Sunday, December 30, 2012

Teen Events Week of December 30th


TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Wednesday, January 2nd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Area

Share your thoughts for making the library a better place for teens. Give ideas for events, materials, community service opportunities, clubs, and more. Attendees will get Community Service hours. All teens who register will get pizza.

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Hours


The Robbins Library is closing at 5:00 PM New Year's Eve.
The Robbins Library and Fox Library will be closed New Years Day.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Hours

The Robbins Library and Fox Library will be closed December 24th and December 25th.

The Robbins library will be open Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 2-5 so you can pick up last minute DVDs, books, audio books, video games, playaways, and whatever else you might need to last through these two days.  

We will reopen at 9:00 AM on December 26th.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and all that Jazz!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AIFF Poster Contest


Poster Contest Announcement 

Third annual Poster Contest. AIFF invites students from Arlington Public High School and Arlington Catholic High School to submit their art work…
The Film Festival will take place October 23 – 27, 2013 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA.

The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is pleased to announce its “3rd annual Poster Contest”. AIFF invites the High School Students to create the POSTER that will become the face of the 2013 Film Festival. We look forward to many interesting and artistic submissions. 
Poster entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges with expertise in composition, design, public relations and marketing; thus, entries will be evaluated based on visual appeal, content and marketability. The selected poster design will appear in various forms; i.e. print, TV, and web promotions. The winning artist will be announced at a press conference at Arlington’s Town Hall on February 7, 2013 and awarded a cash prize of $500.

Submission Guidelines 
· Must be a student of Arlington High School or Arlington Catholic High School
· One entry per student
· Poster artwork must include:
Arlington International Film Festival 
October 23 – 27, 2013 
Regent Theatre 
· Entries must be submitted electronically; original artwork will not be accepted 
· Entries must be submitted as a JPEG file, minimum 300 d.p.i
· Deadline is mid-night January 13, 2013
· Email file to 2013PosterContest@gmail.com
· Include name, address and phone number

Please visit our website, www.AIFFest.org for more information about the Festival.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Teen Events Week of December 9th

Teen Writers' Reading
Sunday, December 9th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library Community Room
Join the Robbins Library as we celebrate the culmination of the Fall Teen Writers' Workshop lead by local author Lynette Benton.  Listen to powerful writing, enjoy refreshments and celebrate teen creativity.

Teens Only Book Group
Wednesday, December 12th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
Teen Area
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.

"Vixen" by Jillian Larkin, book selection for December, is available the Teen Area now.

Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Name!
Friday, December 14th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room

Monthly movie for teens. We can't tell you what it is, but check back for blog posts or on our Facebook page for hints about this months title. You can also call or come into the library for more information.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Special Event: Teen Writers' Reading

Teen Writers' Reading
Sunday, December 9th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library Community Room

Join the Robbins Library as we celebrate the culmination of the Fall Teen Writers' Workshop lead by local author Lynette Benton. Listen to powerful writing, enjoy refreshments and celebrate teen creativity.

Come on, snacks and listening to some great local talent... AND you still get to sleep in!  You know you want front row seats and dibs on the good snacks.  ;)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays December 4th 2012


1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!
***Please avoid spoilers!***

"Legend"
Marie Lu

"I see the fingers creep closer to his trigger, but one of the other soldiers shakes his dead.  No shooting in the hospital.  The soldier pushes me away and points toward the end of the hall with is gun." (Page 27)

Another book that I've had sitting on my bookshelf for almost a year and am finally going to read!  I've hardly read any of the book, so I can't give an opinion yet.  Feel free to give your two cents if you have read "Legend".

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments

Monday, December 3, 2012

Events This Week- December 3rd to December 8th


Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, December 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Robbins Library
Meet at the Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects. Bring writing you've been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry). This group will meet 6 times this fall, starting September 24th.

Gap Year Presentation
Tuesday, December 4th
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Find out all you need to know about taking a Gap Year. This program is for students (high school and college), parents, guardians, and counselors are encouraged to attend.
Please register here.

TAG
Wednesday, December 5th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library
Teen Area
Share your thoughts for making the library a better place for teens. Give ideas for events, materials, community service opportunities, clubs, and more. Attendees will get Community Service hours. All teens who register will get pizza.

Teen Jewelry Making
Thursday, December 6th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Robbins Library
Teen Area
Beautiful memory wire bracelet with matching earrings in the colors of the season. This fun projects requires no previous jewelry making skills, but makes for an easy introduction for teenagers. All materials provided. Please register here.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Events this week: Games and Cookies!



Teen Gaming @ Fox
Wednesday, November 28th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fox Library
Come hang out at the Fox Library and play some games. We will provide games and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.


Teen Holiday Cookie Decorating
Thursday, November 29th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Come decorate and then eat festive holiday cookies! Space is limited, please register here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  The library is closing Wednesday at 5:00 PM and will not be open until Friday at 9:00 AM.  We will have normal hours on Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

P.S. I hope you enjoy the bizarre clip art, I just couldn't resist using it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays Nov 20th 2012

1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!
***Please avoid spoilers!***

The Night Circus
Eric Morgenstern

"I understand your confidence in her ability, though I encourage you to at least consider the possibility that she could be lost, should the competition not play out in her favor.  I will find a player to truly challenge her" (Page 17)

I have been dying to read this book for a year and I am finally going to do it! I am only 20 pages in, but it is very interesting so far!

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Teen Writing Monday


Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, November 19th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Robbins Library
Meet at the Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects. Bring writing you've been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry). This group will meet 6 times this fall, starting on September 24th.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time to Play Guess Fridays Movie!


Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Name!
Friday, November 16th
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Monthly movie for teens. We can't tell you what it is, but check back for blog posts or on our Facebook page for hints about this months title. You can also call or come into the library for more information.

Let's get guessing!

1) First film in the USA to gross $200 million dollars in the first 3 days.

2) Jeremy Renner was trained by Olympic archers for his role as Agent Clint Barton.

3) This is the first Marvel Film to make 1 billion dollars.

4) The Science and Entertainment Exchange provided a science consultation for the film. 

5) This film was directed by Joss Whedon; however, this is not Whedon's first experience working on a comic book based movie.

Trivia from IMDB.com.  There is plenty more where that come from!



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Events This Week Nov 11th - Nov 17th


Teens Only Book Group
Wednesday, November 14th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
Teen Area
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.
"Notes From the Midnight Driver" by Jordan Sonnenblick, book selection for November, is available the Teen Area now.

Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Name!
Friday, November 16th
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room
Monthly movie for teens. We can't tell you what it is, but check back for blog posts or on our Facebook page for hints about this months title. You can also call or come into the library for more information.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

EVENT CANCELLATION



Going Vegetarian
Cancelled until Further Notice

***This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the coming months.  Check back for updates later in the month.***


Friday, November 2, 2012

Events Week of November 4th to November 10th



Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, November 5th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Robbins Library
Meet at the Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects. Bring writing you've been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry). This group will meet 6 times this fall, starting on September 24th.

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Wednesday, November 7th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Area
Share your thoughts for making the library a better place for teens. Give ideas for events, materials, community service opportunities, clubs, and more. Attendees will get Community Service hours. All teens who register will get pizza.
Please register.



Going Vegetarian
Thursday, November 8th
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Robbins Library 
Community Room
Many people make the decision to become vegetarian when they are in their teens. What are some of the reasons to choose this way of eating? What to say to grownups who worry about protein in your diet. It’s not enough to just not eat meats if your diet consists of french fries, bagels and sodas. What do you need to know to be healthy? Best of all we’ll try making a couple of vegetarian recipes and go home with more recipes and sources of information for those who want to know more.
Please Register.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Teen Writing This Week


Teen Writing Workshop
Monday, November 5th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Robbins Library
Meet at the Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, author of Polish and Publish, to move forward on your writing projects. Bring writing you've been working on (short story, novel excerpt, comedy, poetry). This group will meet 6 times this fall, starting on September 24th.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday October 23rd 2012


1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!
***Please avoid spoilers!***

The Diviners
Libba Bray

"'I can tell your secrets simply by holding an object dear to you and concentrating on it.' There were polite chuckles among the party-goers." (Page 16)

"The Diviners" is a wonderful book.  I was worried that it would take forever to finish, it is pretty giant, but it went by very quickly.  This is my new favorite by Libba Bray.  The audio is excellent.

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments

Monday, October 22, 2012

Events This Week: October 21st



Teen Knitting Workshop
Monday, October 22nd
6:30 PM -8:30 PM
4th Floor
Conference Room
Knit for a Cause.  Knit an Awareness Ribbon Pin for yourself -- or a loved one -- to show your cancer support. All materials for the project will be provided. Knitting knowledge is helpful, but not required.  Please register here.

GSA Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
First Annual GSA Halloween Party at the Robbins Library. Food! Games! and PRIZES! Come meet and socialize with other GSAs and interested youth in LGBTQ civil rights. Costumes and GSA membership not required.

What: GSA Halloween Party
Where: Robbins Library Community Room
When: Saturday, October 27th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Why: For fun and meet other like-minded youth

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday October 16th 2012


1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!
***Please avoid spoilers!***

What I Saw and How I Lied
Judy Blundell

"Margie and I believed in magazines and movies  more than church.  We knew that if we practiced hard enough, one day we'd smoke a real cigarette with Revlon matching lips and fingertips while Frank Sinatra sang 'All or Nothing at All' right at us." (Page 4)

"What I Saw and How I Lied" is a great book.  Fans of both historical fiction and realistic fiction will enjoy this book.

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments

Guess Friday's Movie- October Edition


Movie That Dare Not Speak Its Name!
Friday, September 28th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robbins Library
Community Room 
Monthly movie for teens.  We can't tell you what it is, but here are some hints that should help you figure out the title.  Check our Facebook page for more hints.  You can also call or come into the library for more information.

1- This animated movie is based off the book by Neil Gaiman.
  
2- Dakota Fanning is the voice of the main character.

3- This movie was directed by the director of the Nightmare before Christmas.

4- It is the first stop-motion animated movie to be shot completely in 3-D.

5- Constructing 1 puppet of the main characters took 10 people 3-4 months.  There were 28 different puppets used for the main character. 

6- Superglue and baking soda was used to make the on-screen snow.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

To Review October 7th - October 13th


 Here is a recap of all the books I've read this week (and last week... my bad) and a sentence or two of my opinions of them.


Lockdown
by Alexander Gordon Smith
Thoughts: I couldn't put this book down!  It is action-packed and the prison is TERRIFYING!

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Thoughts:  I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I hadn't waited until the day of a book club to read it.  I really liked the beginning, but the end fell flat;  this could have been because it was too dense to read in one sitting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday October 9th 2012


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Any one can participate! Just
1-Grab your current read.
2-Let the book fall open to a random page.
3-Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
4- Please share the title and author of the book to allow people to find the book if they like the teaser you’ve given!

***Please avoid spoilers!***

"Lockdown: 
Escape From Furnace"
Alexander Gordon Smith

“The cherries on the sick cake that lay before me- the sight that really struck fear into my  heart- were the two creatures who trotted otu after their master.  If the devil had dogs, it would be these.”  (Page 56)

I'm really enjoying this book!  There are still copies available in the Teen Area for check out.  Attend our Teens Only Book Group Wednesday, October 10th @ 3:00 PM to share your opinions on this book.

Feel free to share your teaser sentences by adding a comments.

Teen Events Week of October 7th 2012


TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
Tuesday, October 9th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Area
Share your thoughts for making the library a better place for teens.  Give ideas for events, materials, community service opportunities, clubs, and more.  Attendees will get Community Service hours.

All teens who register here will get pizza.


Teens Only Book Group
Wednesday, September 10th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robbins Library
Teen Area

This book group meets the second Tuesday 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.
"Lockdown" by Alexander Gordon Smith, book selection for October, is available the Teen Area now.