Monthly Archives: July 2013

QBG / Social: Game Night Tonight

QBG / Social is meeting up for a game night tonight (Wednesday) at 7PM.  Here’s a chance to get to know your fellow Queer Book Groupers in a more informal way…through inventive trash-talking and cut-throat competition!  Just kidding! (Am I, … Continue reading

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All About Book Abandonment

So, too good not to share.  Here’s a little Goodreads infographic about the psychology of abandoning books.  I don’t know about you, but I felt much better after reading it.

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Game Night is July 30th

Mark your calendars and pull out your favorite board games! Tuesday night is our monthly game night for people aged 13 and up. Gaming happens from 6-8:45pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. Bring your friends, your games, and your … Continue reading

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Can you trust it?: Evaluating information sources

We tend to turn to Google for answers: what will the weather be like tomorrow, is the traffic bad on Mass Ave, who won the Kentucky Derby last year, which type of squirrels are native to England, etc. Within the … Continue reading

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Staff Picks Book Group – 7/25

Just a reminder that the Staff Picks Book Group will be meeting on Thursday at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room to discuss The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. If you’re enjoying it as much as I am, you’ll … Continue reading

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The Mysterious J.K. Rowling

As you’ve no doubt heard, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written a new book. No, I’m not talking about last year’s The Casual Vacancy; it was recently revealed that mystery novel The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith was actually written by Rowling herself, using … Continue reading

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Nothing says summer like an amusement park

Looking for something great to read this summer? Although these don’t all take place this time of year, I think the setting is incredibly versatile – amusement parks can be scary, strange, or just good plain fun. Joyland by Stephen … Continue reading

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Did you know…?: Under-the-radar library resources

The library, as most (all?) people know, is a place you can come to borrow books. But the Arlington libraries provide more than just books – “check out” these offerings: *New* Print From Anywhere service: Print from any internet-connected device … Continue reading

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If You’ve Never Read a Book Before…

A few of us librarians recently read this Flavorwire piece, “The First 10 Works of Fiction You Should Read If You’ve Never Read a Book Before,” and as we read down the list, our collective reaction could be summed up … Continue reading

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Readercon starts tomorrow

Science fiction and fantasy fans take note: this weekend in Burlington MA will be a conference dedicated to the books you like to read! Readercon differs from other scifi conventions in that there’s no costumes, gaming, or other media, just … Continue reading

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