July events at Robbins, Fox

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 Summer hours, holiday closings

Robbins Library will be closed July 2 through 4 in observance of Independence Day.

We are excited to announce that beginning this summer, the Robbins Library will be open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays in July and August instead of only 9:00 a.m. - noon as in previous years. Reminder: Fox Branch Library is closed on Saturdays in July and August, and Robbins Library is closed on Sundays from June - September.

Programs for all Ages
 
Summer Reading for All
Summer Reading programs are back for kids, teens, and adults! Summer Reading runs through August 19. Learn more.
 
Summer Henna! for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Wednesday, July 27
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Mandy, our favorite henna artist, will adorn your skin with beautiful henna tattoos! The henna paste is applied artfully to the skin in breathtaking designs, and stains the skin for several weeks. It is safe for all skin types. This program is for the whole family– parents/guardians too!
 
Programs and Events for Adults
 
Robbins Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, July 11
7:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room, with remote attendance option.
EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting link
Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar is available for pickup at the Robbins Library.  Follow the group on Facebook.
 
Social Worker Drop-In Hours
Mondays, July 11, 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Robbins Library Conference Room
Struggling to meet basic needs such as housing, food, or employment? A social worker is available to answer questions about social services in and around Arlington. 
 
Drop-in Tech Help
Tuesday, July 12
Wednesday, July 27
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room 
Stop by and ask a librarian your technology-related questions. If we can't help with a specific issue you are having, we will do our best to point you to resources that can!
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 
 
Guys Book Group
Thursday, June 9
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 
Fox Library Community Room, with remote attendance option
This month we’re reading Rules of Civility, a novel by Amor Towles. Copies can be picked up at Robbins or Fox libraries, just ask for the Guys’ Book Group book. For this hybrid meeting, library visitors can join us in-person in the Fox Library Community Room or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the link to attend from home via Zoom. Newcomers welcome! Unless otherwise indicated, we always meet on the second Thursday of the month at the same time and place using the same Zoom link.
 
Arlington Author Salon
Thursday, July 14
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Kickstand Café with remote attendance option
Register to attend in person or via Zoom at https://arlingtonauthorsalon.wordpress.com/
We are thrilled that we are able to host in person at Kickstand Cafe for the first time in over two years (!!!) For those who prefer to attend online, we're partnering with ACMI to present the event over Zoom. The summer theme is: “Ethics/Boundaries” with Julie Carrick Dalton, Xujun Eberlein, and Connie Hertzberg Mayo. The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, and more. Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience. The Arlington Author Salon is funded in part by the grants committee of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.
 
Cookbook Club
Monday, July 25
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
July’s cookbook is Indian-ish by Priya Krishna. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Registration opens on July 11 and closes July 20. Choose a recipe to make, and register by emailing your recipe choice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during the registration period. Space is limited.
 
Social Justice Book Group Discussion: All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Tuesday, July 26
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room, with Zoom attendance option
This month’s Social Justice Book Group selection looks at the local issues of poverty in South Boston with All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald. Copies of the book are available at the Robbins Library circulation desk or request a copy via the Minuteman Libraries or the Libby app. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting link. Call 781-316-3218 for more information. Co-sponsored with Envision Arlington’s Diversity Task Group.
 
Queer Book Group
Wednesday, July 27
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room, with Zoom attendance option
In July we’ll discuss Gender Queer: a Memoir by Maia Kobabe. Limited copies available for pickup at the Robbins Library circulation desk. Attendees are encouraged to place their own holds for this book through the Minuteman system or on Libby. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.y for the Zoom link. Co-sponsored with the Arlington Rainbow Commission.
 
Teen Program Highlights
 
See the full list of Teen programs at robbinslibrary.org/events
 
Teen Take and Make
Month of July
Come to the circulation desk and pick up a summer take and make. Make an ocean buddy for your summer adventures! Supplies and directions are provided, just add glue! For rising grades 6-12.
 
Children's Program Highlights
 
See the full list of Children's programs at robbinslibrary.org/events
 
Thursday Evening Concert Series
Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Whittemore-Robbins Lawn (behind the library)
Our summer family concert series is back with music and fun! Bring a blanket for family oriented music.
 
 

This news announcement was updated June 29, 2022.