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Dare to share for the Talking Chair

A Robbins Library visitor sees a welcoming armchair in the Fiction Room. She sits and hears: “This is Cathie Desjardins, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, reading “Spring” by second grader, Sam Liu.” The pleasantly surprised visitor listens to a short poem. She … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe’s Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Series

At the end of last year, The Boston Globe released a series of articles called Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.  They look at Boston’s relationship with race through 5 different lenses – the development of the Seaport neighborhood, hospitals, colleges, sports, … Continue reading

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Colonial times in Menotomy

  Come visit our amazing Menotomy Schoolhouse (replica) which  once stood in the area of the Old Burying Ground during the 1600s-1700s.  It’s just one piece of a historical display to discover while in the Library lobby during the month … Continue reading

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QBG Reads… Juliet Takes A Breath & Reel Queer Watches… Imagine Me & You

Join Queer Book Group on Wednesday December 13th at 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room for a discussion of the novel Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera!  We’ll be voting on the next batch of books we’re reading … Continue reading

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Pledge to be prepared

One of our displays this month is on the topic of emergency preparedness. We have a copy of an adult first aid/CPR booklet from the American Red Cross, which is available for free online. We have four checklists that you … Continue reading

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QBG’s Annual “Are You Feeling Pot-lucky?” Potluck!

It’s November, which means Wednesday November 29th @ 7pm (in the downstairs Community Room) will be our annual “Are You Feeling Pot-lucky?” Potluck!  Bring a dish to share with the group if you’re able, otherwise come enjoy the labor of others!  … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Building 125th Birthday Celebration

This fall, we celebrate two milestones: the Fox Branch Library turns 100, and the Robbins Library Building turns 125! Enjoy a slice of birthday cake with us and share your favorite library memories.  The celebration for Robbins Library Building will … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Starts November 1st

In case you haven’t heard, Open Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is November 1, 2017 through January 23, 2018 in Massachusetts.  (A more generous time frame than the federal government’s enrollment period, which is only open … Continue reading

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In Case of Emergency: Are you ready?

It’s been quite a year so far in the natural disasters department, from hurricanes and floods to blazing wildfires. You may have thought about putting together an emergency plan – but have you done it? There are three important steps … Continue reading

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1 week left in Fine Free Month!

We are waiving fees on all overdue materials this month. But there is only one week left! Do you have any library books at home from slightly to very overdue? Please them back to Robbins or Fox, and as a … Continue reading

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