Hearing Loops: New Downtown Library to feature Assistive Listening Technology

On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved the addition of hearing loops to the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. This assistive listening technology broadcasts sound directly into modern hearing aids, allowing patrons with hearing loss to wirelessly and automatically participate in Library programming. Hearing loops magnetically transfer microphone sound signals to hearing aids and cochlear implants that contain […]

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Courtyard Celebration Showcases the Diversity of East Arlington

Where can you see a fire-breathing dragon, hear music from horns over 10 feet long, and enjoy a snack while you’re watching? Come to the Courtyard Celebration at the East Arlington Branch of the Arlington Public Library on May 13 to experience this and more. “This will be an evening of long horns, mariachi, lions dancing, stepping, song and dance,” […]

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Updated Fiction for Adults includes Beren and Luthien

Beren and Luthien, a new J.R.R. Tolkien story, is among the brand-new fiction books for adults on their way to our branches! Christopher Tolkien has edited his father’s work to present the changes made to this love story as Middle-earth evolved. You can reserve this, plus these other new titles, by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on whatever looks interesting. […]

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New Fiction Arriving Soon

We’ve ordered a fresh batch of new books for adults! See the new fiction on its way. You can reserve them now by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on them. Happy reserving! Search the Catalog Allan, Barbara. Antiques Frame. Kensington Publishing Corporation, 20170425. Ball, Bethany. What to Do about the Solomons. Atlantic Monthly Press, 20170404. Banks, Lucy. The […]

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Library Volunteers Becky and Troy Gillispie are the City of Arlington’s Volunteers of the Month

We are proud to showcase Becky and Troy Gillispie as our dynamic Library volunteer duo for the City of Arlington in April! This married couple splits their time up between two branches, Becky is a Book Wrangler at the Lake Arlington Branch while Troy helps with programming at the Southwest Branch. Becky became a part of our Library Story back […]

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Author, Library Supporter Sandra Brown was Featured Guest at the Building A Dream Gala

Over 130 library supporters enjoyed an elegant evening at the Arlington Museum of Art on Saturday, March 25 for the Arlington Public Library’s inaugural Building A Dream Gala. Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author and long-time Arlington resident, was the series’ first featured guest. The evening included live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and exclusive silent auction items. Guests […]

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Learn Languages for Free with your Library Card

Do you want to improve your career prospects, meet new people, or feel more comfortable when you travel? Learn languages to do all these things at once. Try our language learning software, which is just one of the online resources you can access for free with your library card! Today’s language software gives you choices for how to learn. You […]

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Tell Us A Story Winners are Announced

The Tell Us A Story creative writing contest winners are announced! This spring we are celebrated stories by asking you to tell us a story by submitting an entry to our writing contest. Stories and storytelling are important parts of the human experience. Self-expression stimulates learning and the brain throughout a person’s life. Creative Arlington writers sent in stories, and we’re […]

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