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New AV at Steele – January 2016 January 26, 2016

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NEW DVD:

  • malala.jpgThe Quest For Noah’s Flood
  • He Named Me Malala
  • The Martian
  • Ted 2
  • Irrational Man
  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Minions
  • Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse
  • War Room
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Dawn of The Dragon Slayer
  • Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Terror’s House of Horrors
  • Two Night Stand
  • The Incredible 2 Headed Transplant
  • Scorpions Forever and A Day
  • Chasing Classic Cars
  • Slapstick Greats
  • Live Free or Die
  • Magnificent Seven Ride
  • Guns of The Magnificent Seven
  • Return of The Magnificent Seven
  • More Money More Family
  • Virus
  • Gatchaman: The Movie
  • cursedragonslayer.jpgCurse of The Dragon Slayer
  • Dragonslayer
  • FDR American Badass
  • Bloodsucking Bastards
  • White of The Eye
  • The Hitchhiker vol.1-3
  • The Walk
  • The Perfect Guy
  • The Drop Box
  • A Walk In The Woods
  • Close Range
  • Captive
  • Cold Deck
  • Timber The Treasure Dog
  • Ashby
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • Sicario
  • Joe Dirt 2
  • Hitman Agent 47
  • Full of Grace
  • The Experimenter
  • A Brave Heart:The Lizzie Velasquez Story
  • The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
  • Sleeping With Other People
  • Lawless Range
  • The Wiz Live
  • sharklake.jpgRobo-Dog
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Night of The Comet
  • Lucky You
  • Oxygen
  • Shark Lake
  • Resident
  • First Knight
  • The Missing
  • Swordfish
  • Some Kind of Beautiful
  • Mississippi Grind
  • The Quest
  • Inglourious Bastards
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Species
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Journey: Greatest Hits
  • Captain Jake & The Neverland Pirates
  • The Nightmare
  • Undercover Blues
  • Knock Knock
  • Assassination
  • The Girl King
  • The Little Ponderosa Zoo
  • Meru
  • sexdeathbowling.jpgRoger Waters The Wall
  • Cooties
  • Different Drummers
  • Below The Beltway
  • Sex, Death and Bowling
  • Katy Perry Prismatic
  • Nightfall/The Devil Bat
  • Baytown Outlaws
  • The Giant King
  • We Are Your Friends
  • Hidden
  • Woodlawn
  • Learning To Drive
  • The Diary of A Teenage Girl
  • Miracle Dogs
  • Air
  • Dragon Blade
  • The Descent

NEW MUSIC CD:

  • Pope Francis Wake Up!
  • Babyface Return of the Tender Lover
  • Flying Colors Second Flight
  • The Tractors The Tractors
  • Tracy Byrd No Ordinary Man
  • Marty Stuart Marty Party Hit Pack
  • Trans-Siberian Orch. Letters From the Labyrinth
  • forceawakens.jpgTrans-Siberian Orch. Beethoven’s Last night
  • Little Texas Kick A Little
  • Star Wars Force Awakens Soundtrack
  • Ugly Kid Joe Uglier Than They Used to Be
  • The Wiz Live Original Soundtrack
  • The Hateful Eight Original Music
  • Devil City Angels Devil City Angels
  • Wings Band On The Run
  • Wings Greatest

NEW AUDIOBOOK CD:

  • Berenson, Alex The Secret Soldier
  • Burke, James Lee House of the Rising Sun
  • Clancy, Tom Threat Vector
  • Coyle, Cleo Dead To The Last Drop
  • Cunningham, Michael A Wild Swan
  • Disclafani, Anton The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls
  • Ewan, Chris Dark Tides
  • Greaney, Mark Tom Clancy Commander In Chief
  • Groom, Winston The Generals
  • secretsistersJames, P. D. Murder James
  • Kaling, Mindy Why Not Me?
  • Koontz, Dean Ashley Bell
  • Krentz, Jayne Ann Secret Sisters
  • McCarry, Charles The Mulberry Bush
  • Reynolds, Burt But Enough About Me
  • Rollins, James The Bone Labyrinth
  • Sacheri, Eduardo The Secret In Their Eyes
  • Steele, Danielle Precious Gifts
  • Weir, Andy The Martian
  • Williams, Beatriz Along The Infinite Sea
  • Wiseman, Beth An Amish Year
  • Zimmer, Michael The Poacher’s Daughter

New AV at Steele – December 2015 January 5, 2016

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NEW DVD:

  • scorchSelf/Less
  • Maze Runner The Scorch Trials
  • Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation
  • Ant Man
  • Trainwreck
  • 90 Minutes In Heaven
  • Lost In The Sun
  • Public Enemy-Live
  • Inside Out
  • No Escape
  • She’s Funny That Way
  • America Remembers
  • Over There The Battle Begins
  • American Ultra
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • George Strait: Live
  • Deadly Shooter
  • Spring Breakers
  • The Gallows
  • Some Kind of Hate
  • The Diabolical
  • A Dog For Christmas
  • Snow Queen 2
  • Sniper 3
  • papertownsPaper Towns
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  • Vampire In Brooklyn
  • Call Me Lucky
  • David Lee Roth
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • Rolling Stones From The Vault
  • Nevada Smith
  • American Pie Presents Beta House
  • Mannheim Steamroller Live
  • Breaking Through
  • Fire City:End of Days
  • Dragonnest
  • The Wild One
  • Dope
  • Garm Wars
  • Billy Elliot The Musical Live
  • Uncanny
  • Triage
  • The Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • Eden
  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
  • Sometimes They Come Back
  • lostskel.jpgEasy Rider
  • 10,000 Days
  • Dead Man’s Burden
  • Cop Car
  • Stung
  • Good For Nothing
  • The Gundown
  • River of Death
  • Saul-Journey To Damascus
  • Hannie Caulder
  • Tiger house
  • That Touch of Mink
  • Zarafa
  • Barbie and Her Sister…
  • The Final Girls
  • Charlie’s Farm
  • Shack Out on 101
  • 100 Rifles
  • The Greatest-Muhammad Ali
  • Four Warriors
  • Pitch Black
  • The Boogens
  • johnnyguitarJohnny Guitar
  • Addiction
  • Operator
  • Before We Go
  • Lavalantula
  • God’s Little Acre
  • Earthfall
  • The Night of The Grizzly
  • Brothers of War
  • The Guardsman
  • Momentum
  • Starship Apocalypse
  • Secrets of the Magic City
  • Walt Before Mickey
  • Halo The Fall of Reach
  • War Pigs
  • Mistress America
  • The Gift
  • Amy
  • fantastic4.jpgA LEGO Brickumentary
  • Best of Enemies
  • Lenny Kravitz Live
  • Fantastic 4
  • Eddie Cantor 4-Film Collection
  • When Sharks Attack
  • Tap World
  • Lady Antebellum-Wheels Up Tour
  • Two Fat Ladies
  • Always Watching
  • Montana
  • The Blue Angels
  • Ring In The Holiday

NEW MUSIC CD:

  • Justin Bieber Purpose
  • Shinedown Leave A Whisper
  • Shinedown Threat To Survival
  • Johnny Cash Legend Of…
  • Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits
  • Winery Dogs Hot Streak
  • Adele 25
  • Rod Stewart Another Country
  • jackbruceSevendust Kill The Flaw
  • Hamilton Original Broadway Cast
  • One Direction Made In The A.M.
  • Elle Goulding Delirium
  • Jack Bruce A Life In Music
  • Blake Shelton Reloaded:20 #1 Hits
  • Seal 7
  • Chris Janson Buy Me A Boat
  • Enya Dark Sky Island
  • Billy Gibbons Perfectamundo
  • Freefall Kingdom of Rock
  • Harry Connick Jr That Would Be Me
  • Carrie Underwood Storyteller
  • Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
  • Now That’s What I Call Music 56
  • Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck
  • Grateful Dead Best of Fare Thee Well
  • Jeff Lynne’s UFO Alone In The Universe
  • Chris Stapleton Traveller
  • killinglessonsLittle Mix Get Weird

NEW AUDIOBOOK CD:

  • Asher, Bridget All of Us and Everything
  • Baldacci, David The Innocent
  • Black, Saul The Killing Lessons
  • Clark, Mary Higgins All Dressed In White
  • Connelly, Michael The Crossing
  • Cook, Robin Host
  • Crosley, Sloane The Clasp
  • Eco, Umberto Numero Zero
  • Evans, Richard Paul The Mistletoe Inn
  • Fletcher, Jessica Aloha Betrayed
  • Francis, Felix Front Runner
  • Funke, Cornelia The Pirate Pig (juv.)
  • Gannet, Ruth My Father’s Dragon (juv.)
  • Irving, John Avenue of Mysteries
  • Iserles, Inbali Foxcraft-The Taken (juv.)
  • Johansen, Iris Shadow Play
  • Kaplan, James Sinatra
  • Karon, Jan Come Rain or Shine
  • Kellerman, Faye The Theory of Death
  • marrymeatchristmas.jpgKellerman, Jonathan The Golem of Paris
  • Kenyon, Sherrilyn Born of Betrayal
  • Kingsbury, Karen Chasing Sunsets
  • Kinsella, Sophia Shopaholic To The Rescue
  • Law, Ingrid Switch (Juv.)
  • Lu, Marie The Rose Society (YA)
  • Mallery, Susan Marry Me At Christmas
  • Martin, George A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
  • Mayle, Peter Diamond Caper
  • McCall Smith The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine
  • McDonald, Megan The Wishbone Ash (juv.)
  • Michaels, Fern Wishes For Christmas
  • Oppel, Kenneth The Nest (Juv.)
  • Patterson, James Confessions (YA)
  • Patterson, James Cross Justice
  • Patterson, James The Murder House
  • Perry, Anne A Christmas Escape
  • Punke, Michael The Revenant
  • Rosenfelt, David Who Let the Dog Out?
  • Russell, Rachel Tales From A Not-So-Perfect…(juv.)
  • Sachar, Louis Fuzzy Mind (juv.)
  • Sandford, John Saturn Run
  • janesmiley.jpgSands, Lyndsay Always
  • Savage, Michael Government Zero
  • Savile, Steven Sunfail
  • Schrefer, Eliot Immortal Guardians (juv.)
  • Slaughter, Karin Pretty Girls
  • Smiley, Jane Golden Age
  • Smith, Wilbur Golden Lion
  • Snicket, Lemony Why Is This Night Different…(juv.)
  • Sparks, Nicholas See Me
  • Trigiani, Adriana All Stars In The Heavens
  • Woods, Stuart Foreign Affairs
  • Young, W.M.Paul Eve

Best Kids Books of 2015 December 16, 2015

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Season’s Readings! Here are some of the best kids books of 2015:

Picture Books:

beekle.jpgThe Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Dewalt

Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Caldecott Award Winner)

I will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen

Lenny & Lucy by Philip Stead

Chapter Books:

crossover.jpgThe Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

George by Alex Gino

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud

Circus Mirandas by Cassie Beasley

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbury Award Winner)

The Best Reads for 2015 – Adult Fiction December 8, 2015

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There have been lots of choices this year for intriguing reading; from the predominant authors to independent releases, there is no end of new stories to enjoy.

fatesandfuriesThe best of the year (all are in no particular order):

Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train

Susan Barker – The Incarnations

Kathleen Alcott – Infinite Home

Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

M.O. Walsh – My Sunshine Away

Ludmila Ulitskaya – The Big Green Tent


thestranger
The best from the popular authors:

Harlan Coben – The Stranger

Jonathan Franzen – Purity

Sue Grafton – X

David Mitchell – Slade House

Toni Morrison – God Help the Child

Louise Penny – The Nature of the Beast

Salman Rushdie – Two Years Eight Months Twenty-Eight Nights


singlemellow
The best from debut authors:

Katherine Heiny – Single, Carefree, Mellow

James E. McTeer II – Minnow

Bill Clegg – Did You Ever Have a Family

Angela Flournoy – The Turner House

New AV at Steele – November 2015 December 4, 2015

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termgenNEW DVD:

  • SWAT Firefight
  • Texas Rising
  • The Beast Master
  • Wishmaster-Prophecy Fulfilled
  • Wishmaster 3
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Southpaw
  • Pixels
  • Tall Tale
  • Life After Beth
  • Vacation
  • Spy
  • Inside Out
  • Vatican Tapes
  • The Wolfpack
  • Tomorrowland
  • Z For Zachariah
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story
  • Beverly Hills Cop I & II
  • tomorrowlandJurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2
  • American Wedding
  • Aloft
  • Self/Less
  • Out of Reach
  • Mad Cow
  • Hooked Up
  • Porky’s I & II
  • Return To Sender
  • Containment
  • Sci-Fighters and Terminal Rush
  • The Old Gun
  • Unexpected
  • Cabinet of Souls
  • Chain of Command
  • Journey Home
  • Love & Mercy
  • Welcome To Happy Valley
  • Beyond The Mask
  • macgruberSummer Slam 2015
  • MacGruber
  • The Virginian
  • Hero Factory Rise of The Rookies
  • Boo York, Boo York
  • Distant Drums
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Seasons of The Smokies
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Monkey Kingdom
  • Zipper
  • Komodo vs Cobra
  • Boa vs Python
  • Decoys
  • Big Sky
  • Entourage The Movie
  • Results
  • Swat:Unit 887
  • Bottle Shock
  • Dark Places
  • Sharknado 3
  • sharknado3The One I Wrote For You
  • The River Niger
  • Insidious
  • Insidious 2
  • Insidious 3
  • Ask The Dust
  • What We Did On Our Holiday
  • Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron
  • Last Shift
  • Almost Famous
  • We Are Still Here
  • Johnny Cash A Concert
  • 10,000 Saints
  • Barbie A Perfect Christmas
  • The End of The Tour
  • Dead Rising:Watchtower
  • Action Star Christmas
  • Christmas Tail
  • Saving Christmas
  • Max
  • Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
  • ultronHolmes
  • Tremors 5
  • Nazareth-No Means of Escape

NEW MUSIC CD:

  • Alan Jackson Precious Memories
  • Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart
  • Maddie & Tae Start Here
  • Slayer Repentless
  • Brooks & Dunn Greatest Hits
  • Duran Duran Paper Gods
  • David Cook Digital Vein
  • Hollywood Vampires Hollywood Vampires
  • Pistol Annies Hell On Wheels
  • Leona Lewis I am
  • Brett Eldredge Illinois
  • Jewel Picking Up The Pieces
  • Mud Digger 6
  • New Order Music Complete
  • Celine Dion Collectors Series vol.1
  • Hozier Hozier
  • alanIrish Tenors Heritage
  • Gregg Allman Live Bacon to Macon, Ga
  • Queensryche Condition Human
  • Battlecross Rise To Power
  • Joe Jackson Fast Forward
  • Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Dead Weather Dodge and Burn
  • Blackmore’s Night All Our Yesterdays
  • Doro Fear No Evil
  • Killer Dwarfs Dirty Weapons
  • Demi Lovato Confident
  • Death Dealer Hallowed Ground
  • With The Dead With The Dead
  • Metallica Master of Puppets
  • Metallica Ride The Lightning
  • XYZ Letter To God
  • Asleep At The Wheel Havin’ A Party
  • Hunter Hayes Project 21
  • Voodoo Hill Waterfall
  • Alan Jackson Here In The Real World
  • Alan Jackson A Lot About Livin’
  • jewelAlan Jackson Good Time
  • Alan Jackson Don’t Rock The Jukebox
  • Trans-Siberian Orch. The Lost Christmas Eve
  • Tans-Siberian Orch. Christmas Attic
  • Trans-Siberian Orch. Night Castle
  • Armored Saint Win Hands Down
  • Y & T Ultimate Collection
  • Y & T In Rock We Trust
  • Soul Surfers Soul Rock
  • Herb Albert Come Fly With Me
  • Brian Setzer Orch. Rockin’ Rudolph
  • Tim McGraw Damn Country Music
  • John Scofield Past Present
  • Michael Ray Michael Ray
  • Avant The VIII
  • Clint Black On Purpose
  • Travis Scott Rodeo
  • Apollo Brown Grandeur
  • Wasp Golgotha
  • Janet Jackson Unbreakable
  • hunterhayesKC and the Sunshine A Sunshine Christmas
  • Dangerous Toys Ultimate
  • Doro Raise Your Fist
  • Nathaniel Rateliff Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Helloween My God Given Right
  • Saigon Kick The Lizard
  • Stryper Fallen
  • Zombies Still Got That Hunger
  • Disturbed Immortalized
  • Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits II
  • Rattleshake Rattleshake
  • Dire Straits Dire Straits
  • Glen Miller Essential

NEW AUDIOBOOK CD:

  • Baldacci, David The Guilty
  • Brown, Dale Iron Wolf
  • Brunkhorst, Alex The Girl of Matilda Duplaine
  • Chiaverini, Jennifer Christmas Bells
  • guiltyClifford, Stephanie Everybody Rise
  • Cline, Ernest Armada
  • Cornwell, Patricia Depraved Heart
  • Crais, Robert The Promise
  • Cussler, Clive The Pharaoh’s Secret
  • Dicks, Mathew Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend
  • Diffenbaugh, Vanessa We Never Asked For Wings
  • Du Brul, Jack The Lightning Stones
  • Evanovich, Janet Tricky Twenty-Two
  • Flynn, Vince The Survivor
  • Forstchen, William One Year After
  • Galbraith, Robert Career of Evil
  • Garlock, Dorothy Twice In A Lifetime
  • Goolrick, Robert The Fall of Princes
  • Grisham, John Rogue Lawyer
  • Hallberg, Garth City On Fire
  • Harrison, Kim The Drafter
  • Jance, J.A. Dance of The Bones
  • Jong, Erica Fear of Dying
  • bones.jpgKing, Stephen The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  • Macomber, Debbie Dashing Through The Snow
  • Mitchell, David Slade House
  • Morton, Kate The Lake House
  • Moss, Todd Minute Zero
  • Nye, Bill Unstoppable
  • Penny, Louise The Nature of The Beast
  • Perry, Anne Corridors of The Night
  • Preston & Child Crimson Shore
  • Roberts, Nora Stars of Fortune
  • Robb, J. D. Devoted In Death
  • Sanderson, Brandon Elantris
  • Scottoline, Lisa Corrupted
  • Stewart, Amy Girl Waits With Gun
  • Toll, Ian W. The Conquering Tide
  • Weiner, Jennifer Who Do You Love

Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – BookMyne December 1, 2015

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Have you ever had a conversation about books or movies and thought to yourself ‘When I get home I will search on my computer to see if I can borrow the book or movie from the library’, then when you get on your computer, you’ve forgotten the title or author? If you have a smart phone or tablet, I suggest that you download and install BookMyne.

What is BookMyne?

BookMyne is a mobile app that allows users to search and place holds on items contained within the Southern Tier Automated Regional Catalog (STARCat). The app is available on both Android and IOS (Apple) platforms.

How Do I get it?

Go to the Play Store (for android devices) or the App Store (for iPhones or iPads) and download to your smartphone or tablet.

How do I set up?

1. After installing the app, tap on “Find Library” toward the bottom of the screen.

findlibrary

2. Tap on your library from the list and then tap on “Add This Library”.

addthis

I’ve installed BookMyne, and added my library now what?
Tap on “My Account” (you will be prompted for your library card number and PIN). Once logged into your account you can view and renew checkouts, view/edit/remove/suspend holds, and view fines and profile info.

myaccount

myaccount2

Can I search for books?
1. Tap on Search.
2. Type desired keyword(s) in the search box (1).
3. Tap one of the limiter fields (2) (Note: All Fields is the default).
4. Tap the search icon (3)

search.jpg

If you are in a bookstore, You can even scan the book’s barcode.
1. Tap on “Barcode Scanner”.

barcode

2. Scan the book’s UPC barcode with your smartphone or tablet’s camera.

barcodescan.jpg

Can I place holds with BookMyne?
Yes you can!
1. Tap on an item in your search result (Note: You can tap on the check boxes for multiple items as well.)
2. Tap on “Place Hold” (if you have not already done so, you will be prompted to login to your account.)

hold

3. When prompted to select pickup location (this corresponds to the library you chose when you first installed the app), tap “Save”.

3. Tap on “Place Hold”.


 

Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor

“Name That Fish” contest at the Van Etten Library November 7, 2015

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fishThe Van Etten Library has adopted a pet fish. He is a red Beta fish and has quite a personality. Right now he is celebrating Halloween, as seen in the picture. (He is so photogenic, and he loves getting his picture taken!!)

I could not believe how excited the younger patrons became when they learned that the library now had a fish. They would walk in the door and run right over to look at the fish sitting on the shelf at the circulation desk. So many questions about the fish; “Where did he come from?”, “What does he eat?”, “How old is he?” Once, I took the fish home on vacation with me. While I was away so many young ones asked where the fish had gone. My sub, Ms. Doris Jean, simply told them that he went on vacation with Ms. Michelle. On one occasion, a mom came rushing in to check if the fish was here, and she then said, “Oh good the fish is here!” She then shared with me that her two children were so excited about seeing the library fish that it was all they talked about the entire car ride to the library.

So we began a contest to name the library fish. We had some very creative entries; Red, Beto, Nemo, Kitty, Beanie, Sunflower, Brutus Buckeye, Bubbles, and the list went on with 25 potential winners. The difficult part was choosing the best name for the library fish. We really wanted to pick a name that would reflect some of the character of the Town of Van Etten and its residents. The most popular name on the list was ‘Finn’, with three entries. Since this was the most popular entry, I decided to go with it. But, not just because the fish literally has fins…the town of Van Etten actually has many residents of Finnish descent.

According to the Tioga History website, around 1909 the Finnish people began to move into the Van Etten area and purchased impoverished farms. They then created the Spencer Cooperative Society which sold everything from groceries and feed to farm equipment and hardware (Alve, tiogahistory.org/Site/Spencer.html).

The New York Folklore website explains how many of the Finnish that settled in the Finger Lakes region were leaving the mines and factories of the Midwest in search of farm land. Over the next few decades about five hundred Finnish landowners arrived in the Finger Lakes. As dairy farming began to decline in the area, the Finnish revitalized farming in the region by starting chicken farms (http://www.nyfolklore.org/tradarts/archcoll/flarch.html). With the poultry industry in the Spencer/Van Etten communities becoming such a very large business, the Spencer Cooperative Society also began buying and selling eggs (Alve, tiogahistory.org/Site/Spencer.html).

I recently spoke with a Van Etten library patron who recalls working for the co-op years ago. She stated that the co-op was a vital part to the community in supporting the supply and demands of that time. She also explained that during WWII due to the rationing of other meats and with chicken being very viable and plentiful, the Van Etten community thrived with its chicken farms.  In fact, if you were to take a drive down the main road through Van Etten today (NY 224) you can see the many abandoned chicken houses used decades ago by the Finnish chicken farmers.

So, if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods, you will know exactly what those big abandoned white buildings with many windows are, and you will remember their great importance to the Van Etten community at one time. You can also stop in and say hello to our Van Etten Library fish…Finn.

Works consulted:

New York Folklore Society

http://nyfolklore.org/tradarts/archcoll/flarch.html

Jean Alve, Town/Village Historian

http://tiogahistory.org/Site/Spencer.html

 

Michelle Erickson
Van Etten Library
Chemung County Library District

New AV at Steele – October 2015 November 2, 2015

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NEW DVD:

  • aftertheballAfter The Ball
  • Skin Trade
  • Cornell: Birth of the American University
  • Wolf Warrior
  • Born To Fly
  • Six Ways To Die
  • Two Days One Night (foreign)
  • Pardon
  • Redeemer
  • Army of Frankensteins
  • Good Kill
  • Felt
  • Big Game
  • Jesse James Lawman
  • Bessie
  • Conan The Complete Quest
  • Conan The Destroyer
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Aloha
  • Broken Horses
  • Misery Loves Company
  • ’71
  • Tropic Thunder
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Cas & Dylan
  • Paranormal Island
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams
  • Harvest
  • Camilla Dickinson
  • redsonjaRed Sonja
  • Hangar 10
  • Dodge Ball
  • Curse of Downers Grove
  • Lila & Eve
  • 23 Blast
  • Cracked the Darkness Within
  • Welcome To New York
  • Cleveland Abduction
  • American Heist
  • Panic 5 Bravo
  • Lords of London
  • Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals
  • Lawless Kingdom
  • Sniper
  • Sniper Reloaded
  • Sniper 3
  • The Cokeville Miracle
  • Adrenaline
  • Jack Strong
  • The Last Lovecraft
  • Lego Friends Together Again
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Pumpkinhead II
  • Haunting At The Rectory
  • Suicide Theory
  • Paper Planes
  • Bitter Feast
  • Avalanche Sharks
  • avalanchesharksThe Overnight
  • Shark Killer
  • Pups United
  • Sleepaway Camp I, II, III

NEW AUDIOBOOK CD:

  • Brands, H.W. Reagan The Life
  • Bray, Libba Lair of Dreams (YA)
  • Castle, Richard Driving Heat
  • Child, Lee Make Me
  • Coleman, Reed Robert B Parker’s The Devil Wins
  • Coville, Bruce Diary of A Mad Brownie (JUV)
  • Cussler, Clive The Solomon Curse
  • Dashner, James The Kill Order
  • Davis, Kenneth The Hidden History of America At War
  • Engel, Amy The Book of Ivy (YA)
  • Franzen, Jonathan Purity
  • Grafton, Sue X
  • Grey, Zane To The Last Man
  • Griffiths, Elly The Zig Zag Girl
  • Groff, Lauren Fates and Furies
  • Gruen, Sara At The Water’s Edge
  • Lagercrantz, David The Girl In The Spider’s Web
  • McPherson, Ben A Line Of Blood
  • Robbards, Karen The Last Time I Saw her
  • Ryan, Carrie Daughter of Deep Silence
  • Sandford, John Gathering Prey
  • gatheringpreySmiley, Jane Early Warning
  • Steel, Danielle Undercover
  • Woods, Stuart Naked Greed

NEW MUSIC CD:

  • Tom Petty Tom Petty
  • The Cars Heartbeat City
  • Buckcherry Rock n Roll
  • Kiss Destroyer
  • Miranda Lambert Kerosene
  • Little Feet Dixie Chicken
  • Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash
  • Bon Jovi Burning Bridges
  • Humble Pie Smokin’
  • Asia Asia
  • Prince Prince
  • Alan Jackson Angels and Alcohol
  • Little Texas Greatest Hits
  • Kansas Point of Know Return
  • Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill
  • ZZ Top Afterburner
  • Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies
  • Yo Yo Ma Songs From The Arc of Life
  • Bill Wyman Back To Basics
  • Boz Scaggs Slow Dancer
  • Scorpions Lovedrive
  • Dio Holy Diver
  • Faith Hill The Hits
  • Van Halen Balance
  • vanhalenVan Halen Women and Children First
  • Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
  • Los Lonely Boys Sacred
  • Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight
  • Counting Crows August and Everything After
  • Kiss Creatures of the Night
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Dr Dre Compton Soundtrack
  • Alabama Southern Drawl
  • Motorhead Bad Magic
  • Rush Snakes & Arrows
  • Steep Canyon Rangers Tell The Ones I Love

New AV at Steele – September 2015 September 29, 2015

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NEW DVD:

  • jonathanstrangeSphere
  • I Am Chris Farley
  • Match
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Hunting Elephants
  • Adult Beginnings
  • Police Story
  • Doomsday
  • Northmen A Viking Saga
  • Robot Overlords
  • Gallows Road
  • Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal
  • Do You Believe?
  • I-Lived
  • Preggoland
  • Jackie and Ryan
  • Ride
  • Deer Hunter
  • Pixies
  • People Under The Stairs
  • Sideways
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Chocolate City
  • The Monster That Challenged The World
  • pixiesUnfriended
  • Into The Grizzly Maze
  • Soaked In Bleach
  • Kingdom of The Apes
  • The Anonymous People
  • No Ordinary Hero
  • Little Boy
  • Catching Faith
  • Vendetta
  • The Riot Club
  • Harry
  • Strangerland
  • 5 to 7
  • Diggstown
  • Slash Live At The Roxy
  • The Seventh Dwarf
  • Dark Was The Night
  • Boulevard
  • Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

NEW AUDIOBOOK:

  • Box, C.J. Badlands
  • Brown, Brene’ Rising Strong
  • badlandsBrown, Sandra Friction
  • Child, Lincoln The Forgotten Room
  • Collins, Jackie The Santangelos
  • Cussler, Clive Piranha
  • Ellis, Joseph The Quartet
  • Fairstein, Linda Devil’s Bridge
  • George, Nina The Little Paris Bookshop
  • Goodkind, Terry The First Confessor
  • Grandin, Greg Kissinger’s Shadow
  • Hannah, Sophie Woman With A Secret
  • Harbison, Beth If I Could Turn Back Time
  • Kellerman, Jonathan The Murder’s Daughter
  • Kenyon, Sherrilyn Dragonbane
  • Kerr, Phillip The Lady From Zagreb
  • Kershaw, Alex Avenue of Spies
  • Kinsella, Sophia Finding Audrey
  • Kirman, Robin Bradstreet Gate
  • Kleypas, Lisa Brown-Eyed Girl
  • Knoll, Jessica Luckiest Girl Alive
  • Lowell, Elizabeth Perfect Touch
  • Macomber, Debbie Silver Linings
  • McCall Smith The Novel Habits of Happiness
  • McLain, Paula Circling The Sun
  • Mollen, Tim Lost Journal Classics
  • Murakami, Haruki Wind/Pinball
  • Blood On SnowNesbo, Jo Blood On Snow
  • Paretsky, Sarah Brush Back
  • Paterson, Katherine Stories of My Life
  • Patterson, James Daniel X: Lights Out
  • Rice, Anne Beauty’s Kingdom
  • Sachar, Louis Fuzzy Mud
  • Sandford, John Outrage
  • Shaara, Jeff The Fateful Lightning
  • Willig, Lauren The Other Daughter

NEW MUSIC CD:

  • Now That’s What I Call New Wave 80’s
  • Now That’s What I Call Music 55
  • Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years
  • Fear Factory Genexus
  • Kataklysm Of Ghosts and Gods
  • Insane Clown Posse The Marvelous Link (found)
  • Joe Satriani Shockwave Supernova
  • Alan Parsons Project Tales of Mystery and Imagination
  • 12 Stones Beneath The Scars
  • Blackberry Smoke Holding All The Poles
  • Counting Crows Hard Candy
  • Blue Oyster Cult Fire of Unknown Origin
  • Shania Twain Up!
  • Iggy and the Stooges Raw Power
  • Van Halen OU812
  • Moody Blues Long Distance Voyager
  • Rush Roll The Bones

Fall Storytimes & 1000 Books Before Kindergarten September 2, 2015

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1000booksFall Storytimes at CCLD libraries are just around the corner, beginning the week of September 14 at all branches; check our website for dates and times. We offer storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and all are drop in, no registration is required. Storytimes are a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading and increase their vocabulary, as well as help them to learn social skills. Our storytimes are full of fun too…interactive songs, flannel stories, rhymes and props that enhance the experience and make it pleasurable for caregivers as well as kids…and while you’re at the library, sign up for our latest early literacy program: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. (Currently available at Steele, Horseheads and Big Flats Libraries and funded by the Friends of the Horseheads Library.) This free, self-paced program challenges parents and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books before the child enters school. Research has shown that reading to children helps them be better prepared for school as it builds their vocabulary and stimulates language and cognitive skills. Reading together is great for bonding too, and stories read in storytime or at daycare can count as well. Ask us about this exciting new offering and we’ll see you soon at Storytime!

Happy Reading!

Janet Ackerman
Head of Youth Services
Steele Memorial Library, CCLD

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