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New DVD Releases for August 24

Ajami (Foreign)

The Back-up Plan (Jennifer Lopez)

City Island (Andy Garcia)

Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes)

Lost: The Complete Sixth Season

The World Will Be Saved by Steam! (Steampunk, That Is)

Symphony in mahogany, brass and polished steelLast month I surveyed predictive fiction from the past.  This month, we're turning that concept upside-down with a look at contemporary SF set in a past that never quite was: the genre-bending category known as "steampunk."  Steampunk (the word is modelled after "cyberpunk") got its start in the 1980s, but its roots lie firmly in the Victorian era, harkening back to the scientific fiction and world-spanning adventure novels of the likes of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and H. Rider Haggard (of Allan Quatermain fame). 

New DVD Releases for August 17th

We have six new releases for Tuesday Augst 17th.  They are:

Cemetery Junction (Ralph Fiennes)

City of Your Final Destination (Anthony Hopkins)

Cougar Town: Complete First Season

Furry Vengeance (Children's DVD)

Last Song, The (Miley Cyrus)

Ugly Betty: Complete 4th Season


New DVD Releases for August 10th

We have six new DVD releases for Tuesday, August 10th.  They are:

Children of Invention (Sundance Film Festival)

Date Night (Tina Fey)

Death at a Funeral Chris Rock)

The Joneses

My Name Is Khan

Welcome (Foreign Film - France)

Fiction Audiobooks for August 2010

BCD Adams

Watership Downby Richard Adams. Read by Ralph Cosham. 13 discs. 16 hours.

BCD Adler

It All Began in Monte Carlo by Elizabeth Adler. Read by Susan Boyce. 9 discs. 11+ hours.

BCD Beck

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck. Read by James Daniels. 7 discs. 9 hours.

 BCD Brown

This is Where We Live by Janelle Brown. Read by Erik Davies & Phoebe Zimmermann. 11 discs. 13+ hours.

BCD Burke

Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke. Read by Will Patton. 14 discs. 16+ hours.

BCD Cabot

Insatiable by Meg Cabot. Read by Emily Bauer. 14 discs. 16+ hours.    

BCD Castillo

Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo. Read by Kathleen McInerney. 9 discs. 11+ hours.

BCD DeMille

The Lion by Nelson DeMille. Read by Scott Brick. 14 discs. 15+ hours.

What's Cooking?: The Versatile Dumpling

One of my favorite things to eat all year round is dumplings.  Not the cooked balls of dough made from flour, potato, or matzo meal (I love those too) but the ones that are filled with luscious bits of meat, shrimp, vegetables, and cheese.  There are so many kinds of dumplings made from various regions of the world.  It is a global fare that includes the samosa and karchori from India, Korean mandu, Japanese fried gyoza, Chinese wonton and potsticker, the Russian piroshki, Ukrainian vareniki, Poland’s pierogi, Turkish manti, and kreplach from the Eastern European Jews.  Let’s not forget our favorite, ravioli !

New DVDs for August 3

Ghost Writer

Prophet

A ( Foreign -French)

New Mysteries August 2010

The Taken by Inger Ash Wolfe
Mills of God by Deryn Lake
Caper by Parnell Hall
Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Resolutions by Jane Adams
Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
Wanting Sheila Dead by Jane Haddam
Love Songs from a Shallow Grave by Colin Cotterill
Brush with Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Pepperoni Pizza can be Murder by Chris Cavender
Spider on the Stairs by Cassandra Chan
Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower
Glimpse of Evil by Victoria Laurie
Tutankhamun by Nick Drake
Burn by Nevada Barr
Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle
Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott
Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker
Hangman by Faye Kellerman

Welcome to the New City Library!

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Our History

The New City Free Library was founded in 1936 and was originally housed in the New City School. Books were provided primarily by the school and by public donation. The library received $100 in state aid, and matching funds were raised by Library Committee bake sales, tea parties, book sales, and fashion shows.

In 1942, the New City Library Committee, "an unincorporated association of citizens" offered New City School District #5 the books it owned in an arrangement whereby the School Board would support the New City Free Library, and the Committee would continue to handle library business and select books.

By 1950 the school district could no longer support the library due to centralization and the need to convert the spaced used by the library into a classroom. A request was made to the Town Board of Supervisors for a $500 annual fee to support the library. A local attorney donated his legal services to incorporate the Library Committee as the New City Free Library Association, and applied for a charter with the State Education Department.

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