A Salute to Unsung Heroes during Black History Month

Did you know Black History Month started out as Negro History Week in 1926? Historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared Negro History week as the second week of February because the dates were aligned with the on-going  birthday celebrations of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. They encouraged public school teachers to include […]

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Linebarger Goggan Donates $50,000 to New Downtown Library

Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library will provide invaluable experiences, services and learning opportunities to residents of all ages. Supporting quality education for the community was one of primary reasons partners at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson chose this year to contribute $50,000 toward the $30 million library project. The three-story, 80,000-square-foot library is set to […]

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Sandra Brown is the Building a Dream Gala’s Featured Guest

Please join us for the first Building a Dream gala to support the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2018.  The first Building a Dream will benefit the Friends & Foundation’s DREAM: Central – Building the Library of Tomorrow campaign.  Funds raised through this campaign will provide furniture, fixtures, […]

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Virtual Reality Experience Gives Teens Their First Look at a New World

It’s 2017 and virtual reality, or VR, is here. You may have seen commercials full of people wearing headsets, but have you tried it out? The Arlington Public Library is giving teens and tweens the chance to try VR firsthand at Virtual Reality Experience. Virtual reality is a digital simulation of a three-dimensional environment, which can be interacted with using […]

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Scribblers Print Society seeks Daring Young Writers

Do you know any daring young writers? Creative 8-12 year olds are invited to join Scribblers Print Society, a unique writers club meeting this spring in immersive environment that provide new, exciting experiences each week. Scribblers meets on Wednesday afternoons beginning February 8. Each meeting takes place at a different unique Arlington landmark. Locations include the Arlington Biz Talk Radio […]

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Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African-American Past

Do you know about the early African-American business & residential community in central Arlington called “The Hill?” Have you heard about the African-American soldiers and sailors from Arlington that served in WWI and WWII? Do you know about one of the first African-American business owners in Arlington, what businesses SHE operated, and the sweet car she drove? Join us for […]

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Spring Book and Author Luncheon Features Local Writers

Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for their Spring Book and Author Luncheon on February 23, 2017 at the Shady Valley Country Club. This annual event is a great opportunity to enjoy an elegant meal and conversation with other book lovers. Tickets are required and are $30 each.  The Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public […]

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See the 2017 Oscar Nominees with your Library Card

2017 Oscar Nominees

The 2017 Oscar nominees have been announced! Have you seen the nominated films? If not, you have almost a month to catch up before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. Here are our copies of titles in the award categories. Click on the links below to request an item. How many can you watch before the winners are […]

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