Monthly Archives: March 2017

go classic? or graphic?

      Feel like taking a break from an original? Why not give a graphic novel a try?     Authors have the freedom to blend words with visual images often igniting powerful responses in readers. The “Graphic novel” … Continue reading

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Transgender Youth

As March is coming to a close, we wanted to highlight some articles and resources about the issues transgender youth face using some of the Robbins Library electronic resources. This blog post is in support of the 2017 Arlington Reads … Continue reading

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Transgender Women of Color

This month, we are exploring transgender issues and themes in support of the 2017 Arlington Reads Together selection, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.” Recent news stories have explored the lives of transgender women of color. Using library … Continue reading

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Gender Spectrum Panel: an Arlington Reads Together event on 3/28

We can hardly believe that March is coming to a close, and with it, Arlington Reads Together. We’ve had an incredible month thus far and are excited about the culminating program. Join us for a Gender Spectrum panel on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Quick (nonfiction) books

To help those who want to make reading a part of their lives but find “big” books daunting, we’ve compiled a list of short nonfiction books. These books may be small in terms of page count, but they contain big … Continue reading

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Quick, a book!

Do you read less now than you did during another time in your life? Do you miss it? Would you like to read more, but can’t commit to one of those 500+ page Serious Works of Literature? Fortunately for us … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group

Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s Not-So-Young Adult Book Group discussion! Next month we’ll be meeting on April 19 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room to discuss Nation by Terry Pratchett. Here’s a descriptoin: The sea … Continue reading

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Overdrive Big Library Read

Every so often, Overdrive has a “Big Library Read,” offering one e-book that everyone can read at once (no wait list!). The next book is a cookbook by Kate McDermott called Art of the Pie: a practical guide to homemade … Continue reading

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Computer Basics: Social Media

This month, our computer basics class focuses on social media. Some of the most popular social media platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Are you curious about social media, but nervous about joining a network, or not sure which … Continue reading

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True Story Theater: “Becoming Nicole” stories on Wed 3/15

We are pleased to partner with True Story Theater for an Arlington Reads Together event. You are invited to an exploration that honors the experience of people who have often been stigmatized for simply claiming their own true identities. True Story … Continue reading

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