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Red Letter Poem #42

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. In praise of fathers and mothers.  No, not the ones we are born to – I’d hope we need no reminder for that gratitude.  I mean those cultural/spiritual/societal patriarchs and matriarchs that materialized … Continue reading

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US Capitol Riots: Your Library Guide

On January 6, 2021, the world watched as a mob of Trump supporters rioted and took over the US Capitol in Washington, DC. News outlets, social media, and smartphones buzzed with all sorts of information, some factual and some not … Continue reading

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum Featured Speaker for Arlington Reads Together

The Robbins Library and The Arlington Education Foundation welcome Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of the 2021 Arlington Reads Together (ART) selection Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, to Arlington on Sunday, March 21 at … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #41

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. The first thing to know about literary ‘translation’: it’s an impossibility – especially when it comes to poetry.  Not only are there rarely direct equivalencies between languages, there’s the matter of those … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #40

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. The new, for better or worse, is perhaps the most prized quality in art-making: the cutting-edge creative style, voice, or subject matter.  But in truth all creation, even the most radical, has … Continue reading

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2020 Best Books from Robbins & Fox Library Staff

Happy New Year!!!  Here are the Robbins & Fox Library librarians’ top books of 2020! Things in Jars by Jess Kidd Mexican Gothic by Silva Moreno-García The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix Harrow the Ninth … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #39

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Everyone loves a good ghost story – Charles Dickens understood that – not to mention the dream of second chances.  So when old Mr. Scrooge is visited by his phantom possibilities, we … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #38

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. People are always creating systems to classify/categorize/pigeonhole individuals, often with little success.  Yet I believe I can neatly divide humanity into two distinct groups: those who collect and those who disperse.  (I’m of the former category, … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #37

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. “Songs are thoughts, sung out with the breath when people are moved by great forces and ordinary speech no longer suffices…And then…we, who always think we are small, will feel still … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Materials Pick-up Resumes Dec. 14

We are restoring drop-in materials pickup services and contactless pickup on Monday, December 14 on the basis of further testing for COVID-19 among staff, and negative results.   Items that were on hold when we closed on December 7 will be available … Continue reading

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