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New and Featured Books for 11/12/2013:

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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 All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The new No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Winners by Danielle Steele

Savage Texas: The Stampeders by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Through The Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Poisonous, smart, and outrageously entertaining.

The Dinosaur Feather by S. J. Gazan

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

By the author of The Joy Luck Club.

The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Found by H. Terrell Griffin

A prelude to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Havisham by Ronald Frame

Batman, vol. 3: Death Of The Family by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo

NON-FICTION:

November 22, 1963: Ordinary And Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard The News by Jodie Elliott Hansen and Laura Hansen

The Letters Of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler

Fosse!

Fosse by Sam Wasson

Chaser: Unlocking The Genius Of The Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann

His own story.

Jimi Hendrix: Starting At Zero – His Own Story

All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game And The War They Fought In Iraq by Steve Eubanks

Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood Of The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then And Now by Gary M. Pomerantz

The life and art of Norman Rockwell.

American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon

The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account Of The Libyan Embassy Siege By The Soldier Who Was There by Morgan Jones and Damien Lewis

American Heroes On The Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes by Oliver North and Bob Hamer

Game Change 2012.

Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Chasing Utopia: A Hybird by Nikki Giovanni

Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, And Food – Bringing Our Home To Your Table by Kay Robertson with Chrys Howard

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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:

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

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New and Featured Books for 07/16/2013:

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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:

Wrong guy, wrong finger.

Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison

The Cat Sitter’s Cradle by Blaize Clement and John Clement

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett

Getting closer to Episode 7...

Star Wars: Crucible by Troy Denning

A Step Of Faith by Richard Paul Evans

Stranded by Alex Kava

Gone With The Win: A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery by Mary Daheim

The Strain, vol. 2, story by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, written by David Lapham, and illustrated by Mark Huddleston

The Dark Legacy Of Shannara: Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks

The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan

Openings and closings.

Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

True Love by Jude Deveraux

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook

The new book by Danielle Steel.

First Sight by Danielle Steel

The Eye Of Moloch by Glenn Beck with Jack Henderson

NON-FICTION:

Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over The American Meal by Melanie Warner

Adventures in food, style, and everyday fun.

Relish: An Adventure In Food, Style, And Everyday Fun by Daphne Oz

Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You by Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko

In The Kitchen With David: QVC’s Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Foods That Take You Home by David Venable

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes From Our Italian Kitchen by Frances Mayes and Edard Mayes, with photographs by Steven Rothfeld

Dancing in the street!

Ready For A Brand New Beat: How “Dancing In The Street” Became The Anthem For Changing America by Mark Kurlansky

What Went Wrong: The Inside Story Of The GOP Debacle Of 2012… And How It Can Be Avoided Next Time by Jerome R. Corsi

Heartwarming tales of epic humiliation.

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales Of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler

The transformation of a man...

JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation Of A Man And The Emergence Of A Great President by Thurston Clarke

Real Talk For Real Teachers: Advice For Teachers From Rookies To Veterans: “No Retreat, No Surrender!” by Rafe Esquith

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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.

05/31/13.

New and Featured Books for 12/27/2012:

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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:

Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar

Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Killer Crust: A Pizza Lovers Mystery by Chris Cavender

Fiercely frightening, yet hauntingly beautiful.

Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand

Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson

Ella ella eh eh eh.

Umbrella by Will Self

The Big Four by Agatha Christie

The Intercept by Dick Wolf

Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Raised From The Ground by José Saramago

Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding

NON-FICTION:

Trusting Calvin: How A Dog Helped Heal A Holocaust Survivor’s Heart by Sharon Peters

It's all about me-owww!

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

We’ve been having a nice laugh reading this book around the Library. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.

(I almost went for the fun and was going to say that it’s a purrrrrr-fect read for the Holidays.)

Peer evaluation.

from here.

Because I Said So! – The Truth Behind The Myths, Tales & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down To Its Kids by Ken Jennings

Massage For Dummies by Steven Capellini and Michael Van Welden

Riddled With Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, And The Parasites That Make Us Who We Are by Marlene Zuk

The destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865.

Freedom National: The Destruction Of Slavery In The United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes

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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:

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 12/22/2012:

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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 younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, with photographs by Eric Futran

Meow!

It’s All About Me-Ow: A Young Cat’s Guide To The Good Life by Hudson Talbott

Foxy by Emma Dodd

The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska

The season is upon us.

My First Kwanzaa Book by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate and illustrated by Cal Massey

The Christmas Pups by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by John Kanzler

Beni’s First Chanukah by Jane Breskin Zalben

Papa is coming home.

A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong and illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang

Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates

Over The River And Through The Wood: A New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day by L. Maria Child and illustrated by Matt Tavares

Happy old fashioned Holidays!

The Berenstain Bears’ Old-Fashioned Chrstimas by Jan & Mike Berenstain

The Story Of Hanukkah by David A. Adler and illustrated by Jill Weber

FICTION:

Racing The Moon by Alan Armstrong and illustrated by Tim Jessell

Its about time somebody saved the universe!

Hunter Moran Saves The Universe by Patricia Reilly Giff

I Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein and illustrated by Laura Park

On The Run by Clara Bourreau

Cam Jansen solves mysteries.

Cam Jansen And The Millionaire Mystery by David A. Adler and illustrated by Joy Allen

Young Cam Jansen And The Magic Bird Mystery by David A. Adler and illustrated by Susanna Natti

NON-FICTION:

Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds and illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke

Eating Well by Robyn Hardyman

Native North Americans: Dress, Eat, Write, And Play Just Like The Native North Americans by Joe Fullman

Math Monsters!

Perimeter, Area, And Volume: A Monster Book Of Dimensions by David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller

Butterfly, Flea, Beetle, And Bee: What Is An Insect? by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Martin Goneau

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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:

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

And for Young Adults:

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 10/29/2012:

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

EASY READING:

Mousterpiece: A Mouse-Sized Guide To Modern Art by Jane Breskin Zalben

Just Say Boo! by Susan Hood and illustrated by Jed Henry

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

Lucy Can’t Sleep by Amy Schwartz

Abe Lincoln’s Dream by Lane Smith

The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell

Alicia’s Fruity Drinks/Las Aguas Frescas De Alicia by Lupe Ruiz-Flores and illustrated by Laura Lacámara

Pumpkin Countdown by Joan Holub and illustrated by Jan Smith

FICTION:

Legend Of The Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

All The Wrong Questions #1: Who Could That Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Seth

Lulu Walks The Dogs by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Lane Smith

A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Bully by Patricia Polacco

The Prince Who Fell From The Sky by John Claude Bemis

NON-FICTION:

Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, And Powerful Palaces by J. H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Waters

Heroes Of Olympus by Phillip Freeman, adapted by Laurie Calkhoven, and illustrated by Drew Willis

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind An American Friendship by Russell Freedman

Did The President Really Get A Ticket For Speeding In A Horse-Drawn Carriage? And Other Questions About U.S. Presidents by Sandy Donovan

The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents Of The United States by Alice Provensen

The Christmas Coat: Memories Of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and illustrated by Ellen Beier

So, You Want To Be A Writer? – How To Write, Get Published, And Maybe Even Make It Big! by Vicki Hambleton and Cathleen Greenwood

Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs To Know by Ralph Fletcher

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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.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

Reading material for 08/13/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

History as science.

Amazon’s new secret weapon.

The picture above by Norman Rockwell, as is the one below.

The strange superstitions of space missions.

5 fictional countries where the U.S. Army is trained to fight.

Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Try this 50 years of writing quiz.

The 10 best end of the world novels.

Check out the world’s most beautiful libraries.

Literary alternatives to Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Are these the 10 most difficult books?

Forbes ranks the top earning authors.

RIP Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Movie prices are about to get even more expensive.

Joss Whedon to direct The Avengers 2 and to develop a TV show set in the Marvel universe for ABC.

Scenes showing how exactly Bane got so disfigured were cut from The Dark Knight Rises.

Check out the first official picture of Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln from the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie, based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book.

They’re finally releasing that Red Dawn remake.

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Previous online reading material:

08/06/12.

07/23/12.

07/17/12.

07/09/12.

07/02/12.

Homework Help: Language & Writing.

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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 Language and Writing…

Language:

Google Translate – Translate any text by copying and pasting or any webpage to and from a wide variety of languages including Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Catalan, Welsh, Greek, German, Tamil, French, Hebrew, Italian, Thai, and many more.

U.S.A. Learns – A great site from the U.S. Dept. of Education to help American’s learn some basic skills, but geared towards those acquiring English as a second language.

WordChamp – The Language Learning Network, which features an open database with user-generated content to help learn over 100 languages.

Free Language – Links to language lessons and courses, podcasts, study guides, and other learning
materials.

Free Translation – A nice, quick resource for translating shorter text bursts to and from a variety of languages.

Mashable – A nice article with links about how to use social media to learn and practice languages.

And…

Don’t forget that in addition to several audio materials, DVDs, books, and other printed materials on foreign languages and different cultures, we also offer Transparent Languages as an online resource to our patrons, which is available for all USAF Active Duty, Air National Guard, AF Reservists, AF retirees and the family members of anyone in any of these categories as well as AF civilian employees and contractors who are eligible to use the USAF libraries.

Transparent Languages can be accessed online from anywhere but initial registration must be done in the RAFB Library.

Culture:

The CIA World Factbook – Providing info on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Library PressDisplay – Access to over 1700 newspaper and magazine titles from more than 92 countries in 48 different languages.

eDiplomat – Learn about cultural etiquette from around the globe.

The Air Force Culture & Language Center – A nice collection of resources to help accumulate the required combination of language skills, regional expertise and cultural capabilities to meet current and projected needs.

International Newspapers – A directory of thousands of newspapers from around the world, listed by country and region.

Words & Literature:

Dictionary.com  – One of the best references out there.

Grammar 101 – A nice series from Daily Writing Tips.

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – Over 11,000 famous and popular quotations, indexed by author, subject, and keyword.

The Ryming Dictionary – Includes thesaurus and dictionary.

And don’t forget to check out our Homework Help page on Art, Music, and Literature.

Writing:

A step by step approach to writing a research paper – As provided by the Internet Public Library, this is a nice and simple guide to picking a topic/subject, accessing relevant and necessary information, analyzing issues, organizing thoughts/arguments, and executing your research paper.

How to write a research paper – a nice layout and guide from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

How to write a five paragraph essay – from About.com

Common proofreading symbols – Based on the MLA Handbook.

And if you’re interested in writing for fun or as a profession…

How To Become A Writer – Simple, easy steps from WikiHow.

How To Become A Writer – A nice little pep talk from Daily Writing Tips.

How to break into the comics industry as a writer – A segment in a regular video series called “Between The Pages” featuring host Grace Randolph, herself a freelance comic book writer, talking with former DC/Vertigo editor turned freelance writer, Brandon Montclare, and sharing tips and suggestions for how to break into the comic book industry as a writer.

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Are we missing something? Please let us know!

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