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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

What's Cooking?: Cooking Video Journey

Chocolate Napolean

Ever since my colleague Nancy introduced Access Video on Demand, the database she recently acquired for our New City Library patrons, I was excited and curious as to what kind of videos and films there are in the area of cooking.  I was immediately drawn to the Home & How-to category to see the variety of videos from cooking shows to how-tos, from regional cooking to cuisines of foreign cultures of various countries and ethnicity.  There are hundreds of videos under the heading of Cooking with the following subjects:  Drinks & Beverages, Elements of Food, Popular Cooking Shows, Regional & Ethnic Cuisine, and Styles,Techniques & Basic Skills

LASSIE

 

LASSIE

September 12th marks the 60th anniversary of Lassie's television debut.  This program was based on the classic chldren's novel Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight.  Who wouldn't love a good story about a beloved Collie described as:  "A champion of selflessness, courage and loyalty, Lassie has been a hero to generations young and old, human and canine alike."  In honor of this day in doggie history, read the original Lassie story or one of these other favorite dog titles:

Winter Newsletter

Better Than Google

Just in time for school, I am delighted to introduce our new database Bloom's Literature, but you don't have to be a student to love it.  Anyone who has an interest in literature will find much to explore on this wonderful resource.  Containing more than 20,000 critical essays from journals and books, you will also find more than 13,000 biographies, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.

...well, okay - THIS would bother us....

...but when someone timidly approaches the children's desk and whispers "I'm sorry to bother you, but I have a question", please know -- it's really not a bother! We may look too busy at first glance, but we generally bring work to the desk in case we have a quiet moment when a patron doesn't need help. Although our duties include collection development, planning and implementing programs, scheduling room use, weeding, etc., all those other tasks can be done when we're elsewhere.  So please don't hesitate to come on over and ask for what you need if we haven't asked you first!  After all, we're here for you and your families!

New DVD Releases August 19th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, August 19th. They are:

Amazing Spider-Man 2

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4

Fading Gigolo (Woody Allen)

Good Wife: Season 5

Mindy Project: Season 2

Parenthood: Season 5

Only Lovers Left Alive: A Vampire Love Story

Personal Digital Archiving

Last Friday I hosted an introductory class on the topic of Personal Digital Archiving.  The Library of Congress has been the leader in this burgeoning movement, so we started by watching a film by them which I am embedding below. As the use of technology for taking photographs, videos, etc. becomes more prevalent, it is important to begin to think seriously about how we will save and preserve those "born digital" memories.  In addition, many people who came to the class were interested in scanning their photographs and creating new digital images.  We discussed both of these scenarios and outlined the basic 4 steps to consider when beginning a personal digital archiving project:
1. Identify what you want to save
2. Decide what is most important to save
3. Organize your collection
4. Backup copies in different places

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NEW LARGE PRINT FOR AUGUST 2014

Fiction

The Forsaken by Ace Atkins

Support and Defend by Tom Clancy

Fast Track by Julie Garwood

The Cursed by Heather Graham

Top Secret by W.E.B Griffin

Summer People by Elin Hilderbrand

The Director by David Ignatius

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Heist by Daniel Silva

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Days of Rage by Brad Taylor

The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods

 

Non Fiction             

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

John Wayne by Scott Eyman

Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog by Wendy Holden

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