Monthly Archives: October 2012

Charging stations open at both libraries today

  Yes, both the Robbins and Fox Libraries are open today! In fact, we are two of the three locations in the Town of ArlingtonĀ where residents without power may charge cell phones and mobile devices starting at 10 AM (the … Continue reading

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Staff Picks Book Group Reminder

Thursday night we’ll be discussing Arcadia by Lauren Groff at Staff Picks book group. We’ll be meeting in the 4th floor Conference Room at 7pm. In the meantime, if you want more background on the author and the book, here … Continue reading

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Researching and Writing Historical Fiction

I’m delighted to share an event we’ve just added to our calendar: authors Adam Braver and Margot Livesey will be coming to Robbins at the end of November to discuss researching and writing historical fiction. In a conversational format, they … Continue reading

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Game night on Tuesday!

Hopefully tropical storm Sandy won’t be joining us on Tuesday to spoil all the fun. As always, board games will be in the Community Room starting at 6pm. We have Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Island, Scrabble, Chess, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Son of Neptune

Way back when I was a wee lad in high school, I took me a mythology course. Already having been introduced to the likes of Zeus and Thor thanks to my comic book habit, I was pleasantly surprised by how … Continue reading

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Contemporary dystopia for grownups

The apocalyptic/dystopia genre has just exploded in the past few years, which you may have noticed if you live on Earth or in its vicinity. But the majority of these books are written for young adults. What if you like … Continue reading

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YA Crossover Recap

Last night was our Young Adult Crossover Booktalk, which was part of this year’s Arlington Reads Together program. There were so many great recommendations for books, I wanted to be sure and list them here for those of you who … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Man Jeeves

I love words and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Slang is great and foreign slang is the best. Perhaps that’s why I love British books, the slang found therein is outstanding. I don’t remember why I put this book … Continue reading

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The Open Book

The Arlington Advocate has a new column, written by library staff. If you haven’t already seen this new feature, you can catch up using the links below. Feel free to leave comments about these articles, or let us know if … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together Guest Speaker

Please join us for special guest speaker Bridget Spence, sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library. Bridget is a cancer survivor and amazing speaker, who will be at the Robbins Library on Tuesday October 23 at 7pm. Bridget Spence … Continue reading

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