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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!

Thanksgiving and Listening

We believe that people and their stories are important.  That's why we have conducted over 50 interviews in the past year with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and staff and produced several Listening programs this Fall.  There are still two more listening events this year.  Next Monday November 30th at 7PM "Rockland Stories" will feature stories from people all around Rockland County that help us to understand what makes this place special.   The last event of the year on December 7th at 2pm, "Rockland County and World War II" will feature the stories of its residents who served in the armed forces and those who remember what it was like on the homefront.  Try interviewing your loved ones during the Great Thanksgiving Listen organized by StoryCorps.  You can preview some of the Rockland Stories at the link below.  

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New DVD Releases for November 24th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, November 24th.  They are:

American Ultra (Drama - Jesse Eisenberg)

Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3

Pay the Ghost (Drama - Nicolas Cage)

Ricki and the Flash (Comedy - Meryl Streep)

Can't something be easier???

Well, we're trying! You may have noticed that most children's programs requiring registration start the sign-up on the 1st or 15th, rather than scattered throughout the month. Easier to remember! Beneath the program description on our children's events page is a 'register' button. Just click on that and fill out the requested information. You will need your library card number. Once you are registered on-line, you will get a reminder email a day or two prior to the program! Of course, you can also phone or drop by the children's desk any time and we'll walk you through it. Can't plan too far in advance? Then take note of our many drop-in programs and stop by for one. Please be mindful of any age requirements and be sure to have your library card handy.  See you soon!

Nonfiction Audiobooks for November 2015

BCD 153.35 Gilbe
     Big Magic: creative living beyond fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Read by the author.  4 discs.  5 hours.

MP3 241.68 Hew
     Your New Money Mindset: create a healthy relationship with money
by Brad Hewitt and James Moline.  Read by Jeff Cummings.  One disc.  5+ hours.

BCD 302.2244 Battl
     Palimpsest: a history of the written word
by Matthew Battles.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  7 hours.

MP3 327.2 Grandin
     Kissinger’s Shadow: the long reach of America’s most controversial statesman
by Greg Grandin.  Read by Brian O’Neill.  One disc.  7+ hours.

BCD 355.0709 Jacob
     The Pentagon’s Brain: an uncensored history of DARPA, America’s top secret military research agency
by Annie Jacobsen.  15 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD 362.298 Sav

Better Than Google

Fake! Fake! Fake!  What am I talking about? On-line reviews, of course, and they are more common than you might think.  Researchers estimate that 10% to 30% of reviews posted on line are absolutely fake.  Where do you find these fake reviews? You find them on Yelp and Trip Advisor, Chow Hound, Amazon, wherever people can post an anonymous review.  Who is doing it?  Business owners who want to counteract bad reviews, or who want to post a bad review about a rival.  People may be posting a review of a place they've never stayed at, or eaten at to be malicious, vengeful, or they just have too much time on their hands.  Whatever the reason is, they are very hard to catch. Companies such as Amazon do their best to weed out the most obvious fake reviews, but they still slip in.

New DVD Releases for November 17th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, November 17th.  They are:

Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Drama)

Trainwreck (Comedy - Amy Schumer)

Trash (Foreign Film - Brazil)

We Are Your Friends (Drama - Zac Efron)



The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure

Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini     

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford

The Crossing by Michael Connelly     

Host by Robin Cook

Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell

The Promise by Robert Crais      

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas    

A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

Fear the Dark by Kay Hooper

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving

The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman   

The Golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

Stories of Rockland County Veterans

The Library will be open this Wednesday on Veterans Day and that evening at 7:30PM we will be hosting a special event featuring the stories of your neighbors who served our Country in the Armed Forces.  There will be stories from men and women who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marines.  Stories will be from service in World War II, Vietnam, and the first Iraq War.  A number of video interviews produced by Clarkstown North's David Kaminski and filmed at the Rockland Independent Living Center will be shown as well.  Please be advised, some of these stories are graphic in nature.  We thank all the Veterans for their service and for sharing their stories.

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