Build a Better World with 2017 Summer Reading Club

Arlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s construction-themed program begins June 3 and runs until July 29. Readers of all ages can keep busy over the summer with free, live programs; an online tool to track reading; The Arlington Public Library is always working […]

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Spoil Yourself with these Books Adapted into Popular TV Shows

Discover the books behind some of your favorite TV shows. Streaming services, new production companies, and the concept of “binge watching” have changed the modern television landscape. One thing’s still the same: great books are being made into TV shows! Keep reading to see the print versions of some of the most popular shows on today. Click on the cover […]

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Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington for generations to come. “Libraries are foundational, especially for […]

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Your Story: Discover your Family History

Your family history goes deeper than the names written on a genealogy chart, or in a family tree. Documents like marriage certificates, immigration records, military photographs, or other artifacts only scratch the surface of your story. The stories and memories passed between generations give a much fuller picture of a family’s history, but gathering this legacy together can be a […]

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New Non-Fiction Titles are Arriving for Summer 2017

These brand-new non-fiction titles for adults are on their way to our branches! Get ready for reading by the pool with a stack of memoirs, biographies, histories, or other non-fiction books. You can reserve them now by heading to our catalog and placing a hold on them. Happy reserving! p.s. Looked in the catalog and didn’t find that particular book […]

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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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