Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Events: Yoga, Food, Books, and a Reading!


Teens Only Book Chat
Wednesday,November 19th
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 you have read, eat snacks, and enjoy the discussion.  This is a great way to get reading suggestions, as well as share your love for reading.


Teen Yoga and Meditation
Wednesday, November 19th
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Laugh, move, and breathe your way to a happier, healthier you. Strengthen your body and calm your mind as we blend traditional yoga poses with fun yoga inspired activities. Both energetic and relaxing, this is a class not to be missed! Please bring a towel or mat and register online: http://teenyoganov.eventbrite.com

Food Friday!
***Friday, November 21st***
This is 1 week early because of Saturday Scheduling
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Come to the Teen Area and sample the latest food trend. This event is for Teens only. ***Not recommended for those with food allergies.***


Teen Writers' Workshop Reading
Sunday, November 23rd
3:00-4:30 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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Events Nov 12th and 13th: Discussion with BAGLY and Movie

Discussion with BAGLY About Local LGBTQA Youth Needs
Wednesday, November 12th
6-8 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
LGBTQA Youth and Allies
Ages 13 – 19
Do you love the GSA, but wish there were more opportunities to socialize with other LGBTQA youth locally? Would you be interested in local programming for LGBTQA kids? What kinds of activities and supports would you like to see in place for local LGBTQA youth?
Please join members of BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth) and BAGLY’s director of programs for a discussion about local LGBTQA youth needs.  Come with all of your ideas and questions  – let’s fill the room!! 

Co-sponsored by the Robbins Library and the Boston Area Homeschoolers Queer/Straight Alliance. With event will replace the LGBT Drop-In Night

Teen Movie: Maleficent
Thursday, November 13th
3-4:40 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Teens, come to the Teen Area after school for a free movie and snacks. This month's movie is rated PG.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tuesday Nov 11th Library Closed for Veterans Day

On Tuesday, November 11th both Arlington libraries, The Robbins and The Fox Branch, will be closed for Veterans Day. Both libraries will open will regular hours on Wednesday, November 12th.

Click here to learn about how and why Veterans Day became a federal holiday in the US.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Upcoming Teen Events w/ Rescheduled BAGLY Discussion Date

TAG 
Wednesday, November 5th
3-4 p.m.
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.


Discussion with BAGLY About Local LGBTQA Youth Needs
Wednesday, November 12th
6-8 pm
Robbins Library Community Room
LGBTQA Youth and Allies
Ages 13 – 19
Do you love the GSA, but wish there were more opportunities to socialize with other LGBTQA youth locally? Would you be interested in local programming for LGBTQA kids? What kinds of activities and supports would you like to see in place for local LGBTQA youth?
Please join members of BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth) and BAGLY’s director of programs for a discussion about local LGBTQA youth needs.  Come with all of your ideas and questions  – let’s fill the room!! 

Co-sponsored by the Robbins Library and the Boston Area Homeschoolers Queer/Straight Alliance. With event will replace the LGBT Drop-In Night

Teen Movie: Maleficent
Thursday, November 13th
3-4:40 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Teens, come to the Teen Area after school for a free movie and snacks. This month's movie is rated PG.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Monsterous List

This is a terrifyingly large list of some the monster (using the word loosely to include things like ghosts and paranormal element) materials that you might libraries own, or at least the ones I can remember.  If you find that I am missing some, which will definitely happen, feel free to write a comment with the title and author/director (if available).


Books

Humor:
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
Drink, Slay, Love- by Sarah Beth Durst
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Eat Brains Love by Jeff Hart
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Lish McBride
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantasky
The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Thirsty by MT Anderson
A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand's
Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Cold Cereal trilogy by Adam Rex
Fat Vampire by Adam Rex
Croak by Gina Damico
Reformed Vampire Support Group by Jinks
Intertwined by Gena Showalter
Paranormalcy- Kiersten White

Romance:

The Gathering- Kelley Anderson
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown- Holly Black
The Morganville Vampires- Rachel Caine
Marked- P.C. Cast
City of Bones- Cassandra Clare
Nightshade- Andrea Creamer
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Twilight- Stephenie Meyer
Beautiful Creatures- Kimi Garcia and Margie Sohl
Alice in Zombieland- Gena Showalter
The Forbidden Game- L.J. Smith
Night World series- L.J. Smith
Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater

Scary:
Ashes- Ilsa J. Bick
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Enemy- Charles Higson
The Immortal Rules- Julie Kagawa
Carrie by Stephen King
Scowler by Daniel Kraus
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Rot & Ruin- Jonathan Maberry
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
Bonechiller by Grahame McNamee
The Forest of Hands and Teeth- Carrie Ryan
Lord Loss by Darren Shan
Zom-B by Darren Shan
Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith
Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith
Marbury Lens- Andrew Smith
The Waking Dead by Robin Wasserman
The Monstromologist- Rick Yancy
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Short Stories
Horrowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz
Pretty Monsters: Stories by Kelly Link
Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales by Various Authors
Prom Nights From Hell by Various Authors
What are You Afraid of?: Stories About Phobias by Various Authors
Zombies Vs. Unicorns by Various Authors

Classic
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Movies


Coraline
Grudge
I am Legend
Insidious
Jaws
Monsters Inc.
Nightmare Before Christmas
ParaNorman
Poltergeist
The Ring
The Sixth Sense
The Village
The Woman in Black


TV

American Horror Story
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Grimm
Supernatural
The Walking Dead
The X-Files


Podcast

Welcome to Night Vale

*Any titles that are highlighted are staff favorites!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pop Up Program: Masks and Skulls!

Join us Thursday and Friday, October 30th and 31st, for a Pop Up Program in the Teen Area of the Robbins Library at 3:00 pm! Decorate spoons and masks to look like calaveras de azucar, or "sugar skulls". The craft will be available until 4:45 pm both days, or until we run out of supplies. This craft is enspired by Dia de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. Click here to learn more about Dia de los Muertos.


Pop Up Programs are activities that happen with little to no notice. These may be posted online or just appear in the Teen Area at any time.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It is Official: Robbins Library is Closed Until Friday, October 24th

It is official. The Robbins Library still does not have power so we have called it for the day. I’m really sorry to say that means no BAGLY Conversation today. We are hoping to reschedule and will keep you posted when we have a new date.
The Robbins Library will reopen tomorrow, Friday. The Fox Branch will be open until 5 pm today.