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Reading material for 04/30/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Grant Snider’s The Book Of The Future.

Get ready for the future of Firefox.

Portland tries to ban Groupon.

The dark side of Facebook memes.

The picture above is by Beverly Ealdama, from here.

104 year old woman sets world record as the oldest person to go paragliding (for the second time in five years).

Wal-Mart would like you to pay with cash.

All about CISPA, the bill that wants to erode your online privacy.

How are women’s eyes different from men’s?

from here.

The Choose Your Own Adventure books are now out in digital form.

Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet, talks about his novel.

The 10 grumpiest living writers.

The New Yorker has figured out what went wrong with the Pulitzers this year.

The Land Of Nod,” an illustrated poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

John Irving’s advice to aspiring novelists.

The most cryptic titles in literature and what they mean.

Would you read a novel written by the internet?

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will become a Disney movie.

The director of Chronicle is going to reboot The Fantastic Four.

Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final mini season.

Fake Tupac is selling a lot of real records.

The Avengers comes out this Friday in America, but has already made almost $200 million overseas.

Tony Danza and Vince Vaughn are going to make a sitcom together.

The SyFy channel is planning to adapt Stephen King’s The Eyes Of The Dragon.

Movie theater owners still do not want you texting during movies, please.

They’ve already hired writers for the sequel to the new Spider-Man movie.

from here.

The lost civilizations that pioneered skull surgery.

4 people with super memory.

The question of why Rome failed.

How much of the moon’s surface did the Apollo 11 astronauts actually explore?

A brief history of international signage.

The more you struggle with new information the more likely you are to learn it.

Ponder existential depths as you answer the call of nature in this vertigo-inducing floor-less bathroom.

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Previous online reading material:

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

Soaring.

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Don’t forget that this weekend is the Air Show!

The gates open tomorrow and Sunday at 10 AM and the show starts at 11:15 AM each day. You can find more information at the link above.

And here’s something that’s extremely overdue with us…

We wanted to congratulate Ms. Sherriann Tilley for winning our Trivia/Survey contest!

We really enjoyed her entry, and especially wanted to thank her for coming in to pick up on her prize on her birthday and letting us wish her a happy birthday.

And we would also like to thank everyone else who entered. There were a lot of great entries that were a pleasure to read.

Whether you’re going to the Air Show or not, and of course we would strongly encourage you to do so, we hope everyone has an extremely fun and safe time.

New and Featured Books for 04/26/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

Stay Close by Harlan Coben

Loving by Karen Kingsbury

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline

Survivors: A Novel Of The Coming Collapse by James Wesley, Rawles

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Cain by José Saramago

Expats by Chris Pavone

Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

NON-FICTION:

Some Assembly Required: A Journal Of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott

Me, The Mob, And The Music: One Helluva Ride With Tommy James And The Shondells by Tommy James, with Martin Fitzpatrick

A Family’s Guide To The Military For Dummies by Sheryl Garrett and Sue Hoppin

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide To Better English In Plain English by Patricia T. O’Conner

Winston’s War: Churchill 1940 – 1945 by Max Hastings

Rin Tin Tin: The Life And The Legend by Susan Orlean

The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise Of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

Fraternity by Diane Brady

Jobs And The Military Spouse: Married, Mobile, And Motivated For Employment by Janet I. Farley

The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, And A Small History Of The Big Con by Amy Reading

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/24/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Iron Horses by Verla Kay and illustrated by Michael McCurdy

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Wag! by Patrick McDonnell

Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli

Calendar by Myra Cohn Livingston and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Sleepsong by George Ella Lyon and Peter Catalanotto

Tallulah’s Solo by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Alexandria Boiger

No Bears by Meg McKinlay and illustrated by Leila Rudge

Time Of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

FICTION:

Alice-Miranda On Vacation by Jacqueline Harvey

Child Of The Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

Captain Awesome To The Rescue by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

The No-So-Perfect Planet by Pamela F. Service and illustrated by Mike Gorman

NON-FICTION:

I Miss You! A Military Kid’s Book About Deployment by Beth Andrews and illustrated by Hawley Wright

Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut and illustrated by Vicki Wehrman

Book Speak! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

Cousins Of Clouds: Elephant Poems by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer and illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

Brothers & Sisters: Family Poems by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Billions Of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story Of Evolution by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Steven Jenkins

I’m Allergic To School! Funny Poems & Songs About School by Robert Pottle and illustrated by Mike & Carl Gordon

Fun With Roman Numerals by David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller III

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/17/12.

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

Reading material for 04/23/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Dick Clark.

RIP Jonathan Frid, the original Barnabas Collins.

RIP Levon Helm, of The Band.

The next generation of Super Mario Bros.

A resignation letter set to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”

Don’t forget: Julian Assange has a TV show now.

The dangerous of the unknown that come with fast food.

NBA player’s girlfriend banned from sitting courtside.

Who is the Navy man lost at sea in the mysterious portrait at the Pentagon?

Did the Pulitzers snub fiction this year?

Could book publishing suffer the same fate as the comic book industry?

The most notorious literary party animals.

William Shakespeare and Vladimir Nakokov.

Paul De Filippo on Madeleine L’Engle.

David Foster Wallace on David Lynch.

10 beautiful literary box sets.

The animated version of James Thurber’s “The Unicorn In The Garden.”

from here.

Tupac Shakur is a hologram now, and other celebrities return from the dead, via technology.

Star Wars, as written by William Shakespeare.

The Onion AV Club interviews Brad Bird and Joss Whedon.

Nathan Fillion sets an expiration date on SPOILERS.

The lineup at Cannes this year.

Relationship secrets from sci fi and fantasy.

The story behind Fraiser‘s “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs.”

Rare behind the scenes photos from Star Wars.

The science/history of treating depression.

The right way to sharpen a knife.

Virtual reality window shopping.

The woes of a first time home buyer.

Good workouts for the body that’s slightly past its prime.

Is it a myth that soda will dissolve your teeth?

from here.

The surreal graffiti left behind in an abandoned village in Belgium.

What does truth serum really reveal?

Bio-armor.

Why some people get angry when they get drunk.

The satire of Caligula.

How a shipwreck can two ways.

Is James Cameron looking to get into asteroid mining?

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Previous online reading material:

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

New and Featured Books for 04/19/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Victims by Jonathan Kellerman

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories by Nathan Englander

The title story of this lauded short story collection borrows from Raymond Carver’s classic short story and some of that same story’s set up, but with much different results. The rest of the stories here are incredibly imaginative and many deal with the modern Jewish experience. You can find reviews for the collection at The New York Times byMichiko Kakutani, The Onion AV Club, and at the Book People’s Blog, and an interview with author Nathan Englander at NPR.

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

The Unseen by Heather Graham

The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

Star Trek: Academy – Collision Course by William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Third Reich by Roberto Bolaño

A posthumous novel by the acclaimed Chilean author and poet who had written 2666 and The Savage Detectives. This is a strong novel about the lingering ways that the dead can still cast spells over the living. Check out reviews in The New York Times, at NPR, and in The Washington Post.

What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen

NON-FICTION:

Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America by Gilbert King

Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food: Kick Your Fake Food Habit, Kickstar Your Weight Loss by Christine Avanti with Bonnie Bauman

Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven by T. D. Jakes

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story Of The Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester

Korea: A Walk Through The Land Of Miracles by Simon Winchester

The Meaning Of Everything: The Story Of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Inferno: The World At War, 1939 – 1945 by Max Hastings

Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee by Allen Barra

Enemies: The Story Of The FBI by Tim Weiner

Pakistan On The Brink: The Future Of America, Pakistan, And Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/17/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

What Are Little Boys Made Of? by Robert Neubecker

Blackout by John Rocco

A beautifully illustrated picture book about what to do when the lights go out in the big city. Check out this nice review by Rick Moody in The New York Times, and a message from the author and a book trailer on his website.

The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban

The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg

Oh, Little Jack by Inga Moore

Titus’ Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and Gwyneth Williamson

Ned And The General: A Less About Deployment by Ron Madison

A Good Night For Freedom by Barbara Olenyik Morrow and illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

Here In Space by David Milgrim

The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Camping Day by Patricia Lakin and illustrated by Scott Nash

FICTION:

Castle Of Shadows by Ellen Renner

Ellray Jakes Walks The Plank! by Sally Warner and illustrated by Jamie Harper

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens Of A Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, with illustrations by Barry Moser

Dragonbreath: Revenge Of The Horned Bunnies by Ursula Vernon

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

How To Beat The Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

NON-FICTION:

Every Second Something Happens: Poems For The Mind And Senses, selected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, and illustrated by Melanie Hall

Jack And The Box by Art Spiegelman

Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers In Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Michael Slack

The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book Of Found Poems, edited by Georgia Heard and illustrated by Antoine Guilloppé

Parkour by Dan Edwardes

Brothers At Bat: The True Story Of An Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Steven Salerno

Faith: Five Religions And What They Share by Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel

Around The World On Eighty Legs by Amy Gibson and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

The Fastest Game On Two Feet And Other Poems About How Sports Began by Alice Low and illustrated by John O’Brien

Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.