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This new section of our website will feature regular answer to all your questions, concerns and comments. Have something you'd like addressed? Click here to submit.

Check back here regularly for responses from our director, Mitch Freedman.

No Family Game Night

Family Game Night originally scheduled for Friday, January 8th will be held on Friday, January 15th.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next week!

New Mysteries March 2015

Scandal in the Secret City by Diane Fanning
Hush Hush by Laura Lippman
By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates
Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles by A.L. Herbert
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Plague Land by S.D. Sykes
Woman Unknown by Frances Brody
Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders
Phantom Angel by David Handler
Chessman by Peter May
Lies That Bind by Maggie Barbieri
Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen
Endangered by C.J. Box
Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King

Library Advocacy Day 2015

The New York Library Association sponsors an annual Library Advocacy Day  in Albany.  Library representatives from around the state convene to rally their legislators and senators to support higher funding levels for libraries. 

Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget proposed flat library funding at $86.6 million while proposing a 4%+ increase for education.  This falls quite short of the $102.6 million required by NYS Education Law based on census data.  As public libraries chartered by the NYS Department of Education, we say LIBRARIES ARE EDUCATION - we provide technology, materials and programming that support our local students and allow other individuals to continue independent learning and self-enrichment.

New DVD Releases for February 24th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, February 24th.  They are:

Beyond the Lights (Drama)

Force Majeure (Foreign Film - Sweden)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Drama - Jason Bateman)

Theory of Everything (Drama - Eddie Redmayne)

Whiplash (Drama - J.K. Simmons)


Is Spring on its way yet??

Well - even if the snow's still flying, you can always come in to the Children's Library and find things to do.  We have craft books, cook books, winter picture books, and more.  The DVD shelves are full of great selections for those cabin fever afternoons.  Take a look at the children's event tab at the top of the page for book groups, concerts, chess club, crafts, and more.  We are always happy to see you!  Weather permitting, of course...

Better Than Google

This month I am presenting a sort of database round-up.  I want to discuss three databases that I particularly like, that are extremely useful, and even a lot of fun.
First off, Access Video on Demand is a streaming video database that is just a blast.  It contains documentaries from such illustrious producers as NOVA, Nightline, American Experience, BBC and many others. Just say it is too cold to come to the library, you're bored, there's nothing on t.v, and you want to be mentally stimulated, just log-in to Access Video, and you'll never be bored again. If you're thinking of taking a trip, there's Rick Steves' travel documentaries. Want to immerse yourself in history, Ken Burns' classic The Civil War is at your fingertips. Fill in those gaps in your education by watching the Great Ideas of Philosophy. Perfect those cooking skills with Julia Child or Martin Yan.  Search by producer or subject and you'll be exploring the world in no time.

New DVD Releases for February 17th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, February 17th.  They are:

Birdman - (Drama - Michael Keaton)

Game of Thrones: Season Four (TV Series)

Homesman, The (Drama - Tommy Lee Jones)

Interview, The (Comedy - Seth Rogen)

St. Vincent (Comedy - Bill Murray)

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR FEBRUARY 2015

Fiction 

Twelve Days by Alex Berenson

The Heir’s Unexpected Return by Jackie Braun

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell

Ruth’s Journey by Donald McCaig

Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

Her Brooding Italian Boss by Susan Meier

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

His Very Convenient Bride by Sophie Pembroke

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

Haunted: A Hannah Smith Novel by Randy Wayne White

The Prince She Never Forgot by Scarlet Wilson

Taming the French Tycoon by Rebecca Winters 

 

Non Fiction             

Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day was originally established to celebrate the birth of George Washington on February 22nd.  But since the 1960's, this holiday honors all past and present U.S. Presidents on the third Monday in February.  If you would like to learn more about our country's leaders, look for some of these titles the next time you visit the library:

Presidents' Day (J394.261 PRE MAR)

If I were the President (J352.23 TRO)

Who works at the White House? (J975.3 KEN)

If the walls could talk: Family life at the White House (J973 OCO)

George Washington's teeth (J973.4 CHA)

The impossible patriotism project (JP Skeers)

Mr. President goes to school (JP Walton)

Arthur meets the President (JP Brown)

Madame President (JP Smith)

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