May 21, 2012

Travel Books for Bike Month: Short Bike Rides in and Around New York City

This book will take you on a cycling tour of New York's five boroughs, giving routes for both the urban sprawl of downtown and the wondrous countryside surrounding this hustling, bustling city. Whether you choose an urban, suburban, or rural route, every ride in this book has been chosen on several criteria, such as amount of traffic, road surface quality, terrain, scenic beauty, historical significance and general interest. Each ride includes precise written directions, excellent route maps, level of difficulty, mileage, safety tips, availability of food and facilities, and vivid descriptions of points of interest. No matter what your interest in cycling, you'll find the perfect ride in this book.

May 17, 2012

Travel Books for Bike Month: Short Bike Rides on Long Island

A boon for bikers who are seeking the less traveled path, these 36 featured rides offer a welcome escape from the Island's congested byways. Also provided are six fully delineated traffic-free rides and six shorter rides (perfect with children), located in state and country parks, as well as a ride on Block Island including information on ferries and island attraction.

May 12, 2012

Travel Apps: FlightTrack


For the avid air traveler, this app provides real-time flight tracking for more than 4,000 airports worldwide. Color maps feature zoom, satellite, weather-radar imagery, and weather forecasts.
Available for your iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone.

May 9, 2012

Recent Arrival: Road Trip USA

Now in its sixth edition, inside Jamie Jensen's best-selling Road Trip USA you'll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you're looking for the world's largest jackalope, you're in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of over 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.

Mango's Android™ App

Introducing the newest member of the Mango family - Mango's Android™ App! With this app, you now have access to language learning wherever you go. The Android™ App, along with the iPhone® App, is included in the library's Mango subscription.

For the apps to work, you must have an account with Mango set up through the library’s website. Once the apps and lessons have been downloaded, you can learn at your own pace, with or without an Internet connection.

May 6, 2012

Recent Addition: 100 Best Affordable Vacations

Like the other books in this popular series, The 100 Best Affordable Vacations to Enrich Your Life features out of the ordinary opportunities. They will just be less expensive, with some even free! Vacation categories include Classic Americana; Learning Vacations; Wilderness Trips; and Mind, Body, and Soul themed getaways. With this mix, there are lots of creative ideas and appealing destinations for everybody, whatever their interests, schedule, or budget.

May 3, 2012