Thursday, April 6, 2017

Caricatures!
Thursday, April 27
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come to the teen area and have your caricature drawn by a professional artist!  

Friday, March 31, 2017

Goodbye, All!

Dear Teens (or other library users, but mainly teens),

It has been amazing being your Teen Services Librarian. The Teen Area has gone through a drastic transformation in my 5+ years here; it may not be perfect (if only there were walls!), but I've done my best to leave you a space that is safe and comfortable.

There won't be as many programs until a new librarian is hired but the staff at the Reference Desk are wonderful, they will do their best to help you with whatever you may need. 

While I'm gone, do not hesitate to leave feedback for the next person in the Pink Pig. Dont' know what I'm referring to? Just come into the Teen Area, you are sure to find it.

You are all awesome, it has been a blast!!!

Best,

Aimee

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Upcoming March Events: Food, Opinions and LGBTQ+ Drop In

Food Friday!
Friday, March 17
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Teens, come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! This food tasting event is for those in grades 6-12.



Teen Opinion Time
Tuesday, March 21
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come share your opinions about the library, our programming, and materials so that we can make the library a better place for you.

LGBTQ+ Drop In
Tuesday, March 28
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace, or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ART 2017 Kicks Off Saturday with Nicole Maines and Pizza!

Arlington Reads Together 2017 kicks off with a special event! Join us for an afternoon with Nicole Maines, the subject of our 2017 selection “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” by Amy Ellis Nutt. Nicole’s talk “Transgender: You’re Part of the Story” will be inspiring to teens and adults as she recounts her life and work to tell the world who she is. This event will be held at Arlington’s Town Hall Saturday, March 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Following the event, The Book Rack will be selling copies of “Becoming Nicole” and Nicole will be signing books.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is suggested.


Following Nicole Maine’s talk at Town Hall, area teens are invited to a pizza social with Nicole. She’ll be speaking with First Parish and Arlington-area Youth. Hang out, play games, and have a chance to meet Nicole.

This event will be held at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, Massachusetts at 630 Mass Ave, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. First Parish is located directly next to Robbins Library. This event is free and open to area teens. There will be a concurrent parent’s forum with Nicole’s father Wayne Maines.

Pizza generously provided by Za Restaurant in Arlington Mass.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Upcoming Teen Events: Nicole Maines!, LGBTQ+ Drop In, and a Movie

LGBTQ+ Drop In
Tuesday, February 28
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, ace, or questioning teen? Are you a teen ally for LGBTQIA teens? If you answered yes to either of these questions then we invite you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy an afternoon of fun.

Arlington Reads Together Kick off with Nicole Maines: You are Part of the Story
Saturday March 4
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave 
Arlington Reads Together 2017 kicks off with a special event! Join us for an afternoon with Nicole Maines, the subject of our 2017 selection “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family” by Amy Ellis Nutt. Nicole’s talk “Transgender: You're Part of the Story” will be inspiring to teens and adults as she recounts her life and work to tell the world who she is.  Following the event, The Book Rack will be selling copies of “Becoming Nicole” and Nicole will be signing books. Nicole’s appearance in Arlington is made possible by the Library Board of Trustees, Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group, the Friends of Robbins Library, and the Friends of Fox Branch Library. This event is free and open to all. Registration is suggested at arlingtonreadstogether.eventbrite.com
Please contact Maura Deedy at mdeedy{at}minlib.net with any questions. 

Early Release Movie
Tuesday, March 7
1:30-3:15 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Enjoy the early release day with snacks and a screening of a movie in the Teen Area. Open to those in grades 6-12. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Winter Explosion is Coming...

Don't miss the 3rd annual Winter Explosion on Thursday, February 16, in the Robbins Library Teen Area from 3 to 4:30 pm. There will be hot chocolate, cookie decoration, and more! Whether you are stopping in for the whole time or just dropping by to get some hot chocolate to go, don't miss this once a year event! 

This program is free and open to youth in grades 6 through 12.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Upcoming Events: Gap Year, Writers, Early Release and Food Friday

What Is a Gap Year, and Is It for You?
Thursday, February 2
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Are you feeling uncertain or hesitant about going straight to college?  Have you looked into gap year options and been overwhelmed by what is out there? Do you worry 
about what a gap year may cost?  Come learn all about gap year from Jane Sarouhan, Vice President of the Center for Interim Programs, the first independent gap year counseling organization in the United States. Jane has been working with young adults, families and programs for 20 years as an educator, programmer, director and counselor.
Students, parents and staff are welcome to attend!  

Teen Writers Workshop
8 Mondays:
Monday, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24
6-7:30 p.m.
Writers' presentation on Sunday, May 7, 3-4:30 pm
Work with Lynette Benton, published writer and writing instructor, to begin or move forward on your writing projects. For students who like to write stories, poems, or essays. For ages 12-18.  Meet at the Robbins Reference Desk. 
Register at:  https://writersworkshopwinterspring2017.eventbrite.com

Early Release Movie- The Princess Bride
Tuesday, February 7
1:30-3:15 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Enjoy the early release day with snacks and a screening of the Princess Bride in the Teen Area. Open to those in grades 6-12. 

Food Friday!
Friday, February 10
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Teens, come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick! This food tasting event is for those in grades 6-12.