Annual Events & Celebrations
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The ArlingtonPublic Library's annual FREE pop-culture convention! Join us June 30, for a day full of activities fun for the whole family.
The Library’s third annual Touch-a-Truck gives kids of all ages a safe opportunity to experience trucks first hand.This all-ages event features big trucks and other vehicles in the community, allowing children to sit behind the wheel, climb in the back, or perch on the bumpers. Drivers and operators will be on-hand to answer questions and explain how everything works.
Teddy Bear Carnival
Bring a favorite stuffed animal to this carnival-style event as we play, discover, and romp in the spring sunshine. The lawn at the Southwest Branch will have a festive array of storytimes, activities, and arts and crafts for preschool-aged children to enjoy. This is a come-and-go event, so bring the family and join the fun!
Black History Month Festival
Celebrate African-American history and culture at the Arlington Public Library's annual Black History Month Festival, with performances from local arts groups, displays, and award-winning readings.
Medieval Arts Festival
Experience the Middle Ages as history comes to life! Fascinating exhibits of medieval arts and sciences will be on display. Live demonstrations of ancient weaponry will be conducted by costumed members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and the skills of the Middle Ages. Have fun and get educated at the same time. A hands on experience for the whole family, as they discover another time, together.
Courtyard Celebration celebrates the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Come by the East Arlington Branch Library for storytimes in different languages, performers, musicians, crafts, and more!
Summer Reading Club
Summer Reading Club begins on June 2 and runs until August 4 and goes beyond just books with live events all summer, for all ages. Participate online, or join the fun at any Arlington Public Library location! It’s easy to participate in Summer Reading Club. Just read, record it, and earn prizes. Participate online, or join the fun at any Arlington Public Library location!
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