Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy 2017!!!: Happening this New Year!

Robbins Library will be closed Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd due to the New Year's Day holiday. We will have our regular Tuesday hours on January 3rd. 

Looking for something to do? Here are some of the programs we are offering at the beginning of January for those in Grades 6-12.

Teen Opinion Time
Tuesday, January 3
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
Thursday, January 5
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.

Early Release Movie- KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Tuesday, January 10
1:30-3:15 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Enjoy the early release day with snacks and a screening of Kubo and the Two Strings in the Teen Area. Open to those in grades 6-12. 


GSA Summit: Supporting and Sustaining Your GSA
Saturday, January 14
2-6 p.m.
Fox Library Community Room
GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance) and QSAs (Queer Straight Alliance) play an important role in every school and community, much more than just a social club. Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network (Queer Mystic), the Boston Area Homeschoolers QSA, and the Robbins Library invite you to join us in discussing ways to maintain a robust GSA for years to come. Discussion followed by a post conference party!  Refreshments will be provided. Open to ages 12-19, membership to a GSA not required. ASL Friendly. This space is not wheelchair accessible. 
Questions? Contact Aimee at avillet@minlib.net or 781-316-3204

Check back for details for more of our Teen Programs being offered later in January.

GSA Summit: Supporting and Sustaining Your GSA

GSA Summit: Supporting and Sustaining Your GSA
Saturday, January 14
2-6 p.m.
Fox Library Community Room

GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance) and QSAs (Queer Straight Alliance) play an important role in every school and community, much more than just a social club. Mystic LGBTQ+ Youth Support Network (Queer Mystic), the Boston Area Homeschoolers QSA, and the Robbins Library invite you to join us in discussing ways to maintain a robust GSA for years to come. Discussion followed by a post conference party!  Refreshments will be provided. Open to ages 12-19, membership to a GSA not required. ASL Friendly. This space is not wheelchair accessible. 

Questions? Contact Aimee at avillet@minlib.net or 781-316-3204

***The Fox Library is located at 175 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington. If you show up to the Robbins Library then you will be at the wrong place!***

Monday, November 28, 2016

December Events: LGBTQ+ Drop In, Food Friday and

Winter is Coming...

How is it almost December? Where has 2016 went? Okay, I need to just get over the fact that winter is nipping at our heals. Time to focus! I know this time of year is very hectic with holiday parties and projects due before December break so I hope you aren't shocked to notice that we've front-loaded our programming for the month. Here is our super concentrated program schedule for December!


LGBTQ+ Drop In
Thursday, December 1
3:30-5 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.

Food Friday!
Friday, December 2
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.

Early Release Movie and Games: Finding Dory
Tuesday, December 6
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Enjoy the early release day with snacks, a screening of Finding Dory and Wii U games in the Community Room. Open to those in grades 6-12. 

Teen Hour+ of Code
Thursday, December 8
3-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
Are you curious about coding? Do you already know how to code but would like to meet more people who are into coding? If you answered yes to either of these questions then come to our Hour+ of Coding event! This events is just for youth in Grades 6-12.
Space is limited so reserve your spot at https://rltcode1.eventbrite.com/


Teen Writers’ Workshop Reading
Sunday, Dec 11
3:00-4:30 p.m.
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 by the Reference Desk or find me in the Teen Area for more information about these program, or if you just want to pop into say hello.

Holiday Hours

The Robbins Library and Fox Library will be closed Saturday, December 24-Monday December, 26. This is due to Christmas landing on a Sunday. The Robbins Library will have regular 9-5 hours on December 31. Again, New Year's lands on a Sundays so the library will be closed Sunday, January 1 as well as Monday, January 2.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Upcoming Happenings: Forensic Science and Special Closings

Forensic Science Road Show
Thursday, November 17
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Venture into the world of CSI with this interactive program that introduces you to the fascinating subject of forensic science.  Subjects include:   Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, Functions of Forensic Scientist, Blood, DNA, Fingerprints, Metal Detectors, Footwear Impressions.  For grades 6-12.

Robbins Library will be closed on Friday, November 18th for our yearly Staff Development Day. The Fox Library will be open for your convenience.

The Robbins Library and Fox Library will be closed at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23 and will remain closed through Thursday, November 24. Both libraries will be open regular hours on Friday, November 25.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Voting Day is Tuesday, November 8!!!


Congrats to those of you voting in your first election! If you are unsure of where to go or the details of your ballot then you have come to the right place. You can find all the information you need about voting by going to Massachusetts's Election Division website. The website is easy to navigate, but here are the most important links for you to have as you go in for voting:
  • Click here and enter your address to find out where you can vote and what will be on your ballot. It is more than just the presidency! 
  • Want to know more about the different Ballot Questions you will be voting on? Click here for the Massachusetts Information for Voters 
  • Depending on a few factors, you may be asked to show identification when checking in at your polling location, click here for more information on this.
  • Click here to learn about your voting rights. You may not have to know all of these, but it is good to have the information just on the off chance something comes up.
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m on Tuesday, November 8th. According to your voting rights, if you are in line at a polling location at 8:00 p.m. then you have a right to vote. You may be considered young to many, but your voice still matters.

I know many of you are too young to vote in our national election, but you can still express your opinions by voting for candy in the Teen Area and/or voting in Children's election of Gerald vs. Piggy for president!

Happy voting everyone!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Book Review: The Lovely Bones

The moment I saw The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold on the table of the library, I knew I needed to read it. Not because it was recently turned into a movie. Not because the cover attracted me. Well, maybe both are slightly true, but the real reason is the story started with death.

Now you’re probably thinking I’m some crazy person with weird tastes and you might be correct, but I’ve always been interested in what authors have to say about afterlife and grief. Like most others, I know people who’ve died and met people who lost a family member, so those thoughts naturally are in my head.

I was glad I knew the book was going to be depressing before I started. Right away, the main character Susie died and went to her heaven. I tried to think of the book as a story of hope, teaching that there is light in the darkness. Soon I realized my thoughts became true as the story went on. If I got too lost in depressing aspects of the book, I never would notice the simple beauty and joy that was snuck in here and there. Those calm moments were what kept me reading.

After Susie comes to her heaven, she learns she can watch the living. She watches her family from her heaven, often annoyed by the limits of her abilities. Her family tries to move on, but at the same time feel guilty of the whole situation. Characters weave into their lives, most staying for the whole book.

I found it beautiful how The Lovely Bones was narrated by Susie. It was clear each sentence was said by her. I didn’t feel like I was Susie, I was Susie. This strengthened the book and kept me reading.

Another thing I liked about the book was how it raised questions about family. It talked about how some people never wanted to make a family but still ended up in one. It delved into the topic of sibling rivalry even though one may be gone. The book also explored how it's still possible to forgive a family member even after they ran away from you.

All these topics reminded me how powerful a family can be and how wonderful it is to be part of one.

Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones was a beautiful story to read and I highly recommend it to those in search of a unique tale.

- Darcy, Teen Volunteer

Monday, October 31, 2016

November Happenings: Forensic Science, Book Group, Movie, and more!

November is the start of the holiday season and is the month of our Staff Development Day so be on the lookout for days when the library wont be open. Here are the dates in November when the library is closed:
Friday, November 11 for Veterans' Day
Friday, November 18 for Staff Development Day
Wednesday, November 23 we close at 5pm and are Closed through Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.
*Please note this doesn't include closings due to weather or other unscheduled events.

We have some really great programs lined up for November so let's jump in!

Early Release Day Movie:
The Book of Life
Tuesday, November 1
1:30-3:00ish p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Join us for a screening of The Book of Life and snacks in the Teen Area!

LGBTQ+ Drop In
Thursday, November 3
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Elevator to LLR
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.


To Be Teen Book Group
Tuesday, November 15
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
oin us for our new bimonthly book group just for youth in grades 6 and 7. November’s book is The Last Boy at St. Edith's by Lee Gjertsen Malone. Copies are available to pick up in the Teen Area.

Forensic Science Road Show
Thursday, November 17
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Venture into the world of CSI with this interactive program that introduces you to the fascinating subject of forensic science.  Subjects include:   Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, Functions of Forensic Scientist, Blood, DNA, Fingerprints, Metal Detectors, Footwear Impressions.  For grades 6-12.

I have not listed the Teen Writer's Group or the Girls Who Code Club in this list of events because those programs are filled. You also may have noticed that Food Friday is not happening in November, this is due to all the holidays and Friday closings in the month. Don't worry, Food Friday will be back on December 2nd!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Horror! Book and Movie List

Halloween is just around the corner, or weekend to be exact! Now is the perfect time to get in the spirit with some terrifying books and movies. There is a display in the Teen Area with some of these titles; come in and pick your poison.

Enclave- Ann Aguirre
Shutter- Courtney Alameda
Bad Girls Don’t Die– Katie Alender
Dead Girl of Hysteria Hall- Katie Alender
The Night Gardener- Jonathan Auxier
Doll Bones- Holly Black
White Spaces- Ilsa Bick
The Bunker Diaries– Kevin Brooks
World War Z- Max Brooks
Through the Woods- Emily Carroll
A New Darkness- Joseph Delaney
Coraline- Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman
What happened to Cass McBride?- Gail Giles
Feed- Mira Grant
Half Bad– Sally Green
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin
Carrie- Stephen King
Scowler- Daniel Kraus
And the Trees Crept In- Dawn Kurtagich
Daughters Unto Devils- Amy Lukavics
The Women in the Walls- Amy Lukavics
In the After- Demitria Lunetta
I Hunt Killers- Barry Lyga
A Madness So Discreet- Mindy McGinnis
A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness
This Dark Endeavor- Kenneth Oppel
The Nest- Kenneth Oppel
Amity- Micol Ostow
Asylum- Madeleine Roux
The Forest of Hands and Teeth- Carrie Ryan
White Crow- Marcus Sedgwick
Cirque Du Freak- Darren Shan
Thirteen Chairs- Dave Shelton
The Madman's Daughter- Megan Shepherd
Full Tilt- Neal Shusterman
Lockdown- Alexander Gordon Smith
Welcome to the Dark House- Laruie Faria Stolarz
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea- April Genevieve Tucholke
The Monstrumologist- Rick Yancey
Hotel Ruby- Suzanne Young

Short Story Collections
Extremities- David Lubar
Gotchic! Ten Original Dark Tales- Various Authors
Horowitz Horror: Stories You'll Wish You'd Never Read- Anthony Horowitz
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys- Various Authors

Horror Movies (keeping it PG-13 here):
The Boy
Cloverfield
Drag Me To Hell
Insidious
Mama
Ouija
The Ring
Woman in Black
World War Z


Check out the Monster List from two years ago with even more scary books and media.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2016 Teens' Top Ten Book List!

Teens voted for the favorite books published last year and here are the winners!





Alive by Chandler Baker

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

The Novice by Taran Matharu

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

When by Victoria Laurie

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten


Click the titles of the books to see if they are available at the library. There is only one book that we don't own, as of the date of this post, but I've added it to my next list of books to order.


Want to nominate your favorite books from this year for the 2017 list? 

Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via this form. Book title nominations submitted in the current year will be used for consideration of the following year’s list of nominees. For books to be eligible for consideration, they must be published between January 1– December 31, 2016.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Upcoming programs: Ghostbusters and Coding!


Early Release Movie and Gaming
Tuesday, October 18
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Enjoy the early release day with snacks, a screening of Ghostbusters (2016), and Wii U in the Community Room. Open to those in grades 6-12. 


Girls Who Code Club
Wednesdays Starting October 19 through June 14
Robbins Library Community Room
A club for girls (based on identity) interested in coding. Open to those in grades 6 through 12. All levels of coders welcome; this is a self directed learning environment with projects available based on personal knowledge base. Space is limited and will be first-come, first-served. Click here for more details.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Girls Who Code: Spaces are Available!

Are you a girl in grades 6-12 who is interested in coding? Then we have a club for you! The Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will run Wednesdays, except for vacation weeks, from October 19 through June 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m in the Community Room.

What is a Girls Who Code Club?
A GWC Club is a group where girls learn coding skills, meet girls with similar interests, and discover how these skills can get them a job in the tech industry.

The curriculum is provided free of charge by the organization Girls Who Code. Each session you will work at your own pace on a project based on your knowledge level allowing for the group to consist of girls with a variety of experiences with coding. Some will have no or littler experience, while others may already have a moderate level of knowledge. There will be three instructors to help answer questions you may have and a support system of 23 other girls to encourage you along the way. Some sessions may include a guest speaker of a woman working in the tech industry who is there to share her experiences.

Click here for more information about the Girls Who Code organization and to find other clubs in the area.

How many spaces are available?
We have purchased enough Chromebooks for 12 girls to use during this program, but we will open the club up to 12 more girls who are able to provide their own laptop.

Can I use my tablet?
I know many people have tablets, but the program you will be using to learn coding will not work on them.

How do I join?
After our Open House, we still have spaces available. Fill out our online form here to sign up for the lottery. We will contact girls who have gotten into the club between Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 13. Forms will be accepted before 9 am on Wednesday, October 12.  Update: Spaces will be filled first come first serve. We will contact girls if they have gotten into the club before 9 pm on Tuesday, October 18. Please read the entire form and fill it out accurately.

What if I have more questions about the club?
Call us at 781-316-3233 and we will be happy to answer them!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

October Happenings: Writers, Coding, LGBTQIA, Food

Writers Workshop for Teens
Every Other Monday
October 3, 17 and 31
6-7:30pm
Robbins Library Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, published writer and writing instructor, to begin or move forward on your writing projects. Ms. Benton will inspire and guide you on your writing journey. If you wish, bring writing you’ve been working on (short story, novel excerpt, poetry). The group meets every other Monday for six sessions.  For ages 12-18.  
Click here to register.

LGBTQ+ Drop In
Thursday, October 6
3:30-5 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.

Early Release Movie and Gaming
Tuesday, October 18
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
Enjoy the early release day with snacks, a screening of Ghostbusters (2016), and Wii U in the Community Room. Open to those in grades 6-12. 


Girls Who Code Club
Wednesdays Starting October 19 through June 14
Robbins Library Community Room
A club for girls (based on identity) interested in coding. Open to those in grades 6 through 12. All levels of coders welcome; this is a self directed learning environment with projects available based on personal knowledge base. Space is limited, check back for specifics on how to be entered into the club.

Food Friday!
Friday, October 28
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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Working Hard for the Money Book List

A book list about characters who are working their butts off. Some of their jobs may be less traditional than others, but who am I to judge the value of a hard days or nights work?


Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Character: Gabe
Job: Radio DJ

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Character: Macy
Job: Works as part of a catering company


Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
Characters: Tessa and Lucas

Jobs: Works at Tessa's family's grocery store


Character: Vera
Job: Delivers pizzas

Character: Sam
Job: Works at a fast food joint and moonlights as a necromancer

The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
This whole series is choke full of hardworking characters. 


Character: Cinder
Job: Mechanic

Character: Scarlet
Job: Works on her grandmother's farm

Character: Cress
Job: Hacker with the job of tracking down Cinder

Jackaby by William Ritter
Character: Abigail
Job: Helps investigate paranormal murders

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Character: Doug
Job: Delivers groceries

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Character: Joan
Job: Maid

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Sheperd
Character: Juliet
Job: Maid at a college

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Character: Blue
Job: Waitress

Character: Adam
Job: Mechanic

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Characters: Darcy
Jobs: Writer

Am I missing titles? Please comment with more suggestions!
This post was inspired by The HUB's blog post that can be found here.



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Girls interested in coding, lend me your eyeballs!

Are you a girl in grades 6-12 who is interested in coding? Then we have a club for you! The Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will run Wednesdays, except for vacation weeks, from October 19 through June 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m in the Community Room

What is a Girls Who Code Club?
A GWC Club is a group where girls learn coding skills, meet girls with similar interests, and discover how these skills can get them a job in the tech industry. 

The curriculum is provided free of charge by the organization Girls Who Code. Each sessions you will work at your own pace on a project based on your knowledge level allowing for the group to consist of girls with a variety of experiences with coding. Some will have no or littler experience, while others may already have a moderate level of knowledge. There will be three instructors to help answer questions you may have and a support system of 23 girls to encourage you along the way. Some sessions may include a guest speakers of a woman working in the tech industry who is there to share her experiences.

Click here for more information about the Girls Who Code organization and to find other clubs in the area.

How many spaces are available?
We have purchased enough Chromebooks for 12 girls to use during this program, but we will open the club up to 12 more girls who are able to provide their own laptop. 

Can I used my tablet?
I know many people have tablets, but the program you will be using to learn coding will not work on them.

How do I join?
We will be having a Girls Who Code Open House on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Robbins Library Community Room. We invite interested girls and their guardians to an open house to learn more about the club and to be entered into a lottery to receive one of the 24 available spaces. The first part of the evening will go over club specifics and introduce the girls to our volunteers. The second part of the evening will be a lottery for the 24 available spaces in the club. Attendance at open house is mandatory for lottery participation.

Click here to register for the open house starting September 1. Registering for the Open House does not enter you into the lottery. We just want an estimate to how many people might show up for the Open House.

What if I have more questions about the club?
All of your questions will be answered at the Open House. 

What if I have a question about the Open House?
Call us at 781-316-3233 and we will be happy to answer them!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Teen Events: Introducing Girls Who Code and TBT Book Group


A new month and new school year means that we are revamping our teen programs! I'm going to highlight some of our new programs but you can scroll down for a list with program details of all of our September programs for Teens (we use this term loosely and mean those in grades 6-12). We are very excited to be offering a Girls Who Code club at the Robbins Library starting on October 19th. We will have an Open House with more information about the club as well as a lottery to be entered for one of the 24 spots. 

Another exciting new program is our To Be Teens Book Group for those almost teens in grades 6-7. I know many of you were disappointed to graduate from Lauren's book groups in Children's and wanted to offer the chance to continue to share your love of reading. This group will meet every other month and discuss a book chosen by attendees at the last meeting. 

While we have infrequently offered Early Release Day programs for teens at the library, we are going to try to offer many more this school year. While I can't guarantee a program on every early release day, I am going to do my best to offer programs on most scheduled Early Release Days. Some programs will be in the Community Room and others will be in the Teen Area.

Back by popular demand will be the LGBTQ+ Drop In afternoons, which will now start at 3:30, Food Fridays, and the Writer'sWorkshop for Teens. Please keep in mind that the Community Room is closed for the book sale for most of September so most of these events will be in the 4th Floor Conference Room or Teen Area.


Event Details


LGBTQ+ Drop In
Thursday, September 1
3:30-5 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference 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.
*Special Note: this month’s meeting will be in the 4th floor Conference Room.


Food Friday!
Friday, September 9
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.


To Be Teens Book Group
Tuesday, September 13
3-4 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference Room
Join us for our new bimonthly book group just for youth in grades 6 and 7. September’s book is Foiled by Jane Yolen. Copies will be available to pick up in the Teen Area by the end of August.





Writer's Workshop for Teens
Starts September 19
6-7:30pm
Robbins Library Reference Desk
Work with Lynette Benton, published writer and writing instructor, to begin or move forward on your writing projects. Ms. Benton will inspire and guide you on your writing journey. If you wish, bring writing you’ve been working on (short story, novel excerpt, poetry). The group meets every other Monday for six sessions.  For ages 12-18. Registration begins September 6 at 9:00 am at http://teenwritinggroupfall2016.eventbrite.com


Early Release Movie:
Zootopia
Tuesday, September 20
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Teen Area
Enjoy the early release day with snacks and a screening of Zootopia in the Teen Area. Open to those in grades 6-12.




Girls Who Code Open House

Wednesday, September 28
7-8:30 p.m.
Robbins Library Community Room
This school year, the Robbins Library will be hosting a Girls Who Code (www.GirlsWhoCode.com) club open to girls in grades 6 through 12. The club will meet Wednesdays October,  through June from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We invite interested girls and their guardians to an open house to learn more about the club and to be entered into a lottery to receive one of the 24 available spaces. The first part of the evening will go over club specifics and introduce the girls to our volunteers. The second part of the evening will be a lottery for the 24 available spaces in the club. Attendance at open house is mandatory for lottery participation.
Register for this open house starting September 1 at http://gwcrobbins.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Upcoming Happenings: LGBTQ+ Drop In, Holiday Hours and Food Friday!

 LGBTQ+ Drop In
Thursday, September 1
3:30-5 p.m.
Robbins Library Conference 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. 
*Special Note: this month’s meeting will be in the 4th floor Conference Room.

The Robbins and Fox Libraries will be closed Saturday, September 3 through Monday September, 5 for Labor Day weekend. Both libraries will have regular hours on Tuesday, September 6th.


Food Friday!
Friday, September 9
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.