All Locations Closed on December 14 for [re]Brary Day, Annual Staff Development Event

December 3, 2018

Library staff from all seven branches will come together on Friday, December 14 for [re]Brary Day, the Arlington Public Library’s annual staff development day. With a team of over 120 employees leading programs, cataloging books, working at serv...

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Touch-a-Truck lets Children Explore Community Vehicles

November 26, 2018

Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for ...

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday and Support the Arlington Public Library

November 20, 2018

This #GivingTuesday, the Arlington Public Library invites readers to Love Your Library! Shop librarian-curated Amazon wish list to donate books to the collection. Each book on the wish list has been specially chosen as something our community will...

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Data Detox with the Arlington Public Library’s Glass Room Experience

November 9, 2018

What is personal data in an age when websites, social media, apps and smart devices all collect information on their users? The Glass Room Experience at the Arlington Public Library offers a way for patrons to take control of their online life, da...

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Write a Book during National Novel Writing Month

November 7, 2018

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month this November with the Arlington Public Library! National Novel Writing Month, often abbreviated as NaNoWriMo, is a movement challenging people to write 50,000 words during November. From amateur authors tack...

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Creative Projects happening in the Maker Space

November 6, 2018

On the second floor of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, the whirring sounds of machines can be heard throughout the Maker Space. This space is designed to let individuals learn and create projects using 3-D printing machines, a Carvey Mi...

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Join a Calm, Productive Dialogue at Living Room Conversations

October 25, 2018

Arlington Public Library will host its first Living Room Conversation, a guided interactive conversation designed to help citizens increase understanding, reveal common ground, and seek solutions, on Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m. at the George W...

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Arlington is Invited to Branch Open Houses

October 8, 2018

This October, the Arlington Public Library branches invite patrons to a series of Branch Open Houses! Library branches are always open to the public, but these open houses are great opportunities to meet library staff, tour the building, discover ...

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Introducing AtoZdatabases for Business and Market Research

September 28, 2018

Beginning October 1, the Arlington Public Library will begin offering AtoZdatabases, an online resource featuring job search, reference & mailing list databases. ReferenceUSA will no longer be available, but library card holders can access 30 mill...

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Arlington Reads Served 388 Adult Literacy Students in 2017-18 Sessions

September 27, 2018

Arlington Reads, the adult literacy initiative of the Arlington Public Library, served 388 students in the 2017-18 school year. Arlington Reads offers free classes in high school equivalency test preparation, English as a Second Language, citizens...

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