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Serendipity Stories at Germonds Pool

Clarkstown Parks & Recreation opens the Germonds Pool on Saturday June 16 at noon!  Bring proof  of residency and admission is free for the day.  Look around carefully between noon and around 2:00 pm and you will find me handing out library brochures and reading some stories!  Pull up a towel and join in.  Hope to see you there.   I plan to visit  all the Clarkstown Pool locations for Poolside Storytime throughout the summer, so keep an eye on our webpage or follow us on Twitter for updates!

Photo Quilts

Family photos have a way of piling up, demanding organization and care. Fortunately, today we have many avenues available for arranging these family treasures. We are now able to email them, store on our computers, send to an online service for processing and post on a web site for anyone to view. However, one way that is not as well known is printing digital photos on fabric.

The Genealogy Society of Rockland has asked Debra Calyo, an avid quilter, to the June 26 meeting starting at 7 PM. Debra will bring samples of her creative work and explain the process.The technique is not limited to just quilts as most fabrics will take the images. Banners, clothing, tote bags are a few of the ways you can create family scrapbooks. For those with planned summer/fall family reunions, this concept may be a great way to share family memories with others.

The Genealogy Society always welcomes guests and those who are curious about genealogy. Meetings are scheduled on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. The group does not meet July, August and December. Hope to see you.

New DVD Releases for June 12th

We have seven new titles for Tuesday, June 12th.  They are:

Entourage: Season Eight
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Nicolas Cage)

In Darkness (Foreign Film - Poland)

A Little Bit of Heaven (Kate Hudson)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Robert Downey, Jr)

Thin Ice (Greg Kinnear)

Too Big To Fail (William Hurt)

By Any Other Name: Pseudonyms in SF

Have you ever had this experience?  You settle in for a couple chapters of a debut author's work.  Maybe it's a little different from what you ordinarily read, but the jacket looked kind of interesting.  Several hours later you sit in the near-dark (wait-- wasn't it light outside when you started reading?) gaping at the last page of the book, utterly blown away by the quality of the writing.  (Why are you suddenly so hungry?  Did you read straight through dinner?)  You scramble to find the author bio, desperate to know more about the creator of this fantastic work that has so captivated you.  This can't possibly be the author's first book, you think, it's just too good.  And there, in the author's bio, you find those three fateful letters: A.K.A.  A-HA!   You feel vindicated and... maybe just a little bit "had."  Debut author, my foot!  This is a well-known, established writer.  They're not even trying to hide it, it's right there in the author bio.  But... why? Why would a beloved author desert you and sneak off to write under another name?

New Large Print for June 2012


Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton

The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Force of Nature by C.J. Box

Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford

They Eat Puppies, Don't They? by Christopher Buckley

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Full Circle by Susan Rogers Cooper

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Flirting with Destiny by Sara Hylton

Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick

Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay

Beach House Memories by Mary Alice Monroe

Home by Toni Morrison

The Body in the Boudoir by Katherine Hall Page

Lullaby by Richard B. Parker

Sixkill by Robert Parker

Fall from Grace by Richard North Patterson

Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry

The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

All Necessary Force by Brad Taylor

Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick

Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods


June Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Science Fiction Bacigalupi
     The Drowned Cities
by Paolo Bacigalupi.  Read by Joshua Swanson.  8 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Baldacci
     The Innocent
by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  10 discs.  12+ hours.

BCD Berry
     The Columbus Affair
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  12 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Black
     Black Hear
t by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Bond
      Exit Plan
by Larry Bond.  Read by Dick Hill.  15 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Clare
     City of Lost Souls
by Cassandra Clare.  Read by Molly C. Quinn.  14 discs.  17 hours.

BCD Cross
     Kill Me Softly
by Sarah Cross.  Read by Kim Mai Guest.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

June NonFiction Audiobooks

BCD B Bissinger
      Father’s Day
by Buzz Bissinger.  Read by the author.  8 discs.  8+ hours.
      “Bissinger’s twin sons, Gerry and Zach, were born three minutes apart, and although both boys were born prematurely, Gerry left the hospital after two months able to breathe on his own; Zach remained in the neonatal intensive care unit, struggling to breathe and to survive. Although Zach never recovered from the brain injuries caused by lack of oxygen, he grew into a lovable man who loves people and who is a savant who memorizes people’s birthdays, features of maps, but who also loves the familiar and the routine structure of his life. So when Zach turns 24, Bissinger proposes that the two of them set out on the open road and drive across the country. In this wrenchingly honest road tale, Bissinger searches desperately to discover who his son really is as well as to come to terms with his own feelings of inadequacy and insecurity as a parent.”
     Publishers Weekly May 2012

BCD B Chanel

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



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)


Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (Foreign Film – France)

Joyful Noise (Queen Latifah)


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)

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