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NEW CITY LIBRARY OFFERS DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC FROM OUR WEBSITE

New City Library has joined the Library Ideas’ Network that offers access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

The service will allow New City Customers to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.

New DVD Releases for June 22nd

We have five new releases for Tuesday June22nd. They are:

For My Father (Foreign Film - In Hebrew & Arabic)

Green Zone (Greg Kinnear)

Last Station, The (Helen Mirren & Christopher Plummer)

Remember Me (Pierce Brosnan & Chris Cooper)

She's Out of My League

 

 

 

Mystery Monday

Last month I discussed the incredible story of Stieg Larsson, the Swedish author who wrote the Millenium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest).  It is no exaggeration to say that they have become a publishing  sensation, selling 35 million copies worldwide.  Those of you who have read and enjoyed the trilogy might be pining for some more Nordic noir, and those who are waiting to read them might want to try something else in the meantime. Luckily, there is no shortage of atmospheric Scandinavian mysteries, and I have compiled a list of some terrific authors who may inspire you to put on a big pot of coffee and cool off with an icy mystery.

Henning Mankell--One of the most successful Swedish authors, he is best known for the highly-regarded Kurt Wallander series.  Wallander, also called the Swedish Morse, is a middle-aged police inspector with a load of personal problems and a gloomy outlook on society, but the books are justifably popular.

2010 Census

There has been much interest amongt the public regarding the collecting of data for the 2010 census. For genealogists, the information is important but the wait to view the information is 72 years! To clarify, this is the first federal census that is all-electronic and will affect the format in which permanent records are preserved. The Census Bureau will scan the respondent questionnaires as part of its business process for compiling the census. The draft schedule calls for the permanent retention of the scanned digital images. These scanned images are the 21st equivalent to the microfilm copies of census forms generated for previous decennial censuses.

In addition, the Census Bureau is also proposing permanent retention for the unedited file containing response data, with linkage information to the scanned images. This means that once the census is opened to the public 72 years from the enumeration date of the 2010 census, genealogists will have two means of searching for their ancestors. The will be able to search the database from the respondent forms or directly retrieve images from the forms themselves.

The E-books are Coming! The E-books are Coming!

E-book readers are still selling fast although the three week delay in ordering a Nook has ended. It is truly a revolution in how we read.Even diehard fans of the paperbound volumes (recently referred to as treebooks) realize the value of having hundreds of titles in one easy-to-carry volume. The readability of the screens has continued to improve with each new rendition of the readers.The technology will continue to improve as time advances, and although I don’t like to predict the future, I believe a whole new line of better, less expensive readers will be announced just before the December holiday season.

The New City Library is joining the revolution in purchasing additional titles just for our customers.We are supplementing the already significant collection of titles purchased by our consortium, the Ramapo Catskill Library System, with ebooks exclusively for New City customers.You’ll find these titles marked with the Overdrive Advantage label. The Library has recently ordered and received 120 additional titles. A few of the added titles are:

New DVD Releases For June 15th

We have three new releases for Tuesday, June 15th. They are:

The Book of Eli (Denzel Washington)

When In Rome (Kristen Bell)

Youth In Revolt (Michael Cera)

New Speculative Fiction for June 2010

New to our shelves:

Ark by Stephen Baxter (2, Flood) SF, A
Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear F, H
Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Becker H
A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories by Ray Bradbury SF
Play Dead by Ryan Brown H
Deceiver by C. J. Cherryh (2, Foreigner 4) SF
Neverland by Douglas Clegg H
One Bloody Thing after Another by Joey Comeau H
The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas (1, The Memory of Flames) F
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth (1, The President’s Vampire) H, M
Allies by Christie Golden (5, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi) SF

New Romance Fiction for June 2010

In paperback:

Dark Angel / Lord Carew’s Bride by Mary Balogh (1-2, Dark Angel) H
Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh (4, Huxtable quintet) H
A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh (5, Huxtable quintet) H
Meltdown by Gail Barrett (Silhouette Romantic Suspense) C, M
The Notorious Scoundrel by Alexandra Benedict (2, The Hawkins Brothers) H
Running Scared by Shannon K. Butcher (3, Sentinel Wars) C, S
In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady by Gayle Callen (1, Scandalous Lady) H
Out of Sight by Stella Cameron (3, Court of Angels) C, S, M
A Lady Never Tells by Candace Camp (1, Willowmere) H

SUMMER BUZZ: OR, WHAT I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS SUMMER

I've just gotten back from Book Expo America 2010, the book industry's professional trade show, and I'm really excited about the great speculative fiction coming our way this year!  Rather than the usual themed list this month, I thought I'd bring home some of the BEA buzz by talking about the forthcoming titles I'm most eager to read.  Some definite themes appeared as I surveyed this summer's offerings: unlikely saviors, alternate histories, adventure, steam- or clockworkpunk (with or without magic), creatively rewritten classics, and yes, even more zombies.  There are several standout new voices, some surprise returns of old masters, and a few truly monumental short story anthologies.  I don't have room to cover everything I'd like to here, so I'm going to hit the biggest titles for each month and then give you a shortlist to follow up on, if you're so minded.

GENEALOGY AND THE INTERNET

The Genealogy Society of Rockand calls the New City Library its base for programs, meetings, volunteer services and some of its research files. On Tuesday, June 22, 7PM, the last membership meeting until September will be held. Guest speaker, Tony Lauriano, genealogy researcher, will demonstrate several online genealogy sites and share his experiences using them for researching for clients and his own family. Join us; guests always welcomed. 

 

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