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New Music Releases, September 2014

 

Ambrosus, Marsha.  Friends & Lovers                                 R&B AMBR FRIE

Bocelli, Andrea.  Love In Portofino                                    WORLD ITAL BOCE LOVE

Camila.  Elypse                                                               WORLD SPAN CAMI ELYP

Better Than Google

Does this picture bring back memories? Former students may remember our rows and rows of infamous “brown books”, weary looking tomes that contained Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC), Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), and Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC).  Students didn’t particularly like using these series, because, in most cases, they reprinted partial essays and critiques.  Some of the more demanding Clarkstown teachers insisted that the students have access to the entire essay.  Pre-internet days, this was very difficult for our small public library to find. The books also looked unappealing, and even I preferred other sources, although the content was excellent.  Another problem is that students, who were without a dime for the photocopier, or who were malicious, would remove the much wanted pages, leaving the rest of the students bereft.  Missing pages are no longer a problem with on-line sources, and we happily got to say goodbye to those cumbersome and space consuming books when we switched to the e-book version.

Young(ish) love: New Adult romance

A new, fast-growing category of romance has emerged in the last few years.  It's called "New Adult," and it's aimed at readers in their late teens to mid-twenties (college-aged to early adulthood). 

So, what exactly is a "New Adult"?  The protagonists in these books still bear some resemblance to their younger cousins in Young Adult romances-- they haven't entirely escaped the throes and drama of teen angst.  But they've achieved some distance from it, and gained the perspective and insight that younger characters often lack.  There's a marked change in maturity level, and the expected maturity of its readership. 

Fiction Audiobooks September 2014

BCD Addison
      The Garden of Burning Sand
by Corban Addison.  Read by Robin Miles.  12 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Bertino
     2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas
by Marie Helene Bertino.  Read by Angela Goethals.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Bloom
     Lucky Us
by Amy Bloom.  Read by Alicyn Packard.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Grace Blewer.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Brooks
      The High Druid’s Blade: the defenders of Shannara
by Terry Brooks.  Read by Simon Vance.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Brown
     Mean Streak
by Sandra Brown.  Read by Jonathan Davis.  10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Coelho

Documents for Trustee Vote 2014

New DVD Releases for September 9th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, September 9th.  They are:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Homeland: Season 3

A Long Way Down (Pierce Brosnan)

Palo Alto (Emma Roberts)

Words and Pictures (Clive Owens)

Battle of the Books Team 2014

Our team members are [top row] Sandra Charalel, Ally Eisenberg, Priyanka Ramanathan, Karen Zollinger, Nicholas Procino and Mary Phillips (coach), [bottom row] Vicki Cheung, John Walters, and Grace Singleton.

New DVD Titles, September 2014

THREE DAY DVDS                                                                       Section

Amazing Spider-Man 2                                                                     Drama

NonFiction Audiobooks September 2014

BCD B Clinton
     Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Read by Kathleen Chalfant and the author.  21 discs.  26 hours.

BCD B Philby
     A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal
by Ben Macintyre.  Read by John Lee.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD B Salinger
     J.D. Salinger: the escape artist
by Thomas Beller.  Read by Grover Gardner.  5 discs.  5+ hours.

BCD 155.9 Sharp
      The Emotional Calendar: understanding seasonal influences and milestones to become happier, more fulfilled, and in
control of your life by John R. Sharp. M.D.  Read by Arthur Morey.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD 306.209 Stein
     American Panic: a history of who scares us and why
by Mark Stein.  Read by David Drummond.  8 discs.  10 hours.

MP3 320.1 Mickl

New Mysteries September 2014

King of Weeds by Mickey Spillane
Reckoning by Rennie Airth
Murder in Retribution by Anne Cleeland
Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller
Ghost Month by Ed Lin
Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman
Cinderella Killer by Simon Brett
Day of Vengeance by Jeanne M. Dams
Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell
Devil Takes Half by Leta Serafim
Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey
Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson
Grave Doubts by Elizabeth Corley
Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman
Lewis Man by Peter May
Button Man by Mark Pryor
Spring Tide by Cilla Borjlind
Blood on the Water by Anne Perry

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