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Robbins, Fox events in September

Sept. Events for Children & Teens


Sept. 2021: Summer reading, singalongs, and more!
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 Programs for Children and Families

Robbins Singalongs

Youtube:  RobbinsLibraryKids https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB_79_f-a1_PQnzy0hBVq3A

Tuesdays, Sept. 28, 

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Sing and dance with our fantastic musicians! For all ages.


Robbins Library Children’s Room 

Mondays, Sept. 27

Two sessions:

10:00-10:30 a.m.

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Story time for kids of all ages. Stories, rhymes and fingerplay. Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior.  Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

Fox and Friends Storytime (apolitical)

Fox Library

Tuesdays, Sept. 28

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Rhymes, songs, stories, & bouncing babies!  For all ages.  Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).


Robbins Library Children’s Room 

Wednesdays, Sept. 29

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Storytime for ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 (and their adults) - join us for stories, songs and crafts.

Programs for Teens

Teen Writers’ Workshop

Zoom program, email russellfundcoordinator@minlib.net for registration and link

Mondays, Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29 

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Public Reading: Sunday, December 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Work with Lynette Benton, published writer and writing instructor, to begin or move forward on your writing projects (poetry, short story, novel excerpt).  Classes meet on Zoom for 6 sessions.  

Programs for Adults

Fox Walking Club

Fox Library

Mondays, Sept. 27

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

We will meet at the library and walk between 1.5-3 miles mostly along the Arlington Cultural District and Minuteman Bikeway. This is a great way to stay active and make some new friends in your community. Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health.  All ages welcome!  Weather permitting.

Thursday, Sept. 23
7:00 p.m. 

Naturalist John Root describes the essential roles played by pollinators and other beneficial organisms in our ecosystem and provides guidance on meeting their needs for food, cover, and water. A variety of plants that can nourish these organisms throughout their active lifetimes are discussed, and organic methods for establishing pollinator gardens are also presented. Comments and questions are welcome throughout the program, and handouts with information about attracting beneficials are offered to participants. 

John is a Certified Organic Land Care Professional, and an organizer with Western Mass Pollinator Networks promoting the establishment of pollinator habitat on public and private lands.  He also presents gardening and nature interpretation programs throughout New England at libraries, senior centers, long term care centers, and other venues, and leads edible wild plants walks throughout Massachusetts.

Plug In and Swing!

Whittemore Robbins Lawn

Sunday, Sept. 26

2:00 p.m. 

Join us to kick off the 10th season for Plug In at The Robbins at a free concert, come rain or come shine! Enjoy acoustic swing, jazz and rockabilly with Swing Cafe. The concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. and be held outside on the Whittemore Robbins Lawn directly behind the library if the weather is sunny and inside Town Hall if the weather is rainy.  Plug In is a Robbins Library series made possible by The John F. Barry and Margaret O’C. Barry Memorial Fund.

Preparing for Rainy Days:  Rainwater, Runoff, and Storm control in the Mystic Watershed

Zoom program, register at: https://preparingforrainydays.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, Sept. 29
7:00 p.m. 

More than 10 inches of rain fell in July 2021, six inches over the average rainfall for the month, making July the wettest on record in Massachusetts.  The Town of Arlington and the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) collaborate to manage the effects of increasing stormwater in Arlington and across the Mystic River Watershed. 

MyRWA works with municipalities, including Arlington, to install green infrastructure, like rain gardens and infiltration trenches, to improve stormwater quality and reduce pollution entering our local water bodies. Join Wayne Chouinard,  Arlington's Town Engineer and Andy Hrycyna, Watershed Scientist for MyRWA,  to learn how the region is addressing more intense and frequent rain events and  stormwater runoff.  We will also learn more about Arlington's Net Zero Action Plan, Arlington's roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas pollution to zero by 2050.    Co-sponsored by the Arlington Department of Planning & Community Development and supported by a civic engagement series grant from the Arlington Libraries Foundation. 


This news announcement was updated Sept. 9, 2021.




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