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New and Featured Books for 09/03/2013:

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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:

A Quirke novel.

Holy Orders by Benjamin Black

Evil Eye: Four Novellas Of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates

Richard Castle’s A Calm Before The Storm: A Derrick Storm Mystery by Peter David and illustrated by Robert Atkins with Al Barrionuevo and Carlos Rodriguez

The Childhood Of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

Shadows Of The New Sun: Stories In Honor Of Gene Wolfe, edited by J. E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett

The title is a palindrome.

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The Given Sacrifice: A Novel Of The Change by S. M. Stirling

Declan’s Cross by Carla Neggers

The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson

The inspiration for the FOX TV series.

Bones Of The Lost by Kathy Reichs

Runaway Man by David Handler

A thriller!

Good As Gone by Douglas Corleone

Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz

Never Go Back by Lee Child

NON-FICTION:

Protecting childhood and family relationshps in the Digital Age.

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood And Family Relationships In The Digital Age by Catherine Steiner-Adair with Teresa H. Barker

Serve To Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan For Physical And Mental Excellence by Novak Djokovic

Battle For Ground Zero: Inside The Political Struggle To Rebuild The World Trade Center by Elizabeth Greenspan

A true Treasure Island ghost story.

Headhunters On My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story by J. Maarten Troost

Under Fire: The Untold Story Of The Attack In Benghazi by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

Power, scandal, and tragedy!

Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, And Tragedy Inside The Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer

Enemies Within: Inside The NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit And Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

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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:

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

07/02/13.

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 07/15/2013:

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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:

Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham

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All I Need by Susane Colasanti

Goddess: A Starcrossed Novel by Josephine Angelini

Survivor by James Phelan

The sequel to the NYT bestseller, Interworld.

The Silver Dream: An Interworld Novel, story of Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves, written by Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves

NON-FICTION:

Polluted Water And Your Vital Organs by Bridget Heos

Smart Saving And Financial Planning by Carla Mooney

Digital Smarts: How To Stay Within A Budget When Shopping, Living, And Doing Business Online by Judy Monroe Peterson

High tech sports.

The Technology Of Basketball by Suzanne Slade

Careers As A First Responder by Gina Hagler

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities For Peole Who Love All Things Digital by Anastasia Suen

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities For Science And Math Wizards by Daniel E. Harmon

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities For People Who Love Nature by Greg Roza

Genetic Modification: Should Humans Control Nature? by Leon Gray

Global Positioning System: Who’s Tracking You? by Leon Gray

Apache Chief Geronimo by William R. Sanford

Maya Angelou: A Biography Of An Award-Winning Poet And Civil Rights Activist by Donna Brown Agins

Drawing Manga Faces And Bodies by Anna Soughgate and Yishan Li

Bullies, cliques, and social stress.

Dealing With Bullies, Cliques, And Social Stress by Jennifer Landau

Assassins, Traitors, And Spies 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:

07/10/13.

07/02/13.

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

And for Young Adults:

06/28/13.

06/05/13.

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/19/13.

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

New and Featured Books for 07/10/2013:

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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 highly anticpated new novel by the NYT bestselling author.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

Unseen by Karin Slaughter

The Newcomer by Robyn Carr

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

An Easy Rawlins mystery.

Little Green by Walter Mosley

Hidden Order by Brad Thor

Dirty Rotten Liar by Noire

Nemesis by Bill Pronzini

The Good Luck Girls Of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms

Please Don’t Tell by Elizabeth Adler

Who watches the watchmen

Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair by Len Wein and John Higgins and illustrated by Jae Lee, John Higgins, and Steve Rude

Superman, vol. 2: Secrets And Lies by Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Scott Lobdell, and Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Dan Jurgens, Jesus Merino, Vicent Cifuentes, and others

Green Lantern Corps, vol. 2: Alpha War by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Fernando Pasarin

Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton

Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

An FBI thriller.

Bomb Shell by Catherine Coulter

NON-FICTION:

A creative revolution.

Difficult Men: Behind The Scenes Of A Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos And The Wire To Mad Men And Breaking Bad by Brett Martin

Circle Of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown On Insider Trading – And Why The Markets Always Work Against The Little Guy by Charles Gasparino

Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll

Rose Kennedy: The Life And Times Of A Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry

A life inside the center.

Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside The Center by Ray Monk

Hunting Che: How A U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture The World’s Most Famous Revolutionary by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer

How to achieve your goals, thrive in adversity, and grow in character.

A Survival Guide For Life: How To Achieve Your Goals, Thrive In Adversity, And Grow In Character by Bear Grylls

True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure by Andrew Weil, Sam Fox, and Michael Stebner

Cooking Italian With The Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro

Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned To Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli

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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:

07/02/13.

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

Homework Help: Art, Music, and Literature.

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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 Arts…

The U. S. Copyright Office – The rules, forms, and instructions for how to file for a copyright. And a database you can search for registered copyrights.

The Copyright Primer – An interactive tutorial that serves as a nice introduction to the issues and laws concerning copyright ownership and the uses of information.

When Works Pass Into The Public Domain – A handy cheat sheet provided by the University of North Carolina to help determine if a work has passed into the public domain.

Copyright Terms and the Public Domain – Just as it says, an extremely comprehensive chart for understanding when a work will pass into the public domain, including a timeline and terminology.

Art:

Artcyclopedia – Users can search database by artist, artwork, movement, medium, or nationality to find information about that work of art as well biography and news about the artist.

ArtLex Art Dictionary – Featuring over 3,600 terms and their definitions used in discussing/reviewing art/visual culture, as well as thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations, and references.

The Artist’s Toolkit – Providing the basic concepts of art appreciation and creating art.

The Smithsonian Institute – The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Established in 1870, the Met has over 2 million works of art from all over the globe, from ancient times to modern, in its permanent collection, and almost 7,000 of them can be viewed online.

The Museum of Modern Art – MoMA offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, as well as drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, film, electronic media, as well as papers and files on individual artists.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts – The website for the only museum in the world exclusively dedicated to recognizing the contributions of female artists.

Arts Edge – A free digital resource to help teaching and learning about the arts, as well as offering materials that help to creatively use technology as a way to integrate the arts into other academic fields. Provided by the Kennedy Center.

Film & Television:

The Internet Movie Database – The IMDB is one of the greatest resources available online. You can search for movies and TV shows by title, cast/crew and character information. A great spot for determining all the above information plus runtime, genre, cast overview, year of release, plot overview. Also provides links to user and professional critic reviews, among many other cool features.

Rotten Tomatoes – A top resource for keeping track of information about movie and DVD releases, and finding dependable critical reviews from the nation’s top print and online film critics.

Teen Movie Critic – Reviews of films for teens written by teens.

Backstage – a great online resource for actors, providing insides, advice, and casting news.

The Oscars – The homepage for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Motion picture/film lessons and resources – A very comprehensive set of links, provided by the Media Literacy Clearinghouse.

TV.com – Providing recaps, episode guides, cast bios, and schedule listings for your favorite shows.

The Movie Spoiler – Called “the most fun you can have at the movies without being there.” Provides detailed synopsizes of films.

Television Without Pity – Extremely humorous and snarky recaps, spoilers, and message boards centered around your favorite shows.

Hulu – Speaking of your favorite shows, never miss an episode and watch in streaming video. Some content free, with time limits, and partially subscription-based.

Memory Alpha – An extremely detailed and comprehensive wiki for all things Star Trek.

The Movie Cliches List – A humorous list of stereotypes and flaws in logic constantly recurring in movies.

Performing Arts:

Performing Arts Encyclopedia – A guide to the music, theater, and dance resources, collections, and exhibitions available through the Library Of Congress.

The Monologue Archive – A nice collection of monologues from many famous playwrights, as well as a very hand set of theatrical and dramatic links.

The Costume Page – Extensive online resources dealing with the art and history of costuming for live dramatic theater, dance performances, opera, sports, as well as film and television.

NPR’s Performing Arts page – A nice collection of links to stories and interviews dealing with actors, dramatists, and the theater, as well as audio archives for stories about the performing arts on National Public Radio.

The Internet Broadway Database – Similar to the IMDB, but an archive of Broadway theater information, providing interesting facts and statistics about different productions.

Dramatist Play Service – A subscription database that lets users search and browse plays by their title and author, buy books, and purchase rights. Represents both new and established playwrights.

Warner Robins Little Theatre – Local community theater house/company who has been entertaining central Georgia for almost 50 years.

The Perry Players Community Theatre – Located in beautiful downtown Perry, this community theater house/company has been providing high quality entertainment and cultural activies for the past 30 years.

National Forensic League – The NFL promotes debate, oratory, and public speaking for high school and middle school students as a means of helping them to become effective communicators and ethical individuals and to develop strong critical thinking.

Music:

Pandora – Create an online streaming radio station based on songs, genres, eras, or artists. Completely free and also available as an app.

Last.fm – Free streaming radio and also lets you effortlessly track what you listen to from any player or device and recommends more music and artists to you based on your taste.

8 Tracks – Create your own streaming radio station or playlist, share with your friends, or listen to station and playlists from users from around the world.

Playlist.com – Listen to songs, build a playlist, and share with your friends around the world via all of your favorite social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, etc.

Art of the Mix – Devoted to the art form that is making a good mix tape or CD. Read thousands of others’ track lists and share your own.

The Public Domain Information Project – Information on and searchable database for songs and music in the public domain.

All Music Guide – A comprehensive listing of music information, and great for finding any song, artist, album, or genre.

Ultimate band list – As advertised, you can probably find information on any band or group here.

Song Facts – Search by artist, song title, or genre, and find fascinating music trivia, song meanings, behind the scenes info, and lyrics.

Song Meanings – Lyrics to your favorite songs, as well community provided stories about what they mean to others, and allowing you to share what a particular song means to you.

Lyrics World – Search for the lyrics from your favorite songs, provided in an alphabetical list.

The Archive of Misheard Lyrics – Check out common and commonly hilarious misconceptions in song lyrics.

From The Top – Offering education events as well as a showcase of America’s best young musicians. Also a show on both NPR and PBS.

All About Jazz – A very informative advocacy website for Jazz enthusiasts, dedicated to raising awareness of jazz music as well as defining it, and providing reviews and history of jazz artists.

Music Theory – An interactive website that provides less, exercises, and tools for learning musical theory.

Pollstar – A nice resource for tracking touring information and concert reviews for your favorite bands and artists.

Billboard – The online site for Billboard magazine, which provides daily music news, reviews, and chart reports, as well as much more.

Rolling Stone – The online site for Rolling Stone magazine, which offers primarily features and reviews of music, as well as covering subjects such as film, television, and politics.

Literature:

The Hub – A blog from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, a part of the American Library Association (ALA). “Your connection to Teen Reads.”

The Newbery Medal homepage – Information and a list of winners for the annual John Newbery Medal, which recognizes distinguished contributions to American literature for children and young adults.

Bartelby – The online literature project offers classic works of fiction and poetry, along with verses and references, for free.

Project Gutenberg – Providing over 38,000 classic works of literature as free ebooks, available for download for just about every device, or readable online.

Spark Notes – Providing study guides and plot summaries to classic works of fiction, as well as resources to help study for tests and prepare for college.

60 Second Recap – An educational video project providing short, interesting video summaries of classic literature titles as well as contemporary titles.

Shmoop – Offering literature learning guides and teach resources, and showing students how writing and learning and more relevant than ever in the digital age.

Free Book Notes – A search engine for literary study guides, pulling from Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes, BookRags, and Wiki summaries, and many others.

Book-A-Minute Classics – A very cool, very fun site that summarizes large works of literature into just a few sentences.

The Shakespeare Web – News and reviews of the Bard and productions of his work.

Shakespearean Insult Generator – Randomly returns insults from the Bard’s works. Fun for you, your friends, and your teachers.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare – An online catalog of all of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, free to read online.

The Jane Austen info page – Contains a hypertext version of Pride And Prejudice, as well as excerpts from Austen’s other novels as well as literary criticism.

The Jack London online collection – A nice resource featuring the novels, short stories, and letters of the famous author, as well as images, bibliographies, and literary criticism.

Literary Criticism resources – Provided by the Internet Public Library, this is an extensive and wide ranging collection of links to critical and biographical websites about authors and their works

Encylopedia Mythica – A searchable database of detailed information about gods and goddesses from both ancient and some modern religions.

Poetry 180 – A poem a day (for the 180 days of a school year) for American high schools, provided by the Library of Congress.

No Flying, No Tights – A nice blog providing reviews for comic books, graphic novels, anime, and manga.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – The CBLDF is an organization designed to protect the First Amendment rights of creators of comic books and graphic novels, as well as their publishers and retailers.

Favorite Teen Angst books – Celebrating and reviewing books about teenage angst and personal discovery.

YA books in series and sequels – A nice searchable database that helps you keep track of the books in your favorite series.

Rutgers – A vast collection of literary resources from around the internet, provided by Rutgers University.

Geek The Library – A library advocacy site presented by OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center.

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Blogs and websites by authors:

Laurie Halse Anderson.

Jay Asher.

Holly Black.

Libba Bray.

Meg Cabot.

Rachel Cohn.

Melissa De La Cruz.

Sarah Dessen.

Neil Gaiman.

John Green.

Brent Hartinger.

John Hodgman.

Maureen Johnson.

Justine Larbalestier.

David Leviathan.

Carolyn Mackler.

Jaclyn Moriarty.

Daniel Nayeri.

James Patterson.

J. K. Rowling.

Sara Shepard.

Ned Vizzini.

Scott Westerfeld.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

For other subjects and resources please see our main Homework Help page.

The Fire Rises!

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Tomorrow (or midnight tonight for some folks) is the day that many people have been eagerly anticipating for a while now: the release of The Dark Knight Rises.

And with the release of the newest and final film in director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films, quite a few patrons have come in looking to whet their appetite on all things related to the caped crusader…

So we’re happy to remind you that we have quite a few Batman graphic novels, as well DVDs. Hopefully they’ll help you satisfy your hunger for some of the adventures of Gotham City’s favorite characters.

And if you get a chance, let us know what you think of the new movie.

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Please note that books and DVDs 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.

Reading material for 07/17/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Donald J. Sobol, creator of Encyclopedia Brown.

The juiciest tidbits from this year’s Comic-con.

Predicting crime before it happens.

The FDA has approved the first drug to prevent HIV infection.

Roswell really happened, says former CIA agent.

A list of the most impactful TV moments.

Lifting weights slows down memory loss.

from here.

A lot of teens are reading the Fifty Shades Of Grey books.

Is a national digital library possible?

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is fighting for its survival.

Great opening sentences from classic fantasy novels.

Italo Calvino on why you should read the classics.

10 famous literary characters based on real people.

Neil Gaiman has signed a 5 book deal to write YA novels.

Science would like to ruin Batman for you.

They are definitely making The Hangover, Part 3.

Johnny Depp will be in Wes Anderson’s next movie.

Check out this really interesting fan film for Y The Last Man.

Darren Aronofsky is building an actual ark for his movie about Noah and his ark.

31 bizarre foreign titles for American movies.

from here.

10 reasons why the number 13 is so unlucky.

Women have higher IQs than men.

Meet the “rightful heir” to the British throne.

Crisis-struck Athens is a tough draw for tourists.

The inside story of Netflix’s really bad year.

The guinea worm is near extinction.

A survey of awkward couples in art history.

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Previous online reading material:

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

06/25/12.

06/18/12.

06/11/12.

Reading material for 04/30/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Grant Snider’s The Book Of The Future.

Get ready for the future of Firefox.

Portland tries to ban Groupon.

The dark side of Facebook memes.

The picture above is by Beverly Ealdama, from here.

104 year old woman sets world record as the oldest person to go paragliding (for the second time in five years).

Wal-Mart would like you to pay with cash.

All about CISPA, the bill that wants to erode your online privacy.

How are women’s eyes different from men’s?

from here.

The Choose Your Own Adventure books are now out in digital form.

Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet, talks about his novel.

The 10 grumpiest living writers.

The New Yorker has figured out what went wrong with the Pulitzers this year.

The Land Of Nod,” an illustrated poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

John Irving’s advice to aspiring novelists.

The most cryptic titles in literature and what they mean.

Would you read a novel written by the internet?

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will become a Disney movie.

The director of Chronicle is going to reboot The Fantastic Four.

Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final mini season.

Fake Tupac is selling a lot of real records.

The Avengers comes out this Friday in America, but has already made almost $200 million overseas.

Tony Danza and Vince Vaughn are going to make a sitcom together.

The SyFy channel is planning to adapt Stephen King’s The Eyes Of The Dragon.

Movie theater owners still do not want you texting during movies, please.

They’ve already hired writers for the sequel to the new Spider-Man movie.

from here.

The lost civilizations that pioneered skull surgery.

4 people with super memory.

The question of why Rome failed.

How much of the moon’s surface did the Apollo 11 astronauts actually explore?

A brief history of international signage.

The more you struggle with new information the more likely you are to learn it.

Ponder existential depths as you answer the call of nature in this vertigo-inducing floor-less bathroom.

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Previous online reading material:

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.