Monthly Archives: August 2012

Meet your new favorite book

Recommendations from readers continue to flow in! Here are the most recent “by readers, for readers” recommended books. (Links will take you to the catalog to find out more about the book and put it on hold if you’re interested.) … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Movies

I just watched a charming new French movie – no, not The Artist, although I loved that movie as well. My Afternoons with Margueritte, starring Gerard Depardieu, is about a touching friendship between an uneducated middle-aged man and a sophisticated, … Continue reading

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How do you say…

We live in a text-heavy culture with a fairly high literacy rate. However, every now and then I run into this problem: I’m speaking with someone, and there’s a word I want to use, but I don’t know how to … Continue reading

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Get Carried Away with Summer Reading…literally!

There is less than a month to go in the Adult Summer Reading program – so keep reading, and keep entering those raffle tickets. (The mid-summer prize winners who haven’t yet picked up their prizes can do so at the … Continue reading

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Computer Help with Teen Volunteers

Need some pointers when it comes to using computers, searching the internet, or using the copier in the library? Schedule an appointment or stop by the library for help from our Teen Volunteers. A volunteer will be available Thursdays: 1PM … Continue reading

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Drawn to a life of crime

There’s a certain segment of the reading population who eat up crime novels like the buffet is about to close. They get on hold for a library copy of the next Tess Gerritsen or Sue Grafton the moment the title … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group – Jellicoe Road on Monday!

The Not-So-Young Adult book group will be meeting on Monday August 13, 7pm at the Starbucks in Arlington Center. As always, new members are welcome! We’ll be talking about Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, which takes place at a boarding … Continue reading

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Summer reading booktalk with author Margot Livesey

Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy (as well as many other novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture and The House on Fortune Street), will be coming to the Robbins Library on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:30pm. She will read from Gemma – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Lecture

How would you deal with the news that you have 3-6 months to live? That’s the news that Mr. Pausch got. With equal part tears and determination, he dealt with it in a very unique manner: he gave a lecture … Continue reading

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