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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.

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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…

Language:

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
materials.

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.

And…

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.

Culture:

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:

Dictionary.com  – 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.

Writing:

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 About.com

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.

Reading material for 07/02/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Nora Ephron.

10 things Amazon won’t tell you.

How technology remakes language.

Does Easter Island hold the secret of reversing Alzheimer’s?

The Vice Presidents that history forgot.

What our favorite kid’s TV show characters taught us about fashion.

Science equations for the new Spider-Man movie.

The Internet vs. The NEA.

That’s Eartha Kitt reading a book about Albert Einstein, from here.

The adventures of a rare book collector.

Tom Perotta’s The Leftovers to be adapted to TV by Damon Lindelof.

Quite a few William Gaddis resources.

Your e-book reader knows quite a bit about you.

The education of a typographic innovator.

Fake books in movies that we wish we could read.

How to get children to love books.

15 famous writers on why they write.

Tyler Perry was disappointed with Prometheus and is writing his own sci fi movie.

Here are 5 characters that will not be appearing in the new Star Trek movie.

15 things you probably didn’t know about Star Trek.

Ann Curry is leaving The Today Show.

15 creators who apologized for their art and entertainment.

An interview with Wes Anderson about his new movie.

from here.

Who are the Nigerian e-mail scammers?

YouTube is developing a secret weapon to take out the worst commenters.

Nintendo has a new device.

A real storm takes out Amazon cloud, Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest.

The fire devastation in the western United States as seen from from space.

Look at these beautiful garden houses.

Check out this stunning painting that imagines the real night sky that inspired The Starry Night.

A 4.2 million dollar home demolished for the view.

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Previous online reading material:

06/25/12.

06/18/12.

06/11/12.

06/04/12.

04/30/12.

Reading material for 06/25/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

For craft lovers: fun with felt food!

The seas rise faster on the east coast than the rest of the globe.

15 robots that will change the world.

What is “the zone” anyway?

The iphone 5 may change its socket design from the preexisting models.

Watch Van Gogh’s Starry Night  as it’s recreated with 7,000 dominoes.

from here.

Chuck Palahniuk’s first novel is getting remixed.

Is the AP stylebook archaic?

A nice flowchart for keeping track of the Stephen King universe.

Kid’s book versions of R-rated movies.

What is the future of university presses?

A collection of brilliant and inspiring letters from authors to their young fans.

Aaron Sorkin deconstructs one of his own scenes to show how to write a long speech for a character.

A comprehensive map of where your favorite TV shows take place.

The Harry Potter theme played on wine glasses.

Transformers 4 will be made with less money than its predecessors.

Anna Karenina vs. Les Misérables.

TV’s all time greatest writers.

from here.

One language dies every 14 days.

10 things divorce attorneys won’t say.

Contemporary slang words that might be older than you think.

The family dog could keep your kids from getting asthma.

Ab exercises that don’t require getting on the floor.

High-speed photographs capture water balloons the moment after they pop.

Sleeping is the key to living longer.

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Previous online reading material:

06/18/12.

06/11/12.

06/04/12.

04/30/12.

04/23/12.

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 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.

And even more reading material.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

8 actors who look exactly the same on every movie poster.

Science fiction’s predictions for 2012.

Taco Bell has a breakfast menu?

The thrill of blaming others.

Twitter adopts country-specific censorship regime.

Human nature and the neurobiology of conflict.

How old does Google think you are?

Retailers resort to offering refunds to customers for positive reviews online.

There’s a mysterious object at the bottom of the Baltic sea.

Facebook about to go public.

An intimate look at the youth of Egypt in the ongoing revolution.

Polish lawmakers don Guy Fawkes masks to sign ACTA.

Political contributions from the financial sector have increased 700% since 1990.

A bookworm’s guide to casting The Corrections.

The new trailer for Game Of Thrones‘ second season.

The MPAA is “not comfortable” with the internet.

Shirley MacLaine has been cast the Dowager Countess’ nemesis on Downton Abbey.

The best and worst of Sundance 2012.

from here.

J.R.R. Tolkien snubbed by the 1961 Nobel jury.

The wise words of E. B. White.

The 10 most expensive books in the world.

An interview with Michael Ondaatje.

Best practices for Fair Use in libraries.

Literature’s greatest mustaches.

Visionaries from the paperback revolution.

Interesting books coming out in 2012.

Vladimir Putin has some books that he’d like you to read.

The alternate titles of famous books.

Great science fiction authors who never wrote sequels or trilogies.

Language is hardwired to be optimistic, even if people aren’t.

10 of literature’s trippiest books.

from here.

7 things you didn’t know about Joan Of Arc.

Was Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous anatomical chart actually a collaborative effort?

This is what happens when you ask Stephen Hawking for the secret to time travel.

The social networks of the Stone Age.

Volcanoes seen from space.

A truly bizarre headline: “Indonesian man arrested for kicking woman he thought was a ghost.”

How NASA kept astronauts from swearing on the moon.

The world’s giant trees are dying off rapidly.

When did Rome really fall?

An optimistic history of the next 40 years.