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New Speculative Fiction for October 2011

New to our shelves:

Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman H
Spellbound by Blake Charlton (2, Spellwright) F, M
Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense by Jack Dann & Nick Gevers, eds.
       H, SF, A (Horror SS Ghosts)
Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (1, The Books of Mortals) SF, A, M (SF Dekker)
When the Great Days Come by Gardner Dozois SF, F, H, A
Into the Hinterlands by David Drake & John Lambshead (1, Allen Allenson) SF, M (SF Drake)
My Soul To Take by Tananarive Due (4, African Immortals) H
Knight's Curse by Karen Duvall F, M, R

What's Cooking?: The Unassuming Tofu

When I go into a large Asian supermarket in Flushing, I am amazed to see the whole length of the refrigerated aisle filled with tofu products.   This does not even include other sections with their large sheets of tofu or dried goods.  It has such a diversified use that it is chameleon-like as it takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked in.  In itself, it is rather bland but when combined with seasonings, meats, and sauces, this unassuming food becomes an essential component.

New Music Releases, October 2011

 

A Day To Remember.  What Separates Me from You                  MR DAY WSM V03

Beethoven.  Piano Sonatas (Ingrid Fliter)                                  GP BEET PS E24

Big Sean.  Finally Famous                                                        MR BIG FF D02

New DVDs for October, 2011

THREE DAY DVDS 

13 Assassins (Foreign Film – Japan)                                          

Blow Out (1981 – Criterion Collection)

Bridesmaids

Colors of the Mountains, The (Foreign Film – Columbia)

Everything Must Go (Will Ferrell)

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan)

Love, Wedding, Marriage (Mandy Moore)

Music Room, The (Foreign Film - 1958 – India – Bengali Dialect)

Poetry (Foreign Film – South Korea)

River Murders, The (Ray Liotta)

Scent of Green Papaya, The (Foreign Film – Vietnam)

Thor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

X-Men First Class 

TWO WEEK DVDS

Army Wives: Complete Fifth Season

New DVD Releases for October 4th

We have four new titles for Tuesday, October 4th.  They are:

Fast Five

In Treatment: Season 3

Law & Order SVU: 12th Year

Scream 4

New Mysteries October 2011

A Crack in Everything by Angela Gerst
Blood Royal by Barbara Cleverly
Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel
Getting Off by Lawrence Block
Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet
Louise's War by Sarah R. Shaber
Burning Soul by John Connolly
Ghost Hero by S.J. Rozan
Backlash by Sally Spencer
Dead by any Other Name by Sebastian stuart
Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue
Jane and the Canterbury Tale by Stephanie Barron
Double Death on the Black Isle by A.D. Scott
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Quarry's Ex by Max Allan Collins
Or the Bull Will Kill You by Jason webster
The Vault by Ruth Rendell
End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
Paradise for Fools by Nicholas Kilmer
Shock Wave by John Sandford
Heirloom Murders by Kathleen Ernst
New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Consummata by Mickey Spillane
Tragic Toppings by Jessica Beck
Death in a Difficult Position by Diana Killian
Mind Over Murder by Allison Kinglsey
Florentine Death by Michele Giattari
Potter's Field by Andrea Camilleri
Serial by John Lutz

Love and Other Sports

It's officially autumn, and the minds of women across America are turning to... football?!  (Or post-season baseball... or ice hockey... or even basketball, though that doesn't start until November.)  Whether you're a sports fan or a sports widow, there's no avoiding professional athletics at this time of year.  So why fight it? 

After all, from a romance perspective, there's a lot to be said about athletes in their physical prime competing with one another, working up a sweat... (and don't get me started on the tight ends!).  Rather than attempting an end run around the season, why not go for the full court press this month?  Try out a sports romance!  There are all kinds of sexy athletes warming up the pages of our romance section, and these aren't the kinds of guys who play the field.  Whether you're looking for a running back to tackle, a baseball player to steal your heart, or a stock car driver who'll make your pulse race, you're sure to find a sports hero here for you.

Who says that sports kills romance?  After all, even tennis is all about keeping your opponent at love.

Everybody Needs Friends

The New City Library is proud and pleased to announce the formation of the New City Library Friends Group.  Our first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:00.   Local teens will be providing the program.  Refreshments will be served.

The Friends Group is an independent not-for-profit organization with three goals.

Fund raising for special projects that are outside what the library budget may afford.  This can include things such a garden and new sign or a museum pass that is too dear.

Library Advocacy which may include help with the budget referendum or attending legislative breakfast or lobby day in Albany.

Supporting public awareness and spreading the word of the many wonderful services the library provides.

Not Your Top 10

Below you'll find the top 10 reasons customers wind up paying for a lost or damaged library item. Follow the tips to avoid the list.

10.  "I ran over it with my car."  Keeping items in a sturdy bag will store them safely.  The library sells reusable bags for your convenience.

8.  "The disc melted, scratched or cracked."  Discs and cases left in direct sunlight will melt so it is best not to leave them exposed in the car.  For your listening and viewing pleasure hold disc edges to avoid smidges or scratches.

7.  "My coffee spilled; it might be sauce; it's blueberries; gum..." and so on.  We've heard them all.  It's best to copy a recipe rather than cook from an open library book; food or liquids nearby is trouble waiting to happen.

7.  "The baby is teething."  Babies love our board books and not just for those cute pictures.

5.  "My puppy is teething."  I know about that one; Buddy, a dog of refined taste, dispensed with 'Arrowsmith' in one evening.  Fortunately it wasn't a library book.

New DVD Releases for September 27th

We have four new foreign film releases for Tuesday, September 27th.  They are:

Music Room (Bengali - Criterion Collection)

Poetry (Korea)

Scent of Green Papaya, The (Viet Nam)

Thirteen Assassins (Japanese)

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