Monthly Archives: September 2013

Who said that?: Wrongly Attributed Quotes

Perhaps you have heard this quote before: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I … Continue reading

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9/30: Jungle Red Mystery Authors at Town Hall

On Monday, September 30 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, mystery authors Hallie Ephron, Rhys Bowen, Julia Spencer Fleming, and Hank Phillippi Ryan will hold court in Town Hall Auditorium. The event is free, brought to you by the Robbins Library. … Continue reading

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Freedom to Choose

Banned Books Week.  Have you heard of it?  It’s okay to say that you haven’t.  Really.  Before I went to library school, I had no idea why, each year, at the end of September, everybody suddenly cared about Huckleberry Finn … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

The Not-So-Young Adult book group will be meeting later than usual in October, so you’ll have plenty of time to read the book. Our meeting will be on October 28 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’re reading … Continue reading

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Booker Prize now open to all English-language novels

“The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world’s most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.” -from … Continue reading

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Game night canceled for 9/24

We unfortunately need to cancel our game night for this month. We’ll be playing games again on October 29th. However, please join us next week, October 1 at 7pm for the documentary Going Cardboard. It’s all about the recent popularly … Continue reading

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NPR discusses Banned Books

Last Friday on NPR’s Tell Me More, host Michel Martin and guest Loriene Roy (former American Library Association president and currently a professor at the University of Texas at Austin) discussed whether banning books could actually encourage more readers. You can … Continue reading

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Readers’ Advisory Display

The Banned Books Week display just went up in the Robbins Library across from the circulation desk (check it out!), but it looks like many of you got to enjoy our Readers’ Advisory display earlier in the month. One of … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Danger, Contains Ideas

It’s that time again – the last week of September is when we celebrate Banned Books Week. Unfortunately, there have been two major cases of attempted censorship in the news recently. First, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye came under fire in … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Workshops

In support of our new technology rollout (you’ll have already started seeing some of this by now), we’re offering two Windows 8 workshops.  Don’t have a machine with Windows 8 on it?  You should attend the workshop! This operating system … Continue reading

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