Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sad Puppies VS the Hugo-nots

So if you like Science Fiction and Fantasy (but don’t know what the Sad Puppies are and aren’t interested in finding out), you might be interested to learn what a Puppy-free alternate ballot might have looked like. The Official Hugo Winners … Continue reading

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Epistolary Book Chat List

Our August Book Chat theme was epistolary books (novels in letters, or books about or containing letters). Here’s a list of some of the titles we discussed, listed alphabetically by the author’s last name: Fiction Tara Altebrando & Sara Zarr, … Continue reading

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Enter a cyber art gallery – by Robbins Staff – second in the series

As promised, here is the second installment of the staff artwork project.  Questions are welcome – just post in the comments section at end. Part Two Fused glass bowls and plates  by Sue Priver  Fused glass is a warm glass … Continue reading

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Enter a cyber gallery of art — by Robbins staff

The following is a  collection of the many and varied examples of original artwork crafted by our staff.  Due to the numerous contributions- coupled with gallery space limitations –  one blog post could not comfortably contain all entries. Therefore, the … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group Meeting

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will meet next on September 15 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Here’s the description from Goodreads: … Continue reading

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PSA: Keep your pets safe in the heat

If you’re reading this, it means you haven’t melted in this week’s heat yet – congratulations! We hope you’ve been enjoying cool places like the library, or various bodies of water around Massachusetts. If you’re a pet owner, we hope … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meets on 8/18

The NSYA book group will meet next Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room. We’ll be discussing We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Copies are available at the circulation desk. This is our second book choice … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading: Prizes Revealed

From the number of reading logs that have been picked up so far, it’s clear that many people are participating in the adult summer reading program already. If you haven’t picked up a reading log yet, it’s not too late … Continue reading

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Queer Book Group Chats about Map of Ireland on August 19th at 7PM

Copies are available at the circulation desk!  Get ’em while you can!

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Wet and wild = the H20 display at Robbins “Little Table”

        You’ll find fiction and nonfiction, , movies, music,  musical scores,  plays, vinyls, and CD books.  These materials are all about boats,  rivers, oceans, the lost towns of the Quabbin, Spy Pond stories, pirates,  hiking the Quabbin, shipwrecks, … Continue reading

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