Category Archives: Library

Learn How to be the ‘Source of Change’ During Library’s Teen Tech Week

Articles Library Teen Tech Week 02 23 17

From robotics classes to hands-on science experiments, the Arlington Public Library will offer a variety of ways for teens to explore, create and share content in a learning environment outside the classroom as part of Teen Tech Week. Arlington will join thousands of libraries and schools across the country in celebrating…

Discover Arlington’s African-American Past at Black History Month Festival

Articles Library Black History Month 07 21 17 02

Do you know the first African-American business owners in Arlington, including a women who said she always kept a gun on her hip to keep her male pool hall customers in line?Have you heard about “The Hill,” an early African-American business & residential community in central Arlington? What about the…

Linebarger Goggan Donates $50,000 to New Downtown Library

Articles Library Linebarger Donation 02 10 17

Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library will provide invaluable experiences, services and learning opportunities to residents of all ages. Supporting quality education for the community was one of primary reasons partners at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson chose this year to contribute $50,000 toward the $30 million…

Author Sandra Brown Featured Guest at Building a Dream Gala for New Library

Articles Dream Central Library 04-05-16

Please join us for the first Building a Dream gala to support the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2018. The first Building a Dream will benefit the Friends & Foundation’s DREAM: Central – Building the Library of Tomorrow campaign. …

Library’s Virtual Reality Experience Gives Teens Their First Look at a New World

Articles Library Virtual Reality 02 08 17

It’s 2017 and virtual reality, or VR, is here. You may have seen commercials full of people wearing headsets, but have you tried it out? The Arlington Public Library is giving teens and tweens the chance to try VR firsthand at Virtual Reality Experience. Virtual reality is a digital simulation of…

Children Ages 8-12 Invited to Join Library’s Scribblers Print Society Writing Club

Articles Library Scribblers 02 03 17

Do you know any daring young writers? Creative 8-12 year olds are invited to join Scribblers Print Society, a unique writers club meeting this spring in immersive environment that provide new, exciting experiences each week. Scribblers meets from 4:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. Wednesday afternoons beginning February 8. Each meeting takes…

Tell Us A Story Writing Contest Opens at the Arlington Public Library

Woman hands writing plan work on note book.

Storytelling isn’t just for scary tales around a campfire. People who don’t think of themselves as writers still use stories every day. Our brains constantly create narratives to explain what we see, feel, and do. If you’ve ever described a dream, explained why you were late, or talked about childhood…

Some Services Unavailable Tuesday During Library System Upgrade

Articles Library System Upgrade 01 30 17

On Tuesday, January 31, the Arlington Public Library is upgrading its records system. The updated software will offer new features that make searching for items even easier. Patrons will be able to compare multiple items, see live updates on item locations, and more. However, some Library resources will be temporarily…