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March 2021

Toddler Time: Zoom

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers! Required registration opens on 2/24 at https://tt0303.eventbrite.com Toddlers and their caregivers are highly encouraged to use video and sound during Toddler Time on Zoom. This is an interactive program designed to foster a positive relationship with books and reading. We would love to see and hear you so we can create a community of readers together! Zoom story times are never recorded.

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Arlington Reads Together Book Discussion: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting In the Cafeteria Together, The Introduction

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this roundtable discussion focusing on the introduction to the Arlington Reads Together  book pick, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. Author Beverly Daniel Tatum quotes James Baldwin “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” In this discussion we hope to discuss questions about race and society as these conversations are often hard to begin.  Zoom event, email atroha@minlib.net for meeting link

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Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

March 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. Yoga mats are optional. No previous experience required.  Zoom link will be sent the day of the session. Questions? Contact Anna at alitten@minlib.net.  Zoom program, register at https://forms.gle/SgQAgERFFaXG3JFA8

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Everyone Belongs: METCO in Arlington, A Conversation with Margaret Thomas

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Zoom event, register at https://artmetco.eventbrite.com Jillian Harvey, Town of Arlington’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, hosts a conversation with Margaret Credle Thomas, Director of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) Program in Arlington. Thomas has led the program for the past 8 years and has gained significant insight into the experiences of students of color in town. Thomas and Harvey will discuss the history of the METCO program, its impact in Arlington, and Thomas’ unique role in leading the…

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Toddler Time: Zoom

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers! Required registration opens on 3/3 at https://tt0310.eventbrite.com Toddlers and their caregivers are highly encouraged to use video and sound during Toddler Time on Zoom. This is an interactive program designed to foster a positive relationship with books and reading. We would love to see and hear you so we can create a community of readers together! Zoom story times are never recorded.

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Dungeons and Dragons – Teens

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2021 at 3:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robbins-library-dungeons-and-dragons-tickets-141847751443 Join DM Isaac for an ongoing campaign this month! Looking to sink your teeth into a longer story? Want to learn the ins and outs of character creation? LGBTQIA and neurodiverse friendly! Bring just yourself, no supplies needed (you make want a pen and paper though). Grades 6-12.

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Race Matters – A Book Club for Caregivers: Zoom

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Join this 4-week series on Zoom to discuss picture books that touch on race and racism.  Caregivers of kids 0-7 are invited to read 3 diverse picture books a week and discuss them together with a librarian. The book club will meet from 7:30-8:30pm for four weeks: Wednesday, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31.  Registered participants will be notified about book pick up and sent the Zoom link by email before the program begins. Required registration opens on 2/24 at https://racemattersmarch21.eventbrite.com

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SpeakOUT: Intersecting Queer Identities

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoom event, register at https://artspeakout.eventbrite.com The Robbins Library Queer Book Group/Social is proud to host a panel discussion where LGBTQ+ people of color will share  personal stories exploring the intersections of their identities. SpeakOUT Boston tells the stories of LGBTQ+ lives to raise awareness and create safer spaces for LGBTQ+ people by opening up a dialogue with its audiences.   Support for this program comes  from Arlington’s Rainbow Commission.

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Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

March 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. Yoga mats are optional. No previous experience required.  Zoom link will be sent the day of the session. Questions? Contact Anna at alitten@minlib.net.  Zoom program, register at https://forms.gle/SgQAgERFFaXG3JFA8

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Guys Book Group

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This month we’re reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.  Copies of the book are available for pickup at the Robbins Library.  Newcomers welcome! Zoom program, email bradley.mckenna@gmail.com for meeting link

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Arlington Reads Together Book Discussion: What Questions Do We Have?

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a roundtable discussion of the 2021 Arlington Reads Together book pick Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria ahead of author Beverly Daniel Tatum’s visit to the community. At  this meeting, we’ll discuss the book, and think about follow up questions to pose to Dr. Tatum during her visit on March 21.  Zoom event, email alitten@minlib.net for meeting link

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Toddler Time: Zoom

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers! Required registration opens on 3/10 at https://tt0317.eventbrite.com Toddlers and their caregivers are highly encouraged to use video and sound during Toddler Time on Zoom. This is an interactive program designed to foster a positive relationship with books and reading. We would love to see and hear you so we can create a community of readers together! Zoom story times are never recorded.

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Race Matters – A Book Club for Caregivers: Zoom

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Join this 4-week series on Zoom to discuss picture books that touch on race and racism.  Caregivers of kids 0-7 are invited to read 3 diverse picture books a week and discuss them together with a librarian. The book club will meet from 7:30-8:30pm for four weeks: Wednesday, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31.  Registered participants will be notified about book pick up and sent the Zoom link by email before the program begins. Required registration opens on 2/24 at https://racemattersmarch21.eventbrite.com

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CrafterZoom: Zoom

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun craft on Zoom! We will provide the materials, after you register you can pick up the materials at the Robbins Library. Then join us on Zoom on March 18 at 4:00 as we work on our craft together! Required registration opens on 3/4 at https://crafterzoommarch.eventbrite.com

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Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

March 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. Yoga mats are optional. No previous experience required.  Zoom link will be sent the day of the session. Questions? Contact Anna at alitten@minlib.net.  Zoom program, register at https://forms.gle/SgQAgERFFaXG3JFA8

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What Is Racism?: A Workshop for Kids With Wee the People

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Zoom event, register at https://weethepeoplewhatisracism320.eventbrite.com Kids notice a LOT -- including skin color. They sense that it matters, and they have questions about how and why. Together we will explore how racism isn’t just one thing, but a system with many parts working together. Through activities, kids will learn how they can help challenge and disrupt these systems. Geared for kids ages 6-10.  This program is supported by the Russell Fund.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Artist Talk with Michelle Lougee, Samantha Fields, and Charlotte Milan

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Artists are challenging the disposable culture of 21st century capitalism by highlighting the environmental damage of waste while transforming trash into art. Join two of the Boston area's most thought provoking practitioners: Michelle Lougee and Samantha Fields, joined by Charlotte Milan, Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Arlington. While serving as ArtsArlington's 2020 Artist-in-Residence, Michelle Lougee led hundreds of volunteers in transforming thousands of plastic bags into sculpture warning of the deadly effects of plastic in the world's oceans. Entitled…

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Learn How to Download ebooks with Libby

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In these sessions hosted by Libby experts you will learn the basics of signing in, navigating the app, browsing and searching, placing holds, borrowing titles, and more. If you are already familiar with the basics but want more tips and tricks, sign up for the 10:30 a.m. Deep Dive session. All sessions are 30 minutes long.  Zoom program, register at: http://bit.ly/robbinstrain  Getting Started sessions at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 a.m. Deep Dive session at 10:30 a.m. 

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Toddler Time: Zoom

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers! Required registration opens on 3/17 at https://tt0324.eventbrite.com Toddlers and their caregivers are highly encouraged to use video and sound during Toddler Time on Zoom. This is an interactive program designed to foster a positive relationship with books and reading. We would love to see and hear you so we can create a community of readers together! Zoom story times are never recorded.

Find out more »

Dungeons and Dragons – Teens

March 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 24, 2021 at 3:30 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robbins-library-dungeons-and-dragons-tickets-141847751443 Join DM Isaac for an ongoing campaign this month! Looking to sink your teeth into a longer story? Want to learn the ins and outs of character creation? LGBTQIA and neurodiverse friendly! Bring just yourself, no supplies needed (you make want a pen and paper though). Grades 6-12.

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Race Matters – A Book Club for Caregivers: Zoom

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Join this 4-week series on Zoom to discuss picture books that touch on race and racism.  Caregivers of kids 0-7 are invited to read 3 diverse picture books a week and discuss them together with a librarian. The book club will meet from 7:30-8:30pm for four weeks: Wednesday, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31.  Registered participants will be notified about book pick up and sent the Zoom link by email before the program begins. Required registration opens on 2/24 at https://racemattersmarch21.eventbrite.com

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4th & 5th Grade Book Club: Zoom

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a hangout and book chat on Zoom as we discuss Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott.  For kids in the 4th & 5th grade. Required registration opens 3/1 at https://pt0321.eventbrite.com The librarian has books available for readers.  Once registration is complete, participants will be contacted with details to pickup a book at the Robbins Library.

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Arlington Reads Together Book Discussion: Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Facilitated book discussion of the Arlington Reads Together book pick, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria.  with Arlington resident  B. Joanna Chen. Participants will be prompted to reflect on their own identities and share their takeaways from Dr. Tatum's work.  B. Joanna Chen is a long-time library lover and a more recent Arlington resident. She holds a bachelor’s in English and Sociology with a minor in Inequality Studies and Asian American Studies from Cornell University.…

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Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

March 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. Yoga mats are optional. No previous experience required.  Zoom link will be sent the day of the session. Questions? Contact Anna at alitten@minlib.net.  Zoom program, register at https://forms.gle/SgQAgERFFaXG3JFA8

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Toddler Time: Zoom

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers! Required registration opens on 3/24 at https://tt0331.eventbrite.com Toddlers and their caregivers are highly encouraged to use video and sound during Toddler Time on Zoom. This is an interactive program designed to foster a positive relationship with books and reading. We would love to see and hear you so we can create a community of readers together! Zoom story times are never recorded.

Find out more »

Race Matters – A Book Club for Caregivers: Zoom

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Join this 4-week series on Zoom to discuss picture books that touch on race and racism.  Caregivers of kids 0-7 are invited to read 3 diverse picture books a week and discuss them together with a librarian. The book club will meet from 7:30-8:30pm for four weeks: Wednesday, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31.  Registered participants will be notified about book pick up and sent the Zoom link by email before the program begins. Required registration opens on 2/24 at https://racemattersmarch21.eventbrite.com

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