Monthly Archives: September 2015

Books change lives, books save lives

“Reading is not something extra. It’s something essential.” –Jennifer LaGarde, a school librarian in North Carolina This year, the trend among the Banned Books Week articles and blog posts seems to be to point out that few books are actually … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

The next NSYA book is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Here’s a description from the library catalog: “Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her … Continue reading

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She Rises with Queer Book Group

Do you like Sarah Waters, but weren’t thrilled with her latest book?  Do you like milkmaids and salty sailors?  Do you like beautiful book covers? Excellent.  Read this book from newcomer Kate Worsley and then join us for what will … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2015: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

“Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read….It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of … Continue reading

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ALT+ Library Series Aims to Misbehave (a little, anyway)

There’s a new series of programs coming to the Robbins Library, and we think those programs are a little bit different.  ALT+Library is a series aimed at folks who are 20 – 30 somethings who are looking to expand their … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group Meets on September 15

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Black Potatoes: the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Copies are still … Continue reading

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Reminder: Return Your Adult Summer Reading Log Today!

We hope you’ve been enjoying whatever books you’ve picked up for your summer reading this year! If you’ve been keeping a summer reading log, now is the time to bring it to the reference desk (if you haven’t already) to … Continue reading

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