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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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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System Upgrade Scheduled for Tuesday, January 31

We’re upgrading our records system tonight! The update offers exciting new features that will make searching for items even easier. However, some of our resources will be unavailable during the upgrade. Beginning around 6 a.m., Tuesday January 31, the following services will be unavailable: Our catalog Our self-checkout stations Overdrive e-Books and e-Audiobooks These services will not be interrupted: Checking […]

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Stories to Our Children Workshop Helps Parents Write Their Own Books

Stories to Our Children returns to the Arlington Public Library this spring. This free seven-week workshop teaches parents to write stories for their children. Every family has its legends, traditions, and stories to pass down. Sharing these between generations promotes a love of reading, but it also creates lasting family bonds. Stories to Our Children empowers parents to write and […]

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Arlington Alliance For Youth Grants Support Library Events for Babies, Children and Teens

The Arlington Public Library was among local organizations that received grants from Arlington Alliance For Youth on January 20. The Library received six grants in support of programs and events for babies, children, and teens. Craig Weitz, Arlington Alliance For Youth president, drew connections between their dream for youth and the opportunities available for children in The American Dream City. […]

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Science Videos Added to Science In Context

New high-quality educational videos have been added to Gale’s Science In Context. These science videos focus on concepts essential to STEM learning. Gale partnered with Visual Learning Systems, an educational science publisher whose mission is to provide high quality, visual-based content that instructs, challenges, and inspires young learners.  Science In Context added nearly 140 videos. The videos include content on the following topics: Biological […]

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Arlington Public Library Receives National Designation as Family Place Library

The Arlington Public Library was formally designated as a Family Place Library Thursday, December 8, 2016. Family Place Libraries is a network of children’s librarians who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Library has always emphasized early childhood literacy. In 2015, staff began the process of joining […]

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