Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why Support Your Local Library?

This infographic provides a terrific overview of why it is so important to support both the Robbins and Fox: FIND A LIBRARY NEAR YOU FIND YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY INFORMATION INTEGRATED WITH GOOGLE MAPS DATA SOURCE: IMLS Sources: ALA Library Fact … Continue reading

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Making sense of the election

I don’t know about you, but I’m already so tired of the current presidential campaign that I just want to go to sleep and not wake up until Wednesday, November 7. But since I can’t do that, I might as … Continue reading

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Robbins Library parking lot closed this Thursday morning

The Robbins Library parking lot will be paved this Thursday morning, August 30. We hope to have the parking lot reopened by 1 PM on Thursday afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Game night is tomorrow!

What better way to spend a Tuesday evening than playing board games at the library? As always, games will be available in the Community Room from 6pm-8:45. We have Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Mahjong, and more. Play … Continue reading

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Town Day Book Sale: donations and volunteers welcome

The Friends of the Robbins Library will hold their annual book sale in conjunction with Arlington Town Day on Saturday, September 15h from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Donations of books for the sale may be left in the large blue bin located … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Lily of the Field

What is it about tragedy that captures people’s attention? There have been reams written on World War II, so at first I thought it was the depicting of horrors that will soon be triumphed that was the key. But then … Continue reading

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Now You Know: Sunday hours

Have you ever been to the Robbins Library on a Sunday?  Whenever the doors are opened on Sunday afternoons from October until May, people are waiting to take advantage of all the Robbins offers.  Those doors are opened because of … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together – Writing Contest!

In The Fault in Our Stars, a major plot point is that Hazel’s favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, stops in mid-sentence. After years of wondering how it ends and wanting to know what happened to the characters, she takes extreme … Continue reading

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Margot Livesey booktalk recap and recommendations

Last night’s reading and booktalk with author Margot Livesey was a great success. Many thanks to Margot for coming, and to the many library-goers who attended! Those who missed last night’s event might enjoy listening to an interview with Margot Livesey on … Continue reading

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NEW book club at the library

The librarians of the Arlington libraries are pleased and proud to announce a new “staff picks” book club, starting this fall. The club is open to all, and will meet on Thursdays at 7pm in the Conference Room at Robbins. … Continue reading

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