Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ms.shelved, episode two

In this episode we talk about books we stopped reading and why, and also make a couple of recommendations for books we love. Advertisements

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“Americanah” Book Discussions

Tonight is the last book discussion for Americanah. Each meeting has been unique and moving, as the conversation weaves from the narrative of the book, character development, to the realities of our world. We wanted to bring a little of … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meeting

The next meeting of the NSYA Book Group will be on April 20 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. Here’s the description from Goodreads: “Rafe is a normal teenager from … Continue reading

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Share your vision for Arlington’s cultural district on March 30

On Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m., a public meeting will be held at Arlington Center for the Arts to discuss the cultural district designation for which Arlington is currently applying. What’s a cultural district? It’s a program developed by … Continue reading

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Before you check out at Robbins Library, charge up

Running low on battery at Robbins Library? No problem! Head over to our new charging station! We’ve installed a safe, secure, free and easy to use charging station that accepted 98% of the phones on the market. We know you’ve … Continue reading

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Beyond Chimamanda: contemporary Nigerian writers

Interested to read more from Nigerian writers? Here is a round up of recently published titles: And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile In the aftermath of a teen’s disappearance from bustling Port Harcourt in 1995 Nigeria, a once-ordered family … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group meets on 3/16

The NSYA book group will meet next Wednesday night, March 16, at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. Copies are still available at the front desk if you haven’t picked one up … Continue reading

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Ms.shelved, episode one

The Robbins Library now has a vlog about books and reading! In our first episode we talk about reading challenges. Here are links to the reading challenges we discuss in the video: A Novel Challenge : The place to find … Continue reading

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the Mindfulness Origami Project at Robbins = Create your own origami

  Have you ever wondered about the art of origami?  Is there a connection between mindfulness and origami? Come to the new exhibit on the Little Table and give origami a try.  The display also contains books and dvds and cds … Continue reading

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It’s time for Arlington Reads Together!

  March is here, and with it brings Arlington Reads Together! We have a great line up of events happening throughout the month. Arlington Reads Together has something for everyone, regardless of whether you’d read the book or not. Join us … Continue reading

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