Monthly Archives: June 2012

This Just In: Children’s Librarian Reads Adult Book! And LOVES IT!

Hi, I’m Laura. For the most part, I am a children’s librarian.  Therefore, I read kid’s books 94% of the time.  So an adult book has to be realllllly compelling to fit into the teeny tiny 6% that I have … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Highlights: Historical Fiction

Whether you’re a lifelong fan of historical fiction or whether you’ve never ventured into the genre, here are a few adult summer reading staff picks in the historical fiction category. (See many more staff picks here.) The Tea Rose, Jennifer … Continue reading

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Storytime for grownups is here! Huzzah!!

Starting Tuesday July 3rd (and most Tuesdays after)  stop by the Robbins library community room from 12 – 1, and listen to the local talent perform short stories.  This is your opportunity to get out of the heat, eat your … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading: Staff Suggestions

Adult Summer Reading has been up and running for a full week now. If you’ve visited the library, you’ve seen our display table, fully stocked with books, bookmarks, and suggestion lists. Now our staff suggestions lists are available here on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Man

The eponymous Illustrated Man is a carney who breaks his leg and must find another way reason for the carnival to keep him. So he gets tattooed. More than just full sleeves, he’s nearly completely covered. There was, however, something … Continue reading

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Museums and Ferries and Ballgames, oh my!

Looking for an activity that won’t drop you further down in credit card debt? Are you an Arlington Resident? Do you have a library card? If you answered yes to these questions, we’ve got you covered. On the library web … Continue reading

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Excellent Resources for Newbie & Wannabe Cooks

These resources include information on selecting food to buy, basic cooking and preparation techniques, and simple yet tasty recipes to follow. BOOKS: Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer (641.5 ROM) This classic goes beyond providing basic and traditional cooking … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading

There’s summer reading for kids and teens, so why not grown-ups? Why not indeed! The popular adult summer reading program returns this summer, starting just two days from now, on Wednesday, June 20. We have lots to offer, so we … Continue reading

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Storytime for grown-ups seeks…

We talk a whole lot about reading at the Robbins (no surprise there).  But this summer, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to listen to a story.  The kids seem to like it, so we thought we’d tweak the … Continue reading

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Read this. And that. And those.

We sure do love a good book recommendation at the good ol’ Robbins Library (did you see our recommendation page?).  NPR’s “On Point” had a discussion this afternoon about summer reading (very informative!), but they’ve also put up a page which is … Continue reading

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