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The Library will be closed on Labor Day weekend.

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We just wanted to remind you that the Library will be closed for the Labor Day weekend.

We’re going to close at 4 PM on August 31st, and we will be closed September 1st through the 3rd, and reopen at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 4, as usual. We hope that you have a fun and safe weekend.

And just a heads up: Starting in October the Library will be closed on Sundays. But we will still be open our normal hours Monday through Saturday.

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New and Featured Books for 08/23/2012:

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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:

Maggie By The Book by Kasey Michaels

Gold Of Kings by Davis Bunn

Baudolino by Umberto Eco, and translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James

The Catch: A Joe Gunther Novel by Archer Mayor

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

American Outrage by Tim Green

Murder On Bank Street: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson

Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly

Tangled Web: A Black Jewels Novel by Anne Bishop

Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Rizzoli & Isles: Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen

NON-FICTION:

Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children In A Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World by Rafe Esquith

Bloody Crimes: The Chase For Jefferson Davis And The Death Pageant For Lincoln’s Corpse by James Swanson

Get Rick Click! – THe Ultimate Guide To Making Money On The Internet by Marc Ostrofsky

Losing Mum And Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley

Universal Design For The Home: Great-Looking, Great-Living Design For All Ages, Abilities, And Circumstances by Wendy A. Jordan

The Twentieth Century: A People’s History by Howard Zinn

The Portable Jung, edited by Joseph Campbell

Myths Of The Greeks And Romans by Michael Grant

The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach To Dog Training by Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate

Secret Empire: Eisenhower, The CIA, And The Hidden Story Of America’s Space Espionage by Philip Taubman

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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:

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

Homework Help: Biographies & Reference.

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Need a little help finding what you’re looking for? The Robins AFB Library would like to provide you with a few resources suitable for students of all ages to help you get started.

Here are some links, resources, and interesting sites pertaining to Biography and Reference…

Biography.com – Provided by the A&E Networks, this site offers biographic information of over 25,000 famous people from the past and present.

Academy of Achievement – Featuring biographies, interviews, and podcasts about modern world leaders, and the visionaries and pioneers who have helped shape our world.

Infoplease – Over 300,000+ biographies, as well as encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and atlas information. As their slogan says: All the knowledge you need.

Today In Georgia History – A collaboration between the Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Public Broadcasting to bring you unique stories about interesting people from the state’s history.

Any Day In History – Check out who was born or died on any day in history.

Biographical Dictionary – Searchable site with short bios of famous people from ancient to modern times and links to other bio sites.

The American Presidency – Biographical sketches and portraits of all the U.S. Presidents, from the White House website.

The U.S. Supreme Court – A general site about the history of the Supreme Court, its decisions, and its Justices past and present.

African American Scientists & Inventors – A collection of short bios about African American scientists and inventors, with links to other bio sites.

A Celebration of Women Writers – A searchable collection of female writers.

Women Mathematicians – A collection of biographies of women in mathematics from Agnes Scott college in Atlanta.

Masters of Photography – Links to articles, resources, and the work of many famous and prominent modern photographers.

Learning About Leonardo – A nice reference site for all things Leonardo Da Vinci.

The Farmer’s Almanac – Featuring weather predictions, astronomical data, and a treasury of humor and other great information.

Acronym Finder – A great resource for hunting down what different acroynms and abbreviations mean.

ProCon.org – An overview of many controversial subjects in a Pro/Con format.

Guide to Internet Research – A nice collection of resources to various references available on the internet.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian – Internet resources from A to Z.

How Many? – A nice dictionary of units of measurement.

Earth Fact Sheet – Some basic information about our planet.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

For other subjects and resources please see our main Homework Help page.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 08/17/2012:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

A Hero For WondLa by Tony DiTerilizi

Such Wicked Intent: The Apprecenticeship Of Victor Frankenstein, Book Two by Kenneth Oppel

Everything Is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis

Runaways, vol. 1: Pride & Joy by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Adrian Alphona

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel by Nancy Holder

Willowood by Cecilia Galante

In Search Of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth

The Youngest Templar, Book 1: Keeper Of The Grail by Michael P. Spradlin

The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney

Carter’s Unfocused One-Track Mind by Brent Crawford

NON-FICTION:

How To Be A Zombie by Serena Valentino

Close To Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks Of The 1916 by Michael Capuzzo

A Separate Battle: Women And The Civil War by Ina Chang

Death Of A Dreamer: The Assassination Of John Lennon by Alison Marie Behnke

I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories Of The Korean War, 1950 – 53 by Linda Granfield

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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:

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

And for Young Adults:

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

New and Featured Books for 08/15/2012:

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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 Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

The Temptation Of The Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig

Delicious by Sherry Thomas

The Triumph Of Caesar: A Novel Of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor

You Are The Love Of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve

By Starlight by Dorothy Garlock

Captain Freedom: A Superhero’s Quest For Truth, Justice, And The Celebrity He So Richly Deserves by G. Xavier Robillard

Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

NON-FICTION:

It’s A Jungle In There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, And Other Acts Of Entreprenurial Daring by Seven Schussler with Marvin Karlins

Danger’s Hour: The Story Of The USS Bunker Kill And The Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

The Day After The Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide For the Rise Of The New World Order by Damon Vickers

When I Was A Child I Read Books: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

Airport Planning & Management by Alexander T. Wells

Airport Planning & Development Handbook: A Global Survey by Paul Stephen Dempsey

The Crazy Makers: How The Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains And Harming Out Children by Carol Simontacchi

The New New Deal: The Hidden Story Of Change In The Obama Era by Michael Grunwald

Energy For Future Presidents: The Science Behind The Headlines by Richard A. Muller

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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:

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

Don’t forget: Beginning Genealogy.

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Don’t forget that today is the last day to register to be a part of our Beginning Genealogy discussion, which will be this coming Thursday (two days from now), from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Registration is required to join us, and it is incredibly simple: Just send us an email to robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and put “Beginning Genealogy” in the subject line.

Drop us a line if you have any questions, or check out our previous post about our Beginning Genealogy discussion this Thursday.

Reading material for 08/13/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

History as science.

Amazon’s new secret weapon.

The picture above by Norman Rockwell, as is the one below.

The strange superstitions of space missions.

5 fictional countries where the U.S. Army is trained to fight.

Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Try this 50 years of writing quiz.

The 10 best end of the world novels.

Check out the world’s most beautiful libraries.

Literary alternatives to Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Are these the 10 most difficult books?

Forbes ranks the top earning authors.

RIP Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Movie prices are about to get even more expensive.

Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers 2 and to develop a TV show set in the Marvel universe for ABC.

Scenes showing how exactly Bane got so disfigured were cut from The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out the first official picture of Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln from the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie, based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book.

They’re finally releasing that Red Dawn remake.

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Previous online reading material:

08/06/12.

07/23/12.

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.