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Better Than Google

If information is on the Internet it must be true, right? WRONG!
When I first started searching on the Internet, I was amazed that anyone could put something up there for the world to read.  This became quite apparent, early on, when I searched  for endangered species in Hawaii and came up with information posted by a fourth grade class in Hawaii.  Would I use it, would I trust it? No, of course not.  Librarians are trained to evaluate sources, and I needed something with an imprimateur of scholasticism.  Fourth grade homework is not happening!
 
Trustworthy information is of the utmost importance when it comes to medical matters. Any quack can put up a website and dispense inaccurate or even dangerous misinformation. You can find hundreds of examples of shady websites that are eager to take your money for worthless products. 

New Romance Fiction for September 2013

In paperback:

I Married the Duke by Katharine Ashe (1, Prince Catchers) H, M
The Arrangement by Mary Balogh (2, The Survivor's Club) H
Burn by Maya Banks (3, The Breathless trilogy) C, E
Surrender to Sultry by Macy Beckett (3, Sultry Springs) C
Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley (13, The Mallorens) H, S
A Bride for All Seasons: The Mail Order Bride Collection by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clophon,
      Mary Connealy, and Robin Lee Hatcher H, I (Pbk-Romance Bride)
      (contains And Then Came Spring, An Ever After Summer, Winter Wedding Bells, and Autumn's Angel)

New Speculative Fiction for September 2013

New to our shelves:

Omens by Kelley Armstrong (1, Cainsville/Omens and Shadows) F, M, R
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker F, A, R
New Earth by Ben Bova (15, Planet: The Grand Tour of the Universe) SF, M
Blood of the Lamb: A Novel of Secrets by Sam Cabot (a.k.a. Carlos Dews and S.J. Rozan) H, M, R
Undead and Unsure by MaryJanice Davidson (12, Queen Betsy) H, R
Wrath-Bearing Tree by James Enge (2, A Tournament of Shadows) F, M
Heaven's Fall by David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt (3, Heaven's Shadow) SF, M (SF Goyer)
Quick Fix by Linda Grimes (2, In a Fix) F, M, R

Director’s Report to the Board of Trustees for September

In September New City Library returns to regularly scheduled library hours of service to the public.  (Once the new system is installed we know that this should be the last time it will be a challenge to change the telephone message from summer hours to winter hours.)  We are pleased that the Library will be offering continuing and new programs that we trust will be well-received and successful.  The Fall 2013 issue of Fine Print, Newsletter of the New City Library was published on the web site, and many copies are available at various library locations.  Fine Print is also distributed to over 7,500 cardholders who provided their email addresses.  The Children’s print version can be found in the Children’s Department. 
 

Click read more below to see the whole report.                                  


Fiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD Adler
     Please Don’t Tell
by Elizabeth Adler.  Read by Bernadette Dunne.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Andrews
     Ladies’ Night
by Mary Kay Andrews.  Read by Kathleen McInerney.  14 discs.  17+ hours.

BCD Atkins
     The Broken Places
by Ace Atkins.  Read by Brian d’Arcy James.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Bohjalian
     Light in the Ruins
by Chris Bohjalian.  Read by Cassandra Campbell and Mark Bramhall.  9 discs.  9+ hours.

BCD Science Fiction Bova
     New Earth
by Ben Bova.  Read by Stefan Rudnicki.  8 discs.  10 hours.

BCD Brockmole
     Letters from Skye
by Jessica Brockmole.  Read by various readers.  7 discs.  8 hours.

BCD Brooks

All Aboard! Storytime is back!

                     

NO PROGRAM ON TUESDAY 10/8/13. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Drop-in storytime at the Congers Train Station will be presented for six weeks, starting September 17th, every Tuesday at 10am.  Bring a mat to sit on and grownups must stay with their little ones.  No registration or library card is needed, so come by when it is convenient for your family. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  Suitable for good little listeners ages 3 and up.  The last session will be on October 29th and will feature spooky stories, so wear your costumes! 

Nonfiction Audiobooks September 2013

BCD B Ford
      I Invented the Modern Age: the rise of Henry Ford
by Richard Snow.  Read by Sean Runnette. 11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD B Hance
     I’ll See You Again
by Jackie Hance with Janice Kaplan.  Read by the author.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD B Hudgins
      The Joker: a memoir
by Andrew Hudgins.  Read by Jeff Cummings.  10 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD B Kissinger
     Kissinger: a biography
by Walter Isaacson. Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.  28 discs.  28+ hours.

BCD B McVea
     Waking Up in Heaven: a true story of brokenness, heaven, and life again
by Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski.  Read by Crystal McVea.  7 discs.  8 hours.

New DVD Releases for September 10th

We have six new titles for Tuesday, September 10th.  They are:

Army Wives: Season 7

Big Bang Theory: Season 6

Castle: Season 5

Homeland: Season 2

Peeples (David Alan Grier)

Star Trek - Into Darkness (Zachary Quinto)

What's Cooking?: Amish Friendship Bread

It is the end of the summer season.   No more 90 degree plus temperatures, nor sweating through a heat wave, nor being drenched in the humidity.   Yet amidst the sauna like conditions, I was crazy enough to bake my way through the whole summer with this one recipe - Amish Friendship Bread.  Everyone loved it!  It spurred me on to fire that oven even through those hot days.    

Battle of the Books

After a grueling competition amongst teens from libraries in the Catskills, Orange and Rockland Counties, New City Library  took home the Banner for Third Place.  From left to right are the following team members:  Shawna McKivergan, Marie Yatsky, Mary Phillips, Priyanka Ramanathan, Nicholas Procino, Ben Eisenberg, Allison Eisenberg, Susan Zollinger, Karen Zollinger, Chanda Bhandal, and Rathna Ramanathan.

The Teens read eight books representing classics, nonfiction, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, graphic novel and realistic fiction.  The titles were

1.     The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Donan Doyle

2.     How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

3.     Legend by Marie Lu

4.     Smile by Raina Telgemeier

5.     13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

6.     Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

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