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Red Letter Poem #2

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Back in the ’60’s, as a young poet learning his craft, I was drawn to visionaries with a flare for seeing beyond: Hart Crane whose “Stars scribble on our eyes…”; and … Continue reading

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The Red Letter Poems Project

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. When I was first appointed as Poet Laureate for Arlington, one of my goals was to help bring the strength and delight of poetry into unexpected settings.  The Red Letter Poems … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Launches Virtual Storytime

Looking for something fun to do with children during this “stay at home” period? Come to a virtual storytime!  Robbins and Fox librarians will offer online storytime on Facebook Live on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. while the library is closed.   … Continue reading

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Using the library from a distance during COVID-19

Our physical locations are closed, but we’re here to help connect you with some high quality, content-rich online resources. For some, you’ll need a library card. Others are free and open to all. Your key to online resources is your … Continue reading

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Emergency closure effective 3/13/20

The Town has decided to take the step of closing facilities including Arlington’s Libraries, effective Friday, 3/13. The earliest the libraries will reopen is Saturday, March 28. Please check arlingtonma.gov for details and further updates. Please hold all library materials until … Continue reading

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How your library is responding to COVID-19

As you know, we are all facing a difficult public health situation. It’s an unsettling time, and we are doing everything possible to protect patrons and our staff. Until further notice, and at minimum through April 13, 2020: In response … Continue reading

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Auschwitz – 75th Anniversary of the liberation – A Library display

  A display of books, films and visuals, to learn more about the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the Holocaust in general.   Facts: On January 27, 1945 all prisoners left behind at Auschwitz were liberated by the 1st Ukrainian Front … Continue reading

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Wayfarer Film Series Presents: The Red Balloon (Thursday, February 13)

Travel the world and experience international cinema with the Wayfarer Film Series at Robbins Library! Catch a glimpse from beyond the continent, snack on fresh popcorn from our brand new popcorn popping machine, and enjoy a variety of films you might … Continue reading

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Cookbook Club on February 3!

Registration is open for our February meeting of Cookbook Club, which will be held on February 3 from 6:30-8 in the Robbins Library Community Room. We’ll be cooking from Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi, a book of recipes that are all … Continue reading

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Arlington’s Libraries Ring in the New Year with Automatic Renewals

Do your New Year’s resolutions include “read more books”? Good news, library book renewals just got a lot more convenient. Thanks to a Minuteman Library Network-wide change, your library checkouts will renew themselves! Effective January 1, Arlington’s Libraries and the … Continue reading

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