Category Archives: Arlington Reads Together

Arlington Reads Together Theme is Puerto Rico

The Arlington Reads Together (ART) committee is pleased to announce the 2020 community read.  This year, the committee chose three books based around the common theme of Puerto Rico: the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago, the … Continue reading

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Rosa Colón Guerra: Puerto Rican Storytelling & Activism through Comics

Stop by and meet Puerto Rican illustrator and comics artist, Rosa Colón Guerra. Rosa writes and illustrates comics focusing on Puerto Rico’s financial crisis and life during Hurricane María and its aftermath. She’s been published in The Nib, Splinter News … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together in March

We welcome the community to join us for our annual community read program, Arlington Reads Together!  Since 2003 Arlington has come together around a title with book groups, panel discussions, and more. The year we are reading Refugee by Alan … Continue reading

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Representation Matters and WONDER

Did you watch the Oscars last night? A common refrain heard from the winners was that representation matters. People who have been historically marginalized in Hollywood want to see people who look like them telling stories. Wonder, received one nomination … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together 2018 events round-up

We are excited to share a full list of events celebrating Wonder by R.J. Palacio, your 2018 community read! Arlington Reads Together events take place in March and there’s something for everyone, so keep scrolling (or download a printable ART2018 program)–and … Continue reading

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Wonder is the 2018 Arlington Reads Together Pick

Have you ever preferred your Halloween costume over your natural appearance? If so, then probably not for the same reason as Auggie Pullman of Wonder. Auggie is a middle schooler growing up with a severe facial deformity, and he likes … Continue reading

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Arlington Reads Together 2018: the short list

Earlier this month, the Arlington Reads Together committee met and selected 6 books for the the Arlington Reads Together 2018 short list. Committee members will read these titles over the summer and early fall, and one will be selected as … Continue reading

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How to pick the next Arlington Reads Together Title!

Can you believe it’s already time to start planning the 2018 Community Read? It seems like just last month Nicole and Wayne Maines were at Town Hall! We need your help selecting a book. Have you read a book that … Continue reading

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Transgender Youth

As March is coming to a close, we wanted to highlight some articles and resources about the issues transgender youth face using some of the Robbins Library electronic resources. This blog post is in support of the 2017 Arlington Reads … Continue reading

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Transgender Women of Color

This month, we are exploring transgender issues and themes in support of the 2017 Arlington Reads Together selection, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.” Recent news stories have explored the lives of transgender women of color. Using library … Continue reading

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