Several copies of the book are still available at the circulation desk so if you haven’t grabbed one yet, there’s still time!
Participation in the Six-Word Memoir project was overwhelming throughout November. Robbins Library patrons filled up three whole sheets of butcher paper with their six-word memoirs. Dozens and dozens of six-word phrases addressed a range of subjects, including love, life, family, animals, music, observations, friendship, philosophy, aspirations, regrets, time and place, youth and age, and of course, books and libraries.
Several contributors used the number six as more of a guideline than a rule, while some objected to the idea altogether (“No six words can define me”). Some people responded to others’ six words (“Let no man define your worth” received the retort “Let no woman define it, either”; “Most people make me more lonely” elicited an empathetic “I sometimes feel that way, too”).
You can see the entire list here, divided into categories. Nominate your favorites in the comments (one from each category per commenter, please) and we’ll have a vote!
Thank you to everyone who contributed. This was a wonderful project!
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On Wednesday, December 4 the Robbins Library will be closed in order to install a new high-efficiency boiler. The installation will require the removal of the old boiler and there will be no heat during the work.
For the convenience of library patrons, the Fox Branch Library hours will be extended from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on December 4. Library hours will return to normal on Thursday, December 5, with the Robbins Library open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the Fox Branch Library open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hold expiration dates on items being held at the Robbins Library will be extended by one (1) day. As always, library materials borrowed at the Robbins Library or any Minuteman Network library may be returned to the Fox Branch Library (175 Massachusetts Ave.).
Please contact Library Director Ryan Livergood (email@example.com) or Assistant Director Andrea Nicolay (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
The installation is part of the Town’s ongoing commitment to being a Green Community. The Town continues to seek ways to decrease energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, and reduce costs. “With the new energy efficient boiler, the heating system in the library will run more smoothly, cut down on energy consumption and reduce costs related to energy consumption and maintenance,” said Town Manager, Adam Chapdelaine. “Funding for these projects come from a Town Meeting appropriation allocated specifically for energy conservation measures.”
Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this time.
National Novel Writing Month is going strong at the library this year. We’re encouraging all of Arlington’s writers and offering an early congratulations on all their work so far.
To celebrate, we’ve added an additional “Write In” to the calendar on Monday, December 2, at 10am…except this will be more of a “Read In.” NaNoWriMo participants are invited to gather in the library conference room and share the work they did this month by reading some out loud.
If you didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year, but think you might be interested in the future, this is a great way to see what it’s all about.
There’s no better way to get relaxed before Thanksgiving than by playing board games at the library! Join us on the 26th – gaming will be from 6-8:45 in the community room for people ages 13 and up.
We’re very excited to be taking a gander at some queer TV on the interwebs. There’ll be a little something for everyone. Also, snacks.
Tonight (11/20), in the 4th Floor Conference Room at 7PM. Call Rebecca with any questions. 781.316.3226