Monthly Archives: January 2013

Not-So-Young Adult Book Group : Next Books

Thanks to everyone who turned out at Starbucks last night to discuss Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief! We have our next 3 books picked, so you can plan ahead. All meetings are at the Starbucks in Arlington Center beginning at … Continue reading

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Library of Congress and Twitter: Too Much Information

At right: the Robbins Library twitter feed. Click the photo to view the feed live. Twitter, for the uninitiated, is a social network/microblogging site. Created in 2006, it has over 500 million registered users who produce 340 million “tweets” (140 … Continue reading

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Unreliable narrators: a booklist

This is mildly spoilerish, so if you don’t even want to know which books have unreliable narrators, turn back now! But if – like me – you love this type of story so much you’re willing to have that much revealed … Continue reading

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“Oh Myyy!”

So last week I was in the car, parked in my driveway, enjoying the bright winter sunshine on the new fallen snow, etc. (okay, the baby miraculously fell asleep after a Target run and I was too chicken to try … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just a Geek

This book combines a few of my favorite things: raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. No. Wait, those are the song lyrics. Sorry. What I meant to say was: technology, a nonconformist, and Star Trek. There. My secret’s out. … Continue reading

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Upcoming book group meetings

There are two book group meetings coming up that you won’t want to miss! Copies of both books are available at the Robbins Circulation Desk. Book discussions are free and open to everyone. Not-So-Young Adult Book Group January 14, 7pm … Continue reading

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Challenge Yourself With Reading

This January as you are starting out fresh with new resolutions for a healthy diet and exercise, be sure to include goals for your mind as well. Of course the Arlington libraries have a ton of books (print, digital, and … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina

To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t thrilled when my book club chose Tolstoy’s famous (and famously long) Anna Karenina. However, part of what I like about being in a book club is that it often provides that little nudge necessary to … Continue reading

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Robbins Knitting Group

Join the Robbins Knitting Group Tuesday, January 15th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the Robbins Library 4th Floor Conference Room.  This is a group where knitters can come by the library and knit socially!  Anyone can join anytime, just bring your latest project!  … Continue reading

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