Author Archives: rlorino

QBG Reads… Amberlough

Join us on Wednesday August 28th for a discussion of Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly. “A double-agent sacrifices all his ideals in order to save his smuggler lover before a government coup takes over their decadent city in Lara Elena … Continue reading

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Top Tropes

This month we asked our librarians what their favorite narrative tropes are! A trope is a commonly used theme or plot device. Check out TV Tropes for some incredibly specific examples or the library database NoveList under “Browse By” –> … Continue reading

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QBG Paints Rainbow Rocks! 

Wednesday July 31st at 7pm in the Robbins Library’s 4th floor Conference Room Join us for a crafty night of painting rainbow rocks! (They don’t have to be rainbow – paint whatever design you like!) We’ll have rocks & paint … Continue reading

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Comfort Reads (& Listens & Watches & Plays)

This month we asked our librarians to share their comfort reads/listens/watches/plays.  Things that we can’t stop going back to, especially when we’re in need of a little pick-me-up. I read Jon Klassen picture books. Circle, Triangle, Square, I Want My … Continue reading

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Sensational Short Stories

This month we’ve asked our librarians to share their favorite short stories.  Check them out below! In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin  I first read this collection when I  was an undergrad and often return to it. Mueenuddin … Continue reading

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Happy Pride!

Happy Pride!  Come check out our display celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the riot that helped propel the LGBTQIA+ rights movement forward! Did you know that Stonewall wasn’t the first time that the queer community publicly clashed with police? … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart Drill Team Are Victorious Again!

Today was the 11th annual Massachusetts Library Association Book Cart Drill Team competition & the Robbins Library Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart Drill Team snagged yet another first place trophy! This year we performed to Dead or Alive’s You Spin Me … Continue reading

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QBG Plays Video Games!

Wednesday June 29th at 7pm, Queer Book Group/Social plays video games!  Join us for a night of good queer company and a few of everyone’s favorite group video games, like Mario Kart and Smash Bros in the 4th Floor Conference … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Recommendations

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, our librarians are talking about their favorite books & other media by and about Asian Pacific Americans.  Visit our display at Robbins for even more materials you can check out! Dogeaters by … Continue reading

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QBG Reads… I Can’t Date Jesus

Join us on Wednesday 4/24 for a discussion of the autobiography I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith In Beyoncé by Michael Arceneaux. “In the style of New York Times bestsellers You … Continue reading

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