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New DVD Release for April 17th

We have one new title for Tuesday, April 17th.  It is:

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station

Join Mrs. B for an out-of-library preschool storytime at Congers Train Station on Tuesdays at 10:00 am.  Sessions will take place from April 17 through May 22.  Please remember to bring a mat to sit on and a grownup.  There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  The Congers Train Station is located on Burnside Avenue, just off of Congers/Lake Road, near the railroad tracks - of course!  The program lasts 30 minutes or so and plenty of children will fit in the big room!  Hope to see you there! 

Better Than Google

"The world of libraries is changing, and we have to change with it." Anthony W. Marx, President of the New York Public Library

Remember when in order to do a paper for school, you had to come into the library for the information?  Remember running in before the library closed on Sunday night (yes, we used to be open until 8:00 on Sundays during the school year) and feverishly photocopying from the reference books?  As a librarian for many years, I helped many a panic-stricken student who was desperately trying to piece together enough information to complete the assignment while the angry parent hissed "I told you not to wait until the last minute..." Well, they did and we helped them the best we could.

New Romance Fiction for April 2012

In paperback:

Afterglow by Cherry Adair (2, Lodestone trilogy) C, M, S
Run from Fear by Jami Alden (3, Beg for Mercy) C, M
Passion Wears Pearls by Renee Bernard (4, Jaded Gentlemen) H
Perilous Pleasures by Jenny Brown (3, Lords of the Seventh House) H, S
Dying Wish by Shannon K. Butcher (6, Sentinel Wars) C, S
Darkness Bound by Stella Cameron C, S, M
Waltz This Way by Dakota Cassidy C
In the Flesh by Portia Da Costa (1, The Ladies' Sewing Circle) H
Saving Hope by Margaret Daley (1, Men of the Texas Rangers) C, I, W
A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare (2, Spindle Cove) H

New Speculative Fiction for April 2012

New to our shelves:

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear (1, Eternal Sky) F, H
The Master of Heathcrest Hall by Galen Beckett (3, Mrs. Quent) F, A, M
Bridge of Dreams by Anne Bishop (3, Ephemera) F, H, R
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (3, Alpha and Omega) F, H, R
The Steel Seraglio by Mike, Linda, and Louise Carey F, H
Intruder by C. J. Cherryh (4, Foreigner 4) SF
Wide Open by Deborah Coates F, H, M, R
The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Cory Doctorow SF
A Crown Imperiled by Raymond E. Feist (2, Riftwar: Chaoswar) F
Body, Inc. by Alan Dean Foster (2, Tipping Point trilogy) SF, M

Movie Today!

Don't forget our School's Out Movie is showing at 3:00 pm TODAY!  There will be popcorn!  This animated film from deep in the rainforest shows the struggle between the nature sprites and encroaching development....featuring the voice acting of Robin Williams, Tim Curry, and others.  Just in time for Earth Day!

Black Sheep in the Family

Genealogy for Librarians is an email I subscribe to and lately there was discussion about "black sheep" in family research. EVERYONE has at least one in their family history. Yet, I have found thatpeople seem to think it reflects on them today. I know one person who upon finding her relative was unwed with children, was so devastated she dropped her research.

One researcher pointed out blacksheepancestors.com as a source for records in U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Check it out! There is International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists that has a web site, blacksheep.rootsweb.com

In past centuries, there were various factors that caused people to be reported in asylums. For one, mental hospitals were the only one in certain areas and served all regular hospital functions, including  births, appendectomies and broken bones.People with behaviorial problems due to head injury, illness,"hardening of the arteries", senility etc were often admitted to residential institutions.

1940 Census Has Arrived

After 10 long years, the 1940 federal census was released online in early April. For all those who need to find lost relatives and document findings, here is a chance to begin searching. By law, the federal census is withheld for 72 years so all who want to view the 1950 records will have to wait  another 10 years.

The Genealogy Society of Rockland will be meeting Tuesday, April 24 at 7 PM. At this meeting, members will be viewing the new census and making comments and observations. Should you have questions, plan to attend. Interested persons are always welcomed.

New Music Releases, April 2012

Adele.  21 (additional copy)                                                 MR ADEL TO

Bentley, Dierks.  Home                                                        MG BENT HOM

New DVD Releases for April 10th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, April 10th.  They are:

Happy Feet Two (Childrens)

Iron Lady, The

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