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Better Than Google

Anyone who has read the title of this blog knows that I write about databases that are "better than Google".  Google is an amazing tool for finding information and there are times when it is the right choice to begin your information search. What is Google good at?
It is good at providing straightforward factual information.  Who was the vice-presidental candidate for the Republicans in 2012? What is the capital of South Dakota? These are questions that have unequivocal answers, answers that in past years you would have looked up in the World Almanac. Google is the main reason why librarians no longer get the kind of easy answer questions that made up what is known as "Ready Reference" questions.

Friday October 23 Teen Movie is Jurassic World

 

Movie starts at 4 pm with pizza and popcorn.  Laser Tag at 6 pm after closing.  This program is open to youngsters in grades 7 and up.  Registration required.

New DVD Releases, October 20th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, October 20th.  They are:

Jurassic World (Sci-Fi)

Nurse Jackie: Season 7

Paper Towns (Drama)

Widower, The (Drama - PBS)

Wolfpack, The (Documentary - B ANG)

Pumpkinpalooza returns!!

Those spooky teens are at it again! Join us next Friday, October 23 at 4:00pm for a riveting program of scary stories told by the "Story for Kids" club from Clarkstown North High School.  Wear your costume and join us.  Best for good little listeners ages 5 and up. Light refreshments will be served after the program.  We have limited space, so please come a little early.  See you then ---- if you dare!

 

 

 

What's Cooking?: My Dad's Fried Rice

My father was the chef in our house as we were growing up. He was a great cook and taught me both Chinese and American cuisines.  I remembered standing by his side as he was cooking, watching the measurements and portions he used.  Without any recipes, you learn what it means to add “a little bit of this or a handful of that”.  Whenever I make his classic meat loaf, a pork roast nestle on a bed of roasted vegetables or the uniquely tasting spaghetti made in a wok, sweet memories come back to me. Yet, it was his fried rice that I remember with a nostalgic comfort.  My Dad’s fried rice was the best.

New DVD Releases for October 13th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, October 13th.  They are:

Following, The (Season 3)

Mad Men: Final Season, Part 2

San Andreas (Drama - Dwayne Johnson)

A Little Dark Reading

Skull and bookWhat are you afraid of?  I don't mean your day-to-day worries and trepidations-- what truly scares you?  What things freeze you in your tracks and twist your stomach, make your breath come short, your heart race, your limbs tremble, your blood run cold?  Come now, even the bravest of us have things that they fear.  (As John Wayne used to say, "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.") 

Family Fun Night! Friday October 9th

SQUARE DANCE TOMORROW!!

Tickets still available

All Ages Welcome

Join us at the library for a hoedown!  Pat Cannon of Foot and Fiddle will be the caller for this family event. 

Refreshments at 5:00pm

Dancing starts at 5:30pm

Please arrive by 6pm before the library closes to the general public for the day. 


 

 

Fiction Audiobooks October 2015

BCD Abel
     Protocol Zero
by James Abel.  Read by Ray Porter.  11 discs.  13 hours.

MP3 Bond
     Lash-Up
by Larry Bond.  Read by Victor Bevine.  One disc.  12+ hours.

New DVD Releases, October 6, 2015

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, October 6th.  They are:

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Dark Places (Drama - Charlize Theron)

Insidious Chapter 3 (Horror)

Magic Mike XXL (Comedy - Channing Tatum)

Manglehorn (Drama - Al Pacino)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Drama)

What We Did On Our Holiday (Comedy - Rosamund Pike)


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