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New and Featured Books for 11/12/2013:

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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 All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The new No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Winners by Danielle Steele

Savage Texas: The Stampeders by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Through The Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Poisonous, smart, and outrageously entertaining.

The Dinosaur Feather by S. J. Gazan

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

By the author of The Joy Luck Club.

The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Found by H. Terrell Griffin

A prelude to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Havisham by Ronald Frame

Batman, vol. 3: Death Of The Family by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo

NON-FICTION:

November 22, 1963: Ordinary And Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard The News by Jodie Elliott Hansen and Laura Hansen

The Letters Of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler

Fosse!

Fosse by Sam Wasson

Chaser: Unlocking The Genius Of The Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann

His own story.

Jimi Hendrix: Starting At Zero – His Own Story

All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game And The War They Fought In Iraq by Steve Eubanks

Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood Of The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then And Now by Gary M. Pomerantz

The life and art of Norman Rockwell.

American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon

The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account Of The Libyan Embassy Siege By The Soldier Who Was There by Morgan Jones and Damien Lewis

American Heroes On The Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes by Oliver North and Bob Hamer

Game Change 2012.

Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Chasing Utopia: A Hybird by Nikki Giovanni

Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, And Food – Bringing Our Home To Your Table by Kay Robertson with Chrys Howard

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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:

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 06/05/2013:

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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:

Alpha And Omega: Cry Wolf, vol. 2 by Patricia Briggs, adapted by David Lawrence and illustrated by Todd Herman

Fair Game: An Alpha And Omega Novel by Patricia Briggs

Sometimes it pays to be ruthless.

Ruthless: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard

Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Tom Leveen

Emily’s Dress And Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak

The Sweet Dead Life by Joy Preble

Can the Virals survive their toughest challenge yet...

Seizure by Kathy Reichs

Truth Or Dare by Ella Monroe

The Encyclopedia Of Me by Karen Rivers

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson and illustrated by Ben McSweeney

Giving to the poor.

The Outlaws Of Sherwood Street: Giving To The Poor by Peter Abrahams

The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

Take your last breath!

Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child

Formerly Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

The Rules For Disappearing by Ashley Elston

Fall Of Night: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

A picture is worth...

Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown

Defriended by Ruth Baron

I’m With Stupid by Geoff Herbach

Eona by Alison Goodman

The Girl With The Iron Touch by Kady Cross

And more!

The Moon And More by Sarah Dessen

Pushing the limits.

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Night School by C. J. Daugherty

NON-FICTION:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Who Are The Jedi? by Glenn Dakin

A Career As A Chef by Susan Meyer

The Case Of The Flesh-Eating Bacteria by Michelle Faulk

Teen Life: Frequently Asked Questions About Texting, Sexting, And Flaming by Rebecca T. Klein

A Marked Man: The Assassination Of Malcolm X by Matt Doeden

How to turn junk into treasure.

Kid Pickers: How To Turnk Junk Into Treasure by Mike Wolfe with Lily Sprengelmeyer

Women Of The Frontier: 16 Tales Of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, And The Rabble-Rousers by Brandon Marie Miller

Ancient Treasures by Nick Hunter

Shaking The Foundation: Charles Darwin And Theory Of Evolution by Sylvia A. Johnson

Climbing Mt. Everest.

Tales From The Top Of The World: Climbing Mount Everest With Peter Athans by Sandra K. Athans

Avoiding Danger On The Hunt by Philip Wolny

How Spending And Saving Affect You by John Strazzabosco

Love Wins: For Teens by Rob Bell

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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:

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

And for Young Adults:

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

New and Featured Books for 10/19/2012:

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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 Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Sailor Twain, Or: The Mermaid In The Hudson by Mark Siegel

Batman: Odyssey by Neal Adams

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Uncommon Appeal Of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith

Killing Them Softly by George V. Higgins

The Racketeer by John Grisham

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

The Ghost Of Christmas Present by Scott Abbott and Amy Maude Swinton

Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Straub

The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski

Back To Blood by Tom Wolfe

The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

NON-FICTION:

Rod: The Autobiography by Rod Stewart

Kids For Cash: Two Judges, Thousands Of Children, And A $2.8 Million Kickback Scheme by William Ecenbarger

The Divinity Of Dogs: True Stories Of Miracles Inspired By Man’s Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff

Scenes From An Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir by Adrian Tomine

Too Good To Be True by Benjamin Anastas

The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History Of The Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team In America by Joe Nick Patoski

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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:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/05/2012:

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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:

Dancing With The Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Lee Wildish

The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale by Linda Leopold Strauss and illustrated by Alexi Natchev

Dream Big: Michael Jordan And The Pursuit Of Olympic Gold by Deloris Jordan and illustrated by Barry Root

Muddy Paws And The Birthday Party: A Story About Birthdays, Balloons, And Best Friends by Deborah Chancellor and illustrated by Simon Mendez

Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox and illustrated by Jill Barton

Zorro Gets An Outfit by Carter Goodrich

The Patterson Puppies And The Rainy Day by Leslie Patricelli

Family Huddle by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and Archie Manning and illustrated by Jim Madsen

The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Vladimir Vagin

The Lost And Found House by Michael Cadnum and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Warthogs In The Kitchen: A Sloppy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrated by Henry Cole

Cock-A-Doodle Doo! A Mixed Up Menagerie by Keith DuQuette

I Love You, Mommy And Daddy: Special Stories For Sharing by Jillian Harker and illustrated by Kristina Stephenson

FICTION:

Double Dog Dare by Lisa Graff

Billy The Bird by Dick King-Smith and illustrated by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

Hobie Hanson, You’re Weird by Jamie Gilson

The Stink Files: The Postman Always Brinces Mice by Jennifer L. Holm and Jonathan Hamel

Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee and illustrated by Dan Santat

The Chronicles Of Egg, book one: Deadweather And Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey

NON-FICTION:

The Visual Dictionary Of Prehistoric Life

The Taxing Case Of The Cows: A True Story About Suffrage by Iris Van Rynbach and Pegi Deitz Shea and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Children’s Book Of Music: An Introduction To The World’s Most Amazing Music And Its Creators

Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently by Patricia Lakin

Reptiles: Over 100 Questions And Answers To Things You Want To Know by Joyce Pope and illustrated by Michael Posen

Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories by Oodgeroo and illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft

Stories From The Billabong by James Vance Marshall and illustrated by Francis Firebrace

Tai Chi For Kids: Move With The Animals by Stuart Alve Olson and illustrated by Gregory Crawford

Basketball Belles: How Two Teams And One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops On The Map by Sue Macy and illustrated by Matt Collins

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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:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/17/12.

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

Reading material for 02/20/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

NASA unveils stunning models of future aircraft designs.

Take a ride in this absolutely terrifying elevator.

Tim Tebow asked to Military Ball by Louisiana airwoman.

The FBI might cut off the internet for millions of people on March 8th.

The image above is by celebrated illustrator Charles Santore.

Brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds: Space, to debut in March!

Target is not only extremely good at data mining, but they’re keeping an eye on you.

Man suffers heart attack at Heart Attack Grill!

Supreme Court Justice robbed by machete-wielding intruder.

Catch a glimpse of Google’s luxurious California HQ.

Apple considering a smaller tablet.

Also, Apple’s new operating system aims to knit its products together more closely.

The insidious evils of “Like” culture.

7 horrifying historical origins of famous corporate logos.

The future of high tech healthcare, and its challenges.

Reviewing Pinterest, the newest social media site.

The “Undue Weight” of Truth on Wikipedia.

Does anyone really care about online privacy?

How companies learn your secrets.

On this day in history:

In 1872 the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York city.

In 1933 the 21st Amendment, which will end Prohibition in the United States, is proposed by Congress.

In 1935 Caroline Mikkelson becomes the first woman to set foot on Antarctica.

In 1962, while aboard the Mercury spacecraft entitled Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

In 1998 figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest individual gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

In 2003 there’s an accident with the pyrotechnics display at a White Snake concert in a small club in West Warwick, Rhode Island and 100 people are killed and 200 more are seriously injured.

In 2009 the World Day of Social Justice is officially established and recognized each year. The goal of the World Day of Social Justice is to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment all over the world.

Famous births: Rihanna in 1988, T. J. Slaughter in 1977, Brent Gretzky (Wayne’s little brother) in 1972, Kurt Cobain in 1967, Cindy Crawford in 1966, Anthony Stewart Head in 1954, Patty Hearst in 1954, Gordon Brown in 1951, Ivana Trump in 1949, Sandy Duncan in 1946, Mike Leigh in 1943, Sidney Poitier in 1927, Richard Matheson in 1926, Robert Altman in 1925, Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924, Ansel Adams in 1902.

Famous deaths: William Wallace Lincoln in 1862, Frederick Douglass in 1895, Max Schreck in 1936, Chester Nimitz in 1966, Dick York (the first Darrin Stephens on Bewitched) in 1992, Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1993, Gene Siskel in 1999, Sandra Dee in 2005, Hunter S. Thompson in 2005.

via Awesome People Reading.

The 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Alan Moore sums up everything that is wrong with the entertainment industry.

A crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek.

William Gibson and the way we understand cities.

Composite sketches of literary characters.

10 tips on writing from David Ogilvy.

Every Bart Simpson chalkboard quote ever.

Zora Neale Hurston’s love spells and rituals to get a man.

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted as an opera.

An essential postmodern reading list.

from here.

The cast of Game Of Thrones in normal clothes.

A supercut of television shows referencing other television shows.

Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4, which will be a reboot. Seriously.

Get ready for the Hannibal Lecter TV show.

Jon Hamm drops more hints about the new season of Mad Men.

10 things from the Hunger Games books that the movie(s) probably can’t pull off.

Billy Bob Thornton is making a road trip movie about his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

Gael Garcia Bernal is the Zorro of the post-apocalyptic future.

Author Kevin J. Anderson will novelize Rush’s new album.

Crystals may be possible in time as well as space.

Butterflies light the way to better thermal imaging.

The stupid things you do online (and how to fix them).

They know now at what time of day that you’re most likely to get an infection.

The inside story of climate scientists under siege.

Phonemes probably can’t reveal the ancient origins of language after all.

Do you think you could have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test?

Cats as fonts.

Second graders take a field trip to a parking garage.

How to tie your shoes (Hint: you’ve been doing it wrong for a while now).

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Previous online reading material:

02/13/12.

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.

Reading material for 02/06/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

A brief history of the Super Bowl coin toss.

The history of Fritos.

The science of football.

Football physics: the anatomy of a hit.

NASA releases some new and incredibly beautiful pictures of the Earth.

The best and worst of this year’s Super Bowl ads.

Second teacher at L.A. school accused of “lewd acts” against pupils.

Many singles are looking for love, not marriage.

Where did dragons come from?

via The Art of Google Books.

Some Super Bowl ads were ending up online before the game to create a buzz.

How Apple’s “1984” television ad was almost canceled.

The iphone 5 may be coming out this summer.

You should only pay so much attention to your community.

Tumblr makes itself the news.

Your YouTube activity and your online searches will now be linked, thanks to Google’s new privacy policy.

South Korean man arrested for retweeting North Korea.

Hacker collective Anonymous eavesdropped on an anti-Anonymous strategy phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.

Why the clean tech boom went bust.

Are high tech classrooms better classrooms?

Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto: Why Facebook exists.

Michelle Obama and Nelson Mandela reading together, from here.

Van Gogh found himself at home in nature.

The saddest movie in the world?

Adam Lambert is the new lead singer for Queen.

Jane Levy replaces Lily Collins in the Evil Dead reboot.

DC Comics is going forward with their long threatened prequels of Alan Moore’s Watchmen.

R.I.P. Ben Gazzara.

Loving/hating Philip Glass.

And below, Brian Cox teaches Hamlet to a small child:

Michelangelo writes a letter to his father.

Béla Tarr: Cinema’s ultra dark unknown genius.

An interview with David Cronenberg.

GZA the Genius and David Kaiser.

A new commercial directed by Sophia Coppola.

Soul Train creator/host Don Cornelius found dead of apparent suicide.

Second Mona Lisa may have been painted at the same time as the original.

They’re still trying to make a third Bridget Jones movie.

The stars of Downton Abbey, both on screen and off.

via Awesome People Reading and Retrogasm.

How I learned to stop worrying and write The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides.

The top 10 books lost to time.

A nice guide to literary tumblrs.

Science fiction futures ruled by the popular kids.

Five essential books on football history.

The seven types of book lovers.

Why are so many literary writers shifting into genre?

Judging books by their covers: The US vs. the UK.

Viggo Mortensen reading Tolkien, from here.

Houston millionaire adopts his girlfriend.

Path is found for the spread of Alzheimer’s.

UNC-Charlotte gets its own SWAT team.

Iran’s giant cardboard cut out of the Ayatollah.

10 famous people who turned down a Knighthood.

Obesity epidemic strikes U.S. pets (too)

How to be the bearer of bad news.

Chicken wing cupcakes.

Isolated Peruvian tribe makes uncomfortable contact.

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Previous online reading material:

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 01/28/2012:

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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:

Once Upon A Starry Night: A Book Of Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton and illustrated by Christina Balit

At The Supermarket by Anne Rockwell

How The Dinosaur Got To The Museum by Jessie Hartland

Baby Shower by Jane Breskin Zalben

¡Clemente! by Willie Perdomo and illustrated by Bryan Collier

The Fathers Are Coming Home by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Stephen Savage

The description in the book describes this as a “lyrical tribute to all the fathers everywhere who come home to their children—from the rabbit father who hops home to his little bunnies, to the dog father who comes home to his puppies.” This never-before-published book looks like another classic from the author of the classic Goodnight Moon.

FICTION:

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

A patron came in the other day and mentioned that this was one of her favorite books growing up and was ecstatic to be able to share it with her daughter. It’s the tale of a doll and her adventures as she travels from owner to owner over the course of the century. In 1930 the book was awarded the John Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature.

Football Champ: A Football Genius Novel by Tim Green

A novel about a 12 year old boy who’s hired as a consultant for the Atlanta Falcons because he’s a football genius. Combining a mixture of action, intrigue, and a little bit of insider knowledge from author Tim Green, this is a fun read for young readers, especially boys, whether they like football or not.

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon by David Almond and illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Sharp Shot by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards

Taking a break from thrilling adults with his stories, author Jack Higgins delivers an action packed book that plays out like a movie and is a nice choice for young readers, especially boys who might have a hard time finding books that will interest them.

NON-FICTION:

Grilled Pizza Sandwich And Other Vegetarian Recipes by Kristi Johnson

The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life Of George Washington Carver And Science And Invention In America by Cheryl Harness

Ancient Iraq: Archaeology Unlocks The Secrets Of Iraq’s Past by Beth Gruber

Are We Alone? Scientists Search For Life In Space by Gloria Skurzynski

Extreme Weather: Science Tackles Global Warming And Climate Change by Kathleen Simpson

Count On Us: American Women In The Military by Amy Nathan

A very insightful book for young readers about how women have served in every war the United States has fought, even when their contributions weren’t widely acknowledged. It’ll also give the reader a sense of not only how far women have come, but how far military science and medicine has come because of them. The book features a foreword by Walter Cronkite.

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves And Free Blacks Spied For The Union During The Civil War by Thomas B. Allen

Tsunamis: Witness To Disaster by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin

For Good Measure: The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How Old by Ken Robbins

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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:

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.