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New DVDs for December 21

Devil

Easy A with Emma Stone

Salt with Angelina Jolie

Step Up 3

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Mystery Monday

Everyone knows about  and maybe occasionally overindulges on "comfort food", but what about "comfort books"?  You know, the literary equivalent of macaroni and cheese.  Comfort books, like comfort food, soothe us with their familiarity, distracting us from our troubles with a happy visit to old friends.  People can find escape from their cares by drinking, drug taking,or over-eating, but a much more benign way is to pick up a proven favorite book and get lost in the pages.  Mystery Scene's Holiday 2010 issue asked mystery writers for their own comfort reads and traditional mysteries seem to be the overwhelming choice.  Who wouldn't find solace in a well-loved mystery with a favorite sleuth?  And who ever remembers whodunnit it anyway?  So, in these hectic December days, in between shopping, cookie baking, present wrapping and bill paying, take a brief respite with a book.  Curl up with an old favorite or choose one of the other suggested authors from below. Happy holidays to you all!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Reading Break

Traffic is terrible.  An imminent influx of relatives is wracking your last nerve.  You have a to-do list with far too little crossed off of it.  The forecaster gleefully informs you how few shopping days are left even as she predicts a massive winter storm.  And now some shipful of aliens called the Vogons wants to bulldoze our planet to make way for a hyperspatial express route?!  (Although... the destruction of Earth would take care of your other sources of stress....)  In the words of noted sci-fi humorist Douglas Adams, DON'T PANIC.  The library's Speculative Fiction collection is here to help, with entire realms and galaxies ready for you to escape into! 

What's Cooking?: A Season of Giving

With all the amazing dishes, mouth-watering baked goods and dazzling decorations that inspire our creative senses, one of the best things I love about this holiday season is the time of giving.  I appreciate the thought and care people take in choosing their gifts.  Homemade culinary gifts offer a more personal and satisfying touch to gift giving.   Friends and family who are food lovers like me value the effort.  The expression of delight and joy when they take a bite of something that is scrumptious makes all the difference.

New DVDs for December 14

The A-Team

Cyrus with John C. Reilly

Mother and Child

The Other Gusy with Will Ferrell

New Romance Fiction for December 2010

NOTE: * = holiday-themed title

In paperback:

Blood Spells by Jessica Andersen (5, Final Prophecy) C, F, S
Burning Up by Susan Andersen C
When Wicked Craves by J. K. Beck (3, Shadow Keepers) C, S, M
Miracle Baby by Laura Bradford (Harlequin American Romance: Baby to Be) C, *
Spun by Sorcery by Barbara Bretton (3, Sugar Maple) C, S, M
Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher (4, Sentinel Wars) C, S
Midnight Kiss by Robyn Carr, Jean Brashear, Victoria Dahl C, * (Pbk-Romance Midnight)

New Speculative Fiction for December 2010

New to our shelves:

Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks (9, Culture) SF
Noonshade by James Barclay (2, Chronicles of the Raven) F
Nightchild by James Barclay (3, Chronicles of the Raven) F
Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear SF
Passion Play by Beth Bernobich (1, The Erythandra series) F, R
Beyond Exile by J. L. Bourne (2, Day by Day Armageddon) H
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (13, Miles Vorkosigan series) SF
Bones of Empire by William C. Dietz (2, Empire duology) SF, R
The Wolf Age by James Enge (3, Morlock Ambrosius) F, H

Budget Passed

The New City and West Nyack budgets passed Thursday, December 9 with a wide margin. Voter turnout was large showing  670 yes and 295 no. The staff and Board of Trustees would like to thank the voters for their support.  Happy Holidays and New Year to all.

New DVDs December 7

Inception

Lovely Still

MI-5 Volume 7

The Twilight Saga:  Eclipse

Mademoiselle Chambon (France)

Tokyo Story (Japan)

New Large Print for December 2010

Fiction:
Hell's Corner
by David Baldacci

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

Faithful Place by Tana French

The Liar’s Lullaby by Meg Gardiner

Chasing the Night by Iris Johansen

Bad Blood by John Sandford

Rescue by Anita Shreve

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods

Santa Fe Edge by Stuart Woods

Non-Fiction:

Decision Points by George W. Bush

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

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