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1940 Census Has Arrived

After 10 long years, the 1940 federal census was released online in early April. For all those who need to find lost relatives and document findings, here is a chance to begin searching. By law, the federal census is withheld for 72 years so all who want to view the 1950 records will have to wait  another 10 years.

The Genealogy Society of Rockland will be meeting Tuesday, April 24 at 7 PM. At this meeting, members will be viewing the new census and making comments and observations. Should you have questions, plan to attend. Interested persons are always welcomed.

New Music Releases, April 2012

Adele.  21 (additional copy)                                                 MR ADEL TO

Bentley, Dierks.  Home                                                        MG BENT HOM

New DVD Releases for April 10th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, April 10th.  They are:

Happy Feet Two (Childrens)

Iron Lady, The

New DVD Releases for April, 2012


Amor En Transito (Foreign Film – Argentina)

Carnage (Jody Foster)

Dangerous Method, A (Kiera Knightly)

Descendants, The

First Grader, The (Older man fights for his right to an education in Kenya – Drama)


Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Rooney Mara)


Immortals (Mickey Rourke)

J. Edgar (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Jack and Jill (Adam Sandler)

Jhootha Hi Sahi (Foreign Film – India)

Kurbaan (Foreign Film – India)

Like Crazy

Little Sparrows

Melancholia (Kirsten Dunst)

My Week With Marilyn (Michelle Williams)

Prince of Broadway (11 Film Festival Awards)


Sitter, The (Jonah Hill)

Suicideroom (Foreign Film – Poland)

Take Shelter (Jessica Chastain)

Three Musketeers, The

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Gary Oldman)

Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, A

Vips (Foreign Film – Portugal)

Young Adult (Charlize Theron)

April 2012


The Rope by Nevada Barr 

Running the Rift by Naomi Barenon 

The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver

Rancher by Rick Gavin 

A Good American by Alex George 

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George 

Enchantment by Kathryn Harrison 

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt 

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

A Rhumba in Waltz Time by Robert  Levinson 

Mudwoman by  Joyce Carol Oates 

The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Conner 

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Inner Space: Philosophical SF

In contrast to last month's best and bloodiest, this month I'm offering something completely different: philosophical science fiction.  While philosophical SF doesn't necessarily stint on the action and suspense-- witness the ratcheting tension of Charles Stross's Glasshouse or the action-laced intrigue of Elizabeth Bear's Carnival-- action isn't the primary focus.  Instead, concept is key.  It's part of a literary genre known as the "novel of ideas," wherein fiction is used as a tool to examine some of the big questions: what it means to be human, how we should treat one another, what our purpose should be-- the answers to life, the universe, and everything.*

What's Cooking?: Let Them Eat Cupcake!

Looking at the baking books that are on the scene, cupcakes have continued to grow in popularity.  There is even a cupcake competition on Food Network.  The creativity and artistry involved in designing these “little cakes” are just beautiful.  The delicate decorations and sculpting amaze me as I view the intricate and complex workmanship…and they taste good too! 

April Fiction Audiobooks

CD Avery
     The Last Nude
by Ellis Avery.  Read by Therese Plummer and Barbara Caruso.  9 discs.  11+ hours.
     “…riveting lesbian love story of heart-stopping passion, rapture, and stunning duplicity. In 1920s Paris...”
     Booklist 12/1/11

BCD Bazell
      Wild Thing
by Josh Bazell.  Read by Robert Petkoff, featuring Stephanie Wolfe.  7 discs.  9 hours.
      “…a reclusive billionaire hires Pietro to escort paleontologist Violet Hurst on a million-dollar safari in Minnesota. Their job is to rendezvous with local guide Reggie Trager, who promises his exclusive clientele access to the White Lake Monster, a critter coveted by cryptozoologists (think Nessie, this one dubbed "Aquabigfoot" by Violet). Naturally, chaos ensues.”
     Kirkus 1/15/12

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Halo: Primordium Book II
by Greg Bear.  Read by Tim Dadabo.  7 discs.  9+ hours.

New DVD Releases for April 3rd

We have three new titles for Tuesday, April 3rd.  They are:

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

War Horse

We Bought A Zoo

Upcoming Crafts for School-aged Kids

Just a quick reminder that next week we have two upcoming crafts for children who are in their "upper" elementary years.  If you're wondering how to keep your kids busy next week, these programs may fit the bill!!!

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 we have a Knight's Armor Craft program from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Kids will have the opportunity to assemble and decorate foam-sheet armor.  Foam sheets are very durable and easy to work with.  Up to 12 children in grades 4-6 may register for this craft.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 we have a Duct Tape Wallet workshop from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  We will have several colors of duct tape on hand, and children will create their very own wallet complete with both a billfold and a seperate section to hold gift cards, photo ID's, etc.  These wallets make great gifts, too.  This program is appropriate for up to 6 children in grades 5 and 6.

Please call Youth Services at 845-634-4997, extension 121 to register your child(ren).

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