Monthly Archives: April 2020

Red Letter Poem #5

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. To Seamus Heaney’s way of thinking, poetry was about providing that “extra voltage in the language, the intensity, the self-consciousness” that raises thought to another level.  Often, we experience that intensity through … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #4

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Let’s admit it: some mornings, the walls of our own homes seem to be closing in and it’s hard to draw a deep breath. We feel the urge to take a … Continue reading

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New virtual library events, Acorn TV and more

Thanks to generous funding from the Arlington Libraries Foundation, we are introducing a new service this month: unlimited access to British shows and film through Acorn TV. Enjoy world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond on any web-connected … Continue reading

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Introducing Acorn TV!

Thanks to generous funding from the Arlington Libraries Foundation, we are introducing a new service this month: unlimited access to British shows and film through Acorn TV.  Enjoy world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, on any web-connected device. How … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #3

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. What I find most remarkable in Susan Donnelly’s poems is how rarely the situations she portrays seem so. She writes about the ordinary days every one of us inhabits; but somehow, … Continue reading

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Red Letter Poem #2

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, is today’s guest blogger. Back in the ’60’s, as a young poet learning his craft, I was drawn to visionaries with a flare for seeing beyond: Hart Crane whose “Stars scribble on our eyes…”; and … Continue reading

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One Word

This month we asked our librarians to share some of their favorite media with one word titles! Possession by A.S. Byatt Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Atonement by Ian McEwan Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee Americanah by Chimamanda … Continue reading

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