Monthly Archives: March 2013

Arlington resident presents: Flannery O’Connor

What’s the connection between Flannery O’Connor and peacocks? Find out next week, when Arlington resident Frances Florencourt, a first cousin of famous Southern author Flannery O’Connor, comes to the library to speak about the author’s life and letters. Join us for … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group Does Edmund White

Wow.  Just, wow.  We’ve officially run out of books for our Queer Book Group selection, Jack Holmes and His Friend (and I ordered a whole lot).  We should have a few more coming in by the end of next week, … Continue reading

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Game night – Gatsby edition

As part of our Gatsby Month, we thought it would be nice to add something extra to our monthly game night. If Jay Gatsby were to hold a game night at his mansion, surely he would include one of the … Continue reading

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Make me laugh

Everyone knows that the library is a good place to visit if you’re in need of some Serious Literature. Sure, we have the books that have won the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, the … Continue reading

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“Legendary movies” from books

Did you miss our books-made-into-movies display here at the library? Fear not: the good people at Kirkus have compiled a list of ten books that became “legendary” movies. Their list includes The Godfather and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, among others. (Scroll all … Continue reading

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Next Staff Picks Book Group

The Staff Picks Book Group will meet next on April 25 at 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room at Robbins. We’ll be discussing Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Here’s the description from Goodreads: “Half of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flowers for Algernon

I had honestly not even heard of this book until recently. I used to be embarrassed when my ignorance of a book was revealed. After all, I consider myself well-read and if there’s a famous book out there I should have … Continue reading

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Art lovers, rejoice: free high-res images from LACMA

Judging by how often people borrow art prints* from the library, Arlington has a lot of art lovers. So you’ll be glad to learn that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just made 20,000 images of its … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book

The next choice for the Not-So-Young Adult Book Group is Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Here’s a description from Goodreads: Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the … Continue reading

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Robbins Library’s Queer Book Group reads Edmund White

Hey there, Queer Book Groupies.  Our last meeting was soooo much fun that we decided to do it all over again.  We’ll be reading Edmund White’s (one of the kings of gay literature) newest novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend. … Continue reading

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