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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.

New DVD Releases for May 22nd

We have three new titles for Tuesday, May 22nd.  They are:

Dark Tide (Halle Berry)

Red Tails (Cuba Gooding Jr.)

This Means War (Reese Witherspoon)

Better Than Google

Sources of information come and go in the library.  Reliable print sources are replaced by their on-line versions.  Less and less is available in print.  In fact, users of Morningstar will be sad to learn that by the end of the year, it will no longer be available in print in its award winning (yes, there really are awards for binders) binder.

Supper Club Classics

                           

MAY 21, 2012 .....  begins Registration for "Supper Club Classics" ......

Enjoy pizza and join Librarian Marie McDermott as she revisits classics for young children on Monday evenings June 11, 18, 25 ... choose one date or all three.

Limited seating ....  6:00 pm

Ages 6-8

 

Rooting for the Bad Guys: Villain Protagonists

"Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?" -The Wicked Witch of the West

Okay, who out there has never rooted for the bad guy?  (You in the back, put your hand down.  I've seen your Loki desktop wallpaper, you so-called goody-goody!)  Much as we say we want the good guys to win in the end, let's face it: good can be boring.  Good has to follow the rules.  Good is hard-working.  Modest.  Clean-cut.  Strait-laced.  Narrow.  Predictable.  Like I said... BORING.  The really interesting characters are the ones who are willing to step outside the lines... or draw their own.

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