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New DVD Releases for September 11th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, September 11th.  They are:

For Great Glory (Andy Garcia)

Girl In Progress (Eva Mendes)

Snow White and the Huntsman (Kristen Stewart)

What To Expect When You're Expecting (Cameron Diaz)

What's Cooking?: Wok With Me

The wok is the most versatile kitchen cookware in the world.  It can be used for braising, deep-frying, pan-frying, stir-frying, sautéing, searing, smoking, steaming, stewing, boiling and poaching. Imagine all these methods using this one vessel.  In my opinion, every home should have one but then I’m quite biased. This conical shaped cooking vessel has been used for thousands of years originating in China at a time when fuel was scarce.  It was first invented to solve this problem as a way of making the most of the valuable fuel by its fast and efficient way of cooking.  In contemporary cooking, it suits the desire for fast and easy cooking, and much more.

Website of the Month


September Website

Building Big

Building Big is an exciting website based on the PBS series of the same name.  Learn about bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels, along with how they are designed and built.  Discover examples of these architectural wonders from around the world, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Pantheon, Eiffel Tower, Hoover Dam, and Channel Tunnel.  In the website's building lab, learn about the forces, materials, shapes, and loads that are involved in these structures.  Meet  professionals from the fields of engineering.  Then test your new found knowledge by completing one of the building challenges.  When you are all finished online, come into the library and check out David Macauly's companion book, Building Big (J720 MAC).

New DVD Releases for September 4th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, September 4th. They are:

Five-Year Engagement (Emily Blunt)

Fringe: Season Four

Grey's Anatomy: Season Eight

Safe (Jason Statham)

Trustee Application

New Music Releases, September 2012


Abduraimov, Behzod.  Prokofiev Sonata No. 6                                              EA ABDU PSN

New DVD Titles, September 2012


Afinidades (Foreign Film – Spain)

Batman Forever (1995 – Val Kilmer)

Battleship (Sci-Fi)

Bernie (Jack Black)

Bullhead (Foreign Film – Belgium)

Dictator, The (Sasha Baron Cohen)

Film Socialisme (Foreign Film – France)

Freelancers (Robert De Niro)

Ghosts of War (Foreign Film – Australia)

Hunger Games

Jesus Henry Christ

Kahaani (Foreign Film – India)

Life Happens

LOL (Miley Cyrus)

Lucky One, The (Zac Efron)

Monsieur Lazhar (Foreign Film – Canada – In French)

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Foreign Film – Turkey)

Raid, The: Redemption (Foreign Film – Indonesia)

Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Separation, A (Foreign Film – Iran)

Think Like A Man

War of the Arrows (Foreign Film – South Korea)

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull

Review by Katie Byrnes

Summer and Bird is a unique, and unusual book that tells a story unlike any other.  In Summer and Bird, Katherine Catmull brings to life a sad, frozen world of birds, and a vivid and life-like set of characters to save it.  Two sisters, Summer and Bird, discover this world while searching for their missing parents, and begin an adventure that changes their world forever.  The characters in this book, along with their thoughts and feelings, seem so real that if they could jump out of the pages at any time, you wouldn't be surprised to meet them.  Summer and Bird may be most well suited for ages 10 to 13.  In this novel, first-time author Katherine Catmull brings such original and creative ideas to the table that it will not be quickly forgotten.  I greatly enjoyed reading Summer and Bird.

This book wil be published October, 2, 2012

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Almost Home by Joan Bauer

Book review done by Caitlyn Wletzky

Almost Home was an interesting book to read.  Although it started out kind of slow, Almost Home picked up the pace towards the middle and finished with a great ending.  The story was realistic-fiction and started with a mom and her daughter, named Sugar, getting kicked out of their house.  Desperate to find a new home, they move to Chicago.  I thought that the author of this book used a great voice in the story and that the book really connects to some kids today.  I recommend this book for kids ages 10 and up.  If you read Almost Home you won’t be disappointed!
This book will be published on  September 13, 2012.


In the past I have mentioned both in writing and at library programs the rich amount of history in several of our publications found in the Rockland Room. Two of my favorites are Prologue from the National Archives and Archives from the NY State Archives. Both offer some off-beat history as well as relevant history for the publishing season. 

In the current Summer issue, Vol.44 No. 2, there is an interesting article about FDR and his creation of the National Archives in 1934. FDR referred to the agency as "It's my baby" and his interest and support continued through his life. He asked Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter that upon his death, a simple memorial be place in his name in the center of the green plot in front of the Archives Building.The block of granite is the size of his desk and only has his name and birth/death dates.

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