New and Notable


The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office/ David Blumenthal.
This timely book examines the diverse strategies eleven U.S. presidents have used to resolve national health reform.

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century/ George Friedman.
A renowned geopolitical expert offers a captivating 100-year forecast for American and the world.

No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864/ Richard Slotkin.
A catastrophic battle failed to end the stalemate between Union and Confederate forces.

Road to Woodstock/ Michael Lang.
Producer of the now famous music festival tells his role in organizing the countercultural celebration in upstate New York.

Badlands Saloon/ Jonathan Twingley.

Offbeat characters frequent a saloon in a small North Dakotan town.

Swimming/ Nicola Keegan.
A rising Olympic champion must come to terms with unresolved grief.

Border Songs/ Jim Lynch.
A dyslexic patrol agent stationed near the Canadian border divides his time between bird watching and catching smugglers.

That Old Cape Magic/ Richard Russo.
Irreconcilable family troubles frustrate a middle-aged college professor.


The Beatles with a 21st Century Twist

When my aunt was a teenager, she was the President of The Beatles Fan Club of Rockland County. She saw them in concert a couple of times and says that she couldn't tell what music was being played over the screeches of the obsessive fans. Apparently, there were ambulances on standby, and girls were being wheeled out of the concert hall after having fainted from shock at seeing The Beatles in person.

The music that this legendary British group created will no doubt continue to go on in history as some of the most iconic music ever made. How many times have you heard someone singing a variation of "Hey Jude" to a friend to cheer them up? Or a group of laughing teenagers belt out "I Am the Walrus" just for the fun of it? Have you ever wished that you could learn these songs and rock out like The Beatles for yourself? Well your dream has just been granted.

On September 9th, the new edition of RockBand hit stores: The Beatles RockBand. People had pre-ordered this game since it's unveiling in June and most could not wait to get it home and play it for themselves. Only a few days ago, I had the opportunity to play this game and it was, without a doubt, the most fun I've had playing a video game.

I understood what my aunt meant when she said it was a rush to see The Beatles playing before you; the graphics on this game are so incredibly life-like to the actual musicians that I spent more time staring at them then concentrating on the game. At points though, instead of the usual computer-generated, rainbow colored, background, there is actual footage of The Beatles recording their songs in the studio.

As for the tour section of the game, the player starts off as The Beatles did; playing in all the same locales in the exact same order on their rise to fame. As you play the tour, and unlock more venues to play in, the player also unlocks special photos and short videos about The Beatles. This game truly takes the player into The Beatles lifestyle; and to say that I was able to play guitar to "Revolution"? Yes, that is pretty incredible.

In occordance to the arrival of this new video game, all The Beatles albums have been digitally remastered, and deluxe versions are quickly climbing the charts as being some of the most popular music at the moment. Folks who were able to appreciate The Beatles in their heyday are now able to share that same love with their children, nieces, and nephews so that all generations can bond over these timeless songs and give new appreciation to the phrase "All you need is love."

Grand Opening!

We are simply tickled with our new entry door! The old and rusting double steel doors have been replaced with a single, ADA-compliant aluminum door.

I hope our patrons like the new simpler and cleaner look - with fewer moving parts we expect long and useful service from our new door.

Thank you for your patience during the 'Out of Service' period. Stop by and see us sometime. The door is open.


Teen Advisory Board

Grades 7 - 12
Meeting Dates: On Fridays at 3:30 PM 11/20 and 12/18
Help plan teen programs and make suggestions for the collection. Make your opinion count. Earn community service hours. Refreshments will be served.

Adult Program (2010)

The Best-Ever Production of TURANDOT
Commentary by Opera Aficionado, Helen Rosenthal.
SUNDAY, January 17 at 2:00 PM
A DVD of this much-loved Puccini opera was made in 1988, and declared by critics to be “stunning.” It stars Eva Marton, Placido Domingo, Leona Mitchell and Paul Plishka, and features the Franco Zeffirelli production that the MET isstill using. The conductor is James Levine. Run time: 134 minutes. Please call 359-2244, Ext. 10 to register.


Applying to College

On Monday October 26 @ 7PM.

Josh Marber returns to the library to help you complete your applications.
* Focus on finishing all the components of the application
* Maximize your opportunities for admission
* Choose the right colleges to apply to