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Friday, September 28, 2012

Author Signing

Alyson Richman

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue in Huntington

Author Alyson Richman will speak and sign her new novel, The Rhythm of Memory.

Octavio Ribeiro courted his wife Salome with words of great poets through his love of literature, truth, and beauty. She fell in love with his fierce intelligence and uncompromising passion. When a sudden coup brings a brutal dictator into power, anyone who resists is in grave danger.

Salome desperately wants Octavio to put his family's safety first and not speak out against the new regime. But when he refuses to listen to her Salome is the one to pay the price. Octavio finds political asylum for them in Sweden, but for Salome the path back to love is full of painful secrets and she fears they can never go home again.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Audiobooks!

Don't Know Much About the American Presidents, by Kenneth C. Davis
Just in time for the November election, a new installment in the popular Don't Know Much About series focuses on the U.S. presidents, using the series' signature Q-and-A style to engage readers with surprising trivia.

Mad River, by John Sanford
When three teenagers with dead-end prospects begin a Bonnie-and-Clyde killing and robbery spree through rural Minnesota and send footage of some of their exploits to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins a growing number of cops trying to stop them only to encounter a shocking turn of events.

Delusion in Death, by J. D. Robb
When a downtown bar erupts in sudden violence that leaves eighty people dead, Lieutenant Eve Dallas discovers that the bar's patrons were exposed to a lethal cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that a sinister killer administered through an airborne method.

Friday, September 21, 2012

New DVDs!

 "Lucky One"

 "Damsels in Distress"



 'Woman in the Fifth"

 "The Avengers"

 Otra Pelicula De Amor"

 BLU-RAY "The Avengers"

New Video Game Arrivals!

New Video Games Have Been Added to Our Collection!

PS3 Elder Scrolls V SKYRIM
PS3 Mass Effect 3
PS3 Battlefield 3 Premium Edition

X360 Mass Effect 3
X360 Battlefield 3 Premium Edition

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Author Signing

Melinda Ehrlich

Friday, September 21st, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue in Huntington.

Author Melinda Ehrlich will speak and sign her new book, Take Off Your Hat and Spit Out Your Gum.

From the moment she stepped into a classroom as a teacher, Melinda Ehrlich was destined to write this book. With her trusty notepad at her side, she documented her experiences - from her students' zany antics to the bureaucratic directives that were issued. Her journals, filled with stories and anecdotes, have shaped this extraordinary memoir, painting a vivid picture of her life as a New York City English teacher. Ehrlich's positive approach and fiery spirit enabled her to thrive within the largest public school system in America. You will meet the vocational high school girls who couldn't open their notebooks until their hair and nails dried, the wannabe mobster who greeted Ms. Ehrlich with "Hi ya doll!" in the hallways, and the forger who insisted he and his mother shared identical signatures. But it wasn't all sunshine and daisies. She had her share of intense encounters with troubled students that tested the boundaries not only of education but of human perseverance and understanding. All of these and more make up the students she "couldn't erase." A lightning bolt of inspiration, Take Off Your Hat and Spit Out Your Gum is a must-read for the over three million teachers in the U.S. today. This is the remarkably entertaining story of a teacher who rode the rollercoaster for over 30 years and exited clicking her heels, still believing there's no place like school.

New DVDs!

New September DVDs

BLU-RAY "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

"The Magic of Belle Isle"

 "Oslo-August 31st"

 "Salvation Boulevard"

 "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

 " Chico & Rita"

 "Cabin in the Woods"

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Signing.

Ann & Nancy Wilson

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue In Huntington

Rock Stars and Authors Ann & Nancy Wilson will be here to sign their new book, Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll.

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Introducing ZINIO!!


Get free digital magazines with your library card! Go to the Library’s website at and click on the Zinio icon. Zinio lets you enjoy page by page digital copies of your favorite magazines online or download them to your computer or device for viewing at a later time. Zinio is available for PC, Macs, iPad, iPhone, Android, & Kindle Fire. It may be accessible through the browser of a Nook, depending on the Nook’s memory. Please contact the Reference Desk with any questions.

Merrick Library Adult Book Discussion.

"Rules of Civility", By Amor Towles
October 3rd @ 2:30 p.m.
All Are Welcome!

Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent.  Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future. 

Books On The Big Screen!

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 21 September 2012 (USA) based on The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Director:Stephen Chbosky.

Stars:Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Author Signing

Tony Danza

Friday, September 14th, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue in Huntington

Actor and Author Tony Danza will be here to speak about and sign his book, I'd Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I've Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High.

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.

Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him on the hot seat.
Featuring indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry. The book also makes vivid how a modern high school works, showing Tony in a myriad of roles – from lecturing on To Kill a Mockingbird to “coaching” the football team to organizing a talent show to leading far-flung field trips to hosting teacher gripe sessions.
A surprisingly poignant account, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny but is mostly filled with hard-won wisdom and feel-good tears.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Audiobooks!

A Wanted Man, by Lee Child
In Lee Child’s white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. Six minutes after hitchhiking at the end of Worth Dying For, Jack Reacher finds himself on a roller-coaster ride of escalating tensions As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.

Severe Clear, by Stuart Woods
Overseeing the grand opening of an ultra-luxury hotel on the grounds of his late wife's Bel-Air mansion, Stone Barrington presides over a star-studded gala attended by socialites, royalty and billionaires and is compelled to call in favors by friends in the CIA when the NSA receives intelligence that the affair has attracted the attention of international terrorists.

Bones  Are Forever, by Kathy Reichs
A latest entry in the best-selling series by the award-winning author of Déja Dead finds forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan examining the bodies of three babies while Detective Ryan investigates their mother in a case with ties to the high-stakes world of diamond mining.

Frozen Heat, by Richard Castle
When she discovers a connection between the homicide she is investigating and the unsolved murder of her mother, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat must expose her family's painful truths to stop a ruthless killer and solve the dark mystery that has tormented her for years.

Last to Die, by Tess Gerritsen
Visiting 16-year-old "Rat" Perkins at isolated Evenson boarding school, Maura Isles is astonished to learn that all of his classmates are survivors of violence and are being instructed in scientific detective skills, a discovery that coincides with Jane Rizzoli's investigation into the murder of a boy's foster family. 

Low Pressure, by Sandra Brown
Publishing under a pseudonym, Bellamy Lyston writes a sensational, best-selling novel about her sister's murder eighteen years earlier and the tornado that destroyed the crime scene, and becomes the target of a stalker after a tabloid newspaper discovers the truth.

Winter of the World, by Ken Follett
Continues the stories of five interrelated families who struggle with social, political, and economic turmoil in the mid-twentieth century, during which they witness the rise of Nazi Germany, the Spanish Civil War, and the horrors of World War II.

This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao presents a lyrical collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal and the echoes of intimacy.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Signing

Mike Gallagher

Thursday, September 13th, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue In Huntington

Radio Personality and Author Mike Gallagher will speak about and sign his new book, 50 Things Liberals Hate.

America, how does the liberal hate thee? Let us count the ways . . .
It’s hard work being a liberal these days. Not only do a mere 20 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberal, but one could go broke supporting a skinny double-decaf Starbucks habit. On top of  that, when you hate things most Americans love, it’s tiring to have to endlessly correct/educate/fix/enlighten the poor dullards out there who just want to enjoy their lives. Which, taken as a whole, makes the average liberal lonely, short on cash, and mad as hell! So, in the spirit of the compassion they themselves espouse, 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate is truth spoken with love, an invitation to the disenfranchised: it’s not too late, liberals, to join the fun! C’mon, crack open a Bud and throw another T-bone on the grill. But kindly check your disdain at the door when it comes to:

WALMART: How about a handmade, locally sourced flat-screen television instead?
STEAKHOUSES: There’s no steamed tofu on this menu.
McDONALD’S: The stranger in the playground handing out candy to children.
FLAG PINS: It’s okay to love America, but not enough to wear it on your lapel.
FOOTBALL: War with cleats and pads.
THE V-8 ENGINE: There’s just something plain wrong about all that power and freedom under the control of one person.
SUCCESS: When you make more money than the rest of us, it hurts our feelings.
THE FOUNDING FATHERS: A bunch of old white guys who are making it nearly impossible for modern government to pick our doctors, teach our children, correct our diets, and save our money.
. . . and 42 other things that have liberals packing some serious hate. Mike Gallagher—America’s sixth-ranked radio talk show host and Fox News contributor—skewers liberal lunacy with cutting irony and scathing wit. Here are 50 warning signs of a liberal mind implosion, all darn good reasons to lock the doors, crank up the A/C, turn on the game, and let the countdown begin. . . .

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


"Girl In Progress"

As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.


What to Expect When You're Expecting!

A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.
Jeb Ladouceur & Walt Fifer
Friday, September 7th, 2012, 7pm @ Book Revue in Huntington.

Authors Jeb Ladouceur and Walt Fifer will speak about and sign their
new novel, Mark of the Zodiac.

A deranged apprentice in a New Orleans tattoo parlor leaves eerie calling cards on mutilated corpses. Here in The Big Easy—often referred to as The City That Care Forgot—Iranian-born homicide detective Mal Kardassa, and his sidekick, reporter Jess Delaney, have cleverly calculated a killer’s M.O.…but now they must lure the astrology-fixated maniac into the open. If they don’t, he’ll slay more unwary targets …and Delaney’s next on the stalker’s Zodiac List. Even diehard thriller fans may never again want to explore the omens buried deep in their astrological signs. After reading ‘MARK OF THE ZODIAC,’ they’ll certainly think twice before displaying the telltale symbols publicly…especially on their skin!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Audiobooks!

The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman
The debut of a stunning new voice in fiction— a novel both heartbreaking and transcendent.
Moving his young bride to an isolated lighthouse home on Australia's Janus Rock where the couple suffers miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences.

Dog Stars, by Peter Heller
A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace. Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors

City of Women, by David R. Gillham
Whom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved?
It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model German soldier’s wife:  But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. Her lover is a Jew.But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets.

Zoo, by James Patterson
As coordinated attacks by animals against humans increase and escalate, young biologist Jackson Oz and ecologist Chloe Tousignant warn world leaders that soon there will be nowhere left for humans. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson's ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from "One of the best of the best." (TIME)

The Tombs, by Clive Cussler
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels. They embark on a high-stakes chase through numerous countries, where they are pitted against dangerous adversaries.
The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom
Given one last chance at redemption, Father Time, the inventor of the world's first clock, must teach two earthly people the true meaning of time--a journey that leads him to a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy businessman who wants to live forever.