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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.

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New and Featured Books for 04/29/2013:

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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:

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Calculated In Death by J. D. Robb

Forbidden Sister by V. C. Andrews

The third in the Legend of St. Dwynmwen trilogy.

The Marrying Season by Candace Camp

Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Imzadi by Peter David

Batman, vol. 2: The City Of Owls by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Fabok, Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, and Sandu Florea

Batman: Night Of The Owls by various writers and artists

Meet Lisbeth Salander.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 1 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The Hot Box by Zane

Skyscraper by Zane

Knife Of Dreams by Robert Jordan

NON-FICTION:

My Share Of The Task: A Memoir by Stanley McChrystal

If You Can Read This: The Philosophy Of Bumper Stickers by Jack Bowen

What can we learn from traditional societies

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story Of The Cold War Arms Race And Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman

Secrets Of An Organized Mom – From The Overflowing Closets To The Chaotic Play Areas: A Room-By-Room Guide To Decluttering And Streamlining Your Home For A Happier Family by Barbara Reich

The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, And The Woman Who Risked Everything To Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Space... for sale!

Realizing Tomorrow: The Path To Private Spaceflight by Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

The Other Schindlers: Why Some People Chose To Save Jews In The Holocaust by Agnes Grunwald-Spier

My beloved world.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures.

Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell

How To Be A Friend To A Friend Who’s Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

China Airborne: The Test Of China’s Future by James Fallows

The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir by William Friedkin

A city, a siege, a revolution!

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

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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:

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

Leap Year!

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Today is the 29th of February!

It’s an extra day! You have an extra day! Go crazy! With your extra day! That doesn’t happy very often (“every four years” really isn’t what I’d call “very often”). An extra day! Unless, you know, you have to work or go to school or something.

A patron asked us the other day just what exactly is up with Leap Years and Leap Days, and there’s a lot of really complicated explanations out there that can only confuse a person more than anything else.

For example, this is the opening of the Wikipedia article on Leap Day:

February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.

That makes sense, right? Besides being a little complicated and kind of confusing, right?

Well, the same Wikipedia article also has a fairly easy explanation for Leap Days, which I’ll break down like this: Each day has 24 hours in it, right? A year is the Earth’s annual trip around the sun, right? And each year, as defined by modern calendars, consists of 365 days, right? Well, yes, and also… No.

The annual revolution of our planet around the sun actually takes 365 days and 6 hours to complete. So every four years we take those accumulated extra hours (6 of them with each year), and we add that to the calendar as – ta da! – February 29. It’s something we do just to make sure that the calendar stays fairly accurate to the planet’s journey around the sun.

Also, there’s this:

Also, there’s the whole Julius Caesar angle.

But basically, like I said, it’s kind of an extra day, and one you want to enjoy.

from here.

Just out of curiosity: Any of our patrons or readers out there who were born on Feb. 29? If so, then HAPPY BIRTHDAY! But also, if you don’t mind us asking, how, and also when, do you celebrate your birthday?

And we hope that everyone has a great Leap Day!