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WHEN GENRES COLLIDE: ROMANCE IN SF

Starry HeartsIt had to happen one of these days.  My two genre blogs ("Care to Speculate," on Speculative Fiction, and "Romance In The Air," on Romance) are meeting head-on this month and, well... I'm afraid they're falling ridiculously in love with each other.  I'm scheduled to blog on SF (and so I shall!), but with Valentine's Day so close, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to sneak in a little romance.  So for this month, I'm focusing on romance found in speculative fiction.

February Fiction Audiobooks 2016

BCD Albom
     The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
by Mitch Albom.  Read by the author with a full cast.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Allende
     The Japanese Lover
by Isabel Allende.  Read by Joanna Gleason.  8 discs.  9 hours.
    
BCD Baldacci
     The Guilty
by David Baldacci.  Read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy. 10 discs.  12 hours.

MP3 Mystery Block
     The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes
by Lawrence Block.  Read by Mike Dennis.  One disc.  5+ hours.

MP3 Boyd
     Sweet Caress
by William Boyd.  Read by Susan Lyons.  2 discs.  15+ hours.

BCD Burke
     House of the Rising Sun
by  James Lee Burke.  Read by Will Patton.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark

New DVD Releases for January 26th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, January 26th.  They are:

A Brilliant Young Mind (Foreign Film - United Kingdom)

Burnt (Comedy - Bradley Cooper)

Downton Abbey: Season 6

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?!?!?!?!

Yes! New City Library joins many other libraries throughout the country to promote family reading through this initiative. But...1,000 Books!! Impressive, you say? Too hard, you think? Well - in this program, if you read just three books a day to your young ones, you will have read over 1,000 in just one year! Do that for two years, or three years...you get the picture. Each child listening to the story can count that book. What child doesn't love to hear the same book over and over before bed? Well - each time that book is read, it counts! Not so formidable a task, now, is it? Just stop by the children's reference desk to pick up your first reading log and we'll tell you all about it. But..does this really impact a child's development? Studies have shown that children as young as infancy benefit from hearing stories and language, as reasearch shows that during the first year infants' brains are developing the neural connections they will use for language and high cognitive functions through the rest of their lives.

Better Than Google

We have a new addition to our database collection and it comes courtesy of the Ramapo Catskill Library System.  It is called Glassdoor Jobs and Recruitment Site, and will be a boon to all those job seekers out there.  Due to its unusual content, you can search for a job title, but more than that, you can explore the corporate culture of an employer. Glassdoor holds a growing database of more than 8 million company reviewss, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees. Add to that millions of the latest jobs — no other site allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it's really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn.

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR JANUARY 2016

Fiction 

The Guest Room: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Husband She’d Never Met by Barbara Hannay

The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag

Put a Ring on It by Beth Kendrick

Unlocking Her Boss’s Heart by Christy McKellen

Point Blank by Fern Michaels

The Lake House by Kate Morton

The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates

 

Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

The Forgotten Soldier by Brad Taylor

Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters

His Princess of Convenience by Rebecca Winters

Willow Brook Road by Sherryl Woods

Scandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods

 

Non Fiction   

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin

Hemingway in Love by A.E. Hotchner

New DVD Releases for January 19th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, January 19th.  They are:

Diary of a Teenage Girl (Drama - Kristen Wiig)

Everest (Drama - Josh Brolin)

Intern, The (Comedy - Robert De Niro)

Learning To Drive (Comedy - Patricia Clarkson)

Stonewall (Drama)

Straight Outta Compton (Drama)

Thursday Movie Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be showing "The Sturgeon Queens" on Thursday, January 21st.  I will be showing a foreign film, from Italy, which also has a food theme.

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station TODAY!

Come on over at 10:00am this morning for some fun stories and songs. Best for little listeners ages 3 and up. No registration or library card needed!  See you there -- Burnside Avenue in Congers -- next to the train tracks, of course!  Plenty of parking and restrooms are available.

New DVD Releases for January 12th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, January 12th.  They are:

Irrational Man (Drama - Joaquin Phoenix)

Martian, The (Sci-Fi - Matt Damon)

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