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NEW DVD's

We have  5 New Dvd's for Tuesday June 14, 2011

Battle: Los Angeles

Big Mommas Like father, Like Son / Martin Lawrence

Hall Pass / Owen Wilson

Kill The Irishman / Val Kilmer/ Christopher Walker

Red Riding Hood / Amanda Seyfreid

Popping the Word Balloon: Graphic Novels for Adults

For me, the season of summer reading brings with it an opportunity to try new things, to read out of my comfort zone.  Speculative fiction is already out of a lot of readers' comfort zones.  When I tell someone I read speculative fiction, the most common response I get (after "What's that?") is "I'm not really into those sorts of books."  (The most entertaining reaction by far was a horrified "But... you're a librarian!")  I'm used to taking flak for what I read (hey, I read romance, too), but it still bothers me.  Speculative fiction encompasses such a broad panoply of styles, themes, philosophies, and yes, talents, that it's utterly unfair to dismiss the entire genre out of hand.  But there's a whole medium of literature on our library shelves that carries an even deeper stigma: comic books.

New Romance Fiction for June 2011

In paperback:

Hush by Cherry Adair (1, Lodestone trilogy) C, M, S
Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell H
Ripe for Pleasure by Isobel Carr (1, League of Second Sons) H, M
Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke (6, Dragonfire) C, F, S
Summer at Seaside Cove by Jacqui D'Alessandro (1, Seaside Cove) C
Laid Bare by Lauren Dane (1, Brown Family) C
Coming Undone by Lauren Dane (2, Brown Family) C
SEALed Forever by Mary Margret Daughtridge (4, SEALed) C, M
When You Dare by Lori Foster (2, Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor) C, M

New Speculative Fiction for June 2011

New to our shelves:

The Great Night by Chris Adrian F, R
Conviction by Aaron Allston (7, Star Wars: The Fate of the Jedi) SF
Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 by Kevin J. Anderson (Nebula Awards Showcase) SF (SF Nebula)
Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard (1, Enemy) SF, R, M
Enemy Games by Michelle Burnard (2, Enemy) SF, R, M
Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell (1, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier) SF
The Rogue by Trudi Canavan (2, Traitor Spy trilogy) F, M
Shivers VI by Richard Chizmar, ed. (6, Shivers) H (Horror Shivers)
The Meowmorphosis by Coleridge Cook & Franz Kafka H, F (Horror Cook)

New DVD Releases for June 7th

We have four new releases for Tuesday, June 7th.  They are:

Company Men, The (Ben Affleck)

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle (Foreign Film - Romania)

Just Go With It (Jennifer Aniston)

True Grit (Jeff Bridges& Matt Damon)

New York Historical Association

One of the best secrets is the New York Historical Association's annual conference always held the first weekend in June. I attended this past weekend and as usual, was not disappointed. The conference is always held near a college campus for both conference space and for dormitory rooms. For $70 registration fee, you can attend two and a half days of pure New York State history. It's wonderful!!

Speakers from both academia and the public sector present papers organized by subject. Examples this year included Demystifying Digitization, new directions in New York History, a talk on cemeteries about Harlem African Burial Ground and Westchester cemeteries. One of the most fascinating was a talk about the Rochester Riots delivered by Alexander Aldrich, first cousin to Governor Nelson Rockfeller and his deputy assistant. His recall of the activities during those riots was outstanding.

New Music Releases, June 2011

Ann, Keren.  101                                                                                  MR ANN OOO B21

Ashkenazy, Vladimir.  Six Partitas                                                         GP ASHK SP D63

New DVDs for June 2011

American Graffiti (1973)                                                                #13415

Anything Goes (1954)                                                                  #13414

June Fiction Audiobooks

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

BCD Science Fiction Bear
     Halo. Cryptum
by Greg Bear.  Read by Holter Graham with an introduction by the author.  7 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Berry
     The Jefferson Key
by Steve Berry.  Read by Scott Brick.  11 discs.  13+ hours.

BCD Black
     Red Glove
by Holly Black.  Read by Jesse Eisenberg.  6 discs.  7 hours.

BCD Brooks
     Caleb’s Crossing
by Geraldine Brooks.  Read by Jennifer Ehle.   10 discs.  12 hours.

BCD Brown
     A Time for Patriots
by Dale Brown.  Read by William Dufris.  11 discs.  13 hours.

BCD Clare
     City of Fallen Angels
by Cassandra Clare.  13 discs.  15 hours.  Read by Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn.

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