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In honor of National Poetry Month, here are some of our librarians’ favorite poetry collections! The Romantic Dogs – Roberto BolanosBone – Ysra Daley-WardCrush – Richard SikenSplay Anthem – Nathaniel MackeyMadness – Sam Sax A Child’s Garden of Verses by … Continue reading

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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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Meet Cathie Desjardins: Arlington’s newest Poet Laureate

In August, the Board of Selectman confirmed Cathie Desjardins to be the next Poet Laureate of Arlington. In her role as the Poet Laureate Cathie will be the “leading poetic voice and an ambassador for poetry, encouraging the reading and writing … Continue reading

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Try p o e t r y POE try POETRY

ATTENTION ALL POETs and POETRY LOVERS         If you have a chance this month, stop on over to Robbins Library for our poetry display in the Lobby next to the elevator.  We have poetry magazines, journals, books, and … Continue reading

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Arlington’s Queer Open Mic, tonight, April 1st

Did you know it’s going to be 68 degrees on Friday?  How exciting is that? You know what else is exciting?  The Queer Open Mic that’s happening at the library tonight.  This is a pretty unplugged event (save for mics for the … Continue reading

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Arlington’s Queer Open Mic, on April 1st @ 7PM

It’s no April Fools’!  Arlington’s Queer Open Mic is quite real, and is happening on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at the Robbins Library. We’ve got a couple of great featured performers – poet, Aaron Smith and queer erotica writer, Anna … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2014

Let’s get the pun out of the way right up front: Have you seen our poet tree? (Get it? Poet-tree? Poetry?) April is, as we pointed out last year, National Poetry Month, and one way we are celebrating is with … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month!  Happy poem to you! In honor of all things poetic (of which I’m told there are many ways to be), I figured we should do some highlighting, and linking for your viewing/listening/reading pleasure. First up: … Continue reading

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