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New and Featured DVDs for 12/17/13:

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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:

Flight

War Horse

Midnight In Paris

The Ice Storm

Creature From The Black Lagoon

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

...and by each crime and every kindness we birth our future.

Cloud Atlas

Sherlock, season 2

Howl’s Moving Castle

Pain & Gain

The Neverending Story

The Stepford Wives

Oblivion

Certified Copy

The closer you look, the less you will see.

Now You See Me

The Squid And The Whale

Django Unchained

Ted

The Flowers Of War

The Shining

They are taking adventure to new lengths...

Tangled

The Black Hole

It

Take Shelter

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Side Effects

Rango

Downton Abbey, season 3

Godzilla

Hereafter

No one cared who I was until I put on the mask...

The Dark Knight Rises

The Rock

My Fair Lady

Tiny Furniture

Identity Thief

NON-FICTION:

Afraid Of The Dark

The Creation Of The Computer

A film by Sarah Polley.

Stories We Tell

Thomas Jefferson

Jesse James

Brain Games

Jesus Camp

The 500 year legacy that shaped a nation.

Latino Americans

Houdini

Herod’s Lost Tomb

A Martin Scorsese picture.

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Yoga For Beginners With Desi Bartlett

Yoga For Weight Loss

Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Party

10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Dance Mix

Secrets Of Body Language

The Science Of Sex Appeal

The future is now!

What Will The Future Be Like?

The Fabric Of The Cosmos

The Medal Of Honor: The Stories Of Our Nation’s Most Celebrated Heroes

Wyatt Earp

Wanted: Billy The Kid, Dead Or Alive

Guns: The Evolution Of Firearms

Creativity can solve anything.

Art & Copy

Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth

Bully

A Place At The Table

Mythbusters, Collection 2

American Teacher

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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:

10/31/13.

10/24/13.

10/05/12.

06/28/12.

Previous New/Featured books:

11/12/2013.

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

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New and Featured Books for 11/20/2012:

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

FICTION:

The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

The Dark Winter by David Mark

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

Victory At Yorktown by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

Crashed: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich

A Gangster And A Gentleman by Kiki Swinson and De’Nesha Diamond

Christmas With Holly by Lisa Kleypas

Superman: Reign Of Doomsday by Paul Cornell, and illustrated by Axel Giménez, Pete Woods, Kenneth Rocafort, Jesus Merino, and Ronan Cliquet

Superman: Earth One, vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Shane Davis

Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

NON-FICTION:

The Secret Race – Inside The Hidden World Of The Tour de France: Doping, Cover-Ups, And Winning At All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

Both Flesh And Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace

Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power by Jon Meacham

The Patriot’s History Of The Modern World – From America’s Exceptional Ascent To The Atomic Bomb: 1898 – 1945 by Larry Schweikart and Dave Dougherty

Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story Of How The Iconic Superhero Battled The Men Of Hate by Rick Bowers

Superman: The High-Flying History Of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye

The Outpost: An Untold Story Of American Valor by Jake Tapper

Silver Like Dust: One Family’s Story Of America’s Japanese Internment by Kimi Cunningham Grant

Super Brain: Unleashing The Explosive Power Of Your Mind To Maximize Health, Happiness, And Spiritual Well-Being by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide To Boosting Your Body’s Defenses To Live Longer, Stronger, And Disease Free by Joel Fuhrman

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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:

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

New and Featured Books for 11/01/2012:

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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:

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A Wreath Of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First And Last Works by Kurt Vonnegut

Into The Woods: Tales From The Hollows And Beyond by Kim Harrison

Batman, The Dark Knight, vol. 1: Knight Terrors by David Finch and Paul Jenkins

Bowl Of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Noughties by Ben Masters

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell

Try The Morgue by Eva Maria Staal

Death In The Floating City by Tasha Alexander

Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson

Care Of Wooden Floros by Will Wiles

Murder, She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Donald Bain

What Happens At Christmas by Victoria Alexander

A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

The 13th Day Of Christmas by Jason F. Wright

NON-FICTION:

Some Girls, Some Hats, And Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered by Trudi Kanter

The Price Of Politics by Bob Woodward

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grant In War And Peace by H. W. Brands

The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom Of Power by Craig Unger

Bad Habits: Confessions Of A Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? – A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, And Solves Her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen

The Book Of Job: When Bad Things Happened To A Good Person by Harold S. Kushner

Bailout: An Inside Account Of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by Neil Barofsky

Uggie: My Story, as barked to Wendy Holden

Netflixed: The Epic Battle For America’s Eyeballs by Gina Keating

The Story Of Ain’t: America, Its Language, And The Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David Skinner

We Killed: The Rise Of Women In American Comedy – A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

Human Game: The True Story Of The “Great Escape” Murders And The Hunt For The Gestapo Gunmen by Simon Read

The Liberal War On Transparency: Confessions Of A Freedom Of Information “Criminal” by Christopher C. Horner

Master Of The Mountain: Thomas Jefferson And His Slaves by Henry Wiencek

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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:

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

New and Featured Books for 03/29/2012:

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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:

State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is the novel that was adapted into the Oscar nominated film (the screenplay adaption won an Oscar) directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. The movie is very good, and we’d definitely recommend the book to anyone who likes funny and poignant character-driven stories, and who likes to read the book before the movie. Check out a review of the book in The New York Times, and the author’s website.

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy

The Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwell and Susannah Kells

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

Like the cover blurb says, Azzarello and Risso’s long running comic book series from DC/Vertigo comics was “one of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium,” telling some very hard-boiled pulp/noir stories in a very modern way. And this is where it began with it’s very simple initial premise: A mysterious man named Graves would visit people who had been the victim of a serious wrong and present them with evidence of who it was that was responsible for their plight. In the vein of revenge he’d then offer them a handgun and the eponymous 100 bullets, all untraceable by the police. And a lot of very interesting and very dark and very complex stories would spin out of that. Here are reviews of the series at Wired, The Comics Journal, and Pop Matters, and an interview with writer Brian Azzarello at The Onion AV Club.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

NON-FICTION:

Women Pilots Of World War II by Jean Hascall Cole

Playing With Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale by Sam Posey

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Bart D. Ehrman

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, And History by Milton C. Sernett

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

This is a very fun and informative look at history by journalism, essayist, social commentator, and This American Life contributor Vowell, who looks at America’s imperialist desires and manifest destiny ideals at the end of the 19th century, and which lead to America annexing Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and invading Cuba and the Philippines. Vowell also talks about the culture clash as Christian missionaries swiftly moved in and tried to convert the far more laid back native Hawaiians to the American way of life. Here’s an interview with the author, and you can find interesting reviews of the book at The Los Angeles Times and in The New York Times.

And here’s an odd fun fact for you: Sarah Vowell, seen above, voiced the character Violet in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles.

This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods Into Your Diet Using Easy And Delicious Recipes by Jenny Ross

The Intimate Lives Of The Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

The Reading Promise: My Father And The Books We Shared by Alice Ozma

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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:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 02/21/2012:

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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:

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman

Daniel Handler writes fun and interesting novels for all ages, including books for adults and young adults under his own name, and the popular A Series Of Unfortunate Events books he wrote for kids under the name Lemony Snicket, and so I’m expecting his new book to be a winner. And to help promote it, he’s started The Why We Broke Up Project, which allows users to log in and share and read their own stories of romantic woe.

Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Ultimate Spider-Man: Death Of Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley

Takio by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard

Two Truths And A Lie by Sarah Shepard

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard

New books in the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor

Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

A touching, sweet, and fascinating love story about a boy and girl who meet at a cancer patients support group, and already one of the most well reviewed novels of the year, and one of the most cherished, and before that it had been one of the most anticipated.  John Green has proved to be one of the most popular authors amongst our young adult readers, and we don’t think this book will disappoint his fans in the slightest. The book, of course, has already been optioned for a film treatment. Check out this interview the author did with The Wall Street Journal.

NON-FICTION:

Inside The Olympics by Nick Hunter

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories Of False Identities by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe

Booklist has called this book “thoroughly researched and grippingly presented,” and author Chris Barton brings you ten vignettes that are insightful and exhilarating. The stories are true, and fascinating, and presented in a way that’s easy for the reader to get into the mindset of the historical person whose masquerade and adventure is being read about. One of the subjects included is Frank Abagnale, who was a confidence man, forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist who later reformed and went on to work as a security consultant after he reformed. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, was later turned into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. You can find author Chris Barton talking about his book below:

Money And Banking (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by Jonah Wallach and Clare Tattersall

Savings And Investments (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by David W. Berg and Meg Green

Sojourner Truth, A Self-Made Woman by Victoria Ortiz

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives by Albert Marrin

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter

Author/photojournalist Rafal Gerszak first went to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent a year embedded with an American military unit, documenting the life of U.S. soldiers in the country, seeing what they saw and experiencing what they experienced. Later, Gerszak came back to Afghanistan, with no escort, completely on his own, with the goal of documenting the daily life of the people of Afghanistan, to see what their lives are like during this wartime. This book provides not just one fascinating perspective on a country mired in conflict, but two perspectives. It’s an amazing look at war, one that is humanized, but never romanticized.

Malcom X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty

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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:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.