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Old Rockland County in Autumn and Oral Histories at the New City Library

In September we collected 13 oral histories from long time residents of Rockland County thanks in part to a grant from the Library Association of Rockland County.  We now have a web page devoted to our new oral histories where you can start to listen to some clips.  Check it out at http://newcitylibrary.org/oralhistory.  For October we are highlighting a story from Tom Schassler of Stony Point.  Tom visited me my first day working in the Rockland Room to do some research for one of his historic preservation efforts up in Stony Point.  This story from Tom is a perfect one for Autumn.

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New DVD Releases for October 28th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, October 28th.  They are:

Begin Again (Comedy - Keira Knightley)

Deliver Us From Evil (Horror)

Good People (Drama - Kate Hudson)

Prince, The (Drama - Bruce Willis)

Wish I Was Here (Comedy - Zach Braff)

Hair-Raising Horror: Tales to Terrify

terrified man - photospin 963_4483691With Halloween only a week away, I'm sure many readers are looking for that perfect book to get them into the spooky spirit. I have the ideal list-- a blood-chilling blend of recent and classic horror, thrillers, dark graphic novels, and even a little non-fiction.

Although... hm. I can't really call this a recommended reading list. To be honest, while many of these titles are critically-acclaimed masterworks of horror, I wouldn't personally recommend any of them. I'm a horror wimp, and I like being able to sleep at night.

Instead, let's call this a warning list. As in, WARNING: The books on this list are terrifying. No, I'll go even farther than that-- they're downright disturbing.  Epically creepy, and (in some cases) grotesquely gory. (That's another warning, by the way-- splatterpunk (which is as icky as it sounds) is well-represented here.)

In short: THESE BOOKS WILL MESS YOU UP.

October 2014 Fiction and Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Cain
     One Kick
by Chelsea Cain.  Read by Heather Lind.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Child
     Persona
l by Lee Child. Read by Dick Hill.  10 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Coulter
     The Lost Key
by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Elllison.  Read by Renee Raudman. 11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     The Eye of Heaven
by Clive Cussler.  Read by Scott Brick.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Dewoskin
     Blind
by Rachel Dewoskin. Read by Annalie Gernert.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Ellroy
    Perfidia
by James Ellroy.  Read by Craig Wasson.  22 discs.  28 hours.

BCD French
     The Secret Place
by Tana French.  Read by Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson.  16 discs.  20 hours.

BCD Gaffney

You've Got Email

Your email address opens so many possibilities to help you manage your library account. Provide Circulation Services with your email and begin the process of controlling your fines, your renewals and how you are notified when your requests are available at the library.

Three days before items are due an email reminder is sent (except for 3 day loans and museum passes) with a link to renew eligible material.  Renew or return on time and you avoid late fees.  If you've kept something beyond the due date you'll get a gentle reminder to help keep late fees in check.   Another advantage for email recipients is same day notification when reserves become available with a 5 day pickup date. 

Stop by the Circulation desk the next time you visit and sign up.  More than 50% of our members use this service; we'd like to increase this number and lower our postage costs even more.  Join to take control of your account and reduce or eliminate late fees.  

 

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New DVD Releases for October 21st

We have four new titles for Tuesday, October 21st.  They are:

Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays (HBO Comedy Special)

Mad Men: Final Season - Part 1

Sex Tape (Comedy - Cameron Diaz)

Snowpiercer (Sci-Fi - Chris Evans)

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR OCTOBER 2014

Fiction 

Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country by C.J. Box

The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard

A Princess by Christmas by Jennifer Faye

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard St. by Susan Jane Gilman

His Reluctant Cinderella by Jessica Gilmore

The Hexed by Heather Graham

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Haunted by Kay Hooper

Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

The Billionaire in Disguise by Soraya Lane

Mr. Miracle by Debbie Macomber

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Burn by James Patterson

The Unexpected Honeymoon by Barbara Wallace

 

Non Fiction             

Cosby: His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker

Better Than Google

 

One of the most common questions we librarians get concerns what kind of ___________do I buy?  Just fill in the blank, mattress, toaster oven, laptop, washing machine, etc.  When faced with making a purchase, most people want to spend their hard-earned money on the right product.  The best way to make a wise decision is to arm yourself with the proper research.  Most people know and trust Consumer Reports and ask for it by name, and you can access it by using our on-line subscription or Ebsco Masterfile Premier’s on-line database.

Ready for a frightfully fun time?

Registration for our third annual Pumpkinpalooza is under way. Join us next Friday, October 24 at 4:00pm for a chilling session of stories presented by the "Story for Kids Club" of Clarkstown North High School.  These teens will tell frightful tales and scary stories appropriate for brave little youngsters ages 5 and up.  Wearing costumes is encouraged!  Limited seating is available in our haunted basement room, so call 634-4997 x 121, to reserve your space soon -- if you dare!

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