Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Red Letter Poems Project

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. When I was first appointed as Poet Laureate for Arlington, one of my goals was to help bring the strength and delight of poetry into unexpected settings.  The Red Letter Poems … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Launches Virtual Storytime

Looking for something fun to do with children during this “stay at home” period? Come to a virtual storytime!  Robbins and Fox librarians will offer online storytime on Facebook Live on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. while the library is closed.   … Continue reading

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Robbins Instructional Guides are now ONLINE!

Our instructional guides are now available online!!! Click on each individual thumbnail to enlarge. Links: Databases Kanopy Libby Help Hoopla Help Introducing AcornTV! Want to transfer your Overdrive books to your Kindle but don’t have the app? Try this. Or, … Continue reading

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Using the library from a distance during COVID-19

Our physical locations are closed, but we’re here to help connect you with some high quality, content-rich online resources. For some, you’ll need a library card. Others are free and open to all. Your key to online resources is your … Continue reading

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Emergency closure effective 3/13/20

The Town has decided to take the step of closing facilities including Arlington’s Libraries, effective Friday, 3/13. The earliest the libraries will reopen is Saturday, March 28. Please check arlingtonma.gov for details and further updates. Please hold all library materials until … Continue reading

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How your library is responding to COVID-19

As you know, we are all facing a difficult public health situation. It’s an unsettling time, and we are doing everything possible to protect patrons and our staff. Until further notice, and at minimum through April 13, 2020: In response … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together Events in March

Featured Events Esmeralda Santiago: Writing a Life Sunday, March 83:00 p.m. (Please note: Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8) Arlington Town Hall Esmeralda Santiago, author of 2020 Arlington Reads Together pick When I Was Puerto Rican, kicks off a … Continue reading

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Women Creators

In honor of  Women’s History Month, we asked out librarians to share their favorite books & media that are created by women!  Here are their responses: You know those authors who, no matter they write next – whatever format or … Continue reading

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(Reminder) Wayfarer Film Series and ART present: The Last Colony (March 5, 2020)

Don’t forget! Thursday, March 5 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Robbins Library Community Room   Trailer:   Updated timeline of events to keep in mind after watching the documentary: 2016: On June 30, President Barack Obama signs the Puerto Rico Oversight, … Continue reading

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