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New AV at Steele – January 2015 January 21, 2015

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesNEW DVD:
• Into The Storm [blu-ray & dvd]
• Whitetail Freaks 8
• Whitetail Addictions vol.1
• Great Lakes Salmon & Trout
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• Eastbound & Down seasons 1-4
• Richard Gere Collection [3 movies]
• Spaghetti Westerns [8 movies]
• The Prophecy & Hellraiser [11 movies]
• Darling [b&w 1965]
• The Italian Job [1969]
• In The Line Of Fire [blu-ray]
• Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
• The Equalizer
• Magic In The Moonlight
• As Above So Below
• The Skeleton Twins
The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner
• Wake Wood
• The Muse
• The Good Lie
• The Hundred Foot Journey
• Jungle Book Money Business
• Child Of God
• Guardians Of The Galaxy
• Calvary
• When The Game Stands Tall
• Miffy The Movie
• Awesome Animals
• Beyond The Edge
• Mean Machine
• Wrath Of The Sword 20 Movies
• Iceman
• Dolphin Tale 2
• Reclaim
• Housebound
• Extant season 1
The AmericansThe Americans season 1
• Peter Pan Live
• Bedtime For Bonzo
• The Princess and The Magic Mirror
• 13
• Diary Of The Dead
• The Normal Heart

NEW MUSIC CD:

• Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides
• Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds
• Trisha Yearwood Prizefighter
• CSNY Looking Forward
• David Bowie Nothing Has Changed
• T.I. Paperwork
• Queen Forever
• Bette Midler It’s The Girls!
• Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends
AnnieAnnie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
• Pink Floyd The Endless River
• Rusted Root Rusted Root
• ZZ Top Antenna
• Bandits Music From The Motion Picture
• Danny Gokey Hope In Front Of Me
• Doobie Brothers Southbound
• Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
• Willie Nelson December Day
• Killer Mike Run The Jewels 2
• Skrillex Recess
• YG My Krazy Life
• Weezer Everything Will Be Alright…
• Charlie XCX Sucker
• Selena Gomez For You
• Leonard Cohen Popular Problems
• Calvin Harris Motion
• Mars Volta D-Loused In The Comatorium
• Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel
Into the WoodsDamon Albarn Everyday Robots
• Hurray For The Riff… Small Town Heroes
• Spoon They Want My Soul
• Lana Del Ray Ultraviolence
• Into The Woods Soundtrack
• Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
• Sturgill Simpson High Top Mountain
• Fka Twigs Lp1
• Jenny Lewis The Voyager
• Sharon Van Etten Are We There
• Waylon Jennings Ultimate
• Paul Simon Graceland
• Sufjan Stevens Come On Feel The Illinoise
• Dr Dre 2001
• Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Greatest Hits Live
• Peter Pan Live Soundtrack
• Radiohead Ok Computer
• Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies
• Tool Lateralus

NEW AUDIOBOOK CD:

Full Force and EffectW. Bruce Cameron The Midnight Plan Of The Repo Man
• Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
• Mary Higgins Clark The Cinderella Murder
• Michael Connelly The Burning Room
• Janet Evanovich The Job
• W.E.B. Griffin The Assassination Option
• John Grisham Gray Mountain
• Elin Hilderbrand Winter Street
• Sylva Kelegian God Spelled Backwards
• Stephen King Revival
• Robert Knott Parkers – The Bridge
• Lydia Millet Mermaids In Paradise
• Lauren Oliver Rooms
• Mark Owen No Hero
• James Patterson Hope To Die
• Jody Picoult Leaving Time
• Danielle Steel Pegasus
• Cheryl Strayed Wild
• Stuart Woods Insatiable Appetites

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Do you know anything about this photo? January 20, 2015

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This photo was left in the copier at Steele Memorial Library on 12/18/2014 and we’d like to find its owner.

Do you know anything about this photo?

Please contact us if this is yours.
(607)733-9175

Portraits of Elmira January 15, 2015

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Here’s the first “Portraits of Elmira” post done by Estefania Trujillo, AmeriCorps volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension.  It’s an interview in the library with one of our patrons:

https://portraitsofelmira.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/elmirans-talk-back-ed-patten/

Throwback Thursday! Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870 January 1, 2015

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Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870, Tom Tallada (Pictured here with his bell).

His wedding is described in the library’s “History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties, NY” on page 252.

It reads:

The popularity of this individual was such that there was but little distinction shown in inviting guests, and the attendance was consequently very large, and not exclusively fashionable. They assembled at an early hour. The event was so notable that prominent citizens took the ceremonies in charge. The knot-tying, as stipulated, was to take place at twelve o’clock precisely, by John W. Wisner, Justice of the Peace, for which job Tom agreed to cut for him a cord of wood. The groom was habited in a long-tailed blue coat, with brass buttons. The coat, though much too small, was worn because it was loaned to him by his friend, George Kingsbury, and was bound together by a red sash tied round the waist. The village barber, duly sworn, tenderly shaved one-half of his face, under his instruction from the master of ceremonies, and a benevolent individual unearthed a three-cornered chapeau, which Tom was instructed was imperative for him to wear during the actual performance of the ceremony. As early as six o’clock the guests began to arrive, and long before the time appointed about all the men and boys of the town had congregated in front of the building. The whisky bottle was circulated freely, and Tom was plied with plenteous libations. By some mysterious accident his loving sweetheart spirited away. Tom was put on track, with a proper escort for a successful pursuit and recapture. Finally at the precise hour and minute she was brought back, and the ceremony performed, and they were, with all judicial gravity, pronounced “man and woman!” These words were the signal for the bride-kissing, which was done with the heartiest and most resonant smacks. So ardent were the salutations that a grand rush was made, and the fair bride nearly smothered with congratulations.

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