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Historypin and Local History Online

On July 29th at 2pm I will be offering the second of a series of classes discussing the vast and ever-increasing local history resources available to the public online.  You can view the prezi for this course online here.   We will discuss local newspapers online, photographs and postcards, Ancestry.com, and what's coming soon.  One particularly interesting site I have been working with is Historypin, this site (and the accompanying app) allows you to pin images to a Google Map.  I used it to pin a photo of each of the Historic markers in Clarkstown to a map.   Learn more on July 29th.

Better Than Google

Morningstar Investment Research Center is now available online to help with your financial needs.  Those of you may remember that we used to get Morningstar Mutual Funds in its spiffy binder.  However, when it was discontinued in print, we declined to subscribe on-line.  However, with the great popularity of the on-line version of ValueLine, I felt Morningstar deserved another look.  The free trial convinced me that this would be a very useful business source for us, since it complements, but does not necessarily duplicate what ValueLine does. With the great tools Morningstar offers, you will be able to make educated investment decisions. They have a wonderful help and education module which teaches the basics of investments to novice investors, as well as providing us with their popular new and archived newsletters.

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.

Brilliant! Registration Begins June 23

BRILLIANT! (A  PROGRAM ABOUT DAY-GLO) Monday July 7, 7pm.  Entering Grades 3 & 4.

 Take home a copy of The Day-Glo Brothers; The True Story Of Bob And Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton.day-glo brothers We'll review the story,  learn how day-glo was invented, and create a  glow-in-the-dark playdough sculpture.  Register and pick up a copy of the book starting June 23!

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Summer's nearly here!  School is nearly done....but let's not take a vacation from reading!  We are pleased to participate in the nation-wide summer reading program "Fizz, Boom, Read!"  Come in with your child starting June 27th to pick up your kit. You must present your New City Library card to receive the packet. For every book read, each child will receive a bubble to put in our beakers and test tubes -- and hopefully they will fizz and boom out the top from all the kids' summer reading!  We are also offering science programs such as Soda Bottle Science, Bubble Trouble, Science Quest Treasure Hunt, and more!  We have music programs planned as well - Mr. Kurt, Matty Roxx, and Romper Room.  Want arts & crafts? Book clubs? We've got those, too!

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR JUNE 2014

Fiction

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

Ghost Ship by Clive Cussler

Suspicion by Joseph Finder

One and Only by Emily Giffin

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader

Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery

Resistant by Michael Palmer

 

Non Fiction             

I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia by Su Meck

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