Monthly Archives: October 2013

A burger with a side of philanthropy

Arlington’s Libraries have been selected for Not Your Average Joe’s “Not Your Average Cause” program in November. Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant sponsors a different cause each month, designating Tuesdays during that month for Not Your Average Cause fundraising.  The library … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group discusses Kate Bornstein’s “A Queer and Pleasant Danger”

All are welcome to attend this Big Deal discussion of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger.  We’re chatting about Scientology, gender, the “T” in LGBT, the S&M community, and the incredibly bravery of a person who … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

The next meeting of the Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Here’s … Continue reading

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Game Night is 10/29

Don’t forget – tomorrow night is game night! Gaming begins at 6pm (or whenever you can get here) in the community room and goes until 8:45. Bring your favorite games or play ours. Game night is for adults and teens … Continue reading

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Mirrors and Windows

“You want books to be either mirrors or windows. Mirrors should show you yourself in some way, and windows should show you other people so that you can see what it’s like to not be you, and that’s where the … Continue reading

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Help us better serve our unique community

When I am traveling, whether around New England, across the country, or even internationally, one of my favorite things to do is visit the public library in the community I am visiting. I do this for a lot of reasons, … Continue reading

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World Series FAQ for Non-Sports Fans

Even if you aren’t a big sports fan, by now you know our Boston Red Sox are playing in the World Series versus the St. Louis Cardinals, or, if you prefer, the beards versus the birds: They are even talking … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group on Oct 28

It seems like we haven’t met for a while, and indeed the Not-So-Young Adult book group is meeting a couple of weeks late this month. On Oct 28 we’ll be in the Robbins Library Conference Room at 7pm to discuss … Continue reading

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QBG is soon to be reading and discussing A Queer and Pleasant Danger

In just a few weeks, the Robbins Library Queer Book Group is reading and discussing queer icon Kate Bornstein’s memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger.  I’d like to give you a summary of this book, but since I’m still reading it, … Continue reading

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Next Staff Picks Book Group

In November the Staff Picks book group will be reading the very popular Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Lead. Author Sheryl Sandberg is in the perfect position to talk about women and leadership – the Chief Operating … Continue reading

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