Volunteer to Work off Fines: Give and You Shall Receive

Do you have fines on your library account? For a limited time, volunteer to work off your fines! We’re offering another session of our fine forgiveness program this fall. From Sunday, November 5 to Sunday, November 12, you can volunteer at any library location to have $8.00 per hour waived from your account. Who can participate? Any Arlington Library Card […]

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Medieval Arts Festival brings Middle Ages to Life

This fall, Downtown Arlington will be treated to the sights and sounds of a medieval tournament during the Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts Festival. Swords will ring and sunlight flash on the elaborate costumes of lords and ladies as history comes alive for an afternoon. This free event has something for the whole family to learn and enjoy, from storytelling […]

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A Spooky Evening with Author Rachel Caine

Average housewife Gina Royal’s life was unremarkably happy, until the day a car accident revealed her husband’s secret life as a serial killer. With her husband in jail, a horde of online conspiracy theorists on her trail, and her two traumatized sons having a hard time adapting, Gina transforms. As Gwen Proctor, a hardened single mother licensed to carry a […]

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Free Summer Meals at Select Arlington Public Library Locations

The Arlington Public Library joins other Arlington institutions to offer free summer meals to children this summer. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch at the East Arlington, Southeast, Northeast, and Woodland West Branches every weekday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. This is the Library’s second summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare Food on the Move, a federally funded nutrition […]

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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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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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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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GEAR Up for Robotics Tournament

What happens when budding young engineers are given a robot and a challenge? The GEAR Tournament aims to find out. GEAR, which stands for Get Excited About Robots, is a fast-paced robotics competition featuring NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots. Small teams of players between 8-years-old and the eighth grade build and program these robots to accomplish challenging tasks. The […]

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