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New DVD Titles, November 2012

THREE DAY DVDS

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Bedevilled (Foreign Film – Korea)

Campaign, The (Will Ferrell)

Chaar Din Ki Chandni (Foreign Film – India)

Chernobyl Diaries (Horror)

Dark Shadows (Johnny Depp)

Department (Foreign Film – India)

Elena (Foreign Film – Russia)

Fatso (Foreign Film – Norway)

Foreign Letters (Film Movement Movie)

Free Men (Foreign Film – France)

Headhunters (Foreign Film – Norway)

Letter, The (James Franco)

Magic Mike (Channing Tatum)

Moonrise Kingdom

Nate & Margaret

Nobody Else But You (Foreign Film – France)

Oslo, August 31st (Foreign Film – Norway)

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (Jane Fonda)

People Like Us

Prometheus (Sci-Fi)

Raven, The (John Cusack)

Rock of Ages

Ruby Sparks: She’s Out Of Her Mind

Sacrifice (Foreign Film – China)

Safety Not Guaranteed

Seeking A Friend For the End of the World (Keira Knightly)

What's Cooking?: Breaking Bread Together

 

How can one not be comforted by the aroma of freshly baked bread in the oven?   Every time I drive by Rockland Bakery, the smell permeates the surroundings reassuring me that all is well when the baking of bread has not lost its timely rhythm.  The crusty artisan breads I would buy from lower Manhattan can make a mundane meal into something extra special.  Those meals with extra gravy and sauce call for a thick slice cut from a loaf to mop up all that deliciousness.  There is something about freshly baked bread that reminds one of home, providing comfort and satiation.

Catalog upgrade today

Enterprise, the patron side of the library catalog, will be undergoing an upgrade starting at 6am today.  It will be unavailable until approximately 10am.  Thank you for your patience during this necessary improvement.

New DVD Releases for November 6th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, November 6th.  They are:

Americano (Foreign Film - France)

Trishna (Freida Pinto)

Your Sister's Sister (Emily Blunt)

Website of the Month

November Website 

The Presidents    

In the past several months of this Presidential election year, we've heard all about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  But do you know..... Which president acted in 53 Hollywood films? Which president owned a haberdashery in Kansas City?  Which president was nicknamed "Old Hickory"?  Who was the only president to be married in the White House?  Which president served between two Bush's?  Find the answers to these questions and other presidential facts at www.thewhitehouse.gov.    Also included on this website is information about the First Ladies, Vice Presidents, Camp David, Air Force One, and behind the scenes photos of President Obama in action. Then visit the library to learn more.  Look for these titles:

Zombies vs Unicorns

In the calm before the storm, teens competed in Zombies vs Unicorns this past Saturday, October 27 at the library.  We had Unicorn Poop Cookies, Brains and eyeball lollipops for snacks.  Teens had laser tag and computer games.  This after hours program allowed teens to play in the library  without disturbing  our regular library users.  Everyone had a great time and teens have asked for more after hours programs.

It's Amazing-Check it Out

Curious about what happens when you hand your browse cards to a Circulation staff member working at the AV desk?  You set in motion a very precise and organized system.  Picture being able to survey a maze from above and you'll see how we work.  With browse cards in hand staff starts walking up and down the various pathways searching for your material.  The first few aisles hold adult DVD's, shelved by genre; entertainment, nonfiction and biography or collection, for example, Blue ray.  Continue up and down the next few aisles for Juvenile material; DVD's, music and VHS.  Keep going to find games and CD-ROMS.  The newspaper collection is shelved down another aisle and includes The New York Times, Post, Daily News, Journal News, Wall Street Journal and financial and local papers as well.  Present your library card and read them in the library.  The music collection is shelved along the entire perimeter of the maze.  When you return your material we get to do this in reverse.  Our maze is amazing and so is the staff.

New Large Print for November 2012

FICTION:
Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton

Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford

Dick Francis's Bloodline by Felix Francis

Mistress of Mourning by Karen Harper

The Luck Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick

Little Century by Anna Keesey

Love They Neighbor by Debbie Macomber

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith

NYPD Red by James Patterson

Karma by Carly Phillips

Hellbox by Bill Pronzini

The St. Zita Society by Ruthe Rendell

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

NON-FICTION:
God: A Story of Revelation by Deepak Chopra

Mum's List by St. John Greene

The Shack Revisited by C. Baxter Kruger

Better Than Google

How the 1938 debate team at Munhall High School (Pa) would have loved using Opposing Viewpoints in Context!  Rather than pour over newspapers and magazines to garner facts for their debates, they simply could have turned to this amazing database.  Alas, they were unable to benefit from it, but you can save yourself all that work. Students can find information on today's hot topics by simply typing their subject into the search box, or browse by topic.  This versatile database contains 5,000+ topic overviews, more than 14,000 pro/con essays, 5 million periodical articles, as well as videos, podcasts, statistical material and much more.  Each topic is thoroughly explored with chronologies, historical backgrounds and loads of facts.

New DVD Releases for October 23rd

We have four new titles for Tuesday, October 23rd.  They are:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seeking A Friend For the End Of the World (Keira Knightley)

Take This Waltz (Seth Rogen)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

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