........

.                               Return to home page

Admin's blog

Suggestion Box

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.

Fall Newsletter

Board Bylaws

Medical Books

Need a really excellent physicians handbook that one can look up their doctors' background. The in one in the library is not good. Thanks.

Unfortunately in this digital age,  many of the print resources once available have disappeared. Our current physicians books published by Castle Connolly are one of the few readily available for library use. We will look into alternative resources.

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for June

  1.  AV Grant

From a formal standpoint the New City Library is officially done with the AV Grant.  New York State Library Development sent to the Library the FS-10 Approved Report, the official sign-off by the State.

On the furniture front, the new table top for the children’s computer table was finally delivered.  The installers should have the replacement table top in position by close of business, July 11.  Note that it’s the third one—we hope they got it right this time, and we can close the book on the furnishings for the Children’s Room.  Also two chairs that were delivered did not have their cut-outs match the chairs that were originally ordered.  The supplier has been notified, and we trust that this will be resolved—but if the future is like the past, it will not happen quickly.

Other than these couple of issues in the children’s room that will be resolved, let’s put the grant behind us and move on to other initiatives now.

Click here to continue reading this month's Director's report.

Coming in December

Fiction:

Gerritsen, Tess. Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel.

Griffin, W.E.B. & William E. Butterworth. Deadly Assets.

Higgins, Jack. Rain on the Dead.

Koontz, Dean. Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel.

Fowler, Christopher. Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery.

Margolin, Phillip. Woman with a Gun.

McCarthy, Cormac. Gardener’s Son.

Robards, Karen. Hush.

Rowland, Laura Joh. The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan.

Saramago, José. Skylight.

Non-Fiction:

Maciariello, Joseph A. A Year with Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness.

Mailer, Norman & J. Michael Lennon. The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.

Weta. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design.

Coming in November

Fiction:

Baldacci, David. The Escape.

Brown, Rita Mae. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.

Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston. Blue Labyrinth

Clark, Mary Higgins & Alafair Burke. The Cinderella Murder

Connelly, Michael. The Burning Room.

Cornwell, Patricia. Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel.

Crais, Robert. The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel.

Evanovich, Janet & Lee Goldberg. The Job.

King ,Stephen. Revival.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Millet, Lydia. Mermaids in Paradise.

Patterson, James. Hope To Die.

Scottoline, Lisa. Betrayed: A Rosato & Associates Novel.

Non-Fiction:

Chandler, Raymond. The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words.

Coming in October

Fiction:

Chamberlain, Diane. The Silent Sister.

Connolly, John. The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller.

Cussler, Clive & Dirk Cussler. Havana Storm.

Grisham, John. Untitled Thriller.

Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter Street.

Macomber, Debbie. Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Beautiful You.

Picoult, Jodi. Leaving Time

Rice, Anne. Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles.

Robinson, Marilynne. Lila.

Sandford, John. Deadline.

Smiley, Jane. Some Luck.

Steel, Danielle. Pegasus.

Tóibín, Colm. Nora Webster.

Woods, Stuart. Paris Match

Non-Fiction:

Bradley, James. The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia.

Coming in September

Fiction:

Atwood, Margaret. Stone Mattress: Nine Tales.

Brown, Sandra. Mean Streak.

Child, Lee. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel.

Coulter, Catherine & J.T. Ellison. The Lost Key

Cronenberg, David. Consumed.

Cussler, Clive & Russell Blake. The Eye of Heaven.

Ellroy, James. Perfidia.

Follett, Ken. Edge of Eternity.

French, Tana. The Secret Place.

Gregory, Philippa. The King’s Curse.

Grippando, James. Cane and Abe.

Hannah, Sophie. The New Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot Mystery.

Hood, Ann. An Italian Wife.

Kellerman, Faye. Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel.

Kellerman, Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman. The Golem of Hollywood.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Son of No One.

Additional Documents for the June Director's Report

Click here to download any or all of the presentations mentioned in the Director's Report for June, section 3.  

Recently, there has been a surfeit of articles and videos pertaining to public libraries, their plight and their future.

http://places.designobserver.com/feature/library-as-infrastructure/38488/

http://tinyurl.com/nj7ttcr

http://tinyurl.com/m2rbms2

and a couple from the Toronto Public Library union (Canadian Union of Public Employees 4948) which are advocating for library support by Toronto citizens:

Syndicate content