Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Henna Drop-In

Henna Drop-in With Mandy Roberge

Tuesday, July 18th 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Robbins Library Teen Area
Thinking about a not-so-permanent tattoo? Drop by our henna program to receive a gorgeous temporary design! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Introduction & Summer Events Update

Hey Folks!

I just wanted to introduce myself! I am the new Teen Services Librarian, and I am thrilled to be here in Arlington! Please feel free to stop by and say hello. I won't be in costume, but I'd love to learn more about you and your interests!

I also wanted to thank you for your patience as we're transitioning with Teen Summer Reading and events for the summer! As of right now, required school summer reading books are available as well as our Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Our summer events should become available towards the end of this week. 

I hope summer is off to a fantastic start! Thanks for your time, and I look forward to meeting you!



Saturday, June 24, 2017


It's summer, which means Teen Summer Reading is back at Robbins! Stop by our display across from the circulation desk to register in person or sign up online. Then stop by the reference desk to get a bingo sheet to get started! You can count anything from June 10th until September 5th.

I'm looking forward to 'building a better world' with you this summer! Enjoy your summer and stop by and say hello in the Teen Area.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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!!!



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.