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UPDATED April 18: Holiday hours in AprilRobbins Library has announced its branches are to close Sunday, April 14, from noon to 5 p.m. because of the annual reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy

Robbins is also set to close on Monday, April 15, in observance of Patriots Day.

Tour the Fox branch library:Fox

Learn more about the Fox Branch Library (175 Mass Ave.) and the Town’s application for a Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program grant to create a new library space in East Arlington. Read about the project, or attend a tour: 

Friday, April 19, 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.

Programs and Events for Adults
 Fox Walking Club 

Mondays, April 22, 29

10 to 11 a.m.

Fox Library

This group plans to meet at the Fox Branch Library’s front door and walk between 1.5 to 3 miles mostly along the Arlington Cultural District and Minuteman Bikeway.  Weather permitting.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation 

Tuesdays, April 23, 30

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 a yoga mat or use one of the provided chairs. 

English NOW! Conversation Group 

Wednesdays, April 17, 24

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

Robbins Library Community Room

Fridays, April 19, 26

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.

Social Worker Drop-In Hours

Monday, April 22

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Robbins Library Conference Room

Struggling to meet basic needs such as housing, food, or employment? A social worker is available to answer questions about social services in and around Arlington.

Plug In to Financial Savvy for Retirement 

Wednesday, April 17

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

"Whether planning for, or are currently enjoying, retirement, find out if you are on the right track to make the most of your retirement income. Plug in to an evening with retired Financial Advisor Maureen Igoe, MBA, CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor), who plans to share her financial savvy ways to prepare for retirement, as well as provide tips on how to manage your money before and after retirement. Maureen will make sense of the financial planning alphabet soup of CFPs, CRPCs, IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and RMDs. Bring your questions. Plug in is supported by the Barry Memorial Fund."

Morning Beehive Poetry Workshop with Arlington's Poet Laureate 

Thursday, April 18

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Robbins Library Beehive Tables, Third Floor

All aspiring and experienced poets are invited. Participants should have 10 copies of a poem they’d like to share with the group. Contact Jean Flanagan at

Speculative Fiction Book Group 

Monday, April 22

7 to 8 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room

This group is for those who like science fiction, fantasy and tales of alternate realities. The group plans to discuss "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia E Butler. Books are expected to be available for pickup at the Robbins Library. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Arlington's Poet Laureates 

Thursday, April 25

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Listen to past town poet laureates Miriam Levine, Cathie Desjardins, Steven Ratiner and current poet laureate Jean Flanagan read from some of their collected works.

Teen Program Highlights

See the full list of Teen programs at

Early Release Game Day - Back From Break Bash

Wednesday, April 24

1:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

Robbins Library Teen Area

When school gets out early, teens can come to the Robbins to play games and do casual crafts. The Nintendo Switch and Button-maker plan to be set up, alongside other games and crafts suggested by the Teen Advisory Board.

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

This news listing from Assistant Director of Libraries Lara Vilahomat was updated April 18, 2024, by Brynn O'Connor, assistant to the editor.