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What's Cooking?: Ice Pops

I do not have a sweet tooth.  Sweets just don’t do anything for me except to add more weight.  I will quickly add that I have an affinity for savory and salty foods.  At parties, you would find me scouting for those chips; especially the kettle potato chips…love that double and triple folded crunch.  As you can see, I am getting away with the topic at hand talking about my own food weakness.  However, the sweets that I do prefer include ice cream and ice pops.  It’s hard to resist these lightly sweet treats that are so refreshing especially in the summer months.  I don't even mind it in the cool weather.

New Music Releases, June, 2012

Barenaked Ladies.  Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One                    MR BARE SUI

Barnes, Dave.  Stories To Tell                                                      MR BARN STT

Bell, Joshua.  French Impressions                                                  F BELL FI

New DVD Titles, June, 2012

 

THREE DAY DVDS

Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close)

Bicycle Bride

Certified Copy (Juliette Binoche)

Chronicle (Sci-Fi)

Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes)

Dark Tide (Halle Berry)

Gone (Amanda Seyfried)

Goon (Comedy)

Grey, The (Liam Neeson)

Haywire

Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (Foreign Film – France)

Joyful Noise (Queen Latifah)

Kinyarwanda

Man on a Ledge

Mysteries of Lisbon (Foreign Film – Portugal)

New Year’s Eve

One for the Money (Katherine Heigl)

Raajneeti (Foreign Film – India)

Rampart (Woody Harrelson)

Red Tails (Cuba Gooding, Jr.)

This Means War (Reese Witherspoon)

Vow, The (Rachel McAdams)

W./E. (Director: Madonna)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Tilda Swinton)

Women on the 6th Floor (Foreign Film – France)

Website of the Month

    June Website

Build Yourself Wild is a fun website from the Wild Life Conservation Society.  Create an image of yourself enhanced with a variety of animal features.  When it is complete, you will be given a name for your new creature along with a description of each part.  For example, my creature's is a "Gaz-ossa-bush-ger-tom-lion", which has the horns of a Thomson's gazelle, Fossa ears, Bush Baby eyes, Siberian Tiger paws, Tomato Frog legs, and an African Lion tail.  CRAZY!!  Now you can print it, send it to a friend, or set it to your computer's wallpaper. 

In addition, links to these wildlife centers are provided:  Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo

New DVD Releases for June 5th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, June 5th.  They are:

Act of Valor

Breaking Bad: Season 4

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 8

John Carter

Safe House (Denzel Washington)

Underworld: Awakening (Kate Beckinsale)

Catalog upgrade complete

Enterprise, the public library catalog, has been upgraded.  Some of the improvements you will notice:  a pickup by date for holds will be displayed; holds can now be easily unsuspended; active holds (meaning they are already on the shelf waiting to be picked up) can be cancelled online; and, with a switch to a server with more resources, greater stability with less crashes.   If you use the Firefox browser and the catalog is not displaying correctly, please clear your cache by going to Tools->Options and click on the Privacy tab. Clink on the link that says "Clear your recent history" and only have Cache checked. Set Time range to Everything and click OK.

As always, if you need assistance, please stop by the adult reference desk or give us a call at 634-4997 x 125 or x126.  Or text us at 265-010; type newcityref: and your question.  We're here to help!

New Mysteries June 2012

Fun House by Chris Grabenstein
Unresolved Seventh by Richard Helms
Hush Money by Chuck Greaves
Flat Spin by David Freed
Monkey Wrench by Terri Thayer
Fatal Fleece by Sally Goldenbaum
Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson
Lady, Go Die by Mickey Spillane
Vultures at Twilight by Charles Atkins
Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman
Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page
Simple Murder by Eleanor Kuhns
Dark Anatomy by Robin Blake
Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva
Sherlock Holmes and the Swedish Enigma by Barry Grant
Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd
Don't Cry, Tai Lake by Xiaolong Qi

New DVD Releases For May 29th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, May 29th.  They are:

Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes)

Gone (Amanda Seyfried)

Goon (Comedy - Liev Schreiber)

Man on a Ledge (Sam Worthington)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (Tilda Swinton)

Beyond The Hunger Games

Oh No!

I’ve finished The Hunger Games and where do I go from here?

 So you like Dystopian Novels.  Yes, those books which portray repressive societies keeping people in-line after a terrible war, plague, alien invasion, global warming, end of carbon fuel, brain eating zombies and/or other worldwide tragedies.  The future has never looked so bleak.  But you do not need to worry about a lack of reading material in the genre of Dystopia.  New City Library has plenty of titles available to satisfy every teen reader.  The following are just a few samples of some of the best teen Dystopian Fiction.

                Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Beyond "Fifty Shades"

If all the buzz about E.L. James' Fifty Shades series has made you curious to read it, there are three things you should know first.  One: yes, our library owns the whole trilogy (regular print only!).  Two: it's very popular, which means the reserve list is pretty long.  (Not as long as for James Patterson's latest, but you'll probably be waiting awhile.)  Three: it's got a lot of sex in it that many people would describe as "kinky."  (Don't laugh-- a surprising number of people have requested the first book without knowing anything about it beyond its popularity.)  This month I'm going to talk a little about the subgenre this series belongs to, and offer some suggestions for what to read while you're waiting for the next book (or, if you've already enjoyed the whole trilogy, what else you might like).  This means I'll be talking about books with similar content-- consider yourself warned, if this isn't your cup of tea.

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