Monthly Archives: February 2013

All That Jazz: a 1920s Booktalk

March is Gatsby Month here at the Robbins Library, and as much as we all love the classic work by F. Scott Fitzgerald there are many other books that also capture the spirit of the 1920s. On March 5 at … Continue reading

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Gatsby Month: Putting on the Ritz in March

Hey there daddies, dames, dolls and swells of Arlington, how’s tricks? This post is coming at you from the roaring ’20s to herald Gatsby Month at the library, in with the lions on March 1.  The 1920s are having a … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group is Tomorrow! Wednesday!

Holy Toledo, folks!  Have you read this book??  Jeanette Winterson’s memoir, “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?” is one heck of a read.  A slim 250 pages (which is practically a rainbow unicorn when it comes to other … Continue reading

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New baby animals at local zoos

The blizzard wasn’t the only exciting thing to happen during the blizzard: a baby zebra was also born at the Franklin Park Zoo! Four days after the baby zebra (dubbed Nemo in honor of the storm) was born, a baby … Continue reading

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How About a Guys Book Group?

Are you a guy? Do you like to read? If you answered yes to these questions, why not join the Robbins Library’s Guys Book Group? Library director Ryan Livergood gathers guys at the Fox branch on the first Wednesday of … Continue reading

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Game Night at the Library!

This Tuesday, 2/26 is the library’s monthly game night. Teens and adults are welcome to come play board games in the Community Room starting at 6pm. We have Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride (Europe edition), Forbidden Island, Scrabble, Mah … Continue reading

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A Librarian Brain…

…is a terrible thing to waste.  So we don’t.  Instead, we’ve decided to challenge ourselves by offering a new, personalized book recommendation service.  It’s called the Reader’s Preference Survey.  And, well, it says what it does, and does what it says. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Author Maryanne O’Hara and Staff Picks book club tomorrow

Just a reminder: the Staff Picks book club meets tomorrow evening at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. This month we are reading Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara, and the author herself will be joining us! She’ll be sharing some historical … Continue reading

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Nonfiction that reads like fiction

Like a lot of people I know, I tend to read much more fiction than nonfiction, which is why the article “23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction” caught my eye. I found this article … Continue reading

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New eBooks in Digital Catalog

Veteran and first-time e-book readers alike, rejoice! We’ve just added several more titles to our digital catalog. These books are in both kindle and EPUB format, so they’ll work on any e-reading device you have. These digital copies are just … Continue reading

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