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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…


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


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 and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Homework Help: Language & Writing.

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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 the Language and Writing…


Google Translate – Translate any text by copying and pasting or any webpage to and from a wide variety of languages including Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Catalan, Welsh, Greek, German, Tamil, French, Hebrew, Italian, Thai, and many more.

U.S.A. Learns – A great site from the U.S. Dept. of Education to help American’s learn some basic skills, but geared towards those acquiring English as a second language.

WordChamp – The Language Learning Network, which features an open database with user-generated content to help learn over 100 languages.

Free Language – Links to language lessons and courses, podcasts, study guides, and other learning

Free Translation – A nice, quick resource for translating shorter text bursts to and from a variety of languages.

Mashable – A nice article with links about how to use social media to learn and practice languages.


Don’t forget that in addition to several audio materials, DVDs, books, and other printed materials on foreign languages and different cultures, we also offer Transparent Languages as an online resource to our patrons, which is available for all USAF Active Duty, Air National Guard, AF Reservists, AF retirees and the family members of anyone in any of these categories as well as AF civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use the USAF libraries.

Transparent Languages can be accessed online from anywhere but initial registration must be done in the RAFB Library.


The CIA World Factbook – Providing info on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Library PressDisplay – Access to over 1700 newspaper and magazine titles from more than 92 countries in 48 different languages.

eDiplomat – Learn about cultural etiquette from around the globe.

The Air Force Culture & Language Center – A nice collection of resources to help accumulate the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

International Newspapers – A directory of thousands of newspapers from around the world, listed by country and region.

Words & Literature:  – One of the best references out there.

Grammar 101 – A nice series from Daily Writing Tips.

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – Over 11,000 famous and popular quotations, indexed by author, subject, and keyword.

The Ryming Dictionary – Includes thesaurus and dictionary.

And don’t forget to check out our Homework Help page on Art, Music, and Literature.


A step by step approach to writing a research paper – As provided by the Internet Public Library, this is a nice and simple guide to picking a topic/subject, accessing relevant and necessary information, analyzing issues, organizing thoughts/arguments, and executing your research paper.

How to write a research paper – a nice layout and guide from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

How to write a five paragraph essay – from

Common proofreading symbols – Based on the MLA Handbook.

And if you’re interested in writing for fun or as a profession…

How To Become A Writer – Simple, easy steps from WikiHow.

How To Become A Writer – A nice little pep talk from Daily Writing Tips.

How to break into the comics industry as a writer – A segment in a regular video series called “Between The Pages” featuring host Grace Randolph, herself a freelance comic book writer, talking with former DC/Vertigo editor turned freelance writer, Brandon Montclare, and sharing tips and suggestions for how to break into the comic book industry as a writer.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

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