Monthly Archives: February 2012

Two books about Hawaii

Although the weather has been unseasonably warm for New England, it’s still easy this time of year to dream about warmer climes. Here are two great books that take place in Hawaii, but both show a darker side to the … Continue reading

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Use your smartphone to become a wicked smart library user

Do you own a smartphone, such as an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone? If so, as you already know, you have an amazing device at your disposal, and now, more than ever, you can use your smartphone to take advantage … Continue reading

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Get your game on!

Have you been looking for a place to play board games and people to play them with? Look no further, because the Robbins Library is holding a monthly game night! Game night starts on Feb 28, and will be held … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group Update

The Not-So-Young Adult book group met for the first time last week and discussed Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Missed the first meeting? Don’t despair – we’ll be there every month! We picked our next couple of books, so … Continue reading

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Under the Radar: American Uprising

Quick: when was the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history? Think it was Nat Turner’s rebellion? Or do you simply have no idea? Look no further, because I have a fascinating (and blessedly short) book to recommend to you. Daniel … Continue reading

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Crimes in Colder Climes

Just what was it about Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy that made gritty crime fiction readers of us all?  Suddenly, people who only ever read cozy mysteries were sidling up to the reference desk asking about that  “Bee book.”  What was … Continue reading

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Keep Those Fitness Goals!

Even though we haven’t had snow this year, winter sure seems to be lasting a long time.  If you’re like me and made a pledge to become more fit in 2012, here are a few simple and free exercise resources … Continue reading

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Back by popular demand! How to borrow ebooks from the library!

Did you know that over a quarter of adults in the United States now own either an ereader or a tablet? Perhaps you were one of the many that became a proud first-time owner of one of these devices. And … Continue reading

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Two videos to make the most of library resources for your Kindle Fire

About 6 million Kindle Fires were sold last year, and I know that several Arlington residents received Kindle Fires as gifts over the holidays. Our colleagues over at the Wellesley Free Library have created two great videos that will allow … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group on Monday!

Just a friendly reminder about our new book group’s first meeting this coming Monday at 7pm at the Starbucks in Arlington Center. If you haven’t read the book yet, it’s not too late! There are plenty of copies of Dash … Continue reading

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