1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

This month, we’re starting “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!" Come into the Libraries to find out more and to sign up! Parents sign their little ones up to read 1, 000 books before they start kindergarten. We have books, lists, and suggestions. Come into the libraries to sign up and collect a booklet to start counting …

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Kids’ Book Club Registration is Open: Spring Session

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Sign up for one of our Kids' Book Clubs! Join us for monthly in-person meetings where we have a fun discussion, play games, and make crafts! Sign up for all book clubs opens today at 6pm and will be open through January 31st. This sign up period is for the Spring Session (Feb.-March-April). Sign up …

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ROBBINS – Ukulele for Families

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.  For …

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Reading Room Concert Series: Louise Grasmere and Linda Shoemaker

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

The Friends of Robbins Library  Reading Room Concert Series is back live in 2023!  We are delighted to welcome Louise Grasmere and Linda Shoemaker to open the series. With acoustic guitar, vocals and percussion they will bring songs from the ‘Next Chapter’ series of their new work.  Expect soul, jazz, blues and folk with compelling …

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TEAS Test Prep for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Are you a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) whose first language is not English? Is your goal to enroll in nursing school or another health-related program? This 12 week, 36-hour course offered by Lamplight Women’s Literacy Center will prepare CNAs for the Reading and English Language Usage portions of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills.) …

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ROBBINS – Monday Storytime (ages 1-2)

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Storytime for kids ages 1-2. Stories, rhymes, crafts and/or fingerplay. Pick up free ticket 1/2 hour prior. Masks are recommended.

ROBBINS – Kids’ Singalong

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Sing and dance with our fantastic musicians! For kids age 0-5. Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior. Masks are recommended.

ROBBINS – Wednesday Story Time

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Stories, songs, and lots of wiggling for kids ages 3-5! Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior. Masks are recommended.

ROBBINS – Book Club for 4th & 5th Graders

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

This month's book is The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner. We'll talk about the book and have a fun activity. Books are available in the Children's Room. Registration is required. Sign up for registration is held at the beginning of the series (Jan.)  https://4and5bookclub.eventbrite.com

ROBBINS – Family Game Night

Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

Grab a friend or your favorite adult and come play our board games or bring your own! Drop-in For kids of all ages and their adults. Masks are recommended.