Monthly Archives: January 2014

The 20-year-old book discussion group

Complete Robbins Book Discussion List 1994-2015 [This piece originally appeared in the Arlington Advocate “Open Book” column on 1/30/14.]       Normally cake is verboten in the conference room, but this month we made an exception when the Robbins Library … Continue reading

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Queer Book Swap!

There’s nothing fabulous about being a book hoarder (mold, dust, fire hazards, and your “collection” might just collapse your home, but whatever.). Bring your queer books (or just awesome reads) that you want to pass on to some other nice … Continue reading

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Recommend e-books for the library’s digital collection

The Minuteman Library Network (MLN), of which Arlington is a proud member, has just added a new feature to our Digital Media Catalog: the ability to request the purchase of e-books (and digital audiobooks) that aren’t currently in the collection. … Continue reading

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Game Night is 1/28

  Board Game Night for adults and teens (13 and up) Tuesday 1/28 from 6-8:45pm Robbins Library Community Room Bring your games, bring your friends, bring your competitive spirit!

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Learn for Free

Do you feel overwhelmed by technology? Does the ubiquity of computers, smartphones, and tablets trouble you? Technology is a growing part of our lives, but it can be difficult to keep up with all of the rapid changes. If you’re new … Continue reading

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Lynette Benton’s site recognized among “Top 100 Best Websites for Writers”

Arlington resident and creative writing workshop leader Lynette Benton’s website was named among The Write Life‘s “Top 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014.”  Lynette has hosted a number of free workshops for teens at the library, and over the … Continue reading

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What’s that sound? A digital audiobook!

Audiobook lovers rejoice: We’ve just added several new digital audiobooks to our Overdrive catalog. The even better news is that publishers are starting to include both audio formats (WMA for Windows and MP3 for pretty much any device), so many … Continue reading

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And now for a short survey

This week we’re launching a community-wide survey to support the development of a new strategic plan for Arlington’s libraries.  This six-question survey was designed to be a more open-ended complement to the Vision 2020 survey that went out (via snail … Continue reading

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Library staff favorite books of 2013

You may have noticed the article in the Arlington Advocate, but just in case you missed it, here are a handful of some of our (the library staff’s) favorite books that we read in the past year. If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Library Reads: Librarians’ Top Ten

Launched in September 2013, Library Reads is a list that is put together by library staff all across the country. Anyone who works in a public library can read upcoming books in advance, and vote on their favorites; the ten … Continue reading

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