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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 07/25/2012:

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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:

My New Sandbox by Donna Jakob and illustrated by Julia Gorton

Ready For Anything! by Keiko Kasza

Adiós, Tricycle by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg

Baseball From A To Z by Michael P. Spradlin and illustratedy by Macky Pamintuan

“I Have A Little Problem,” Said The Bear by Heinz Janisch and illustrted by Silke Leffler

Five Little Firefighters by Tom Graham

The Buffalo Are Back by Jean Craighead George with paintings by Wendell Minor

1, 2, 3, Go! by Huy Voun Lee

FICTION:

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard and illustrated by Bo Kuhn

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

The Home-Run King by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by Gordon C. James

Cam Jansen And The Summer Camp Mysteries: A Super Special by David A. Adler and illustrated by Joy Allen

Trolls On Vacation by Alan MacDonald and illustrated by Mark Beech

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

NON-FICTION:

Dance Of The Swan: A Story About Anna Pavlova by Barbara Allman and illustrated by Shelly O. Haas

Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Gold Fever: Tales From The California Gold Rush by Rosalyn Schanzer

Letters Home From The Grand Canyon by Lisa Halvorsen

I Why Why: Triceratops Had Horns And Other Questions About Dinosaurs by Rod Theodorou

Yankee Doodle by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

P Is For Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet by Tony Johnston and illustrated by John Parra

Volcanoes by Claire Llewellyn

Volcano: The Eruption And Healing Of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

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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:

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

And for Young Adults:

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 07/10/2012:

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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:

Night World, No. 1:  Secret Vampire, Daughters Of Darkness, and Spellbinder by L. J. Smith

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Not The End Of The World by Geraldine McCaughrean

Never Fall Down: A Boy Soldier’s Story Of Survival by Patricia McCormick

City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Underworld by Meg Cabot

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine

Stunning: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard

Dreamless: A Starcrossed Novel by Josephine Angelini

All The Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers

Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs

Numbers 3: Infinity by Rachel Ward

A Confusion Of Princes by Garth Nix

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Morning Glories: Deluxe Collection, vol. 1 by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Joe Eisma

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Theodore Boone: The Accused by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham

Bridge Of Time by Lewis Buzbee

NON-FICTION:

Finding My Way: A Teen’s Guide To Living With A Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma by Michelle D. Sherman and DeAnne M. Sherman

What If Someone I Know Is Gay? Answers And Questions About What It Means To Be Gay And Lesbian by Eric Marcus

Are Books Becoming Extinct? edited by David Haugen and Susan Musser

Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea To Freedom In The West by Blaine Harden

Advertising: Information Or Manipulation? by Nancy Day

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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:

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

06/05/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/05/2012:

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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:

Dancing With The Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke and illustrated by Lee Wildish

The Elijah Door: A Passover Tale by Linda Leopold Strauss and illustrated by Alexi Natchev

Dream Big: Michael Jordan And The Pursuit Of Olympic Gold by Deloris Jordan and illustrated by Barry Root

Muddy Paws And The Birthday Party: A Story About Birthdays, Balloons, And Best Friends by Deborah Chancellor and illustrated by Simon Mendez

Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox and illustrated by Jill Barton

Zorro Gets An Outfit by Carter Goodrich

The Patterson Puppies And The Rainy Day by Leslie Patricelli

Family Huddle by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and Archie Manning and illustrated by Jim Madsen

The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Vladimir Vagin

The Lost And Found House by Michael Cadnum and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Warthogs In The Kitchen: A Sloppy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrated by Henry Cole

Cock-A-Doodle Doo! A Mixed Up Menagerie by Keith DuQuette

I Love You, Mommy And Daddy: Special Stories For Sharing by Jillian Harker and illustrated by Kristina Stephenson

FICTION:

Double Dog Dare by Lisa Graff

Billy The Bird by Dick King-Smith and illustrated by Susie Jenkin-Pearce

Hobie Hanson, You’re Weird by Jamie Gilson

The Stink Files: The Postman Always Brinces Mice by Jennifer L. Holm and Jonathan Hamel

Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) by Lisa Yee and illustrated by Dan Santat

The Chronicles Of Egg, book one: Deadweather And Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey

NON-FICTION:

The Visual Dictionary Of Prehistoric Life

The Taxing Case Of The Cows: A True Story About Suffrage by Iris Van Rynbach and Pegi Deitz Shea and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Children’s Book Of Music: An Introduction To The World’s Most Amazing Music And Its Creators

Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently by Patricia Lakin

Reptiles: Over 100 Questions And Answers To Things You Want To Know by Joyce Pope and illustrated by Michael Posen

Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories by Oodgeroo and illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft

Stories From The Billabong by James Vance Marshall and illustrated by Francis Firebrace

Tai Chi For Kids: Move With The Animals by Stuart Alve Olson and illustrated by Gregory Crawford

Basketball Belles: How Two Teams And One Scrappy Player Put Women’s Hoops On The Map by Sue Macy and illustrated by Matt Collins

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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:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/17/12.

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

Soaring.

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Don’t forget that this weekend is the Air Show!

The gates open tomorrow and Sunday at 10 AM and the show starts at 11:15 AM each day. You can find more information at the link above.

And here’s something that’s extremely overdue with us…

We wanted to congratulate Ms. Sherriann Tilley for winning our Trivia/Survey contest!

We really enjoyed her entry, and especially wanted to thank her for coming in to pick up on her prize on her birthday and letting us wish her a happy birthday.

And we would also like to thank everyone else who entered. There were a lot of great entries that were a pleasure to read.

Whether you’re going to the Air Show or not, and of course we would strongly encourage you to do so, we hope everyone has an extremely fun and safe time.

Reading material for 04/09/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet…

RIP Mike Wallace.

RIP Thomas Kinkade.

There are many health hazards lurking in your kitchen.

Men suffer from eating disorders now more than ever.

Is it a bad idea to get an extension on your taxes?

Controversy deepens over pesticides, bee collapse.

Could a nickname get you ahead?

Zombie chocolate bunnies and undead Easter eggs.

Please don’t forget that this is National Library Week! We hope to see you this week, and that you’ll celebrate with us.

Online searches for future linked to economic success.

You can now text instructions to your espresso machine.

How NASA envisioned their exploration of Mars.

Children perceive humanoid robots as emotional, moral beings.

Scientists develop ultra thin solar cells.

What ever happened to the American arcade?

Actor who could never escape their biggest roles.

New horror movie from Joss Whedon is classic horror with a twist.

The creator of The Wire is annoyed with how much you love The Wire.

Gary Ross leaves The Hunger Games franchise.

The documentary Bully has finally received a PG-13 rating.

In defense of podcasts (even if they don’t make money).

The other titles that Stanley Kubrick considered for Dr. Strangelove.

Hitchcock’s Rear Window edited into a single time lapse shot.

The 2012 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.

An interview with Jonah Lehrer about creativity.

Do people with e-book readers actually read more?

10 crazy and unusual book designs.

An archive of book designs and designers, and its blog.

David Foster Wallace writes to Don Delillo.

An interview with Ruth Rendell.

A video interview with William Gibson.

Practical writing advice from C. S. Lewis.

Odd stories behind authors’ nom de plumes.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter Of Mars.

The mystery of glow in the dark Civil War soldiers.

Take a creepy tour of an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria.

6 Easter traditions you might not know.

There are a lot of cellphones in India and too few toilets.

Liquid body armor.

An important question to ask at the start of your next job interview.

Travel tips from the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Previous online reading material:

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

About Us/About You, and a: CONTEST!

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Here’s a little bit about us…

We’re the Robins Air Force Base Library, located in Building 905 on – where else? – Robins Air Force Base, in Warner Robins, Georgia. You are currently reading our blog, and you can find our hours of operations here. We have over 52,000 items in our collection, including books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, research databases, foreign language help, and downloadable materials. We specialize in knowledge and entertainment, and lots and lots of both.

Our turn offs include: Inconsiderate people, rainy days, patrons who are somehow louder than us (which is a feat, we assure you), people are who are not curious, people who don’t use coasters or who do use too many napkins, being late, dirty keyboards, finding used chewing gum, not being able to find the second sock to your pair, especially when you’re already late, and… Well, our list of pet peeves could go on and on and on…

And besides:

Our turn ons include: CONTESTS!

Okay, that’s us. And now we would like to know a little about you…

And what better way to do that then a survey. A survey and a CONTEST. Prize: A $20 gift card from Best Buy. All you have to do is fill out the 50 questions below (which are short, simple, and easy, and will honestly take you very little time at all), and email us the answers at:

robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com.

It could not be any simpler than that, could it?

Well, we’re going to find out. But, without further ado, the questions…

01. How often do you use the library on base?

02. Would you say that you check out books and/or movies from the library on base more than any other service that we provide?

03. Would you say that you come in to enjoy our comfy chairs and couches and relax for a few moments glancing at one of our magazine subscriptions more so than any other service that we provide?

04. Or, would you say that you use our computers more than any other service that we provide?

05. Please give yourself an extra 10 points if you’re filling out this survey while using one of our computers right now.

06. How many books would you read in a given year? We’re talking about fiction and non-fiction, including anthologies or short story collections.

07. How many books would you say that you claim to read to strangers to look smarter? (It’s cool, we all do it.)

Edited to add: The specific wording of this question has proved problematic for some of our patrons taking this quiz. We meant to ask how many books have you told strangers that you read in order to look smarter and/or cooler. We didn’t mean to ask how many books have you physically read to a person who is a stranger to you. Although, if you have an answer to that question, we’d

08. Do you believe in love at first sight?

09. What is your favorite novel?

10. What is your favorite film adaptation of a novel?

11. What was the last movie that you saw in a movie theater?

12. Would you say that mankind in inherently good or evil, or neither and it doesn’t really matter?

13. If there was an apartment building or an office building that actually had a 13th floor, and your apartment or office was one of those un/lucky enough to be on that 13th floor, would you be okay with that?

14. The quick brown fox jumps over the _________?

15. Who is your favorite author?

16. Why?

17. What is the last book that you ever read by that author?

18. What is your favorite Michael Crichton book and/or movie?

19. What is your favorite Stephen King book and/or movie?

20. When was the last time a machine or a piece of technology really let you down?

21. Have you ever read any books by James Patterson?

22. Did you know that James Patterson has written or “written” (his name appears along side that of a co-author on the cover, but the co-author may or may not have done the actual “writing” contained within the book) books in the adult fiction, adult non-fiction areas, as well as fiction and non-fiction for young adults?

23. If you answered “Yes” to both questions #21 and possibly #22 as well, then how many books by James Patterson have you read?

24. How many of those books, if you don’t mind us asking, were checked out from the Robins AFB Library?

25. Why have you read so many James Patterson books?

26. The same question as question #21, but with Clive Cussler instead of James Patterson.

27. We have a puzzle set out in the library for our patrons to come and help us put together. Once completed, the puzzle will reveal itself to be a depiction of a famous work of art by a famous post-Impressionist artist. If you wanted to tell us the name of that work of art or the name of the artist, that would be great, but what we really want to know is: What is the one and only work of art that this artist sold in their lifetime?

28. Name one or more actors who have portrayed that artist in film or television.

29. Referring back to question #03, you did know that we have comfy chairs and couches, right?

30. Referring back to question #28, you did know that we have a wide variety of magazine subscriptions for you to peruse through, right?

31. If you win this contest, do you want the $20 gift card that is listed above as the prize?

32. Or, for your prize awarded for your hard work, would you rather instead win the chance to take a picture with your favorite library worker?

33. It’s a tempting offer, isn’t it?

34. What was the most played song on American radio in the 20th century and how many times was it played?

35. Now that you’ve found our blog, and we are so glad that you have, what kind of things would you like to see on our blog?

36. Can you cook?

37. And regardless of your answer to question #36, do you like to cook?

38. If you answered “yes” to question #36, or even if you didn’t, and regardless of your answer to question #37, do you like to read cook books or watch cooking shows on TV?

39. Count carefully: What number post is this on our blog? And, for an extra point, how many posts are there on our blog at the time of you answering this survey?

40. This is a funny picture:

Please write a funny caption for that picture.

41. We respectfully request that you do not fail to notice that that dog is wearing a top hat and a monocle, and is smoking a pipe. This is not a question.

But bonus points will be awarded if you can tell us what an appropriately funny name would be for this dog.

Further bonus points will be awarded if the name you choose starts with either Mr. or Mrs. i.e. “Mr. Bigglesworth.” Please do not submit “Mr. Bigglesworth” as your answer for this question.

42. What is, according to Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, the meaning of life? Or, put more simply, what is the answer to “the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe, and Everything?”

43. What is a group of crows known as?

44. What is a group of frogs known as?

45. What is a group of unicorns known as?

46. Animals are not allowed to use human language in China. Seriously. It’s against the rules. This rule caused what famous book by a famous author to be banned in China?

Hint: This book is widely considered to be a work for children. You’ve seen movies made of it, some live action and some animated. Songs have been written about this book.

47. Other than the Robins AFB Library, what other FSS/Services facilities would you say that you frequent the most on Robins Air Force Base?

Also, check out the new FSS website: http://www.robinsfss.com

48. What was the last book you read that you’d really recommend to a stranger if you had to, or if you were asked to in a survey much like this one?

49. How did you first discover our blog?

50. Make up a question and give us the answer. We’re not so concerned with the question, but we’d really like to know the answer…

Okay, that’s our survey! And again, all you have to do to enter our contest is to answer these questions, #s 1 thru 50, and email those answers to us at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com. Please put some variation of “Survey” or “Survey Answers” or “CONTEST!” in the subject line. The contest closes on 04/01/12 at midnight, and we’ll announce the winners the following week.

Wait, did that say “winners” and not just “winner” on it? That’s right, it did. Not only will we be giving out our award to the person who gets the most answers right, but we’ll also pick a random entry, or perhaps the person who’s answers amuse us the most, and make them a winner too. Gotta love those odds.

When you send us your questions, please include your name, your email address (of course), and possibly your phone number. And your phone number, especially if you don’t check your email that often. Please be at least 16 years old, or older, or have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate (regardless of how old you are). If you win, we ask that you please come in and pick up your prize and let us take a picture of you to share with the world here on our blog, and perhaps interview you about how you got to be so smart.

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