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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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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.
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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 ...