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Announcement of the Departure of Dr. Mitch Freedman

Dr. Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman announced his resignation as Director of the New City Library effective March 19, 2015.  He has served in this capacity for nearly two years.

During his tenure at New City, Dr. Freedman provided leadership, energy, and expertise needed by the New City Library and helped restore a positive image which was waning prior to his joining the Library.  Under his direction, the Library restructured the audiovisual department, refreshed the Children’s Room and upgraded the technology of the main meeting space. The deterioration of the physical plant was addressed with seven of the eight roofs redone and numerous other needed repairs completed or begun. 

Dr. Freedman also contracted with Library consultants who are working with the Library staff to develop a new five-year plan which will guide the Library into the future. His passion for perfection led him to ensure the Library’s future not only in function, but in encouraging the staff both in spirit and in action. Dr. Freedman was rightly proud that so many patrons come to the library each Thursday specifically for the Director’s Film Series which he initiated.

Better Than Google

Many of you savvy investors out there are familiar with Value Line, but how many of you are aware how it began?   Did you know that the real bottom dropped out of the stock market, not in the intial crash of 1929, but in 1932, when stocks were worth only 10% of their pre-crash value?  A young employee of Moody's at the time, was horrifed that his mother's entire nest egg was wipedout, and soon he was out of a job. Noting that there was no system for rating stocks, he decided to work on his theory of value line rating. This young man, Arnold Bernhard, decided to "find and disclose a standard of normal value which would so enlighten the investing public that the extremes of 1929 and 1932 could never again be repeated."  Thus, Value Line was born. Value Line is available through our database page, and has proved immensely popular with our patrons.  It is easy to use and includes all the great features, and more, that has made Value Line the gold standard for today's investors.

New DVD Releases for March 17th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, March 17th.  They are:

Exodus: Gods & Kings (Drama - Christian Bale)

Top Five (Comedy - Chris Rock)

Vice (Sci-Fi - Bruce Willis)

Living On in L-Space

Novelist Sir Terry Pratchett, NY ComicCon 2012I was working on an entirely different speculative fiction blog entry when I got the news that Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld universe, had died at the age of 66.  If you would rather have read about imaginary books today, my apologies.  (Don't worry, I'm sure you'll see that blog entry eventually.)  Instead, I'm going to talk about an author who's been on my personal "top five" list since high school, whose books I first discovered on the shelves of this very library.

Fiction Audiobooks March 2015

BCD Alcott
     A Touch of Stardust
by Kate Alcott.  Read by Cassandra Campbell.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Mystery Bradley
     As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
by Alan Bradley.  Read by Jayne Entwistle.  9 discs.  11 hours.

BCD Carter
     All Fall Down
by Ally Carter.  Read by Eileen Stevens.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Mystery Clark
    The Cinderella Murder
by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.  Read by Jan Maxwell.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Dorsey
    Shark Skin Suite
by Tim Dorsey.  Read by Oliver Wyman.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Forman
     I Was Here
by Gayle Forman.  Read by Jorjeana Marie.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

MP3 Gardner

NEW LARGE PRINT FOR MARCH 2015

Fiction 

Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

One Wish by Robyn Carr

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot by Reed Farrel Coleman

The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron

When the World Was Young by Elizabeth Gaffney

Die Again: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen

The Betrayed: Krewe of Hunters by Heather Graham

One Mile Under by Andrew Gross

In Your Dreams: A Blue Heron Novel by Kristan Higgins

Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

The River by Beverly Lewis

Last One Home by Debbie MaComber

The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

NYPD RED 3 by James Patterson

New DVD Releases for March 10th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, March 10th.  They are:

Captive, The (Drama - Ryan Reynolds)

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I (Fantasy)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Comedy)

Ouija (Horror)

Red Tent (Drama: TV Mini-Series)

New Music Releases, March 2015

Adams, John.  City Noir                                                       CLAS ADAM CITY

Alboran, Pablo.  Terral                                                         WORLD SPAN ALBO TERR

New DVD Release for March 3rd

We have one new title for Tuesday, March 3rd.  It is:

Foxcatcher (Drama - Steve Carell)

New Mysteries March 2015

Scandal in the Secret City by Diane Fanning
Hush Hush by Laura Lippman
By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates
Murder With Fried Chicken and Waffles by A.L. Herbert
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Plague Land by S.D. Sykes
Woman Unknown by Frances Brody
Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders
Phantom Angel by David Handler
Chessman by Peter May
Lies That Bind by Maggie Barbieri
Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen
Endangered by C.J. Box
Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King

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