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True Crime in Massachusetts – a May display at Library

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Go to LOCAL HISTORY – a discovery night

    Have you ever wondered what is in the Local History Room and how it can help you? Come find out on Tuesday  night  May 21 from 7 – 8 :30 pm.  No room sign-ins during this session.  Just … Continue reading

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Many mills along Mill Brook – a Library exhibit

        Come immerse yourself in mills!  The Robbins Library Mill Brook display in the lobby portrays Arlington’s more modern history from the year 1637 –   to the late 1800s.  This display will run through the end of … Continue reading

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Change your view point! Arlington in historical photos

You are all by now probably familiar with the Digital Commonwealth repository where our digitized historical photos and postcards currently live.  Other historical material has been digitized, and we continue to add to this online historical trove.  A list of … Continue reading

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Colonial times in Menotomy

  Come visit our amazing Menotomy Schoolhouse (replica) which  once stood in the area of the Old Burying Ground during the 1600s-1700s.  It’s just one piece of a historical display to discover while in the Library lobby during the month … Continue reading

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A peek backwards – Local History exposing hidden gem series!

This blog post is the first in a series of hidden gems found at Robbins Library or it’s immediate vicinity. The  Childrens Room (Junior Library) once upon a time…   another view                 … Continue reading

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Historical digitization has struck again — at Robbins Library

    Robbins Library has just finished digitizing two historical collections:            Town of Arlington Annual Reports   1933 –  2015               and Town of Arlington Street Directories     … Continue reading

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Ever wonder about that yellow mansion behind the Library?

Come to the upcoming Library program:           Glimpses of Family Life:                        The Whittemore-Robbins House                       … Continue reading

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go classic? or graphic?

      Feel like taking a break from an original? Why not give a graphic novel a try?     Authors have the freedom to blend words with visual images often igniting powerful responses in readers. The “Graphic novel” … Continue reading

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The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy – of staff pets

        The following blog posting represents many of our staff’s pets.  One of the entries has a mysterious element, so keep any eye out for that one.   Hint  –  it’s not the moss.  Let us know if … Continue reading

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