Adults Highlights

New Fiction by Indigenous Authors

October 5, 2022

Robbins is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day by showcasing new fiction by indigenous authors. Enjoy! A Minor Chorus / Billy-Ray BelcourtA debut novel from a rising literary star that brings the modern queer and Indigenous experience into sharp relief. In Northern Alberta, a queer Indigenous doctoral student steps away from his dissertation to write a novel. […]

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New Fiction by Hispanic/Latinx Authors

September 30, 2022

We’ve gathered a list of new fiction by Hispanic and Latinx authors to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Not everyone who identifies as Hispanic identifies as Latinx and vice versa. Since not all authors include this info in their bios, we want to avoid generalizing or labeling under one category or the other.

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Banned Books Week 2022

September 21, 2022

Banned Books Week is taking place this year between September 18 – 24. One of the basic policies in the Library Bill of Rights states: Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. “Library Bill of Rights”, American Library Association, June 30, 2006.http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill (Accessed September 20, 2022)Document ID: […]

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Martial Arts Movies to Stream

September 20, 2022

Did you watch “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and want to stream some amazing martial arts movies? We’ve put together a list of some great titles available on Hoopla and Kanopy. For more martial arts movies stop by Robbins and check out the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” display. Fantasy (Wuxia) The Assassin (Hoopla and […]

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Uncle Sam and the Origins of Town Day

September 13, 2022

After a three year absence, Town Day returns to Arlington on September 17th. Traditionally, this is a day where Arlington businesses and organizations set up booths in Arlington Center with sales and games, including our own Friends of Robbins Library Town Day book sale! But why do we hold a town day in the middle […]

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English Language Learner Resources

August 12, 2022

Learning English as a second language? Check out these new resources! Click the Select Language box at the bottom of this page to translate this text into another language. English NOW!, an Arlington-based group, offers English language learners opportunities to practice their conversation skills, advance their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar, and make connections in […]

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Bingo Square: Ocean-themed audiobooks through Hoopla

August 9, 2022

Are you participating in the 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge but need help with this specific bingo square? We’ve got some suggestions for you! Browse through the titles and click to access. Happy reading! The following are ocean-themed audiobooks available through Hoopla! Looking for more summer reading suggestions? Check our blog archive for more! Fiction They Came from the […]

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Bingo Square: Fantasy Novel Set In or Near the Ocean

August 8, 2022

Are you participating in the 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge but need help with this specific bingo square? We’ve got some suggestions for you! Browse through the titles and click to access the catalog record. And remember: HAVE FUN!

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Bingo Square: Ocean-themed graphic novel

August 4, 2022

Are you participating in the 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge and having a hard time figuring out what to read the square “ocean-themed graphic novel”? Here are some suggestions for you. Looking for more summer reading bingo suggestions? Check our blog archive for more! Black is the Color by Julia Gfrörer. Black is the Color […]

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Bingo Square: Nonfiction Books About Sustainable Seafood

August 3, 2022

Are you participating in the 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge and stumped by this bingo square? Never fear – we have some book suggestions for you! These are all nonfiction books about sustainable seafood. Looking for more summer reading bingo suggestions? Check our blog archive for more! Cookbooks Good Fish: 100 Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific […]

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Bingo Square: Novels Set On Boats

August 1, 2022

Are you participating in the 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge and stumped by this bingo square? Never fear – we have some book suggestions for you! These novels are all set on boats (or at least a big chunk of the novel is set on a boat, which is good enough.)

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Bingo Square: A Mystery or thriller with a beach theme

July 28, 2022

Are you participating in the 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge but need help with the bingo square “mystery or thriller with a beach theme”? We’ve got some suggestions for you! Browse through the titles and click on the links to access the catalog. Looking for more summer reading bingo suggestions? Check our blog archive for more! Beauty Queens by […]

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