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Service Update Revised

My previous blog gave a long explanation about hold pickup dates.  I also mentioned that our new software system keeps evolving; well it evolved a bit more today so I pulled that post.  Here is the most current explanation of what happens when your hold becomes available at the library.  All holds generate a wrapper with the first 4 letters of your last name and the last 4 digits of your barcode.  The item is wrapped, banded and shelved that day.  Email notices go out the same day and include a pick up until date. As of February 6, all reserves will be held for 5 days from the day they become available.  If you are notified by our automated phone system, the call is placed the day after a hold is available and remains on our shelf for 4 days from the date of the call.  Starting February 6, Roboguy will give you a pick up date.  If you check your account online, place your mouse over the green exclamation point.  You'll see the date the item became available and you have 5 days from that date to pick up your hold.

New Mysteries February 2012

Those Who Love the Night by Wessel Ebersohn
Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark
Parliament of Spies by Cassandra Clark
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
Confession by Charles Todd
Racing the Devil by Jaden Terrell
Fifth Victim by Zoe Sharp
Boca Daze by Steven M. Forman
Darkening Field by William Ryan
$10,000 in Small Unmarked Puzzles
Death by Killer Mop Doll by Lois Winston
Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell
Gone West by Carola Dunn
Golden Scales by Parker Bilal
Killer Crullers by Jessica Beck
Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates

Free Practice SAT Coming Saturday, Feb. 4

The library is offering a free Practice SAT for high school students next Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9-1 in the Meeting Room of the library.  All students must register in person, online or by phone, 634-4997, extension 126 or 125.  This four-hour SAT from the Princeton Review gives students the opportunity to experience the test and discover what score they can expect.  The student needs several #2 pencils and a calculator.  You can also bring a small snack and resealable beverage for the short break time.  The Scores Back session will be Tuesday, March 6 at 7 pm.  That session is open to both parents and students, and the tests will be returned at that time for a quick review of the exam.  For those students who can not pick up their scores on that date, the library will hold the results until the end of June at the adult reference desk.

Garden Rockers Club

Even though snow is covering some of our garden, Spring will be here before we know it!  Keep an eye on our website and think about warmer days!  We will need to get together in March/April to clean up after the Winter storms and plan our new season of gardening.

NEW DVD RELEASES

Another Happy Day

50/50

Final Destination 5

Real Steel

The Whistle Blower

New Romance Fiction for January 2012

In paperback:

Silver Sparks by Starr Ambrose C, M
Devil's Kiss by Zoe Archer (1, Hellraisers) H, S
Scandal at the Cahill Saloon by Carol Arens (4, Harlequin Historicals: Cahill Cowboys) H, W
Dead by Nightfall by Beverly Barton (3, Dead By trilogy) C, M
Changing the Game by Jaci Burton (2, Play by Play) C
Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr (15, Virgin River) C
Recklessly Yours by Allison Chase (3, Her Majesty's Secret Servants) H, M
Daybreak by Ellen Connor (3, Dark Age Dawning) SF, A, F, S
The Price of Temptation by Lecia Cornwall H, M
Love in Play by Zuri Day C, O

New Speculative Fiction for January 2012

New to our shelves:

Salvation's Reach by Dan Abnett (13, Warhammer 40K: Gaunt's Ghosts) SF
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch H
The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark (1, Callie McFay) F, R, H
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird by Paula Guran, ed. (3, Recent Monster anthologies) H
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill H
Collected Ghost Stories by M. R. James H
The Gravedigger's Ball by Solomon Jones (2, Coletti) H, M
The Third Section by Jasper Kent (3, Danilov quintet) H
Dragon Mound by Richard A. Knaak (1, Knight in Shadow trilogy) F, M

January Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Baldacci
     Zero Day
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Barclay
     The Accident
by Linwood Barclay.  Read by Peter Berkrot.  11 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Brooks
     The Measure of the Magic
by Terry Brooks.  Read by Phil Gigante.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Clancy
     Locked On
by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney.  Read by Lou Diamond Phillips.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Coben
     Miracle Cure
by Harlan Coben.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Connelly
      The Brass Verdict
by Michael Connelly.   Read by Peter Giles.  10 diccs.  11+ hours.

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station

Join Mrs. B for a six-week Winter session at the Congers Train Station.  We will begin our weekly program on Tuesday January 24 at 10:00am and our last session will be Tuesday February 28.  Remember to bring your floor mat and a grown-up!  Come to as many sessions as are convenient for you.  No registration is necessary.  This storytime is appropriate for preschoolers 3 and up.  Hope to see you there!  (Please check the library website during inclement weather, in case we get stuck in the snow and can't meet!)

Every Child Ready To Read

Child Reading EVERY CHILD READY TO READ!   FREE WORKSHOP! 

Wednesday January 25 or Thursday January 26  from 10:00 - 11:00 .  To register, call 639-5619

or e-mail clarkstownfrclc@gmail.com

You are your child's first teacher. Do you really know HOW  to read to them?  This research based presentation will explore how to work with your child at home to develop the building blocks of literacy, so that they can enter school with an advantage.  Children who start kindergarten with strong pre-reading skills are ready to learn, and to succeed. This free program is made possibile through the generous support of The New City Library, Clarkstown Family Resource Centers and Rockland 21 C. 

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