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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.

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.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 07/10/2012:

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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:

Night World, No. 1:  Secret Vampire, Daughters Of Darkness, and Spellbinder by L. J. Smith

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Not The End Of The World by Geraldine McCaughrean

Never Fall Down: A Boy Soldier’s Story Of Survival by Patricia McCormick

City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

Stunning: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard

Dreamless: A Starcrossed Novel by Josephine Angelini

All The Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers

Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs

Numbers 3: Infinity by Rachel Ward

A Confusion Of Princes by Garth Nix

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Morning Glories: Deluxe Collection, vol. 1 by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Joe Eisma

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Theodore Boone: The Accused by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham

Bridge Of Time by Lewis Buzbee

NON-FICTION:

Finding My Way: A Teen’s Guide To Living With A Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma by Michelle D. Sherman and DeAnne M. Sherman

What If Someone I Know Is Gay? Answers And Questions About What It Means To Be Gay And Lesbian by Eric Marcus

Are Books Becoming Extinct? edited by David Haugen and Susan Musser

Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea To Freedom In The West by Blaine Harden

Advertising: Information Or Manipulation? by Nancy Day

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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:

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

06/05/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/26/2012:

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

EASY READING:

The Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich

The Delicious Bug by Janet Perlman

What A Trip! by Arthur Yorinks and illustrated by Richard Egielski

Too Many Cooks by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Nate Wragg

A Small Surprise by Louise Yates

The Old Woman Who Loved To Read by John Winch

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and illustrated by William Joyce and Joe Bluhm

Bink & Gollie: Two For One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrated by Tony Fucile

Food Chain by M. P. Robertson

Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story Of Julia Child And Her Cat by Susanna Reich and illustrated by Amy Bates

My Mother’s Secret Life by Rebecca Emberley

Nico & Lola: Kindness Shared Between A Boy And A Dog by Meggan Hill with photography by Susan M. Graunke

FICTION:

Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli

Double Fudge by Judy Blume

Superfudge by Judy Blume

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Super Stock Rookie by Will Weaver

Full Service by Will Weaver

The Sisters 8, Book 1: Annie’s Adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logstead with Greg Logsted and Jackie Logsted and illustrated by Lisa K. Weber

NON-FICTION:

Watch Me Grow! A Down-To-Earth Look At Growing Food In The City by Deborah Hodge with photographs by Brian Harris

1,001 Questions & Answers

Evolution by Linda Gamlin

Who Works Here? Police Station by Lola M. Schaefer

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes To Knickerbocker Glory – More Than 50 Magical Recipes For Wizards And Non-Wizards Alike by Dinah Bucholz

Mark McGwire: Star Home Run Hitter by Stew Thornley

Kitchen Science by Chris Maynard

Backyard Science by Chris Maynard

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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:

06/14/12.

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

06/05/12.

04/17/12.

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

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.

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.

Donations.

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This post is really about two things…

The first is: Several of our patrons have come in recently asking if we’ll take donations. The simple answer is:

Yes. Yes, we will. In fact, donations from patrons like you is a big part of how we function.

So if you have any books that you just would like to find a new home for, especially those in the “gently used” category, then please consider us. And the same goes for DVDs, audiobooks, and things like that. We can always use them.

(If you’re looking for tax credit for your donations, especially during this time of year, just let us know.)

But if for some reason we can’t, we have a giveaway shelf where they can go to somebody who can use them.

And that’s part two: We have a giveaway shelf! Someone came in the other day and said to me that it was too bad that we didn’t have a paperback exchange, and I said, “Well… actually, we do!” We have a giveaway shelf where you’re free to come and find some items, and if you’d like to to exchange or just borrow those items, that’s fine too, of course.

And I gotta say, you’ll find some perpetually interesting choices on the giveaway shelf. They’re mostly in the aforementioned “gently used” paperback form, which is perfect for quick reads or if you’re traveling. You’ll find some pictures from several of the paperbacks currently on the shelf in this post, but no promises on how long they’ll be there, or what will take their place.

So please keep us in mind if you’re ever looking to donate some of your books, DVDs, or audiobooks and stop on by to check out our giveaway shelf when you get a chance.