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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 10/23/2013:

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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:

Identical by Scott Turow

Guests On Earth by Lee Smith

Rasputin casts a long shadow indeed...

Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury

Mirror, Mirror by J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Marky Kay McComas, and R. C. Ryan

Rough Passage To London: A Sea Captain’s Tale by Robin Lloyd

Gilt Trip by Laura Childs with Diana Orgain

The dirtiest.

Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III

Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith

Seances!

The Seance Society by Michael Nethercott

Dark City – Repairman Jack: The Early Years by F. Paul Wilson

The Wolves Of Midwinter by Anne Rice

Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen

Bond, James Bond.

Solo by William Boyd

Mortal Bonds by Michael Sears

Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

Law Of The Desert Born, adapted by Charles Santino, scripted by Beau L’Amour and Katherine Nolan, based on a short story by Louis L’Amour, and illustrated by Thomas Yeates

Sometimes life is a competition.

Losing To Win by Michele Grant

Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Absolute Top Ten by Alan Moore and illustrated by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon

Those are some tough looking mice.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

The Counterfeit Mistress by Madeline Hunter

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

NON-FICTION:

Who Really Killed Kennedy? – 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations About The JFK Assassination by Jerome R. Corsi

Where Were You? – America Remembers the JFK Assassination, compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses

The creation of one nation, indivisible.

The Men Who United The States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisble by Simon Winchester

America!!!!

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Practice To Deceive by Ann Rule

From Scratch: Inside The Food Network by Allen Salkin

Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge

All that jazz!

Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, And Other Powerful Web Tools For Classrooms by Will Richardson

Who Discovered America? – The Untold History Of The Peopling Of The Americas by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson

Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon by Brad Stone

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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:

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

09/18/13.

09/03/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 08/07/2012:

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

EASY READING:

Boy Dumplings by Ying Chang Compestine and illustrated by James Yamasaki

The Night Before Big School by E. J. Sullivan and illustrated by Donna Catanese

Just Because by Rebecca Elliott

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinston Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete and illustrated by Shane W. Evans

The Good Stepmother by Marguerita Rudolph and illustrated by Darcy May

The Frog House by Mark Taylor and illustrated by Barbara Garrison

Manners At Summer Camp by Alison Tharen and illustrated by Robert Elliott

Emile by Tomi Ungerer

The Little Piano Girl by Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald and illustrated by Giselle Potter

FICTION:

A Perfect Time For Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne

Samantha’s Pride by Joanna Campbell

The Ear, The Eye, And The Arm by Nancy Farmer

Sidewalk Story by Sharon Bell Mathis

Say What? by Margaret Peterson Haddix and illustrated by James Bernardin

The Serial Sneak Thief by E. W. Hildick

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling and ilustrated by Margot Apple

NON-FICTION:

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story Of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero, adapted and illustrated by Gina Capaldi

Super Smart Information Strategies: Online Etiquette And Safety by Phyllis Cornwall

Day And Night In The Forest by Susan and Peter Barrett

Seal Journey by Richard Sobol and Jonah Sobol, with photography by Richard Sobol

This Truck by Paul Collicutt

Into The Deep: The Life Of Naturalist And Explorer William Beebe by David Sheldon

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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:

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

And for Young Adults:

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 03/13/2012:

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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:

Fishing Sunday by Tony Johnston and pictures by Barry Root

My Mom Is My Show-And-Tell by Dolores Johnson

Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora

Berkeley’s Barn Owl Dance by Tera Johnson and illustrated by Tanie Howells

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

This is the story of Henry, a young boy who enjoys books immensely, but in a different way from the rest of us. Henry enjoys eating books. And the more books Henry eats, the smarter he gets. This is a fun book, and a nice celebration of reading, and it’s great for younger readers, and a treat for the adult who enjoys reading with them. Check out a review at Inis magazine.

Grandma’s Hands by Dolores Johnson

FICTION:

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: Who Cut The Cheese? by Jo Nesbo and illustrated by Mike Lowery

Adam Of The Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

The Whole Story Of Half A Girl by Veera Hiranandani

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugo Lofting

Color Me Dark: The Diary Of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North by Patricia C. McKissack

Eleanor, Crown Jewel Of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary Of Libby West by Kristiana Gregory

B. Aster And The Warrior Eggs At The Earth’s Core! by William Joyce

Chanticleer And The Fox, adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and illustrated by Barbara Cooney

A nice adaptation of the story of the Chanticleer and the Fox, from “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Cooney was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1959 for illustration for this book, and I really like her philosophy about children’s literature, as displayed in what she said when she accepted her award: “I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. …It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. ‘…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.’ So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.”

NON-FICTION:

Forest Explorer: A Life-Size Field Guide by Nic Bishop

City Alphabet by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Matt Beam

This is an absolutely beautifully designed book, and a nice introduction to younger readers to pleasure of exploring the immediate world around them, to see the words and language that surround them. Check out this great interview with the author and illustrator.

She’s Been Working On The Railroad by Nancy Smiler Levinson, with photos collected and taken by Shirley Burman

Lena Horne by Leslie Palmer

Women Of The U.S. Congress by Isobel V. Morin

The Story Of Noah’s Ark, retold by Margrit Haubensak-Tellenbach and illustratedy by Erna Emhardt

100 People Who Made History: Meet The People Who Shaped The Modern World by Ben Gilliland

A good starter book for learning about a variety of historical figures, and told with some very vibrant images. Here’s a nice review from Juno magazine.

Sharks! Strange And Wonderful by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Meryl Henderson

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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:

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.

Reading material for 02/27/12:

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from here.

Some reading material from around the internet:

The Artist takes the majority of the big awards at the Oscars.

The weirdest unsolved mysteries of World War II.

RIP Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears.

John Peel’s record collection to be digitized and displayed online.

The myth of 8 hours of sleep.

Academy Awards cupcakes.

Here’s a funny website: Photoshop Disasters.

Unlike humans, chimpanzees don’t enjoy collaborating.

Relive the 1990s in 48 pictures.

from here.

Physicist Brian Cox explains how everything in the universe is connected to everything else.

Stratospheric superbugs offer new source of power.

A pill to help you erase unwanted memories?

Studies show that Mayan civilization’s collapse related to modest rainfall reductions.

High energy workplaces can save America.

Watch TED Talks on Hulu.

This can be your next tweet.

How to remove your Google search history before Google’s new privacy policy takes effect.

A really cool t-shirt with Isaac Asimov on it.

from here.

“Everything I know about love I learned from romance novels.”

J.K. Rowling announces her first novel for adults.

Edward Albee talks about Carson McCullers.

Blink vs. Think: When a movie bewitches a writer.

Check out this NYC phone booth that was turned into a bookshelf/mini library.

Top 10 words that need to be retired from usage immediately.

Is there such a thing as buying too many books?

from here.

A 15 minute long video featuring Worf’s ideas getting shot down by everybody on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

10 science fiction/fantasy endings that we’d like to see more often.

Breaking down the Oscar nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Teddy Roosevelt on The Simpsons.

A video essay on how to pull the perfect movie heist.

Oscar cynicism has become its own special form of Oscar Hype.”

The Best of the Worst Netflix reviews of Best Picture nominees.

Hans Zimmer talks about composing music for The Dark Knight Rises.

from here.

How waiters read your table.

The man with the longest name in the world.

Anatomical diagrams of Japanese monsters.

Foods for healthier teeth.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is on Friday. Here’s 9 facts you didn’t know about the author.

Explore secret cities.

Photos of people with everything they own.

Speaking of which, apparently easily pronounced names make people more likable.

Make everything OK.

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Previous online reading material:

02/20/12.

02/13/12.

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.

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.