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New Romance Fiction for January 2016

(X= Holiday title)

In paperback:

The Best Laid Wedding Plans by Lynnette Austin (1, Magnolia Brides) C
Mastered by Maya Banks (1, Enforcers) C, E, BDSM
The Warrior Vampire by Kate Baxter (2, The Last True Vampire) C, S
Hard Beat by K. Bromberg (7, Driven) C, M
Wild Cowboy Ways by Carolyn Brown (1, Lucky Penny Ranch) C, W
Make Me Stay by Jaci Burton (5, Hope) C
The Muse by Anne Calhoun (2, Irresistable) C, E
An Amish Christmas Gift by Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin
      (2.5, Amish of Bee County) C, I, X (Pbk-Romance Amish)

New Speculative Fiction for January 2016

New to our shelves:

Death Wave by Ben Bova (16:3, Planet: The Grand Tour of the Universe: New Earth) SF, M
Corsair by James L. Cambias SF
Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole (15, Immortals after Dark) F, H, R
A Wild Swan: and Other Tales by Michael Cunningham with Yuko Shimizu F (Fantasy Cunningham)
Skyborn by David Dalglish (1, Seraphim) F, A
A Daughter of No Nation by A. M. Dellamonica (2, Stormwrack) F
Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher F, H
Dead Ringers by Christoper Golden H, F
The Geomancer by Clay & Susan Griffith (4:1, Vampire Empire: Gareth and Adele) F, H, A
Ruin by John Gwynne (3, The Faithful and the Fallen) F

What's Cooking?: The Slow Cooker

slow cooker

Do you own a slower cooker?  If you do, it’s time to dust it off and take it out.  Once you start to use it, it becomes an invaluable appliance which cooks your meals unattended.  I love my slow cookers.  I have three of varying sizes and shapes.  It is popularly known as “Crock-Pot” by the company who first manufactured it.  The crock is the thick and heavy ceramic inserted into the base unit which is insulated with the heating element.  The slow cooker uses low levels of heat, thus, it can withstand lengthy cooking times.  It can be left cooking unattended while you are working or running errands.  For those who have busy lives or want to be free from being behind the stove all day long, the slow cooker is a must have.  Nothing speaks to me like a ready home-cooked meal with little preparation.   

New DVD releases for January 5th, 2016

We have seven new releases for Tuesday, January 5th.  They are:

Captive (Drama - Kate Mara)

Experimenter, The (Drama - Winona Ryder)

Infinitely Polar Bear (Comedy - Mark Ruffalo)

Sicario (Drama - Emily Blunt)

Sleeping With Other People (Comedy - Jason Sudeikis)

True Detective: Season 2

Walk, The (Drama - Joseph Gordon-Levitt)


Beyond Books: A Film Fest of Food

In January, for our Thursday afternoon movie series, we will be showing a variety of films related to the theme of "food".  We will have two English language films, a Danish film and a documentary; a veritable smorgasbord for all.

On January 7th the film will be "Chocolat", starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp.  A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

On January 14th the film is "Babette's Feast" a Danish language film from 1987.  In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father and although they can leave, they choose to stay with him.  Then Babette enters their lives and things begin to change.

On January 21st we will be showing the documentary "Sturgeon Queens".  Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ & Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives to this day.

New Mysteries January 2015

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio
Thread and Gone by Lea Wait
Murder Under the Bridge by Kate Raphael
Scandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods
The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer
The Girls She Left Behind by Sarah Graves
The Herald of Hell by Paul Doherty
Presumed Puzzled by Parnell Hall
A Song for the Brokenhearted by William Shaw
Stillwater by Melissa Lenhardt
Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen
Guardian Stones by Eric Reed

New Music Releases, January 2016

Adele.  25                                                                                        POP ADEL 25

Bocelli, Andrea.  Cinema                                                                      POP BOCE CINE

Romp in the New Year!

That's right!  Romper Room on Saturday is happening today! Come in for a ticket for the 10:30am or 11:30am session.  Open to families in the New City/West Nyack Libraries district.  One adult per child is allowed, but each adult may bring all the children in their care.  Hope to see you later!

Loathe at First Sight

"What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?"
-Benedick, Much Ado about Nothing, Act I, scene 1

Beatrice and Benedick. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Leia and Han. Swoon-worthy couples and romances for the ages, all of them, but what else do they have in common? At the beginning of their stories, each of these couples absolutely detested each other.

To be clear, I'm not referring to impersonal enmity, here-- these are (for the most part) not people placed at odds by warring nations, class conflicts, or clan feuds. (You'll note Romeo and Juliet didn't make this list-- they had family problems, sure, but they loved each other straight away). No, I'm talking about couples who pretty much do the opposite of "hitting it off" when they first meet. This is the classic "enemies-to-lovers" trope, and it's one of my personal favorites.

New DVD Titles, January 2016

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