Monthly Archives: November 2013

William Shatner doesn’t want you to forget your dingle-dangle…

…which has everything to do with deep-frying your Thanksgiving turkey safely. Watch the video and be informed!  Have a safe and delicious holiday, people.  : )

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Robbins Library Closed Dec. 4, Extends Fox Hours

On Wednesday, December 4 the Robbins Library will be closed in order to install a new high-efficiency boiler. The installation will require the removal of the old boiler and there will be no heat during the work. For the convenience … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013: Final week of writing, and a sigh of relief

National Novel Writing Month is going strong at the library this year. We’re encouraging all of Arlington’s writers and offering an early congratulations on all their work so far. To celebrate, we’ve added an additional “Write In” to the calendar … Continue reading

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Game night is 11/26

There’s no better way to get relaxed before Thanksgiving than by playing board games at the library! Join us on the 26th – gaming will be from 6-8:45 in the community room for people ages 13 and up.

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QBG/Social and queer web series, tonight!

We’re very excited to be taking a gander at some queer TV on the interwebs.  There’ll be a little something for everyone.  Also, snacks. : ) Tonight (11/20), in the 4th Floor Conference Room at 7PM.  Call Rebecca with any … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult book group

The next meeting of the Not-S0-Young Adult book group* will be on December 9 at 7pm in the Robbins Library conference room. We’ll be discussing Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Here’s a description of the book: Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is … Continue reading

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Attention all foreign language learners: Free library resources

Are you hankering to learn a new language and don’t know where to begin? Did you learn a foreign language at one time and want to brush up on your skills? Learning a new language can be as easy as … Continue reading

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JSTOR’s Register & Read program for independent researchers

Are you an avid researcher who has already explored the library’s online databases and print collection? If so, you might be interested in JSTOR’s Register & Read program. JSTOR (short for journal storage) is “a digital library of academic journals, … Continue reading

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A new take on some old classics

Kirkus Reviews  recently ran an article on “Books That Tweak Great Classics.” They included Longbourn, a novel about the servants at the Bennet family house in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; Havisham, a prequel to Dickens’ Great Expectations featuring Catherine Havisham; and Ransom, about the Trojan … Continue reading

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Local Feature: Interview with Lynette Benton

Lynette Benton is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous paper and online publications, including the Arlington Advocate and Lexington Minuteman. She holds a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Communications Management. She and her husband live in … Continue reading

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