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Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart(less) Drill Team – 2020

Book Cart Drill Team may not be happening this year officially, but we wanted to keep the spirit alive anyway!  Inspired by the Don’t Rush Challenge, created by Toluwalase Asolo, we made a (mostly) cartless, bookish version set to I’m … Continue reading

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Contemporary Films & TV

This month we asked our librarians to share some of their favorite TV & movies that have come out in the past decade!  Here are their answers: Fleabag: There’s this scene where the main character (Fleabag) is on a train … Continue reading

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One Word

This month we asked our librarians to share some of their favorite media with one word titles! Possession by A.S. Byatt Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Atonement by Ian McEwan Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee Americanah by Chimamanda … Continue reading

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Women Creators

In honor of  Women’s History Month, we asked out librarians to share their favorite books & media that are created by women!  Here are their responses: You know those authors who, no matter they write next – whatever format or … Continue reading

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QBG Reads…. Has the Gay Movement Failed?

Wednesday February 26th at 7pm in the Robbins Library’s 4th Floor Conference Room QBG discusses the book Has the Gay Movement Failed? by Martin Duberman. “The past fifty years have seen marked significant shifts in attitudes toward and acceptance of … Continue reading

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Cold Climes

This month we’ve asked out librarians to share their favorite pieces of media that have chilly settings. Check out their responses below! I reread Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter on the coldest day of the year.  I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Young, Gifted, & Black – Black History Month 2020

This year for Black History Month, we’re featuring some great YA books starring young, gifted, & black protagonists!  Check out the list below: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody All American Boys by Jason Reynold and Brendan Kiely American Street … Continue reading

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2019 Best Books from Robbins & Fox Library Staff

Happy New Year!!!  Here are the Robbins & Fox Library librarians’ top books of 2019! As usual, far too many to list! But here are a few anyway: Nonfiction: Wordslut by Amanda Montell Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez Adult … Continue reading

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Best Video Games of 2019

Here’s a roundup of our librarians’ favorite video games in 2019! Control (PS4, XBox One, PC) A wildly entertaining 3rd person shooter game that puts you in the shoes of Jessie Faden, a woman who is seeking out an X-Files-esque … Continue reading

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ex·per·i·men·tal

This month we’ve asked our librarians to share their favorite media with experimental/non-traditional narrative structures. Check out their responses below: House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski Hotel World – Ali Smith The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy … Continue reading

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