Monthly Archives: September 2014

Dear queer gamers! Rainbow Rumble is on Monday!

Get those thumbs ready.  Monday night is the Rainbow Rumble (in which we have a tournament style video game night with pizza and new friends). Very exciting.  Winner gets a  super tiny Teacup Pomeranian just like Paris Hilton our everlasting admiration … Continue reading

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Game Night is September 30!

What better time for board games than a crisp fall evening? Everyone aged 13 and up is welcome to our monthly board game night held in the Robbins Library Community Room. We’re set up by 6pm, but come anytime! Gaming … Continue reading

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Tonight! QBG / Social has 2 queer web series just for you.

Tonight!  Watch some funny internet TV with us!  We’ll be screening the very queer     Hudson Valley Ballers and f to 7th on Wed., Sept. 24 at 7PM.

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Banned Books Week display now featuring teen art

Arlington High School students have created some beautiful banned book art to add to the display here at the library. This photo doesn’t do them justice – you have to come see for yourself! So far there is one piece … Continue reading

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Get cracking on that memoir

Whether you’re considering writing about your life, your family’s history, houses you’ve lived in, or pets you’ve loved, here’s your chance to start putting your words on paper, receive feedback and guidance on your work, and have your writing questions … Continue reading

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Arlington Book Festival – November 1, 2014

If you live in Arlington, there’s a good chance your next-door neighbor is an author. This is our hypothesis based on the overwhelming number of applications received for the first-ever Arlington Book Festival, to be held at the Robbins Library … Continue reading

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The Staff Picks Book Group: A Very Short Poll

The Staff Picks Book Group has met once a month since September 2012. Library staff choose the books – usually fiction, but sometimes nonfiction – and all are welcome to come discuss. Now that it’s the group’s two-year anniversary, we … Continue reading

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Banned Book Trading Cards

Book covers are both art and an act of communication: they tell you something about the book, and the best covers tell you quite a lot about the book. (In other words, if the cover design is good, you can … Continue reading

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The right to stay on the shelf

For the last year, I’ve been collecting articles about book banning attempts around the country and the world. It’s less common to hear about book banning in Massachusetts (though that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen here), but it’s definitely happening … Continue reading

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Adult summer reading prizes 2014

Even more people participated in our summer reading program this year than last year – we had 170 people register, and too many raffle tickets to count! With each raffle ticket representing one book read, that’s great news. And now … Continue reading

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