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New DVD Releases February 18th

We have three new titles for Tuesday February 18th.  They are:

About Time (Rachel McAdams)

Dallas Buyers Club

Wadjda (Foreign Film - Saudi Arabia)

Better Than Google

While reading through my past blog entries, I was surprised that I had never written about one of our oldest and best used databases, ReferenceUSA. This database has been around since 1992, and we were one of their earliest subscribers. Here are some of the reasons why we continue to subscribe.

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for February

1. AV Project

As the June 30, 2014 deadline looms larger and larger, a great amount of work is being accomplished that should bring us to that goal in a timely manner.  The goal of the AV Grant was to make the library’s DVD, CD, and game discs directly available to the public.  It seems simple enough, but to get the results that would be best for the library patrons, a great effort is required.  I am pleased to report that Marianne Silver, Janet Makoujy, Gail Seidenfrau, and Susan Telesca have all pitched in, and have done and continue to do an excellent job of moving the project forward.

Once completed, the changes made will be immediately obvious to anyone who crosses the library threshold, starting with the lobby (area by the circulation desk), the children’s department, and the even greater changes made to the Lower Level and 1st Floor areas of the Adult Services Department. 

The two project areas will be discussed separately, and will be followed by a few specific items related to the project:

 

New DVD Releases for February 11th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, February 11th.  They are:

All Is Lost (Robert Redford)

Austenland (Keri Russell)

Diana (Naomi Watts)

Ender's Game (Harrison Ford)

How I Live Now (Saoirse Ronan)

Boys Book Club

BOYS FREE CHOICE BOOK CLUB

REGISTER NOW!!!

Space is still available in this brand new book club for boys in 3rd grade and up.  Each participant will read whatever they choose---fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazine, etc.  Monthly meetings will include discussion,                      extension activities and snacks. 

Thursdays at 6:30pm

 April 10th, May 8th, June 12th

Contact Librarian, Amy Chesman for more information:

634-4997 ext. 121 or achesman@rcls.org

Fiction Audiobooks February 2014

BCD Adler-Olsen
     The Purity of Vengeanc
e by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  Read by Grame Malcolm.  11 discs.  14 hours.

BCD Allen
   Lost Lake
by Sarah Addison Allen.  Read by Janet Metzger.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Almond
     The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean
by David Almond.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Anderson
     The Impossible Knife of Memory
by Laurie Halse Anderson.  Read by Julia Whelan and Luke Daniels.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Buchan
     The Thirty-Nine Steps
by John Buchan.   Read by Steven Crossley.  4 discs.  4+ hours.
  
MP3 Catton
     Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton.  Read by Mark Meadows.  2 discs.  30 hours.

BCD Clancy

Fiction Audiobooks January 2014

BCD Baker
     The Big Crowd
by Kevin Baker.  Read by Richard Poe.  14 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     King and Maxwell
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty with Orlagh Cassidy.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Science Fiction Barnes
     The Last President
by John Barnes.  Read by Angela Dawe.  11 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Carriger
     Curtsies and Conspiracies
by Gail Carriger. Read by Moira Quirk.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Cusick
     Cherry Money Baby
by John M. Cusick.  Read by Sarah Elmaleh.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Day
     Afterburn
by Sylvia Day.  Read by Amy McFadden.  3 discs.  3+ hours.

Beyond Books: The Oscars

How quickly a year passes!  It's hard to believe but, once again, we are fast approaching the Academy Awards show which will be aired on Sunday, March 2nd.

This year, as last year, there are nine films nominated in the Best Picture category.  There are so many worthy contenders for best film that, in my opinion, it will be hard to pick "the best".  There have also been some truly memorable acting performances this year.  Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchette (Blue Jasmine) have all made their respective characters come totally alive on the screen.  This has, indeed, been a good year for the movie industry.

Last year, for the first time, the New City Library AV Department had a "pick the Oscar winners" contest.  It was so popular with our patrons that I decided to, once again, have the same contest this year. Click here to enter!

New DVD Releases for February 4

We have six new titles for Tuesday, February 4th.  They are:

Baggage Claim

Escape Plan (Sylvester Stallone)

Gasland: Part II (Documentary)

Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (Jennifer Hudson)

Mother of George (Foreign Film - Nigeria - English Language)

Romeo and Juliet (Damian Lewis)

New Music Releases, February 2014

 

Active Child.  Rapor EP                                                               MR ACTI RE

Benedetti, Nicola.  The Violin                                                       F BENE VIO

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