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New and Featured Books for 11/12/2013:

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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 All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The new No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Winners by Danielle Steele

Savage Texas: The Stampeders by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Through The Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Poisonous, smart, and outrageously entertaining.

The Dinosaur Feather by S. J. Gazan

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

By the author of The Joy Luck Club.

The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Found by H. Terrell Griffin

A prelude to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Havisham by Ronald Frame

Batman, vol. 3: Death Of The Family by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo

NON-FICTION:

November 22, 1963: Ordinary And Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard The News by Jodie Elliott Hansen and Laura Hansen

The Letters Of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler

Fosse!

Fosse by Sam Wasson

Chaser: Unlocking The Genius Of The Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann

His own story.

Jimi Hendrix: Starting At Zero – His Own Story

All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game And The War They Fought In Iraq by Steve Eubanks

Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood Of The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then And Now by Gary M. Pomerantz

The life and art of Norman Rockwell.

American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon

The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account Of The Libyan Embassy Siege By The Soldier Who Was There by Morgan Jones and Damien Lewis

American Heroes On The Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes by Oliver North and Bob Hamer

Game Change 2012.

Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Chasing Utopia: A Hybird by Nikki Giovanni

Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, And Food – Bringing Our Home To Your Table by Kay Robertson with Chrys Howard

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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:

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

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New and Featured Books for 05/31/2013:

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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:

Saving Laura by Jim Satterfield

Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

A Mama Ruby novel.

Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton

Into Darkness.

Star Trek Into Darkness, a novelization by Alan Dean Foster

Choke Point by Ridley Pearson

Batman: Noir – The Deluxe Edition by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

A Lincoln Rhyme novel.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey

Earth Afire: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

NON-FICTION:

The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

And how it all came crashing down...

Straight Flush: The True Story Of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way To A Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire – And How It All Came Crashing Down… by Ben Mezrich

Double Double: A Dual Memoir Of Alcoholism by Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes

An Atheist in The Foxhole: A Liberal’s Eight-Year Odyssey Inside The Heart Of The Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto

The amazing adventures of Jerry and Joe!

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures Of Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster – The Creators Of Superman by Brad Ricca

To Move The World: JFK’s Quest For Peace by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, And The American Dream by Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth Of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis

A history of the U.S. in 10 firearms.

American Gun: A History Of The U.S. In Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle with William Doyle

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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:

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

New and Featured Books for 10/19/2012:

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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 Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Sailor Twain, Or: The Mermaid In The Hudson by Mark Siegel

Batman: Odyssey by Neal Adams

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Uncommon Appeal Of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith

Killing Them Softly by George V. Higgins

The Racketeer by John Grisham

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

The Ghost Of Christmas Present by Scott Abbott and Amy Maude Swinton

Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Straub

The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski

Back To Blood by Tom Wolfe

The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

NON-FICTION:

Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart

Kids For Cash: Two Judges, Thousands Of Children, And A $2.8 Million Kickback Scheme by William Ecenbarger

The Divinity Of Dogs: True Stories Of Miracles Inspired By Man’s Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff

Scenes From An Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir by Adrian Tomine

Too Good To Be True by Benjamin Anastas

The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History Of The Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team In America by Joe Nick Patoski

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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:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

New and Featured Books for 10/11/2012:

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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:

Mad River by John Sandford

Live By Night by Dennis Lehane

A Working Theory Of Love by Scott Hutchins

Brink Of Chaos by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall

Dick Francis’ Bloodline by Felix Francis

A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava

May We Be Foregiven by A. M. Homes

Railsea by China Miéville

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

What The Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart

Postcards From The Dead: A Scrapbooking Mystery by Laura Childs

Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Phantom by Jo Nesbø

A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel Of Tudor Rivals And The Secret Of The Tower by Alison Weir

Blasphemy: New And Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey

Say You’re Sorry by Michael Robotham

The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell

Red Rain by R. L. Stine

In Sunlight And In Shadow by Mark Helprin

NON-FICTION:

Houses Of Horror by Hans Holzer

Viper Pilot: A Memoir Of Air Combat by Dan Hampton

Red Ink: Inside The High-Stakes Politics Of The Federal Budget by David Wessel

Don’t Know Much About The American Presidents by Kenneth C. Davis

Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle To Save The World by Evan Thomas

Killing Kennedy: The End Of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The Fourteenth Day: JFK And The Aftermath Of The Cuban Missile Crisis by David G. Coleman

The Endgame: The Inside Story Of The Struggle For Iraq, From George W. Bush To Barack Obama by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Who I Am by Pete Townshend

Mick Jagger by Philip Norman

The John Lennon Letters, edited and with an introduction by Hunter Davies

Luck Or Something Like It: A Memoir by Kenny Rogers

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young

Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page by Brad Tolinski

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story Of Heart, Soul, And Rock & Roll by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson with Charles R. Cross

The Energy Bus: Ten Rules To Fuel Your Life, Work, And Team With Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Living For The City: Migration, Education, And The Rise Of The Black Panther Party In Oakland, California by Donna Jean Murch

My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir by Penny Marshall

God: A Story Of Revelation by Deepak Chopra

The Good Pope: the Making Of A Saint And The Remaking Of The Church – The Story Of John XXIII And Vatican II by Greg Tobin

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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:

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

New and Featured Books for 06/07/2012:

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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:

Kingdom Of Strangers by Zoe Ferraris

Amped by Daniel H. Wilson

Dead Men by Richard Pierce

Mortal by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

11th Hour by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Home by Toni Morrison

In One Person by John Irving

Goliath by Tom Gauld

Mark Twain’s Autobiography, 1910 – 2010 by Michael Kupperman

Two of the most interesting and funny graphic novels from the past year, one a retelling of the classic story of David and Goliath, and the other detailing the continuing and fantastical adventures of one of our country’s great literary minds.

XO by Jeffrey Deaver

A Conspiracy Of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith

Niceville by Carsten Stroud

NON-FICTION:

The Cost Of Hope: The Story Of A Marriage, A Family, And The Quest For Life by Amanda Bennett

The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide To Earth’s Mightiest Heroes by Scott Beatty

American Grown: The Story Of The White House Kitchen Garden And Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama

A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver by Mark K. Shriver

The Banana Wars: A History Of United States Military Intervention In Latin America From The Spanish American War To The Invasion Of Panama by Ivan Musicant

Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, And The Threat To The Global Financial System by Scott Patterson

Failures Of The Presidents: From The Whiskey Rebellion And War Of 1812 To The Bay Of Pigs And War In Iraq by Thomas J. Craughwell

The Fish That Ate The Whale: The Life And Times Of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen

Autopsy Of War: A Personal History by John A. Parrish

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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:

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

New and Featured Audiobooks for 04/05/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new audiobooks (or at least new to us) added to our library collection, which come in several different formats…

Audiobooks on CD…

FICTION:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and read by Hugh Fraser

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, and read by Lisette Lecat

Mistress Of The Art Of Death by Ariana Franklin, and read by Rosalyn Landor

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and read by Lynne Thigpen

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, and read by Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jim Ward, Rosalyn Landor, and Robin Atkin Downes

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova, and read by Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Sarah Zimmerman, Erin Cottrell, and John Rafter Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and read by Sissy Spacek

Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods, and read by Tony Roberts

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, and read by J. D. Jackson

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, and read by Paul Michael Garcia

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks, and performed by a full cast featuring the author, Carl Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jurgen Prochnow, Alan Alda, Ron Reiner, John Turturro, Becky Ann Baker, and many others

Velocity by Dean Koontz, and read by Michael Hayden

NON-FICTION:

Sea Of Glory: America’s Voyage Of Discovery – The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838 – 1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick, and read by Dennis Boutsikaris

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and read by the author

Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, and read by the author

Confessions Of An Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search For Extraterristrial Intelligence  by Seth Shostak, and read by Patrick Lawler

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and read by Richard Thomas

Not only is this a very interesting book, but it’s also the basis for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film about Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day Lewis as our 16th president. Check out a picture below of the actor’s look in the film:

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King, and read by Alan Sklar

Black Boy by Richard Wright, and read by Peter Francis James

The Professor And The Madman: A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, and read by the author

City Of The Soul: A Walk In Rome by William Murray, and read by the author

The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and read by David Chandler

The War That Made America: A Short History Of The French And Indian War by Fred Anderson, and read by Simon Vance

Game Change: Obama And The Clintons, McCain And Palin, And The Race Of A Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and read by Dennis Boutsikaris

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And we also have Audiobooks in the Playaway format…

If you don’t know much about the Playaway format, then we’d suggest that you come and check them out.

A Playaway is basically a single book loaded onto an MP3 player. All you have to do is plug in some headphones and press play and you’re off to the races. The Playway is small enough to fit into your pocket, and it’s great for working out or running/jogging, or even just doing something like cleaning the house. But where the CD format is really nice for listening to an audiobook in the car, you’d have to have something to transfer the sound from the Playaway to your car stereo. Perhaps if you do something like that with an iPod or a similar MP3 device then maybe that could work as well.

FICTION:

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, and read by Juliet Stevenson

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, and read by Kimberly Schraf

Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman, and read by Mia Barron

Double Cross by James Patterson, and ready by Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg

The Enemy by Lee Child

The Hard Way by Lee Child

One Shot by Lee Child

All read by Dick Hill

To Die For by Linda Howard, and read by Franette Liebow

The Trial by Franz Kafka, and read by Rupert Degas

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, dramatized for audio by Yuri Rasovsky, and performed by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, and Edward Herrman, amongst others

A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, and read by Barrett Whitener

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and read by Christopher Hurt

Atonement by Ian McEwan, and read by Josephine Baily

Deadlock by Iris Johansen, and read by Jennifer Van Dyck

NON-FICTION:

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Thomas Cleary, and read by David Warrilow

You Had Me At Woof: How Dogs Taught Me The Secrets Of Happiness by Julie Klam, and read by Karen White

Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan, and performed by Neil Patrick Harris

When Janey Comes Marching Home by Laura Browder, with photographs by Sascha Pflaeging, and read by Claudia Aleck, Cassandra Campbell, Bernadette Dunne, Tavia Gilbert, Vanessa Hart, Carrington MacDuffie, Lisa Renee Pitts, Kirsten Potter, Robynn Rodriguez, Kimberly Scott, Bahni Turpin, and Pam Ward

Chinese For Dummies by Mengjun Liu and Mike Packevicz

Living Well In A Down Economy For Dummies by Tracy L. Barr, and read by Brett Barry

The War That Killed Achilles: The Story Of Homer’s Iliad And The Trojan War by Caroline Alexander, and read by Michael Page

Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, And The Further Serial Murders Of Dr. George Hill Hodel by Steve Hodel and Ralph Pezzullo, and read by Malcolm Hillgartner

When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris

The History Of The Classical Music by Richard Fawkes, and read by Robert Powell

How To Stop Smoking And Stay Stopped For Good – Fully Revised And Updated by Gillian Riley, and read by Jerome Pride

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We’re looking to get into MP3 CDs, so stay tuned for that, but until then…

…can you believe that we still have audiobooks on tape/cassette available for checkout? Perfect for anyone whose car has a tape player in it.

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Please note that audiobooks 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 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:

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 02/21/2012:

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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:

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman

Daniel Handler writes fun and interesting novels for all ages, including books for adults and young adults under his own name, and the popular A Series Of Unfortunate Events books he wrote for kids under the name Lemony Snicket, and so I’m expecting his new book to be a winner. And to help promote it, he’s started The Why We Broke Up Project, which allows users to log in and share and read their own stories of romantic woe.

Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Ultimate Spider-Man: Death Of Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley

Takio by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard

Two Truths And A Lie by Sarah Shepard

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

New books in the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

A touching, sweet, and fascinating love story about a boy and girl who meet at a cancer patients support group, and already one of the most well reviewed novels of the year, and one of the most cherished, and before that it had been one of the most anticipated.  John Green has proved to be one of the most popular authors amongst our young adult readers, and we don’t think this book will disappoint his fans in the slightest. The book, of course, has already been optioned for a film treatment. Check out this interview the author did with The Wall Street Journal.

NON-FICTION:

Inside The Olympics by Nick Hunter

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories Of False Identities by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Booklist has called this book “thoroughly researched and grippingly presented,” and author Chris Barton brings you ten vignettes that are insightful and exhilarating. The stories are true, and fascinating, and presented in a way that’s easy for the reader to get into the mindset of the historical person whose masquerade and adventure is being read about. One of the subjects included is Frank Abagnale, who was a confidence man, forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist who later reformed and went on to work as a security consultant after he reformed. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, was later turned into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. You can find author Chris Barton talking about his book below:

Money And Banking (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by Jonah Wallach and Clare Tattersall

Savings And Investments (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by David W. Berg and Meg Green

Sojourner Truth, A Self-Made Woman by Victoria Ortiz

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives by Albert Marrin

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Author/photojournalist Rafal Gerszak first went to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent a year embedded with an American military unit, documenting the life of U.S. soldiers in the country, seeing what they saw and experiencing what they experienced. Later, Gerszak came back to Afghanistan, with no escort, completely on his own, with the goal of documenting the daily life of the people of Afghanistan, to see what their lives are like during this wartime. This book provides not just one fascinating perspective on a country mired in conflict, but two perspectives. It’s an amazing look at war, one that is humanized, but never romanticized.

Malcom X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty

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Please note that books 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 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:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.