Monthly Archives: December 2012

To finish or not to finish? Unread books of 2012

Among the countless “best of 2012” lists out there, Laura Miller’s recent piece for Salon, “Five Books I Bailed On in 2012” caught my attention. Every serious reader I know, myself included, has given up on a book before. Some … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christmas Carol

For years I’ve wanted to start a new tradition: read A Christmas Carol during the Christmas Season. I’ve watched the Patrick Stewart version and even own A Muppet’s Christmas Carol (an underrated movie, that). This year, thanks to the Minuteman … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2012

Linda posted her favorite reads of the year a few days ago, and we’ve definitely enjoyed some of the same ones: I too would highly recommend the fresh and funny Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, the wise, wonderful and heartbreaking The Fault in Our Stars, the paranoia-inducing Gone … Continue reading

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My 2012 favorites

It’s that time of year again – the time when everyone posts their favorite books!  Here’s a dozen of my favorites published in 2012, with links to my reviews. Enjoy! Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple The Dog Stars … Continue reading

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All About e-Readers

If the title of this post caught your eye, it’s likely that  a) you own an e-reader; b) you are curious about e-readers; or c) you are about to receive an e-reader as a gift (remember to act surprised!). Whichever … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1776

By the time I was halfway through 1776, I was wondering how on Earth our National Anthem isn’t God Save the Queen. The Battle of Bunker Hill was technically a loss and the taking of Boston went off with hardly … Continue reading

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Books that can help us talk about Newtown, CT.

If you need help talking with your children or students about the school shooting in Newtown, CT, please check out the blog from the good folks at The Classroom Bookshelf.  They have started putting together a list of resources that … Continue reading

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Knitting Monday

Join the Robbins Knitting Group Monday, December 17th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Robbins Library Community Room.  This is a group where knitters can come by the library and knit socially!  Anyone can join anytime, just bring … Continue reading

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Special early holiday game night

Because Christmas is inconveniently occurring on the last Tuesday of the month, game night will be a week early in December. Please join us on December 18 (if you are 13 or older!) for board games in the Community Room, beginning at 6pm. We … Continue reading

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2 for 1 DVD Wednesday Here to Stay

2 for 1 DVD Wednesdays will be a permanent service thanks to the Friends of the Robbins Library.  How it works:  Pay $1 for a feature film or TV Series DVD and the second DVD is free.  DVDs in the … Continue reading

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