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New AV at Steele – August 2015 August 28, 2015

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NEW DVD:

  • Run All NightHollow Man
  • Get Hard
  • Home
  • Run All Night
  • Enemy of The State
  • The Mole People
  • If There Be Thorns
  • Windtalkers
  • All Relative
  • Healing
  • Cupcakes
  • If You Build It
  • American Girl Grace Stirs Up Success
  • Kingsman The Secret Service
  • Years of Living Dangerously
  • 5 Flights Up
  • Wolf Hall
  • Inside The DEA
  • I Am Evel Knievel
  • Tooken
  • Absolution
  • Slow West
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • Vehicle 19
  • Forbidden Empire
  • Alien Outpost
  • The Gunman
  • Time Lapse
  • Hard To Be A god
  • Echoes of War
  • The Amityville Theater
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • The Dovekeepers
  • Danny Collins
  • Mega Shark vs Kolossus
  • Street Kings
  • Yours Mine and Ours
  • tookenInsurgent
  • Deli Man
  • Killing Jimmy Hoffa
  • A Box of Faith
  • Pokemon Advanced
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
  • The Treatment
  • Pound of Flesh
  • G3 Live In Denver
  • Son Of The Dragon
  • Enter The Dangerous Mind
  • Berenstain Bears Summer Family Fun
  • Kill Me Three Times
  • Underdog Kids
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Summit
  • The Raft
  • The A-List
  • Steve Vai Live At The Astoria London
  • Four Blood Moons
  • Bullish
  • X-men Days of Future Past
  • Future Justice
  • The Fire Next Time
  • Bee Movie
  • The Adventures of Ragtime
  • Wild Kratts: Super Sprinters
  • Canada’s Most Haunted
  • Oliva Newtown-John
  • All About Big Red Fire Engines
  • The Messenger
  • To Write Love On Her Arms
  • The Man Called Flinstone
  • Taking Lives
  • Elvis Lives
  • Petals On The Wind
  • Seeds of Yesterday
  • Tell No One
  • Original Sin
  • The Ages of Love
  • insurgentHollywood Land
  • Friday the 13th Part V
  • Volcano
  • Justice League Gods and Monsters
  • The Fountain
  • MacBeth
  • Closer
  • Story of Jacob and Joseph
  • The Assassination of Jesse James
  • Blink
  • The Crimson Rivers
  • Sin City
  • Half Nelson
  • Constant Gardener
  • The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
  • Unleashed
  • A Good Day To Die
  • Volunteer Jam
  • Boot Camp: A Total Body Blast
  • Dawn Patrol
  • Cypher
  • The Last Survivor
  • High There
  • Barely Lethal
  • Cursed
  • Child 44
  • Billy Idol In Super Overdrive
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Super Nova
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Mr Nobody
  • Cash Back
  • Blow
  • Elizabeth
  • Salvation
  • The Replacement Killers
  • The Ice Harvest
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • Big Fat Liar
  • whatwedointheshadowsDeep Blue Sea
  • Hide and Seek
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Wyrmwood

NEW MUSIC CD:

  • Now That’s What I Call Country Vol.8
  • Neil Young The Monsanto Years
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd One More For The Fans
  • Third Eye Blind Dopamine
  • Meshuggah Koloss
  • Southpaw Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

NEW AUDIOBOOK CD:

  • Joe Abercrombie Half A War
  • Linwood Barclay Broken Promise
  • Grant Blackwood Tom Clancy Under Fire
  • Brenda Bowen Enchanted August
  • Candace Bushnell Killing Monica
  • Jonathan Cahn The Mystery of The Shemitah
  • Linda Castillo After The Storm
  • Jayne Castle Siren’s Call
  • Mary Higgins Clark The Melody Lingers On
  • Catherine Coulter Nemesis
  • Barbara Delinsky
  • Jude Deveraux Ever After
  • William R Forstchen One Second After
  • Jane Green Summer Secrets
  • James Grippando Cash Landing
  • Elin Hilderbrand The Rumor
  • Roger Hobbs Vanishing Games
  • Stephanie Kallos Language Arts
  • Marian Keyes The Woman Who Stole My Life
  • Robert Kurson Pirate Hunters
  • Harper Lee Go Set A Watchman
  • Patrick Lee Signal
  • Jason Matthews Place of Treason
  • halfawarBrad Meltzer The President’s Shadow
  • Fern Michaels In Plain Sight
  • Joyce Carol Oates Jack of Spades
  • James Paterson Alert
  • James Patterson Truth or Die
  • Spencer Quinn Scents and Sensibility
  • Christopher Reich Invasion of Privacy
  • Kathy Reichs Speaking In Bones
  • Lisa Scottoline Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?
  • Daniel Silva The English Spy
  • Danilee Steel Country
  • Chevy Stevens Those Girls
  • Brad Taylor The Insider Threat
  • Brad Thor Code of Conduct
  • Sarai Walker Dietland
  • Stuart Woods Naked Greed

Krayon Kiosk at Big Flats Library August 26, 2015

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Krayon KioskTechnology is forever changing, tablets get smaller and phones are getting bigger again, but the thing is technology is everywhere. Almost everyone has a smart phone, a tablet or a laptop that you can take with you to access the internet wherever you are and libraries are no different. In fact, we are offering technology to very young patrons who seem to grasp the idea very eagerly.

Last April, the Big Flats Library was lucky enough to be able to purchase a Krayon Kiosk that houses 4 iPads for elementary aged children. Each tablet is pre-loaded with 52 educational apps geared for children 2-9 years old. These apps teach math, science, art, etc., all with the goal of having our young patrons learn as they have fun. This kiosk has proved very popular and the children who come in, run to sit on one of the bright chairs and settle in for a morning or afternoon of fun. While the young ones are playing on the tablet, mom has a chance to choose the books they will be taking home with no interruptions.

We are finding that children know how to use these devices since most have them in their home and are used to navigating the screens to get to the game. No instruction at all is needed to get them started. Yes, technology is here to stay, and this is just one more way your public library is staying on track with the latest innovations.

We invite you to come to the Big Flats Library and see for yourself how much fun our kiosk is. Come early, it fills up fast with our young patrons.

Glenice Peel
Big Flats Library
Chemung County Library District

New to the Genealogy & Local History collection: 1931 Church directory and the Soundex cards on microfilm August 17, 2015

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New to our collections: A member directory from 1931 of the South Presbyterian Church in Elmira on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and Southport Streets.  In 1931, they were already over 100 years old.  Today, the church is gone.  It burned down in 2004.  (Here’s the story: http://www.joycetice.com/church/2004fire.htm). Below please find a picture of the church in 1931 from the directory, and a Google earth shot of the same lot today.

Also new at the library, and of interest to genealogical researchers: We now have Soundex index cards available on microfilm.  This groups phonetically similar surnames together.  This is useful in case your family’s surname was misspelled in the census or the census index.  Sometimes, it is the only way to find a family in the census.  Feel free to come in and look at them yourselves!

corner of Pennsylvania Ave and Southport Streets today

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