Author Archives: Andrea Nicolay, Library Director

Big changes for e-resources, coming soon

Providing free downloadable media has become a core service of public libraries everywhere, and for the past few years we’ve experimented with offering different kinds of platforms with varying degrees of success. Options have included Overdrive (also known as the … Continue reading

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Wicked simple website

“Save the time of the reader” is one of the five laws of library science, and the new robbinslibrary.org does just that, and then some. The new robbinslibrary.org is intuitive, minimal, and mobile friendly. We strive for excellence in meeting the needs of our users quickly … Continue reading

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Share your vision for Arlington’s cultural district on March 30

On Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m., a public meeting will be held at Arlington Center for the Arts to discuss the cultural district designation for which Arlington is currently applying. What’s a cultural district? It’s a program developed by … Continue reading

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Come fly away to ALA with us, 6/25-6/30

It’s not every year that we get to send librarians to the annual American Library Association conference, so we decided it would be fun to bring you to San Francisco with us via Twitter and Facebook. Through June 30 you’ll see … Continue reading

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Bookending Arlington Reads Together 2015

My favorite photo from this year’s Arlington Reads Together was taken at the author Skype event we had in the Community Room. It was a Saturday afternoon in Arlington, March 21st, and Annabel Pitcher, author of My Sister Lives on … Continue reading

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Library to co-sponsor Unequal Justice panel on 2/28

The timely and important topic of inequities in our criminal justice system as they relate to race and class will be the focus of a program in the Arlington Town Hall organized by the town’s Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group. … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for two special friends

As Thanksgiving rolls around we are reminded of a couple of young friends we’ve been meaning to thank for being awesome library supporters. Their names are Kaya Gehlbach and Nora Starhill. Kaya and Nora love to borrow and read books from … Continue reading

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Wishing a fond farewell to Library Director Ryan Livergood

Library staff and Trustees invite one and all to bid farewell to outgoing Library Director Ryan Livergood today, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3-5 p.m. in the Reading Room. Ryan has served as Library Director for two years and was Assistant … Continue reading

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Get cracking on that memoir

Whether you’re considering writing about your life, your family’s history, houses you’ve lived in, or pets you’ve loved, here’s your chance to start putting your words on paper, receive feedback and guidance on your work, and have your writing questions … Continue reading

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Arlington Book Festival – November 1, 2014

If you live in Arlington, there’s a good chance your next-door neighbor is an author. This is our hypothesis based on the overwhelming number of applications received for the first-ever Arlington Book Festival, to be held at the Robbins Library … Continue reading

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