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New DVDs for November, 2010

THREE DAY DVDS

Aainaate (Foreign Film – India)                                                        #12662

Agora (Rachel Weisz)                                                                    #12644

Holding Patterns

Don’t miss another book being held because of a business trip or vacation.  Did you know you can suspend the material on your request list, not lose your place in the queue and select the date you wish to reactivate the list?  This ability not only avoids missed requests but also allows you to have some control over when your requests arrive.  This might offset the ‘when it rains it pours’ lament.  I set my fiction titles a week or so apart, but that’s just me.

It’s really easy, and now that you’re on our website you’re halfway there.   Go up to ‘My Account,’ click on ‘Holds Requests’ then click in the little box to the left of the title(s) you want to suspend; if you’re going away select all the titles.  Then choose the date to reactivate, and click on Change Status.  Circulation staff can do it for you at the library or call (ext 124) and we’ll do it or walk you through the process.

New DVD Releases for October 26th

The Girl Who Played With fire ( Foreign- Swedish)

Sex and the City 2

You Don't Know Jack

Winter's Bone

No Sparkles Here: Old-School Vampires

It's that time of year again.  The air is getting colder; trees are shaking off their summer raiment to reveal the skeleton branches beneath.  With each passing day, we lose a few more minutes of precious daylight.  The burgeoning moon is cold comfort to those who already yearn for the vanishing sun.  As the shadows lengthen, the 31 titles of this month's speculative fiction list lie ready to remind you why we should fear the long night.

You won't find any pale-but-sexy, misunderstood immortals in this month's offerings.  No compelling, tall, dark strangers with an unfortunate dietary requirement.  No soulful soulless writhing in metaphysical melodrama, no Byronic brooding.  (Okay... maybe a little brooding.)  No vegetarians.  And most definitely, positively, and categorically: NO SPARKLES.

New DVD Releases for October 19th

We have five new titles for 10/19/10:

Please Give with Catherin Keener

Predators with Adrian Brody

Don't Let Me Drown

Jonah Hex with Josh Brolin

The Tudors: The Final Season

Rockland History Month

The county of Rockland abounds with so much history reflected in county activities this month.  Residents have been invited to an interpretive walk on Iona Island, an island with a varied history of activity, travel a postcard ride of New City, view a play of John Andre meeting Benedict Arnold. The list continues. Currently the library has on exhibit images and original contracts owned by the Concklin family of South Mountain Road.

Take a look around you. Check out the many places that are part of our proud past. Remember that Rockland County began in 1798, 212 years ago! “Oh the place you’ll go” when you walk the Hessian Trail out of Bear Mountain; walk past Rockland Lake into the hills to view the remnants of a past ice industry; or visit the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River in Stony Point.

I’m certain you will return home with a greater appreciation for this very unique county, smallest in the state outside of Manhattan and yet an integral part of our country's beginnings.

Mystery Audiobooks October 2010

CD Mystery Christie
     At Bertram’s Hotel
by Agatha Christie.  Read by Rosemary Leach.  7 discs.  7+ hours.

BCD Mystery Christie
     Elephants Can Remember
by Agatha Christie.  Read by John Moffatt.  6 discs.  6+ hours.
     “Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver calls upon old friend Hercule Poirot to help unravel the mystery behind the apparent double suicide of General and Lady Ravenscroft fifteen years earlier. In such a cold case, the two must rely on the memories of “elephants,” those older people who were around at the time, who recall events relating to the tragedy. John Moffatt’s narration is charming. Poirot’s Belgian accent and the variety of accents identifying British social classes are utterly believable. Moffatt’s sense of timing exactly captures the period, and no bon mot is left to chance. .., even Agatha Christie’s lesser works are entertaining, and Moffatt’s performance makes this one well worth a listen.”
     AudioFile 6/04-7/04

New Text Messaging Service for Holds

Now you can receive a text message when your item on hold is ready for pick up.  Stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up for this handy service today!

New DVD Releases for October 12th

We have four new releases for October 12th.  They are:

How To Train Your Dragon (Childrens - will be released on Friday, October 15th)

I Am Love (Foreign Film - Italian)

In Treatment - Season 2

Splice (Sci-Fi - Horror)

New Romance Fiction for October 2010

In paperback:

Deadly Little Secrets by Jeanne Adams C, M
Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian (8, Midnight Breed) C, S
Warrior by Zoe Archer (1, The Blades of the Rose) H, S, M
Swept Away by a Kiss by Katharine Ashe H
Don't Cry by Beverly Barton C, M
When Blood Calls by J. K. Beck (1, Shadow Keepers) C, S
Last to Die by Kate Brady (2, Sheridan) C, M
Mark: Secret Cowboy by Pamela Britton (Harlequin American Romance: The Codys: First Family of Rodeo) C, W
Assassin's Heart by Monica Burns (2, Order of the Sicari) C, S, A

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