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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.

New and Featured Books for 10/30/2013:

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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 Hunter And Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett, edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett

The new novel by the acclaimed author.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Secret Daughter Of The Tsar by Jennifer Laam

Outlaw by Mark Sullivan

Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel by Robert B. Parker

A trail of intrigue that will captivate you from page one.

Drone by Mike Maden

Green Lantern, vol. 3: The End by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Doug Mahnke

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – Last Shots by Robin Furth and Peter David and illustrated by Richard Isanove

The Mole: The Cold War Memoir Of Winston Bates by Peter Warner

The NYT bestsellign author of True Sisters.

Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas

Bertie Plays The Blues by Alexander McCall Smith

The Cartographer Of No Man’s Land by P. S. Duffy

Abominable!

Abominable by Dan Simmons

Purgatory by Ken Bruen

A Nantucket Christmas by Nancy Thayer

The Counselor: A Screenplay by Cormac McCarthy

NON-FICTION:

Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, And Line Their Own Pockets by Peter Schweizer

The untold story...

Backstage At The Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story Of The Actors And Stagehands At Ford’s Theatre by Thomas A. Bogar

Allied heroes, nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter

What’s So Funny? - My Hilarious Life by Tim Conway with Jane Scovell

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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.

09/25/13.

New and Featured Books for 07/30/2013:

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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 Homecoming by Carsten Stroud

An Eve Duncan novel.

Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

The Hen Of The Baskervilles by Donna Andrews

Two Fronts: The War That Came Early by Harry Turtledove

The Panopticon.

The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

The White Princess by Phillippa Gregory

Love, dishonor, marry, die, cherish, perish.

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff

Batman, The Dark Knight, vol. 2: Cycle Of Violence by Gregg Hurwitz and illustrated by David Finch

Earth 2, vol. 1: The Gathering by James Robinson and illustrated by Nicola Scott Eduardo Pansica

The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill

The night of the comet.

The Night Of The Comet by George Bishop

New New Earth.

New Earth by Ben Bova

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, Bill Sienkiewicz, Adam Hughes, and Eduardo Risso

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by J. G. Jones and Lee Bermejo

Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes

Love affairs.

The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P. by Adella Waldman

NON-FICTION:

Sense and nonsense.

Do You Believe In Magic? – The Sense And Nonsense Of Alternative Medicine by Paul A. Offit

The Center Holds: Obama And His Enemies by Jonathan Alter

New news.

New News Out Of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

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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:

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

07/02/13.

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

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 05/09/2013:

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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 House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum

An absolute master of the thriller, says Dean Koontz.

Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead, White, And Blue by Carolyn Hart

Spenser in Wonderland.

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins

Wonder Woman, vol. 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales, Gene Ha, Cully Hamner, and Ryan Sook

Batman: Detective Comics, volume 2: Scare Tactics, written and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel

Avengers: Season One by Peter David and illustrated by various artists

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 2 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The fine art of strange crimes.

Red Handed: The Fine Art Of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt

Long Live The King by Fay Weldon

Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi – Into The Void by Tim Lebbon

The return of Mike Hammer.

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

NON-FICTION:

American Phoenix: John Quincy And Louisa Adams, The War Of 1812, And The Exile THat Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook

Believe it or not!

A Curious Man: The Strange And Brilliant Life Of Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley by Neal Thompson

Six weeks that saved the nation.

Through The Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved The Nation by Steve Vogel

Picasso To Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters by Jodi Hauptman, with essays by Samantha Friedman and Michael Rooks

Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through The Gerat Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan and Charles Burck

Tourettes, faith, strength, power, family.

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir Of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, And The Power Of Family by Josh Hanagarne

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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:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/29/2012:

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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:

The Legend Of The Indian Paintbrush, retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton

Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Krall

Bat In The Dining Room by Crescent Dragonwagon and illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Rabbit’s Snow Dance, as told by James & Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Jeff Newman

Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by Marc Brown

A Christmas Tree For Pyn by Olivier Dunrea

The Gift Of The Sacred Dog by Paul Goble

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

FICTION:

The Friendship Matchmaker by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley

Bigfoot Boy: Into The Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks

Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind by Gary Ross and illustrated by Matthew Myers

Lulu And The Duck In The Park by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

NON-FICTION:

I Have The Right To Be A Child by Alain Serres, translated by Helen Mixter, and illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton

A Dollar, A Penny, How Much And How Many? by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Brian Gable

Kids & Obesity: Cookies Or Carrots? – You Are What You Eat by Helen Thompson

Bill, The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator Of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ty Templeton

Dance: From Ballet To Breakin’ – Step Into The Dazzling World Of Dance by Lorrie Mack

Heart On Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes For President by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Steve James

Girls Who Rocked The World: Heroines From Joan Of Arc To Mother Teresa by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden

Colorful Dreamer: The Story Of Artist Henri Matisse by Marjorie Blain Parker and illustrated by Holly Berry

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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:

11/26/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

11/27/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 11/27/2012:

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

FICTION:

Wolf: The Journey Home by ‘Asta Bowen

Teen Boat! by Dave Roman and John Green

Fire In The Streets by Kekla Magoon

Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand

Death Of A Kleptomaniac by Kristen Tracy

Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith

The Girl Who Owned A City by O. T. Nelson, adapted by Dan Jolley, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones

The Glass Collector by Anna Perera

Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova

NON-FICTION:

The Story Of The World’s Greatest Paintings by Charlie Ayres

Budgeting Smarts: How To Set Goals, Save Money, Spend Wisely, And More by Sandy Donovan

Dealing With Stress: A How-To Guide by Lisa A. Wroble

Friend Me! – 600 Years Of Social Networking In America by Francesca Davis DiPiazza

The Most Disgusting Foods On The Planet by John Perritano

Drinking And Driving. Now What? by Valerie Mendralla and Janet Grosshandler

Long Distance Running For Beginners – From Couch To Conditioned: A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Fit by Michael Spilling and Sean Fishpool

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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:

11/26/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/15/2012:

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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:

Art 123 by Stefano Zuffi

Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Joey Chou

I Want My Mom! – A Little Princess Story by Tony Ross

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and illustrated by Mike Gordon

Infinity And Me by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

I’m Not Sleepy! by Jane Chapman

ABCers by Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrated by Pierr Morgan

Christmastime by Alison Jay

Hello! Hello! by Matthew Cordell

The Case Of The Incapcitated Capitals by Robin Pulver and illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed

Charlie And The Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond and illustrated by Diane deGroat

FICTION:

Secrets Of Shakespeare’s Grave by Deron R. Hicks and illustrated by Mark Edward Greyer

Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink by Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy and illustrated by Tony Ross

It’s The First Day Of School… Forever! by R. L. Stine

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford and illustrated by Elanna Allen

Cheesie Mack Is Cool In A Duel by Steve Cotler and illustrated by Adam McCauley

The Wondrous Journals Of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins by Lesley M. M. Blume and illustrated by David Foote

Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty Daneshvari

STAT: Home Court by Amar’e Stoudemire

NON-FICTION:

Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Look! – Really Smart Art by Gillian Wolfe

Red-Yellow-Blue: Colors In Art by Silke Vry

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds Of Fall Facts And Fun by Bruce Goldstone

Zora! – The Life Of Zora Neale Huston by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin

Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More! by Lucy Spelman

The Adventures Of Mark Twain By Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Barry Blitt

Red Bird Sings: The Story Of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, And Activist, adapted by Gina Capaldi and Q. L. Pearce and illustrated by Gina Capaldi

The First Pup: The Real Story Of How Bog Got To The White House by Bob Staake

Eat Right: Your Guide To Maintaining A Healthy Diet by Allyson Valentino Schrier

Meet Me At The Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind The Scenes by David Goldin

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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:

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 10/18/2012:

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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:

The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf and illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

Cat’s Cradle, Book 1: The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody by Ludworst Bemonster (and Rick Walton and Nathan Hale).

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury

Underground Train by Mary Quattlebaum and illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

The Gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas and illustrated by David Diaz

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt by Gail Herman and illustrated by Adrienne Brown, Loren Vasquez, and Manuela Razzi

Bad Apple: A Tale Of Friendship by Edward Hemingway

Snowmen At Work by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner

Ready For Pumpkins by Kate Duke

Mystery Ride! by Scott Magoon

Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Jared Lee

My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson and illustraed by Bryan Gough

Katy Duck Is A Caterpillar by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Henry Cole

Working Mummies by Joan Horton and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

The Fox Maiden by Elsa Marston and illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi

Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record, written and illustrated by Jimmy Gownley

My First Ghost by Maggie Miller & Michael Leviton and illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

Halloween Forest by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by John Shelley

Nightsong by Ari Berk and illustrated by Loren Long

The BOO! Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace and ilustrated by LeUyen Pham

FICTION:

Uh-Oh, Cleo: Underpants On My Head by Jessica Harper and illustrated by Jon Berkeley

Parrot In The Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

Gran, You’ve Got Mail! by Jo Hoestlandt and illustrated by Aurélie Abolivier, and translated from the French by Y. Maudet

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart

Calvin Coconut: Man Trip by Graham Salisbury and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary

Deenie by Judy Blume

Princess Posey And The Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Harry Bliss

NON-FICTION:

Seas And Oceans by Andy Owen and Miranda Ashwell

Unlikely Pairs: Fun With Famous Works Of Art by Bob Raczka

Halloween by Laura Marsh

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything), edited by Becky Baines

A President From Hawai’i by Terry Carolan and Joanna Carolan and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Help Me Learn Subtraction by Jean Marzollo, with photographs by Chad Phillips

Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

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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:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

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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Reading material for 07/02/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Nora Ephron.

10 things Amazon won’t tell you.

How technology remakes language.

Does Easter Island hold the secret of reversing Alzheimer’s?

The Vice Presidents that history forgot.

What our favorite kid’s TV show characters taught us about fashion.

Science equations for the new Spider-Man movie.

The Internet vs. The NEA.

That’s Eartha Kitt reading a book about Albert Einstein, from here.

The adventures of a rare book collector.

Tom Perotta’s The Leftovers to be adapted to TV by Damon Lindelof.

Quite a few William Gaddis resources.

Your e-book reader knows quite a bit about you.

The education of a typographic innovator.

Fake books in movies that we wish we could read.

How to get children to love books.

15 famous writers on why they write.

Tyler Perry was disappointed with Prometheus and is writing his own sci fi movie.

Here are 5 characters that will not be appearing in the new Star Trek movie.

15 things you probably didn’t know about Star Trek.

Ann Curry is leaving The Today Show.

15 creators who apologized for their art and entertainment.

An interview with Wes Anderson about his new movie.

from here.

Who are the Nigerian e-mail scammers?

YouTube is developing a secret weapon to take out the worst commenters.

Nintendo has a new device.

A real storm takes out Amazon cloud, Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest.

The fire devastation in the western United States as seen from from space.

Look at these beautiful garden houses.

Check out this stunning painting that imagines the real night sky that inspired The Starry Night.

A 4.2 million dollar home demolished for the view.

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Previous online reading material:

06/25/12.

06/18/12.

06/11/12.

06/04/12.

04/30/12.

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