Monthly Archives: May 2016

Brand New Books: May Edition

See April’s new books if you missed ’em last month. In addition to our monthly featured selections on this blog, you can discover great new books through LibraryReads, the Indie Next List, bestseller lists from your print publication of choice, … Continue reading

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AIFF returns to Robbins Library with Monthly Film Series

The Arlington International Film Festival is returning to Robbins Library for a monthly film series. The 2016 season will feature 8 documentaries and 1 narrative film. The series kicks off on Thursday June 16 with Picking up the Pieces, winner … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

The next meeting of the NSYA book group will be on June 15th at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be reading a classic, My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier. Here’s the description from Goodreads: … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart Drill Team takes Silver!

On Tuesday May 17, the Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart Drill team was awarded Second Place in the Massachusetts Library Association Book Cart Drill Team Competition! The videos were judged on technical ability: organization, precision, unique moves, and timeliness. The overall artistic impression … Continue reading

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InterLibrary Loan: ComCat helps you find books statewide

You saw an amazing book at your friend’s house called Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books , but you can’t find it in your library’s online catalog. When you visit the library for help, you’re sent to “Reference” where a librarian busily … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group on 5/18

The NSYA book group will meet next week, May 18 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz, a historical novel about a 14-year-old girl who flees her family’s farm … Continue reading

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You CAN take it with you: audiobooks for family road trips

Road trips: whether you think they’re a grand adventure, boring and uncomfortable, or simply the most efficient way to get from point A to point B, one thing is almost certain: you’re going to hit some traffic. (Especially if you … Continue reading

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Not your average novel: Doug Dorst’s S. and all its loose parts

I attended the lectures held last week at MIT as part of their celebration of National Preservation Week and heard Jana Dambrogio and Ann Marie Willer speak about the very curious case of S., a 2013 novel conceived of by JJ Abrams … Continue reading

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Alt+ is back, now with more bikes

If you’ve ever been in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area late on a Saturday evening in nice weather, you may have seen a group of people riding around on unusual-looking modified bikes. You probably wondered who they are, where they’re going, and most … Continue reading

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