Monthly Archives: March 2014

Who is Arlington’s favorite Beatle? The results are in…

Any guesses? Scroll to the end of this post to find out… In the 1960s a new band known as the Beatles burst on the pop music scene and changed it forever. Band members included George Harrison, John Lennon,  Paul … Continue reading

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The Voynich Manuscript

Recently, a friend gave me a copy of a young adult novel I had never heard of, The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman. In it, a high school student named Nora takes a job translating letters for … Continue reading

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) anniversary

It’s been almost a year since the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and it has been a very good year. The DPLA is a fantastic resource, a portal to millions of items from libraries, museums, and … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group/Social Hosts Game Night Tonight, 3/26

Be as excited as this guy*, for tonight is QBG/Social’s Game Night. 7PM in the 4th Floor Conference Room   *Nicholas Cage in the criminally underrated John Woo action-flick, Face/Off.  You know, back in the dark ages when John Travolta … Continue reading

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New e-books, downloadable audiobooks, and an updated Overdrive Help page

The library’s catalog of e-books and downloadable audiobooks just got another infusion. (Does anyone notice a pattern? It’s not a complicated pattern like Fibonacci numbers, it’s more of a “we keep adding more books” pattern). Some of the newest titles … Continue reading

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Internet Safety: Go Phish

The Internet is a lot of things. It is a great communication tool to stay in touch with friends, family, and colleagues; it is a powerful research tool, and a source of news and entertainment; it is a barrage of … Continue reading

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March game night

Do you like board games? If so, you should come to our monthly game night, held on the last Tuesday of every month. Join us on March 25, from 6-8:45pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. We have some games … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group Social Hosts Game Night

Please join QBG for our March event – Game Night.  A casual evening of cut-throat Scrabble, cards, or other random brain games.  Eat snacks, catch up, and develop your competitive streak. Wednesday, March 26th / 7 PM  / 4th Floor Conference Room … Continue reading

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What’s an epistolary novel?

An epistle, from the Latin epistula, is a letter: a composition in prose sent from one person to another, or from one person to a group of people. An epistolary novel, then, is a novel in letters. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

Thanks to everyone who came to the NSYA book group earlier this week! Our next meeting will be on April 14 and 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story … Continue reading

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