Category Archives: Arlington Reads Together

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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Gender Spectrum Panel: an Arlington Reads Together event on 3/28

We can hardly believe that March is coming to a close, and with it, Arlington Reads Together. We’ve had an incredible month thus far and are excited about the culminating program. Join us for a Gender Spectrum panel on Tuesday … Continue reading

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True Story Theater: “Becoming Nicole” stories on Wed 3/15

We are pleased to partner with True Story Theater for an Arlington Reads Together event. You are invited to an exploration that honors the experience of people who have often been stigmatized for simply claiming their own true identities. True Story … Continue reading

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Nicole Maines – what an event!

Did you see Nicole and Wayne on Saturday March 4 at Arlington Town Hall? It was truly an inspiring and moving event. Thank you to everyone who came out on a cold Saturday afternoon to listen to Wayne and Nicole. … Continue reading

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Gender Diversity Books for Kids

Looking for some great books to help you explore gender diversity with children? Our Children’s Librarians put together this excellent list. All are available through Minuteman. Picture Books: Worm Loves Worm by  J. J. Austrian Two worms in love decide to … Continue reading

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Nicole Maines and the dignity of bathrooms

“This entire issue of transgender people posing a kind of threat to cisgender women in bathrooms is made up. We are just like everybody else — we go into the bathroom, we keep our heads down, we don’t look at … Continue reading

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