Monthly Archives: March 2021

Robbins Library to Open for Short-term Browsing by Appointment

Effective Monday, April 5, we are expanding services to include short-term browsing on all floors. The hours for browsing and all other library services will be Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #52

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. “Americans had put on blindfolds when they should have put on masks.” The bitter quip comes from Nicholas A. Christakis’ recent book Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #51

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. It’s a paradox: every poem is an otherness.  It represents a point-of-view, personal history, approach to language, rhythmic sensibility, dance with despair and embrace of beauty – all of which are wholly distinct … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #50

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. The elegy presents us with a curious amalgam: the ascendant eye anchored to the leaden heart; the privacy of grief enacted upon a public stage; an attempt to grasp the evanescent … Continue reading

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I Can’t Remember The Title, But The Cover Was Blue…

Our librarians share their favorite books, movies, & TV shows with blue cover! Books:The Dog Stars by Peter HellerThunderstruck and Other Stories by Elizabeth McCrackenThe Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson WalkerThe Lifeboat by Charlotte RoganThe Fault In Our Stars … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Graphic Novels

Check out some great graphic novels to celebrate Women’s History Month! She Changed Comics: The Untold Story of the Women Who Changed Free Expression in Comics by Betsy Gomez Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi The Best We Could Do by Thi … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #49

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Sonnet.  To some, the word itself is a pure musicality, conjuring what’s often thought of as the jewel of Western poetry.  To others – who perhaps endured less-than-cherished high school English classes (unlucky … Continue reading

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Learn how to download ebooks with the Libby app

Are you lost when it comes to downloading books and audiobooks from the library? Then we have the perfect learning opportunity for you! Overdrive, maker of the Libby app, will be holding three Getting Started sessions online on March 23. … Continue reading

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