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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Spring Break Story Bonanza has Events for All Ages

“Once upon a time…” These four simple words hold a multitude of possibilities. From March 11 through March 16, Arlington Public Library celebrates the art of storytelling with Spring Break Story Bonanza, 16 programs for a variety of ages.  These events are created to inspire and empower, as everyone is a storyteller. If you’ve ever described a dream, explained why […]

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Teens can Be the Source of Change during Teen Tech Week 2017

Arlington teens will be tuning in as the Arlington Public Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week™ from March 4 to 10. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, Be the Source of Change, to raise awareness about how the Arlington Public Library creates a space to extend teens’ learning […]

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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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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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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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