Category Archives: Library

GEAR Up for Library’s Robotics Tournament with Kickoff Event this Saturday

What happens when budding young engineers are given a robot and a challenge? The GEAR Tournament aims to find out. GEAR, which stands for Get Excited About Robots, is a fast-paced robotics competition featuring NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots. Small teams of players between 8-years-old and the eighth grade build…

Young Readers Play with Puppets During Library’s Spring Break Story Bonanza

Children at the Lake Arlington and East Arlington branch libraries enjoyed an imagination-fueled afternoon of storytelling and fun as part of the Arlington Public Library’s Spring Break Story Bonanza. Puppet Hour, held Thursday at those two branch libraries, was designed for children ages 0 to 6.“We know the children love puppets. So…

Library’s ‘Born to Stand Out’ Storytime Allows Children of All Abilities to Explore, Enjoy Books

As Librarian Ashley Wyche led storytime at the Arlington Public Library one morning, she noticed a small girl having trouble sitting still and staying quiet like the other young listeners. Wyche said she wasn’t bothered that the energetic girl talked and ran happily about the room during the story but she…

Ruthie Brock and Allan Saxe Among Generous Donors Supporting Downtown Library

The Arlington Public Library has received a $25,000 donation from Dr. Allan Saxe and Ruthie Brock in support of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Dr. Saxe and Ms. Brock are long-time library supporters who are excited to continue their advocacy as the library grows. Dr. Allan Saxe learned to love…

Building a Dream Gala, Featuring Author Sandra Brown, Supports New Downtown Library

As the structure of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library takes shape in the heart of Arlington, residents are invited to support the project and share in the excitement at the first Building a Dream Gala, an elegant evening of entertainment featuring New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Hosted…

Library’s Annual Black History Month Festival Features Community Partners and Performances

Community members came together to celebrate Black History Month at the Arlington Public Library’s sixth annual Black History Month Festival. More than 600 attendees enjoyed entertaining and educational performances by local organizations and schools. The event was kicked off with a discovery of the Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African American Past,…

Library’s Spring Break Story Bonanza offers Events for All Ages

“Once upon a time…” These four simple words hold a multitude of possibilities. From March 11 through March 16, Arlington Public Library celebrates the art of storytelling with Spring Break Story Bonanza, 16 programs for a variety of ages. These events are created to inspire and empower, as everyone is a…

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

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

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…