Monthly Archives: May 2012

Not all information is Google-able

You can’t Google everything – but you can find it through the library’s many databases. The library provides access to a lot of content that you can’t find for free using Google or any other search engine. How do I … Continue reading

Posted in Databases and Research | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Tuesday is game night!

Don’t let the long weekend throw you off – we’re having our monthly board game night on Tuesday, May 29th. As usual, there will be a variety of board games available in the Community Room from 6-8:45pm, but feel free … Continue reading

Posted in Programs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What do stories look like?

Chip Kidd is a book cover designer for the publisher Knopf, an imprint of Random House. You probably haven’t heard of him, but if these covers look familiar, you know who he is: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Dry by Augusten … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 4 Comments

A few too many words about audiobooks…

So I commute.  I sit in traffic.  I cycle through the radio stations often enough to know that if I keep going for at least 40 seconds, I’ll end up grooving to a Fleetwood Mac song.  Usually from Rumours (is there … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Happy Belated Harvey Milk Day!

Ach!  So I’m a little late with this post (Harvey Milk Day is May 22), but all my near-and-dears know that I keep the belated birthday card division of Hallmark in business anyway, so let’s not feign surprise.  Learn a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New and notable business books

Here’s a smattering of business books recently added to the library’s collection. Have you read any great business books lately? Please share them in the comments! All Business is Local: why place matters more than ever in a global, virtual … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Book Reviews: Tell Me Again

The Song of Achilles and The Flight of Gemma Hardy may have little in common at first glance: one is set in ancient Greece and has a male narrator, and the other is set in 1950s-60s Scotland and is about … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Under the Radar: I2

Dr. Edward Frame is hard at work on a bio-software program that can upload and store a person’s memories when he learns that he has terminal cancer. He and his co-worker Samantha (with whom he has been having an affair) … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

New to Robbins

Hello Arlington! My name is Jenny Arch and I have just joined the Robbins Library staff as an Adult Services Librarian. I’m incredibly excited to contribute to and learn from the community and the library. This is my second job … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Authors visit NSYA book group

Last night was the Not-So-Young Adult monthly book group meeting, where adults meet to talk about Young Adult books. Our book for this month was The Half-Life of Planets, and we were incredibly lucky to have both authors attend! It … Continue reading

Posted in Book group, Programs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment