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events March Robins

Reminder: Poetry submissions from residents of all ages are due on March 1 for the Arlington Cultural Council sponsored “Talking Chair” project. See the library blog for more information, and send submissions to arlingtontalkingchair@gmail.com.


Singalongs for Infants and Toddlers: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Robbins Library; 10 a.m. Thursdays at Fox Library. Join these fantastic singalong musicians for singing and dancing fun. Tickets 30 minutes prior.

Storytime at Fox Library for ages 2+: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Stories, songs and crafts. Tickets 30 minutes prior.

Fun at Fox! for ages 2+: 10 a.m. Fridays March 2, 16 and 30, and Saturdays March 10 and 24. Join Yvonne for stories and fun. Tickets 30 minutes prior.

Storytime at Robbins Library for ages 1.5 to 2.5: 10 and 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Limit for each session is 15 — pick up tickets at 9:30 and 10 a.m. respectively. Songs, finger play, short stories and silliness.

Storytime at Robbins Library for ages 2.5 to 3.5: 11 a.m. Mondays. Stories, songs and crafts. Tickets 30 minutes prior.

Storytime at Robbins Library for ages 3+: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Stories for kids who love books, songs and a wiggling. Tickets 30 minutes prior.

Youth and families

Family Storytime: 6-6:30 p.m. March 1, Robbins Library Children’s Area. Stories, songs and poems for the whole family. Drop-in, for all ages.

‘Wonder’ Read-Aloud: 3-4 p.m. Fridays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, Robbins Library Children’s Area. Come hear the Children’s Librarians read from “Wonder,” the Arlington Reads Together book. Drop-in, for all ages.

Moving and Grooving: 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 3, Robbins Library Community Room. Move, wiggle, dance and explore with your little one. Being silly and having fun brings us closer and strengthens our relationship with our kids and others. For children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. Older or younger siblings welcome. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes before the program.

‘Wonder’ Book Discussion for Kids and Grownups: 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 8, Robbins Library Community Room. A special Kindness-themed book group for kids and their grownups. Kids in grades 4 and up are invited to bring their adults to a discussion of the Arlington Reads Together title “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.

KINDNESS ROCKS at Fox: 3-4:30 p.m. March 9, Fox Library Community Room. Inspire with a kind message along the way. The Kindness Rocks Project is a great way to send a message of kindness and inspiration out to the world. Paint a rock, write a message of kindness and inspiration, and leave your message to world on your daily path. For kids of all ages. Learn more at

Powers Music School presents ‘Dragons Love Tacos’: two performances 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. March 10, Robbins Library Community Room. Powers Music School presents an interactive musical storytelling of the popular children’s book, “Dragons love tacos,” an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack. For all ages, pick up a ticket 30 minutes before each performance.

Reading Dogs!: 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 13 and 27, Fox Library. Whether your child is a reluctant reader or an enthusiastic bookworm, a Reading Companion Dog transforms reading into a special, warm, and furry experience. For new or experienced kid readers. Sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one session at the Fox Library Circulation Desk 30 minutes before the program.

Lego Robotics with Empow Studios: 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 14, Fox Library Community Room. Gear up for a program that combines engineering and programming using EV3, the newest generation of Lego Mindstorms. Empow Studios instructors teach the connection between code and physical action while kids work in pairs to create robots that walk, drive, and play sound when triggered. Sensors help the robot make autonomous decisions, and kids learn to code using movement, loops, switches, and more. For ages 8-12, pick up a ticket 30 minutes prior.

PLUGGED iN TO LiFE iTSELF: 7-9 p.m. March 14, Robbins Library Community Room. While Auggie was born with his facial difference, movie critic Roger Ebert’s came in late adulthood with the diagnosis and treatment for cancer which necessitated the removal of his lower jaw, costing him the ability to speak and leaving him severely disfigured. The documentary “Life Itself” recounts a story that has been described as “personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent,” just like “Wonder.” The film explores Ebert’s career as a film critic and his battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m.

Lou’s Upcycles: 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 15, Robbins Library Community Room. This fun program teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing. Participants will learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing. Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from non-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. Each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile. For ages 8-12, limited to 15 participants. Pick up a ticket 30 minutes prior.

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