A Salute to Modern Art
Producer Harvey Chertok presents the Hermitage Masterpieces of Modernism : Matisse, Picasso and more 20th Century Painters. One of the world’s greatest museums, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, showcases the colorful works of the Fauve artists, the singular creations of Matisse and the startling innovations of Picasso. Hear the amazing story of how this Hermitage video program was born.
Please register by calling 359-2244, Ext. 10
DECEMBER 24 - THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 1:00 PM
DECEMBER 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY ~ THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED
DECEMBER 26 - CHRISTMAS DAY OBSERVED~ THE LIBRARY CLOSED
DECEMBER 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE - THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 3:00PM
THE LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL JANUARY 2ND
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE ORANGEBURG LIBRARY STAFF
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The Orangeburg Library now has the following new e-books. Please click on one of the titles to reserve.
1105 Yakima Street, by Debbie Macomber.
Betrayal, by Fern Michaels.
Devious, by Lisa Jackson.
Escape, by Barbara Delinsky.
Happy Birthday, by Danielle Steel.
The Ideal Man, by Julie Garwood.
New York to Dallas, by J. D. Robb.
The Next Always, by Nora Roberts.
Prey, by Linda Howard.
Shock Wave, by John Sandford.
The Silent Girl, by Tess Gerritsen.
Split Second, by Catherine Coulter.
Beautiful Lies, by Lisa Unger.
The Black Echo, by Michael Connelly.
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.
Smokin' Seventeen, by Janet Evanovich.
Summer Secrets, by Barbara Freethy
In a remarkably short time, Pat Wictor has become the name that is talked about on the acoustic, blues, folk and Americana circuits. Steeped in American “roots” music, Pat is a contemporary songwriter drawing from the rural country, gospel and blues traditions of our nation. Having music at his core, Pat grew up outside the U.S., and then came home to the music of America that resonated within him and inspired him as a musician.Back again, by popular demand, Pat Wictor and his guitar will delight and win you with a concert that is suitable for families, teens and adults. The Concert is free, but registration is strongly suggested.
Please call the library at 845-359-2244, Ext. 10 to sign up.
Spy Kids: all the time in the world
Conan the Barbarian
The Devil's Double
Pirates of the Caribbean
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Water for Elephants
Attack the Block
Captain America the First Avenger
A Better Life
Download 3 songs per week.
Compatible with most devices.
No returns - music is yours to keep.
Music is provided from Sony Music Catalog.
Log on to www.orangeburg-library.org
Click on Freegal
You must have your library card and PIN.
Non-Orangeburg Cardholders, please check with your home library to see if they offer this service.
The computer catalog and circulation system used by the Orangeburg Library is scheduled to be replaced during Dec 5-8, 2011. The Library participates in the shared ANSER (Automated Network Services) computer system used by 46 member libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System.
During the changeover to the new system (Dec. 5 to Dec. 8), you will not be able to access the catalog or your library account. All current checkouts, fine blocks, and existing hold requests will be transferred to the new system. Lists that patrons have created on their own in the catalog will also be moved. You will be able to checkout new items. Items coming due during the ‘blackout’ period will be automatically extended and not subject to fines.
The new library catalog will have a different look, and will offer additional searching capabilities. Some materials owned by the Orangeburg Library may only be available for hold requests by patrons with Orangeburg Library cards. To place a hold request during this period, please fill out a hold request form, available at the Adult Reference Desk or in the Childrens’ Room.
The ANSER libraries only change their software system every 7-10 years , so please be patient with the library staff as we get used to new workflows.
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED AT 5 P.M.
ON WEDNESDAY NOV. 23
AND WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON THURSDAY NOV. 24.
THE LIBRARY WILL RESUME REGULAR HOURS ON FRIDAY NOV. 25.
REGULAR WEEKEND HOURS: SAT 10AM ~ 5PM / SUN 1PM ~ 5PM
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE ORANGEBURG LIBRARY STAFF!
Artist, Trudy Regan, collaborates with her husband, photographer and computer artist, Dan Regan. The resulting collage prints reflect the couples’ dynamic and spirited personalities. The colors, images, and inherent movement of the art will stun you with their creativity.
Four sessions of Chair Yoga with Colleen Briscoe is now being offered on Tuesdays. The same stretches and movements will aid in flexibility, balance, circulation and relaxation.
Please call the library at 845-359-2244. Ext. 10 to register
"Rosie the Riveter" is the star of this special video program which highlights the sweeping social transformation that rocked American society on the Home Front from 1941-1945. At the 70th Anniversary of World War II, it is a good time to reflect on how America has changed. For example, as men left their jobs to enlist in the Armed Forces, millions of women joined the labor force as factories expanded to fill the needs of wartime production. American movie and radio stars such as Bob Hope, The Andrews Sisters, Abbott and Costello, and many others supporting the war effort by entertaining our troops and selling War Bonds.
This nostalgic documentary, presented by producer Harvey Chertok, includes newsreels, propaganda, movies, music and humor to show how traditional American ideals, lifestyles, morals and ethics changed during the war.
Wednesday, October 12 at 12 Noon - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Wednesday, November 16 at 12 Noon - 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton
Wednesday, December 14 at 12 Noon - The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Gripping, nail-biting throughout the entire book. Highly recommend it!
American Buffalo was my first experience reading an ebook. I found both the book and the experience fascinating. As an avid outdoors enthusiast, Rinella's account of his Alaskan buffalo-hunting experience was informative and entertaining. The ebook experience less so -- the page formatting was awkward (footnotes spread over several screens) and my assumption that ebooks could be read in the dark proved incorrect.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Lissa See's novels are all terrific. Aside from learning Chinese history (this time during the 20th century in Shanghai and California) I was mesmerized by the story of 2 sisters whose comfortable lives are drastically changed by circumstances beyond their control. Can't wait to read her sequel, which was just released.
This book had fantastic tips for not only preventing Alzheimer's disease in old age, but tips for daily living to prolong life. It has wonderful tips and suggestions for a helathy lifestyle.
Set in the slums of Accra, Ghana's capitol, this is the second book featuring Inspector Darko Dawson. THis gritty, suspenseful novel goes beyond anything that the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency would tackle.
Amy Knapp's Family Organizing Handbook by Amy Knapp
This book had great tips and helped figure out the logistics of a busy family, like ours. I highly recommend this book if you are aiming for a smoothly running day-to-day.
In the Basement of the Ivory Tower by Professor X
Funny, insightful look at higher education the the U.S. (a kind of misanthropic view, however).
When Skateboards Will Be Free by Said Sayrafiezadeh
A hilarious observation of the childhood of a left wing family in the U.S. in the 70's.
Try salts from around the world, as part of our summer reading theme, "Novel Destinations". Learn the major differences between salts, and some of the things to be aware of as a consumer. Thursday 10-5 at the Adult Reference desk.
This is the final, satisfying volume in The Hunger Games trilogy. I was sorry to come to the end of the journey, the conclusion of this well-written dystopian series. Don't be put off by the YA (Young Adult) label.
Another Alex Delaware mystery. Pretty similar to the others with convoluted plot and more false leads than real ones. The good part is that Kellerman writes very well and his characters are more itneresting than his plot lines. A pretty good summer read.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Very good with much to think about. Well written. My only criticism is that for a book that criticizes pretension is is sometimes pretentious itself. Worth reading!
I missed the book blub session on Cutting for Stone but it was highly recommended so I read it anyway. This was a magnificent sweep of a novel, historically accurate and absorbing. The characters were sympathetic and real and the story never faltered. The first person narrative only missed the mark when the main character described events that happened when he was comatose and never told us how he got his information. A minor flaw in a gripping novel.
This book features V.I. Warshawski, the author's female private eye character. Racial tensions and police corruption in Chicago are portrayed realistically. The book is listed among NPR's 100 best thrillers, as voted by the readers.
Pithy, funny, laugh out loud, sardonic, acerbic, etc. -- so gloomy it's brilliant
This is the fifth in a series of mysteries set in the Vienna of 1903. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann, a disciple of Sigmund Freud, tackle a series of murders while revealing aspects of Vienna's social, political, and musical profile. This book delves into psychosexual matters more deeply (and darkly) than the previous books.
Beginning July 1, the Orangeburg Library is sponsoring an Adult Reading Raffle. Here’s how it works. Fill out a short book review form or take a fun world destinations quiz. Put it in our drawing box at the reference desk to win weekly gift cards. You can enter as many times as you like.
Your book reviews will be posted anonymously on our library blog. The theme for this year’s Adult Summer Reading Program is “Novel Destinations,” so check out the displays that feature interesting places around the world. Visit Cheryl at the Adult Reference desk for tastings of salt, honey, and chocolate from around the world!
Just Go With It
Madeline and Her Friends (children's)
Battle Los Angeles
Big Momma: Like Father, Like Son
Kill the Irishman
Red Riding Hood
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Rodrick Rules
Rocko's Modern Life Season 1 (children's)
Season of the Witch
The Warrior's Way
It’s back! Chair Yoga with Colleen Briscoe
Once again, stretch all your joints and muscles for a healthier, calmer approach to movement and flexability. Colleen provides both the atmosphere and skill to help you achieve better circulation and balance in this gentle yoga. Registration is necessary.
“Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese
Everyone is welcome to join the group. Feel free to bring your lunch and the Library provides dessert. Books are available one month before the discussion. Note: Differences in Days and Times.
“The Humor of Molly Goldberg” – presented by raconteur and author, Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe
Long before Lucille Ball, “Molly” hung out of her kitchen window dispensing motherly advice. Her signature “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs, Bloom,” became a national catch phrase. And while you are laughing, discover the courage of the innovative television pioneer, Gertrude Berg, who created a legend and a role model for women.
Please register by calling the library at 359-2244, Ext. 10
Every Shallow Cut
by Tom Piccirilli
Reading can sometimes be hard going when the story is about someone having a hard go of it, hanging off the edge of sanity. But although you can feel Piccirilli’s protagonist’s fingers getting slippery, his hold on the precipice getting more and more uncertain as the story progresses, this book sweeps you along, and you will finish it in a just a few hours. This is partly because the book is only 162 pages, the pages are small, and the spacing is wide. It is also because the writing is fluid, unpretentious, real. And the protagonist could be you, or me, or anyone we know. Not that you or I would end up on the last page, doing whatever it is he decides to do. We’re not sure what happens in the end, and that’s probably a good thing, as it might allow the reader to create distance, to say, “WELL! I would NEVER do THAT!” What he actually does may also be beside the point. The thought processes that lead up to the action are the real focus. And the scariest part of it all – the reason Piccirilli’s work is in the suspense/thriller genre – is that the devastating life events and the grief that results are so undeniably real that, if we’re honest, we can’t draw a thick line between ourselves and the protagonist. There is a part of us that is revolted – and a part of us that understands. Readers may find that compassion to be more frightening than out-and-out terror.
Alice Hoffman finds the part of us that feels the world instinctively, and brings it into kinship with every aspect of the physical world. Transported by her language of flora and fauna, we arrive in a spiritual world where physics and spirit cannot be separated.
Less magical than its predecessors, The Red Garden is for that reason more enthralling. Hoffman has, at times, taken the magical bit a bit too far. But here, as in The Story Sisters, she carries us on the back of bears and the wings of bees into reality, raw and subtle at the same time.
Each chapter is a story unto itself, and could stand alone in a collection of short stories. Yet there are threads woven throughout, linking the generations of inhabitants in one small Massachusetts town from one end of 300 years to the other. And it is in these links, disguised as mere folklore or gossip or impossible legend, that meaning is found.
If you are an Alice Hoffman fan, you will love this book. If you have liked some of her work and been disappointed by some, you will love this book. If you have not read Alice Hoffman, this is as good a place as any to begin your devotion.