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Arlington Speaks: Things Every American Should Know

Throughout December, you might have seen the big poster boards near the elevator at Robbins, inviting anyone to contribute their ideas of “Things Every American Should Know.” The idea for this display came from the essay “How to Be American: Why … Continue reading

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Ten Things Every American Should Know

Just over a year ago, in the fall 2015 edition of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Eric Liu published an article called “How to Be American: Why cultivating a shared cultural core is more important than ever—and why such a … Continue reading

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the Mindfulness Origami Project at Robbins = Create your own origami

  Have you ever wondered about the art of origami?  Is there a connection between mindfulness and origami? Come to the new exhibit on the Little Table and give origami a try.  The display also contains books and dvds and cds … Continue reading

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Blink and you’ll miss it

We set up this display of New Year’s resolution-type books on December 30: The table was full of books like Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness, Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, One … Continue reading

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Apple picking, pumpkin patches, hayrides and more!

Fall is my favorite season, and here in New England, I always look forward to going apple picking each fall. The Boston Globe has put together a helpful guide of the farms and orchards across the state that offer pick-your-own … Continue reading

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Choose Privacy Week

“We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.” -American Library Association Code of Ethics May 1-7 is Choose Privacy Week. The name says it … Continue reading

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Readers! Who’s your character crush?

Books come in all shapes and styles, all colors and flavors, all genres, for all ages. But nearly every book has something in common: characters. Usually, it’s a book’s characters that make you feel something: the protagonists may inspire admiration, … Continue reading

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Six-Word Memoirs

In 2006, SMITH Magazine was born, and soon it launched its Six-Word Memoir project. The project has spawned a number of books (Not Quite What I Was Planning in 2008, I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets and Six-Word Memoirs on Love and … Continue reading

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