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New DVD Releases for October 8th

We have three new titles for Tuesday October 8th.  They are:

After Earth (Will Smith)

The Hangover - Part III

Much Ado About Nothing




Better Than Google

If information is on the Internet it must be true, right? WRONG!
When I first started searching on the Internet, I was amazed that anyone could put something up there for the world to read.  This became quite apparent, early on, when I searched  for endangered species in Hawaii and came up with information posted by a fourth grade class in Hawaii.  Would I use it, would I trust it? No, of course not.  Librarians are trained to evaluate sources, and I needed something with an imprimateur of scholasticism.  Fourth grade homework is not happening!
 
Trustworthy information is of the utmost importance when it comes to medical matters. Any quack can put up a website and dispense inaccurate or even dangerous misinformation. You can find hundreds of examples of shady websites that are eager to take your money for worthless products. 

New Mysteries September 2013

Dark Waters by Robin Blake
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
Never Go Back by Lee Child
Jump the Gun by Zoe Burke
Spider in the Cup by Barbara Cleverly
Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone
Multiple Exposure by Ellen Crosby
Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
Place of Confinement by Anna Dean
Memory Key by Conor Fitzgerald
Runaway Man by David Handler
Little Black Book of Murder by Nancy Martin
It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell
Blind Justice by Anne Perry
Devil's Night by Todd Ritter
Fatal Likeness by Lynn Shepherd
Gift Wrapped by Peter Turnbull
Blind Justice by Anne Perry
Philadelphia Quarry by Howard Owen
Question of Honor by Charles Todd

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Have you been wondering where the Journal News has gone?  It is no longer on our list of databases, but we still have it.  It is now found under the database entry Gannett Newstand Complete.

New Mysteries August 2013

Hell Hath No Fury by Rosie Harris
Rescue for a Queen by Fiona Buckley
Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson
Decent Interval by Simon Brett
Gone with the Win by Mary Daheim
Sherlock Holmes and Frankenstein's Diary by Barry Grant
Seventh Trumpet by Peter Tremayne
Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews
Pickle in the Middle Murder by Jessie Chandler
A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell
Yarn to Go by Betty Hechtman
Grace Takes Off by Julie Hyzy
Diva Digs Up Dirt by Krista Davis
Let it Burn by Steve Hamilton
Unleashed by David Rosenfelt
First Frost by James Henry
Nemesis by Bill Pronzini
Highway by C.J. Box
Last Whisper in the Dark by Tom Piccirilli
Devil's Cave by Martin Walker
Claws of the Cat by Susan Spann
Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
Deadly Forecast by Victoria Laurie
Dying Hours by Mark Billingham
Twelfth Department by William Ryan
Crocodile by Maurizio de Giovanni
Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Potzsch
Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
Beast by Faye Kellerman
The Terrorist Next Door by Sheldon Siegel

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One of the best things about having long-standing employment is that you don't feel the need to update your resume.  Well, since you never know when opportunity will come knocking, or whether you will be out of work tomorrow, it is a good idea to have an current resume.  No one likes the chore of creating or updating a resume, but the library has a powerful tool that takes the writing out of writing a resume.  That tool is Cypress Resumes. As they say on their site, with Cypress Resumes, there is no need to compose anything, ever.

New Mysteries July 2013

Square of Revenge by Peter Aspe
Summer of Dead Toys by Antonio Hill
Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft
Blood Orange by Karen Keskinen
Monument to the Dead by Sheila Connolly
Her Boyfriend's Bones by Jeanne Matthews
Cold Killing by Luke Delaney
Night Fall by Frank Smith
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran
Hanging by Lotte Hammer
Lost by S.J. Bolton
Enigma of China by Xiaolong Qiu
Death of a Chef by Alexander Campion
Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo
Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton
Green-Eyed Lady by Chuck Greavesw
Death Rides Again by Janice Hamrick
Death and the Olive Grove by Marco Vichi
Flinch Factor by Michael A. Kahn
Circle of Shadows by Imogen Robertson
Murder at the Castle by Jeanne M. Dams
Play Dead by Bill James
Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

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You may have noticed that our magazine and database listing looks quite different.  It has now been put on a libguide (a customized guide created with specialized software) featuring our magazines, databases, and web sites that wll enhance your research experience. It was created by the Ramapo Catskill Library System and handed off to each library to maintain. What does this mean for you?  Since we no longer have to go through a third party (over-worked Jerry at RCLS), changes can be implemented, and problems can be solved much more quickly.

In addition, not only are our subscriptions listed, but Jerry had added some great websites as well, such as Census 2010 Local Data, NADA and Kelley Blue Book car price guides and other helpful aids. An added bonus is that our databases are getting used more often! It is convenient to have all our offerings on one page, and the subject headings will take you right to your area of interest. It really is better (and more reliable) than Google.

New Mysteries June 2013

As She Left it by Catriona McPherson
Eternally 21 by Linda Joffe Hull
Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide by Emily Brightwell
Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette
Good Man Friday by Barbara Hambly
Cuts Through the Bone by Alaric Hunt
When the Devil Drives by Christopher Brookmyer
Good People by Ewart Hutton
Begonia Bribe by Alyse Carlson
Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra
Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown
Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero
Free Fall by Chris Grabenstein
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
Last Girl by Jane Casey
Requiem Mass by Elizabeth Corley
Foal Play by Kathryn O'Sullivan
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins
Little Green by Walter Mosley
Silken Prey by John Sandford
You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa
Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
Onion Street by Reed Farrel Coleman
Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young
Every Broken Trust by Linda Rodriguez
Original Skin by David Mark
Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page
Brush With Death by Karen MacInerney

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In today's topsy turvy financial world, investors have a right to be nervous.  How to invest and what to invest in is a big dilemma for most of us.  Where does one turn for the right advice?  Since 1965, the answer to that question is Value Line.  According to their website, their mission is "to provide investors with the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teach them how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives". Well, for many years, that format was print only.  That was fine for a long time, but there were drawbacks: Only one person could use it at a time, there were three different volumes to look through, and issues could be delayed in the mail or even stolen.  When I previewed the on-line version, I was impressed.  Patrons could use it at home or at work, mutual funds were included, and the print-outs of the reports was sharp and clear, better than a photocopy.

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