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UPDATED May 28: Robbins library has announced its list of May programs and events, to take place at its 700 Mass. Ave. location and the Fox branch (175 Mass. Ave.).

Holiday Hours in May

Robbins and Fox Libraries are expected to be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Programs and Events for All Ages

Fox Branch Library Card Game Night

Wednesdays, May 29

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fox Branch Library Main Floor

Family and friends are all ages are invited to Fox Branch's new community Card Game Night. Attendees can expect a variety of card games, including classics and newer ones, ideal for kids 3 and older and their grownups or just adults.

Programs and Events for Adults

English NOW! Conversation Group 

Wednesdays, May 29

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Fridays, May 31

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom

English NOW!, an Arlington-based group, offers English-language learners opportunities to practice their conversation skills, advance their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar, and make connections in the community.  Participants in these free conversation groups discuss varied subjects under the supervision of native speakers. Zoom conversation groups are also available. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom links. 


Gentle Yoga and Meditation 

Tuesdays, May 28

5 to 6 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

A gentle yoga and meditation class hosted by local studio Lotus Yoga. This is a beginner-friendly class focusing on stretching, breathing, and mindfulness. Bring your yoga mat or use one of the class chairs. 

Queer Book Group: Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy 

Wednesday, May 29

7 to 8 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room with remote option

The group plans to discuss "Scorched Grace" by Margot Douaihy. Copies of Scorched Grace are available at the Robbins Library circulation desk, Hoopla and Libby. Email Julia Starkey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. The book group plans to meet at 7 pm in the Robbins Library 4th floor conference room and on Zoom ( Meeting ID: 832 4689 613).

Teen Program Highlights

See the full list of Teen programs at

Children's Program Highlights
See the full list of Children's programs at
Town Updates

Take the Hybrid Town Meeting Study Committee Survey 

Feedback sought from the public.

Created by vote of Town Meeting, the Hybrid Town Meeting Study Committee has started its work to examine the options and requirements for conducting Town Meeting with both in-person and remote participation. As part of this effort, they are hoping that some members of the public would be willing to answer a few questions. Take the survey by May 31.


This news listing from Assistant Director of Libraries Lara Vilahomat was updated May 28, 2024, by Brynn O'Connor, assistant to the editor.