Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fair use and the public domain

I hope everyone is celebrating Fair Use Week! Linda wrote an excellent post, explaining in plain English what the “fair use doctrine” is and why it’s important (with fun examples like Andy Warhol and Weird Al). Copyright law protects copyright … Continue reading

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It’s Fair Use Week

Have you ever photocopied an article for a research paper, viewed Andy Warhol’s art, listened to the music of Weird Al Yankovic, or watched The Daily Show? None of those things would be possible without the fair use doctrine. You … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group gets Carsick, together, on 2/25/15.

It’s been a while, friends.  Let’s talk about John Waters’ book, Carsick, tomorrow at 7 PM.  We’ve also got some housekeeping to do, which includes picking the next three books, and planning the March event. See you there! Wed., Feb. … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

For next month the NSYA Book Group will be reading The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Here’s a description: “Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: Do I dare disturb the universe? Refusing to sell chocolates … Continue reading

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Library to co-sponsor Unequal Justice panel on 2/28

The timely and important topic of inequities in our criminal justice system as they relate to race and class will be the focus of a program in the Arlington Town Hall organized by the town’s Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group. … Continue reading

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Survival / Adventure tales to chill with this winter

Take a break from endless snow.  Escape with some wintry tales and maybe a fireplace.                                 Robbins Library can provide books to chill with***         … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meets 2/17

It is really time to get out of the house and do something fun, like talk about young adult books! The NSYA Book Group is meeting next Tuesday night at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room to talk about … Continue reading

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February Book Chat

Looking for something good to read? Come to our Book Chat and leave with a whole list of suggestions! Our February Book Chat will be on Wednesday the 11th at 3pm in the 4th floor conference room. This month’s theme is love. … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries in Arlington

Have you heard about Little Free Libraries? As it says on their website, “It’s a ‘take a book, return a book’ gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is … Continue reading

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Lynne Truss is coming to the Robbins Library

Mark your calendars and save the date! On Monday, March 16, at 7pm, British author Lynne Truss is joining us all the way from England to read from her new novel, Cat Out of Hell, answer audience questions, and sign … Continue reading

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