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UPDATED June 18: Robbins library has announced its list of June programs and events, to take place at its 700 Mass. Ave. location and the Fox branch (175 Mass. Ave.).

Holiday Hours in June

Robbins and Fox Libraries plan to be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

Robbins and Fox Libraries are also expected be closed on Sundays from May 26 through Sept. 29.

Fox Library is set to be closed on Saturdays through July and August.

 Summer Reading Kicked off June 15                                                

This year’s theme is “Read Around the World.” Adults and teens are required to register.

Programs and Events for All Ages

Fox Branch Library Card Game Night

Wednesdays, June 19, 26

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fox Branch Library Main Level

Fox Branch's has started a new all-ages community Card Game Night. There is expected to be a variety of card games, including classics and newer ones, perfect for kids 3 and older and their grownups or just adults.

Programs and Events for Adults

Fox Walking Club 

Mondays, June 24

10 to 11 a.m.

Fox Library

The 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, June 25

5 to 6 p.m.

Whittemore Robbins Lawn (or Robbins Library Community Room in inclement weather)

Weather permitting. A gentle yoga and meditation class hosted by local studio Lotus Yoga. This is a beginner-friendly class focusing on stretching, breathing, and mindfulness. Those interested are asked to bring a yoga mat or use one of the provided chairs. 

English NOW! Conversation Group 

Wednesdays, June 26

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

Robbins Library Community Room

Fridays, June 21, 28

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, June 24

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Robbins Library Conference Room

A social worker is set to to answer questions about social services in and around Arlington.

Drop-in Tech Help 

Thursday, June 27

2 to 3 p.m.

Robbins Library Conference Room

Stop by and ask a librarian any technology-related questions. Email arlingtonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Author Stephen Puleo On The Great Abolitionist, Charles Sumner 

Tuesday, June 18

7 to 8 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

The Friends of the Robbins Library welcome Stephen Puleo, author, historian, teacher, public speaker and communications professional as he discusses his latest book, The Great Abolitionist: Charles Sumner and the Fight for a More Perfect Union.

Morning Beehive Poetry Workshop with Arlington's Poet Laureate

Thursday, June 20

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

New Book and Poetry Open Mic 

Tuesday, June 25

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Robbins Library Community Room

Arlington’s Beehive Poetry Group invites you to the “New Book and Open Mic” series. Featuring readings from recent publications by local poets, followed by an open mic for other poets to share their work. This month’s featured poets are Gary Whited and Matthew E. Henry. Introductions by Steve Rapp. Open mic reading slots will be on a first come, first served basis and open 15 minutes before the start of each event. For more information, contact

Teen Program Highlights

See the full list of Teen programs at

Last Day of School Teen Game Day

Tuesday, June 18

1 to 5 p.m. 

Robbins Library Teen Room

Celebrate the end of the school year with video games and crafts! Teens can come to the Teen Room after their last dismissal and play on the Nintendo Switch, use a button maker and do other activities.

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

Ants on a Log Family Concert! 

Saturday, June 22

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Robbins Library Commmunity Room

Pick up a free ticket 30 minutes before the event starts.


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