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Robbins, Fox events in October

Oct. Events for Children, Teens, Adults

 

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

Robbins Singalongs
Tuesdays, Oct. 19, 26
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Sing and dance with our fantastic musicians! Space is limited; pick up a free ticket ½ hour prior. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

Fox Singalongs
Thursdays, Oct. 21, 28
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Sing and dance with our fantastic musicians! Space is limited; pick up a free ticket ½ hour prior. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers). 

Storytime
Robbins Library 
Mondays, Oct. 18, 25
Two sessions:
10:00-10:30 a.m.
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Storytime 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
Fox Library
Tuesdays, Oct. 19, 26
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).

Storytime
Robbins Library 
Wednesdays, Oct. 20, 27
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 (and their adults) - join us for stories, songs and crafts!  Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

Fun at Fox
Fox Library
Fridays, Oct.  15, 29
Saturday, Oct.  23
Stories, rhymes, & fun for kids age zero to five! Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

Baby Sign Language
Wednesdays, Oct.  20, 27
10:30-11:15 am
Zoom Event, pre-register at:  https://babysignlanguageoct2021.eventbrite.com
(sign up for all 4 sessions)
In this virtual four week class, we will teach your baby some American Sign Language, and review research and benefits. For parents/caregivers with pre-verbal children ages 8 months and up. Registration required.

Storywalk "Room on a Broom"  Opens
Friday, Oct. 15
Join us for a story walk featuring "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson from Oct. 15 to TBA! Watch for this story walk in the windows of businesses in Arlington Heights. Hosted by the Arlington Libraries Foundation and Children's Services.

Bookmarks Book Group for 2nd and 3rd Graders
Robbins Library
Tuesday, Oct. 19
3:30-4:30 p.m.
This month's read is The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin. We'll talk about the book and do a fun activity. Registration is required and opens on Oct. 1: https://bm1019.eventbrite.com. Books will be available for check out at the Children's Room desk.  Masks are required for all participants.  

Halloween Storytime
Robbins Library
Friday, Oct. 22
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Join us for some not-so-spooky stories and a craft! For kids of all ages. Pick up a free ticket 1/2 hour prior.   Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Book Club
Robbins Library
Tuesday, Oct. 26
3:30-4:30 p.m.
This month's read is Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger!  Required registration opens at 9am on 10/5 at https://pt1021.eventbrite.com. Books will be available for pickup in the Children's Room.   Masks are required for all participants.  

Halloween Spooktacular
Fox Library
Friday, Oct. 29
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Come and assemble one of our spooktacularly spooky crafts!  For all ages.  Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).

Musifiesta with Maura Mendoza
Robbins Library
Saturday, Oct. 30
10:00-10:45 a.m.
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 ticket ½ hour before the program. Masks are required for all participants ages 2+ (including caregivers).
 
Programs for Teens

Video Games in Teen Space for Early Release
Robbins Library Teen Area
Wednesday, Oct. 20
1:00 p.m.
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.

Halloween Party
Robbins Library Community Room
Friday, Oct. 29
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Robbins Teen Halloween part is a real scream! Come in costume or just in your school outfit (school's scary enough as it is, right?) and join us for some fun crafts and a spooky movie! Grades 6-12.

Teen Writers' Workshop
Zoom program, email russellfundcoordinator@minlib.net for registration and link
Mondays, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8, 22, Dec. 6, 13   5:00-6:30 p.m.
Public Reading: Sunday, December 19,, 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

Mondays, Oct. 18, 25

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

Fox Library

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.

Robbins Library Book Discussion Group

Find Happiness through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation

Thursday, Oct. 21

7:15-8:00 p.m. 

Zoom program, register at https://forms.gle/YQgMQsZd3ZLQ4CTR6

Experience ancient practices of breathing and meditation in an informal virtual setting. Discover secrets to increasing happiness in everyday life and learn ways to make it grow each day. No previous experience required. Sessions are led by mindfulness, yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadwhani. The sessions will continue on the first and third Thursdays of the month through December.  Zoom link will be sent the day of the session. Please know that the same Zoom link will be used every week so if you are able to keep it on file you only need to register once. Questions? Email Anna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Guys Book Group

Thursday, Oct. 14

7:30 p.m. 

Zoom program, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting link

This month we’re reading Educated by Tara Westover. Copies can be picked up at Robbins Library, just ask for the Guys Book Group book. Newcomers welcome!

Friends of Robbins Library present: Exploring the Universe From Your Backyard with Joshua Roth

Thursday, Oct. 14
7:00 p.m. 

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

Believe it or not, every type of astronomical target – from neighboring planets to distant galaxies – can be seen under suburban skies with nothing more than your unaided eyes (unaided, that is, except for any eyeglasses or contact lenses you may require for distance viewing). And many of the sights that the heavens are justly famous for (like Saturn’s rings) can be enjoyed with telescopes that cost less than $200. Astronomy enthusiast and Arlington High School science teacher Joshua Roth will give a slide-show tour of the universe’s visual delights, emphasizing those that can be seen with the unaided eye and binoculars. He also will give tips for choosing telescopes, online resources, and books on the hobby and science of astronomy. The session will include ample time for Q&A.

Reel Queer presents: Lyle (2014)

Thursday, Oct. 28

6:30 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Join Reel Queer, An Intergenerational LGBTQIA+ movie series, for a screening of the 2014 movie Lyle.  Lyle has been described as a lesbian Rosemary's Baby. Leah's grief over her toddler's death turns into paranoia when she begins to suspect her neighbors are part of a satanic cult.  The movie’s run time is 62 minutes. Reel Queer is co-sponsored by the Arlington Council on Aging.

Science Book Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 28

7:00 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room 

Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli will be available for pickup at the Robbins Library.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


 

This news announcement was published Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

 

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