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Coming in May 2016

Fiction

Andrews, Mary Kay. The Weekenders.

 Armstrong, Kelley. City of the Lost.

Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure.

Atkins, Ace. Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn.

Baker, Jo. A Country Road, a Tree.

Barr, Nevada. Boar Island.

Cleave, Chris. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.

Deveraux, Jude. The Girl from Summer Hill: A Summer Hill Novel.

Gaiman, Neil. The View from the Cheap Seats: A Collection of Introductions, Essays, and Assorted Writings.

Hamilton, Steve. The Second Life of Nick Mason.

Harris, Charlaine. Night Shift: A Novel of Midnight, Texas

Kava, Alex. Reckless Creed.

Lippman, Laura. Wilde Lake.

Martini, Steve. Blood Flag: A Paul Madriani Novel.

McGarrity, Michael. The Last Ranch: A Novel of the New American West.

Coming in April 2016

Fiction

Baldacci, David. The Last Mile.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. A Memoir of the Assassin John Wilkes Booth As Told by Four Ladies.

Duchovny, David. Bucky F*cking Dent.

Hand, Elizabeth. Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel

Johansen, Iris. Hide Away.

King, Laurie R. The Murder of Mary Russell.

Quindlen, Anna. Miller’s Valley.

Rollins, James & Grant Blackwood. War Hawk: A Tucker Wayne Novel.

Sandford, John. Extreme Prey.

Scottoline, Lisa. Most Wanted.

Non-Fiction

Clark, Duncan. Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built.

McBride, James. Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown.

Coming in March 2016

Fiction

Binchy, Maeve. A Few of the Girls: Stories.

Box, C.J. Off the Grid.

Burroughs, Augusten. Lust & Wonder.

Chevalier, Tracy. At the Edge of the Orchard.

Coben, Harlan. Fool Me Once.

Cussler, Clive & Justin Scott. The Gangster.

Deaver, Jeffery. The Steel Kiss.

Jance J.A. Clawback: An Ali Reynolds Novel.

Lutz, Lisa. The Passenger.

Patterson, James & Marshall Karp. NYPD Red 4.

Perry, Anne. Treachery at Lancaster Gate: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel.

Quirk, Matthew. Cold Barrel Zero.

Simonson, Helen. The Summer Before the War.

Winspear, Jacqueline. Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel.

Non-Fiction

Dillard, Annie. The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New.

Coming February 2016

Fiction

Archer, Jeffrey. Cometh the Hour.

Beaton, M.C. Death of a Nurse.

Berenson, Alex. The Wolves.

Cabot, Meg. Remembrance: A Mediator Novel.

Fielding, Joy. She’s Not There.

Gardner, Lisa. Find Her.

Jackson, Joshilyn. The Opposite of Everyone.

Kellerman, Jonathan. Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel.

Knott, Robert. Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack.

Margolin, Phillip. Violent Crimes.

Martel, Yann. The High Mountains of Portugal.

Maynard, Joyce. Under the Influence.

Nesbø, Jo. Midnight Sun.

Robb, J.D. Brotherhood in Death.

Steel, Danielle. Blue.

Walters, Minette. The Cellar.

Non-Fiction

Fisher, Carrie. The Princess Diarist.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. In Other Words.

Coming in January 2016

Fiction

Abbott, Jeff. The First Order.

Armstrong, Kelley. Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology.

Bohjalian, Chris. The Guest Room.

Cain, Chelsea. Kick Back: A Kick Lannigan Novel.

Hadley, Tessa. The Past.

Hoag, Tami. The Bitter Season.

Patterson, James & Mark Sullivan. Private Paris.

Perry, Thomas. Forty Thieves.

White, Karen & others. The Forgotten Room.

Woods, Stuart. Scandalous Behavior.

Non-Fiction

Booker, Cory. United.

Bryson, Bill. The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island.

D’Antonio, Michael. Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success.

Moore, Charles. Margaret Thatcher: Everything She Wants.

Rankin, Ian. Even Dogs in the Wild.

What's Cooking?: Holiday Small Bites

phyllo appetizer

The much anticipated winter holidays are upon us as many of us look forward to the festivities with family and friends.  Since food is a large part of the celebration, there are carefully planned menus for Christmas Day with main entrees getting starred prominence.  However, I enjoy the beginning “act” that leads to the main venue of roast prime rib, brown sugar crusted ham or fragrant golden roast chicken.  What excites me is the hors d’oeurves being served.  I just love these little bites of savory morsels.  Popping these delightful bites into my mouth enhances the casual atmosphere of mingling and catching up with others. These small bites whet the appetite to what is to come. 

Share Listen Learn: The CD

We've worked hard this past year collecting stories from residents around Rockland County as part of the Share Listen Learn: Stories of Rockland County oral history program.  Many of the stories we've collected can be heard on our Rockland Room on SoundcloudSoundcloud page http://souncloud.com/rocklandroom - now you can take a piece of history home by purchasing a CD for $10 that features 26 short stories from your neighbors. 

Better Than Google

Professor of Library Science, Wayne Wiegand has just written a great new book entitled, Part of Our Lives: a people's history of the American public library.  While the appeal of this book is obvious to me, anyone with an interest in American social history, or in the state of public libraries would find this book fascinating.

Today, more than ever, we see prognosticators predicting the end of the public library.  By some measurements, this may have some credence. For example, reference transactions have declined markedly since 1999.  The days when a librarian armed with the World Almanac and a telephone book could answer any and all reference questions is certainly no longer true.  The Internet, and of course, Google, have pretty much obviated the need to call the library to settle a bet, or win a trivia contest.

New VD Releases for December 15th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, December 15th.  They are:

Fantastic Four (Sci-Fi)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Sci-Fi)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Drama - Tom Cruise)

Ted 2 (Comedy - Mark Wahlberg)

Time Out Of Mind (Drama - Richard Gere)

'e-Receipts'

Circulation Services now offers 'e-Receipts' at checkout to borrowers with a valid email address.   Patrons can elect to receive an email receipt instead of or in addition to a paper due date receipt when checking out material.  Just tell the staff at the Circulation desk your preference.  The electronic version is very easy to read and a great way to help you manage  your account.

As the holiday season approaches many people take library material along on vacation.  This reminder about renewing is meant to help  you avoid overdue fines or worse, being blocked from accessing your account.  Many of our items allow two renewals, but new Audio books, 7-day loans, no hold DVDs, certain other collections and material on hold for another patron will not renew.  After you try to renew your selections, review the new due dates and return items that didn't renew on time to avoid late charges.  Always renew before you accumulate $10 or more in fines.  Accounts are blocked at $10 preventing online or phone renewals.

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