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Beginning Genealogy returns!

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On Thursday, Aug. 16 the Library will be hosting a sharing session and discussion about Beginning Genealogy. Barbara Schlafer is returning to facilitate this discussion on how and where to begin your genealogical journey. The discussion will be free and help provide you with some of the tools that will enable you to start finding your roots, focusing on your individual interests in genealogy, and getting started on gathering your family stories. We’ll also look into utilizing resources both physical and on the internet, and how to organize your research. Space could become limited and advanced registration is required.

As a special treat, there will be a door prize given at the end of the session: a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012, being donated by Ancestry.com. To qualify for the drawing, you must be present and pre-registered for the event.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: In the Robins Air Force Base Library, Building 905

QUESTIONS / HOW TO REGISTER: If you have any questions or would like to register then please send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and put “Beginning Genealogy” in the subject line. Please register by Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 8 PM if you’re interested.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Coming in August…

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We’re doing another Beginning Genealogy session on August 16th, which we’ll have more information on for you tomorrow.

New and Featured Books for 07/27/2012:

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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 Queen Of The Big Time by Adriana Trigiani

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Batman, vol. 1: The Court Of Owls by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo

Silver Surfer: Parable by Stan Lee and illustrated by Moebius and Keith Pollard

Green Lantern, vol. 1: Sinestro by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Doug Mahnke

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Hunters by James Salter

NON-FICTION:

Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel

Adapt: Why Success Always Stars With Failure by Tim Harford

Physics Of The Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny And Our Daily Lives By The Year 2100 by Michio Kaku

Most Talkative: Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen

The Hammer And The Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, And The End Of Slavery In America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and illustrated by Wayne Vansant

Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake: A Memoir by Anna Quindlen

In The Wake Of The Plague: The Black Death And The World It Made by Norman F. Cantor

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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:

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

Science Fiction vs. Proper Literature.

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Science Fiction!

versus…

Proper Literature!

If you ask us, both are good, and not just that, but can be extremely good.

So treat yourself and sample from all of the menu, okay? And check more of what is the genius of Tom Gauld, who did the webcomics shared in this post. They are from here, here, here, here, here, and here.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 07/25/2012:

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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:

My New Sandbox by Donna Jakob and illustrated by Julia Gorton

Ready For Anything! by Keiko Kasza

Adiós, Tricycle by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg

Baseball From A To Z by Michael P. Spradlin and illustratedy by Macky Pamintuan

“I Have A Little Problem,” Said The Bear by Heinz Janisch and illustrted by Silke Leffler

Five Little Firefighters by Tom Graham

The Buffalo Are Back by Jean Craighead George with paintings by Wendell Minor

1, 2, 3, Go! by Huy Voun Lee

FICTION:

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard and illustrated by Bo Kuhn

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

The Home-Run King by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by Gordon C. James

Cam Jansen And The Summer Camp Mysteries: A Super Special by David A. Adler and illustrated by Joy Allen

Trolls On Vacation by Alan MacDonald and illustrated by Mark Beech

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

NON-FICTION:

Dance Of The Swan: A Story About Anna Pavlova by Barbara Allman and illustrated by Shelly O. Haas

Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Gold Fever: Tales From The California Gold Rush by Rosalyn Schanzer

Letters Home From The Grand Canyon by Lisa Halvorsen

I Why Why: Triceratops Had Horns And Other Questions About Dinosaurs by Rod Theodorou

Yankee Doodle by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

P Is For Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet by Tony Johnston and illustrated by John Parra

Volcanoes by Claire Llewellyn

Volcano: The Eruption And Healing Of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

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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:

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

And for Young Adults:

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

Reading is so delicious!

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The last session of our Summer Reading Program was yesterday and he gave our prizes and had a cupcake party.

We just wanted to thank everyone who participated and spent their Mondays this summer with us and say that we had a lot of fun…

And we hope you did too.

Reading material for 07/23/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Sally Ride.

The evolution of the Batman symbol over seven decades.

It’s always interesting to read about the Emperor Norton, the first Emperor of America.

What do the Olympic rings mean?

The origin of Nickelodeon’s green slime.

Picture above from here.

9 intriguing excerpts from old FBI files.

This video game company has a very weird employee handbook.

from here.

A library with no new books?

Check out these very stylized Game Of Thrones maps.

The books that make guys swoon.

Ray Bradbury and pogo.

The reading lists of your favorite fictional characters.

Be amazed by the maze of books, seen below:

10 must see episodes of The X-Files?

A new web series featuring Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

A grown up’s guide to teen celebrities.

Four things you need to remember about the first two Batman movies before seeing The Dark Knight Rises.

The movies that people need to stop quoting.

Shirley MacLaine on Downton Abbey, and 8 teases for the next season.

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Previous online reading material:

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

06/25/12.

06/18/12.