to home page

Blogs

Donations - Check it Out

So you've finally gotten around to some serious decluttering. College graduates are moving out, high school seniors have their college acceptances or you might be downsizing.  Are you wondering what to do with those old college textbooks, best sellers from back in the nineties, more than gently used paperbacks or favorite bedtime story books?  Many people don't want to throw books away.  You might think the best place is to drop them off at the library.  We appreciate your good intentions but we really can't accept them.  Very few donations are added to the collection; some might make it onto our 'Littlest Bookstore" shelves.  Sadly, the majority are carted off by the custodial staff for recycling.  We can suggest you call local hospitals, hospice, goodwill or local senior centers.  A search on the internet may turn up sites that pick up books left curbside.  New City Library no longer holds book sales, but other libraries in the county do and might accept your donations.  Some phone numbers you might find useful:  Goodwill, 624-0187, Salvation Army 620-7200.   

Summer Newsletter

The Summer 2013 newsletter is out!  Hard copies are available at the library, and you can also access it online here.  We're using a different email manager to distribute the newsletter now, so if you have not received yours, please be sure to sign up for future mailings.  As always, any questions, please call the reference desk at x125 or x126.

Updated Mobile App for Overdrive

Overdrive Media Console, the app that enables you to check out our e-books, has been updated to v2.6.5.  Due to a change in Apple's privacy policies, iOS users will be asked to re-authorize with their Adobe ID.  After you have updated the app, you will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID and password.  Android users are not affected by this update.  Any questions, please call the reference desk at x125 or x126. 

New DVD Releases for May 28th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, May 28th.   They are:

Covert Affairs: Season 3

Dark Skies (Horror)

Suits: Season 2


New DVD Releases for May 28th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, May 28th.   They are:

Covert Affairs: Season 3

Dark Skies (Horror)

Suits: Season 2


New DVD Releases for May 21st

We have four new titles for Tuesday, May 21st. Ther are:

Beautiful Creatures

Common Man, A (Ben Kingsley)

Last Stand, The (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Parker (Jennifer Lopez)

Website of the Month

MAY'S WEBSITE

Kids Geo

Expand your knowledge of world geography at Kids Geo while playing games that include the U.S. as well countries from each continent on the globe.  Learn the names and locations of the oceans, capitals of countries, longitude and latitude.

Better Than Google

In today's topsy turvy financial world, investors have a right to be nervous.  How to invest and what to invest in is a big dilemma for most of us.  Where does one turn for the right advice?  Since 1965, the answer to that question is Value Line.  According to their website, their mission is "to provide investors with the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teach them how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives". Well, for many years, that format was print only.  That was fine for a long time, but there were drawbacks: Only one person could use it at a time, there were three different volumes to look through, and issues could be delayed in the mail or even stolen.  When I previewed the on-line version, I was impressed.  Patrons could use it at home or at work, mutual funds were included, and the print-outs of the reports was sharp and clear, better than a photocopy.

Time to Rock the Garden!

Calling all Garden Rockers kids, Clarkstown Garden Club members, and other dirt enthusiasts!  We will be weeding and planting in the Children's Garden today at 6:30pm.  Our community support has been very strong donating plants and flowers - so bring your gloves and come on over!  To celebrate this beautiful space and thank our volunteers,we will host a Garden Tea Party on June 8 and 9 at 3:00pm. Please plan to join us then to sip tea from a real teacup and daintily munch a cucumber sandwich as you enjoy our beautiful garden!  Wearing fancy hats is encouraged!

New DVD Releases for May 14th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, May 14th.  They are:

Cloud Atlas (Tom Hanks)

Dexter: Season Seven

Texas Chainsaw

Syndicate content