Monthly Archives: December 2020

Red Letter Poem #39

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Everyone loves a good ghost story – Charles Dickens understood that – not to mention the dream of second chances.  So when old Mr. Scrooge is visited by his phantom possibilities, we … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #38

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. People are always creating systems to classify/categorize/pigeonhole individuals, often with little success.  Yet I believe I can neatly divide humanity into two distinct groups: those who collect and those who disperse.  (I’m of the former category, … Continue reading

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FREE Apps for Video Calling: Check Out Zoom and Additional Options For Virtual Personal Gatherings

Even more of us are familiar with and are using video calling for business in 2020. Here’s the latest information about what the leading providers are offering for free personal use. Cisco: WebexA free Webex plan gives you meetings with … Continue reading

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Best Video Games of 2020

Check out the video games our staff thought were a cut above in 2020! Hades – The story follows Zagreus, son of Hades, as he attempts to escape the underworld where he makes his home. Along the way he makes … Continue reading

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Long Titles For Shorter Days

As the days get shorter, we asked our librarians for their favorite long titles! Here are their responses. Books:The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherynne M ValenteThe Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #37

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. “Songs are thoughts, sung out with the breath when people are moved by great forces and ordinary speech no longer suffices…And then…we, who always think we are small, will feel still … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Materials Pick-up Resumes Dec. 14

We are restoring drop-in materials pickup services and contactless pickup on Monday, December 14 on the basis of further testing for COVID-19 among staff, and negative results.   Items that were on hold when we closed on December 7 will be available … Continue reading

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Materials Pick Up Suspended; Book Drops Open

A library staff member tested positive for COVID-19. There is not a concern over public exposure to COVID-19 at the library at this time, however, as a safety precaution for library staff and the public, effective Dec. 7, 2020 library … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #36

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. I’m baffled – let’s start with that.  And often frustrated, angry and, yes, ashamed.  We are forever living – all of us – inside the echo of George Floyd’s pleas for help.  Inside the … Continue reading

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