Monthly Archives: November 2020

Red Letter Poem #35

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. It’s not the turkey – though symbols and traditions do foster a sense of continuity.  It’s not just the table heaped high with all manner of delicacies – though it’s rare that … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Seeks Community Input For Website Redesign

The Robbins Library is seeking input from community members to improve the library’s website, robbinslibrary.org. Patron experiences and feedback are central to the redesign process.  The 8-question survey takes about three minutes to complete and is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RobbinsWebsite through … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #34

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Let’s take a moment, shall we?  And perhaps another moment? A deceptively simple suggestion, but not all that far from the impetus behind the Japanese haiku.  From the time of Basho onward – and … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #33

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. It’s an elemental gesture, the cairn – placing a stone atop a stone.  In a Jewish cemetery, stones balanced upon grave markers signify a mourner’s visit, remembrance.  On a mountain climb, rocky piles mark paths, … Continue reading

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Thankful

This month we asked our librarians what books & other media they are thankful for. Check out their responses here: The Office, US versionDoctor WhoStar Trek (any and all, especially Discovery!)The Great British Bake Off/Baking Show (not the latest season!!!)Nadiya’s … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #32

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. O say can you see…? – and, to my mind, our country’s present situation bears some painful resemblance to what was experienced by this lawyer/poet in 1814.  Francis Scott Key, under guard by … Continue reading

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How to Legally (Re)Use Pictures Found Online

There are a few different elements to this topic including copyright terminology and where to find eligible pictures. Just because you found something online, doesn’t necessarily mean that you can use it for free. Copyright.gov More Information On Fair UseThis … Continue reading

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November Happenings for Kids and Families!

Happy November!  The staff of the Robbins and Fox Library Children’s staff miss our patrons so much!  We’ve been working on lots of ways to safely share library materials with you and be together virtually.  Here are some new options … Continue reading

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