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Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart Drill Team Wins Another Trophy!

Yesterday was the 10th annual Massachusetts Library Association Book Cart Drill Team competition & the Robbins Library Rockin’ Robbins Book Cart Drill Team snagged another first place trophy! This year we were inspired by the 2017 solar eclipse (& the … Continue reading

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Friends of Robbins Library – Children’s Book Sale | Sat April 21

Mark your calendar! Saturday, April 21 is the Friends of the Robbins Library Annual Children’s Booksale! Come by the Robbins Library Community Room on Saturday, April 21 from  9am – 2pm. There will be craft activities! Books and media for … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Book Discussion Group – 5/7

The Robbins Library Book Discussion Group will next meet on Monday May 7 at 7 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. The group discusses “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson. New members are welcome. Book will be … Continue reading

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Change your view point! Arlington in historical photos

You are all by now probably familiar with the Digital Commonwealth repository where our digitized historical photos and postcards currently live.  Other historical material has been digitized, and we continue to add to this online historical trove.  A list of … Continue reading

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Donate your clean, sturdy reusable bags to support the ban

We’re inviting donations of clean, sturdy reusable bags in support of the Town’s plastic bag ban. For years, Robbins Library and Fox Library staff have accepted disposable plastic bags to give away as a convenience to patrons on rainy days … Continue reading

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Mass Ave. is Poetry Street!

To celebrate National Poetry Month,  the Fox Branch Library has partnered with Arlington Public Art to present the Poetry Youth Initiative and display poems written by Arlington Teens on Mass Ave. windows of the library. The Poetry Youth Initiative grew … Continue reading

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Black History Month Screening of Alice’s Ordinary People – Tonight!

Join us for a screening of Alice’s Ordinary People, followed by a discussion with director Craig Dudnick.  6:30PM in the Robbins Library downstairs Community Room. “Alice’s Ordinary People” is a 56-minute documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the … 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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The Boston Globe’s Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Series

At the end of last year, The Boston Globe released a series of articles called Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.  They look at Boston’s relationship with race through 5 different lenses – the development of the Seaport neighborhood, hospitals, colleges, sports, … Continue reading

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Colonial times in Menotomy

  Come visit our amazing Menotomy Schoolhouse (replica) which  once stood in the area of the Old Burying Ground during the 1600s-1700s.  It’s just one piece of a historical display to discover while in the Library lobby during the month … Continue reading

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