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New DVD Releases for May 13th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, May 13th.  They are:

Easy Money (Foreign Film - Sweden)

Her (Joaquin Phoenix)

I, Frankenstein (Aaron Eckhart) (Fantasy)

Orange Is the New Black: Season One

That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron)

Happy Birthday, Leo Lionni!!

 

LEO LIONNI

Dutch author, Leo Lionni was born in 1910.  Inspired by his  frequent visits to the art museums of Amsterdam, Lionni  taught himself to draw at a young age.  Although he earned a doctoral degree in economics, he spent his early career working in advertising and writing for magazines, such as Fortune.   It wasn't until Lionni was almost 50 years old that he started writing for children.  He wrote over forty children's books and received four Caldecott Honors.  In celebration of this  beloved author's May birthday, please check out any of his titles during your next visit to the library.  Some of our favorites include:

Swimmy

Frederick

Little Blue and Little Yellow

 

 

 

 

Garden Rockers!

Come one, come all!  Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to join our Garden Rockers! Club and help keep the Children's Garden looking its best.  Several flowering plants from last season are blooming now -- even a couple of the pansies around the sundial survived the winter.  The dogwood is in full flower, bleeding hearts and columbines abound!  Call the children's desk at extension 121 or drop by and sign up.  We will be weeding and planting on Thursdays May 15 and May 29 at 6:00pm.  If you can't come at those times, you can volunteer to weed and water the garden when you are available.  Stop by the children's reference desk for further details.  We will have our Garden Tea Party on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8, at 3:00, which is open to all.  See you in the garden!

What's Cooking?: Let's Roll!

 

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t get any better than having a well-made Asian roll.  A bite into this lightly fried crisp wrap filled with mouthwatering ingredients is positively addictive!  We are not talking about the typical egg rolls that are filled with tasteless cabbage filling rolled into thick egg roll skins that appear in some American Chinese restaurant menus.  What is called an “egg roll” has evolved and the authentic types are varied by the texture of the wrapper (skin).  It is complemented by an infinite choice of flavorful fillings, both savory and sweet, reflecting both Asian and non-Asian cuisines.

Beyond Books: Do You Freegal?

Huh?  What's a Freegal?

Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the songs of the artists listed in the Sony Music catalog.

Though we have been providing this service to our patrons for a few years we find that many individuals still do not know about this wonderful product.

If you have a New City Library card you can go to our website www.newcitylibrary.org.  The first tab is "Find an Item".  A drop-down menu will appear in which downloadable music is an option.  Click on that and, "voila", you are on the Freegal Music website.  Now, to actually get into the site you will need your New City Library card barcode and your pin - which is the last four digits of your primary phone number (unless you,  yourself, have changed it sometime in the past).

Summer Teen Volunteers 2014

If you want to volunteer this summer at the library, please attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in the Meeting Room of the library.  At that time there will be applications for those teens who want to volunteer for the Children's Summer Reading Club.  Only 20 teens will be selected for the Reading Club, and you must be entering 10th grade or up to be considered. 

However, there are other volunteer opportunities for teens in grades 7th and up this summer.  At the June meeting there will be sign-up sheets for a variety of projects.  If you can not attend this meeting, please email the Teen Librarian, Mrs. Phillips,     [ mphillip@rcls.org].

Teen Volunteers

If you are planning to volunteer at the library this summer, you should attend the Youth Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 pm in our Meeting Room.  You can fill out forms for volunteering in the Children’s Department and also sign-up for volunteering for teen programs. 

If you cannot attend this meeting you should contact Mrs. Phillips by email, mphillip@rcls.org  before the meeting.

Opportunities in the Children’s Department are very limited and open only to those teens entering 10th grade and up for fall of 2014. 

Other teen volunteer opportunities are available to all youngsters entering 7th grade and up in fall 2014.

New Music Releases, May 2014

American Authors.  Oh, What a Life                                      ROCK AMER OH

Ashanti.  Braveheart                                                           R&B ASHA BRA

Augustines.  Augustines                                                      ROCK AUGU AUG

New DVD Titles, May 2014

THREE DAY DVDS                                                                       Section

47 Ronin                                                                                      Fantasy

New Mysteries May 2014

The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg
Bred in the Bone by Christopher Brookmyre
Killer Physique by G.A. McKevett
Antiques Con by Barbara Allan
Mrs. jeffries Pleads the Fifth by Emily Brightwell
Catnapped by Elaine Viets
Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart
Doing it at the Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose
Invisible City by Julia Dahl
Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum
Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson
Murder on the Hoof by Kathryn O'Sullivan
Black Lies, Red Blood by Kjell Eriksson
Bordeaux by Janet Hubbard
Johnstown Girls by Kathleen George
Marathon Conspiracy by Gary Corby
Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman
Don't Ever Look Back by Daniel Friedman
Axe Factor by Colin Cotterill
Pickled piper by Mary Ellen Hughes

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