Monthly Archives: February 2018

Black History Month Booklists

Because reading books by black authors & with black characters is important all year round, for our last blog post of Black History Month we’ve got a bunch of booklists for all your reading needs! Boston Public Library has been … Continue reading

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Book list: essays on race and culture

It’s never a bad time to read about race in America, but it’s particularly appropriate during Black History Month. Here’s a list of some recent books of essays about race and culture. The links go to the library catalog so … Continue reading

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Next NSYA Book Group Meeting and Book

Thanks to everyone who came to talk about The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly last night! Our next book is I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez. Here’s the description from Goodreads: Perfect Mexican daughters do … Continue reading

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Black History Month Screening of Alice’s Ordinary People – Tonight!

Join us for a screening of Alice’s Ordinary People, followed by a discussion with director Craig Dudnick.  6:30PM in the Robbins Library downstairs Community Room. “Alice’s Ordinary People” is a 56-minute documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the … Continue reading

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Black History Month Movies & TV

For you film & TV lovers, we’ve got a couple of lists in honor of Black History Month. We’d be remiss not to mention the record shattering Black Panther movie that just came out in theaters this past weekend.  Seriously, … Continue reading

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Dare to share for the Talking Chair

A Robbins Library visitor sees a welcoming armchair in the Fiction Room. She sits and hears: “This is Cathie Desjardins, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, reading “Spring” by second grader, Sam Liu.” The pleasantly surprised visitor listens to a short poem. She … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group Meets on Feb. 21

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be meeting on February 21 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Sephanie Oakes. Copies are still available at the front desk if … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe’s Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Series

At the end of last year, The Boston Globe released a series of articles called Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.  They look at Boston’s relationship with race through 5 different lenses – the development of the Seaport neighborhood, hospitals, colleges, sports, … Continue reading

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Book list: crime fiction set near water

I had a very interesting question at the reference desk recently, from someone who was looking for crime/suspense novels that were set near (or on) water. This particular person needed books in large print, which narrowed the field a bit, … Continue reading

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Black History Month – African Americans in Times of War

2018’s Black History Month theme is African Americans in Times of War, a topic that is often overlooked when learning about our country’s history.  We’re sharing some books and other resources that can help you learn more about this important … Continue reading

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