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BLUE JASMINE

CAPTIAN PHILLIPS
IN A WORLD

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Annual President's Report for 2014

It is a pleasure to present to you this report on the New City Library’s past year’s activities and successes.

After a problematic and public search process to replace the previous library director, the New City Library hired Mitch Freedman, in May 2013 by the unanimous vote of the eight trustees in attendance.

 In addition, three other hires were approved by the Board in 2013: James Collins was hired as the Business Manager replacing Ellen Ellis; Veronica Reynolds, a member of the reference staff, was promoted to Coordinator of Community Relations replacing Sally Pellegrini; and, Brian Clay Jennings was hired as a reference librarian II to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of Ms. Reynolds.  Additionally, Shibu Abraham was hired as the bookkeeper to replace Rita Filgate.  All of these appointments have strengthened the Library.  We are especially pleased that all full-time positions are filled. 

Please click 'Read More' below for the rest of the report.

Feed the birds...tuppence a bag....

..well, okay, with inflation it's more like thruppence a bag these days. Birds visit the children's garden all year round and we try to help them through the winter by filling up the birdfeeders. Many thanks to all those patrons and staff members who have continued to donate bags of seed for this effort. We even took part in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology birdcount a couple winters ago. Just come into the children's room and you will surely see some of our feathered friends. Please consider donating a bag of bird seed at the children's desk. You can drop it off before or after you've looked through our many birding books in the children's and adult's collections!

New Music Releases, January 2014

Alabama.  Classic Christmas Album                                            R ALAB CCA

Alpert, Herb.  Steppin’ Out                                                    MJ ALPE SO

Balson, Alison.  Sound of Alison Balsom                                     EA BALS SOA

New DVD Titles, January 2014

THREE DAY DVDS

Attack, The (Foreign Film – Lebanon)

Battle of the Year

Boy (Foreign Film – New Zealand)

Don Jon (Scarlett Johannson)

Drinking Buddies (Olivia Wilde)

Elysium (Matt Damon)

Family, The (Robert De Niro)

Fast & Furious 6 (Vin Diesel)

Gippi (Foreign Film – India)

In the House (Foreign Film – France)

Insidious: Chapter 2

Jayne Mansfield’s Car (Kevin Bacon)

Jobs (Ashton Kutcher)

Kick-Ass 2

Let My People Go! (Foreign Film – France)

Life Is Sweet (1990 – Criterion Collection)

Lone Ranger, The (Johnny Depp)

Mortal Instruments, The – City of Bones

Prisoners (Hugh Jackman)

Raanjhanna (Foreign Film – India)

Reality (Foreign Film – Italy)

Three Worlds (Foreign Film – France)

Touchy Feely (Ellen Page)

Winnie Mandela (Jennifer Hudson)

Wolverine, The (Hugh Jackman)

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for January

1.      New Board & Reception

I want to welcome the three new additions to the Board, Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson, and David Zuckerberg.  I would like to plan a reception for the staff to meet the entire Board at its quarterly staff meeting for the first quarter of 2014.  I recommend Friday morning, January 31, at 9:30am.  The Library doesn’t open until 11:00am on Fridays, which is why that is the best time to meet the staff and interact informally with them

I also wish the very best to Jeffrey Greenberg, Matthew Mulrooney, and Thomas Ninan, the three retiring Board members.

I’m especially grateful to the full 2013 Board for hiring me and for their support.  I will continue to do the best job I can in 2014 and look forward to working with the newly reconstituted Board of Trustees of the New City Library.

 2.      Parish Report and Physical Plant

Healthy Beginnings

I am grateful for beginnings.  The New Year allows us to start all over with a clean slate after the holiday excess of sweets, rich side dishes, succulent meats, and those celebratory high calorie beverages.  It gives us another chance to begin to eat healthier with lean meats, whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruits.   There is an array of diets to choose from but I am terrible at following a diet, so I try to eat everything in moderation (yes, I have my white rice most every night).  So, my goal is to eat smaller portions in my meals, have frequent healthy snacks, and drink more water.   I have learned to not skip meals which would lower my metabolism and trick my body into starvation mode.   Eating, like life, needs to be in balance.

January 2014 Nonfiction Audiobooks

 BCD 152.42 Eva
     The Four Doors: a guide to joy, freedom, and a meaningful life
by Richard Paul Evans.  Read by the author.  2 discs.  1+ hour.

BCD 155.5 Siegel
     Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the teenage brain
by Daniel J. Siegel, MD.  Read by the author.  9 discs. 
10+ hours.

BCD 330.973 Gre
     Map and the Territory
by Alan Greenspan.  Read by Malcolm Hilgartner.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD 364.1523 Gra
     The Good Nurse: a true story of medicine, madness, and murder
by Charles Graeber.  10 discs.  11 hours.

BCD 613.25 Chopra
     What Are You Hungry For?: the Chopra  solution to permanent weight loss, well-being, and lightness of soul
by Deepak Chopra.  Read by the author.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

New DVD Releases for January 14th

We have six new titles for Tuesday January 14th.  They are:

A.C.O.D.

Butler, The (Oprah Winfrey)

Carrie (Julianne Moore)

Enough Said (James Gandolfini)

Fruitvale Station

Twenty Feet From Stardom (Documentary)


Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for December

 1.      New Board & Reception

I want to welcome the three new additions to the Board, Ralph Sabatini, Jeffrey Sasson, and David Zuckerberg.  I would like to plan a reception for the staff to meet the entire Board at its quarterly staff meeting for the first quarter of 2014.  I recommend Friday morning, January 31, at 9:30am.  The Library doesn’t open until 11:00am on Fridays, which is why that is the best time to meet the staff and interact informally with them

I also wish the very best to Jeffrey Greenberg, Matthew Mulrooney, and Thomas Ninan, the three retiring Board members.

I’m especially grateful to the full 2013 Board for hiring me and for their support.  I will continue to do the best job I can in 2014 and look forward to working with the newly reconstituted Board of Trustees of the New City Library.

Click Read More below for the rest of the report.   

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