Monthly Archives: January 2015

Next NSYA Book Group

The next meeting of the Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be on Tuesday February 17 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad. Here’s the description from the library … Continue reading

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An Interview with America’s Test Kitchen test cook and senior editor Bryan Roof

Many of you are probably familiar with America’s Test Kitchen, either from one of their magazines (Cook’s Illustrated or Cook’s Country), books (too many to mention), or TV or radio shows. You may not know that ATK is locally based, … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group gets Carsick on February 25th.

Here comes the self-proclaimed “Pope of Trash.”  You know John Waters (even if you think you don’t). The pencil-thin mustache-wearing writer and director of oddball films like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, wrote a book about his experience hitchhiking from Baltimore to … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group meets on 1/20

The next meeting of the Not-So-Young Adult Book group is this coming Tuesday, January 20 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin. … Continue reading

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Challenge accepted! An interview with reading challenge participants

This month, library user Tanya visited the Reference Desk to ask for help finding books for a reading challenge she and a friend were doing this year. Their challenge includes all kinds of books: a book that came out the … Continue reading

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First Book Chat a success

Monday night’s Book Chat was an immensely enjoyable hour and a half. Five of us (one librarian, four library users) talked about our favorite books in many genres, giving and receiving suggestions. Our conversation is summarized below; click on a … Continue reading

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A Boston Olympics?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Boston being the US city for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The eight-year-old in me says “AWESOME! Gymnastics!” The grown-up me says “But the T can’t handle the number of people the city … Continue reading

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NASA is making nifty art.

  Well, go ahead and file this under random Friday stuff.  The folks at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are cranking out these vintage space travel posters.  Star Wars nerds, rejoice!  You, too, might one day travel to the real-life … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group / Social brings you some darned good web series, 1/28/15

Happy New Year!  QBG / Social is meeting to hang out and watch some quality web series.  We’ve got a couple on our watch list (plus a few last minute additions, probably).  Oh!  And we’re going to pick the next three … Continue reading

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Blink and you’ll miss it

We set up this display of New Year’s resolution-type books on December 30: The table was full of books like Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness, Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, One … Continue reading

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