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Geek Con!

Get your geek on at the Robbins Library Geek Con! Join us for a celebration of all things geeky! From superheroes to anime to sci-fi/fantasy and beyond – embrace your inner geek, meet other fans, and partake in a variety … Continue reading

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Cover Crushes

Our librarians sound off on some of their favorite book covers!  (Because let’s face it – we all judge books by their cover sometimes.) When Hild by Nicola Griffith was published, I was instantly captivated by the cover art. Although … Continue reading

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New Blu-Ray Collection!

We’re very excited to announce that the library now offers Blu-Rays for rental, in addition to our DVDs!  Just remember, these won’t play on your standard DVD player.  You’ll need a device that is Blu-Ray compatible – like a Blu-Ray … Continue reading

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Overdue!

Sometimes books don’t come back to the library before their due date.  We get it – life happens!  In most cases overdue books are safely back on our shelves within a few days.  But every so often that’s not the … Continue reading

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The Book Isn’t Always Better Than The Movie!

We asked our librarians to tell us some of their favorite book to movie/TV/video game adaptations!  A few even like the adaptation better than the book! One of my favorites adaptations was Let the Right One In (the Swedish version, … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Science Fiction

Library staff sound off on some of their favorite sci-fi! My favorite books are all character-driven and most sci-fi doesn’t really satisfy me in that way, but I still have a few favorites. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis is about … Continue reading

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Black Characters & Black History in Pop Culture

Looking for books, movies, and games featuring black characters & black history for Black History Month?  We’ve put together a compilation of lists just for that purpose! Looking for books?  Check out this Goodreads Black History Month list or this … Continue reading

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Discover African-American History With Our Databases

Our databases are a great tool for learning about African-American history!  You can look at the databases here in the library, from at home, or anywhere you have an internet connection!  All you need in order to access them are … Continue reading

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Lemonade Syllabus

Lemonade didn’t win the Grammy for Album of the Year  this weekend, to the surprise of even the winner, Adele.  But Beyonce’s iconic album did inspire the Lemonade syllabus, created by Candice Benbow last year. The syllabus includes books, films, … Continue reading

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Rhinoceros: A Play Reading

Calling all theater lovers!  The Robbins Library will be hosting a collaborative play reading of the play Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco on Tuesday February 21st at 6:30PM in the Robbins Library Community Room. What this means is that you’ll be … Continue reading

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