Category Archives: Books

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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Black Future Month – Afrofuturism Recommendations

Were you a fan of the movie Black Panther?  The critically acclaimed box office smash brought the term Afrofuturism into the mainstream as people clamored for more things to watch, read, and listen to upon finishing the film. The Oxford … Continue reading

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Our favorite recent books by black authors

In honor of Black History Month we’ve put together a list of our favorite books by black authors that were published in the last few years (some are a little older, but we felt strongly about them!) Any month is … Continue reading

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Fantastic Books

This month we asked our librarians what their favorite fantasy books are! I already recommend a lot of fantasy, so I’m going to try recommending things I don’t remember recommending for past prompts!  These aren’t necessarily the all time favorites, … Continue reading

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2018 Best Books from Robbins & Fox Library Staff

Happy New Year!!!  Here are the Robbins Library librarians’ top books of 2018! The Library Book by Susan Orlean As someone who works in libraries every day I was a little apprehensive about reading this book–would it upset my carefully … Continue reading

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Build A Better World

This month we asked our librarians: If you had to pick ONE book or series that everyone had to read as a prerequisite for being a human in the world, which book would it be? I’m going to suggest a … Continue reading

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Love You! (Platonically!)

Romantic relationships tend to take center stage when we talk about our favorite relationships, so we decided to show platonic relationships some love (pun intended) this month.  We asked our librarians what their favorite platonic relationships in media are, and … Continue reading

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Not-So Young Adult Book Group Reads Midnight at the Electric (November 19)

The next NSYA group meeting will take place on Monday, November 19 at 7pm in the 4th floor’s conference room. We’ll be discussing Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Goodreads description: Kansas, 2065. Adri has secured a slot as a Colonist—one … Continue reading

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Seriously Series

Keeping up with the latest book in a series is hard!  Even librarians struggle to keep up with them.  This month we share some series we’ve started but haven’t gotten around to finishing.  This includes ones we plan to finish … Continue reading

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Not-So Young Adult Book Group Reads The Sun Is Also a Star (October 15)

The next NSYA group meeting will take place on Monday, October 15 at 7pm in the 4th floor’s conference room. We’ll be discussing The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. Goodreads description: Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science … Continue reading

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