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New DVD Titles, August 2014

THREE DAY DVDS                                                                  SECTION

 

2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Foreign Film – France)                                Foreign

What's Cooking?: The Ice Cream Sandwich

I was just reminiscing the other day of things I loved to eat as a little girl in the summer months.  What came immediately to my mind were those ice cream sandwiches my brother and I would always get.  Our parents would give us change to run to our local grocery store.  We were barely able to reach down to the freezer to grab that 2½ x5-inch treat of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between thin layers of chocolate cake (cookie?).  You know the kind.  Funny, I remembered I was afraid I might fall into that freezer trying to get that ice cream.  I often prefer the Good Humor strawberry shortcake ice cream bar on a stick but my parents discouraged it because it was too messy to eat.  The ice cream sandwich provided a wrapper that can be torn circumferentially as this rectangular sandwich is consumed.  My parents were very practical people…and neat.  Wow, what tangent memories one little ice cream treat can evoke.  Create your own forever moments.

Keeping Safe

All libraries, whether public or private, are concerned with the security and maintenance of their material.  To that end, the collections in this library have an activated security system in place.  Most times material is 'deactivated' at checkout and you leave with no problem.  Occasionally the detection alarm rings even though you have a complete checkout receipt.  The  blame usually falls to barcode placement, most common on material from other libraries but sometimes on our older items as well.  Cases containing more than one disc might need extra attention also.  When  the alarm sounds we ask that you return to the Circulation desk; we'll deactivate the security and thank  you for  your patience and understanding.  

Better Than Google

Access Video on Demand is one of the most exciting databases we have ever had.  Unlike our more traditional databases, it doesn’t have text, but has video! So, rather than read information in the form of articles or e-books, you can watch actual films. Enjoy over 13,000 films, and 207,000 segments of free streaming video. Access Video on Demand and Archival Films feature eight comprehensive collections including films by such greats as Ken Burns, NOVA, Bill Moyers, National Geographic.

You can watch independent full-length films, archival films and newsreels, travelogues, plays, cooking shows, news programs, instructional videos on mathematics or career planning, and the list goes on and on. When you search by subject, and you will get a list of videos that pertain to it. You can even save them on your own playlist and watch them at a later time. I guarantee you will find something fascinating in this database.  Just explore it by subject and you will spend hours moving from one mesmerizing video to another.

New DVD Releases for July 29th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, July 29th.  They are:

Noah (Russell Crowe)

Other Woman, The (Cameron Diaz)

Board Bylaws

New DVD Releases, July 22nd

We have six new titles for Tuesday July 22nd.  They are:

Cesar Chavez

Heaven Is For Real (Greg Kinnear)

Masters of Sex: Season One

Sabotage (Arnold Schwarzeneggar)

Transcendence (Johnny Depp)

Tyler Perry's - The Single Mom's Club


New Music Releases, July 2014

50 Cent.  Animal Ambition                                                   RAP FIFT ANIM

Albarn, Damon.  Everyday Robots                                         ROCK ALBA EVER

Allen, Lily.  Sheezus                                                            ROCK ALLE SHEE

Medical Books

Need a really excellent physicians handbook that one can look up their doctors' background. The in one in the library is not good. Thanks.

Unfortunately in this digital age,  many of the print resources once available have disappeared. Our current physicians books published by Castle Connolly are one of the few readily available for library use. We will look into alternative resources.

Summer Reading Club Winner

Last week Thomas Calletto won a movie ticket to the West Nyack Mall in our "Book in a Bottle." His correct entry was Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins.  Remember that the winner is drawn from all the correct answers.  It's not too late to join the Teen Summer Reading Club and win weekly prizes including a free ticket to the Renaissance Faire.  We also have programs including crafts, food, movies, games and laser tag.  You can sign up on the left side of this page and also report online.  Prizes will be at the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Elrond and friends attended the showing of The Desolation of Smaug last week.  Afterwards everyone enoyed a spirited game of laser tag in the library after hours.  We will have another evening of games, pizza, and film on Thursday, July 24 starting at 7 pm.  Our film will be episodes of Sherlock from the BBC series.  Please register for this event.

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