Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Proceeds from the event will benefit Arlington's public schools.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The following is a press release from Fashion at the Fox. This weekend, bargain hunters will be lining up outside of the Fox Library building waiting for the doors to open at Fashion at the Fox, the pop-up store and community fundraiser that has become appointment shopping for hundreds of loyal fans from Arlington and beyond. The sale’s inventory of more than 2,000 items includes contemporary women’s clothing and accessories in like-new condition, many with original tags, vintage clothing and accessories, and an eclectic selection of gently-used house wares. Prices average $4 per item. Fashion at the Fox is located in the lower level of the Fox Library building, 175 Massachusetts Ave. in East Arlington. Hours are Friday, April 27, 5 to 9 p…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Donor will match every dollar up to $2,000 donated this fall.
Editor's note: The following information comes from a Robbins Library release. An anonymous donor has pledged to match every dollar up to $2,000 that is donated this fall to support programs for children at the Robbins and Fox libraries. Library Director Maryellen Loud said the funds are much needed because children are sometimes turned away due to programs being filled to capacity. “With additional funds, the libraries will be able to offer both more of the very popular programs and also to further expand the variety of programs,” she said in a statement. The libraries offer a wide variety of programs for pre-schoolers and children of elementary, middle school and high school age. Library programs include infant and toddler sing-a-longs…
Friday, November 11, 2011
What's open and closed today, Veterans Day parade, libraries to forgive overdue fines in November and a few more things to know this Friday.
1. Weather: Expect a shower or two this morning with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High temperatures could reach 51 degrees during the day, with an overnight low of 34 degrees. 2. Veterans Day Parade: Arlington's annual Veterans Day Parade stars at 10:30 a.m. this Friday. The parade will begin at the Walgreens parking lot, 324 Massachusetts Ave., in East Arlington and proceed along Massachusetts Avenue to Monument Square in Arlington Center by the Central Fire Station. Ceremonies will be held at Monument Square immediately following, to honor all those from Arlington who served their country. 3. Town offices closed today: Due to Veterans Day, administrative town offices won't open again until Monday. This includes Town Hall, …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Overdue materials can be returned at no charge to you, no matter the fines they've accrued.
Start looking around your house for all those books you forgot to return to the library. This month only, Robbins and Fox libraries are vowing to forgive fines charged for any overdue materials, no matter when they were due. Now is the time to bring back all those books, DVDs, videos and CDs that you keep meaning to return but always forget. Amnesty Month lasts through the end of November.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Event scheduled for Friday and Saturday this week.
Editor's note: The following comes from a town of Arlington release. Fashion at the Fox, the semi-annual women’s clothing sale that raises money for the Fox Library and other local causes, has announced that a portion of the proceeds from its sale planned for this weekend will benefit Arlington’s Trees Please fund. In a typical year, Arlington loses between 200 and 250 street trees, but there is only enough money to replace about half in the town budget. To help bridge the gap, the town created the Trees Please fund, an account to which the public can make voluntary monetary contributions toward the purchase of street trees. This past spring, funds from the Trees Please account made possible the purchase of 40 trees that were then planted …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Staff tweeting about local resources and services in efforts to further connect with Arlington community.
Robbins Library has taken a new step toward the digital age. The library is now on Twitter, using the micro-blogging website to tweet anything from new hours at Fox Library to using local resources to remember the death of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. “We thought of it as another way to communicate our services and our resources to people,” said Maryellen Loud, director of the Robbins Library. “We’re trying to reach out to the community in any way that we can. This seems like a good way to keep people up to date as we’re introducing new services.” The library’s twitter account can be found at Twitter.com/RobbinsLib. Loud said she’s hoping to not only send information to library users, but to also hear what they think about the …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Weather, supporting the troops and a bit of history.
Good morning, Arlington! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Weather: Expect some fog and clouds this morning, followed by a sunny afternoon. High temperatures could reach about 83 degrees during the day, with an overnight low of 64 degrees. 2. Cheap meals in town: Each week, Arlington Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more in our feature called Patch Picks. This week, we want to know form you: What are the best places to get a meal for less than $25? 3. Today at Fox Library: Drop by the library, 175 Massachusetts Ave., for music and fun for infants and preschoolers. Ticket pick-up begins at 9:30 a.m., and the event goes from 10…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Catch a glimpse of the events happening in Arlington this week.
Arlington is full of activities and events, from sing-along for children to Wednesday's Farmers Market. Here are a few happening this week: Want more events? Check out our full calendar.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A look at a few upcoming events in Arlington this week.
Here are a few events happening around town this week: Singalong at Robbins: On Tuesday, 10-10:30 a.m., join Sulhina, Liz and others for sing-a-long fun at Robbins Library. Pick up tickets beginning at 9 a.m. Donations for American troops: Every day this week, Barrett & Company Real Estate is collecting donations of peanut butter, jelly and Marshmallow Fluff for Operation American Soldier. Small plastic jars can be dropped off at the Barrett & Company offices in Concord, Lincoln and Carlisle Centers. Evening with Arlington authors: On Wednesday, join three Arlington authors to celebrate the recent publication of their new books. Gary Braver (Gary Goshgarian), Emily Fox-Kales and Elif Armbruster will speak at Robbins Library. Singalong at …