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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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Read this. And that. And those.

We sure do love a good book recommendation at the good ol’ Robbins Library (did you see our recommendation page?).  NPR’s “On Point” had a discussion this afternoon about summer reading (very informative!), but they’ve also put up a page which is … Continue reading

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New Book : The Lifeboat

Recently I attended the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia with a couple of my co-workers (thank you, library trustees!) One of the sessions I attended was a panel of a few of this spring’s debut authors, and I was … Continue reading

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