Monthly Archives: November 2016

Brand New Books: November Edition

Happy Thanksgiving! Here at the library, we are always thankful for new books. Here are some of this month’s new titles: Moonglow by Michael Chabon Chabon is an accomplished novelist of big literary fiction (e.g. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier … Continue reading

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AIFF presents A GOOD EGG and TASHI & THE MONK on 12/15

It’s the final screening of the AIFF and Robbins Library film series, and it’s a double feature! Join us on Thursday December 15th at 7 p.m. in the Robbins Library Community Room for these two films.  A GOOD EGG (13 MIN) … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Q&A with author Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown is the author of Modern Girls. She has lived in New York, Florida, and Seattle, and now lives in Massachusetts. Jennifer has participated in NaNoWriMo multiple times, and Modern Girls started out as a NaNoWriMo project. Jennifer contributed … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group Meeting

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will next meet on December 14 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley. Here’s the description from Goodreads: “Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t … Continue reading

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“Becoming Nicole” is the 2017 Arlington Reads Together Pick

We recently learned from GLAAD that November 14th through November 20th is Transgender Awareness Week #TransWeek, created “to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces.” It seems like a great week to … Continue reading

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…Like a complete unknown – Bob Dylan snags 2016 Nobel Prize for literature

      Unlike other literary awards such as the Man Booker Prize or the National Book Award, to name just a few, the Nobel Prize in literature recognizes an author’s entire body of work –  rather than a single work. Per Wikipedia… … Continue reading

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So you’ve written a book…

…or you’re in the process of writing one (ahem, NaNoWriMo participants!). In the midst of developing your characters, finding the perfect words to evoke your setting, and twisting together plot strands, you might start daydreaming about the end of the … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group meets on Nov. 16

The NSYA book group will meet next Wednesday evening, November 16, at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson. Copies … Continue reading

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In winter I get up at night…

“Bed in Summer” In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still … Continue reading

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AIFF presents THE LONGEST KISS on 11/17

The penultimate AIFF screening of the 2016 season. On Thursday November 17th, join us for a screening of THE LONGEST KISS. All screenings start at 7 p.m. and are in the Robbin Library Community Room. THE LONGEST KISS (73 MIN) Alexandra … Continue reading

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