Category Archives: Books


As we fall into October, our librarians share their favorite media with autumn colored covers! Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey The Ascent to Godhood by J.Y. Yang Abbott by Saladin Ahmed Human Acts by Han Kang Teaching My Mother … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Movies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Robbins Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

Robbins Library is observing Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15! We’ve gathered a list with our favorite books by Hispanic authors to celebrate the multiple cultures, traditions, and contributions from our global neighbors and fellow Americans.  You … Continue reading

Posted in Books, displays, Robbins Celebrates | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Banned” Books Week 2019

During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom to read. As you can imagine, this is most librarians’ favorite theme week; after all, as our code of ethics states, “We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts … Continue reading

Posted in Books | 1 Comment

Got Your Number

We asked our librarians what some of their favorite titles that contain a number are, and here are their answers! The Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King – This is a very compelling story. I wish it was … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Movies, Video Games | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Book group, Books, LGBT, QBG, Queer Book Group | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, TV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, Movies, TV, Video Games | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Books | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, LGBT | Leave a comment