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Web Site of the Month

Each month I would like to offer an online web page address that relates to genealogy research. I hope it will be of help to you. Again, I would like to hear from you!

 

For the month of September (I cheated for a week in August!), I choose the following site:

Historical Houses

Hello and welcome to the local history blog of the New City Library. This is my first blog on our new web page and as introduction; I am Sally Pellegrini overseer of a special collection of local history materials called the Rockland Room. You will see reference to the collection name when searching our catalog or when visiting the library. It is my job to manage more than 4,500 print materials, 15 drawers of vertical files, a large collection of local family names and genealogy, the Budke collection, online genealogy subscription services and maps.

Library Breaks all records in July

July was a record month for the Library.    All statistical measures exceed anything the library has done previously. Over 68,000 items were checked out.

  • Circulation was up 23.4% from June and up nearly 10% over July of last year.
    The number of New Cards issued was up 26%.
    Program Attendance is up 64% over the month of June and up 46% from July of last year.
    The number of volunteers increased 60% and the number of volunteer hours was up 330%.

Three Year Circulation Chart

The New City Library continues to grow as we strive to meet our customer's expections in the materials we buy and the quality of service the staff provides.  We thank all our customers for supporting us.

 

 

 

 

Coming in October

Ackroyd, Peter. The Case of Victor Frankenstein
The story of Frankenstein written in Victor's Frankenstein voice, where Mary Shelley and Shelley are characters.

Alexie, Sherman. War Dances

Ammaniti, Niccolò. As God Commands

In an economiclly depressed town, a father and son struggle to get by. When the son tries to change their fortunes, everything will take a turn for the worse.

Armstrong, Kelley. Frostbitten
Werewolves, Elena Michaels and her husband Clay, travel to Alaska to track down a pair of rogue man-eaters. 

New Large Print for August 2009

The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide
Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
Jericho's Fall by Stephen L. Carter
Wrongful Death by Robert Dugoni
The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock
Queen Takes King by Gigi Levangie Grazier
Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
The Devil's Punchbowl by Greg Iles
Take Two by Karen Kingsbury
A Plague of Secrets by John Lescroat
Swimsuit by James Patterson
The Defector by Daniel Silva
Summer House by Nancy Thayer

New Romance Fiction for August 2009

In paperback:

Man of Fortune by Rochelle Alers (2, The Best Men) C, O
Man of Fantasy by Rochelle Alers (3, The Best Men) C, O

New Speculative Fiction for August 2009

In Science Fiction:

Federations by John Joseph Adams, ed. SF (shelved at SF Federations)
Rift in the Sky by Julie E. Czerneda (3, Stratification/The Clan Chronicles) SF

Intrepid Pass Is Here!

 The  museum pass for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is here and ready for circulation!

This cultural, educational and historical museum, located on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, is now open after a two year overhaul. Located on the Hudson River, visit the new interactive exhibits, photographs and programs all focused on the ship’s long history of service to our country. The pass allows a New City Library cardholder and five guests per museum visit. Contact the Circulation Desk for further information.

New Mystery Books for August 2009

Dead of Winter by Rennie Airth

DeKok and the Mask of Death by A.C. Baantjer

6 Killer Bodies by Stephanie Bond

Blood Lines by Kathryn Casey

Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender

Rotten to the Core by Sheila Connolly

Riesling Retribution by Ellen Crosby

New Nintendo DS Games

Click read more below to see this month's list!

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