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New and Featured DVDs for 10/24/13:

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

FICTION:

The Witches

Teeth

Pet Semetary

Letters From Iwo Jima

A film by Frank Capra.

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Octopussy

The Bad Sleep Well

Shallow Hal

Down With Love

Red Corner

By the author of The Firm and The Client.

A Time To Kill

The Toy

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

American Graffiti

United 93

An adaptation of the book by E. M. Forster.

Howard’s End

Last Dance

Elevator To The Gallows

The Holiday

Freaky Friday

Ghost In The Shell

Inconceivable!

The Princess Bride

The Hunt For Red October

Secondhand Lions

Jump

Miss Congeniality

The Lake House

Secret Honor

3:10 To Yuma (both the original and the remake)

Stuck in the middle with you.

Reservoir Dogs

Magnificent Obsession

K-19: The Widowmaker

NON-FICTION:

Ben Franklin Tech

Explorers: From The Titanic To The Moon

The Carol Burnett Show!

The Carol Burnett Show: Let’s Bump Up The Lights!

The Carol Burnette Show: Show Stoppers!

Peter & Paul And The Christian Revolution

Essential Dinosaur Pack

Oswald’s Ghost

Uslysses S. Grant: Warrior, President

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Please note that DVDs 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 DVDs:

10/05/12.

06/28/12.

06/07/12.

03/15/12.

Previous New/Featured books:

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 04/18/2013:

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

FICTION:

Full Moon Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

A Virals novel.

Code: A Virals Novel by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Neferet’s Curse: A House Of Night Novella by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Dance Of Shadows by Yelena Black

Alpha And Omega: Cry Wolf, vol. 1 by Patricia Briggs, adapted by David Lawrence and illustrated by Todd Herman

Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz

Zombies!

Zom-B by Darren Shan

Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Zom-B City by Darren Shan

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Lonely hearts

Revenge Of The Girl With The Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Mojo by Tim Tharp

Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo

This is what happy looks like.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

NON-FICTION:

Deadly and dangerous and cute.

Deadly Adorable Animals by Nadia Higgins

Becoming Ben Franklin: How A Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light The Flame Of Liberty by Russell Freedman

Sirens, jezebels, murderesses, thieves, and other female villains.

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and illustrated by Rebecca Guay

Financial Aid Smarts: Getting Money For School by Lisa McCormick

Walter Dean Myers: A Biography Of An Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author by Denise M. Jordan

A Daredevil’s Guide To Storm Chasing by Amie Jane Leavitt

Pirates, scoundrels, and scallywags!

Pirates, Scoundrels, And Scallywags by Madeline Donaldson

Che Guevara: You Win Or You Die by Stuart A. Kallen

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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:

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

And for Young Adults:

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

Reading material for 06/04/12:

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Our Summer Reading program for the kids starts next week!

Some reading material from around the internet:

What is the future of The Washington Post?

The best U.S. cities for shopping.

The Milky Way is destined to collide with the Andromeda Galaxy.

Hey Amazon, you’re doing it wrong.

Facebook explores giving kids access.

Oprah’s Book Club returns!

16 great books that are about to become movies.

Great science fiction books for people who don’t read sci fi.

Libraries debate stocking the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy.

Play Haruki Murakami bingo.

Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Donald Antrim.

The endurance of love poems.

Classic novels and the filmmakers who were born to direct them.

RIP Richard Dawson.

A.O. Scott reviews Snow White And The Huntsman.

Inside Frank Darabont’s new show.

A review of Hemingway And Gellhorn.

14 movies that were improved by their director’s cuts.

An interview with Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, and David Milch.

The weekend’s Box Office.

From above, 21 unbelievable photos that are not photoshopped.

When Benjamin Franklin met the battlefield.

BMW tries Apple’s approach to sales.

Exploring voice recognition software.

10 bands that would make great cults.

Some of the greenest architecture in the world.

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Previous online reading material:

04/30/12.

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

New and Featured Books for 03/29/2012:

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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:

State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is the novel that was adapted into the Oscar nominated film (the screenplay adaption won an Oscar) directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. The movie is very good, and we’d definitely recommend the book to anyone who likes funny and poignant character-driven stories, and who likes to read the book before the movie. Check out a review of the book in The New York Times, and the author’s website.

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy

The Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwell and Susannah Kells

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

Like the cover blurb says, Azzarello and Risso’s long running comic book series from DC/Vertigo comics was “one of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium,” telling some very hard-boiled pulp/noir stories in a very modern way. And this is where it began with it’s very simple initial premise: A mysterious man named Graves would visit people who had been the victim of a serious wrong and present them with evidence of who it was that was responsible for their plight. In the vein of revenge he’d then offer them a handgun and the eponymous 100 bullets, all untraceable by the police. And a lot of very interesting and very dark and very complex stories would spin out of that. Here are reviews of the series at Wired, The Comics Journal, and Pop Matters, and an interview with writer Brian Azzarello at The Onion AV Club.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

NON-FICTION:

Women Pilots Of World War II by Jean Hascall Cole

Playing With Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale by Sam Posey

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Bart D. Ehrman

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, And History by Milton C. Sernett

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

This is a very fun and informative look at history by journalism, essayist, social commentator, and This American Life contributor Vowell, who looks at America’s imperialist desires and manifest destiny ideals at the end of the 19th century, and which lead to America annexing Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and invading Cuba and the Philippines. Vowell also talks about the culture clash as Christian missionaries swiftly moved in and tried to convert the far more laid back native Hawaiians to the American way of life. Here’s an interview with the author, and you can find interesting reviews of the book at The Los Angeles Times and in The New York Times.

And here’s an odd fun fact for you: Sarah Vowell, seen above, voiced the character Violet in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles.

This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods Into Your Diet Using Easy And Delicious Recipes by Jenny Ross

The Intimate Lives Of The Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

The Reading Promise: My Father And The Books We Shared by Alice Ozma

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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:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.