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What's Cooking: Taking It Easy

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Summer is just around the corner signaling the wonderful season of outdoor cooking.  Who wants to cook in the hot weather?   It screams out for simply made dishes that don’t take much preparation where the freshness of the foods alone will delight the palate.  Just thinking about the jewelled green salads, luscious fruits and vegetables in season, and refreshingly cool desserts stirs the senses. A word about salads, try not to limit salads to just greens.  Broaden your selection to include beans, pasta, noodles, bread, meats, seafood and grains like rice and wheatberry, to make a scrumptious main dish.

New DVD Releases For June 1st

We have two new DVD releases for Tuesday, June 1st. They are:

Alice In Wonderland (Johnny Depp)

Wolfman, The (Anthony Hopkins)

New Book Group! In Other Worlds...

New City Library is starting a new book discussion group this summer!  It's called "In Other Worlds," and its focus is on speculative fiction.  Librarians Karen Ostertag and Veronica Reynolds will lead discussions on works from the realms of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and everything in between.  The group will meet every third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.

We're starting off easy with the first offering-- a short story by Isaac Asimov entitled "All the Troubles of the World."  There are copies available now at the adult reference desk.  In July, we're featuring China Miéville's Perdido Street Station, and the August selection will be American Gods, by Neil Gaiman.

We hope you'll join us for light refreshments and discussion.  (Come to the Dark Side-- we have cookies!)

I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM: Military Romances

If you're looking for a few good men, you've come to the right place!  In honor of the holiday (and Fleet Week!), I'm suspending my survey of historical romances briefly to take a quick look at military romances.  Memorial Day is on the horizon, that time we've aside to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.  With a few poignant exceptions, the heroes in these books get much happier endings.  These men have been trained and tested, and have what it takes to protect the women they love.  If you don't have your own soldier to celebrate with this weekend, why not show your appreciation by checking out a romance that features one?  (We do so love our men in uniform!)  So, without further ado, the list:

New Music Releases June 2010

Alkaline Trio.  This Addiction                                                                              MR ALKA TA H75

Allison, Mose.  The Way of the World                                                                 MJ ALLI WOT A59

New DVDs for June 2010

THREE DAY DVDS

35 Shots of Rum (Foreign Film – France)                                        #12093

Bigger Than Life (1956 – James Mason – Criterion Coll.)                   #12081

Daybreakers (Ethan Hawke)                                                        #12101

Days of Heaven (1978 – Richard Gere – Criterion Coll.)                    #12087

New Mysteries June 2010

Pull of the Moon by Diane Janes
Photo Snap Shot by Joanna Campbell Slan
Storm Prey by John Sandford
Hangman's Row Inquiry by Ann Purser
Moon Spinners by Sally Goldenbaum
Through the Cracks by Barbara Fister
Wanna Get Lucky by Deborah Coonts
Death Threads by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Death of a Trophy Wife by Laura Levine
Killing Resurrected by Frank Smith
Rolling Thunder by Chris Grabenstein
Blue-Eyed Devil by Robert B. Parker
61 Hours by Lee Child
Big Bang by Mickey Spillane
Question of Belief by Donna Leon
Deadline Man by Jon Talton
Half-Price Homicide by Elaine Viets
Death Watch by Jim Kelly
Skein of the Crime by Maggie Sefton
Deliver Us From Evil by Peter Turnbull

World War I Document Archive

 I was looking at new web sites and this one was recommended by the History Channel. Organized by war volunteers, this site has ten categories with links that offer primary documents on a wide variety of topics of World War I. Categories include Document by Year (pre-1914 to Post-1918), Diaries,The Medical Front and WWI Image Archive. For those interested in history of this time period or perhaps researching their family, check out this site for the international resources of those primary documents.

New DVD Releases For May 18th

We have three new DVD releases for Tuesday, May 18th.  They are:

Extraordinary Measures

Invictus

Valentine's Day

Mystery Monday

Imagine you are the author of three international blockbuster novels.  Acclaimed throughout the world, you have achieved critical and financial success beyond your wildest imagination. Now imagine that you never see the rewards of your labor because you die, suddenly, before your books are published.  How cruel is that?  Well, it did happen just that way to Swedish author Stieg Larsson, who was felled by a fatal heart attack just months before the publishing date of his first book. He never lived to see any of his books, (The Millenium Trilogy featuring The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and the forthcoming The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) in print. Next week, the final volume of the trilogy will be published in the U.S. and will undoubtedly join its predecessors on the best-seller list.

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