Author Archives: rlorino

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

This month we asked our librarians – what are some books that you thought had a bad cover, but ended up being great? Check out their answers below! Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. There are several different cover versions, none … Continue reading

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Database How-To – Boston Globe

Want access to the latest issues of the Boston Globe at home?  Here’s a basic guide to get started using the library’s Boston Globe database.  This database “provides full text access to The Boston Globe – 1980-current.”

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: YA Novels Featuring World Building & Main Characters With Magical Powers

Need help finding books and movies to complete your summer reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the YA Novels Featuring World Building & Main Characters With Magical Powers bingo square! Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Belle Révolte by Linsey … Continue reading

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DNF (Did Not Finish)

This month we asked our librarians to tell us some recent books they decided to stop reading, and if they have any rules of thumb about when it’s time to put a book down.  Here are their responses! I used … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Bingo Square: Books Inspired By Greek Mythology

Need help finding books to complete your summer reading bingo sheet? Here are some recommendations for the Books Inspired By Greek Mythology bingo square!

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Database How-To – Career Transitions

Looking for help switching careers, finding a job/school, or writing your resume and cover letter? Check out this basic guide to get started using the library’s database Career Transitions! Career Transitions “provides guidance and essential activities for job seekers and … Continue reading

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Getting Uncomfortable

This month we’ve asked out librarians for books they enjoyed that are outside of their comfort zone. Check out their responses below! Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow: anything with the word … Continue reading

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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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