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eBooks in the Public Library

eBooks and eReaders are exciting technologies that enable you to get your hands on that new bestseller at the speed of light.  You can enlarge the typeface, bookmark your favorite parts, take notes, and also store or access from the cloud thousands of other titles with just one small, portable device.  That’s great!!  And now you’ve found out that your public library has free e-books!  Life doesn’t get any better, does it?

Well, unfortunately, there’s going to be a little rain on this parade.  You see, of the Big Six publishers, only Random House is currently allowing unrestricted sales of their e-titles to public libraries.   And they just raised their prices significantly.  Hachette, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan will not sell to public libraries at all.  Penguin recently ceased sales to libraries (and is even considering cutting off access to titles already purchased), and Harper Collins sells their titles with a 26-use licensing restriction. 

New DVD Release fir March 27th, 2012

We have one new title for Tuesday, March 27th.  It is:

A Dangerous Method (Keira Knightly)

Keepers Of The Green

treeWednesday April 18th  3:30 - 5:00 pm 


Children in grades 3 & up are invited to drop in and create some earth-friendly crafts. There will also be a visitng artist from the Woodstock area to paint pictures of endangered animals (on faces, if you are willing).  Join us for an afternoon of thinking and caring about our planet!

All Out of Bubblegum: Hard-Hitting SF

There's action to suit every taste in the speculative fiction genre: space ships slugging it out over stellar distances, charming rogues performing acts of derring-do, armies out-maneuvering each other with the tactical elegance of chess pieces, noble adventurers braving unknown dangers and creatures... and then there are the books on this month's list. 

Sometimes, you're just not in the mood for nobility or skillful tactics.  You don't want a plucky, hopeful teenager saving the world and ruining your perfectly bad mood.  What you want is blood, and plenty of it.  You want a hard, wild ride.  You want a gritty, in-your-face action tale with lots of stuff getting hacked off or blown up. 

New DVD Releases for March 20, 2012

We have six new titles for Tuesday, March 20th.  They are:

Carnage (Jodie Foster)

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (American version)

J. Edgar (Leonardo DiCaprio)


Sitter, The (Jonah Hill)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Gary Oldman)

Hatching in Children's!

Our Luna Moth has hatched.  She must be released soon - so come say hello before 4pm Tuesday!

Genealogy Society of Rockland

There is a monthly meeting scheduled for March 17 beginning at 1 PM. Guest speaker Tom Riley will discuss a little known bit of Rockland history. Happy Valley was a farm near Spring Valley that housed children who needed a home. The children were placed there for many reasons but the important thing is that they had a happy home, learned a trade and went to school. The residence had a working farm and its own school. Many Rockland chidlren passed through this facility. The site was replaced with a county golf course that is active today.

Tom Riley is a writer, photographer and speaker. He will talk about his experiences and others who lived in Happy Valley.




Quizlet is a wonderful study tool on the web.  Log onto quizlet.com to create a free account with an email address and password.  Start by creating a list of terms/definitions.  From here, Quizlet will generate printable flash cards, lists, games, and practice tests.  The practice tests are graded, so you can determine whether you have mastered the material or need to study more.  Additional features include, foreign languages, dictionary, images and audio.  Term lists can be saved and shared with classmates.  Access to already made lists are also available by topic.  Each list is filed separately, but can be added to or edited at any time.  Best of all, at the end of the term or school year, all of your work is waiting, neatly typed and organized for those cumulative midterm and final exams. 

What's New in Children's?

We have new paint, new carpeting and new 6-legged guests.  What does that mean?  Come in and see our live ladybugs and praying mantises soon to hatch!  Many programs are offered this Spring, from Duct Tape wallets, Mr. Kurt shows, and School's Out movies to Simple Sign Language, Garden Rockers, and Techi Spy Guys.  The garden is beginning to flower and the collections inside are growing, too.  If you need information on anything from Aardvarks to Zambonis, we are your one-stop shopping destination!  Keep an eye on the Children's webpage and events tab for up-to-date information on all our activities.  Check out the good homework and entertainment website tips for kids!

New DVD Releases for March 13, 2012

We have eight new DVD titles for Tuesday, March 13th.  They are:

Descendants, The

Hot In Cleveland: Season 2

How I Met Your Mother: Season 6

Justified: Season 2

Melancholia (Kirsten Durst)

My Week With Marilyn (Michelle Williams)

Three Musketeers, The (Orlando Bloom)

Young Adult (Charlize Theron)

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