Monthly Archives: July 2015

August Book Chat: Epistolary books

At our August book chat, we’ll be discussing epistolary books. Read “What’s an epistolary novel?” to learn more and get suggestions in advance of our book chat. Some examples of recent epistolary novels include: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher … Continue reading

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Goodbye to E.L. Doctorow and Ann Rule

Two major, but very different, authors passed away recently: E.L. Doctorow, author of Ragtime, and true crime author Ann Rule. Doctorow (1931-2015) wrote novels, short stories, essays, and commentary. According to the July 21 New York Times article, “Doctorow was … Continue reading

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TAKE A BITE OUT OF HISTORY – hidden in plain sight – Can you guess?

  As you walk around Arlington this summer, you may spot some of the following pieces of history  —   but do you know what they are or why they are a  part of our town’s history?   Or, alternatively, do you know … Continue reading

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ALT + Library / October 2015

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DC Comics and Vertigo now available to download

You may already be aware of our service through hoopla that allows you to download and stream music, movies and audiobooks. They keep adding more content and the latest is a collection of comics from DC and Vertigo. The comics collection includes … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group meets on 7/21

It seems like we were just together eating wacky Russian candy, but it’s already almost time to meet again. This time we’ll be discussing Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, the first volume in one of my favorite dystopia series. We’ll meet … Continue reading

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Searching the library catalog

How do you find a book, audiobook, CD, DVD, magazine, game, or anything else in the library? There are a few ways: you could wander around (also known as browsing), ask a librarian, or use the online catalog. You probably … Continue reading

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Book Chat: International Books

Mark your calendars! Our next book chat will be on Tuesday, July 28 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. Our theme this month is international books, which means any books that are set outside of the United States. … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group / Social is taking off July

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

The next NSYA Book group meeting will be on Tuesday July 21st at 7pm. We’ll be discussing Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Here’s the description from Goodreads: Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license … Continue reading

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