Library on Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Library on Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2021

Every year the City of Arlington joins cities across the country to participate in the MLK Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year the program and events are virtual but are still focused on walking the dream that Dr. King placed ...

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Preparing your 2020 Taxes at the Arlington Public Library

Preparing your 2020 Taxes at the Arlington Public Library

January 14, 2021

Editor's note: AARP appointments at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library and VITA appointments at the East Library and Recreation Center have been fully booked and are no longer available.

Editor's note: The times for AARP appointments at the Ge...

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Arlington First City in Country to Achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for Municipal Buildings

Arlington First City in Country to Achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for Municipal Buildings

January 12, 2021

The City of Arlington has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Arlington is the first city in the United States to be recognized for implementing the most stringent protoc...

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Best of 2020: Staff Recommendations

Best of 2020: Staff Recommendations

December 31, 2020

We’ve experienced a lot of changes this year, but one thing that did not change was the amazing selection of books published in 2020. From children's picture books to young adult fantasies this year provided something for all.  

Picture books...

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Art is for Everyone: Jessica Brewer

Art is for Everyone: Jessica Brewer

December 29, 2020

The Arlington Public Library’s ‘Art is for Everyone’ series continues into 2021 with featured artist, Jessica Brewer. In January, Jessica will be teaching the community how to make amigurumi, which are crocheted stuffed yarn creatures, through fre...

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Library on Topic: Kwanzaa

Library on Topic: Kwanzaa

December 26, 2020

The celebration of Kwanzaa is from December 26th through January 1st every year. The holiday is not a religious holiday nor is it in competition to replace Christmas. As a holiday it is a fairly new holiday established in 1966 by Maulana Kerenga, ...

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Library on Topic: Christmas in the United States of America

Library on Topic: Christmas in the United States of America

December 23, 2020

The way Christmas is celebrated in the United States of America in the current time has its roots in ancient Rome. Although historically there were many winter and December holidays and pagan celebrations, the December 25th date comes from when th...

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Library on Topic: Hanukkah

Library on Topic: Hanukkah

December 8, 2020

The word Hanukkah in Hebrew is translated into the word dedication. This is a Jewish winter holiday called the festival of lights. The holiday lasts eight days and is celebrated nightly with the lighting of the menorah, special prayers, and specia...

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Contactless, Virtual, and Socially Distanced Services Available

Contactless, Virtual, and Socially Distanced Services Available

December 4, 2020

The holidays are right around the corner and though they will look a lot different this year the Arlington Public Library continues to offer residents services and programs to make the best out of this festive season.  

Don’t have a library ca...

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Juneteenth Community Archive Project Now Virtual

Juneteenth Community Archive Project Now Virtual

December 3, 2020

After careful deliberation, the Arlington Public Library's Juneteenth Community Archive Project team has decided to move forward with item collection as a virtual activity. We will provide the ability to submit items in a contactless way in order ...

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