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Parenting Series: Nursing Knowledge

During the month of April, there will be a series of Monday morning programs concerning breastfeeding issues for new parents and expectant mothers. All aspects of the process will be reviewed along with secondary concerns such as returning to work and storage guidelines. Qualified counselors and personnel wiil be available at the sessions. Meet and discuss your concerns with other mothers and get your questions answered. Each session begins at 10 AM and ends at 11:30 AM.

New Mysteries April 2011

Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman
Alpine Vengeance by Mary Daheim
The Complaints by Ian Rankin
Bless the Bride by Rhys Bowen
Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Brothers of Baker Street by Michael Robertson
Deadly Cliche by Ellery Adams
Cold wind by C.J. Box
Death in a Scarlet Coat by David Dickinson
Lost Sister by Russel D. McLean
Scones and Bones by Laura Childs
Lethal Lineage by Charlotte Hinger
Live Wire by Harlan Coben
Touch of Gold by Joyce Lavene
Begging for Trouble by Judi McCoy
Empty Death by Laura Wilson
Dark and Stormy Night by Jeanne M. Dams
Echoes of the Dead by Sally Spencer
Off the Record by Dolores Gordon-Smith
Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder by Sara Rosett
Original Sins edited by Martin Edwards
An Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin
A Gentleman of Fortune by Anna Dean

New Dvd Releases for the Month Of March

We have 2 new Releases

Black Swan/ Natalie Portman

Fair Game / Naomi Watts and Sean Penn

2! 4! 6! 8!

Who do we appreciate!?

It’s the Pages! Did you ever stop to think about how all our books, magazines and audio books are shelved? Every day our Page staff puts away just about all the books returned that day and new items sent up by our Technical staff. Each item on our browsing shelves was put there by a Page. It is their responsibility to shelve non-fiction according to Dewey Decimal numerical order, fiction alphabetically by the author’s last name, and biography alphabetically by subject. If an author has several books then the titles need to be alphabetized. Did you know numbers go before words in a title? As an example when searching the author James Patterson, the title ‘4th of July’ is shelved before ‘Cross,’ and ‘Cross’ is shelved before 'Four Blind Mice.' If there is more than one author with the same last name, books are shelved alphabetically by last name, first name. Each author’s titles are then put in alphabetical order. Did I lose you yet?

Newspaper Choices

There is increased interest in researching old newspapers as they become digitized.This eliminates those blackened fingers, crumbly pages and musty smellsl! The time saved by keyword searching has also enhanced researchers' finding.

At the February meeting of the Genealogy Society of Rockland, two members discussed digital newspaper web sites that were very helpful to them. The first is offered by the Northern New York Historical Newspapers and the address is nnyln.net. Through this you can look at many of the newspapers in north western and central New York. The articles appear and you can reduce the full page to the article. The member speaking mentioned that he was looking for information on a relative and could never find anything about her. Voila!! He found a bunch of social notes that described tea and other social meetings at her house.

Newspaper Choices

There is increased interest in researching old newspapers as they become digitized.This eliminates those blackened fingers, crumbly pages and musty smellsl! The time saved by keyword searching has also enhanced researchers' finding.

At the February meeting of the Genealogy Society of Rockland, two members discussed digital newspaper web sites that were very helpful to them. The first is offered by the Northern New York Historical Newspapers and the address is nnyln.net. Through this you can look at many of the newspapers in north western and central New York. The articles appear and you can reduce the full page to the article. The member speaking mentioned that he was looking for information on a relative and could never find anything about her. Voila!! He found a bunch of social notes that described tea and other social meetings at her house.

New DVD Releases for March 22nd

We have three new releases for Tuesday, March 22nd.  They are:

How Do You Know (Reese Witherspoon)

Skyline

Tourist, The (Johnny Depp)

Not Just for Teens

Most adult readers regard "teen" literature as something to be avoided, since they are "children's" books.  I once had a customer  request a particular book she had seen in Barnes & Noble.  She was really excited about reading it, however when I said that the book was in the Teen Room, she quickly said she didn't want it.  I couldn't persuade her to change her mind.  Many teens, especially Clarkstown teens, can and do read on an adult level.  Teen books usually indicate that the marketing department of a publishing house thinks the book will sell more copies if it is marketed to teens.  In the past several years, I've seen some teen books become wildly popular with the general public, such as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne and all the books by Stephenie Meyer. 

 

Mystery Monday

The wallflowers of the libraries are those books that languish on the shelves unread and ignored.  Well-reviewed, (or they wouldn't be in the library), they are not sought out by readers, but may be stumbled upon by happenstance, a possible delightful discovery for someone.  What makes someone take a chance on an unknown mystery?  Is it an attractive cover, intriguing jacket copy, or a rave review from a favorite mystery author?  Do people stick to certain sub-genres, i.e. police procedurals, British cozies, dog mysteries?  Or, do they read omnivorously, picking anything that appeals at that moment?  What sort of reader are you?  Do you read strictly off the best seller list, reserving all your choices in advance? Do you depend on serendipity, enjoying the thrill of finding a really great book all by yourself? 
Below are some of these wallflower mystery authors, some suggested by members of the Investigating Mysteries book discussion group. Take one out and have yourself a good time.

Fiction Audiobooks February 2011

BCD Baldacci
     Hell’s Corne
r by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Cussler
     Crescent Dawn
by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.  Read by Scott Brick.  12 discs.  14+ hours.

BCD Davidson
     Me, Myself, and Why: a modern threesome
by MaryJanice Davidson.  Read by Renee Raudman.  6 discs.  7 hours.

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