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Great Books on the Big Screen July 8 at 6:30

Movies, Laser Tag, Games, Snacks and more for teens.  On July 8 at 6:30 pm, enjoy a movie and have your picture taken with Elrond.  Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call to register, 634-4997 ex. 125 or 126.  You can also register online.  See you Tuesday!  Locked in the library starts at closing at 9 pm and the evening will end at 9:30.

 

New Mysteries July 2014

Possibility of Violence by D.A. Mishani
Night Searchers by Marcia Muller
Strangers by Bill Pronzini
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion Returns in Mr. Campion's Farewell by Mike Ripley
Identity by Ingrid Thoft
Denial of Murder by Peter Turnbull
Eyes on You by Kate White
Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie
Sorrow Bound by David Mark
All the Things You Are by Declan Hughes
Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber
Shots Fired by C.J. Box
Competition by Marcia Clark
Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo
Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley
No Stone Unturned by James W. Ziskin
Engaged in Murder by Nancy J. Parra
Rest Assured by J.M. Gregson
Catered Fourth of July by Isis Crawford
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Downloadable Music: Freegal

The New City Library has discontinued its subscription to the Freegal music service.

There were a few reasons for this decision. 

Freegal is a rather expensive product for the library to keep supporting given the number of patrons who actually used the service.  We have noticed, over the last year, that usage levels have continued in a downward trend. Another reason for discontinuing Freegal is budgetary constraints we now find ourselves under.  The cost, per download, for each song was quite high for the library. The third reason is simply a matter of the number of free streaming music services on the web which everyone has access to.  Some of these are Pandora, last.fm, 8track.com and Spotify.  There are many more streaming music services that patrons can get by going online.

Again, we are sorry to have to discontinue Freegal.  We hope our patrons understand our reasons for doing so.

New DVD Releases for July 1st

We have five new titles for Tuesday, July 1st.  They are:

Call the Midwife: Season 3

Hours (Paul Walker)

Legend of Hercules

Lunch (Foreign Film - India) (Blu-ray & DVD)

Pompeii


Historypin and Local History Online

On July 29th at 2pm I will be offering the second of a series of classes discussing the vast and ever-increasing local history resources available to the public online.  You can view the prezi for this course online here.   We will discuss local newspapers online, photographs and postcards, Ancestry.com, and what's coming soon.  One particularly interesting site I have been working with is Historypin, this site (and the accompanying app) allows you to pin images to a Google Map.  I used it to pin a photo of each of the Historic markers in Clarkstown to a map.   Learn more on July 29th.

Better Than Google

Morningstar Investment Research Center is now available online to help with your financial needs.  Those of you may remember that we used to get Morningstar Mutual Funds in its spiffy binder.  However, when it was discontinued in print, we declined to subscribe on-line.  However, with the great popularity of the on-line version of ValueLine, I felt Morningstar deserved another look.  The free trial convinced me that this would be a very useful business source for us, since it complements, but does not necessarily duplicate what ValueLine does. With the great tools Morningstar offers, you will be able to make educated investment decisions. They have a wonderful help and education module which teaches the basics of investments to novice investors, as well as providing us with their popular new and archived newsletters.

What's Cooking?: Fire & Food

 

Coming in December

Fiction:

Gerritsen, Tess. Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel.

Griffin, W.E.B. & William E. Butterworth. Deadly Assets.

Higgins, Jack. Rain on the Dead.

Koontz, Dean. Saint Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel.

Fowler, Christopher. Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery.

Margolin, Phillip. Woman with a Gun.

McCarthy, Cormac. Gardener’s Son.

Robards, Karen. Hush.

Rowland, Laura Joh. The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan.

Saramago, José. Skylight.

Non-Fiction:

Maciariello, Joseph A. A Year with Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness.

Mailer, Norman & J. Michael Lennon. The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.

Weta. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design.

Coming in November

Fiction:

Baldacci, David. The Escape.

Brown, Rita Mae. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.

Child, Lincoln & Douglas Preston. Blue Labyrinth

Clark, Mary Higgins & Alafair Burke. The Cinderella Murder

Connelly, Michael. The Burning Room.

Cornwell, Patricia. Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel.

Crais, Robert. The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel.

Evanovich, Janet & Lee Goldberg. The Job.

King ,Stephen. Revival.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Café: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Millet, Lydia. Mermaids in Paradise.

Patterson, James. Hope To Die.

Scottoline, Lisa. Betrayed: A Rosato & Associates Novel.

Non-Fiction:

Chandler, Raymond. The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words.

Coming in October

Fiction:

Chamberlain, Diane. The Silent Sister.

Connolly, John. The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller.

Cussler, Clive & Dirk Cussler. Havana Storm.

Grisham, John. Untitled Thriller.

Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter Street.

Macomber, Debbie. Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel.

Palahniuk, Chuck. Beautiful You.

Picoult, Jodi. Leaving Time

Rice, Anne. Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles.

Robinson, Marilynne. Lila.

Sandford, John. Deadline.

Smiley, Jane. Some Luck.

Steel, Danielle. Pegasus.

Tóibín, Colm. Nora Webster.

Woods, Stuart. Paris Match

Non-Fiction:

Bradley, James. The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia.

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