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April 2020

Virtual Meeting – Game Chat: Social Distancing Edition

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a special virtual meeting of Game Chat! It’s like a book club, but for video games! This meeting we’re talking about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, available for the Nintendo Switch. Discussions may contain spoilers! We'll be meeting via Zoom - email Rob at rlorino@minlib.net before April 22nd @ 7pm for the Zoom link & with any questions!  

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Virtual Meeting – Robbins Library QBG Reads… The Color Purple

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month QBG reads the Pulitzer Prize winning classic novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Copies of the book are available instantly at no charge to you on Hoopla with your library card! We’ll be meeting via Zoom – email Rob at rlorino@minlib.net before April 29th @ 7pm for the Zoom link & with any questions! "A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia.…

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Virtual Book Discussion – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, an historical novel about packhorse librarians during the Depression and how one librarian needed to overcome prejudice to provide these much-needed services. The book is available as ebook and downloadable audio through hoopla. Directions for using hoopla can be found with all our instructional guides here.   The meeting will take place via Zoom. RSVP to arlington@minlib.net and you will be sent the Zoom…

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May 2020

Virtual Pride Prom

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bummed that Pride Prom got cancelled? So were we. So the prom must go on! Join Prom King and Queen, Jayden Jamison KA St. James and Sham Payne, for a virtual performance and then stick around to show off your outfit and play some games with us! Zoom Event: email kkania@minlib.net for meeting link.

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June 2020

Virtual Fox Festival Introduction Workshop : Zoom

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year we will celebrate the annual Fox Festival with an at-home theatrical extravaganza: The Epic Adventures of Fox and Owl.  We invite people of all ages to participate by taking our two protagonists – Fox and Owl – on an exciting adventure.  All you need is your imagination to invent a truly fabulous adventure that can come to life in your living room or backyard, or in a world of your creation.  Join us for these workshops to learn…

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Virtual Fox Festival Workshop Toy Theater Tips: Zoom

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This year we will celebrate the annual Fox Festival with an at-home theatrical extravaganza: The Epic Adventures of Fox and Owl.  We invite people of all ages to participate by taking our two protagonists – Fox and Owl – on an exciting adventure.  All you need is your imagination to invent a truly fabulous adventure that can come to life in your living room or backyard, or in a world of your creation.  Join us for these workshops to learn…

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Virtual Percy Jackson Trivia : Zoom

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Love the Percy Jackson books? Come show off your knowledge and have some fun Email atroha@minlib.net for the Zoom link

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Not-So-Young-Adult Book Group Reads My Lady Jane

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Event – Via Zoom MA United States

The Not-So-Young-Adult Book Group is meeting online! We’ll be reading My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows (available on Hoopla). E-mail Verónica at vrodriguez@minlib.net for Zoom details. This is a book group for adults, but we read books written for teens. Newcomers welcome! Learn how to get Hoopla here: https://robbinslibrary.wordpress.com/robbins-library-e-guides/    

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Tween Game Time: Zoom

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Love board games? Join us and other tweens to play a few virtual versions of popular board games!  Email atroha@minlib.net for the Zoom link

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Virtual Meeting: Queer Book Group (QBG) Reads Little Fish

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This month QBG reads the 2019 Lambda Literary Award winner for Transgender Fiction, novel Little Fish by Casey Plett. “Wendy Reimer is a thirty-year-old trans woman who comes across evidence that her late grandfather--a devout Mennonite farmer--might have been transgender himself.” Copies of the book & audiobook are available instantly on Hoopla with your library card! We'll be meeting via Zoom - email Rob at rlorino@minlib.net and you will be sent the Zoom meeting link close to the time of…

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Virtual Page Turners Book Club: Zoom

June 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a hangout and book chat on Zoom as we discuss The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John! For kids entering the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Required registration begins Monday, 6/15 at https://pt0620.eventbrite.com. Copies of the eBook and audiobook are available through Hoopla and the Minuteman Digital Catalog with your library card.

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Virtual Bookmarks Book Club : Zoom

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We'll meet on Zoom to talk about the book and play a game! This month's book is Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro, illustrated by Marion Lindsay. For kids entering 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. Registration opens on 6/16 at https://bkmk0620.eventbrite.com The ebook is available on Hoopla, free to library patrons with a library card.

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July 2020

Queer Teen Chat!

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Zoom Event: Kkania@minlib.net  Join your fellow LGBTQIA peers and allies for a social gathering! Bring your own snacks. Come chat and play games! For incoming grades 6-12.

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Robbins Library Book Discussion Group Discusses Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Moon Tiger is available with no holds, no waiting for this title on Hoopla.  Go get your copy and join the discussion; the group welcomes new members. Follow the group on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/212703859877372/  Zoom Event: email tzhenderson8@gmail.com for meeting link

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Guys Book Group

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This month we’re reading Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen. The book is available on Hoopla, https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12153425, and therefore will be available for everyone. If unsure of how to set up Hoopla, contact Brad. Zoom Event: email Brad McKenna, bradley.mckenna@gmail.com for meeting link.

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Arlington Author Salon: Words and Music

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The summer theme is: "Words and music" with U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, Erin Eileen Almond, and Janet Pocorobba. 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. Learn more at https://arlingtonauthorsalon.wordpress.com/.  Zoom Event: email anicolay@minlib.net for webinar link

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Family Bingo

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for some family bingo! We will email you a bingo card so you can play along while our librarian calls out numbers. Email atroha@minlib.net for the Zoom link

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Book Chat

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There’s no assigned book for this meeting – just come and talk about what you’ve been reading lately (or listening to or watching). We’ll talk about what we liked and what we didn’t like and swap book suggestions! This even takes place on Zoom: email ldyndiuk@minlib.net to RSVP and get the meeting link.

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Virtual Page Turners Book Club : Zoom

July 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a hangout and book chat on Zoom as we discuss The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis! For kids entering the 4th, 5th and 6th grade. Required registration begins Monday, 7/6 at https://pt0720.eventbrite.com Copies of the eBook and audiobook are available through Hoopla and the Minuteman Digital Catalog with your library card.

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PLUGGED iN: KEEPiNG YOUR DANCE CARD FULL WHEN STAYiNG 6-FEET APART

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Covid-19 has forced us to make important, unexpected changes in our daily life. Physical distancing is clearly a transition over which we have no control as guidelines continue to change. How do we make the transition from what has been to what will be? How do we live through the ups and downs and learn from this unexpected situation? How can we cope with physical distancing so we can emerge with our mental and physical health intact? Nancy Schlossberg, psychologist…

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Marvel Movie Trivia

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Email atroha@minlib.net for the Zoom link Love Marvel movies? Come celebrate your fandom with some trivia.

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Teen DIY Try

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Zoom Event: kkania@minlib.net  Come learn how to make homemade sprinkles! Can’t make it? Check out instagram (@robbinslibraryteens) afterwards to see the video! For incoming grades 6-12.

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Virtual Workshop “Getting Started with Homeschooling”: Zoom

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event – Via Zoom MA United States

Join us for a discussion about homeschooling.  Topics to be covered include a history and an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources and homeschooling support.  Required registration begins on 7/8 at 9am at https://getstartedhomeschool.eventbrite.com

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Fox Festival Workshop

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF FOX AND OWL Introducing Fox and Owl – paper puppets created by artist Kari Percival – that you can take on an adventure! We invite you to make art and tell a story with Fox, Owl, and any characters you invent yourself for the FOX & OWL TINY FILM & PHOTO FESTIVAL later this the summer! Get started on your Fox and Owl Project!  Get one-on-one tips from artists Sara Peattie and Kari Percival! Learn more…

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Not-So-Young-Adult Book Group Reads Monster by Walter Dean Myers

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Zoom Event: email vrodriguez@minlib.net for meeting link. Monday, July 27 4:00 p.m. The Not-So-Young-Adult Book Group is meeting online! We'll be reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers (available on Hoopla). This is a book group for adults, but we read books written for teens. Newcomers welcome!  

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Virtual Bookmarks Book Club : Zoom

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We'll meet on Zoom to talk about the book and play a game! This month's book is A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold, illustrated by Charles Santoso. For kids entering 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. Registration opens on 7/14 at https://bkmk0720.eventbrite.com The ebook is available on Hoopla, free to library patrons with a library card.

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Doodle-a-long

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Zoom Event: Kkania@minlib.net Follow along with a doodle tutorial! Show off our creations at the end if you’d like. For incoming grades 6-12.

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August 2020

Virtual Workshop “Getting Started with Homeschooling”: Zoom

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion about homeschooling.  Topics to be covered include a history and an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources and homeschooling support. Registration starts on July 20 at https://gettingstartedwithhomeschoolingaug.eventbrite.com

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