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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New DVDs out today at the Merrick Library...

"Cloudburst" - Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis ("Moonstruck") and Brenda Fricker ("My Left Foot") star as a lesbian couple whose trip to Canada to get married is complicated by a male hitchhiker.

"GI Joe: Retaliation" - this time the elite fighting force faces not only Cobra but enemies within their government itself - all-star cast including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Channing Tatum, Jonathan Pryce and Bruce Willis

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Marketing Campaign promotes reading...

"Israeli advertising agency ACW Grey Tel-Aviv teamed up with Israeli bookstore chain Steimatzky to create a cool ad campaign for books and reading earlier this year, featuring readers sleeping next to their favorite literary characters. They made both print and video adverts, and we can't decide which we love more."  From The Huffington Post.  Check out the videos and images by clicking here.  Two sample ads are below...



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Portrait of a Man Reading, Jacek Malczewski   (1854 – 1929)

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Audiobooks!  

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris
A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.  

Bomb Shell, Catherine Coulter
FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey was found naked, unconscious, and covered with blood after a wild party. The blood isn't hers—so who does it belong to?

Night is Alive, Heather Graham
MIDNIGHT IN SAVANNAH…  It's a city of beauty, history…hauntings. And one of the most haunted places in Savannah is a tavern called The Dragonslayer, built in the 1750s. The current owner, Gus Anderson, is a descendant of the original innkeeper and his pirate brother, Blue.  Gus summons his granddaughter, Abigail, home from Virginia, where she's studying at the FBI Academy. When she arrives, she's devastated to find him dead. Murdered. But Abby soon learns that Gus isn't the only one to meet a brutal and untimely end; there've been at least two other victims. Then Captain Blue Anderson starts making ghostly appearances, and the FBI's paranormal investigation unit, the Krewe of Hunters, sends in Agent Malachi Gordon. 

Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances. Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman, Vivian, clean out her home. It's the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.

The Highway, C.J. Box - out 7/30
When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. The girls—and their car—simply vanish.  

Light of the World, James Lee Burke
Louisiana Sherriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana’s spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives—and the lives of their families—are in danger.