Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Friday Find in the Stacks

A library volunteer came up to the reference desk today and said to me, “I found this in the stacks.”* That statement is not always followed by good news, but this volunteer’s find made my day: she handed me an … Continue reading

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Free Outdoor Concert

Teens from the Community will be playing a free concert Wednesday, June 5th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the Whittemore Robbins Lawn. Join teen musicians and bands  for an evening of outdoor music and community. Bring a picnic … Continue reading

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D-Lab: Design, Dialogue, Duct Tape with Amy Smith of MIT

On Wednesday, May 29 the Friends of the Robbins Library and Science for the Public will present D-Lab: Design, Dialogue, Duct Tape, a program featuring Amy Smith, Founder and Director of D-Lab. This past April the Women of the Harvard … Continue reading

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QBG/Social queer internet tv show sampler

Tiny-episode internet tv is where the queer viewing’s at these days, and the QBG is gonna be there for every funny, cringe-worthy, and holy-Xena-oh-no-they-didn’t moment.   Very funny!  Very irreverent!  Wednesday, 05/29/13.  Robbins Library 4th Floor Conference Room.   7PM.

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May is Short Story Month

May is short story month, and now that the weather is finally nice enough to take a book outside, why not pick up a short story collection? Here in the library, you’ll find short story anthologies (collections of stories by … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group – Next Meeting

The next meeting of the NSYA book group will be June 10th at 7pm at the Starbucks in Arlington Center. We’ll be reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth. Here’s a description of the book: “When Cameron … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group explores internet tv shows

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2012 Library Annual Report Highlights Infographic

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Town of Arlington Annual Report 2012 can be found on the Town’s website here. You can also find a physical copy at the Robbins Library. If you are just interested in looking at … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group reads The Miseducation of Cameron Post

I cannot think of a better time to read this book. Here’s how the author describe’s Cameron Post’s aboutness: “Dead parents. Random acts of shoplifting. Girls kissing girls in barns, in twisty slides on playgrounds, in abandoned hospitals. A Victorian … Continue reading

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Choose Privacy Week

The American Library Association has designated this week (May 1-7) Choose Privacy Week. Now is the perfect time to learn why privacy is important and how to protect yourself. You may not realize it, but librarians have a professional responsibility … Continue reading

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