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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 Young Adults for 09/06/2013:

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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:

Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith and illustrated by Blake Henry

Infinitely us.

The Infinite Moment Of Us by Lauren Myracle

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Someone looks hungry.

Unfed by Kirsty McKay

Your kiss is not on my list.

Naomi And Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Survivors: A Hidden Enemy by Erin Hunter

How Not To Find A Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine

Can you know the truth if your memory has been erased?

Slated by Teri Terry

NON-FICTION:

Understanding The Rule Of Law: No One Is Above The Law by G. S. Prentzas

Your favorite authors take a stab at the dreaded essay assignment.

Breakfast On Mars, And 37 Other Delectable Essays, edited by Rebecca Stern and Brad Wolfe

Facebook Safety And Privacy by Tracy Brown

How To Survive Online Embarrassment by Lisa Miles and Xanna Eve Chown

Real-life stories about anxiety.

Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories About Anxiety by Polly Wells and illustrated by Peter Mitchell

Deadly High-Risk Jobs by Elaine Landau

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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:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

And for Young Adults:

07/15/13.

06/28/13.

06/05/13.

05/08/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/19/13.

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 12/28/2012:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

After Eli by Rebecca Rupp

Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Good question.

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

Secrets And Lies: A Capital Girls Novel by Ella Monroe

Fragile Darkness: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel by Ellie James

I can see you!

Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne

Frankenstein By Mary Shelley: A Dark Graphic Novel, adapted by Sergio A. Sierra and illustrated by Meritxell Ribas

Odd Is On Our Side by Fred Van Lente and Dean Koontz and illustrated by Queenie Chan

NON-FICTION:

How The Major Stock Indexes Work: From The Dow To The S&P 500 by Peter K. Ryan

Science experiments!

Solids, Liquids, And Gases Experiments Using Water, Air, Marbles, And More: One Hour Or Less Science Experiments by Robert Gardner

Energy Experiments Using Ice Cubes, Springs, Magnets, And More: One Hour Or Less Science Experiments by Robert Gardner

Step-By-Step Experiments In Biology by Janice Pratt Vancleave

Protect your bones and increase your tweets!

Increasing Your Tweets, Likes, And Ratings: Marketing Your Digital Business by Suzanne Weiniek

Powerful Bones: Keeping Your Skeleton Healthy by Maria DaSilva-Gordon

Health Smarts: How To Eat Right, Stay Fit, Make Positive Choices, And More by Matt Doeden

The Practical Guide To Drawing Caricatures by Peter Gray

Our world divided.

Iran And The West by Philip Steele

To die, to leave, to return.

A Game For Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return by Zeina Abirached

Walking On The Moon: The Amazing Apollo 11 Mission by Carl R. Green

The incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity.

The Mighty Mars Rovers: the Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch

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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:

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

And for Young Adults:

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

12/22/12.

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

Reading material for 08/06/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Gore Vidal.

Did Van Gogh really shoot himself?

The future is unevenly distributed.

What’s next for CNN?

The science of eyewitness memory.

Rare photographs of atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll, like the one below…

10 recent science fiction novels that are about big ideas.

Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Dickens.

The greatest books of all time?

In this e-book world, are book covers a dying art?

Jonah Lehrer and Bob Dylan.

Watch the only footage of Mark Twain in existence.

Historical fictions and fictional histories.

How Edward Gorey illustrates three classic fairy tales, see below:

Is Indiana Jones dead at last?

Vertigo is named the top film of all time, according to hundreds of directors and critics.

Surprising screenplays by famour authors.

Jimmy Fallon is/was in the running to host the Oscars.

10 movies that you didn’t realize were based on books.

M. Night Shyamalan to do a show on the SyFy network.

Check out the trailer for Cloud Atlas.

How to make living inside a shipping container look glamorous.

How much do you really spend emailing at work?

Hunting moons outside the solar system.

8 years after the Athens Olympics, many venues have been left to rot.

Dolphins form elite societies.

Anticipating NASA rover “Curiosity” touchdown…

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Previous online reading material:

07/23/12.

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

06/25/12.

Reading material for 04/09/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet…

RIP Mike Wallace.

RIP Thomas Kinkade.

There are many health hazards lurking in your kitchen.

Men suffer from eating disorders now more than ever.

Is it a bad idea to get an extension on your taxes?

Controversy deepens over pesticides, bee collapse.

Could a nickname get you ahead?

Zombie chocolate bunnies and undead Easter eggs.

Please don’t forget that this is National Library Week! We hope to see you this week, and that you’ll celebrate with us.

Online searches for future linked to economic success.

You can now text instructions to your espresso machine.

How NASA envisioned their exploration of Mars.

Children perceive humanoid robots as emotional, moral beings.

Scientists develop ultra thin solar cells.

What ever happened to the American arcade?

Actor who could never escape their biggest roles.

New horror movie from Joss Whedon is classic horror with a twist.

The creator of The Wire is annoyed with how much you love The Wire.

Gary Ross leaves The Hunger Games franchise.

The documentary Bully has finally received a PG-13 rating.

In defense of podcasts (even if they don’t make money).

The other titles that Stanley Kubrick considered for Dr. Strangelove.

Hitchcock’s Rear Window edited into a single time lapse shot.

The 2012 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.

An interview with Jonah Lehrer about creativity.

Do people with e-book readers actually read more?

10 crazy and unusual book designs.

An archive of book designs and designers, and its blog.

David Foster Wallace writes to Don Delillo.

An interview with Ruth Rendell.

A video interview with William Gibson.

Practical writing advice from C. S. Lewis.

Odd stories behind authors’ nom de plumes.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter Of Mars.

The mystery of glow in the dark Civil War soldiers.

Take a creepy tour of an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria.

6 Easter traditions you might not know.

There are a lot of cellphones in India and too few toilets.

Liquid body armor.

An important question to ask at the start of your next job interview.

Travel tips from the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Previous online reading material:

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

Reading material for 03/05/12:

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RIP Davy Jones of the Monkees.

RIP Ralph McQuarrie, visionary of the Star Wars films.

A lot of fast food places are spending more money on upgrading their dining rooms.

Confessions of a bad teacher.

The pictures above from here and here.

Is antivirus software a waste of money?

Offbeat holidays you can celebrate in March.

If you’re going to dine and dash, don’t do it in a restaurant full of cops.

When you’re in trouble, call Nathan Fillion.

25 alleged Anonymous hackers were busted in an international crackdown.

The 18 types of people everyone is afraid of on Facebook.

Speaking of Facebook… this.

Windows 8 could make or break Microsoft.

The mounting minuses at Google+.

PayPal declares war on erotica.

Apple announces Product Launch on March 7, most likely for the iPad 3, right?

Google offers $1 million in “hacker bounties” for exploits against Chrome.

IBM busts record for superconducting quantum computer.

from here.

10 very weird sounding Science Fiction novels that you’ve probably never read.

Leo Tolstoy’s obsession with mortality.

Facial hair in Shakespeare.

7 children’s books written in response to other books.

An uncensored look at The Lorax and other dangerous books.

Interesting bookshelves.

William H. Gass lives in a library.

Michael Chabon has wanted to write a John Carter (of Mars) adaptation for a long time. Does the John Carter movie look good to you?

Long lost Charlotte Brontë short story to be published.

Fantastic books with disappointing endings.

from here.

Please remember to especially check back here on our blog on Wednesday, when we’ll be posting our Survey/Trivia contest.

And for info on other future contests we’ll be doing, you can always check out our CONTESTS page.

There are so many Dracula projects in the works!

Could Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch be the new Master in Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary?

Speaking of which, Lucy Liu has been cast as Watson in CBS’ unfortunate sounding American remake of the BBC series.

And speaking of the unfortunate (and unauthorized), it sounds like the CW is basically making their version of a Hunger Games show.

The Star Wars guide to yoga.

They’re doing a prequel to Sex And The City.

Terry Gilliam’s on again, off again quixotic quest to bring make his Don Quixote film is… on again.

Analyzing and over-analyzing the new poster for Mad Men‘s upcoming season.

Andre 3000 suggests that you don’t expect the next Outkast album any time soon.

Stan Lee is a playable character in the new Amazing Spider Man video game.

Most of the cast of Downton Abbey signs on through season 5.

Operation Cornflakes: How the Allies scammed the Nazi postal service.

Taking a crack at predicting nominations for the Oscars for 2013.

Fun and interesting venn diagrams.

Bill Murray won’t do Ghostbusters 3.

The history of “Comfortably Numb,” from Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

Some of the greatest movies never made.

The new trailer for Game Of Thrones‘ upcoming season is epic.

from here.

Mars could be harvesting water from its own atmosphere.

Why don’t we read about architecture?

Warp drives may come with a killer downside.

An animated film about books that charmed the Oscars judges.

Bizarre driver’s license photo.

Watch Sherlock Holmes and the Doctor sing, “I Can Do Anything Better Than You.”

A big bust at Victoria’s Secret.

A primer on calendar reform.

This is a picture of a dog enjoying taking a bath.

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Previous online reading material:

02/27/12.

02/20/12.

02/13/12.

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

More reading material.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

John Titor, the man who told the internet that he had come from the future.

An archivist explains how to access veteran’s records.

The food we eat might control our genes.

The secret of Madame Tussaud’s success.

The strategies of a preschool teacher.

The 20 best video games of 2011.

Prince Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is in the hospital with heart problems.

Where celebrities fall in the Uncanny Valley.

On Wikipedia, cultural patrimony, and historiography.

FX is developing a 1980s spy drama.

Kermit The Frog is a terrible boyfriend.

HBO canceling Bored To Death, Hung, and How To Make It In America, and is renewing Enlightened.

When it comes to the new Mission: Impossible movie, how tall is everyone?

Roger Ebert’s top films of 2011.

Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show finally has a name: The Newsroom.

The 8 minute trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Steve Jobs to be awarded a posthumous Grammy.

The golden age of divorced women on TV.

from here.

The new datacenters and their architects.

NASA builds six-foot crossbow to harpoon comets.

The retreat of the Arctic sea releases deadly greenhouse gas.

Girl thought to be swept away by tsunami is found alive 7 years later.

Putting scientists on Mars in permanent colonies.

Urban legends about urban development.

Look at these amazing pictures from space.

The most common place on Earth for meteorites to crash? Antarctica.

National security expert warns of Asian space race.

The case for enhancing people.

by Tom Gauld, from here.

Watch a nice little video clip about the Dalkey Archive Press.

What literature owes the Bible.

Classic novels reinvented with genderswitching.

A review of Stephen King’s 11/22/63.

The secret history of secondhand books.

Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson were both born in the month of December.

How much do books cost these days?

Ridiculous origins for 7 everyday words.

James Ellroy hates everything.

from here.

The physics of how cats drink.

The number of homeless children is currently the highest ever in American history.

The year in political cartoons.

Make sense of the Middle Ages.

Ten plotlines you’ll find over and over again in science fiction.

A very nice looking fake house.

Are you the only one?