Monthly Archives: February 2017

Nebula Nominees Announced

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 51st annual Nebula Awards. The five nominated novels are below: All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Borderline by Mishell Baker The Obelisk … Continue reading

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Computer Basics class: Searching the Internet

Finding the information you want online can be difficult – not because it isn’t there (it usually is), but because there is so much to sift through! Come to our Internet Searching class for some tips on how to find … Continue reading

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Gender Diversity Books for Kids

Looking for some great books to help you explore gender diversity with children? Our Children’s Librarians put together this excellent list. All are available through Minuteman. Picture Books: Worm Loves Worm by  J. J. Austrian Two worms in love decide to … Continue reading

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Black Characters & Black History in Pop Culture

Looking for books, movies, and games featuring black characters & black history for Black History Month?  We’ve put together a compilation of lists just for that purpose! Looking for books?  Check out this Goodreads Black History Month list or this … Continue reading

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Discover African-American History With Our Databases

Our databases are a great tool for learning about African-American history!  You can look at the databases here in the library, from at home, or anywhere you have an internet connection!  All you need in order to access them are … Continue reading

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Nicole Maines and the dignity of bathrooms

“This entire issue of transgender people posing a kind of threat to cisgender women in bathrooms is made up. We are just like everybody else — we go into the bathroom, we keep our heads down, we don’t look at … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group Meeting

The next book we’ll be reading for the Not-So-Young Adult book group is The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. Here’s a description from Goodreads: In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. … Continue reading

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Lemonade Syllabus

Lemonade didn’t win the Grammy for Album of the Year  this weekend, to the surprise of even the winner, Adele.  But Beyonce’s iconic album did inspire the Lemonade syllabus, created by Candice Benbow last year. The syllabus includes books, films, … Continue reading

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Books in Bloom returns to Robbins Library

Books in Bloom is around the corner! Get your ticket today for a lovely and literary evening at Robbins Library. FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm Join the Friends of Robbins Library & the Arlington Garden Club for … Continue reading

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100 years of Fox Branch Library: Part One

    Local historian Richard A. Duffy, a board member of the Arlington Libraries Foundation since 2013, is today’s guest blogger. February 15, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington.  This blog post is … Continue reading

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