Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fall back, spring forward… “a chaos of clocks”

At 2am on Sunday, November 2, all our clocks will roll back an hour. In our highly digital world, most clocks will receive the signal from the mothership to change on their own, but microwave and oven clocks will need … Continue reading

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SpOOOOOky bOOOOOks and mOOOOOvies

The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder (sort of), and it’s time for Halloween! Celebrate with one of these scary stories: Books: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson The Shining by Stephen King (also a movie) The Hot … Continue reading

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It’s time for the Arlington Book Festival!

This Saturday, November 1st, the Robbins Library is hosting the first ever Arlington Book Festival. This free all-day event kicks off at 10am with panels on children’s books and memoirs, and throughout the day attendees can pick and choose from among … Continue reading

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When we’re at home: what do librarians’ shelves look like?

Are librarians’ houses full of books, or do they get all their books from the library? Do librarians use the Dewey Decimal system to organize their shelves at home, or some other system? The answers may surprise you… “My system … Continue reading

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Attention, WriMos: Save that sentence!

It’s just days till NaNoWriMo kicks off; our first Write In is Monday, November 3, from 6-9pm in the Community Room. I hope lots of you will Come Write In to share the excitement of starting your writing projects. Now, … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group brings you Orange is the New Black, tomorrow, 10/29/14.

Hey, all.  QBG is going to chat about Orange is the New Black (the book, the show, whatever you’re familiar with) tomorrow at 7 PM.  We’ll be joined by a speaker from the Mass Incarceration Working Group, who’ll help us … Continue reading

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Game Night is October 28!

Tomorrow night is game night! We’ll actually be gaming in the 4th floor Conference Room instead of the Community Room. It’s a smaller room, but that just means it will be nice and cozy. As always, game night begins at … Continue reading

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Staff Picks Book Group reads A Strange Stirring

Join us for the last meeting of the Staff Picks Book Group before we go on hiatus for a couple months. On Wednesday, November 12, we’ll be discussing Stephanie Coontz’s book, A Strange Stirring: the Feminine Mystique and American Women … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group gets chatty about Orange is the New Black, 10/29

Hi, Friends.  It’s here. Orange is the New Black has finally made it to the Robbins.  We’ve also got a special guest for our discussion.  One of the fine folks from the Mass Incarceration Working Group (over at the First … Continue reading

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Do you borrow e-books from the library? The new version of Adobe Digital Editions is not secure

Updated 10/16/14 “Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their E-book Libraries.” This was the title of an article by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader on October 6, and though there have been updates since then, the privacy … Continue reading

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