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October Audiobooks Fiction

CD Adiga
     Between the Assassinations
by Aravind Adiga.  Read by Harsh Nayyar.  9 discs. 
10 hours.
     “Collection of stories set in Kittur, India, between the assassinations of Indira Gandhi in 1984 and Rajiv Ghandi in 1991. Adiga captures the lives of the poor and powerless, doomed to hopelessness and sometimes rage.”
     Library Journal 6/1/09

BCD Science Fiction Butcher
     White Night
by Jim Butcher.  Read by James Marsters. 12 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Brown
     The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown. Read by Paul Michael.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Carter
     Jericho’s Fall
by Stephen L. Carter.  Read by Kirsten Potter.  9 discs. 
10+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     Spartan Gold
by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood.  Read by Scott Brick.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

New DVD Releases For September 29th

We have two new releases for Tuesday September 29th. They are:

Away We Go (Starring Maya Rudolph and Jeff Daniels)

Management  (Starring Jennifer Aniston)


No More Fines - Possible? Yes!

Join the more than 25% of our members who are already enjoying this service by signing up for email at the main circulation desk. You'll be emailed 3 days before your materials are due with a link to renew. You save time, money and paper, (sorry we can't do this for 3 day movies). You also get reserve and overdue notices just in case you didn't or couldn't renew. New signups can enter a monthly drawing for our eco friendly 'green bag' with the New City Library logo. There will be a winner each month through the end of the year. Come in, sign up, save!

October Mystery Books

Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall-Smith

Sheer Folly by Carola Dunn

Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner

Yard Dog by Sheldon Russell

Deadly Descent by Charlotte Hinger

Inspector Ghote's First Case by H.R.F. Keating

Hardball by Sara Paretsky

Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Skull Duggery by Aaron Elkins

Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason

Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

All My Enemies by Barry Maitland

Murder in House by Veronica Heley

HISTORICAL HOUSES

The Jacob J. Blauvelt House, located on Zukor Road in New City, stands majestically on the grounds of the Historical Society of Rockland. This farmhouse was owned by the Blauvelt family from 1741 until 1970 when the society acquired it. Its street location is equally historical as this road went from New City, spilled into today’s South Mountain Rd and then traveled the foot of the mountain into Haverstraw.

 

Living Large: Non-fiction in Large Print

Our large print collection has been steadily growing over the past few years. In fact, it has become so large that we had to move it downstairs where it could continue to expand!  You may already know that we own tons of bestsellers, mysteries and romances in large print, but did you know we also have lots of great non-fiction titles?

Just in the past few weeks, we’ve added:

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffery Zaslow
Eleven childhood friends grew up in the small town of Ames together. Remarkably, and despite living in eight different states, they have stayed friends for over forty years. Their stories are collected here with photographs, recounting their good times and bad from marriage to death.

Genealogy Online for Dummies by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm
Delving into your family history?  There are lots of great resources online and this text will guide you to them.  Many of them are available right here in the library!

ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR!

Ahh, romance!  In fiction, as in life, it takes many forms.  Contemporary romance can be comfortable and familiar.  It might begin simply, such as: two people, vying for possession of a dryer at the local laundromat.  They argue, they talk, they make up over a cup of coffee, and then they find that opposites really do attract.  Or, as in romantic suspense, it can add another dimension to your standard thriller: she's a cop, he's the suspect with a mysterious past and eyes she can't forget... and a killer is out to finish them both, if they can't resolve their differences.

Historical romances can span many places and times: medieval Scotland, Qin dynasty China, the American Old West, and Renaissance Venice, just to name a few.  (There's even a subgenre for time-travelling lovers!)  The rarefied society of Regency London is one of the most popular historical settings: a rakish viscount, an intriguing young debutante, a crowded ballroom... and the forbidden waltz that brings them together

A HISTORICAL STUMPER

Each month I will pose a historical question about something in Rockland County and two weeks later, I will give the answer OR if you email me, I will send you the answer. Sorry there are no prizes!!

The Historical Society of Rockland County is featuring the fabulous exhibit, "The Tappan Zee Bridge: Transforming Rockland County" until the end of October. This exhibit, under the direction of noted author and professor, Dr. Roger Panetta is filled with photos, blueprints, oral histories and an actual film that shows the making of the bridge. This is an exhibit not to be missed! The opening of the bridge changed the county from an agricultural to a highly residential and commuter-based county. The museum is at 20 Zukor Rd across the road from the Kennedy Dells Park.

The question is: What day was the bridge officially opened for use?

Technical Services Trivia

Almost everything you check out in the library, from books to movies, music and games gets its start in tech services.  Every new book gets a jacket and a spine label.  Each game and movie is put into a new case and a browse card is made.  So the next time you check out a book or a Wii game think about how many steps it takes to get to you.

Book Review: Salvation in Death

Reviewed by Susan Telesca, Head of Technical Services

Salvation in Death
Author/Artist: J.D. Robb
Summary:
Holy communion means death for Father Miguel Flores. Lt. Eve Dallas must
try to solve this crime without offending the Catholic Church. However
along the way the Lt. finds things aren't as they seem. Who was Father
Flores really?

Review:
I have always been a huge fan of the J.D. Robb mysteries and this one is no
exception. I like mysteries and these are excellent without being to graphic.
This book has a plot twist I didn't see coming. If you like mysteries check
out the J.D. Robb series

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