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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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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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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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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ESL Class Registration Opens Next Week

Speaking English is a valuable skill and the Arlington Public Library is here to help!  Sign up for ESL classes this month with the Arlington Public Library. Classes are volunteer-led and focused on building English vocabulary for beginner to advanced adult learners. Students must register in person on Tuesday, January 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., or on Wednesday, January […]

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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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Register for GED and High School Equivalency Study Programs

Registration for GED and other high school equivalency study programs offered by Arlington Reads opens Thursday, January 5. Registration is online from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or whenever the class is full. Registration is only available online. A high school equivalency diploma like the GED shows that you have high school-level academic skills. These diplomas can open doors to […]

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