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It’s a Library Crawl!

On Saturday, October 21st, eight libraries, across three library networks, including Robbins Library and Fox Branch Library are banding together to put on a Library Crawl.  From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., library enthusiasts are invited to take a self-guided … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2017

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) provides the “structure, community, and encouragement” for a challenging and fun creative writing venture: during the month of November, participants aim to write a novel (50,000 words). That’s right – write a novel in a … Continue reading

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Meet Cathie Desjardins: Arlington’s newest Poet Laureate

In August, the Board of Selectman confirmed Cathie Desjardins to be the next Poet Laureate of Arlington. In her role as the Poet Laureate Cathie will be the “leading poetic voice and an ambassador for poetry, encouraging the reading and writing … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2017

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

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Introducing…a cookbook club!

We are very excited to share a brand-new book club: the Robbins Library Cookbook Book Club! This group is open to all, but registration is limited to 20 people for each event, so be sure to register! Each meeting we … Continue reading

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A peek backwards – Local History exposing hidden gem series!

This blog post is the first in a series of hidden gems found at Robbins Library or it’s immediate vicinity. The  Childrens Room (Junior Library) once upon a time…   another view                 … Continue reading

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The Great American Solar Eclipse

In 11 days, a total solar eclipse will transverse the continental United States.  While Arlington is not in the path of totality, we can expect to view the moon obscuring 63.2% of the sun. Join us in garden between Robbins … Continue reading

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Fall Book Buzz!

    Looking for something good to read in the next few months? Fall is such a huge time for publishing it can be hard to keep up with the onslaught of new books. But never fear: your friendly local … Continue reading

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Adult Summer Reading Challenge going strong

Over 100 people have signed up for the “Build A Better World” adult summer reading challenge at the Arlington libraries. If you’re one of them, well done! If you’re not, don’t worry, there’s still time! Sign up online or in … Continue reading

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Geek Con Trivia Questions

Did you miss Geek Con (or attend, but forget to pick up a trivia sheet)? Apparently our trivia questions – across four categories – were fiendishly hard! Try your hand at them here: Movies & TV In the Doctor Who … Continue reading

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