Monthly Archives: July 2020

Robbins Library Business Series: FREE Access to a Collection of Harvard Business Review (HBR) Ebooks

The Robbins Library subscribes to Hoopla, a provider of always available digital content. Below is a curated selection of Management EBooks that you have access to with your library card. If you need a library card, please go here to … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: Fabulism

Need help finding books and movies to complete your Summer Reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the Fabulism bingo square! According to Wiktionary, Fabulism is ” A form of magical realism in which fantastical elements are placed in … Continue reading

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Low(er) Cost Internet Access Options

Many of us are currently limiting our time out & about and therefore not utilizing free internet access throughout the community. Instead, we are relying on internet access at home more frequently. Here are some resources to help you find … Continue reading

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Database How-To – Boston Globe

Want access to the latest issues of the Boston Globe at home?  Here’s a basic guide to get started using the library’s Boston Globe database.  This database “provides full text access to The Boston Globe – 1980-current.”

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Geek out on Magical Realism films with Library Adult Summer Reading

                              Play Bingo and win prizes. Sign up  here  for Robbins Library’s annual Adult Summer Reading program and find the Magical realist films’ Bingo square.  But … Continue reading

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Contactless Pickup FAQ

What is Contactless Pickup? In pre-covid times, you requested specific titles through the catalog or through a librarian, and once they were ready you’d get a notice and you could come to the library anytime to pick them up and … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: Epic Fantasy on Audio

Need help finding books and movies to complete your Summer Reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the Epic Fantasy on Audio bingo square! According to Goodreads.com, Epic fantasy is “generally serious in tone and often epic in scope, … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: YA Novels Featuring World Building & Main Characters With Magical Powers

Need help finding books and movies to complete your summer reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the YA Novels Featuring World Building & Main Characters With Magical Powers bingo square! Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Belle Révolte by Linsey … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: Cosmic Horror Fantasy

Need help finding books to complete your summer reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the Cosmic Horror Fantasy bingo square! For this square we’re looking for books with supernatural or magical elements, which emphasize the insignificance of human … Continue reading

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DNF (Did Not Finish)

This month we asked our librarians to tell us some recent books they decided to stop reading, and if they have any rules of thumb about when it’s time to put a book down.  Here are their responses! I used … Continue reading

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