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New and Featured Books for 10/25/2013:

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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 Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini

It takes a cat to write the purrfect mystery.

The Litter Of The Law by Rita Mae Brown

Longbourn.

Longbourn by Jo Baker

The Good Sister by Wendy Corsi Staub

The Last Winter Of Dani Lancing by P. D. Viner

Cantrell: A Western Duo by T. T. Flynn

A V. I. Warshawski novel.

Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

Captive: The Forbidden Side Of Nightshade by A. D. Robertson

Police by Jo Nesbø

Twas the woof before Christmas...

The Dogs Of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron

Red planet blues.

Old Mars, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

The October List by Jeffery Deaver

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips

A sequel to A Time To Kill.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Outlaw by Ted Dekker

We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Duck The Halls by Donna Andrews

The Spanish Queen by Carolly Erickson

NON-FICTION:

The last of the old media empires.

Murdoch’s World: The Last Of The Old Media Empires by David Folkenflik

Provence, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, And The Reinvention Of American Taste by Luke Barr

Risk, human nature, and the future of forecasting.

The Map And The Territory: Risk, Human Nature, And The Future Of Forecasting by Alan Greenspan

Lidia’s Common Sense Italian Cooking by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen

Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees

Mr. October.

Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker

Skinny Bitch Bakery by Kim Barnouin

Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety And Minimizing Risk In Classrooms by Aimée M. Bissonette

Key strategies, technology toolkit, and tips for managing techno-brain burnout.

iBrain: Surviving The Technological Alteration Of The Modern Mind by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan

Camelot’s Court: Inside The Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone with Mike Colapietro

Inspired by a true story.

The Butler by Wil Haygood

Days Of Fire: Bush And Cheney In The White House by Peter Baker

Heart: An American Medical Odyssey by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner with Liz Cheney

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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:

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

09/18/13.

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New and Featured Books for 06/18/2013:

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

FICTION:

BAD MONKEY by Carl Hiaasen

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Sea Glass Island by Sherryl Woods

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks

After Earth by Peter David

Sweet and smart and tasty.

Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence by David Samuel Levinson

The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

Who dares to enter the funhouse of fear?

Joyland by Stephen King

Sovereign by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

So hot.

Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

One Heart To Win by Johanna Lindsey

The number one bestselling author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses.

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

NON-FICTION:

Humboldt: Life On America’s Marijuana Frontier by Emily Brady

Second Suns: Two Doctors And Their Amazing Quest To Restore Sight And Save Lives by David Oliver Relin

The world according to Questlove.

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Ben Greenman

The Wonder Of Aging: A New Approach To Embracing Life After Fifty by Michael Gurian

Love and terror.

The Skies Belong To Us: Love And Terror In The Golden Age Of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner

A true story.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel

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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:

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

Reading material for 08/13/12:

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History as science.

Amazon’s new secret weapon.

The picture above by Norman Rockwell, as is the one below.

The strange superstitions of space missions.

5 fictional countries where the U.S. Army is trained to fight.

Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Try this 50 years of writing quiz.

The 10 best end of the world novels.

Check out the world’s most beautiful libraries.

Literary alternatives to Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Are these the 10 most difficult books?

Forbes ranks the top earning authors.

RIP Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Movie prices are about to get even more expensive.

Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers 2 and to develop a TV show set in the Marvel universe for ABC.

Scenes showing how exactly Bane got so disfigured were cut from The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out the first official picture of Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln from the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie, based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book.

They’re finally releasing that Red Dawn remake.

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Previous online reading material:

08/06/12.

07/23/12.

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

Reading material for 06/18/12:

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New domain names are coming!

15 dad facts for Father’s Day.

How to make science fun.

The 50 year battle to entomb our toxic waste.

Revealed: the dirtiest things in a hotel room.

Betty White and Sarah Michelle Gellar handle a giant snake.

Twitter’s new office has skee ball.

The pictures in this post are by Guy Laramee. As you can see, he carves gorgeous landscape sculptures into old books, turning them from one form of art into another. His work is currently on display at the Expression museum in Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada, from now until August 12.

Pictures from here and here.

The many, many things that Ray Bradbury predicted.

Sadly, we missed Bloomsday, but here’s 25 writers, artists, and critics talking about James Joyce.

10 facts about James Joyce.

Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash to be adapted into a film by the writer/director of Attack Of The Block.

10 books that were taboo for their time.

5 favorite fictional fathers.

Famous novelists talk about symbolism in their work.

The color palettes of Wes Anderson films.

20 set photos that will change the way you see these films.

An interview with Emma Stone.

Steven Spielberg was all set to direct an episode of Twin Peaks, but David Lynch wanted it for himself.

David Foster Wallace talks about David Lynch’s Dune.

Is Lionsgate already planning to remake/reboot the Twilight movies?

The best grins, grimaces, and reaction shots from this past season of Mad Men.

Take a look at this: a Bill Murray coloring book.

The Necronomicon made in pizza.

Why are traffic lights red and green?

How to tempt China’s shoppers.

June is an important month for the North American bird breeding survey.

5 misconceptions about extraterrestrial life.

The nerd weddings of Facebook’s big shots.

Seven decades of San Quentin state prison in photos.

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Previous online reading material:

06/11/12.

06/04/12.

04/30/12.

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

RIP Maurice Sendak.

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One of our favorite children’s authors and illustrators has unfortunately passed away today. He was 83.

Sendak had an amazing respect for the minds of younger readers, often showing that children are a “tangle of vulnerability and resilience.” You can find a nice obituary of the author at The New York Times and below we have a video of Sendak talking about his career:

At the library we have quite a few books by Sendak, including many of his classics, such as In The Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, as well as Spike Jonze’s film version of his most classic work, Where The Wild Things Are.

Sendak will be missed and appreciated, and thankfully we’ll have his works forever, which we hope that you’ll come and check out.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 03/20/2012:

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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:

The Case Of The Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Grandville by Bryan Talbot

Bone: Tall Tales by Jeff Smith, with Tom Sniegoski

The Monster In Me by Mette Ivie Harrison

Marvel Age Spider-Man: Special Inauguration Day Edition! by Zeb Wells and illustrated by Todd Nauck

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

This book was published a few years ago by this little known author (heavy sarcrasm there), but we just got another copy and figured it’d be interesting to remind our patrons of another work of hers, outside the Twilight saga. I haven’t read the novel myself, but it’s got a very intriguing sounding sci fi plot, and is soon to be adapted into a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Diane Kruger.

The Color Of Fire by Ann Rinaldi

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

A complex novel about the aftermath of a school massacre, written from the perspective of the killer’s mother, who’s trying to understand why and come to terms with the crimes that her son has committed. It was adapted into a highly acclaimed film last year by director Lynne Ramsay and starring cinematic chameleon Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. Check out this interview with the author at Salon.

NON-FICTION:

Can Diets By Harmful? edited by Christine Watkins

Escape: The Story Of The Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman

A Lifetime Of Secrets: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren

Learn How To Speak Dance: A Guide To Creating, Performing, And Promoting Your Moves by Ann-Marie Williams with design and illustrations by Jeff Kulak

Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science Of Elephant Communication by Ann Downer

Conflict Resolution: The Win-Win Situation by Carolyn Casey

Sally Ride And The New Astronauts: Scientists In Space by Karen O’Connor

Making Costumes For School Plays by Joan Peters and Anna Sutcliffe

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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:

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

Reading material for 03/12/12:

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Apparently tweets can now be cited as evidence in academic papers.

The massive launch of Mass Effect 3.

RIP Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius.

Wal-Mart debuts their “Great For You” seal.

The “QWERTY Effect” is changing what words mean to us.

How do you ship a horse to the London Olympics?

The picture above is by Jan van der Veken, from here.

NASA would like you to know that the world will not end in 2012.

The youngest female self-made billionaire.

Car breaks down before Consumer Reports can even test it.

A 340 ton boulder turned work of art.

Inside some of the world’s tallest buildings.

Here’s a fascinating radio documentary: “Nuclear Power After Fukushima.”

Penguins fly first class on airplanes.

They’re going to make a movie out of the theft of Nic Cage’s prized Action Comics No.1!

by Yale Stewart, from here.

The 10,000 year plan for Amazon.

Get ready to share even more on Facebook.

Apple has announced the new iPad.

Speaking of which, are Apple’s insanely high profit margins built to last?

The Navy will be testing a new firefighting robot in 2013.

RFID your stuff, then find it with your mobile phone.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes buys The New Republic.

Why are companies ditching Google maps?

10 of the most powerful female characters in literature.

The review of 1984 that Aldous Huxley sent to George Orwell.

The paranoia of Philip K. Dick.

Audiobooks and the celebrities who were born to read them.

There’s still quite a gender bias in book journalism.

10 essential history books written by women.

The only Game Of Thrones/Song Of Ice And Fire map you’ll ever need.

A few things that Jonathan Franzen actually likes.

The trailer for the return of Community.

Also, check out this mash up Community/The Dark Knight Rises trailer.

And speaking of The Dark Knight Rises: Action figures!

Jennifer Lawrence almost said no to The Hunger Games.

A complete guide to 2012’s TV pilots.

Apparently there’s an R-rated version of Galaxy Quest out there somewhere.

A picture of Peter Dinklage as Wolverine.

A chart that helps explain just how much of “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” does Star Wars take place.

Speaking of Star Wars: Topher Grace has edited all the prequels into one concise 85 minute long film that is supposedly fairly good.

Your first look at Johnny Depp as Tonto in Gore Verbinksi’s The Lone Ranger adaptation.

by Scott Ferguson, from here.

The many dimensions of Catherine the Great.

Kids found living in abandoned bus.

Fiona Apple reveals her new album title, and it’s 23 words long (as opposed to 90 words).

Disturbing school lunch menus.

What visions of the future do high speed rail lines provide us?

Is this the nicest Taco Bell on the planet?

A 7 year old makes an awesome Rube Goldberg machine.

This will be an interesting week, since it contains both Pi Day and the Ides of March. Beware!

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Previous online reading material:

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

02/20/12.

02/13/12.

02/06/12.