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This review was submitted by Caitlyn Waletzky for our Raving Reviews program.  If you would like to write reviews for our Teen Page, please come to our Monday, June 30 program downstairs in the Story Time Room.  You too can be a critic.

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, published-2011

Better Than Google

While I like all of our databases I do have a favorite that I use all the time. That database is Novelist Plus, fun to use and a great help to those of us who do readers advisory.  You can use it to find books in series order, find a read-alike, a book review, a book discussion guide and much more.  If you remember parts of a plot and forget the author and title, you can describe the plot in a few words and see what Novelist finds.  There are feature articles about authors, genres and trends in literature.  There are lists of annotated recommended books by genres and sub-genres, for example, religious mysteries, humorous romances and biblical fiction.  One of the nice features is the read-alikes, for every book you click on, Novelist will provide three read-alikes.  This database is great for book discussion groups searching for another title.  They have also partnered with GoodReads, so you can check other reader reviews.  In some cases, it provides a first chapter, ao you can get a sample of the book.

New DVD Releases for July 17th

We have five new titles for Tuesday, July 17th.  They are:

Casa de mi Padre (Will Ferrell)

Friends With Kids

Lockout (Guy Pearce)

Salmon Fishing In the Yemen (Emily Blunt)

Three Stooges, The



Are we there yet????

  Sound familiar?  Why not keep those tots busy with a read-a-long title during those long car drives?  We have a big selection of new titles and old favorites here in the Children's Department.   Also - the older kids may enjoy listening to the latest Theodore Boone title by John Grisham, or they could listen to popular titles from Lemony Snicket, Roald Dahl, or J.K. Rowling.  Come on in and browse through our big selection of books on CD, Playaways, and Read-a-long kits before you hit the road.  All of these formats in children's circulate for one month.

For a more thorough list - click here: http://guides.rcls.org/content.php?pid=326967

Ancestry and NY State Archives

In reading New York Archives, a quarterly publication from the New York State Archives, I discovered a recent article about the collaboration of these two agencies. Recently it was agreed to post selected genealogical resources from the State Archives and Library along with some local government repositories. You can access the site via the State Archives' web page (www.archives.nysed.gov), create an account by using their email addresses and then search records from participating institutions.

Records include:

NY State Census, 1915 and 1925

NY Census of Inmates in Almhouses, 1830 and 1920

NY Marriages, 1600-1784

NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861- 1900

For a full list, read the Summer issue, Volume 12 #1, page 5-6.

 

 

 

 

 

New DVD Releases for July 10th

We have two new titles for Tuesday, July 10th.  They are:

American Reunion

Being Flynn (Robert De Niro)

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station

The Storytime Train is making a special stop in Congers on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00am.  This is especially for young children ages 3 + who like to hear stories during the Summer!  Don't forget to bring your grownup and a sitting mat! 

New Romance Fiction for July 2012

NB: In conjunction with my May romance blog, I've added a new subgenre label this month: "E" for Erotica/Romantica titles.

In paperback:

Turn It On by Vivian Arend (1, Turner Twins) C, M, E
How To Be A Proper Lady by Katherine Ashe (2, Falcon Club) H
His Dark Embrace by Amanda Ashley C, S
Just Say Yes by Phillipa Ashley C
When Darkness Hungers by J. K. Beck (5, Shadow Keepers) C, S, M
Mine to Hold by Shayla Black (6, Wicked Lovers) C, M, E
Willow Springs by Toni Blake (5, Destiny) C

New Speculative Fiction for July 2012

New to our shelves:

The Spirit War by Rachael Aaron (4, The Legend of Eli Monpress) F, M
Existence by David Brin SF, M
The Monster Hunters by Larry Correia (1-3, Monster Hunters) F, H
      (contains Monster Hunter International, Monster Hunter Vendetta, and Monster Hunter Alpha)
The Best Horror of the Year by Ellen Datlow, ed. (4, Best Horror of the Year) H (Horror Best 2012)
Hex Appeal by P. N. Elrod, ed. F, H, M, R (Fantasy Hex)
The Thing on the Shore by Tom Fletcher H, M
Live and Let Drood by Simon R. Green (6, Secret Histories) F, H

New Music Releases, July 2012

Between the Buried and Me.  Alaska                               MR BETW ALA

Between the Buried and Me.  Colors                                     MR BETW COL

Bieber, Justin.  Believe                                                     MA BIEB BEL

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