Monthly Archives: October 2017

Staff Picks for Hispanic Heritage Month

This month our librarians weigh in on their favorite media that are by Latinx & Hispanic creators or about Latinx & Hispanic characters! I loved season one of Jane the Virgin. Set in Miami and parodying the telenovela style, it … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Book Discussion Group: “The Orphan Master’s Son” on 11/6

The Robbins Library Book Discussion Group will next meet on Monday November 6 at 7 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. The group discusses “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson. New members are welcome. Book will be available … Continue reading

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National Book Award Finalists

The National Book Foundation has just announced the 2017 finalists for fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature, and poetry. See below for titles, authors, and links to the books in the library catalog. Fiction Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman … Continue reading

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The Books Change Lives Jar, 2017 edition

Once again, the Books Change Lives/Books Save Lives jar was the star of our Banned Books Week display table. We asked a simple question – “What book changed your life?” and you answered! Some people wrote a title, or a … Continue reading

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It’s a Library Crawl!

On Saturday, October 21st, eight libraries, across three library networks, including Robbins Library and Fox Branch Library are banding together to put on a Library Crawl.  From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., library enthusiasts are invited to take a self-guided … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2017

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) provides the “structure, community, and encouragement” for a challenging and fun creative writing venture: during the month of November, participants aim to write a novel (50,000 words). That’s right – write a novel in a … Continue reading

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