Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Writer's Workshop for Teens is BACK!

Writer’s Workshop for Teens
Mondays twice a month for six sessions from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.
Mondays: 2/9 and 2/233/9 and 3/234/6 and 4/27
Writer's presentation on Sunday May 3 from 3:00-4:30 PM
Meet at Reference Desk
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).
Advance registration required- Click here to register. Registration is filling fast! Don't miss out!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Library Closing Due to Weather!


The Library will be closing at 4:00 pm today and we will remain closed through Tuesday, January 26th. Wednesday's hours have not been decided so check the library website before you come to the library. You can also call the Reference Desk at 781-316-3233 to see if we are open.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Teen Events Week of January 18th

Teens Only Book Chat:
Winter Themed
Wednesday, January 21st
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
No worries if you don’t finish the book, because there is no book!   Just come share your thoughts on any books that have winter/snow in them and enjoy the discussion!  This is a great way to get reading suggestions, as well as share your love for reading!

Teen Martial Arts
Thursday, January, 22nd
3:30-4:30
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens, come learn self-defense! This one hour workshop will include a brief warm up and defense techniques against someone grabbing your arm(s) and/or your upper body. We will also work on defending against a punch towards you. We will pair off with partners so it would be helpful if you brought a friend. Protective pads will be used during the lesson. Fast-paced and fun. 
Registration is required, please register here. Teen Martial Arts Skills needs 3 teens registered to run.


Food Friday!
Friday, January 23rd
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick!  Join us each month for a food tasting event!  This program is for Teens only. 


***Not recommended for anyone with food allergies!!!***

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter at the Library: Programs and Book List

We may not be getting mountains of snow this year, but it is definitely winter! The library is the perfect place to warm up during the frigid winter months! Even though I have lived in Massachusetts my entire life I still cannot stand the winter chill, but love snow! In order to celebrate the beauty of winter without getting frostbite, we have come up with some great programs just for teens!

If you love snow, food, and/or hot chocolate then join us Thursday, January 15th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the Robbins Library Teen Area for the Winter Explosion 2! There will be hot chocolate creations, food themed crafts and snowflakes decorating the Teen Area. 


If you are more of a book lover then come to our Teens Only Book Chat Wednesday, January 15th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Teen Area of Robbins Library. This conversation will have a Winter/Snow theme! If you are not sure what to read, pick a title from the list below or come to the Teen Area and check out the books on our winter themed book display!

Great Books with Winter and/or Snow in them:
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
After the Snow by S. D. Crockett
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
Winter Town by Stephen Emond
Towering by Alex Flinn
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Suite Dreams by Rachel Hawthorne
The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
Brian's Winter by Gary Pualsen
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Blankets by Craig Thompson

Have I missed a great Winter/Snow themed book? Just leave a comment with the title and author.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Teen Events Week of January 11th

LGBTQ Drop In Night: Mixed Queer Media Edition
Wednesday, January 14th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens Only
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 BAHSQSA wants you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy queer themed web series, music videos, and more. Snacks provided. 
This event is cosponsored by the BAHSQSA and the Robbins Library. 

Winter Explosion 2
Thursday, January 15th
3-4:30 pm
Robbins Library Teen Area
Drop in Thursday afternoon for a Winter Explosion in the Teen Area.  Make delicious hot chocolate creations, crafts, and enjoy some seasonal treats.  All teens are welcome.  This event is free!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Protect Yourself! Teen Martial Arts

Want to learn some self-defense moves? Then join us for Teen Martial Arts Thursday, January 22nd from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Robbins Library Community Room.

This one hour workshop will include a brief warm up and defense techniques against someone grabbing your arm(s) and/or your upper body. We will also work on defending against a punch towards you. We will pair off with partners so it would be helpful if you brought a friend. Protective pads will be used during the lesson. Fast-paced and fun. 

Registration is required, please register here. Teen Martial Arts Skills needs 3 teens registered to run.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January Events: LGBTQ Drop In, Winter Explosion, Martial Arts, and More!

Week of January 4th

TAG & Snowflake Craft
Wednesday, January 7th
3:00-4:00 PM
Robbins Library Teen Area
The Teen Advisory Group is your chance to share ideas, plan programs, recommend materials, and much more.  Attendees will receive Community Service Hours.
*Help us make snowflakes for the Winter Explosion 2 Event*

Week of January 11th


LGBTQ Drop In Night: Mixed Queer Media Edition
Wednesday, January 14th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens Only
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 BAHSQSA wants you to come to this event! Meet like-minded teens from the community and enjoy queer themed web series, music videos, and more. Snacks provided. 
This event is cosponsored by the BAHSQSA and the Robbins Library. 

Winter Explosion 2
Thursday, January 15th
3-4:30 pm
Robbins Library Teen Area
Drop in Thursday afternoon for a Winter Explosion in the Teen Area.  Make delicious hot chocolate creations, crafts, and enjoy some seasonal treats.  All teens are welcome.  This event is free!

Week of January 18th

Teens Only Book Chat:
Winter Themed
Wednesday, January 21st
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
No worries if you don’t finish the book, because there is no book!   Just come share your thoughts on any books that have winter/snow in them and enjoy the discussion!  This is a great way to get reading suggestions, as well as share your love for reading!

Teen Martial Arts
Thursday, January, 22nd
3:30-4:30
Robbins Library Community Room
Teens, come learn self-defense! This one hour workshop will include a brief warm up and defense techniques against someone grabbing your arm(s) and/or your upper body. We will also work on defending against a punch towards you. We will pair off with partners so it would be helpful if you brought a friend. Protective pads will be used during the lesson. Fast-paced and fun. 
Registration is required, please register here. Teen Martial Arts Skills needs 3 teens registered to run.


Food Friday!
Friday, January 23rd
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food gimmick!  Join us each month for a food tasting event!  This program is for Teens only. 
***Not recommended for anyone with food allergies!!!***