Monthly Archives: August 2020

Red Letter Poem #23

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Some thirty years ago, when I created a poetry interview series for The Christian Science Monitor, Martín Espada was one of the first poets I invited to participate. He’d only just … Continue reading

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Robbins Library and ACMi Host Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck

In an exclusive joint local broadcast and online event, ACMi and Robbins Library host an Arlington-only screening of Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare’s Shipwreck on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. This event will be hosted on Facebook Live. … Continue reading

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FREE E-Commerce Ebooks on Hoopla

If you haven’t taken a look at Hoopla, we highly recomend you see what resources are available to you. All you need is your library card. The collections are always available, so there are never any waitlists. If you see … Continue reading

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Teen Summer Reading Challenge Giveaway Books

Calling all bored teenagers!   During past summers teens who signed up for the Robbins Library Teen Summer Challenge and completed a BINGO card got a free book at the library. Sadly, we aren’t able to give away books at the … Continue reading

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Recommendations for Where To Go For Technology Reviews Online

There are many sources online to read reviews about all different categories of technology. Below are some FREE (to you) high quality review resources. CONSUMERREPORTS.ORG The Robbins Library subscribes to Consumer Reports online for all Arlington residents. In order … Continue reading

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Introducing Library Grab Bags

We are excited to launch Library Grab Bags, a new service that aims to bring back some of the ease and joy of browsing library shelves even as library indoors remain closed for public safety. Library Grab Bags are a … Continue reading

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Humorous Fantasy Books

Need help finding books and movies to complete your Summer Reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the Humorous Fantasy bingo square! Many fantasy titles offer a variety of humor, below are some examples: The Big Over Easy by … Continue reading

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The Future of Policing and Justice: what does it all mean?

Why is Policing in the Spotlight? The death of George Floyd at the hands of police on May 25th served as a catalyst for widespread protests all over the USA. What began in Minneapolis soon spread to most major metropolitan … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

This month we asked our librarians – what are some books that you thought had a bad cover, but ended up being great? Check out their answers below! Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. There are several different cover versions, none … Continue reading

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