Category Archives: Books

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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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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A plethora of presidential candidates

It’s not too early to think about the 2020 presidential election. As you might have noticed, there are a LOT of candidates in the primary, mostly on the Democratic side. In order to make good choices for the primary election, … 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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True Crime in Massachusetts – a May display at Library

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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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Can’t Get Enough!

This month we’ve asked our librarians to tell us which stand-alone books they think need a sequel.  Read their responses below! Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis still freaks me out a little. So many of the subplots were taken from … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

Did you know March is Women’s History Month? You can trace its roots all the way back to Women’s Day in 1909, organized by the Socialist Party in honor of the one-year anniversary of the garment worker’s strikes in New … Continue reading

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