Back in June I had the pleasure of interviewing Fred Bohlander of Stony Point. He came down to the library and told javpageme stories for over two hours of his volunteer work as a member of the Wayne Hose Company, his father and the milk delivery business, how he met his wife, and many more memories of life in Rockland County. When I heard on WRCR this week that he had passed, I was sad that such a genuine guy and a great community leader was gone. But I was glad that he had shared his story with us and that his family, friends, and the community would have these stories to keep as a reminder of him. Although Fred lived much of his life in Stony Point, he fondly recalled his days as a young boy in New City where he learned all about farming from his neighbors the Smiths. You can listen to a part of this on our Soundcloud and at the link below. Thank you Fred, you can rest in peace having lived a good life.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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)
What 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.")
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.
Protocol Zero by James Abel. Read by Ray Porter. 11 discs. 13 hours.
Lash-Up by Larry Bond. Read by Victor Bevine. One disc. 12+ hours.