Monthly Archives: June 2016

Brand New Books: June Edition

Early summer is a grand time for new books! Here’s a taste of June’s new fiction. (Did you miss May’s list? Check it out here.) Remember to check the June 2016 LibraryReads list for more ideas, and visit the Book … Continue reading

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Looking for a few good coders

The Robbins Library is planning to launch a Girls Who Code club this fall, and we’re looking for volunteer instructors! Girls Who Code is a national non-profit that seeks to encourage girls to enter technology professions. You can read more … Continue reading

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Help pick the next Arlington Reads Together Title

This year, the Arlington Reads Together Committee is seeking book nominations from Arlingtonians. Have you read a book that explores the issues Arlington is facing? Have an idea for a great community read book?  We want to hear from you! The … Continue reading

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QBG reads Blue is the Warmest Color

Tomorrow night! ( June 29th @ 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room.) We’ll be discussing the coming of age graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh.  This book served as the inspiration for the crazy controversial … Continue reading

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Wicked simple website

“Save the time of the reader” is one of the five laws of library science, and the new robbinslibrary.org does just that, and then some. The new robbinslibrary.org is intuitive, minimal, and mobile friendly. We strive for excellence in meeting the needs of our users quickly … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meeting

The NSYA book group will next meet on Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Here’s the publisher’s description: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading: Exercise Your Brain – Read!

Get ready… Summer reading starts on Saturday, June 18! Sign up online or in person at the summer reading display table at the Robbins Library. Then fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read (or each audiobook you … Continue reading

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RIP Lois Duncan

Prolific author Lois Duncan died yesterday at the age of 82. She wrote many books for children, but those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s may remember her most for her suspenseful novels featuring teenagers. Some … Continue reading

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The HEDA Project (“Happy Endings: Deserved by All”)

The Boston Area Homeschoolers Queer-Straight Alliance have created a great initiative they’re calling The HEDA Project. From their website: “The HEDA Project was founded by the Boston-Area Homeschoolers’ Queer-Straight Alliance (BAHS QSA) in 2016 during the epidemic of LGBT deaths … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meets on 6/15

The NSYA book group will be meeting on Wednesday June 15 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing the classic My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier, a story about one family’s experience during … Continue reading

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