Monthly Archives: July 2016

Brand New Books: July Edition

Book publishing ebbs and flows with the seasons: late spring and early summer see a big influx of new books, as does fall, and there’s a surge before the winter holidays as well. Some times of year are a little … Continue reading

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Calling all coders!

The Robbins Library is launching a Girls Who Code club this fall, and we’re still looking for volunteer instructors! Girls Who Code is a national non-profit that seeks to encourage girls to enter technology professions. Our local club will meet weekly … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together: Short List

Last week, the Arlington Reads Together committee met and selected 5 books for their short list. These books will be read over the summer and early fall, and one will be selected as the 2017 community read. The Last Report … Continue reading

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QBG/Social Brings Back Game Night!

Get your game on with QBG this Wednesday (7/27) @ 7pm in the Robbins Library 4th Floor Conference Room! You: Bring your A-game and good sportsmanship. Us: We’ll bring the games & snacks. Be there for a rollicking good time!

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Arlington High School Yearbooks are now digitized

This project was a collaboration between Arlington High School and Robbins Library. Arlington High yearbooks can now be viewed online at the Internet Archive (IA) To view them just go to: the Internet Archive                     … Continue reading

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Tell me again: Retellings in fiction

There are no new stories… And yet it seems as though there are endless ways of telling and retelling stories. Retellings of ancient myths, fairy tales, and folklore are endlessly fascinating (see our Book Chat recap on the topic of … Continue reading

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Pokemon GO Lure Party & Gym Badges!

Calling all Pokemon trainers! We’ll be setting off a few lure modules at the Robbins Library Lawn on Wednesday July 20th at 6PM!  Come catch some Pokemon, meet other players, & enjoy the summer weather! You will need to have … Continue reading

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Oldest house in Arlington?

The Fowle-Reed-Wyman-Belcher House may or may not be the very oldest historic house still standing in Arlington –  but it most definitely lays claim to the  longest name. This photo of the house can also be viewed online at the Digital Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Ms.shelved Episode 4 is here!

In episode 4 of our vlog we talk about our progress (or lack thereof) with our reading challenges for this year. We also recommend some great books!

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meets on 7/20

The NSYA book group will meet next Wednesday night in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Copies are still available to check out at the front desk if you haven’t yet … Continue reading

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