Monthly Archives: June 2017

Changes for e-sources

Providing free downloadable media has become a core service of public libraries everywhere, and for the past few years we’ve experimented with offering different kinds of platforms with varying degrees of success. Options have included Overdrive (also known as the … Continue reading

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What Does Pride Mean To You?

To wrap up Pride month, we’re sharing some notes left by library patrons in response to the prompt “What does Pride mean to you?” that was featured on a display created by the Boston Area Homeschoolers’ Queer-Straight Alliance. Happy Pride, … Continue reading

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10 New Games in the Library of Things!

Have you had a chance to check out a Thing or two? Our Library of Things has kitchen gadgets, games and home improvement tools. We just added 10 new games to the Library of Things. Perfect for a summer evening … Continue reading

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How to pick the next Arlington Reads Together Title!

Can you believe it’s already time to start planning the 2018 Community Read? It seems like just last month Nicole and Wayne Maines were at Town Hall! We need your help selecting a book. Have you read a book that … Continue reading

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Pride Podcasts

Love podcasts?  We’ve got some queer themed & queer hosted podcasts for your listening pleasure. Alice Isn’t Dead  A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she … Continue reading

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QBG Reads… If I Was Your Girl

Join us on Wednesday 6/28 @ 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room for a discussion of the Stonewall Award winning novel If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo! Haven’t read it yet?  There’s still time!  Grab a copy … Continue reading

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Contemporary Queer Films

Looking for some good contemporary queer films to watch this Pride Month?  Look no further! Beginners “A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male … Continue reading

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Award Winning Books for Pride

Want some quality queer books to help you celebrate Pride this month?  Check out these 2017 award winners! 29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winner Lesbian Fiction Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn Gay Fiction The Angel of History by … Continue reading

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June’s Readalike: Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan’s fourth novel, Saints for All Occasions, follows The Engagements (2013), Maine (2011), and Commencement (2009). In all four novels, Sullivan carefully crafts believable characters and intricate plots that often have to do with relationships and family secrets. … Continue reading

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Not-So-Young Adult Book Group Meeting on 6/21

The NSYA Book Group will be meeting next Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm in the Robbins Library 4th floor conference room. We’ll be talking about The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell. Copies are still available at the front desk … Continue reading

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