Thursday, April 17, 2014

Move It Like Shakira has been postponed!!!

We are sad to announce that tonight's Move It Like Shakira event has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 19th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the Robbins Library Community Room.  The instructor is sick and is on bed rest.  If you've registered for the event then you will automatically be registered for the June date.  If you need to cancel your registration, just let us know.  Anyone who would like to register can do so here.

The instructor was sad she had to reschedule, she really wanted to be here tonight.  We hope this new date works for everyone.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Teen Events: April 13th - April 19th

Teen Writers' Workshop Reading
Sunday, April 13th
2:30-4:00 PM
Robbins Library Community Room
Join the Robbins Library as we celebrate the culmination of the Winter Teen Writers' Workshop lead by local author Lynette Benton. Listen to powerful writing, enjoy refreshments and celebrate teen creativity. 

Teens Only Book Group
Wednesday, April 16th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library Teen Area
“Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
This book group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Attendees will help select the book for each future meeting. The goal is to try new books; if you can’t get into the selection then just put it down. No worries if you don’t finish the book, just come share your thoughts on other books you have read, eat snacks and enjoy the discussion! Drop in and bring friends.
Copies of “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children" will be available in the Teen Area.

Move It Like Shakira
Thursday, April 17th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Robbins Library Community Room
Time to learn some new moves for those upcoming dances. Seyyide will teach you the individual moves, breaking them down in detail (her specialty!), and also teach you how to put them together to dance to one of Shakira's songs using her movements. After this class you will have some new moves and really know how to dance like Shakira. 
Please register here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Doctor Who Tonight April 11th!!!

Doctor Who After Hours
Friday, April 11th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Robbins Library Community Room
Calling all Teen Doctor Who fans! The Robbins Library will be screening 3 episodes of the new series. The night will also include pizza and trivia.  Start looking for your sonic screwdriver now!  You don't want to miss your appointment with the Doctor. 
This event will be happening on a Friday night when the library is closed.  Teens will have to come into the Community Room side entrance.  All attendees should be in the building by 6:00 PM as to not disturb the screening of the episodes.
Please register here so we know how many pizzas and sodas to buy!
If you need to contact the facilitators during or an hour prior to the event then call 781-316-3246.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ch-ch-changes: New Furniture!!!

You've been hearing about it for a while, maybe you even thought it was an urban legend.  Alas, it is here! Beautiful, blue diner style furniture has taken residence in our Teen Area at Robbins Library!  There is more than just booths, there are also high top tables with stools! 

To celebrate our awesomely updated space, we are throwing a party! Join us for the Teen Area "Coming Out Party" Tuesday, April 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  There will be a movie and float making in the Teen Area!  To be specific, you'll be able to make Root Beer or Orange floats, not to be confused with the floats you might see trudging down Mass Ave in a parade. I can't tell you the title of the movie we will be showing here, but I can give you a hint. While we wont be building snowmen, there will probably be some singing, so feel free to let it go if the urge arises.  It is a party after all! The flyers all around the Teen Area would be another good place to look for clues.  

How were we able to afford all this fabulous furniture?  It was all thanks to our amazing Friends of Robbins Library!  Their fundraising efforts were what made this transformation possible!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Watercolor Workshop!

If you've ever been interested in painting or if you'd like to brush up on your watercolor skills, please join us for our EN PLEIN AIR SERIES on three consecutive Saturdays, April 26th, May 3rd and May 10th, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM in Robbins Library Community Room
Visit different locations close to the library to complete ‘en plein air’ (on location) paintings. Find freedom painting in the limited time frame-  no need  for endless revision. Discover a  new and exciting way of working. At the end of this short workshop, participants will have a series of paintings of scenic locations throughout our town and hopefully a new approach to painting that can be used both inside and outside the studio. Beginners welcome! Suitable for ages 12-18. 
Space is limited, so be sure to register here.  We need 4 registered teens run this program, so tell your friends!
There will be a reception to display artists' work on Sunday, May 18th 3-4 pm

Monday, April 7, 2014

Teen Writers Reading

The Teen Writers' Workshop has ended, but lucky for you, the Reading of their work is right around the corner!  Join us Sunday, April 13th from 2:30 to 4:00 PM in the Robbins Library Community Room as we celebrate the culmination of the Winter Teen Writers' Workshop lead by local author Lynette Benton. Listen to powerful writing, enjoy refreshments and celebrate teen creativity.  

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Teen Events April 6th - 12th


Writers' Workshop for Teens
Mondays twice a month for five sessions.
Mondays: Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 24, Apr 7
6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Robbins Library Teen Area
Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects. Ms. Benton will inspire and guide you on your writing journey. Bring writing you’ve been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry). 
Teens will meet in the Teen area and  together with Lynette  write. Please register here


LGBTQ Teen Drop-In Night
Wednesday, April 9th
7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Robbins Library Community Room
Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or questioning teen?  Are you an ally for LGBTQ teens?  If you answered yes to either of these questions then the Boston Area Homeschool Queer/Straight Alliance wants you to come to this event!  Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy a night of fun.  There will be music, snacks, and time to chat.  This event is cosponsored by the Boston Area Homeschool QSA and the Robbins Library.

Doctor Who After Hours
Friday, April 11th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Robbins Library Community Room
Calling all Teen Doctor Who fans! The Robbins Library will be screening 3 episodes of the new series. The night will also include pizza and trivia.  Start looking for your sonic screwdriver now!  You don't want to miss your appointment with the Doctor. 
This event will be happening on a Friday night when the library is closed.  Teens will have to come into the Community Room side entrance.  All attendees should be in the building by 6:00 PM as to not disturb the screening of the episodes.
Please register here.
If you need to contact the facilitators during or an hour prior to the event then call 781-316-3246.