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August events at Robbins, Fox

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 Summer hours

The Robbins Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays in July and August, instead of 9 a.m. to 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 through September.

Programs for all Ages
Summer Reading for All
There's still time to register for Summer Reading programs for kids, teens, and adults! Summer Reading runs through Aug. 19. Learn more.
Programs and Events for Adults
Social Worker Drop-In Hours
Monday, Aug. 22
11 a.m. to 1 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. 
*NEW* English NOW! Conversation Group
Wednesdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31
11 12:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room 
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 the community. Participants in these free conversation groups discuss varied subjects under the supervision of native speakers. 
Zoom conversation groups are also available. Email for the Zoom links for the online groups or use Meeting IDs below:
Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Meeting ID: 694 300 663, Passcode: 528316
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Meeting ID: 812 2549 9096, Passcode: 659333
Drop-in Tech Help
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Tuesday, Aug. 23
2 to 3 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. 
Reel Queer
Thursday, Aug. 11
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room 
This month we’re watching The Feels, a 2017 lesbian dramedy. A lesbian bachelorette weekend goes awry when one of the brides admits she’s never had an orgasm. The movie stars Constance Wu and Angela Trimbur.  
Cookbook Club
Monday, Aug. 22
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Our August cookbook will be Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen by Adeena Sussman. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Choose a recipe to make, and register by emailing your recipe choice to Linda Dyndiuk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 17. Space is limited.
Speculative Fiction Book Group
Monday, Aug. 29
7 to 8 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room with remote attendance option
Robbins has a new book group for fans of science fiction, fantasy and tales of alternate realities! Join us to discuss Ring Shout or Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times by P. Djèlí Clark. We meet every other month, so mark your calendars! Copies of the book are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Email Verónica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Zoom access or additional information. 
Teen Program Highlights
See the full list of Teen programs at
Teen Take and Make
Month of August
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
Thursday Evening Concert Series
Thursday, Aug. 11
6 to 7 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.
The Big Reveal–Last Day of Summer Reading
Friday, Aug. 19
10 to 11 a.m.
Robbins Library 
We will reveal who the winner is of our most popular animal contest. Kids can pick up their books for completing a chart. Held in the Winfield Robbins Garden - weather permitting.
Arlington Needs Election Workers
Arlington needs election workers to work Check-in at the Primary Election on Sept. 6. Please fill out the online form and the Town Clerk will contact you about training in August. You can indicate your interest in becoming a Warden or Clerk, but those positions are filled for September. Applicants may choose to attend training to be ready for future elections. 
Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.


This news announcement was updated Aug. 10, 2022.

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