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Historic October

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

In 1675, explorers required more accurate maps to navigate the seas.  Cartographers began by setting longitude at Greenwich, England.  On October 13, 1884 this location was established as the "starting point" of time, since it is at the Prime Meridian.  You can calculate the time at any location on the globe by starting at Greenwich (0 longitude) with every 15 degrees longitude representing one hour.  Are confused you?  Then check out www.greenwichmeantime.com for clarification.  Learn more about GMT, time around the world, daylight savings time, and more.  Still confused?  Then you need to come to the library and discover our collection of books and dvds about time.  Here are some titles to look for:

Greenwich guide (J529 DOL)

Time zones (J389 NAG)

It's about time (J529 EST)

New Mysteries October 2015

In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward
Mycroft by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Bark Before Christmas by Laurien Berenson
The Company She Kept by Archer Mayor
Pop Goes the Weasel by M.J. Arlidge
The Reckoning Stones by Laura DiSilverio
City of Echoes by Robert Ellis
Untouchable by Ava Marsh
You Are Dead by Peter James
Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
A Shameful Murder by Cora Harrison
A Kind of Grief by A.D. Scott
Grave Soul by Ellen Hart
Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon
Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb
Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs
Dark Reservations by John Fortunato
Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block
Lower Quarter by Elise Blackwell
Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet
The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay

A Word of Difference

Banned Books Week 2015If you're just joining us, we're in the middle of Banned Books Week 2015, the week that librarians and booksellers set aside every year to promote the benefits of free and open access to information and underscore the dangers of censorship.  Banned Books Week honors a right we never, ever want to lose-- our Constitutionally guaranteed freedom to read.  This year, Banned Books Week is focusing on one of the most-frequently challenged categories of literature: young adult books.

New Music Releases, October 2015

Ballerini, Kelsea.  First Time                                               COUN BALL FIRS

Blanchard, Terence.  Breathless                                         JAZZ BLAN BREA

Browns.  Aim Higher                                                         INSP BROW AIM

New DVD Releases for September 29

We have eight new titles for Tuesday, September 29th.  They are:

Aloft (Drama - Jennifer Conelly)

Entourage: The Movie (Comedy - Adrian Grenier)

Grimm: Season 4 (TV Series)

Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV Series)

Outlander: Season One, Part 2 (TV Series)

Poltergeist (Horror - Sam Rockwell)

Return To Sender (Drama - Rosamund Pike)

Spy (Comedy - Melissa McCarthy)

New DVD Releases for September 22nd

We have five new titles for Tuesday, September 22nd.  They are:

D Train (Comedy - Jack Black)

Do You Believe (Drama - Mira Sorvino)

Modern Family: Season 6 (TV Series)

Pitch Perfect 2 (Comedy - Anna Kendrick)

Results (Comedy - Guy Pearce)

Summer may be over......

....but there's still fun to be had at the library! Drop in for Chess Club, Romper Room, Storytime, Lego Builders, Sensory Storytime, Art-a-la-Carte, Mystery Pictures or our other non-registered programs.  Need to plan ahead?  Then sign up for a registered program like a book club, an art or crafts program - or grab a ticket to our first after-hours Family Fun Night Square Dance with refreshments and a real, live, in-person caller! There are always new books and DVDs coming in as well.  Just click on the Children's events tab, or come on in to check out our collections.  We look forward to seeing you!

Better Than Google

Streaming video is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it arrives. This rather dry definition of streaming video does not begin to describe the wonders of Access Video on Demand.

New DVD Releases for September 15th

We have eight new titles for Tuesday, September 15th.  They are:

Big Bang Theory: Season 8

CSI: Cyber: Season 1

Empire: Season 1

Furious 7 (Drama - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson)

Homeland: Seasonj 4

Jinx, The (The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst)

Love & Mercy (Drama - John Cusack)

Overnight, The (Comedy - Jason Schwartzman)

Battle of the Books

Our team from New City Library scored high marks in the Ramapo Library System "Battle of the Books" this past Sunday.  Teams members are Sandra Charalel, Marissa Krasny, Karen Zollinger, John Walters, Vicki Cheung, Nicholas Procino, Priyanka Ramanathan and Allison Eisenberg.  The Battle was held on the campus of The Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY.  Teens from 14 libraries participated.  Teen librarians from the system selected 8 books for this competition.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

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