Monthly Archives: January 2017

The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy – of staff pets

        The following blog posting represents many of our staff’s pets.  One of the entries has a mysterious element, so keep any eye out for that one.   Hint  –  it’s not the moss.  Let us know if … Continue reading

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Trans advocate, Nicole Maines to speak in Arlington MA

We are honored to share that Nicole Maines, the subject of “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” will be coming to Arlington on Saturday March 4 to kick off the 2017 Arlington Reads Together program! She will be … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came to our great discussion of Challenger Deep last week! Our next meeting will be on February 15 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing Sugar Changed the World: A Story … Continue reading

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Tired of waiting? Try a readalike

We’re changing up our monthly feature here in 2017: instead of promoting some of the month’s hottest new titles, we’re going to tell you about some books that are similar to popular books, but don’t have long waiting lists. By all … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group meets on 1/18

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be talking about Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. Copies are still available at the front desk if you haven’t … Continue reading

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Arlington Speaks: Things Every American Should Know

Throughout December, you might have seen the big poster boards near the elevator at Robbins, inviting anyone to contribute their ideas of “Things Every American Should Know.” The idea for this display came from the essay “How to Be American: Why … Continue reading

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Computer Basics class

By popular demand, the library is offering a Computer Basics class! Whether you’re a complete beginner, just a little rusty, or want to brush up on the basics, all are welcome. There’s always something new to learn! When: 3-4pm, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Book Discussion Group – “The House of the Seven Gables” 2/6

The Robbins Library Book Discussion Group will next meet on February 6 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. They’ll be discussing “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. New members are welcome. Here’s the description from Novelist:   … Continue reading

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PLAY! Musical instruments!

With the ringing in of the New Year,  comes an opportune time  to learn a musical instrument.    We keep hearing about the benefits of music for the mind and spirit   –  so why not dive in finally.  If playing bagpipes, bassoon … Continue reading

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Reading challenges for 2017

It’s nearly a new year, which means many people are thinking about new year’s resolutions. Here at the library, our resolutions tend to focus on (surprise!) reading. As has become tradition (2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016), we’ve rounded … Continue reading

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