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Mental Health Fiction Books

During the month of May, Robbins Library is joining countless others in recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month. We’ve already published statistics and resources in a previous post, but what about books?

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Spring Reads 2018

Warm weather has been evading Massachusetts since Autumn. We’ve suffered through snow, icy rain, and strong winds when we should’ve been frolicking out in the green grass, enjoying the warm sunshine, and watching colorful flowers bloom. We’re going ahead and … Continue reading

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Now You’re Cookin’

Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or a total amateur, our librarians have you covered with these cookbook recommendations! My go-to cookbooks are The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook (otherwise known as “the big red binder one”), The New … Continue reading

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Brand New Books: January’s Fiction

  Wonder what your neighbors are reading this month? Who do the critics like?  Here are a few of the Robbins Library’s new and popular fiction releases.

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Bookish Podcasts

If you’re anything like me, reading books is not enough. You also want to read about books, talk about books with everyone you know, and even listen to complete strangers talk about books. I usually use my commuting time to listen … Continue reading

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The librarians would like to recommend…

          Tired of waiting for that magic email to arrive, telling you that the hot best seller you’ve been patiently waiting for has finally become available and is (those three magic words) READY FOR PICKUP? Eh. … Continue reading

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Make me laugh

Everyone knows that the library is a good place to visit if you’re in need of some Serious Literature. Sure, we have the books that have won the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, the … Continue reading

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Attention, Readers: Our Next Staff Picks Book Club Will Change Your Life

… Or at least I think it will.  This month, we will be reading Carol Rifka Brunt’s incredible, thought-provoking, tear-inducing masterpiece, Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Is that enough adjectives for you?  But seriously, this novel is not only the … Continue reading

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A Librarian Brain…

…is a terrible thing to waste.  So we don’t.  Instead, we’ve decided to challenge ourselves by offering a new, personalized book recommendation service.  It’s called the Reader’s Preference Survey.  And, well, it says what it does, and does what it says. … Continue reading

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Rediscover classics this summer

What better time than summer to catch up on the classics you’ve missed, or to re-experience those you haven’t read since high school? Here’s a list of some classics I’ve recently read and enjoyed. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott … Continue reading

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