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New DVD Releases for May3rd

We have five new releases for Tuesday, May 3rd. They are:

The Dilemma (Vince Vaughn)

The Green Hornet (Seth Rogen)

Jolene (Based on a story by E.L. Doctorow)

Mao's Last Dancer (Foreign Film - China)

My Own Love Song (Renee Zellweger)

New Mysteries May 2011

Sixkill by Robert Parker
Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards
Slugfest by Rosemary Harris
False Money by Veronica Heley
According to the Evidence by Bernard Knight
Mourning Gloria by Susan Wittig Albert
Fall From Grace by Wayne Arthurson
Hard Day's Fright by Casey Daniels
Cookie Dough or Die by Virginia Lowell
Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant
Body in the Gazebo by Katherine Hall Page
Dead by Midnight by Carolyn G. Hart
Vienna Twilight by Frank Tallis
Hiss of Death by Rita Mae Brown
Among the Departed by Vicki Delany
Knockdown by Sarah Graves
Shadows of a Down East Summer
Magic Bullet by Larry Millett
One was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Mating Season

It's springtime!  Days are warming and flowers are bursting into bloom.  If you're like me, the signs of spring engender a desire to get the gardening tools out of storage and break out the heavy-duty allergy medication.  My fuzzier neighbors, however, are dealing with desires of a different sort.  All over my backyard, critters are chasing through the underbrush in pursuit of their romantic destinies.  Last week I could barely go out the back door without getting dive-bombed by a love-crazed songbird.  They're all doing it-- the birds, the bees, the rabbits, the skunks (ugh!), the werejaguars.... hold on.  WEREJAGUARS?  That's right, it's mating season in romantic fiction, too!  (Okay, okay... technically, It's always mating season in romantic fiction.)  Given the, ahem, effusion of Nature going on all around us, I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about a specific category of supernatural romance: shapeshifters.  If you're ready for a real walk on the wild side, read on! 

Fiction Audiobooks May 2011

BCD Allen
     The Peach Keeper
by Sarah Addison Allen.  Read by Karen White.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Atkinson
     Started Early, Took My Dog
by Kate Atkinson.  Read by Graeme Malcolm.  11 discs.  12+ hours.
     “…brilliant series featuring semi-retired detective Jackson Brodie. Feeling his age, Jackson is touring the ruined abbeys of northern England, a sucker for great landscapes and the poetry of Emily Dickinson (from which the novel's title is taken). He's also trying to track down the biological parents of a woman who was adopted as a child.”
     Booklist 1/1/2011

BCD Auel
     The Land of Painted Caves
by Jean M. Auel.  Read by Sandra Burr.  29 discs.  35 hours.

BCD Berenson
    The Secret Soldier
by Alex Berenson.  Read by George Guidall.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Billingsley

New Music Releases, May 2011

AC/DC.  Back In Black                                                                      MR ACDC BIB A07

Allman Brothers Band.  Brothers and Sisters                                    MR ALLM BAS P62

Bach.  A Strange Beauty (Simone Dinnerstein, Piano)                      GP BACH ASB S42

New DVDs for May 2011

 

THREE DAY DVDS

All Good Things (Ryan Gosling)                                  #13315

Casino Jack (Kevin Spacey)                                       #13307

Come Undone (Foreign Film – Italy)                           #13310

Country Strong (Gwyneth Paltrow)                           #13335

The Kindness of Strangers

   Our days are busy and our 'to do' lists seem to get longer all the time.  Sometimes a library book gets left behind because we are trying to accomplish so much.  Those of us who work at the library have been surprised and delighted when material finds its way back here because someone somewhere was thoughtful enough to return it.  We've received calls from automobile repair shops, restaurants and beauty parlors when a New City item was left on their premises.  New City residents bring back books found at airport luggage carousels or on airplanes.  People find books in our parking lot or nearby streets aned bring them to our Circulation desk.  In last week's mail, a package from Tennessee contained a book found in a hotel room in Washington D.C.  It was on active loan, we checked it and and it wasn't even overdue!  Recently a man from Michigan found 3 Playaways on an airplane and mailed them back.  His very generous act saved a family well over $100 in lost fees and allowed us to put these items back in circulation

Genealogy Gems

The New State Archives recently announced the creation of two tools, called pathfinders, to help genealogists and researchers locate naturalization and probate records created throughout New York. from the colonial period ro the present.

The time line for the naturalization abstracts  begins in 1664 and included is a description about a book, "Denizations, Naturalizatons and oaths of allegiance in colonial New York" by Kenneth Scott and Kynn Stryker-Rodda. A copy of this may be found in the Rockland Room.

Probate pathfinder descriptions begin prior to 1787.

To view this web site, go to www.archives.nysed.gov?a/research/res_tools_pathfinders.shtml OR if you go to

www.archives.nysed you will be directed to research and then to the pathfinders link.

 

 

 

 

 

The Gothic Audiobook

In the mood for a really good novel with a spooky feel ?  Picture a beautiful yet sinister mansion, with a dark secret and an actor (usually with a British accent) reading you a tale fraught with drama, suspense and passion.  I thought you wanted that!  Whenever I read a review that uses the word “gothic”, or says “reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s, Rebecca”, the title immediately goes on my listening list.  Take a look at the list below and you will soon be hooked to the gothic audiobook, too!

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
A Reliable Wife by Robert Gadrick
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

New Romance Fiction for April 2011

In paperback:

Hidden Away by Maya Banks (3, KGI) C, M
Never Again by Michele Bardsley (1, Wizards of Nevermore) C, F, S
An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverley (11, The Mallorens) H
Swept Off Her Feet by Hester Browne C
Pleasure Me by Monica Burns H
Living on the Edge by Shannon K. Butcher (1, Edge) C, M
Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy (5, Accidental Friends) C, S
Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole (11, Immortals after Dark) C, S, A
It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare (1, Gentleman Vampires) H, S
Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden (3, Deadly) C, M

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