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May 2012


The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

The Innocent by David Baldacci

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge

The Unseen by Heather Graham

Daughters of War by Hilary Green

The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe

The Compassion of Father Dowling by Ralph McInerny

Coming in October


Block, Francesca Lia. The Elementals.

Cornwell, Patricia. The Bone Bed.

Danielewski, Mark Z. The Fifty Year Sword.

Dekker, Ted. The Sanctuary

Doctorow, Cory. Pirate Cinema.

Flynn, Vince. Untitled.

Fury, Dalton. Tier One Wild: A Delta Force Novel.

Johansen, Iris. Sleep No More.

Leon, Donna. The Jewels of Paradise.

Mozingo, Joe. The Fiddler on Pantico Run

Sandford, John. Mad River: A Virgil Flowers Novel.


Jones, Nigel. Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London.

Lawrence, Alistair. Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World.

Shawcross, William, ed. Counting One’s Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Wood, James. The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays

Coming in September


Abrams, David. Fobbit.

Brandman, Michael. Robert B. Parker’s Fool Me Twice: A Jesse Stone Novel.

Child, Lee. A Wanted Man.

Clark, Clare. Beautiful Lies.

Cussler, Clive with Jack Du Brul. Mirage: An Oregon Novel.

Dean, Debra. The Mirrored World.

Díaz, Junot. This Is How You Lose Her.

Follett, Ken. Winter of the World.

Gerritsen, Tess. Last To Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Dance with the Devil.

Koryta, Michael. The Prophet.

Oates, Joyce Carol. Black Dahlia & White Rose: Stories.

Straub, Emma. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures.

Tropper, Jonathan. One Last Thing Before I Go.

Woods, Stuart. Severe Clear.


What's Cooking?: Food Allergy

Food allergy is fast becoming a public health concern.    There are 15 million people who are affected by this in our country, of which nearly 6 million are children.   The major food allergens are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.  These eight foods account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions.  Personally, it is a very serious problem in my household with several family members allergic to nuts, Crustacean shellfish, and sesame seeds.   It is not fun hunting for a tiny sesame seed on the bread or hidden inside one.  Each progressive attack can be life threatening if it is not treated immediately.   Unfortunately, we have not been strangers to the hospital for this reason.  Outside the hospital setting, food allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis.   

Fiction Audiobooks for May

BCD Bell
by Ted Bell.  Read by John Shea.  14 discs.  16+ hours.

BCD Brockmann
     Born to Darkness
by Suzanne Brockmann.  Read by Melanie Ewbank and Patrick Lawlor.  16 discs.  18+ hours.

BCD Chung
    Forgotten Country
by Catherine Chung.  Read by Emily Woo Zeller.  8 discs.  9 hours.

BCD Coben
     Stay Close
by Harlan Coben.  Read by Scott Brick.  9 discs.  11+ hours.

BCD Couch
     Tom Clancy Presents Act of Valor
by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi.  Read by Steven Weber.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

     The Prague Cemetery
by Umberto Eco.  Read by George Guidall.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Graham
     The Unseen
by Heather Graham.  Read by Luke Daniels.  8 discs.  8+ hours.

Thank you!

Dear Friends and neighbors,  I will be leaving soon and I want to thank each and every one of you for the honor and privilege of serving as Director of the New City Library.  It has been an exciting time and I take comfort in knowing that I leave a stronger and better library. 

Customer service has been the hallmark of my tenure.   A thorough review of procedures was undertaken and completed to ensure it was a customer friendly library.   Customer Service was highlighted at every staff meeting with many staff development efforts to ensure staff is prepared to go beyond customer expectations.  The Library has become known in the region to have the best and most responsive staff. 

Finger Spelling with Signing Hands

Families are invited to join us on Sunday, May 6th at 3:00pm for a special performance by Little Productions.

Ever wonder how deaf children and adults communicate using sign language? 

Here's your chance to experience this unique form of communication.

Learn how to fingerspell, play animal charades, watch deaf performers act and learn to "sing" in sign!  You'll learn to sign and sing, "Hands Up" and "I Just can't wait to be King" from Disney's "The Lion King."  Parents, did you know that many Universities and Colleges now accept American Sign Language as a foreign language credit? 

Come and enjoy the show as you learn to use American Sign Language.

New Mysteries May 2012

Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett
Guns in the Gallery by Simon Brett
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
Rest in Pizza by Chris Cavender
Cop with the Pink Pistol by Gray Basnight
Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean
Antiques Disposal by Barbara Allan
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez
False Front by Diane Fanning
Death's Door by Jim Kelly   
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby by Ace Atkins
Final Sail by Elaine Viets
Bloodstain by Paul Doherty
Life Without Parole by Clare O'Donohue
Cadaver Game by Kate Ellis

New DVD Release May 1st

We have one new title for Tuesday May 1st.  It is:

Haywire (Ewan McGregor)

Royal Romances

Royal Wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton - from The Daily MailCan you believe it's been a year already?  Yesterday marked the first anniversary of Britain's Prince William and his bride Kate (now known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus).  America may not have celebrated with a bank holiday (though you're welcome to pretend, since our banks were closed on Sunday anyway), but I'm certain there were plenty of royal-watching Americans who raised a glass in their honor yesterday.

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