Monthly Archives: September 2016

Brand New Books: September Edition

New books in fall are almost as numerous as autumn leaves! Here are just a few you might be interested in this month… Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr Criminal psychologist Trajan Jones and his partner Mike Li, a DNA … Continue reading

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Get Out & Vote!

Election day is rapidly approaching!  Are you registered to vote?  If not, check out this great video that breaks down how to get registered in Massachusetts (there are videos for all 50 states, so you can share the YouTube channel … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group Meets Wed. Oct 5

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will meet next Wednesday October 5 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson. Copies of our next book, Symphony for the City of the Dead … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week infographic

Sometimes why books are banned or challenged is just as interesting as which books are banned or challenged. Check out this infographic of the “24 Most Controversial Books of All Time,” compiled from data from the ALA Office of Intellectual … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2016: International issues

Read Banned Books Week posts from previous years As we celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, we should recognize that censorship is an ongoing international issue. Whether it’s outright censorship, “soft” censorship, or the “chilling effects” as … Continue reading

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QBG/Social does TED Talks

Queer TED Talks are coming your way!  Join us this Wednesay 9/28 at 7PM in the Robbins Library 4th floor Conference Room for thought provoking talks, good conversation, & great company!   New members always welcome!

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Girls Who Code – Open House 9/28

Robbins Library is launching a Girls Who Code club this fall and will be hosting a Girls Who Code Open House and lottery on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Robbins Library Community Room. The program will run … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group

We had a great discussion about Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes last week. Thank you to everyone who came! Our next meeting is actually pretty soon, on October 5 at 7pm. This time of year our meeting schedule gets a little … Continue reading

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Last day for Arlington Book Festival applications!

Writers, it’s deadline time! Applications are due today, Sept 19 for the the 2016 Arlington Book Festival. Arlington Book Festival will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016 at Robbins Library. Local authors can apply online or in the library. The number … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2016: Spotlight on Diversity

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read This year, the focus of Banned Books Week is on diversity. From BannedBooksWeek.org: “It is estimated that over half of all banned books are by authors of color, … Continue reading

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