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The death of an author does not necessarily mean the end of a beloved series.  If the series has been successful, publishers will not let a little thing like the author's demise be a hindrance. A new writer is chosen, his or her name with be relegated to a tiny font while the title reads something like Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne in the Bourne Legacy by ... Saddled with a clunky title, the book will nevertheless sell briskly to those who are eager for more time with these cherished characters. My favorite example of a writer who appears to trump death by writing from the grave is the trademarked V.C. Andrews.  After her death in 1986, her family "wanted the torch to continue" and chose a writer to carry that torch.  The writer, Andrew Neiderman, has been unbelievably prolific and has kept her  many fans happy over the years.

New DVD Releases for April 12th

We have one new DVD title for Tuesday, April 12th.  It is:

Country Strong (Gwyneth Paltrow)

Let's Talk About Libraries

In honor of National Library Week, the American Library Association put together this great video. It contains quotes by famous people about the importance of libraries. Enjoy!

Video: 

Ancestry.com

Researchers for one week, April 7 through the 14th, Ancestry is offering free searching on the Civil War site. There are millions of records including pension records, muster rolls, New York town clerks' registrations and much more. Take advantage of this special offer.

April Mystery Audiobooks

BCD Mystery Beaton
      Busy Body: an Agatha Raisin mystery
by M.C. Beaton.  Read by Penelope Keith.  6 discs.  6+ hours.

BCD Mystery Bradley
     A Red Herring Without Mustard
by Alan Bradley, Read by Jane Entwistle.  9 discs.  10+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     Endless Night
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Hugh Fraser.  5 discs.  6 hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     The Hound of Death: and other stories
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Christopher Lee.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     The Man in the Brown Suit
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Emilia Fox.  7 discs.  8+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     Postern of Fate
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Bill Wallis.  6 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie

National Library Week is Coming

One week a year, libraries across the country sit back and bask in the spotlight. The focus is on National Library Week, and this year it is April 10 through 16. At the New City Library you will want to check out some of the fun activites we have planned. Community businesses are supporting us with great prizes. Several stores will give 10% discount at the time of purchase. You will need to show your New City Library card. Those participating stores are:

                Anna's Bakery in Congers                    

                Back To Earth - New City Store (good for supplements)

                New City Florist in New City

                Rhoda's Cafe in New City

NEW DVD RELEASES FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

We have 3 new releases:

Casino Jack / Kevin Spacey

I Love You Phillip Morris / Jim Carrey

Little Fockers / Robert De Niro

 

New Music Releases April 2011

 Adele.  21                                                                                               MR ADEL TO X99

Allman, Gregg.  Low Country Blues                                                          MR ALLM LCB R15

New DVDs for April 2011

THREE DAY DVDS

127 Hours                                                                                          #13120     

It was something like...

It's funny how the mind works.  Picture this: you're having lunch with your best friend.  A few weeks ago, you finished a book that you absolutely LOVED, and you think she'd really like it, too.  But now that you have the opportunity to recommend it to her, you find that a few key details (like the book's author and title) have slipped your mind.  You can wax rhapsodic about the plot.  You can remember the color of the dress the heroine is wearing on the cover, and you remember her name-- Rose.  (Or maybe it was Violet?  A flower, anyway.)  You know she has an eccentric older relation.  You sit there wracking your brains, feeling a little embarrassed over your lapse, and assure your friend that you're almost positive the word "Scoundrel" is somewhere in the title... or maybe it was "Scandal"?  (If you're a regular romance reader, you're probably laughing in pained sympathy by now.)  Anyway, you got the book from the library; you're sure the librarian could help her find it.  (Librarian's answer: "Maybe?")  Sound familiar?  I can assure you, you are NOT alone in this difficulty.

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