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January events at Robbins, Fox

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Mask up in the library

In accordance with Arlington’s mask mandate, face coverings are required.  This mandate applies to individuals aged two years and over except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability. 

Holiday Hours

 Robbins Library is closed on Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  

Upcoming

Friends of Robbins Library present:

Queer Book Group

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room with Remote Attendance Option

This month we’re reading Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Copies can be picked up at Robbins Library, just ask for the Queer Book Group book.  This hybrid event will offer in-person and remote attendance options.  Mask up to join us in the Robbins Library Conference Room on the 4th floor, or email Julia Starkey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom link.   Newcomers welcome! 

Fox Adult Paint Night 

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Fox Library Community Room 

Come join us to paint and meet some other artists. We provide the supplies, you provide the inspiration! All skill levels are welcome to experiment and make some beautiful works of art. 

Libby Tech Help

Monday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room

Love e-books but can’t figure out the latest Libby updates? Want to understand how to listen to an audiobook or transfer titles to your Kindle? We’ve got your back! Stop by our first 2022 Libby session and we’ll talk about downloads, devices and holds. 

Science Book Group

Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room with Remote Attendance Option

This month we’re reading The Code Breaker  by Walter Isaacson. Copies can be picked up at Robbins Library. This hybrid event will offer in-person and remote attendance options.  Mask up to join us in the Robbins Library Conference Room on the 4th floor, or email Nick Glade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom link.  Newcomers welcome! 

Programs for Children

Robbins Singalongs

Tuesdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Sing and dance with our fantastic musicians! Space is limited; pick up a free ticket at the Children’s desk 1/2 hour before the program begins. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).  

Fox Singalongs

Thursdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Fox Library Community Room

Sing and dance with our fantastic musicians! Space is limited; pick up a free ticket at the Fox desk 1/2 hour before the program begins. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).  

Storytime for all Ages

Mondays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

10:00-10:30 a.m.

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Stories, rhymes and fingerplay. Pick up a free ticket  1/2 hour before the program begins.  Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers). 

Mother Goose 

Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25 

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Fox Library Community Room 

Rhymes, songs, stories, & bouncing babies!  For all ages.  Pick up a free ticket at the Fox Desk 1/2 hour before the program begins. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers). 

Storytime for ages 3-5 and their Adults 

Wednesdays, Jan.  12, 19, 26

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Robbins Library Community Room 

Join us for stories, songs and crafts!  Pick up a free ticket at Children’s Desk 1/2 hour before the program begins. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers). 

Ready to Read Kindergarten Book Club

Wednesday, Jan. 19

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Fox Library Community Room

A monthly book club for Kindergarteners where we have a fun discussion, play games, and create crafts! The book selection for each month will be available in the children's area at the Fox Library for pickup prior to the club meeting. Kids can read the book themselves or have someone read it to them.  Registration is required and opened on Dec. 29: https://jankindergartenbookclub.eventbrite.com

Jan. Book: A Friend for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke 

Fun at Fox Storytime

Friday, Jan. 21

Saturdays, Jan. 15, 29

10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Fox Library Community Room 

Stories, rhymes, & fun for kids age zero to five! Pick up a free ticket at the Fox Desk 1/2 hour before the program begins. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers). 

Rockabye Beats

Saturday, Jan. 22

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Fox Library Community Room

 A unique and interactive music experience for the whole family! Includes Spanish language, freestyle dance, musical jams, and more! For all ages, masks required for ages 2+  (including caregivers). 

Bookworms:  First Grade Book Club

Wednesday, Jan. 26

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Fox Library Community Room 

A monthly book club for first graders where we have a fun discussion, play games, and maybe create crafts!  The book selection for each month will be available in the children's area at Fox for pickup prior to the club meeting. Kids can read the book themselves or have someone read it to them.  Registration is required and begins on Dec. 29: https://janfirstgradebookclub.eventbrite.com

Jan.'s book is Katie Fry, Private Eye: The Lost Kitten by Katherine Cox. 

Play Together  

Friday, Jan. 28

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Kids and their caregivers meet up to play, build & imagine with a new collaborative toy. Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior.  For ages 0-5.  Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers). 

Musifiesta with Maura Mendoza

Saturday, Jan. 29

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Robbins Library Community Room 

Join this fun Latin American singalong! This is a bilingual, interactive musical show. Dance and keep to the beat with the egg shakers, tambourines, and maracas. For families and kids of all ages. Pick up a free ticket at the Children’s Desk 1/2 hour before the program begins. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

Programs for Teens

Video Games in Teen Space for Early Release

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 26

1:00 p.m.

Robbins Library Teen Area

Head on over to the library after lunch and play some video games on our television! We have a Nintendo Switch and a PS4 all set and ready to go. Masks must be worn at all times. Grades 6-12. 


This news announcement was updated Jan. 16, 2022.

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