Monthly Archives: December 2016

Read like a fact-checker

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are a cornerstone of our democracy; they are enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Historically, humanity has struggled for access to information, or access to enough, good quality information; now, … Continue reading

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What is fake news?

The issue of “fake news” has been, well, in the news a lot lately. To kick off 2017, one of our January displays at the library is about how to tell real from fake – a skill called information literacy … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge is almost over!

Remember that hot pink bookmark that you picked up earlier this year for the Robbins Library 2016 Reading Challenge? Now that 2016 is almost over, so is the challenge! All books should have been read in 2016, but you have … Continue reading

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Getting ready for New Year’s Eve *** 1916 and 2016

it’s New Year’s Eve…almost       Arlington 100 years ago… Alewife Brook from the Cambridge side looking toward Mass Ave. in 1916 This photo is available online via the Digital Commonwealth repository.   What was happening in Arlington — … Continue reading

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Brand New Books: December edition

There are new books out this month – there are dozens, hundreds, thousands of books published every month – but the “Best of 2016” lists are already out, so we’re taking a break from our usual format to share some … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group

Thank you to everyone who came to discuss Highly Illogical Behavior last night! Our next meeting will be on January 18 at 7pm in the Robbins Library 4th floor conference room. We’ll be talking about Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. … Continue reading

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Cold-hearted Characters

With the temperatures dropping & snow falling, the Robbins Library librarians discuss some of their favorite cold-hearted characters. The Wicked Witch of the West is so misunderstood. The first character who came to mind is Rosa from The Hottest Dishes … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group discusses Highly Illogical Behavior

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will meet on Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. It’s … Continue reading

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QBG reads Honor Girl

Join us on Wednesday 12/7 @ 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room for a discussion of Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash! Haven’t read it yet?  Good news!  It’s a graphic novel, so it can easily be finished in just … Continue reading

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Kindness Is Contagious

If you visited the library during the month of November, you may have noticed our display on kindness and compassion. If research didn’t already show that kindness is in fact contagious, Robbins Library patrons sure would have confirmed it.  The display … Continue reading

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