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New and Featured Books for 06/14/2012:

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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:

Burning Midnight by Loren D. Estleman

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Cast On, Kill Off by Maggie Sefton

Flex Mentallo: Man Of Muscle Mystery by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely

Superman: Secret Origin by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank

Brightest Day, volume 1 by Geoff Johns by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Fernando Pasarin, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, and Joe Prado

Captain Swing And The Electrical Pirates Of Cindery Island by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Raulo Caceres

Equal Of The Sun by Anita Amirrezvani

KBL: Kill Bin Laden – A Novel Based On True Events by John Weisman

Heat Rises by Richard Castle

Winner Take All by T. Davis Bunn

NON-FICTION:

I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak To Healing – A Mother And Daughter’s Journey Through Autism by Peyton Goddard and Dianne Goddard with Carol Cujec

Bruce Springstreen And The Promise Of Rock N’ Roll by Marc Dolan

FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932 – 1939 by Tonya Bolden

Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss

A Nation Of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost The Guts To Make Us Great by Ed Rendell

Confront And Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars And Surprising Use Of American Power by David E. Sanger

The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs In 20th Century Science by Alan Lightman

She Captains: Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea by Joan Druett

Groupon’s Biggest Deals: The Inside Story Of How One Insane Gamble, Tons Of Unbelievable Hype, And Millions Of Wild Deals Made Billions For One Ballsy Joker by Frank Sennett

That Woman: The Life Of Wallis Simpson, Duchess Of Windsor by Anne Sebba

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely

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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:

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

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New and Featured DVDs for 03/15/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new DVDs and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Sunset Boulevard

The Trip

2010, directed by Michael Winterbottom. A compilation film from a short British television series featuring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing fictionalized versions of themselves, as friends and rivals, on a road trip to review restaurants in the north of England. But it’s about so much more than that. And it’s hilarious. Check out the trailer below:

And if that’s not enough for you, go to YouTube and check out the clip of Coogan and Brydon’s compete Michael Caine impressions.

Stop-Loss

The Last Starfighter

Vantage Point

To Sir, With Love

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Splice

Where The Wild Things Are

Julius Caesar

1953, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

L’Avventura

Under The Mountain

The Town

The Hidden Fortress

1958, directed by Akira Kurosawa

The first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, was based on this film as a primary influence. But beyond that, this is another great film from Kurosawa, and another great release from the Criterion Collection.

Cousins

Synecdoche, New York

2008, directed by Charlie Kaufman. This is a personal favorite of mine, and partly because of that, I can’t say too much about it. It’s not a film for everyone, mostly because it’s a very difficult movie, with a lot of meanings on a lot of levels. Phillip Seymour Hoffman gives the performance of his career as a playwright trying to capture the sadness and infinitely mundane aspects of every day life in a new work that seems to be growing more and more epic (that’s putting it lightly) with each passing moment. I know that’s a very vague plot description, and I apologize. I’ll just put it this way: This is one of the bleakest and most depressing movies I’ve ever seen in my life, but it’s also one of the best films I’ve ever seen, and one of the most uplifting. Check out Roger Ebert’s review and an interview with writer/director Charlie Kaufman.

NON-FICTION:

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson

How Art Made The World

F For Fake

1975, directed by Orson Welles. This is the last major film by Welles, and it’s partially a documentary, focusing on the life of art forger Elmyr de Hory, and partially an essay work, dealing with the ideas of authorship and authenticity, and the value of art. This is a truly enchanting work, and for proof of that, check out the film’s introduction:

Mysteries Of The Garden Of Eden

Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics

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Please note that DVDs 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 DVDs:

02/14/12.

02/07/12.

12/30/11.

Previous New/Featured books:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.