Monthly Archives: August 2013

A whole slew of exciting books are coming

Despite the recent appearance of Halloween decorations and pumpkin beer, it’s still only August and most of us don’t want to think about fall yet. But there’s something you should totally be planning ahead for – the huge crop of … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group gets chatty about Fingersmith

We’re finally here! 582 pages read! 180 minutes of the film successfully viewed! You should feel like this: Now we can have a rousing discussion about the horrors of being locked up in a Victorian madhouse vs. growing up in … Continue reading

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Game Night is on 8/27

Our monthly game night is coming up next Tuesday starting at 6pm. Bring your favorite board games or play one of ours. All aged 13 and up are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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Bookish games for fans of literary trivia

Can you identify books by their covers? Can you match a famous novel with its opening line? Are you a wizard at Harry Potter trivia? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, check out Sporcle. Sporcle quizzes … Continue reading

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Hit the road with YA road trip books

If you want to recapture the feelings of youth, there is nothing quite like a novel about teenagers on an unsupervised road trip. Here are a few that stand out. (Links go straight to the library catalog.) An Abundance of … Continue reading

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This September, we’re cutting the cord.

Visit the Robbins Library anytime between now and mid-September, and you’ll notice staff are sporting green pins that say “We’re cutting the cord. September 2013.”   Don’t be alarmed–it’s all part of the plan to stimulate conversation around one of … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book

The next meeting of the Not-So-Young Adult book group will be on September 9 at 7pm in the Robbins Library conference room. We’ll be reading Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal. Copies of the … Continue reading

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Staff Picks Book Group: The Blind Assassin

“Stories spin within stories in this spellbinding novel of avarice, love, and revenge….Readers should never underestimate an Atwood heroine’s capacity for self-discipline and subterfuge….Atwood, whose wit, metaphorical descriptions, and elegant characterizations are breathtaking in their beauty and resonance, weaves an … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Prizes

Adults have been reading up a storm this summer, and we’re glad to say that there are some pretty fabulous prizes for this year’s summer reading program at the library. If you’ve registered and filled out even one raffle ticket, … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group on 8/12

The NSYA book group will be meeting on Monday 8/12 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Every Day by David Levithan. There are still a couple of copies at the circulation desk if you still … Continue reading

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