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Announcement of the Departure of Dr. Mitch Freedman

Dr. Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman announced his resignation as Director of the New City Library effective March 19, 2015.  He has served in this capacity for nearly two years.

During his tenure at New City, Dr. Freedman provided leadership, energy, and expertise needed by the New City Library and helped restore a positive image which was waning prior to his joining the Library.  Under his direction, the Library restructured the audiovisual department, refreshed the Children’s Room and upgraded the technology of the main meeting space. The deterioration of the physical plant was addressed with seven of the eight roofs redone and numerous other needed repairs completed or begun. 

Dr. Freedman also contracted with Library consultants who are working with the Library staff to develop a new five-year plan which will guide the Library into the future. His passion for perfection led him to ensure the Library’s future not only in function, but in encouraging the staff both in spirit and in action. Dr. Freedman was rightly proud that so many patrons come to the library each Thursday specifically for the Director’s Film Series which he initiated.

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Trustee Bylaws

The Roof Project

We have been told by Precision Roofing that the project will take about three weeks—which will be three weeks from the start date.  Two things can critically impact this estimated completion date: 1. Work cannot be done in the rain. 2. Unanticipated problems—only some of which will cause delays. 

During the life of the roofing project, there may be odors detected in the building. The odors are the result of the glue that is used to seal down the new roof.  Precision Roofing Co. is using low VOC glue.  A manager of Precision Roofing indicated that the low compliant VOC is more costly but it meets the standards set by state laws.  It does give off a strong, but apparently harmless odor.

A number of formalities remain, but work should begin shortly on replacing 7 of the 8 roofs on the library.  The eighth one covers the addition to the building and it is in good shape  The other seven roofs will be replaced over the next month weather conditions permitting.  As noted, no work can be done in the rain.

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for October

1. Roof Project – Update

A number of formalities remain, but work should begin shortly on replacing 7 of the 8 roofs on the library.  The eighth one covers the addition to the building.  Since it is much newer it is in good shape.  All of the others will be replaced over the next month weather conditions permitting.  No work can be done in the rain.

Concerns were raised over the legally required signs that indicated that asbestos will be removed as part of the overall roof removal process.  It is our understanding that there is no danger from the asbestos removal.  GEO Environmental has the specific contractual responsibility to examine the completed project for any asbestos issues.  The asbestos removal is being done by a subcontractor of Precision Roof Inc. The subcontractor specializes in asbestos removal. All of the workers are certified and licensed by the state.

At some point, there may be odors detected in the building. The odors will be the result of the new roof being glued down.

Read More

Coming in March

Fiction:

Berry, Steve. The Patriot Threat.

Bradford, Barbara Taylor. The Cavendon Women.

Bradley, Alan. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel.

Box, C.J. Endangered.

Boyle, T.C. The Harder They Come

Caldwell, Ian. The Fifth Gospel.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

Coben, Harlan. The Stranger.

Cook, Robin. Host.

Cussler, Clive & Justin Scott. The Assassin.

Evanovich, Janet & Phoef Sutton. Wicked Charms: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel.

Fielding, Joy. Someone Is Watching.

Jance, J.A. Cold Betrayal: An Ali Reynolds Novel.

Lehane, Dennis. World Gone By.

Patterson, James & Marshall Karp. NYPD Red 3.

Coming in February

Fiction:

Alcott, Kate. A Touch of Stardust.

Berenson, Alex. Twelve Days.

Connolly, John & Jennifer Ridyard. Empire: Bk. 2: The Chronicles of the Invaders.

Duchovny, David. Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale.

Freveletti, Jamie. Robert Ludlum’s™ The Geneva Strategy.

Gaiman, Neil. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Discoveries.

Gardner, Lisa. Crash & Burn.

Handler, Daniel. We Are Pirates.

Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale.

Hornby, Nick. Funny Girl.

Kellerman, Jonathan. Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel.

King, Laurie R. Dreaming Spies.

Lippman, Laura. Hush: A Tess Monaghan Novel.

Robb, J.D. Obsession in Death.

Tyler, Anne. A Spool of Blue Thread.

Unger, Lisa. Crazy Love You.

Coming in January

Fiction:

Cornwell, Bernard. The Empty Throne.

Dorsey, Tim. Shark Skin Suite.

Grahame-Smith, Seth. The Last American Vampire.

Grippando, James. Cane and Abe.

Horowitz, Anthony. Moriarty.

Kava, Alex. Breaking Creed.

Krentz, Jayne Ann. Trust No One.

July, Miranda. The First Bad Man.

Oates, Joyce Carol. The Sacrifice

Patterson, James & Paetro, Maxine. Private Vegas.

Perry, Thomas. String of Beads.

Taylor, Brad. No Fortunate Son.

Woods, Stuart. Insatiable Appetites.

Non-Fiction:

Friedman, George. Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe.

Huckabee, Mike. God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

Oswalt, Patton. Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film.

Documents for Trustee Vote 2014

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