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New Speculative Fiction for January 2013

New to our shelves:

The Price of War by Daniel Abraham (2:3-4, The Long Price quartet omnibus) F
    (contains An Autumn War and The Price of Spring)
Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (1, Bowl of Heaven) SF (SF Benford)
Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino H, F
Shattered Hourglass by J. L. Bourne (3, Day by Day Armageddon) H
His Vampyrrhic Bride by Simon Clark (4, Vampyrrhic) H, M, R
The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper (1, Ruby's Song) SF, R
Andromeda's Fall by William C. Dietz (1, Legion of the Damned: Prequel) SF

New Romance Fiction for January 2013

In paperback:

Obsession Wears Opals by Renee Bernard (5, Jaded Gentlemen) H
The Bridegroom Wore Plaid by Grace Burrowes (1, MacGregor) H
Edge of Sanity by Shannon K. Butcher (3, Edge) C, M
The Accidental Genie by Dakota Cassidy (7, Accidental Friends) C, F
Her Sky Cowboy by Beth Ciotta (1, Glorious Victorious Darcys) H, A, SF, M
Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole (1, Immortals after Dark: The Dacians) C, S
A SEAL at Heart by Anne Elizabeth (1, West Navy SEALs) C
The Chocolate Kiss by Laura Florand (2, Amour et Chocolat) C, F
By Private Invitation by Stephanie Julian (1, Salon Games) C, E

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New DVD Releases for January 22nd

We have two new titles for Tuesday, January 22nd.  They are:

Paperboy, The (Matthew McConaughey)

Searching For Sugar Man (A Documentary)

Better Than Google

Goodbye Westlaw! Hello LexisNexis!  The new year brings us an exciting, new database, the LexisNexis Express Library.  For the past six years, we had subscribed to Westlaw due to the fact that it was a great alternative to print.  Instead of shelves and shelves of McKinneys Statutes and U.S. Code Annotated, we could now access them on-line.  Although some people missed the books, most of the lawyers were happy to use Westlaw, something they used in law school and at work.  Recently, LexisNexis decided to produce a product to appeal to the public library market.  It is not only more affordable, it is more comprehensive (laws and cases of all fifty states are included, not just New York) and it can be used by more than one person at a time.  Although the legal portion can only be used in the library, the business and news modules are available remotely.

Cancellation due to Winter Weather Advisory

All Aboard! Storytime is cancelled Wednesday 1-16 due to expected weather conditions.  Please join us next Wednesday - weather permitting.

New DVD Releases for January 15th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, January 15th.  They are:

Farewell My Queen (Foreign Film - France)

Possession, The (Horror/Thriller)

Taken 2 (Liam Neeson)

To Rome With Love (Woody Allen)

Won't Back Down (Maggie Gyllenhaal)

New Music Releases, January 2013

AC/DC.  Live at River Plate                                                  MR ACDC LAR

Aerosmith.  Music from Another Dimension                            MR AERO MFA

Arjona, Ricardo.  Independiente                                           Q ARJO IND

New DVD Titles, January 2013


Arbitrage (Richard Gere)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Bourne Legacy

By Love Possessed (1961 – Lana Turner)

Cosmopolis (Robert Pattinson)

Dark Knight Rises, The

Darling Companion (Diane Keaton)

Fairy, The (Foreign Film – France)

Heiress, The (1949 – Olivia de Havilland)

Hope Springs (Meryl Streep)

Hunter, The (Willem Dafoe)

Killer Joe (Matthew McConaughey)

Looper  (Bruce Willis)

Meatballs (1979 – Bill Murray)

Odd Life of Timothy Green, The

Post Mortem (Foreign Film – Chile) (Spanish Language)

Premium Rush

Resident Evil: Retribution

Ted (Mark Wahlberg)

Total Recall (Colin Farrell)

Trouble With the Curve (Clint Eaastwood)

Words, The (Bradley Cooper)


Army Wives: Season Six, Part 2

Getting To Know You: Standalone SF Reads

Well, It's 2013, and the planet still appears to be in one piece. Time for a new blog entry!

Many people will tell you that good things (and bad luck) come in threes. Speculative fiction stories frequently do; the genre has a strong predilection for trilogies.  But many authors don't even stop there-- there are SF series and sagas that run to double-digits and represent decades of writing.  Some writers don't even finish their story arc within their lifetimes (ahem, Robert Jordan), leaving devoted readers to hope for a worthy successor (and copious notes left by the original author) to finish out the series.

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