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New Mysteries January 2013

Extra Credit by Maggie Barbieri
Dying on the Vine by Aaron J. Elkins
Safe Home by Chris Ewan
Blood Never Dies by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Sanctity of hate by Priscilla Royal
Best Place to Die by Charles Atkins
What a Ghoul Wants by Victoria Laurie
Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay
Fonduing Fathers by Julie Hyzy
Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett
Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton
Start of Everything by Emily Winslow
Illegally Iced by Jessica Beck
Bubble Gum Thief by Jeff Miller
Dead Shall Not Rest by Tessa Harris
Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti by Bailey Cates
Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
Revenge of the Crafty Corpse by Lois Winston

Tasty Tales

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Thursday, January 3rd and February 7th at 6:30pm

Help During Difficult Times

 

Help During a Difficult Time

Since the day that tragedy struck the town of Newtown, Connecticut, people have been struggling to comprehend this unimagineable act of violence.  As a result, many of us (including children and students) are experiencing sadness, grief, and anxiety.  Below is a resource link, prepared by the youth service librarians of Rockland County, to help us cope during this difficult time.  We hope that it can be of help and comfort.

http://guides.rcls.org/difficult_times

 

 

New Speculative Fiction for December 2012

New to our shelves:

Spirit's End by Rachel Aaron (5, Legend of Eli Monpress) F, H
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (3, World of The First Law) F
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks (3, Culture) SF
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (14, Miles Vorkosigan) SF, R
Cold Days by Jim Butcher (14, Dresden Files) F, H
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall (a.k.a. Lucy Weston) (2, Lucy Weston) H, F, R
The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman (2, Half-Made World) SF, F, H
A Tangled Bridge by Rhodi Hawk (2, Twisted Ladder) H, M, R
The Silvered by Tanya Huff F, M, R

New Romance Fiction for December 2012

(Romance Key: X = Holiday; E = erotica/romantica)

Blizzard of Good Wishes!

Many thanks to all who donated to the project.  Sandy Hook has been overwhelmed with snowflakes from everywhere!  We have mailed out what was already donated and won't be collecting any more.

To quote a recent Newtown Patch article:

"Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community.  We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time.  They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf......Snowflakes for Sandy Hook.  Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school!  Get creative!" This is just one project on the list.

What's Cooking?: Holiday Wintry Drinks

As the holidays approach, preparations get underway as we think about what to serve at seasonal get-togethers.  We check our menu list of appetizers, main and side dishes and desserts.  We tend to overlook those inviting wintry drinks to welcome family and guests, taking the bite out of the cold.  There’s nothing like being greeted with yuletide cheer of toasty mugs filled with spiced cider, mulled wine, or a hot toddy.  Before my guests arrive, I prepare a big pot of mulled spiced cider simmering ready on the stove filled with rich apple cider, cinnamon sticks, orange peels, and whole cloves inserted in wheels of orange slices.  The aroma fills the house luring travelers to the comfort of home.

New DVD Releases for December 18th

We have three new titles for Tuesday, December 18th.  They are:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Dog Days (Childrens)

Total Recall (2012)

Trouble With the Curve (Clint Eastwood)


This Is How the World Ends: Apocalyptic SF

WARNING: This may be my last blog.  No, of course I'm not leaving my position.   It's just that... well, haven't you heard?  The world is scheduled to end this week.  Oh dear, you haven't heard, have you? According to the ancient Maya calendar, the end is due on December 21, 2012 (at 11:11 a.m. precisely, in case you need to schedule a few last appointments or polish off your bucket list before the Last Trump).  But wait, there's no cause for panic!

Because I am a librarian to the end, I've made sure that you, my loyal readers, will be properly prepared for Judgement Day (as much as I can, anyway-- your soul is your own affair).  I've thoroughly researched the topic and compiled a few reading lists on the incipient Apocalypse and what to do afterward (if you survive).  I expect you'll have many demands on your time before the big day, but it's important to stay informed!  Knowledge is power, particularly when the world is plunging into limitless chaos.  (And episodes of The Walking Dead will only save you in the case of a zombie apocalypse.)

Make Your Own Gingerbread House

Learn how to make Ginger Bread House on December 17th at 2PM!  After watching a film, we will be decorating houses with icing and candies.  Registration starts on Monday, December 5.  Limited enrollment.  Please bring a large bag of candy to share. Can't make it that day or just want to learn how to make your own house from scratch? Watch the video below to cook along with Mrs. Phillips.

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